West Texas A&M University

Eckhardt received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and meat science business from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in animal science from Angelo State University. She is now pursuing her doctorate in meat science at West Texas A&M University. Involved with 4-H and FFA from an early age, Eckhardt grew up helping on her family’s ranch in Texas. Participating in the full cycle of beef production from pasture to plate sparked her passion for a career in meat science.   

“One day I’d like to share my knowledge, experiences and research findings related to meat science with future students, colleagues and industry professionals,” said Eckhardt. “This scholarship gets me closer to that aspiration.” 

WD Farr Winner - Megan Eckhart