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Seidel Graduates from Tarleton
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 • Posted June 9, 2009

Anthony Chad Seidel, a graduate of Blanco High School in 2003, son of Darryl and Teresa Seidel and grandson of LJ and Martha Wagner, has recently graduated from Tarleton State University with a Master’s of Science in Agriculture.

Anthony started his college life at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, pursuing a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine.

Over the next four years in college, he was very active in campus life and extracurricular activities, holding various officer positions in up to four different collegiate clubs at the same time.

He also participated on the Plant Identification Team, Meats Judging Team and the Market Animal Evaluation Team, earning many top awards and winning the High individual spot at the National Championship Meats Judging Contest.

After graduating in 2007 with his Bachelor’s of Animal Science degree, Anthony chose to expand his knowledge and began the Masters of Agriculture program at Tarleton State. Throughout the Masters program, Anthony continued to be active in student organizations and help with the Meats Judging Team.

Last summer Anthony took a break from his grueling masters research to take an internship with Tyson Foods in Springdale, Arkansas, doing research and development work.

This May he finished his Master’s Thesis, “Effect of GnRH and PGF2á on Reproductive Performance of Swine,” and graduated with a 3.97 GPA. At the time of graduation, he had already secured his dream job in Meat Science Research and Development for Tyson Foods in Springdale, Arkansas.

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