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Crops team takes first place at NACTA

Iowa State’s Crops Team recently returned from competing at the NACTA Judging Conference. The team returned to Ames with great success to share. Congratulations to the team and their coach Dr. Mindy DeVries on a great season. Mindy shares, “Although 3 of the crops students are seniors and graduating, the returning juniors, sophomores, and freshmen are already talking about next semester’s contests. I think our future is in good hands!” Results from NACTA are in detail below.


First Place Crops Team: Iowa State (Megan Blauwet, Wyatt Bailey, Alex Coughlin, and Mariah Vos)
Crops Team Member: Megan Blauwet, Wyatt Bailey, Alex Coughlin, Mariah Vos, Jacob Ewart, Tom Thompson, Haley Burlage, Tyler Atkinson, Aidan Bobholz, and Karl Graulich

3rd Overall Individual: Megan Blauwet

4th Overall Individual: Wyatt Bailey

First Place Plant & Seed Identification: Wyatt Bailey

2nd Place Precision Ag Team: Iowa State (Aidan Bobholz, Alex Cecil, Alex Coughlin, and Tom Thompson)

4th Place Overall Individual: Alex Coughlin 

First Place Problem Solving Portion: Alex Coughlin 

3rd Place Ag Knowledge Bowl Team: Iowa State (Megan Blauwet, Wyatt Bailey, Jacob Ewart, and Mariah Vos)

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