Co-ordinated by the Society for Range Management, the exam provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to demonstrate higher order learning skills and synthesis knowledge of the art and science of rangeland management. Individuals and teams are both eligible to compete.
The U of S team is comprised of 15 students from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, with various majors and backgrounds. They meet to study and prepare for the exam—on top of their regular course loads, assignments and exams. The team even engaged in a variety of fundraising activities to secure the trip.
In total, 24 teams from across North America competed this year. This is the first time the U of S team has come out on top, placing a very close second last year.
Coaching the team is Nadia Mori, a college alumna.