MJC Agricultural & Environmental Sciences E-News
February 26, 2020
In this Edition:

  • Poultry Club

  • YF Movie Night

  • Dairy Challenge

  • West Campus Intern Application

  • Field Day - Save the Date


  • 24-29th - PEPA Conference (Poultry) - Hawaii

  • 27-29th - Educating for Careers Conference

  • 29th - Discussion Meet Contest
~ Poultry Club ~
Apply for graduation!
Are you finishing at MJC in the Fall, Spring, or Summer? APPLY TODAY to receive your AS, AS-T or Certificate of Achievement!

You do NOT automatically receive your degree when you are finished, but must apply and turn in to Enrollment Services Office.

Need help?
Talk to your counselor ASAP
Don't forget to check out https://www.mjc.edu/instruction/agens/scholarships.php to see a detailed list of agriculture scholarships. Deadlines vary for each one, so check back often for updates!
YF Movie Night
The MJC Young Farmers hosted their first meeting of the semester at the ACE Pavilion. The activity was a drive-in movie. This was the first ever Young Farmers drive-in movie, and a BIG Thank You to all who attended. It was a very successful event with a packed pavilion packed! There were about fifty members in attendance, and we were able to raise money from our dollar menu to donate to the gospel mission. Overall it was a great time.

The next meeting our dodge-ball tournament / meeting on March 12th. We hope to see everyone there!
Dairy Challenge
MJC Dairy Students and MJC Alumni at the 2020 Dairy Challenge 
Seated L-R: Geneva McCal mentor, Michael Neves, Fresno, Bill Hobby MJC Host, Morgan Nunes, and Caroline Lee, Cal Poly. Standing L-R, Trevor Maciel, Cal Poly, Nicholaus Machado, Fresno, Griffen Kroes and Zach Schilter MJC hosts. Other MJC Alumni present were Rueben Almeida, Megan Bettencourt, Lauryn Alvarez Cal Poly.
The Western United States Dairy Challenge allowed dairy science students to apply theory and learning to a real-world dairy management skills while working as part of a team. Day one began with each five to six-person student team receiving information data facts for Fiscalini Dairy, Modesto, Ca, including all production, health, financial and farm management data. Following an evening of operation evaluation, teams developed a comprehensive program including recommendations for nutrition, reproduction, milking procedures, animal health, housing and financial management after their 4 and half hour onsite dairy visit. Day two was presentation day, where the team members presented recommendations to a panel of judges. Presentations were evaluated based on the analysis, recommendations and financial rewards to be gained by the dairy. The afternoon concluded with a reception and awards banquet. The goal of this event is to develop tomorrow's dairy leaders/managers and enhance progress of the dairy industry, by providing education, communication and networking among students, producers, and agribusiness and university personnel. 13 teams competed in this University activity that came from as far away as Canada, Idaho, Utah, Texas and California. They were impressed with Modesto Junior College and enjoyed their stay while visiting Hilmar Cheese, and Dust Bowl Brewing.
West Campus Intern Applications
We are excited to announce that our student internship program information is available on our website. Please forward this information to students in your program that you think would be potential candidates.

General information:
1)  Summer 2020 Applications  (in pdf format) are  now available  as of 2/6/2020 and postmarked by 3/7/2020.
Offering 8 to 12 positions
We have 12hr to 36hr positions.
Selections hope to be announced by 3/18/2020   
2) Applications for 20-21 will be available 4/1/2020 and due 5/11/2020.
Summer interns must apply for 20-21.
If needed, interviews will happen the week of May 11 th .
Selections hope to be announced by May 19 th .

Applications and more information about the internship program at MJC is now available at the link below.

For more information please contact Troy Gravatt ( [email protected])
MJC Field Day | Volunteers Needed
March 21st, 2020

The annual MJC FFA Field day is around the corner! We will are in need of student volunteers for this event at each contest and for lunch. Each contest is listed above with the faculty member in charge of that event. If you see a contest you are familiar with or would like to become more involved, do not hesitate to talk with the contest head. We will be heavily prepping for the contest, so the sooner you become involved the better! If you are not sure what contest to sign up for, but would like to help, talk with one of your ag professors and they will point you in the right direction.
Additional Opportunities
Job 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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Environmental Sciences

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Modesto, 95350