West Hills Farm of the Future hosts FFA Field Day Nov. 5

From West Hills College

West Hills College Coalinga’s Farm of the Future will host a Future Farmers of America (FFA) field day on Nov. 5, featuring several different competitions and over 100 students from high schools across the state.

FFA members will compete at the field day in welding, Best Informed Greenhand, farm power and land judging career development events.

“These field days provide formative assessments (students learn as they compete in the competitions) that teach high school students agricultural fundamentals,” said Dr. Timothy Ellsworth, a Farm of the Future instructor and the contest organizer.  “They also showcase our facilities, faculty and staff to high school Ag students, and perhaps more importantly, their Ag Instructors who can become some of our best advocates and play an important role in directing graduating seniors to local colleges.”

Field days are held at colleges and high schools state-wide and allow FFA members to prepare for the upcoming state finals for these contests.

The action will start at 8 a.m. and culminate with the awarding of trophies and ribbons to the winning teams and individuals in each event. Buckles, ribbons and hats will be awarded to the top individuals and teams.

For more information about the contest, contact Ellsworth at 559-934-2711 or timothyellsworth@whccd.edu. Registration for teams interested in attending is open until Oct. 26 and is available online at http://tinyurl.com/ffareg.

FieThe event will be held at the WHCC Farm of the Future at 518 W. Gale Ave. in Coalinga.

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