Murray State University’s Agribusiness Club won a second place at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Agribusiness Competition. This was the first year agribusiness students from MSU have competed in the contest.

The event was a part of the NACTA Student Judging Contest. The Murray State’s Agribusiness Club placed second out of seven teams across the nation, in the four-year division.

The event was held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Students majoring in agriculture from two- and four-year universities around the nation were eligible to compete.

Additionally, MSU senior Memry Stoll of Metropolis, Ill., placed third high individual in the four-year agribusiness division. Other members of the team were seniors Chelsie Allen and Suzanne Cooper, and freshman Shelby Fuhr.

The contest tested student’s knowledge in several categories — farm management, agriculture and financial accounting, agriculture law and commodities marketing.

Dr. Michelle Santiago an assistant professor of agribusiness economics in the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State and works with the students in the Agribusiness Club.

Travel expenses for the competition were supported through the MSU Quality Enhancement Program and the MSU Student Government Association.

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