2016 Cameron University
FFA Interscholastic Career Development Event
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Department of Agriculture & Biological Sciences
2800 West Gore Boulevard
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505-6377
(580) 581-2880 FAX
April 6, 2016
Dear Agricultural Education Instructors:
You are invited to attend the Annual Cameron University FFA Interscholastic Career Development Events. The contests are designed for FFA members to test their skills in a variety of judging and speaking areas. Official rules governing Oklahoma State FFA Career Development Events will prevail. See OSU website at http://cde.okstate.edu/
All Oklahoma high school Agriculture Departments are eligible to participate in the judging contests on Wednesday, April 6. ALL contestants and sponsors who are participating in the judging contests are requested to assemble promptly at 8:00 A.M. at the CU Football Stadium located on 38th Street, just south of the 38th & Gore Blvd Intersection. If the weather turns bad that day, we will assemble in the CU Gymnasium, across the street south from Comanche County Memorial Hospital.
Each school is eligible to enter one 3 or 4-member-team and up to four (4) additional individuals in the following contests: Agronomy, Milk Quality, Food Science, Customer Inquiry, Land Judging, Farm Business Management, Vet Science and Meat Judging. The Land Judging site may be 15-25 miles from Lawton, so PLEASE be on time (8:00 A.M. sharp) for assembly at the CU Football Stadium, located on 38th Street just south of 38th Street & Gore Blvd. intersection (or at the CU Gym if inclement weather).
Cameron University has received several calls this week to ask about the livestock judging contest on April 6th. This contest has been traditionally an FFA interscholastic event that has only been open to one FFA team and one FFA division. The Cameron University Agriculture Department want to include as many agriculture youth as possible in our educational events. We are going to add this year’s contest a Junior FFA division for students in the 8th-10th grade and a junior 4-H division for 4-H youth from ages 9-13 as of Jan 1, 2015 (State 4-H Rules). In this division the contestants will judge all of the contest classes and but talk ONE set of reasons. The Junior FFA and 4-H division will talk reasons together but will be tabulated separately. We are also going to add a senior 4-H division. This division is open to 4-H youth from 14-18 as of January 1, 2015 (State 4-H Rules). In this division the contestants will judge all of the contest classes and but talk Three sets of reasons. The Senior FFA and 4-H division will talk reasons together but will be tabulated separately.
There has also been a request to include Homesite Judging in conjunction with the Land Judging Contest. Students who want to participate in both contests will be provided forms for both contests. Time allotment at each site will be increased by five minutes per site to complete the contests.
Dr. Leon Fischer
Dr. Jerry Dodd
Thomas R. Reece, DVM,Temporary Associate Professor
Mrs. Brenda Sweeney, Temporary Instructor