News Release

Junior Isaiah Ulmer wins Round Robin Showmanship During 35th Annual Ag Arama at the U of M Crookston

By ltollefs on
Friday, February 5, 2010

Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community residents attended the 35th Ulmer.jpgAnnual Ag Arama on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Several contests are held and a variety of awards are given out to honor both current and graduated students. Ag Arama is planned and operated by a committee of students advised by faculty members.

Included in the variety of contests held are contests in agronomy, animal science, horticulture, and natural resources that highlight Ag Arama weekend. These contests serve as an opportunity for students in agriculture and natural resources degree programs to showcase their knowledge and skills and have a chance to interact with alumni and faculty members.

Isaiah Ulmer, a junior from Fullerton, N.D., was the Round Robin Showmanship Winner for the day. The Round Robin Showmanship competition takes the first place winner from each showmanship contest, including horse, dairy, sheep, beef, and swine, and brings them together in the same ring. It was a challenging contest as each contestant must know something about every animal. Ulmer took home the Animal Science Sweepstakes Trophy as part of winning the Round Robin Showmanship competition.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.