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Morrisville State College lamb is champ at Erie County Fair

MORRISVILLE, NY—Morrisville State College student Ashley Mount and a lamb named “Steve” took top honors at the 2017 Erie County Fair Market Lamb show.

“Steve” is a crossbreed wether bred selected as Grand Champion Market Lamb at the fair, where he was shown by Mount, an agriculture business development student from Towanda, Pa.

Throughout the summer, MSC students have joined Corey Hayes, assistant professor of agricultural business, in showing the college-owned livestock, as well as livestock from Hayes’ business Emerald-View Southdowns.

Jake Jaworski, an agricultural science alumnus from LaFayette, also participated in various showmanship events throughout the year with “Steve,” taking home Reserve Showmanship for Lamb in the college’s annual Spring Showmanship event.

MSC agricultural students and Hayes, of Fenner, are showing “Steve” and other livestock at the Great New York State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 3 in the sheep barn, and at the Eastern States “Big E” in Massachusetts on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2017 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2017 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit