News Release

High School Students Take Home Awards during Agriculture and Natural Resources Activities Day 2018

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Students interested in agriculture and natural resources from high schools, chapters and clubs across the region and state were on the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) campus on Friday, December 7, 2018, to compete in agriculture and natural resources related contests. The annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Day competition has been held for more than 30 years on the Crookston campus.

With contests ranging from horticulture and forestry to ag mechanics, livestock and sales, the day brings out the competitive spirit of students culminating in an awards ceremony. The contests are overseen by UMN Crookston Agriculture and Natural Resources Department faculty.  The awards ceremony recognizes the top individuals and teams.

Results of the day’s competition are posted at and all photographs of individuals and teams are available at To download a photo, select the photo and right click to save.

An awards ceremony culminates the exciting day. Scholarships, plaques and certificates are awarded to school teams and individuals for each contest. Over $32,000 in scholarships are available to award-winning students. Last year, $750 UMN Crookston scholarships were awarded for the high individual in each contest, $600 UMN Crookston scholarships were awarded for the second place individual, and $450 UMN Crookston scholarships were awarded for the third place individual.

More information regarding Agriculture and Natural Resources Activities Day is available by contacting Leah Stroot at 218-281-8101 or visit

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

University Relations