FHSU students attend national convention, accept award for outstanding organizational chapter

HAYS, KS -- Two members of Fort Hays State University's chapter of Delta Tau Alpha, the national agriculture society, attended the 46th annual DTA convention held recently at Southeast Missouri State University .

Delta Tau Alpha is for students who rank in the top 35 percent of their class and have completed 45 credit hours, of which nine hours have been agriculture courses.

Jody Gienger, St. Francis senior, was the chapter delegate. Jamie Wood, Macksville senior, and Gienger won third place in the Agriculture Knowledge Bowl. Questions were asked in the areas of animal science, crop science, soil science, agricultural mechanics, horticulture and agribusiness.

For the seventh year in a row, FHSU's DTA Chapter won the Corbus for outstanding DTA chapter based on a scrapbook of chapter activities. The recipient receives a plaque and $150.

Dr. Jean Gleichsner, chapter advisor and associate professor of agriculture, accompanied the group and was re-elected to serve a two-year term as the national DTA advisor.

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