The Blinn College Ag Club was named the 2024 Outstanding Chapter and Champion Sweepstakes Team at the recent Texas Junior College Agricultural Association (TJCAA) Convention at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Blinn College was the overall champion team at the
Texas Junior College Agricultural Association
Convention. Attending the conference were (back,
from left) Professor Doug Pierce, Tyler Elkins, Lane
Hogan, Justin Speis, John See IV, Cole Monroe, Riley
Huser, Lake Higbie, Owen Seidenberger, Benjamen
Isaacks, Jakob Sansom, Mason Wurzbach, Cash
Dean, Grayson Oliver, Weston Hinze, Grant Kubala,
Arwen Bac, Maddox Hartmann, and Rachel Hayes;
and (front, from left) Landon Kelley, Kayla Maser,
Jamie Tims, Maggie Brumnett, Nyla Lerma, Shelby
Cones, Kinsey Gardner, Cayle Doise, and Professor
Adrian Austin.
(courtesy Blinn College)

The Outstanding Chapter Award highlights a college that has participated in the most TJCAA activities during the school year, including yearly events, major club-sponsored activities, and service projects in a community.

Kinsey Gardner, a sophomore from Gatesville, Texas, was named overall outstanding student and scholarship winner, while Burton sophomore Weston Hinze was reserve overall outstanding student.

Ag Club members also competed in 12 categories at the convention.

  • Public relations team champion – Maggie Brumnett, Shelby Cones, Cayl Doise, and Grayson Oliver.
  • Prepared speaking – Oliver, first; Rachel Hayes, third.
  • Job interview – Owen Seidenberger, first; Brumnett, fourth.
  • Quiz competition placings were:
  • Agronomy – Mason Wurzbach, second; Hayes, fourth,
  • Animal science – Grant Kubala, first; Lane Higbie, second; Justin Speis, third; Arwen Bac, fourth.
  • Ag economics – Gardner, second; Hinze, fourth.
  • Ag mechanics – John See IV, first; Lane Hogan, second; Tyler Elkins, fourth.
  • Entomology – Hogan, second; Speis, third.
  • Equine – Bac, first.
  • Horticulture – Seidenberger, second.
  • Wildlife – Doise, first.

Blinn placed third overall in the scrapbook competition. Scrapbook organizers were Holly Alderson, Bimslager, Devyn Gaff, Gardner, Brooke Poole, and Ally Smitley.

Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program is approximately four times the size of any other two-year agricultural program in the state and is based at the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex on the Blinn-Brenham Campus. For more information, visit

Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program offers a variety of courses leading to Associate of Science in Agriculture and Associate of Science in Agricultural Business degrees. Courses include several concentrating on ag mechanics such as power units and construction.

The college also sponsors an Agricultural Mechanics Club that allows students to work on projects in a state-of-the-art facility and an Ag Club that is open to members majoring in an ag-related field. The Ag Club focuses on various areas of agriculture and allows students to explore specific interests, including ag mechanics, animal science, plant science, wildlife, and ag business.

(Story courtesy Blinn Information)

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