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Plant and Animal Science Class Participates in Steak lab

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Brodi Gary
Mathew Millholm shows Chamiru Liyanawaduge how to cook the steak.

Did you smell sizzling steak throughout the building on Thursday, Dec. 7?

Horticultural teacher Mathew Milhlom held a “Steak Lab” to teach Plant and Animal Science students about beef and quality assurance.

“Right now [we are] learning every single cut you can get from a cow,” junior Chloe Karnei said. “Every single retail cut that [stores] sell. We know the whole handling process, from the cow to it being on someone’s plate.” 

Milholm cooked two cuts of steaks in the Green Tech area, including top loin boneless and tenderloin steak, which he shared amongst his animal science students and several staff members.

Mathew Milholm cooks steaks on the grill. (Brodi Gary)

“I prefer the tenderloin steak, which is also known as a filet,” Milholm said.

Each student got their top loin steak to eat while celebrating the end of their beef quality assurance unit. 

Milholm also taught the students how to cook a steak properly and the different cooking variations.

 “We cooked [the steaks] medium rare,” Milholm said.

Due to the juniors in this course learning digestive and reproductive systems, meat quality and nutrition, they get this luxury to participate in this lab.

“This is something that only my juniors get to do every year,” Milholm said. “So it’s kind of like I’m privileged to have a steak party.”



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Brodi Gary, Photographer
Brodi Gary is a Junior photographer for the Owl Post. She is involved in TSA, Public Safety, Kay Club, Uno Club, Feminist Club, Junior committee and Pre-Vet Club. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, cooking and relaxing. Brodi is looking forward to pursuing her passion in photography through the Olathe West Newspaper. This is Brodi’s first year on newspaper staff and is excited to capture a billion memories in one photo. 

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