The Kansas State University Crops Team earned top awards at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judgin Conference at Murray State University in Kentucky. Six students participated in three events, placing first in both the crops contest and precision agriculture contest, and second in the knowledge bowl.
In the crops contest the K-State team placed first over Iowa State University. A total of 25 crop teams competed.
Individually, Nate Dick, junior in ag
ronomy from Inman, took first place overall, and Kaylin Fink, senior in agronomy from Chapman. placed third. Jayden Meyer, agricultural economic major from Smith Center, placed eighth and Luke Ryan, sophomore in agronomy from Solomon, placed tenth.
In the precision agriculture event, the team placed first overall ahead of Illinois State University. Luke Ryan finished second in UAVs/drones, and Wes Jennings of Abilene placed fourth in spraying technology.
In the Knowledge Bowl, the team went undefeated through the winner’s bracket, but dropped two matches to Iowa State University in the finals.
The NACTA Judging Conference event ended the spring competition season for the K-State Crops Team.