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Ag students place second in Ag Business competition

16 April 2014

Agriculture students from all over the country competed against each other on April 11-13 in Maryville, Mo.

Four students from Pratt Community College went to the North America College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) competition and received second place in the Ag Business Management contest. The competition is for all agriculture students who attend a 2- or 4-year school.

“It was a competitive environment and a challenging test,” said Mitch Urban, a sophomore from Wellington. “I feel good about how we performed.”

All four students placed individually in the Ag Business Management contest. Urban placed fourth, Kelby Ross of Meade placed ninth, Spencer Branine of Mulvane placed 19th and Zac Goodwin of Burns placed 20th.

Along with placing second overall, the team took third on the knowledge exam and third in problem solving.

“I was very proud of these students and happy to see them recognized for their hard work,” said Ag instructor, Bill Hunter. “I did some special preparation with them, but they learned most of the information in our farm management and Ag Economic classes.”

Hunter said that while the students learn the basics in the classroom, the students must also work outside of class to do well in the judging.

He said the students who commit to going, must go to study sessions for a few weeks to review the information and must also study on their own to do well.