It’s a long-standing tradition rooted in agriculture – The Little International. In the 94th year of the event, students will compete in ham curing and prepare speeches, along with competing in the coveted livestock showmanship contest. Also being honored as this year’s Agriculturist of the Year is Ray Erbele of Streeter, North Dakota. “Ray is super humble in everything that he’s done to add to the ag industry,” says the 94th Little “I” Queen Katelyn Skalicky. “Everything he’s done is definitely an inspiration to us students. We want to find people to look up to.” Skalicky goes on to say those involved in the Saddle and Sirloin Club don’t all come from an agricultural background. The largest, student-run event on the North Dakota State University campus takes place February 14 and 15 in Fargo. Learn more in this RRFN interview.