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LCC Hosts FFA Competition

FFA Students Assemble at Wellness Center

 

 

Almost 850 FFA high school students from over 40 schools took part in the annual FFA Career Development Day hosted by Lamar Community College this past Wednesday, April 3rd.

Preparing Floral Entry for Judging

According to Tori Hawks, LCC Recruiting Coordinator, this is the largest contest of its kind in the state, with the exception of the State FFA CDE Competition. “Greg Cash heads the LCC Agriculture Department and organizes the annual event for the school along with Curtis Temple,” she explained.

Judges Review Entries at LCC Wellness Center

There are 12 different competitive events scattered across the school campus, from the Equine Building to the Betz Building and 98 different teams were competing that morning in floral displays. The Lamar High School was hosting Ag Mechanics, while the county fairground was host to livestock and meats judging.  Other events included Job Interview, Land Classification, Farm & Ranch Management, Crops, Milk Quality and Ag Sales.

Hawks said mostly school from the region, but also from as far away as Rifle, “We had some schools arrive last night and the remainder was on campus as of this morning.” She said Oklahoma Panhandle State University attending to help with the meat judging competitions.  “We transfer some of our students to them for their four year curriculum,” she added.

“We’re waiting for Little Caesar to drop off about 400 pizzas for our lunch break and after the meal we’ll move into scores and judging for teams and individuals where the high-scoring winners will receive a $500 scholarship to LCC to further their education as well as a national plaque from FFA.

By Russ Baldwin

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