MJC Agricultural & Environmental Sciences E-News
April 4, 2019
In this Edition:
  • Featured Major - Plant Science

  • Field Day Re-cap

  • Extension Workshop Job

  • Dairy Princess Recruitment

  • Occupational Olympics

  • YF's at A's Game

  • Plant Sale

  • Last Breakfast

  • Sustainable Stanislaus Ag-Scursion

  • Job Opportunity

  • 6th- Annual Plant Sale
  • 11th- YF Dodgeball
  • 23rd- MJC Ag Last Breakfast
  • 3rd - MJC Graduation - Party in the Patio for Graduating Students!
Featured Major
Plant Science
This week we would like to highlight another of our popular majors, Plant Science ! For an overview of what Modesto Junior College offers, please visit the link, highlighting Beckwith Ranch and other MJC opportunities. Over these pages you can learn what careers are available, which courses to take to launch you on your way to them, what certificates and degrees this major offers, along with contact information for plant science faculty advisers.
Field Day Re-cap
MJC just completed a phenomenal field day on March 23rd. Not only were there over 300 plus MJC students that helped put this contest on, but there were over 2,000 students that participated in 20 different contests. MJC students and faculty members have been preparing for this event since November of 2018, and with this thorough preparation all contest ran smooth and efficiently.
Extension Workshop
Job Opportunities
Dairy Princess Program Recruitment
Are you passionate about the dairy industry? Run for Dairy Princess to be an advocate in your district and statewide. The
program builds a favorable image for milk and dairy products through public appearances. In existence for many years, the program is sponsored by California dairy families through the California Milk
Advisory Board.
Occupational Olympics
Modesto Junior College sent 2 agriculture student representatives along with Mr. Ryan Amaral to the Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition, held March 21, 2019 at
Stanislaus County Fair Grounds in Turlock, Calif. The college connected with high school students from around Stanislaus County, who also competed at a number of events that included CTE Common Core
Anchor Standards with individuals being awarded. Later other agencies, individuals, and industry representatives connected with students on a one to one basis concerning a variety of careers. The
career expo was focused on promoting academic and occupational understanding and success in the following career areas: Agriculture, Business, Home Economics, and Industry.
Ag Business Students Maggie and Nikki Homen recruiting from the department.
YF's at The A's Game
On Friday, March 29th the Young Farmers Club took students to the Oakland A’s game. 10 students went along with Mr. Borges, Mr. Amador, and Mrs. Boyd. Before the game we stopped at The Star for pizza and then headed to the game! With quality time for bonding and baseball fun students gained new friendships, and a new love for baseball. Though, it was a sad day for the students, as the team they were rooting for did not win the game. However, It was an enjoyable game to watch and a lot of fun overall!
Plant Sale
Last Breakfast
The MJC Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Program wishes to extend its profound appreciation of your continued work through your educational journey. Due to your hard work and dedication, the department will be hosting a scholarship breakfast to give you the recognition deserved.This year’s scholarship presentation program the “Annual Last Breakfast,” is on Wed, April 23, 2019, at the MJC ACE Pavilion on West Campus. Breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m., followed by the scholarship presentations at 7:30 a.m. The program should conclude by 9:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sustainable Stanislaus Ag-Scursion
Sustainable Stanislaus is hosting a community event called Ag-Scursion. 
This event is geared toward highlighting sustainable agriculture practices in our community. 
It is an 8:30 – 1 event (followed by a tasting hosted by Stanislaus Grown) on Saturday April 13, 2019. 
The trip is perfect for students, community members, and families (children must be 13 or older). 
This first trip (flyers attached) will visit Fiscalini Farms and Cheese and Gemperle’s Edelweiss Nut Company with hosted tours at each site. 
Please let your friends and family know about this event! It is going to be a great community day and the cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Registration is on the NASC website or through Event Brite at [stanagscursion.eventbrite.com]Ag-Scursion Registration ( stanagscursion.eventbrite.com )
Job Opportunity!
MJC Agriculture and Environmental Sciences department knows the importance of finding a great job that accommodates to a school schedule. The job offered here is a part time 30 hours per week, pay is minimum wage $12.00 per hour. Duties are washing out trailers, dumping trashes, sweeping, and assorted cleaning chores. Job can be done any days Monday – Saturday depending on the workers school schedule. It will also accommodate missing days because of Finals, school trips, etc.

To apply contact:
Mark Villines
A.L. Gilbert Co
Keyes CA
We would like to thank Stanislaus County Farm Bureau for sponsoring and helping our department develop and further our outreach to our community and our students.
Stanislaus County Farm Bureau
1201 L Street
Modesto, CA 95354

MJC Agriculture &
Environmental Sciences

435 College Ave.
Modesto, 95350