By Hanna Giles
FFA Chapter Reporter
Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.
The Morgan FFA chapter participated at the annual Snow College field day in Ephraim, Utah, and they took five teams to compete in the following contests: Agronomy, Ag Mechanics, Livestock Judging, Horse Judging, and Floriculture.
The Agronomy team consisted of Jessica Carter, Courtney Grandpre, Hanna Giles and Courtney Sanders. These girls had to identify Utah species of weeds and determine qualities of soils, as well as had take a written test on fertilizers.
The Ag Mechanics team had Chase Grandpre, Ty Stephens and Tyson Spens. They had to tear apart a simple engine, do tool I.D., and identify parts on typical farm machinery.
The Horse Judging kids were Alex Taylor, Bailee Mikesell, Jessica Halls, Logan Russel, Jenna Carter and Mikayla Johnson. They were the largest team participating. They judged four classes of horses including aged mares, aged geldings, western pleasure riding, and a reining class.
The Livestock team was made up of Luke Larson, Carson Porter, Maloree Stapley and Brittney Morgan. Classes of sheep, pigs and beef cattle were judged on quality and conformation of the animals depending on the animals’ breed.
The Floriculture kids were the last group to join the “adventure” and the four girls were Lily Henry, McKenna Beaslin, Jessica Larsen and Mika Preece. They made a carnation boutonniere for their contest.
We would like to thank our bus driver Michelle and our amazing advisor Mrs. Morgan for all they do and have done! Good job to all the kids who went and participated. Way to go! We’re excited for state contests coming up in April!