EPHRAIM—High school FFA students came to town to participate in the 50th year celebration of Snow College’s FFA Field Day, Tuesday Oct. 12.
Wearing the official dress of blue corduroy jackets and black pants or skirts and carrying clipboards, the students came to enhance their knowledge of agriculture.
The Snow College Field Day is a career development event designed to simulate actual applications of what contestants learn. In competing at this event, students see what kind of a career they might be interested in.
There were 11 listed contests including evaluating livestock and horses, vet science, forestry, floriculture, soil evaluation, and a variety of others.
All three of the Sanpete County High School FFA Chapters were represented at the competition.
Gunnison Valley teams competed in Dairy and Horse categories. Cole Otten and Landon Bown both did very well in dairy, with Otten placing in the top half of the competition. Chelsey Lyons participated in the horse division.
Manti High was represented in the Livestock, Ag Mechanics and Horse categories. Keely Bertelson, Horse, Jaxon Anderson, Livestock, and Ryker Faatz, Ag Mechanics all placed in the top of their events. Manti’s Ag Mechanics team placed in the top 20 out of 60 teams.
North Sanpete competed with teams in Horse, Livestock, Ag Mechanics, Floriculture and Dairy. The chapters Livestock team of Wyatt Rees, Jentry Rigby and Hayden Jensen led North Sanpete by placing 9th overall out of 80 plus teams. Laney Dyches was in the top of horse judging as an individual.
Despite the winter like weather that arrived that morning, the event went off very successfully, said McKenna Wallentine, Utah FFA Executive Director.