High attendance expected for FFA Field Day
The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture and the Butte College Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host their annual FFA Field Day on March 1, at the CSU, Chico University Farm, Butte College campus, and CSU, Chico main campus.
This event gives more than a thousand high school students from across California and into Oregon an opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills, technical competence and leadership skills through various competitions.
More than 2,300 students, including FFA members from Glenn County high schools, are currently registered to compete in 22 different contests, such as livestock judging, agriculture mechanics, agriculture sales, agriculture pest control and many more.
The CSU, Chico and Butte College FFA Field Day is facilitated by college staff and faculty, volunteers, and students.
Field Day Co-chair Ashley Pipkin is excited to see the event come together.
"This year we have a leadership team of 27 students that have been meeting all semester to pull this event together," Pipkin said.
"Aside from our team, hundreds of students, staff, and volunteers dedicate their time and energy to putting on these contests for FFA students every year. Contests like these help mold high school students into hardworking, dedicated, and responsible individuals."