MJC Agricultural & Environmental Sciences E-News
March 6, 2019

In this Edition:

  • Featured Major - Agriculture Business
  • Poultry Conference
  • YF&R Discussion Meet Contest
  • MJC Career and Technical Education Expo
  • Field Day
  • Scholarships
  • February Young Farmer Meeting
  • Cal Contest

  • 8th- California Collegiate Livestock Show
  • 15th- Central Region FFA Speech Finals
  • 23rd- MJC Field Day
  • 29th- YF Oakland A's Game
  • 6th- Annual Plant Sale
Featured Major
Agriculture Business
This week we would like to highlight one of our more popular majors, Agriculture Business! Agriculture business careers are abundant in the agricultural world. Learn what careers are available and which courses to take to launch you on your way. MJC Ag Clubs and scholarships are available to help you along the way. Events are happening throughout the year to get involved. If your have more questions, please contact one of the faculty advisers. Explore what MJC has to offer to those interested in a career in Agriculture Business. 
Poultry Conferences
From February 12th through the 14th, the Modesto Junior College Poultry Science Program visited Atlanta, Georgia for the International Production and Processing Expo. The Expo is the largest of its kind in the world. Companies from all aspects of the Poultry Industry exhibit their products, software and equipment at this show. It was held at the Mercedes-Benz Convention Center - the same venue as the Superbowl! The trip was made possible through a grant from U.S. Poultry Association which hosts the student portion of the event.
Discussion Meet Contest
The Modesto Junior College Discussion Meet team competed in the 2019 Farm Bureau competition. They showed excellence in their competition. Competitors included Josephine Booth, Corie Lee Falaschi, Edwin Madrid, Elizabeth Enke and Jonathan Moules. At the discussion meet, there are five questions that address a problem or a topic within the Farm Bureau. There is a panel of contests to discuss the topic and then try to come up with solutions regarding the topic. Each round is different topic for the panel to discuss. The judges see who controls the conversation and who addresses the topic the best.
Field Day
The time has come! MJC Field day is right around the corner, coming up on March 23rd ! This is one of MJC's ag departments largest events hosting a total of over 2,200 high school students. Make sure to get involved with one of our many contest as your agriculture instructor is offering extra credit! You can get in contact with any agriculture staff member and they will get you signed up for a contest. Not to mention, field day chairs make sure to attend the next two mandatory meetings! The overall field day chairs are in need of all data and information for your contest, so be prepared for March 12th and the 22nd.
Career Expo
Career & Technical Education Expo

MJC had a great turn out at the CTE Expo! With over 700 students in attendance, we were able to provide a large variety of booths with 55 vendors, not to mention the tours of the campus. Overall, a huge success and we cannot wait for next year!

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WSU on Campus Today!
We are very proud of the support that the community provides for our agricultural students. We currently have over 20 scholarship opportunities posted for transfer students, information for scholarship opportunities for all students, including incoming freshman. Please check often for opportunities as they become available!
February Young Farmer Meeting
MJC’s Young Farmers club had their first meeting of the year on Friday night, February 22 nd . It was an amazing turn out with multiple clubs coming together for a fun basketball tournament with great people and good food! Congratulations to the Dairy Science for taking home the win. MJC’s Irrigation placed second and West Campus Interns placed third. Congrats to all the teams and thank you everyone who came for the evening. Mark your calendars, the next Young Farmer meeting will be Friday, March 29 th . We will be traveling to an Oakland A’s game against the LA Angels on opening weekend! Tickets are $20 and you can sign up with Mrs. Boyd or Mr. Amador. See you there!
CAL Contest
On Thursday, February 28th, 2019, Mrs. Marchy took 12 students to the CAL (California Agriculture Leaders) Contest at the Shasta College. We left MJC at 10 AM and endured a long bus ride, until finally ending up in Redding, CA. After dropping our bags off at the hotel and stretching our legs, we jumped right back on the bus to go to the Shasta Dam!
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