-Career Development Events-
Career Development Events are one of the most exciting ways students can get involved in our program. These events allow students to apply critical thinking skills during a career-based competition.
Each contest requires a team of four members and they must work together to prepare. At the end competition season, the team will attend a state finals contest where they will compete for the state champion title.
FRUIT TREE PRUNING
The team is evaluated on their ability to prune multiple grapevines and give oral reasons on the production levels and maturity of the vines.
The contest involves the judging of a variety of fruits, citrus diseases, defects, insects, and general citrus quality through natural and mechanical damage.
The team is evaluated on their ability to prune multiple fruit trees and give oral reasons on the production levels and maturity of the trees.
AG PEST CONTROL
The contest evaluates past production hens, meat production birds, egg quality, and other processed products based on USDA-grade standards.
Students judge a variety of vegetable crops and are evaluated on their Vegetable identification knowledge and oral presentation skills.
Participants will identify and apply the correct scientific and common names to pests and give an oral presentation to a panel of industry experts.
FRUIT TREE JUDGING
The contest involves developing a plan that promotes a current or proposed agricultural product, supply, or service and presenting it to a panel of judges.
The students are tested on four classes of fruit trees and select the trees that would produce the most fruit and money. Then they must give a report about their choices.
SOIL AND LAND
The students evaluate soil and determine land capability classes based upon a myriad of factors such as slope, drainage, permeability, erosion, and water holding capacity.
The contest includes an identification test and tests the students' ability to perform practicums effectively.
Students are asked to identify flowers, potted plants, and tools, as well as demonstrate their knowledge of floral design by creating the specified arrangements.
The contest is designed to test students' mechanical skills through tractor operation, machinery troubleshooting, and tool identification.