Kansas State University Crops Judging Team Clinches 15th Championship and First-Ever Knowledge Bowl Victory at NACTA Conference

By Trish Svoboda

The crops judging team from Kansas State University has once again showcased their expertise at the recent North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture judging conference, securing their 15th championship in the spring competition over the last 26 years.

Junior Landon Trout from Scott City, Kansas, led the Kansas State University (K-State) crops judging team to victory in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) judging conference. The team outperformed 22 other teams in the crops judging contest.

In addition, K-State won the Knowledge Bowl, a first for the team. The questions covered a wide range of agricultural topics. The team’s success at the NACTA conference concluded their spring season, which also saw them winning the NACTA regional contest and the Southern Plains contest.

The team is coached by Rachel Veenstra, an assistant professor of crop science at K-State, and is assisted by Sarah Frye, an instructor in agronomy.

Sign up for the KCLY Digital Newspaper, The Regional