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Blinn agricultural sciences alumnus proposes to his girlfriend where they first met – the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Will Hussey first met Kate Jimerson while interning as a Blinn student

Will Hussey first met Kate Jimerson while interning as a Blinn student

March 1, 2019

A Blinn College District alumnus recently proposed to his fiancé in the exact place where they first met – the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

Now a Texas A&M University agricultural economics graduate student, Will Hussey met Texas A&M veterinary student Kate Jimerson at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo four years ago while Hussey was a student at Blinn College.

“I was interning at the hog show with some other Blinn students, helping with the market hog move-in, and that is when I met Kate,” Hussey said. “She was very charismatic about the show industry and very knowledgeable.”

Hussey was an agriculture sciences student and member of the livestock judging team at Blinn, while Jimerson was a Texas A&M agriculture student.

“He was so nice and we talked at the show about Blinn and A&M,” Jimerson said. “We just had an initial connection at the internship. Six months later, I said yes to our first date and on Sunday I said yes to marrying him.”

Hussey got down on one knee in the same show arena where he first laid eyes on Kate.

“It was the perfect place for him to propose because that is where we met and both had so many great memories growing up,” Jimerson said. “It is one of my favorite places to be and even though Will didn’t show pigs, he knew how much that meant to me, so that made it even more special.”

Prior to College, Hussey and Jimerson both were San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo scholars. Hussey earned a scholarship for livestock judging, while Jimerson earned one for showing livestock.

Hussey was a member of Blinn’s livestock judging team from 2014-2016 before transferring to Texas A&M. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and animal science in 2018, while Jimerson earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2017. 

“The show industry in general is something we both are passionate about,” Hussey said. “She is pursuing a career as a vet to take care of those animals, while I want to work in the agriculture industry, so the place where we got engaged is somewhere we are going to be every single year moving forward.”

Said Jimerson, “We love going back and getting to experience the show all over again, and now there is even more of a reason to go back every year. It is just something that is going to be so special and when we have kids we can now tell them that this is where we met, got engaged, and just love being together.”

The Agricultural Sciences Program is one of the fastest-growing and largest divisions in the Blinn College District. Blinn offers agriculture classes on all of its campuses, with the hub of the program located at the W.J. "Bill" Rankin Agricultural Complex on the Brenham Campus.

Agricultural Sciences is an academically driven program providing accredited courses that lead to an associate degree and transfer to major universities. Blinn is an active member of the Agriculture Consortium of Texas and maintains close associations with department heads and representatives from all Texas agriculture universities to ensure a smooth transition for its students.

The Agriculture Sciences Program also has one of the most active extracurricular programs in the state, including livestock judging, the Agriculture Club, wildlife, agriculture mechanics, horticulture, and agriculture sciences.

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