THE TEAM from the University of Sydney has won this year’s title at the 2018 Australian Universities Crops Competition (AUCC) held in Temora, New South Wales this week.
The crop competition is an ongoing event held by Grain Growers designed to put tertiary agriculture students out in the paddock and test their skills.
It is a keenly contested competition with entries from across Australia and even from North American universities, such as Kansas State, which befitting a university in the US wheat belt, features a major agriculture program.
This year was Sydney’s year with Uni of Sydney students taking out the first three prizes in the individual category.
In first place was Annie Rayner, second place was awarded to Jeremy Prananto and third place was Jono Moore.
In the team category, the University of Sydney claimed first prize, followed by Charles Sturt University and in third place Kansas State University.
GrainGrowers chief executive David McKeon said the competition, now in its tenth year, continued to go from strength to strength.
“It’s the only such competition in Australia and is unique internationally,” Mr McKeon said.