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UMC student from Bemidji wins first at Ag Arama

Kelsey Folkert of Bemidji poses with her trophy. Submitted Photo

Kelsey Folkert of Bemidji, a student at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, received a first-place ribbon at the Ag Arama on Saturday, Jan. 29, at UMC.

Contests were held in agronomy, animal science, horticulture and natural resources. Ag Arama is planned and operated by a committee of students from the UMC's Agriculture and Natural Resources Department.

UMC students competed in animal science showmanship contests in the novice and experienced divisions in Western horse, English horse, dairy, sheep, beef and swine species categories. The first-place winner of each species category competes in the round robin showmanship contest. Every novice student is paired with an experienced student to learn the basics of showmanship for their species.

Folkert, an animal science major at UMC, received first place in the sheep experienced contest. She also was the winner of the animal science sweepstakes/round robin contest.