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Blinn College Ag Sciences Program wins top honors at TJCAA Convention

Blinn wins 12 of 15 on-site contests, wins most outstanding chapter and student

Blinn Ag Club

April 24, 2014

The accolades continue to roll in for Blinn College’s Agricultural Sciences Program.

The program recently placed first overall at the Texas Junior College Agriculture Association (TJCAA) Convention at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Blinn won 12 of the 15 scoreable on-site contests, in addition to its sweepstakes and outstanding chapter recognition as the state’s top junior college club. Taylor Walker placed first overall as the convention’s most outstanding student, while Whitney Grantham placed second.

“We had a completely new crop of students this year and I’m very satisfied with how we placed,” Ag Instructor Bryn Behnke said. “Between the judging team’s success, the number of ag mechanic shows we’ve helped with and the countless other events, it’s been a very successful year.”

The Blinn Agricultural Sciences Program is roughly four times the size of any other two-year agricultural program in the state and offers agriculture classes on all of its campuses, with the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex serving as the program’s hub.

In addition to its excellence in the classroom, Blinn offers extracurricular educational activities in the areas of livestock judging, agriculture club, wildlife, agriculture mechanics, horticulture and agriculture sciences.

For more information on Blinn’s ag science program, visit:




1. Blinn


Outstanding Chapter


1. Blinn


Outstanding Student


1. Taylor Walker

Spring Branch

2. Whitney Grantham




1. Blinn


Public Relations


1. Blinn


Prepared Public Speaking


1. Tayler Walker


2. Lucia Mendez


Ag Mechanics


1. Brady Arthur


2. Taylor Nieman


4. Chris McLaren

Missouri City

T8. Ty Batchelor


T8. Deonte Carr


Ag Economics


1. Brady Arthur


2. Whitney Grantham


T5. Dakota Crissman


T5. Shea Mackey

College Station

T5. Chama Martin


T5. Nicole Terrell


Animal Science


1. Whitney Grantham


2. Shea Mackey


4. Chama Martin


5. Dakota Crissman


T7. Chris McLaren


T7. Tori Merryfield


T7. Sam Butler


T10. Tyler Krebs
T10. Emily Neuman


T10. Faith Nutt


T10. Payton Warmke




1. Melissa Espinoza


3. Shea Mackey


5. Charlotte Sturm




1. Ashely Lewis


4. Melissa Espinoza


9. Sayde Reeder




1. Chris McLaren


2. Faith Nutt


4. Charlotte Sturm


6. Tyler Krebs


9. Emily Neuman


Equine Science


2. Melissa Espinoza


6. Brady Arthur


7. Chama Martin


Job Interview


2. Maria Jamieson

Tuscon, Ariz.

3. Brooke Young




3. Ashely Lewis


4. Brady Arthur


8. Nicole Terrell