Clean sweep from Syd­ney stu­dents

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - RURAL CRIME -

THE team from the Univer­sity of Syd­ney has won this year’s ti­tle at the 2018 Aus­tralian Uni­ver­si­ties Crops Com­pe­ti­tion (AUCC) held in Temora, New South Wales.

The event brings to­gether the best agri­cul­tural stu­dents from across Aus­tralia and the United States.

The Univer­sity of Syd­ney took a clean sweep, with all top three in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gory win­ners.

In first place was An­nie Rayner, sec­ond place was awarded to Jeremy Prananto and third place was Jono Moore. In the team cat­e­gory, the Univer­sity of Syd­ney claimed first prize, fol­lowed by Charles Sturt Univer­sity and Kansas State Univer­sity (third).

The AUCC is an an­nual ini­tia­tive of na­tional grain farm­ers’ rep­re­sen­ta­tive body GrainGrow­ers.

The com­pe­ti­tion puts stu­dents to­gether in the field and tests their knowl­edge and skills through a mix­ture of the­ory and hands-on tests, cov­er­ing agro­nomics and farm busi­ness man­age­ment.

GrainGrow­ers CEO David McKeon said the com­pe­ti­tion is al­ways a valu­able learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for the univer­sity stu­dents.

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