Field Day at Hartnell College/Alisal Campus

Publish Date: 
Jan 27, 2017

Field Day at Hartnell College/Alisal Campus

 

SALINAS, Calif. – The Agricultural Business and Technology Institute at Hartnell Community College District is hosting the Fourth Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day, Tomorrow Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Alisal Campus, 1752 East Alisal St., Salinas, CA, 93905. The schedule and map to the campus are attached.

Future Farmers of America is an inter-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. Students will participate in 4 field competitions: Vegetable Crop Judging, Ag Pest Control, Ag Welding and Floriculture. The competitions are open to high school students throughout the state of California members of the FFA- Future Farmers of America. Over 150 high school students from the Central Coast and from out of the area will attend.

Competitions are hosted in the instructional shops, laboratories, and classrooms from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The campus resides on over 100 acres of land and features the latest technologies for high quality instruction, providing students with cutting-edge knowledge.  Students will be tested on their knowledge in their specific areas, then complete assigned tasks and be judged on their skills. The judges are executives from the local agricultural workforce and professional experts in the specific trade.

This event is a great opportunity for our local and out-of-the FFA students to visit the Alisal Campus and learn about the Ag programs offered by Hartnell College in the areas of Ag Business, Ag Production, Food Safety, Ag and Industrial Technology, Advanced Diesel, Automotive Technology and Welding.

For media inquiries the day of the event, contact Dr. Susan Pheasant at (509) 421-0358 or Al Graham at (831) 235-0050.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 16,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu. 

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