MJC Agricultural & Environmental Sciences E-News
November 5, 2019
In this Edition:

  • Poultry Club
  • Truck Pulls
  • YF Meeting at Dell' Osso
  • Good Egg Breakfast
  • CAL Conference
  • Cotton Contest
  • Harvest Party
  • Vet Tech Pinning Ceremony


  • 8th - Vet Tech Pinning Ceremony
  • 9th - Harvest Party
  • 12th - Counselors Night
  • 14th - Stanislaus Farm Supply Dinner
  • 20th - AGstravaganza
  • 21st - YF Community Service
Highlighted Club: Poultry

The Poultry Science Club at MJC is a great way to get involved! This is a club where you can gain experience with processing, job opportunities, college field trips, learning about the poultry industry, and just meeting people with similar interests. Poultry science meetings are on a determined date, and the dates will be posted around the school and on social media. Make sure to join!
If interested contact:
Mrs. Boyd - [email protected]
Truck Pulls
Our Pullin’ Pirates Club put on our 10th annual truck and tractor pull event in the MJC ACE Pavilion. This is the biggest event for our club throughout the year in terms of raising money for the spring pulling season, which will kick off at Poly Royal on April 18th.

This year our Mad Professor truck was driven by rookie driver Jacob Bamert who pulled a 122 despite having a minor driveline issue that ended his pass. This was one of our bigger events with about ninety drivers along with ten garden tractors that we had as an introduction event before our main event.

- Written by Jaclynn Collins, Sophomore
YF Meeting at Dell'Osso
The Young Farmers traveled to Dell'Osso Farms on Thursday, October 26th. The Young Farmers were able to bring 58 students and take two buses to this event! The students had tons of fun going through the haunted house, haunted hay ride, conquering the corn maze, taking pictures with pumpkins, and rounding it out with dancing and dinner. It was evident the students had a great time and we cannot wait for our next meeting.
Good Egg Breakfast
CAL Conference
On October 25 th , 2019 Modesto Junior College Agricultural Ambassador students travelled to Fresno State University in order to attend the Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Conference. MJC’s 24 Ag Ambassadors in attendance were among participants from junior colleges across California. Over a two-day period, students attended industry tours, participated in various workshops, heard from keynote speakers, and listened to a panel discussion. This event centered on advancing the necessary tools to advocate for agriculture in a responsible manner, while also providing information on career development.

-Written by: Selena Lopes, Freshman
Cotton Contest Success at MJC
On October 19 th in the ACE Pavilion Modesto Junior College Agriculture Department held the 9 th Annual Cotton Judging Contest. There are two contest of an A and B team. Each contest consists of judging cotton bolls, seed, lent, plants, and a practical test. It tests the skills and knowledge of contestants on the economic value and history of cotton production. Thirty different teams consisting of 103 students representing seventeen schools from as far south as Bakersfield to local schools like Waterford attended the competition. The Young Farmer Plant Science Committee were the ones who helped organize and facilitate the event. Without their help, it would not have ran so smoothly. We would like to congratulate Hanford FFA for winning the A contest and Chowchilla FFA for winning the B contest. In the A contest, Jake Dowell from Minerets FFA was the highest scoring individual. In the B contest, Caitlin Denny from Chowchilla FFA was the highest scoring individual. We wish all the teams’ good luck as they practice for state finals that will be held in November.
Veterinary Technology Pinning Ceremony
Join us tomorrow, November 8th for the 2nd annual Pinning Ceremony for our Vet Tech students. The event will be in the East Campus Performing Arts Center starting at 6:30 p.m.

For questions, please contact Jenn Gomez ([email protected])
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!
Support Ag Sales Class at AGstravaganza!
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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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