Arkansas Tech University senior Madeline Carter earned second place in the Arkansas Farm Bureau agriculture division of the 2019 Delta Plastics Arkansas Governor’s Cup.
Carter was recognized by the judging panel for her vision of “Tank’s Treats.” The proposed business would sell locally-sourced dog treats.
A native of Cedarville, Carter is an agriculture business major with an emphasis in animal science. She is pursuing a minor in marketing.
She made her presentation during the competition finals at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce headquarters March 28-29. The prizes were announced during a luncheon in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Thursday, April 11.
A team of four ATU management and marketing students also reached the semifinals of the overall competition.
Seniors Easton Carter of Dardanelle, Scott Conrad of Fort Smith and Isaac Hale of Aledo, Texas, along with junior Nicholas Grice of Western Grove proposed a user-driven, interactive mobile application named “GoAR.”
Dr. Stephen Jones, professor of management, served as advisor for the ATU teams in the competition.
According to the website of presenting organization Arkansas Capital, the Delta Plastics Arkansas Governor’s Cup challenges students to develop “ideas for new or better products or services to see if they could be profitable by putting it through a rigorous and real-world entrepreneurial process.”
The competition was founded in 2001.