For the first time since 1988, the ISU Crops Team won first place in both Fall collegiate competitions. The team was made up of Wyatt Bailey, Caitlyn Bruntz, Alex Coughlin, and Tom Thompson. The team attended competitions in Kansas City and right at home in Ames. Between these two competitions, the team ended up with over 30 awards. The team's hard work and determination definitely shine through their success. We are excited to see how future competitions go for this amazing team. We are extremely proud of the ISU Crops Team and all of the success they have found this year!
At the beginning of November, ISU agronomy students attended the Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences (SASES) American Society of Agronomy International Annual Meeting. SASES is the undergraduate program for the American Society of Agronomy. "SASES brings students together throughout the year at the Annual Meeting, spring meeting, and contests such as crops and soil judging.
Growing up in a farming community in Lincoln, Argentina, Hernan Torres Pacin has always had an interest in agricultural production. Although his family doesn’t farm, Hernan’s interest in agriculture arose as he helped out many friends and their families on their crop and livestock operations. Hernan is visiting Iowa State University as part of a 4-month internship under the guidance of Dr. Sotirios Archontoulis, Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy. Hernan is an undergraduate student from Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Agronomy senior Chase Krug won the National FFA Star in Agriscience at the national convention in Indianapolis last week. Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, four FFA members are honored with American Star Awards for outstanding accomplishments in FFA and agricultural education.
Congratulations to the ISU Crops Team for placing 2nd place overall at the Central Regional Contest! They competed in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where Oklahoma State University hosted the contest. The team consisted of Alex Coughlin, Tom Thompson, Wyatt Bailey, and Caitlyn Bruntz. A special congratulations to Caitlyn Bruntz for being the top individual in Seed Analysis.