Instructor Dusty Williams and six of his students from the Farm Business and Production Management program at Blackhawk Technical College’s Monroe campus advanced to the national Post-Secondary Agricultural Students Organization conference next month with an outstanding performance at the state’s February meeting in Appleton.
The national conference will be held March 12-15 in St. Cloud, MN.
The following students earned the opportunity to advance to the national meeting:
4th Place Crops Team – National Qualifier
Dan Chapman (Monroe, WI) -- had the high score on the individual exam and also placed first in the Forestry and Natural Resources interview contest.
Steve Keen (Juda, WI) -- placed third in the Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production interview contest.
Molly Wyss (Monroe, WI) -- tied for fifth in the Dairy Production interview.
National Qualifying Soils Team
James Walter (Clinton, WI) -- was first out of 14 in the Impromptu Speaking contest and first out of 5 in the Fertilizer and Ag Chemical interviewing contest.
Boomer Detra (Monroe, WI) -- was seventh in the Impromptu Speaking contest.
Danielle Hagen (Monroe, WI) -- finished fourth out of 15 in the Dairy Production interviewing contest.
Williams, an instructor in the Agribusiness and Farm Management program, was named the PAS Advisor of the Year.
More than 150 students from eight Wisconsin Technical College System schools participated in the event.