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October 12, 2016

K-State Crops Team wins Australian Universities Crops Competition

Submitted by Steve Watson

K-State Crops Team in Australia

Five members of the K-State Crops Team recently returned from a study trip to Australia where the team took first place in the Australian Universities Crops Competition in Temora, New South Wales. The event was hosted by the Australian Grain Growers organization.

Members of the Crops Team who made the trip include Sarah Zerger, Cheney; Michaela Simmelink, Downs; Samantha L'Ecuyer, Morrowville; and Nicole Sudbeck and Jessi Bramhall, both from Seneca.

The team was accompanied by coaches Kevin Donnelly, professor of agronomy, and Kim Kerschen, academic coordinator in agronomy.

L'Ecuyer took second place overall individual in the contest. Bramhall was sixth and Sudbeck placed 10th overall individual.

Teams from Iowa State University, Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin, Platteville also competed, along with several agricultural universities across southern and western Australia.