April 2010 Archives

Come join us for Bill Tyrrell's 4th Annual Golden Eagle Walk for Student Athletes, which will kick off some fundraising fun at the University of Minnesota, Crookston on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The walk-a-thon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ed Widseth Field on the Crookston Campus.

The following day everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of food, fun, games and prizes while during the 15th Annual Teambackers Fun Nite on Friday, April 30 at the Crookston Eagles Club. 

Fun Nite is an annual event and ticket holders are eligible for more than $1500 in prizes. Numerous live and silent auction items will be available along with raffles and other games.  Join us for the fun and support our student athletes!


A group of nearly 40 students and faculty members traveled to Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma, to compete in the annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference on April 15-17.  The U of M, Crookston won the Top Four Year University Award, a recognition of overall achievement. There were 22 Universities in the Four Year Univeristy division that the U of M, Crookston competed against including: Kansas State, Iowa State, Texas State, Perdue, UW-Riverfalls, UW-Platteville and more.

Here is a list of team and individual results from the various competitions:

  • Quiz Bowl: 3rd place team
    - Isaiah Ulmer
    - Emily Espersen
    - Jacob Gerber
    - Kendra Peterson
    - Ana Gustafson
  • Computer Applications: 1st place team
    - BillieJo Armburst - 5th individual
    - Kari Olson - 2nd individual
    - Kristin Mio - 1st individual
    - Nicole Bauer
  • Crops - 3rd place team
       - Matt Coffman
       - Brandin Solie
       - Craig Moen
       - Cole Dimmler
    - Individual Participants
       - Jake Heggedal
       - Mark Riepe
  • Dairy Judging: 3rd place team overall
    - 2nd place Holstein Breed
    - 3rd place Brown Swiss Breed
    - 3rd place Jersey Breed
    - 3rd place genetic hybrids
    - Marissa McWilliams - 2nd place ind. Brown Swiss Breed
    - Mindy Nieuwboer - 2nd place ind. Jersey Breed
    - Tommy Borgerding - 3rd place ind. Swiss Breed
    - Jacque Schlangen
  • Horse Judging: 3rd place team
    - Nick Pease
    - Kendra Peterson
    - Kari Buse
    - Megan Meyer
  • Ag Business - 1st place team
       - Brad Kappes - 2nd place individual
       - Brianna Kaschmitter - 4th place individual
       - Amanda McNamee
       - Jacob Gerber
    - Individual Participants
       - Tony Dank
       - Alysia Osowski
  • Livestock Judging Participants
    - Katie Schneider
    - Melinda Baszczynski
    - Kristina Selzler
  • Soils Team Participants
    - Skyler Holzbauer
    - Jayden Rollness
    - Stephen Whalen
    - Blake Smith

Congratulations to all these students on a job well done!

Decisions Decisions!!

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This week is a big week for high school athletes across America. April 14th is the big day where high school athletes decide what University they want to attend. It is the national letter of intent signing day for UMC sports in women's tennis, men and women's basketball, volleyball, equestrian, men and women's golf, softball, and baseball. I will update this blog with UMC Golden Eagle signings as they occur.

Women's Basketball:
Jacy Christenson    Shoreview, MN
Gracie Bruzak        Alexandria, MN

Women's Tennis
Katelyn Johnson     Monticello, MN

Study in France over Spring Break!

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UMC Students Study Agriculture and Marketing in France

International Ag Production.jpgA trip to study production, processing, and marketing abroad has given 16 students from the University of Minnesota, Crookston an opportunity to have international experience in agriculture. A class in international agriculture production, processing, and marketing systems, taught by Associate Professor Harouna Maiga, Ph.D., and Terrill Bradford, both instructors in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, traveled to France from March 10 - 22, 2010, for study.

Amanda Adkins, a senior from Detroit Lakes, Minn., majoring in agricultural education, enjoyed the study abroad."The class was a great opportunity to view agriculture at an international level and through a very different set of production standards and consumer demands," Adkins said. "In addition, it allowed our group to view attractions that most people see and hear about on TV or the Internet but only dream of actually visiting."

Submitted photo first row (l to r): French host, Mr. Sebastin, Emily Espersen, Kari Olson, Amanda Adkins, Christina Blair, Katherine Schliep, Rebecca Rhodus, Nicole Koscielniak, Associate Professor Harouna Maiga, Ph.D., and Instructor Terrill Bradford. Second row: Krystal Caldwell, Amber Miller, Brianna Kaschmitter, and Samantha Lahman. Third row: Joshua Lamecker, Michael Kitchell, Jessica Choc, Teresa Aakre, and Marissa McWilliam.

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