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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. 

Judson HS Homecoming Mums From Ag Science Dept.


Looking for a great looking Homecoming mum that will thrill your special person and support a great cause.  Look no further than the Judson High School Ag Science Department.  They have some great looking mums and the floral students are doing some great work and need your support.  So show your Rocket Homecoming spirit and get a great looking mum from our own creative and hardworking students.  They also have some new products this year so take a look...order form is also included below.



Judson FFA Students Shine At State Conference


The Judson High School FFA Chapter has been recognized as one of the top chapters in the entire state of Texas. It was honored with the Golden Horizon award…the highest state ranking that an FFA chapter can get. The Judson FFA also picked up the Golden Emblem rating which is presented to only the top 10 percent of FFA chapters in the state and carries a national ranking as well. Both honors are based on how chapters employ the FFA mission and strategies, focusing on student, chapter and community development. The Judson FFA will advance to the national chapter level in October. 

In addition, several Judson High School student FFA chapter members were honored for their work in the program.  Jordan Trees was named a candidate for the American FFA Degree…the highest degree awarded by the National FFA in a four-tier program that recognizes individual achievement in instructional, practical and leadership efforts. 

Also, seven other students from the Judson High School FFA were recipients of the Lone Star FFA degree. Those students honored were Tyler Bledsoe, Josh Borg, Jocelyn Cochran, Rachel Cochran, Tyler Hill, Renee Perez and Jason Templeton.  The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest bestowed by the Texas FFA to a member. Keep in mind these students achieved this in the largest and most competitive FFA organization in the nation! Congratulations to these students.