Food for Thought

How about some Food For Thought?

For those of you that don’t know about Food For Thought (FFT) …

“FFT is a group of Kansas State University students looking to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers. The grass-roots group was started by students coming together to discuss ways to meet the challenges of misconceptions about an agriculture industry removed from its urban consumers. The group includes undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students, as well as young alumni, working under the guidance of faculty advisor Dr. Dan Thomson, the director of K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute.”

The Alpha Omega Chapter is more than pleased to have three of our alumni serving in this group!

Tawnya Roenbaugh, of Lewis, Kan. just completed her MS in Meat Science in May 2011 at K-State. Previously she served as President and 1st VP of the Alpha Omega Chapter during her undergrad years.

Tera Rooney, of Satanta, Kan., will begin her 2nd year of Vet School at K-State in the fall. She served as a past Recruitment Chair and continues to be very involved in the College of Ag.

Jara Settles, of Hoskins, Neb. just received her BS in Animal Science from K-State and will start Law School at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. this fall.

The inner-reporter in me asked Tera why she wanted to contribute to Food For Thought. Her response?

“I thought that the disconnect between pros and cons could be filled with sound information put out by social media efforts of grass roots students.” … someone’s had some media training. 🙂

We invite you to check out their blog at, to follow some fellow K-Staters who often offer an interesting insight to the agriculture industry.



By Robin Kleine


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Filed under Agriculture, agvocacy, food, Kansas State University, livestock, Sigma Alpha, Uncategorized

One response to “Food for Thought

  1. Leisa Pyle

    I’m not sure if this is where I leave a message, but I just wanted to thank
    you folks again for the nice reception you helped put on at the Kansas State Fair for the farmers who had farms in their families for 150 years or more. My parents (Frank and Arlene King) were some of the recipients of this honor. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.
    Leisa Pyle

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