Clean sweep from Sydney students
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.