POSTED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 3:48pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 3:49pm
LAS CRUCES — Graduate students in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University have entered a video competition showcasing how NMSU is feeding the world through agriculture.
The video, titled "How NMSU's Animal & Range Sciences Department is Feeding the World," can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vxsWmwv5aA. 
The deadline for voting is June 1.
Through this video, Quinn said students tried to emphasize that NMSU is helping not only the local community, but also the region as well as communities on a national and international scale.
"I really think this video highlights NMSU and how much we play a role in animal agriculture," she said. "More than anything, it promotes how universities play a role in the overall picture of feeding people around the world."
The winning video will be determined based on the number of "likes" it receives on YouTube. The top prize includes $1,250.
Quinn said the prize money would be used by the graduate students for travel expenses to various conferences they attend throughout the year, such as JAM, the Society for the Study of Reproduction Meeting, the Equine Science Society Meeting and the Society for Range Management meeting.
The American Society of Animal Science owns the copyright to the video.
Audry Olmsted contributed to this article.