Sheridan College Hosts Annual FFA Competition For High Schoolers

Mar 11, 2019

Credit Sheridan College

High school students from around the state competed in a Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition at Sheridan College. Over 200 students took part in team and individual events.

Organizers offered events like horse judging, agricultural sales, environment and natural resources, and farm and business management.

Sheridan College Agriculture Director Mae Smith said the annual event not only helps prepare students for upcoming competitions in the spring but also teaches them skills to use after high school.

"Each of these competitions brings a skill set to the students," Smith said. "For instance, in [agriculture] sales, they have to be able to work as a group and be able to market a product and have public speaking skills. [There is] a lot of critical thinking skills in all of these competitions."

Smith said the event is also a way for students to learn more about the programs offered at the college.

"This is a great recruiting and promotion event for us because it gets students on campus, meeting some of our faculty members and seeing some of our facilities," she said.

Winning juniors and seniors received $1,000 scholarships to Sheridan College.