MJC Agricultural & Environmental Sciences E-News
October 23, 2019
In this Edition:

  • Animal Science
  • Apprenticeship Expo
  • Cow Palace: Judging Team
  • Cotton Contest
  • YF Meeting at Dell' Osso
  • Dairy Sale
  • Harvest Party
  • Tri-River O/C
Calendar:

October

  • 25th - Fresno State Tour (Transfer Center)

  • 26th - MJC Truck Pulls

November
  • 9th - Harvest Party
Highlighted Club: Animal Science

The Animal Science club at MJC is a great way to get involved! This is a club where you can gain experience with auctions, livestock shows (either showing or putting on a show), and just meeting people with similar interests. Animal science meetings are always on a determined Friday, and the dates will be posted around the school and on social media. Make sure to join!
If interested contact
Mr. Mendes - mendesj@yosemite.edu
-or-
Ms. Terpstra - terpstraj@yosemite.edu
Apprenticeship Expo Re-Cap
The Apprenticeship Expo was a huge success with over 600 participants. The event, hosted with Stanislaus County Office of Education, allowed Stanislaus County high school students to interacted with different trade related jobs. The MJC Ag booth showcased we have to offer. The students were able to get a feel of what agriculture can do in life, how it can benefit their future, and what they could study if they attended MJC. Between the booths and speakers, students were able to learn a little more of what trade organizations can offer. SCOE & MJC also provided students with a free lunch. Overall, the event was great success and students now have a grasp and outlook on what trade's and certificates they can start working towards.

- Written by Elizabete Neves, Sophomore
Livestock Judging Team at Cow Palace
Cotton Contest Re-Cap
MJC Ag holds many events for FFA members throughout the year. The first judging competition of this year was the Cotton Contest hosted on West Campus last Saturday, October 19th. Mr. Morales offers this contest every fall and aligns with the FFA Cotton Judging CDE.

This contest is always a success with the help from many students. There were 15 different schools that attended this contest and over100 students that participated in both A and B teams.

This year I had the opportunity to help out with the tabulations portion of the contest. This part of the contest is very important and determines how quickly and efficiently the contest is run. Big thank you to all the schools and their advisors for attending MJC’s cotton contest once again and all the MJC students that helped put on the contest.

-Written by Kelsi Kamesch, Sophomore
YF Meeting & Apparel!
The Young Farmers club is excited and ready for the upcoming meeting October 24th! The YF club will be taking two buses to Dell'Osso Farms, a pumpkin patch with rides and a haunted house! It will cost $10, and you can turn this into Mr. Amador or Mrs. Boyd. Not to mention, check out our new apparel, it is open this week and will close Friday the 25st of October. If you would still like to order after the 25th, you will have to pick up your own order. Be sure to order soon!

17th MJC Dairy Springer Heifer Sale is BIG Success
The 17 th MJC Dairy Program Heifer Sale was Saturday, October 19, 2019.  This year’s biennial sale marked the 35 th year of the program that raises and sells these animals. Twenty-five Holsteins and four Jerseys sold for an average price of $1,585. The pride and tradition of the MJC Dairy alumni at the sale was evident, as there were representatives from every decade from the 1950’s to present.
The 17 th MJC Dairy Program Heifer Sale was Saturday, October 19, 2019.  This year’s biennial sale marked the 35 th year of the program that raises and sells these animals. Twenty-five Holsteins and four Jerseys sold for an average price of $1,585. The pride and tradition of the MJC Dairy alumni at the sale was evident, as there were representatives from every decade from the 1950’s to present.

The crowd enjoyed different flavors of Nutcher milk and a delightful lunch sponsored and prepared by Yosemite Farm Credit. In addition, the MJC Dairy Students excelled in the decorations and historic dairy pictures posted, silent auction cheese and goodie baskets. The sale block and cattle presentation commanded respect in an honorary fashion. The Introduction to Dairy Science class assisted in the washing and pre-preparation of the heifers, while the more advanced students fine-clipped, dressed up top lines and made the heifers shine.

Proceeds are spread amongst program maintenance, The Hal Carlton Scholarship Fund, and the Dairy Cattle Judging team. The high-selling Holstein was donated by the Manuel Borges Family from Escalon and was purchased back by the Borges’ for $2,500. The high-selling Jersey was donated and purchased by FDB Jerseys, Frank and Carol Borba, also from Escalon. She sold for $2,000. The high-volume buyer with five animals was Paradise Dairy, John Kisst, from Ripon. Additional community members donated money towards the MJC Dairy Program. Seventy different students in various dairy science classes have participated in various production and management activities since the heifers arrived in the 2018 spring semester. The heifer program gives students the chance to work with, interact, and study behavior and development of the animals as they progress into the cow of the future.

A sincere thank you to everyone who donated an animal, products, services and financial support for this long-standing program. Dairy is extremely important to our community and this Modesto Junior College Program continues to provide new and qualified employees for it. For more information, please visit www.mjc.edu/ag .
Harvest Party - November 9th!
Attention MJC students! The annual Harvest Party in the Pavilion will be November 9th. We are in need of any and all help! Please mark this day on your calendars, and promote this amazing dinner to your family and friends. There will be a live band, great food, amazing people, and an auction. We hope to see you there!
Tri-Rivers Opening & Closing
Ever wonder what an extension agent does?

Join the Stanislaus County Farm Extension Services for lunch on Tuesday, October 29th to learn about their jobs and internships available here!
Scholarship Deadlines!
Deadline is approaching for this scholarship opportunity. Be sure to apply!
  • Voss Berryhill Deadline: Oct. 28th

Additional Opportunities
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THANK YOU 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
 

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