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Hitching Their Wagon to OSU

Hitching Their Wagon to OSU

The relationship dates back many decades and several generations.

President/Co-CEO of Hitch Enterprises, Guymon, Chris Hitch, graduated from OSU. So did his wife, his brother and sister-in-law, his parents, grandfather, cousins and aunt.

“We’re an OSU family,” Hitch said. “The school has been very good to us. It has provided our company with a massive amount of information from studies, advice and education.”

Thanks to a recent $250,000 gift from Hitch Enterprises to OSU’s DASNR, more information can be disseminated through the Hitch Family Professorship in Ruminant Feedlot Nutrition.

“The professorship will advance the science associated with cattle feeding in Oklahoma and the surrounding area,” said Clint Rusk, head of the department of animal science at OSU.

Appointed to the professorship is Dave Lalman, OSU Cooperative Extension beef cattle specialist, animal science professor and the 2013 American Society of Animal Science Extension Award winner.

“Our hope is to identify important issues to Oklahoma cattle feeders and industry stakeholders,” Lalman said. “I truly appreciate the generosity of the Hitch family and am confident that the earnings from this fund will assist us in our work with Oklahoma producers for generations to come.”


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