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Aussie students hold their own in crop contest

Two Australian university students, Nellie Evans and Brett Bushell, have notched up good results at the US universities crops competition held last Saturday at Kansas State University.

The fourth year students studying Science in Agriculture at the University of Sydney, were placed 12th overall in the competition which is held annually by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).
 
Against a field of more than 50 other fourth year students from a number of American universities and colleges, Nellie and Brett successfully competed in four divisions - agronomics, a maths practical, seed and plant identification, and a lab practical.
 
Iowa State University’s team took out the top prize and the university prize.
 
“GrainGrowers is very proud of our students’ efforts in the competition which attracts undergraduate university and college students from across North America for the honour to compete,” said Chairman John Eastburn.

Brett Bushell (L) and Nellie Evans (R) at the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Centre, Kansas U.S.A.

The Australian students were participating as part of their prize for winning last year’s Australian Universities Crops Competition hosted by GrainGrowers.
 
As well as competing in the US competition, Nellie and Brett had the opportunity to tour the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center which is dedicated to wheat genetics research and was opened in 2012 thanks to an $11 million investment by Kansas wheat farmers.
 
They also visited the Hal Ross Flour Mill, a state-of-the-art pilot scale flour mill used for teaching, research and industry training as well as the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Centre.
 
GrainGrowers holds the Australian Universities Crops Competition every year in September in Temora, New South Wales. The competition puts tertiary agricultural students from both Australia and the United States through their paces in a mixture of theory and hands-on tests covering agronomics and farm business management.

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