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Texas Tech Agronomy Club places first in national competition

image image The Texas Tech University Agronomy Club took top honors in the Quiz Bowl competition at the Students in Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences (SASES) National Meeting, held Nov. 2 – 6 in New Orleans.

The five-member team was comprised of Seth Sowder of Sudan, Chad Hayes of Plainview, Chris Griffin of Howe, Sean Wallace of San Antonio and Heath Reeves of Cotton Center. The team is coached by Craig Bednarz, an associate professor of crop physiology.

Top Competition. The competition hosted 25 teams from across the nation, including Kansas State University, Iowa State University, University of Illinois and Purdue University. The contestants competed in oral and poster presentation events, as well as the Quiz Bowl.

The annual contests were held in conjunction with the American Society of Agronomy International Annual Meeting.

SASES is composed of chapters located at colleges and universities that provide a curriculum in agronomy, crops, soils and environmental sciences. The national contest is part of a variety of programs and activities offered at the local and national level for students to become professionally involved and to prepare for their future careers.


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