Crop Judging team competes in NACTA contest

Five students from the Fort Hays State University Crop Judging team recently competed in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture crops judging contest.

"Judging was in four parts: Math Practical, Plant and Seed identification, Lab Practical and General Knowledge of Agriculture," said Dr. Robert Stephenson, associate professor of agriculture. "Although we were up against some stiff competition, including Kansas State who set the all-time NACTA record for high individual and team scores, we did have two FHSU students that placed."

Students placed third in Math Practical and Lab Practical, and placed third overall as a team. Amber Hines, Spearville, senior, placed seventh overall and Brent Gruenbacher, Colwich, junior, placed 12th overall.

Other students who competed are Kurtis Tobald, Beloit, senior; Abby Staab, Gypsum, junior; and Jake Karlin,, Spearville, sophomore.

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