April 15, 2011--The 51st Agricultural Technology Contest brought 991 middle and high school agriculture students from 61 Minnesota and Wisconsin schools to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on April 2.
Students competed in 18 different agriculture-related contests. A number of the contests are state qualifying career development events or even qualifiers for the Wisconsin FFA state contest.
UW-River Falls students are instrumental as volunteers to proctor and judge the various contests, including agricultural communications, agricultural mechanics, agronomy, dairy cattle evaluation, farm business management, floriculture, food science and technology, forestry, horse evaluation, livestock evaluation, nursery/landscape, small animals, soils and wildlife. Additional contests were the crop show and the power tool drag race.
Results of the contest can be found at http://www.uwrf.edu/AGED/AgTechResults.cfm. For more information, contact the Agricultural Education office at 715-425-3555.
Photo: Some 991 middle and high school students participated in the livestock evaluation contest during the 51st Agricultural Technology Contest held April 2 at the Mann Valley Lab Farm at UW-River Falls. The students are placing a group of sheep.