2017 Cameron University

FFA Interscholastic Career Development Event

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 
Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences
2800 West Gore Boulevard 
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505-6377 
(580) 581-2373 
(580) 591-8003 FAX

April 12, 2017

Dear Agricultural Education Instructors:

You are invited to attend the Annual Cameron University FFA Interscholastic Career Development Events. The contests are designed for FFA members to test their skills in a variety of judging and speaking areas. Official rules governing Oklahoma State FFA Career Development Events will prevail.  See OSU website at http://cde.okstate.edu/

All Oklahoma high school Agriculture Departments are eligible to participate in the judging contests on Wednesday, April 12. ALL contestants and sponsors who are participating in the judging contests are requested to assemble promptly at 8:00 A.M. at the CU Football Stadium located on 38th Street, just south of the 38th & Gore Blvd Intersection. If the weather turns bad that day, we will assemble in the CU Gymnasium, across the street south from Comanche County Memorial Hospital.

Each school is eligible to enter one 3 or 4-member-team and up to four (4) additional individuals in the following contests: Agronomy, Milk Quality, Food Science, Customer Inquiry, Land Judging, Homesite Judging, Farm Business Management, Entomology, Agriculture communication, Veterinary Science and Meat Judging. The Land Judging site may be 0-25 miles from Lawton, so PLEASE be on time (8:00 A.M. sharp) for assembly at the CU Football Stadium, located on 38th Street just south of 38th Street & Gore Blvd. intersection (or at the CU Gym if inclement weather).

The Livestock Judging contest has been traditionally an FFA interscholastic event that has only been open to one FFA team and one FFA division.   The Cameron University Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences wants to include as many agriculture youth as possible in this event. The contest this year will continue to have a Junior FFA division for students in the  8th-10th grade and a Junior   4-H division for 4-H youth from ages 9-13 as of Jan 1, 2015 (State 4-H Rules).  There will also be a Senior 4-H Division along with the Senior FFA division. This division is open to 4-H youth from 14-18 as of January 1, 2015 (State 4-H Rules).   All four divisions will consist of placing 6-8 classes and a written test.  There will be no reasons given in the contest this year.

The Department will not be hosting a Public Speaking contest this year.   Cameron University will be hosting the SW District Oklahoma Public Speaking Contest in 2018.

Sincerely,

Dr. Terry Conley

Dr. Leon Fischer

Dr. Jerry Dodd

Thomas R. Reece, DVM

Loree Gaines, DVM

Mr. Ron Gaines

Mr. Alex Rosin