Butler Ag department hosts interactive open house with guest speaker Greg Lee, retired Tyson Foods chief

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Retired Chief Administrative Officer of Tyson Foods, Inc. Greg W. Lee will be on hand as Butler Community College’s Agriculture Department hosts an Open House on Thursday, April 14 to showcase some of the successful programs and recently renovated high-tech facilities being offered. 

With more than 25 years at Tyson, Lee has a diverse experience in the sales, marketing, operations and general management of the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500. Lee will speak at 6:15 p.m. at the come-and-go event, which kicks off with tours and student demonstrations from 5 to 8 p.m.

“What a great opportunity this is to showcase our facility and our nationally recognized student base,” said Chris Mullinix, Butler ag instructor. “Plus we’re terribly excited to have an industry leader like Greg Lee to be here for this event. I’m thrilled to have him sharing his expertise on the domestic and global food industry.”

Students will be offering several interactive programs featuring their skills and accomplishments, including a look at their student-operated Ag Blog. Visitors can also get a better understanding of the Ag Department’s various degree offerings and program models. 

Unveiled in October 2009, the renovations comprised a new barn and storage space, additional classroom space, student gathering space with wireless internet technology, new furnishings and state-of-the-art technology. Combined with a nationally ranked Livestock Judging Team, the Open House will offer an in-depth look at the success of Butler’s ag programs.  

For more information, call (316) 322-3145 or email emullinix@butlercc.edu

 

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