Agriculture Club Hosts 2023 FFA Judging Event

Published: September 18, 2023 | Author: Donna Kroff | Read Time: 1 minutes

Horses, livestock, range and agronomy are the categories where contestants will be judged.

The SUU Agriculture Club will host the 2023 FFA Livestock, Horse, Range & Agronomy Judging Contest, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at the Diamond Z Arena and SUU Valley Farm. The contest has been held annually for over 50 years. (Only the 2020 COVID year it was not held.)

Approximately 30 FFA Chapters from Utah and Nevada will compete in this event. Students and advisors will arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and donuts (provided by IFA). The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a warm welcome and encouragement for participants to continue their education by attending SUU. After the welcome, students are directed to their individual contest.

Professor Chad Gasser will run the livestock judging inside the Diamond Z arena and Professor Mitch Greer will run the range contest outside the arena. The other contestants will be bused a short distance to the SUU Valley Farm where Professor Dean Winward will run the agronomy contest and Professor Lee Wood will run the horse contest. The entire event is over by noon. Results are posted on the SUU Agriculture Facebook page. Winning schools will receive a trophy and top contestants will receive a belt buckle.

Students in the Agriculture Club are assisting in registration and judging areas throughout the morning. The College of Health Science staff help with registration and mingle with students, promoting SUU. The event is a fundraiser for the SUU Agriculture Club. In 2022, SUU hosted 415 students at this event.

Those interested in viewing competitions may do so at the Diamond Z arena, just off Highway 56, on Cross Hollow Road.

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