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April 2008

Release Date: April 23, 2008

Regional FFA and 4-H Teams Advance to State Competition at ASU

Two 4-H chapters and 10 Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters from Region II have qualified to compete in the State FFA and 4-H Wildlife Judging Contest Tuesday, May 13, hosted by Angelo State University at the San Angelo State Park.

The state contest will feature competition in various wildlife skills between the top five FFA chapters and top two 4-H chapters from each region around the state. Contest categories include plant identification, habitat evaluation, species identification, game laws, safety and wildlife judging techniques.

The Region II Wildlife Judging Contest was held at ASU April 15. Region II is made up of schools in the FFA’s Area II and Area VII. It encompasses an area that stretches west to El Paso, east to San Antonio and north to Abilene. FFA chapters that qualified for the state contest from Area II are Wall, Anson, Denver City, Veribest and Sweetwater. Area VII qualifiers are Ingram, Marion, LBJ, Cedar Park and Lockhart. The FFA’s overall regional winner was Reagan Noland of Wall, who was also awarded a scholarship for finishing in first place.

The two qualifying 4-H chapters from Region II are Stonewall County and McCulloch County. The overall regional 4-H winner was Cristy Beauchamp from Stonewall County.

For more information on the upcoming state contest, contact Dr. Cody Scott or Corey Owens in the ASU Agriculture Department at 942-2027.