Faculty and students involved in the Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M University participated in the RELLIS Festival & Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell were joined by graduate student, Brogan Horton, and undergraduates, Bailey Carwile, Luis Erazo, Ashley Fuqua, Kaylee Greiner, Jazmin Guerra, Sterling Pieniazek, Brittany Shipp, Wilsey Wendler, Grant Weston, and Haley Wilkins. These students work with ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, the first-year seminar for freshmen.
The Texas Barbecue booth was part of the Texas A&M AgriLife exhibits that also included Healthy Texas, The Gardens at Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M AgriLife Water University. The day was devoted to highlighting many of the programs of the Texas A&M University System, especially those now housed at the RELLIS campus.
The day was spent handing out pamphlets and recipe cards, answering questions about all things barbecue, and demonstrating various beef and pork cuts used for barbecue. As a special treat, samples of Texas Aggie Beef Jerky were given to those who stopped by the booth.
The day was very busy talking to everyone about Texas Barbecue, and we are thankful that we were included in the RELLIS Festival & Open House.