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Mizzou Soil Judging Team finishes first at NACTA Contest

The Mizzou Soil Judging Team took top honors at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Contest held in Nebraska this April.

The team competed against 10 other teams; a total of 75 students participated. Mizzou’s students all had strong finishes, said coach Rachel Owen, Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources, part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

The team includes: Lindsey Anderson, junior in environmental science, Liberty, Missouri, who finished 15th; Willow Dean, freshman in animal sciences, Monticello, Minnesota, who finished fifth; Luke Eaton, freshman in environmental science, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, who finished 23rd; and Sarah Higgins, freshman in environmental science, St. Louis, Missouri, who finished in second place overall.

The team is coached by Owen and Kerry Clark, assistant research professor, Division of Applied Social Sciences.