More than 180 high school FFA’ers are expected to be on the University of Wyoming campus Monday as part of the 2012 Wyoming FFA Convention next week.
The convention is in Cheyenne, but FFA’ers will travel to Laramie to compete in agricultural mechanics, meats evaluation and agronomy.
UW Collegiate FFA’ers and members of Alpha Tau Alpha will assist, said Kris Brewer, UW Collegiate FFA adviser on campus.
“We have 30 teams of four members each competing in just the ag mechanics alone, so we will probably have upwards of 180+ total for all the events here,” said Brewer. “There are about 15 Collegiate FFA’ers and members of the Alpha Tau Alpha chapter here who worked to put the contests together and run them.”
There are more than 2,200 high school FFA members in 50 chapters in Wyoming, said state FFA adviser Ron Pulse of Cheyenne.
The ag mechanics competition is in the College of Education Building, the meats evaluation at the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building, and the agronomy competition is at the Laramie Research and Extension Center’s Research Greenhouse complex at the intersection of North 30th Street and East Harney Street.
More about the convention is at www.wyomingffa.org. Click on the link under Convention 2012.