Fresno State ag students claim back-to-back state championships

The Fresno BeeMarch 8, 2014 

Fresno State won the team state championship in the California Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet in Visalia on March 1 for the second year in a row.

Fresno State senior Levy Randolph also earned the individual state championship.

The discussion meet competition was designed for young members of the farm bureau to participate in a progressive and collaborative discussion.

Competitors discuss pressing issues of the agriculture industry and are judged on content, cooperative attitude, presentation and knowledge of the pre-determined speaking topics.

Randolph was one of eight students who represented Fresno State's Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, and will advance to compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Nashville.

This was Fresno State's fourth team championship, and Randolph will be the fifth Bulldog to represent California at the national competition.

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