Several Utah State University agriculture students have been honored for work in developing computer software programs ranging from farm equipment management to ventilation requirements for livestock buildings.
The award-winning agricultural software programs were selected from among 40 student entries enrolled in a new USU course called "Computers in Agriculture" said Stephen E. Poe, course instructor and assistant professor in the Agricultural Education Department.In the agricultural software category, a $100 first-place prize went to Clayton Bagley, a freshman in agricultural technology from Koosharem, Sevier County.
Keith Sleight, a junior from Bountiful and Thomas Moedl, a senior from Ririe, Idaho, both majoring in agricultural education, tied for second place and received $50 each.
Honorable mentions went to Dean Dimond, a freshman from Wendell, Idaho, majoring in agricultural technology, and to Jo Egelund, a senior from Mendon, Cache County, majoring in international agriculture. They each received $20.
In the energy software category, a first place $100 prize went to Greg Poe, a junior transfer student from Palm Desert, Calif.
Dave Smith, a freshman from Coalville majoring in agricultural mechanization, won second place and $50.