MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Soil Judging Team won 2nd place in the “Overall Team” and 4th place in the “Group Judging” categories at the 2014 Region 5 Soil Judging Contest hosted by Iowa State University in October.
John Bergkamp, junior from Garden Plain was 2nd high individual and Jessica Barnett, senior from Belleville finished 7th.
Other team members include: Erin Bush, sophomore, Franklin, Indiana; Logan Evers, freshman, Great Bend; Carolyn Fox, senior, Manhattan; Noortje Greer, senior, Manhattan; Garrison Gundy, senior, Halstead; Jaret Kluender, sophomore, Perryville, Missouri; Brett Lynn, sophomore, Monmouth, Oregon; Evelyn Nordberg, senior, Fayetteville, New York; and Tessa Zee, freshman, Erie, Colorado.
The team was coached by Mickey Ransom. Assistant coaches were Matti Kuykendall, Osage City, and Michelle Scarpace, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, both graduate students in agronomy.
The contest is an activity of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America.