By A.J. Harris
NORMAL – The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture held its annual ag competition this year in Platte, Nebraska, and Illinois State University took 26 students hoping to show of their skills.
They ended up as Grand Champions.
Blake Dean, a senior at ISU, was one of those students. He spoke with WJBC’s Blake Haas.
“We knew it would come down to us and one other school at the end,” said Dean. “It took about 10 or 15 seconds for it to set in and you can probably imagine what our feelings were at that moment.”
During the three day event, more than 500 students representing 42 colleges across the country competed in contests of ag business, mechanics, crops, livestock, dairy, and many more.
The goal of the conference is to help prepare students for careers in agriculture-related fields.
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