It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day hosted by the Modesto Junior College Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division and Young Farmers. The Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 24.
The FFA Field Day attracts over 2,000 high school students from over 100 high schools across the State of California who vie for the top award in 20 agriculture career development events.
The career development events include: ag experience tracker (formerly known as farm records), ag mechanics, agriculture sales, agriscience fair, agronomy, best informed greenhand, dairy cattle judging, employment skills (formerly known as job interview), farm business management, farm power and machinery, floriculture, fruit tree, light horse judging, livestock judging, milk quality and dairy foods, nursery/landscape, poultry judging, small engines, and veterinary science.
The Field Day begins at 7:30 a.m. at various sites on both the East and West campuses of MJC. An awards ceremony is held at 4 p.m. in the MJC East Campus Gymnasium.
Participating in this event is an opportunity for future agriculture leaders to practice the FFA motto that states: “Learning to Do.”
“By tradition, the MJC Field Day has a reputation for being one of the best FFA Field Days of the year,” said Don Borges, dean of the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division at MJC. “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 and take great pride in providing the best venue possible for FFA members to hone their skills.”
For more information on the FFA Field Day, contact the MJC Agriculture Department at (209) 575-6200.