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Entries Tagged as 'Agriculture'

Take A Drive-Help Judson FFA

One of the more popular events that helps raise money for the Judson FFA each year is the Drive-A-Ford fundraiser.  Coming up May 2 from 8:30 am- 5:00 pm at the Judson High School parking lot.  Just come by and spend a few minutes to check out and even drive a new Ford and Jordan Ford will make a donation to the Judson FFA.  It's quick, easy and has impact. On top of that, the Judson FFA is partnering with Project Graduation to sell refreshments, and there will be a host of vendors there with booths that will be offering products from Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Posh, RBFCU and the Plaid Armadillo.  Come on out, take a drive and help the Judson FFA!

Judson FFA Plant Sale...Grab Some Color!

Judson High School's FFA plant sale is a great event each year.  The variety of color and types of plants for different uses in your yard is really amazing and it's all at the Judson High School Greenhouse.  Don't miss it because it's Wednesday, April 8th from 3:45 pm to 7:00 pm.  The JHS Greenhouse is right behind the PAC (Performing Arts Center). 

Not Your Grandpa's Barnyard Education

Of course, not everything worthy of learning is taught inside the four walls of a classroom setting.  The Judson FFA takes that idea each year and fine tunes it with JISD elementary school students...and it's a treat for both groups.  More than 500 elementary age students came to the barns at Judson High School and stopped at several different stations to learn about the animals that have been essential to U.S. farms and ranches for so long and still are staples today.  Lambs, chickens, goats, rabbits cattle, swine and plants were on display. FFA students help the kids understand the terminology, use and care of all the animals...complete with props.  They also included what consumer products come from what is raised on farms and ranches too. In addition, the tour included a trip to the greenhouse where the young students learned about the Photosynthesis cycle. Something new that the two day event featured was a special guest speaker. Emilee Trlica from the Texas Farm Bureau was invited to give a presentation about cotton and the many things it's used for. 
The Judson High School FFA Barnyard Committee is made up 50 students and each year they meet several times to plan for this event for the elementary school students.  A great big thank you to the Committee Leader Mallori Johnson and Co-chairs Joshua Borg and Haley Klar for their work on this. Lauren Henderson is the faculty advisor for the committee and is an Agriculture Science Teacher at Judson High School. 







2014 Judson Grad Gets Highest FFA Honor

Jordan Trees pictured with her father Jay Trees

2014 Judson High School graduate Jordan Trees received the American FFA Degree in Louisville, Kentucky at the FFA's 87 Annual Convention and Expo. This degree is the highest degree and honor that can be awarded to an FFA member. This is quite an accomplishment considering that the highest percentage of members ever getting the degree in any given year is less than one half of one percent. To get to this level of accomplishment in achievement and service, members must first receive the following degrees: Greenhand, Chapter FFA Degree and State FFA Degree.  Jordan is now a student at Blinn College in College Station studying Plant and Soil Science. Congratulations to Jordan and much success in college and beyond.

Judson Agriscience Fall Plant Sale

Fall colors aren't just about pumpkins and fall leaves...there are so many other possibilities that project color even as the weather turns colder. The Judson High School Agriscience/Horticulture Department has some great deals at its annual plant sale. They are in full bloom. Whether you're looking for bedding plants or something for your pots you can pick up some great color in dianthus, pansies, snap dragons, ornamental cabbage, petunias and much more. The sale is Thursday, November 6th from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. at the Judson Greenhouse behind the Performing Arts Center.  All proceeds go to the Agriscience program.