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Northwest agriculture students competed at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contests, where they earned numerous team and individual awards, including the sweepstakes award.

Northwest agriculture students competed at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contests, where they earned numerous team and individual awards, including the sweepstakes award.

April 18, 2012

Northwest students claim top award at national agriculture contest

The Department of Agriculture at Northwest Missouri State University competed April 12-14 in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contests and returned with numerous awards, including the sweepstakes award given to the four-year institution with the highest point total.

Northwest sent 32 agriculture undergraduate students and five faculty and graduate student coaches to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, where they competed with ag students from colleges and universities throughout the country.

Northwest teams placed among the top three teams in the nation in nine contest categories, and individual Northwest students earned 12 top-five-overall finishes. 

In 35 other instances, Northwest placed among the top three teams or among the top five individuals in contest sections such as horticulture ID or agriculture computers applications.

The NACTA contests occur each spring and provide the opportunity for Northwest undergraduate students to compete in various skill and knowledge-based events. This year, 900 registrants representing 40 two-year and four-year institutions competed. The contests consisted of a quiz bowl, horticulture, agricultural business management, horse judging, livestock judging, agricultural computers, crops judging, agricultural mechanics, soil judging, dairy judging, livestock management, agricultural communications and meat judging.

A list of Northwest individuals and teams who earned awards at the NACTA contests appears below. Complete contest results and a listing of all participating schools is available by clicking here.

 

Agricultural communications

Agricultural mechanics

 

Agriculture business management

 

Agriculture computers

 

Livestock management

 

Crops judging

 

Horse judging

 

Horticulture

 

Soil judging

 

Dairy judging

 

Meats


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468