Announcing Southern Utah University’s FFA Event for Sept. 28

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The SUU Agriculture Club will host the 2021 FFA Livestock, Horse, Range & Agronomy Judging Contest, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Diamond Z Arena and SUU Valley Farm.

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 faculty from the SUU College of Health Sciences and SUU Agriculture Science giving 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 faculty and staff help with registration and mingle with students, promoting SUU.

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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