K-State Forage Bowl Team is again among best in the nation

National competition held in Virginia Jan. 22-24

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State University Agronomy Forage Bowl Team took second place honors in the National Forage Bowl Competition held in Roanoke, Virginia from January 22-24, 2017. The competition was held in conjunction with the American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting.

K-State’s Forage Bowl Team won the national championship two years in a row in 2015 and 2016.

In the competition, a moderator asks the student teams questions about forage production, management and utilization. The questions are chosen by a panel of forage experts. Topics include forage and grassland history, plant physiology, forage quality, grazing management, poisons and toxicity, hay/silage, and identification of forages and weeds.

This year’s team members, all agronomy majors, are: Wyatt Oliver, senior, Smith Center; Cole Renner, junior, Norton; Derek Balzer, senior, Belle Plaine; and Alexandria Mustain, senior, Leavenworth.

The K-State Forage Bowl Team was coached by Doohong Min, assistant professor of agronomy. The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council is proud to be a sponsor of this years Forage Bowl Team.



K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Steve Watson, swatson@ksu.edu; Danielle Comstock, daniellec@ksu.edu

Additional Information:  Doohong Min is at 785-532-2292 or min@ksu.edu

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