NCTC Ag students attend State Convention

by Darin Allred | Apr 07, 2015 <p> </p>

Four North Central Texas College students recently traveled to Texas State University in San Marcos to represent the college at the Texas Junior College Agriculture Convention.

Students from around the state competed in various events at the convention. Hannah Bain of Mountain Springs placed first in Ag Economics and second in Animal Science. Laney Burnett of Fort Worth placed second in Agronomy. Christy Petry of Weatherford placed second in Prepared Public Speaking and second in Job Interview. Caitlin Darden of Henrietta placed fourth in Equine Science.

"From an academic standpoint, it is always exciting for our students to compete head-to-head with other community college students in academic contests," NCTC Agriculture Department chairman Steve Keith said. "This tests not only our students' knowledge, but is also a reflection of our Agriculture programs."

On the trip, the students had the opportunity to tour the Freeman Ranch. The 4,200-acre ranch is used for research and teaching by Texas State University. The students toured an original house at the ranch that was once a favorite place of recreation for President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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