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Ag Students Test Their Knowledge in Academic Quadrathlon
By Jenny Bjelland
UW-RF News Bureau
MARCH 11, 2005--A record number of UW-River Falls students participated
in the 2005 agricultural academic quadrathlon competition, according to
UW-RF animal science professor and quadrathlon coordinator Gary Onan.
Eleven teams, each consisting of four undergraduate students took part
in a two-day competition to test their knowledge of animal science, dairy
science, poultry science, and small animal science.
The contest included a written exam covering animal breeding, nutrition,
and production; a lab practicum exam testing ration compilation, meat
grading, proper use of lab equipment along with breed, feed, and lab equipment
identification; an extemporaneous oral presentation on a current issue
in animal science; and a quiz bowl competition with a variety of quick-answer
questions on any topic.
This year's winning team took first place in all but one category. The
team of Sherman Wilson, a junior agricultural education major from Reedsburg,
Wis., Matt Allerson, a junior dairy science major from Nicollet, Minn.,
Jared Voge, a junior animal science major from Eagle River, Wis., and
Kory Duerst, a junior agricultural studies major from Verona, Wis. took
first place and earned a trip to the regional Midwest Academic Quadrathlon
on March 20-21 in Des Moines, Iowa.
"We're looking forward to the regional contest," said Wilson.
This team has competed together in the local contest for the last three
years, and they have high hopes for this year's regional competition,
The Midwest Academic Quadrathlon is held in conjunction with the 2005
joint meeting of the American Society for Animal Science and the American
Dairy Science Association.
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