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Modesto JC’s 60th annual Future Farmers of America Field Day

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POSTED March 11, 2013 7:17 p.m.

MODESTO - It is competitive, it is educational, and it is an agricultural tradition at its best.  It is the 60th Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day hosted by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Department and Young Farmers.  The Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 23.

The FFA Field Day attracts over 1,500 high school students from 100 plus high schools across the State of California who compete in 18 agriculture-related contests including Ag Mechanics, Ag Pest Control, Agronomy, Best Informed Greenhand, Dairy Cattle Judging, Farm Business Management, Farm Power & Machinery, Farm Record Book, Floriculture, Fruit Tree, Job Interview, Livestock Judging, Livestock Judging Novice, Milk Quality and Dairy Foods,  Nursery/Landscape, Poultry Judging, Small Engines and Specialty Animal Handling,   The contests begin at 7:30 a.m. on both East and West Campuses of MJC and at some off-site venues as well.  An awards ceremony will be held at 4  p.m. in the MJC Gymnasium.

This is an outstanding opportunity for our future agriculture leaders to practice the FFA motto of “Learning by Doing.”  Traditionally, the MJC Field Day has a reputation for being one of the best FFA Field Days of the year.  Most coaches and contestants agree that the MJC Field Day is a FFA State Finals level, competitive learning experience.  The Agriculture staff and students look forward to it each year.

For more information on the FFA Field Day, contact the MJC Agriculture Department at 575-6200.

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