Every winter quarter, the College of Ag & Environmental Sciences hosts their annual Field Day.
2008 Friday February 29 and Saturday March 1
2006 Friday and Saturday March 3rd & 4th
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will be holding its annual Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day on Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th, 2014. This field day is open to FFA and 4-H high school students from California and surrounding states. This is a great opportunity for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to showcase the college to potential prospective students. Approximately 3,000 high school students come to UC Davis to compete in the 24 contests listed below.
5.Best Informed Greenhand
7.Creed Recitation **
8.Dairy Cattle Judging
9.Farm Business Management
10.Farm Power and Machinery
11.Farm Record Book
15.Light Horse Judging
18.Milk Quality and Dairy Foods
20.Parliamentary Procedure and Debate**
23.Specialty Animal Judging
** = Public Speaking Contest
Field Day is entirely run by UCD students with faculty and staff advisors. They have to arrange to get flowers, cattle, judges, animal carcasses, bug samples, dairy samples, engines, horses and more. They have to dig holes for Land Judging, set up science displays from Agriscience Fair, and make and grade tests for almost every contest. They will have to grade quickly, as tests and results are turned in to get scores tabulated in time for the contest critiques immediately afterward and the award ceremony a few hours later.
It's harder for the UCD coordinators since they generally have the earliest contest on the circuit, and therefore the least amount of time to prepare for it. As most of the contests start around 8 am on Saturday, it makes for a very long day for the coordinators. Nonetheless, they try to put on the best competition they can to put up a good face for UC Davis, since this is the only time a lot of these prospective students see the campus.
For ag teachers looking to register, click the following link: http://calaged.csuchico.edu/registration/SelectContestReg.asp?FieldDayID=398
Interested in coordinating a contest or volunteering? Contact the head field day coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (530)-752-0922. Volunteers are always much appreciated!
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