Ag competition brings more than 700 students from 50-plus colleges to campus

MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture hosted the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) judging competition on campus April 10-13.

Over 700 contestants representing teams from over 50 colleges and two-year universities participated. Visiting students had the opportunity to compete in events in areas such as agriculture communications, horticulture, livestock judging and precision agriculture.

“As part of our commitment to serve our region and profession, we were proud to host these competitive events for college students on our campus,” said Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon. “It was a great opportunity for us to showcase our people, programs, students and University to prospective students and peers from across the country.”

“As I roamed around campus, I talked with several of our visitors and was grateful for their kind words about our campus, the Murray community, and the students who worked the competitions,” said Jonathan Reynolds, Agricultural Leadership Council student chair. “It’s also safe to say this event would not have been possible without a dedicated faculty, passionate student leaders and generous sponsors, so many thanks to everyone involved. This serves as another example of how Murray State University and the Hutson School of Agriculture are shining stars among North American colleges.”

To learn more about NACTA and view the competition results, visit murraystate.edu/NACTA.

Photo: The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture hosted the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) judging competition on campus April 10-13. The winning four-year school of this year’s event is University of Minnesota-Crookston.

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