The University of Kentucky (UK) Forage Bowl team took the top spot at the National Forage Bowl, held during the 2014 American Forage and Grasslands Council meetings in Memphis, Tenn., in early January. The contest is an undergraduate quiz bowl competition that tests students on their forage and livestock management knowledge.

“I am both extremely proud and humbled by the level of effort put in by these young ladies and their graduate coaches, and it showed in their performance,” said Ben Goff, PhD, assistant professor within UK’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

The students (pictured above, from left to right) on the team are: Jessica Williamson (graduate coach; PhD candidate in IPSS), Meredith Tapp (junior in Animal Science), Veronica Bill (co-captain; sunior in Equine Science), Cecilia Purtee (senior in Animal Science), Elizabeth Langlois (co-captain; senior in Animal & Equine Science), and Caitlin Timberlake (graduate coach; MS candidate in IPSS).