Students in the Grove FFA attended the Oklahoma State University Big Three Field Days Livestock Judging Contest July 17 to 20 in Stillwater.
The students included Hannah Dozier, Rylee Caswell, Nettie Kirby, Sierra Campbell, Lauren Chaney, Kash Butler, Kord Butler and Katie Hilton.
The three day event, a time-honored summer field day, draws approximately 1,500 4-H and FFA members to OSU to participate in livestock judging and other educational events.
In addition to the judging contest, the Grove FFA students participated in the OSU Livestock Reproduction Enterprise, Inc. tour, OSU Vet Teaching Hospital tour, and Perkins Cattle Grading Contest.
“One unique feature the Agricultural Education program is it provides students the opportunity to participate in experiential learning," explained Garrett Bergman, Grove FFA Advisor. "Experiential learning is the process of learning through experiences, with this being said students enjoy applying knowledge gained in the classroom in real world scenarios."
The Grove High School Agricultural Education program currently has more than 100 students. The program offers a wide array of classes including: Agricultural Exploration & Orientation, Agriscience II, Agribusiness, Animal Science, & Agricultural Power & Technology.
The Grove High School FFA chapter works in tandem with the Agricultural Education program to encourage students to develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.