Ag Econ Students Compete on 5th Place Team

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Two students from the Department of Agricultural Economics were part of the fifth-place overall team in the 2011 Animal Science and Industry Academic Quadrathlon in Des Moines, Ia., March 13-16.The team competed against 14 other university teams.

Kyla Clawson, senior in animal sciences and industry and agricultural economics, Satanta, Kan., and Kendal Clawson, junior in finance and agricultural economics, Satanta, Kan., were part of the team.

The competition includes four events: laboratory practicum, quiz bowl, oral presentation and written exam. The material in the events covers animal science and industry information, with the oral presentation focusing on related topics currently in the news.

The K-State team also placed fourth in oral presentation and fifth in laboratory practicum. The oral presentation topic was livestock production and climate change.

K-State’s team is sponsored by Fourth and Pomeroy Associates, Inc., of Clay Center, Kan., also known as “Key Feeds.” Joe Ebert, the company’s vice president and general manager is a 1971 graduate in animal sciences and industry, and Joe Brown, company president is a 1959 graduate in feed science and management.

The regional competition followed a local academic quadrathlon in February at K-State, where 12 teams of K-State students competed to move on to the regional competition.

From K-State Research and Extension

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