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ISU students win overall prize at NACTA judging conference

Iowa State University student teams won the overall award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 8-10.

The Sweepstakes Award was presented for the Iowa State teams’ good showing in 10 agricultural subject matter contests at the conference, which was hosted by Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois. There were 823 contestants at the conference competing on 26 teams from four-year schools and 25 from two-year schools.

Teams competing in several agricultural categories were judged as a group and individual team members were ranked as well. The ISU Ag Knowledge Bowl team won first place for the fifth year in a row. Teams ranked first in agricultural communications, agribusiness, crops and meat animal and livestock management. Teams were second overall in ag computer skills, livestock judging, dairy judging and horticulture. The soil judging team ranked fifth.

The ISU teams’ in each contest category, the members by hometown and student’s overall ranking, if any, were:

Ag Computers
POCAHONTAS, Illinois—Jacob Weis, agricultural engineering junior, first

KAUFMAN, Texas—David Fussnecker, ag engineer and agronomy junior

NACTA is a professional society founded in 1955. Members include public and private post-secondary schools, with divisions for two- and four-year institutions.

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