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Professor Bios 2019

Featured Professor: Miss Rodeo America 2017  Lisa Lageschaar –  Weatherford, Texas  Lisa Lageschaar of Weatherford, Texas has been involved in the equine and rodeo industry her entire life. Lisa is a first-generation American who grew up on a dairy farm in the small east Texas town of Pickton and did not come from an equestrian background, but her first word (and first love) was “horse.” She developed a strong passion for horses, rodeo, agriculture and the western lifestyle. She is an avid team roper and barrel racer and served as Miss Rodeo America 2017; she traveled thousands of miles across North America promoting rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life. Lisa has a Master of Education in Secondary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from Tarleton State University. Being a positive example is important to Lisa and this belief is…
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Professor Bios for 2016

Katherine Merck – Miss Rodeo America 2016 Katherine Merck of Spokane, Washington, was selected as Miss Rodeo America 2016 after a week-long competition during the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. “It is a privilege to represent the cowboys and cowgirls who carry on the great western lifestyle, values, and traditions that rodeo embodies. As Miss Rodeo America, I channel my motto, ‘live so enthusiastically you cannot fail,’ into successfully promoting professional rodeo, creating new fans everywhere I go, and ensuring rodeo’s legacy.” Before winning the title of Miss Rodeo America, Katherine was in her final year of Law School at Gonzaga University School of Law. In the future she plans to run for a judicial position on the Washington State Supreme Court to promote ethical justice for land use, water rights, and agricultural estate planning. When time allows, Katherine enjoys hunting, target shooting, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, reading…
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