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JISD AgriScience Program: Upgrades and Success

The Judson High School AgriScience has been around since 1959 and it has been active and flourishing ever since.  Students even today continue learning not just the latest techniques of raising livestock for today's consumers, but responsibility, time management and working together as a team for the greater good.  

There have been a number of upgrades, improvements and renovations that have helped make the students involved in the Ag program more successful and more efficient in what they do with animals and equipment.

During the last several weeks of regional and county competitions, more than 75 percent of students and their animals placed in their respective categories. That's pigs, chickens, lambs, goats...well you get the idea. That means they move on to the San Antonio Livestock Expo ( S.A.L.E.) and earn significant scholarships.  This is a 25 percent increase in S.A.L.E. participation over last year.  

The investments in our students do make a difference and this program is a prime example. It's with the support of the JISD Board, Administration and dedicated teachers that this happens...Thank you.  

Judson Ag Students Building A Place To Grow

It's great to see students using the skills and lessons they've learned in a practical way…and that gives back. The Judson High School Ag department is seeing a new addition taking shape on the complex and it's coming together through the sweat equity of the AgScience students.  They are constructing an expansion to the Horticulture Program's greenhouse.  They're applying their technical skills in a way that will help the program now, but will also be a great asset to kids coming in behind them.  
The addition will provide more shaded space for plants to survive the brutal Texas heat. More plants that thrive means a better chance to increase student fund raising efforts when it comes to selling plants, flowers and greenery to the community. 

Judson Ag Open House Rescheduled For Sept. 2nd

RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

 

The Agriscience Magnet Program at Judson High School will be opening its doors for a special open house on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  It will be a great opportunity to see some of the upgrades and improvements to the facilities out there already.  Your bond money at work!  See the details below.

Kitty Hawk Ag Students Make A Beautiful Difference

You may not know it, but Kitty Hawk Middle School has a class of students that are learning the principles of agriculture.  Mr. Rumfield has been working with them on of the basics of growing plants and it's serving a two-fold purpose.  The students are developing a green thumb while the campus gets better and better looking with the landscaping getting attention. 

Landscaped areas can be a real job just keeping them maintained with controlling and pulling weeds and keeping the plants from getting overgrown. Nothing like a little sweat equity to keep your campus looking good while learning at the same time. 

Judson FFA Alumni Serve Up Tasty Fundraiser

If you're a barbeque fan, you can enjoy some super smoked brisket or sausage with all the trimmings and support one of JISD's great magnet programs.  The Judson Agriscience's FFA program has a wonderful Alumni Association that is hosting a barbeque fundraiser this Saturday, November 12th at Judson High School from Noon to 3 pm.  This is an annual fundraiser that has been really popular and of course tastes great too.