The basics of life come through agriculture. Learning about agriculture helps students grow and understand the necessities of life.
One way students have been able to learn about the components of agriculture is the High School program Future Farmer’s of America (FFA).
On Oct. 11, the Snow College Agricultural Department hosted one of the largest FFA contests in the state of Utah
FFA students started showing up to the college around 8 a.m. in the Horne Activity Center. Snow College Ambassadors had many games available to participants, including a cakewalk and a frisbee. Jay Olsen, the professor over the Agriculture Club, was in charge of the event. and he was the person in charge of the contests.
The contest started at 9:00 a.m., with Vice President for Finance and ADM Services Jacob Dettinger speaking about the value of Agriculture.
After the welcome was finished, Olsen sent participants to the designated location for each contest. Snow College offered 10 different contests, allowing students a variety of different options. These included Dairy Cattle, Veterinary Science, Floriculture, Agriculture Business, and Agriculture Mechanics.
The contest concluded with an awards ceremony at the football field.
Janessa Spanheimer, a volunteer with the Horse Judging contest, said “The judge did pretty good I agreed with most of his decisions.”
Several FFA advisors said that the Snow College contest was a fantastic opportunity for students to participate in new events.
Overall, there were 78 schools participating at the event, with a total of 1,936 students competing in events.