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Brandon Ebert receives award

Brandon Ebert, son of Joseph and Michele Ebert of Silver Lake, received the Agribusiness Outstanding Student Award for 2016-17 from the Ridgewater College, Willmar Campus, Agriculture Department at its awards banquet April 3. The award is considered to be the most prestigious honor an agriculture student can receive. Ebert also participated in the state postsecondary agriculture student contests held in Marshall in February and the national contest in St. Louis, Missouri, in March. In the state competition, Ebert received first place for precision specialist and second places for career progress – power structural and technical, and employment interview – ag equipment service. He received a second place award at the national competition in career progress – power structural and technical. Ebert also was recognized for serving as an ag department ambassador, receiving the Joe Krick Memorial Scholarship and for being on the fall semester dean’s list.