Comes out on top
Jason Unruh, a 2007 graduate of Peabody-Burns High School and a student at Kansas State University, competed Nov. 16 and 20 with the KSU crops team and helped the team secure a national championship title.
Unruh, an agronomy major, earned the highest individual score overall in the Chicago CME Group Collegiate Crops contest, placing first in plant and seed identification and grain grading, and fourth in seed analysis. He had a perfect score in grain grading. In the Kansas City Board of Trade contest, Unruh was third high individual overall, placing third in plant and seed identification, fourth in grain grading, and sixth in seed analysis.
KSU received a team scholarship award from contest sponsors at the Kansas City competition. Individual student winners from the Chicago contest were awarded scholarships.
The university has won a national crops championship in nine of the past 12 years.