The Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department will be hosting the 63rd annual ACU Rodeo on April 4 at the Horse Barn at the Taylor County Expo Center.
Tickets for the rodeo this year are $5 per person and $8 for two people.
Money that is raised from the event is used for services that are performed at the rodeo, and the remainder goes to the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences department activities.
Cassie Veneman, junior animal industry and business major from Modesto, California, says the rodeo has been going on for a while.
“Personally, I have helped with the rodeo for three years. My first year I assisted with the women’s livestock, and last year I was head of women’s livestock,” Veneman said. “This year I’ve taken a new role as head of sponsorships. This will be our 63rd annual rodeo that the Ag and Environmental Sciences Department has put on. It is one of our oldest traditions that is always put on by the students. We (the students) do all the fundraising, planning of rodeo events and handling of livestock.”
According to Charlotte Marion, the administrative coordinator for the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department, some of the events that are coming back for this year’s rodeo are: Calf Scramble, Double Mugging, Rope and Ride and more.
Veneman also said there are some new events and prizes due to a large number of sponsors for this year’s rodeo.
Nicholas Grandell, senior animal science major from Carrollton, said students will be able to sign up soon for events.
“Students are encouraged to participate and will have the ability to sign up and see a full list of the events and other details in the campus center from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. March 28-April 4 in the Campus Center,” Grandell said.
The department will have a veterinarian and a medic at the event in case something happens to either an animal or one of the participants.