This year’s annual “Friends of Agriculture Round-Up” at North Central Texas College was reportedly a record-breaking event.

The First State Bank-sponsored Roundup, which included a catered meal and live and silent auctions, raised $44,154 for NCTC scholarships. The total raised was a record for the 12-year event.

All proceeds from the auction will help build endowed scholarships for NCTC students studying agriculture, horticulture or equine science at NCTC. Since the first ag auction was held in 2001, more than $240,000 has been raised.

“The NCTC Friends of Agriculture scholarship was an enormous help to me and my family,” said previous scholarship recipient Crystal Bayer. “The scholarship allowed me to acquire my associate’s degree at NCTC and also enabled me to continue my education at Tarleton State University where I earned my bachelor’s degree in animal production. Without the Friends of Agriculture scholarship, I am sure this would not have been possible.”

For more information on the NCTC ag program call (940) 668-7731 Ext. 4353.

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