Agriculture students were honored at the Agriculture Department Awards Banquet which was held at Ridgewater College-Willmar Campus on Tuesday, April 2. Students received awards for their participation in state and national Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) contests. The state PAS contests were held in Marshall, Minn., in February and the national contests were held in Louisville, Ky., in March. Students were also recognized at the banquet for other academic achievements.
Abigail Konz of Kimball, the daughter of Nick and Amy Konz, received the following award(s) for state competition: First Place Dairy Specialist Team. She was also recognized for being an Ag Department Ambassador, receiving an Orlin Harbarth Scholarship and for receiving: Second Place for her Fall Field Day Livestock Presentation on “Saving $ on Vet Bills”.
Matthew Massmann of Kimball, the son of Paul and Susan Massmann, received the following award for state competition: Sixth Place Dairy Specialist Team.
Taylor Petty of Kimball, the son of Dean and Carol Petty, received the following award(s) for state competition: First Place Biofuels Specialist Team. He was also recognized for being the Local PAS Treasurer.
In photos above, left, Abigail Konz; in middle photo Matthew Massmann; photo at right is Taylor Petty.