Sheldon FFA Members Attend Precision Ag Day

Date posted - September 18, 2015

Sheldon FFA at SutherlandSheldon, Iowa — More than thirty Sheldon Community Schools FFA members recently attended a Precision Ag Day event in Sutherland, organized by Iowa State University Extension Outreach.

Sheldon FFA Advisor and Ag Instructor Gene Bomgaars tells us about the event.

Bomgaars talks about some of the individual stations his students visited during the Sutherland event.

In addition to stations featuring cutting edge agricultural technology, Bomgaars says his students were also exposed to animal science stations.

Bomgaars says it looks like the Sheldon FFA will amount to between 60 and 70 students again this year, with 29 of those in the 9th grade class, which he described as a feeder class for the FFA program.  He says that class teaches students that ag is about food production, which is a highly technical field.

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