Livestock judging teams from Curtis kicked off their spring travel schedule with a season opener last week in South Dakota.
The Aggie judges from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture competed at the Sioux Empire Livestock Judging Contest at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
On the route from the NCTA campus to Sioux Falls, the team stopped by Ruth Simmentals at Rising City to evaluate livestock, said Douglas Smith, livestock judging coach.
“The students have put in a lot of time and represented NCTA well at this contest. They are eager to get prepared for the upcoming contests,” Smith said.
Livestock Judging Team students in a November, 2018, photo at NCTA Ag Hall are, back row: (L to R) Dean Fleer, assistant coach, Pierce; Colbey Luebbe, Seward; Grant Romshek, Shelby; Remy Mansour, Petaluma, California; Will Moeller, Grand Island; Peyton McCord, Cairo; Rachel Miller, Basehor, Kansas; and Nathan Lashley, assistant coach, Curtis. Front row: (L to R) Dr. Doug Smith, coach; Tiffany Dickau, Elwood; Emily Riley, Norton, Kansas; Seth Racicky, Mason City; Camden Wilke, Columbus; Garrett Lapp, Adamsville, Ohio; and Maisie Kennicutt, Wallace. (Tina Smith/NCTA Photo)