Fifth Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day - Alisal Campus

Publish Date: 
Jan 24, 2018

Fifth Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day

At Hartnell College – East Alisal Campus

SALINAS, Calif.  – The Agricultural Business and Technology Institute at Hartnell Community College District is hosting the Annual Future Farmers of America Field Day, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Alisal Campus, 1752 East Alisal St., Salinas, CA, 93905.

Future Farmers of America is an inter-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. Students will participate in three field competitions: Agriculture Pest Control, Vegetable Crop Judging, and Ag Welding. The competitions are open to all Future Farmers of America high school students in California. Over 150 high school students will participate.

Competitions will be 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 by executives from the local agricultural workforce and professional experts in the specific trade.

Participating schools include Salinas High School, Clovis High School, Patterson High School, Nipomo High School, Santa Ynez High School, North Salinas High School, Parlier High School, Highland Bakersfield High School, Greenfield High School, Santa Maria High School, Templeton High School, Tulare FFA, and Chowchilla High School.

This event is a great opportunity for our local and out-of-the-area 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, Manufacturing Technology, Advanced Diesel Technology, Automotive Technology and Welding.

For media inquiries the day of the event, contact Al Graham at (831) 235-0050.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 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 associate degree and certificate programs, workforce-training, courses in basic skills, 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 education for STEM, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities/social sciences, nursing/healthcare, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the 2015 Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science bachelor’s degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu      ###