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FVSU Agricultural Economics Club members compete at national conference

Published: 02/23/2015 5:05PM
By: booner

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(Seated from Left-Right) Agriculture economics majors TaNia Rowland, Jasmine Hughes and Sadiyyah Muhammad. (Standing from L-R) Jackie Whitehead, FVSU research assistant, agriculture economic majors Richmond Brou, Millicent Cosby, Brian Glover and Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, coordinator of Fort Valley State University’s Agricultural Economics Program and advisor to the Agriculture Economics club. Not pictured, Christopher Clark.

Seven members of Fort Valley State University’s Agricultural Economics Club attended the Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s 47th annual conference Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.

During the conference, club members participated in the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Quizbowl where they answered questions about applied economics, agribusiness and general knowledge. More than 112 students from 19 colleges and universities competed in the event where students are randomly divided into 28 teams each consisting of four individuals.

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, coordinator of the agricultural economics program and club advisor, said he is very pleased with the performance of the group as a whole. “On average, most of their teams went beyond the first round,” Ibrahim said.

Brian Glover, a junior agricultural economics major from Twiggs County, earned first place honors with his unit. Glover, whose group consisted of students from Purdue University and Kentucky State University, said it was a great experience to represent FVSU on a national level and enhance the school’s reputation in agricultural economics.

Each member of the first place team received a certificate and $100 prize. For more information about FVSU’s Agricultural Economics Program, contact Ibrahim at 478-825-6815 or ibrahimm@fvsu.edu.