Students from the University of Minnesota Crookston headed for Texas ready for completion at the annual National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference in early April and their preparation paid off. The UMC NACTA Team won the sweepstakes in the four-year college division and that win included a number of first place finishes.
Twenty-nine students went to the competition held this year at Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas, ready to compete in eleven contests in ag business, ag communication, ag computers, crops, dairy judging, horse judging, meat judging, knowledge bowl, livestock judging, livestock management, and soils.
First place finishes included the following teams: Ag Business Team, Ag Computers Team, and Meat Judging Team. Teams in livestock management and dairy judging finished in second-place; teams in ag communication and knowledge bowl finished in third; and the team in crops judging finished in fourth place.
Photo is of the NACTA awards display in Sargeant Student Center. U of M Crookston has won 12 National NACTA titles in 16 years. Stop and take a look!