Local students tour Kansas agribusiness firms

Students enrolled in Agribusiness Firms Management and Marketing class toured several agribusiness firms in the Dodge City and Garden City areas April 5. Businesses included the Excel beef packing plant in Dodge City and the Royal Dairy in Cimarron.

" This trip is an important part of the courses and is a good learning experience for these students as they see many things that cannot be duplicated in the classroom," said Dr. Brent Spaulding, associate professor of agriculture.

Students who participated in the trip are listed by hometown and classification.
Arapahoe, CO: Denae Roths, senior.
Burdett: Evan Cooper, senior.
Cherryvale: Markita Dickens, senior.
Clearwater: Nathan Kohls, senior.
Emporia: Matthew Miller, senior; Kyle Wellnitz, senior.
Enterprise: Randall Purdue, senior.
Hays: Nathan Staab, junior.
Liebenthal: Billy Legleiter, junior.
Medicine Lodge: Stephanie Tritt, senior.
New Cambria: Donald Whelchel, senior.
Oakley: Chris Ostmeyer, senior.
Osborne: Brian Mans, senior.
Rexford: Brent Johnson, senior.
Russell: Luke Brandenburg, senior.
Smith Center: Dominic Pianalto, senior.

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