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Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup
Agricultural Innovations from Arkansas State University was the winning team in the graduate division at Wednesday's DWR Governor's Cup business-plan competition. Team members are (from left) Dirk Tanner, Justin Bagley, Kenneth Rains, Josh Baker, Franklin Kelley and faculty advisor Erick Chang.

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.
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