Entries Tagged as 'Agriculture'

It's Spring! FFA Plant Sale Is A Perfect Bloomer

With the weather getting warmer, a lot of people are digging in their yards again and trying to put some color back into it.  The Judson FFA is having a perfectly timed Spring/Easter Plant Sale.  They have some of the most popular plants and yard accents you would want.  It's April 8 at the Greenhouse located behind the Performing Arts Center next to Judson High School.  Take a look at the details and what kind of planters you can expect.


Judson FFA Students Place At State LDE

They are called Leadership Development Events and the Future Farmers of America organization has a number of them across Texas that lead up to the state competition. This year it was in Huntsville and Judson's Public Relations team competed against more than 300 other teams across the state.  You could only get to this level if you placed first or second in one of the district or area contests.  The focus was on speaking and leadership skills and our students did well.  Out of the 300 plus entries, the team of Emily Oliver, Jocelyn Cochran and Brittany Stevens placed third statewide.  Congratulations to everyone on doing so well.

Pictured: State FFA Officer, Andrea watts (teacher), Emily Oliver, Brittany Stevens, Jocelyn Cochran and State FFA Officer

Support The Judson FFA Chapter Show

Many of us don't think much about it because we just purchase what we need at the grocery store...we take it for granted.  But a lot goes into producing the food that we end up consuming...organizations like FFA are teaching the always progressing business of agriculture.  You can see the future of agriculture at the upcoming Judson High School FFA Chapter Show.  This is a big event for our ag students as they work out the finer points of exhibiting their animals for the Bexar County Show coming up  at the end of the year.  Judson High School has a great agriculture science program that competes toe to toe with all the other magnet programs in other school districts.  Be proud of their work and commitment and show them your support.  A concession stand and a silent auction will also be available to help raise money for the program.

Judson FFA students giving time to elementary students to show livestock


From The Classroom To The Barnyard

Practical knowledge is not only something you learn in the classroom these days.  It's great to get out and see what other parts of the real world have to offer...there's an education on the farm too.  The Judson High School FFA hosted some 1,100 elementary school students from the district at the school's Ag Complex.  Most kids don't ever get to see farm animals...let alone this close. That's exactly what they got to do with 28 Judson Ag students.  From horses, to pigs, goats, rabbits, to steers, the kids loved their tour of the barns and they also learned about how to grow plants.  This is the second annual Barnyard Education Day and it was a huge success with about three times the number of students this year compared to last year.  Thank you to all who helped and to all the schools who allowed their students to attend.



Fill Your Spring Garden With Judson FFA Plants

If you've been looking for a time to replant your garden or yard with some quality plants will now is the time. The Judson FFA recently had a special two day sale, but they will continue to sell their inventory of wonderful hanging baskets and bedding plants at great prices.  They also have some vegetable plants and herbs available.  The greenhouse is located behind the Performing Arts Center at Judson High School and is open to the public  3:30 to 4:30 Monday-Friday.  These plants are the result of a lot of hard work by our horticulture students in the AgriScience program.