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NDSU club takes top horticulture honors

NDSU’s Horticulture and Forestry Club placed first overall at the Mid-America Collegiate Horticulture Society conference and competition held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville Oct. 7-9. Three students placed in individual events.

Connor Hagemeyer, a sophomore horticulture major from Clara City, Minnesota, took first placeScheldorf, Rajtar, Hagemeyer and Jones
in woody plant identification, second place in herbaceous plant identification and was the second
place overall individual.

Torie Jones, a senior horticulture and public history double major from Fessenden, North Dakota,
placed third in woody plant identification.

Andrew Scheldorf, a junior horticulture major from Chokio, Minnesota, placed third in fruit, vegetable and plant judging.

Hagemeyer, Jones, Scheldorf and Nick Rajtar, a junior horticulture major from Blaine, Minnesota, made up the first place overall team.

The club is advised by Department of Plant Sciences faculty members Harlene Hatterman-Valenti and Todd West.

The Mid-America Collegiate Horticulture Society is comprised of horticulture clubs from universities and two-year colleges in Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Source: NDSU News

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