UW-RF to Host 56th Annual Agricultural Technology Contest
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the 56th Annual Agricultural Technology Contest on campus on April 2. The Agricultural Technology Contest includes a series of career development events hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences that allow Wisconsin and Minnesota FFA members to showcase their knowledge by participating in a variety of contests.
The contests focus on agricultural communications, agricultural mechanics, agronomy, dairy cattle evaluation, farm business management, floriculture, food science and technology, forestry, horse evaluation, livestock evaluation, middle school agriscience, nursery/landscape, soils, veterinary science and wildlife.
CAFES expects nearly 1,000 students this year to compete in 18 different contest areas. UW-River Falls coordinates the Wisconsin FFA state contests for agricultural communications and food science and technology. First-place teams will advance to compete at the National FFA Convention in October.
Seven of the events also serve as qualifying contests for the Wisconsin FFA Association Career Development Events, set for April 29 in Madison. These events include agricultural technology and mechanical systems, dairy evaluation, floriculture, horse evaluation, livestock evaluation, wildlife and veterinary science.