It's that time of year again! Time to sign-up for Opening and Closing Ceremonies contest! The competition will take place on October 5th at Pioneer Valley High School. Transportation will be provided for all students, as well as tri-tip BBQ lunch! Please only sign-up if you are fully willing to commit to the competition!Click to link here!
NHS Ag Friends is pleased to announce the 2019 scholarship application is now available! sScholarship applications will be completed through Google Forms and must be submitted no later than May 1st at 3 PM. Each senior needs two (2) letters of recommendation from NON-AGRICULTURE teachers or members of the community. Letters of recommendation should NOT come from a family member! It is recommended that applicants complete the application in one "sitting", so allocate some time to this task! https://forms.gle/kNiSZmCFaCuuqz728
On March 2nd, Nipomo FFA’s Milk Quality and Dairy Food Evaluation team packed their bags for the long road ahead to UC Davis for the first field day of the competition season. On Saturday, March 3rd Ashlie Andrade, Tucker Banta, Julia Boersma, and Kayla Zalesny won the competition with Kayla Zalesny as 1st high individual, and Julia Boersma with 2nd high individual.
Members of the Milk Quality and Dairy Food Evaluation team demonstrate their knowledge about the dairy industry by learning about the processing, distribution, promotion, and marketing of all milk and dairy foods. Members identify defects that are in the milk, types of cheeses, milk fat amounts, real and artificial ingredients, and test their knowledge with a 200 question dairy industry test. Throughout the Spring season, Nipomo FFA travels with their different Career Development Event teams all across the state of California to get ready for state finals which is May 5th.
After asking Tucker Banta how he felt about the conte...
Throughout the days of December 4th, 5th, and 6th, Nipomo FFA’s leadership class dedicated their time to celebrate the rookies of our FFA chapter, the Greenhands. Being a Greenhand means it is your first year in the FFA organization. Greenhands are so special because they are still trying to find their place, and discover what they each want to accomplish within the FFA. It is the leadership teams responsibility to help guide these greenhands in the beginning of their FFA career.
Monday the 4th, the Greenhands were welcomed with caramel apples during lunch on campus. They were able to enjoy a delicious treat while getting to catch up with the leadership team and ask any questions they had about upcoming events. Tuesday the 5th, the Greenhands received a scavenger hunt where the winning team would be announced at the Winter Banquet.
On Wednesday the 6th, the Greenhands were celebrated with donuts and dying their hands green in honor of their name. Wednesday night was the Nipomo FFA Winter...
Once a month, Nipomo’s leadership team meets up with their special buddies (Special Education Students) to work together on activities. Events in the past have included, making pumpkin floral arrangements, homemade ice cream, apple pies, and even a carnival all run by Nipomo FFA’s leadership team. The purpose of the program is to create an inclusion model where special education students have the opportunity to work with our agriculture students to build relationships through hands on agriculture activities.
On Wednesday, November 28th Nipomo FFA’s leadership class teamed up with their special buddies to create Santas out of clay in order to get ready for Christmas. Each member had a piece of clay, which their buddy then imprinted their hand in it, to create Santas face. After their handprints were collected, the clay was cut and shaped, and eventually painted to resemble Santa. Each buddy got to bring home their personalized Santa to hang on their tree for the holidays.
On Wednesday October 18th, Nipomo’s very own California State Champion Livestock Evaluation team, Tucker Banta, Erica Bowles, Eric Sahagun, and Kyler Vernon traveled all the way to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete at the National FFA Judging Finals. The contest was a two day rigorous event, but Nipomo was prepared. On Friday, October 27th the results were announced, and the Nipomo FFA Livestock Evaluation team was named Reserve National Champions, with Kyler Vernon as 10th High Individual and Eric Sahagun as 7th.
Nipomo FFA earned the privilege of representing the state of California at the National FFA judging finals, by becoming State champions last May. The National FFA Livestock competition is a competitive event that tests the student’s ability to select and evaluate livestock. Event components include eight evaluation classes of beef, sheep, swine, and goats, oral placement reasons for four classes, a written exam on livestock production, and a team activity that utilizes reproduc...