Cameron to host 500 high school students during annual Agriculture Interscholastic Meet

The Cameron University Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences will play host to approximately 500 high school students representing high schools from throughout Oklahoma during its annual FFA Agriculture Interscholastic Meet on Wednesday, April 12. The event helps agriculture students hone their skills in areas ranging from practical animal science and agronomy to leadership and business while preparing for the state FFA competition. Cameron has hosted the Ag Interscholastic Meet for more than 50 years and this year expands the Livestock Judging competition to four divisions.                

“We look forward to welcoming Oklahoma’s youth to Cameron for the annual Agriculture Interscholastic,” says Dr. Terry Conley, Chair, Agriculture and Biological Sciences. “Our goal is to help high school students prepare for their state competitions while getting a first-hand look at what Cameron has to offer.”

Participants will assemble at 8 a.m. at Cameron Stadium for a welcome assembly. After receiving instructions, they will disperse to individual competitions at various points around the Cameron campus. Competitors will demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of Career Development Events (CDE) including Meat Judging, Agronomy, Farm Business Management, Livestock Judging, Food Science and Technology, Milk Quality, Land Judging, Homesite Evaluation, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Communications, Customer Inquiry and Entomology. A Quiz Bowl will also be held.  

The Livestock Judging contest will four divisions: 1) Junior FFA Division for students in grades eight through 10; 2)  Junior 4-H division for ages 9 to 13, 3) Senior 4H Division for ages 14 to 18, and 4) Senior FFA Division for grades 11-12. In all four divisions, competition will consist of placing six to eight classes and a written test. This year, there will be no reasons given in the contest.

For more information, go to http://www.cameron.edu/agriculture/interscholastic.html  or call 580-581-2373.

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April 4, 2017

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