Adams State Agri-business students making their mark

(05-11-2017)

Students in Adams State University’s Agri-business program have been highly visible at the local, state, and national levels, according to program director Dr. Zena Buser. “We have had a very good year,” she said.

Four students in Buser’s Agricultural Policy & Farm Bill course took second place in a national video competition supported by the Daniels Ethics Initiative Fund (DFEI). Entitled “Gas Up? Improper use of company assets,” the video can be viewed on You Tube. It was produced by Braydon Wakasugi, Cade Kunugi, Paitton Heltenberg, and Kreg Vollmer and was filmed on the Kunugi family farm. The video was unique, Wakasugi said, in that it had an agriculture theme.

From left: Braydon Wakasugi, Cade Kunugi, Dr. Zena Buser, Paitton Heltenberg, and Kreg Vollmer

Buser is Adams State's Ethics Champion for the Southern Colorado Higher Education Consortium Ethics Program. The consortium includes nine colleges and universities and is led by University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) in conjunction with the Denver-based Daniels Fund.

In February, Jordyn Neely took first place in the Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) discussion meet contest and finished in the Sweet 16 at nationals. Neely also attended Ag Day at the Capital in March. Vollmer and Cody Trujillo attended the CFB Leadership Conference Loveland in January.