Alfred State College recently hosted 350 Future Farmers of America students from 21 western New York high schools for the 32nd annual Agriculture Skills Contest.
The contest included a variety of events designed to test students’ knowledge and skills in agronomy, agricultural mechanics, animal science, veterinary science, and tractor operations. Ribbons were awarded in every competition, as well as for overall individual and team placing.
Dr. Phil Schroeder, chair of Alfred State’s Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department, said of the contest, “We had a great turnout and fabulous weather this year. I think all the students had fun and learned something.”