CCC Hosts National Ag Contest
April 17, 2012
Horticulture Contest: NACTA studentsidentified plants at the new CCC Greenhouse.
Coffeyville Community College hosted over 40 colleges and their students at the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 12-14, 2012. Students from across the nation competed in 13 different contests to establish who would walk away with top prizes.
NACTA focuses on the personal and professional development of members through education and building relationships. Over six hundred students visited the area to compete in this nation-wide event. The students could compete in the following contests: Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Meat Judging, Horticulture Judging, Soil Judging, Crops Judging, Dairy Judging, Quiz Bowl, Ag Communications, Ag Business, Ag Mechanics and Computer Applications.
“Coffeyville Community College is the smallest school that has ever hosted the NACTA Judging Conference. It is a huge tribute to our community and our volunteers that we were able to host 13 challenging contests for the students to compete,” said Derek Dick, NACTA President.
CCC distributed over 700 awards to the contest top three winning individuals and top three teams for each contest at the John Deere Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 14. Rob Chopp, General Manager of John Deere Coffeyville Works, was the guest speaker for the evening.
Serving as the host institution, Coffeyville Community College students are not able to compete in these contests, but were instrumental in the success of implementing each contest. In addition to the students, several community volunteers stepped forward to make the event a success. The 2013 NACTA Judging Conference will be hosted in Lubbock, Texas.