Northark agri student wins competition in state conference


Hannah Harrison (Photo courtesy of North Arkansas College)

An agriculture student at North Arkansas College recently took a top honor during the Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Little Rock. Sophomore Hannah Harrison of Jasper battled students from other two-year and four-year institutions and won the Discussion Meet competition.

The competition included a panel simulating a committee board meeting. According to Northark, students were given two agricultural topics and were asked to work through solutions and help each other figure it out. The first topic pertained to families owning farms but working elsewhere, having to simultaneously juggle both jobs. The second topic was about infrastructure and economic knowledge or lack thereof.

Harrison had starting enrolling in concurrent classes at Northark while she was still in high school. Even before she sat foot on campus, her first year of college was complete. Harrison is a member of the Northark Agriculture Club and participates in trips and community service. She plans to transfer to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and is considering returning to the area as an agriculture teacher.

Harrison will go onto compete at nationals next February in Louisville, Kentucky.

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