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USU AGRICULTURE STUDENTS HONORED

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.