The Orange County Fair kicked off July 14 and Agromin was there! Agromin is a proud sponsor of the Buena Park High School Ag/Future Farmers of America program. BPHS will show and ultimately sell 25 market swine, 23 sheep, 4 steers, 2 dairy cows, 1 calf, 10 broiler chickens and 6 turkeys at the auction that culminates on the July 24.
The sheep group did well in the show ring: Alexis Tarin and her sheep "Rudie," Janet Manera and her sheep "Shimshon" and Jessica Navarrette and her sheep "Chaci" led the BPHS Chapter Group into a second place red ribbon. Class winners were Mia DeLoen, goats, Angie Velasquez and Alexis Tarin, sheep.
Adonay Gutierrez is in the program for his first year and is showing his swine "Charm"--a 200 pounder. Adonay got some ribbing from some of his friends and football teammates about being in the ag program but quickly found that the ag experience is priceless. "I entered an FFA speech contest and won second place, and then took a chance and got an animal for the fair. No student could have a better experience than being in an ag program," he says.
All of the students participating in the BPHS ag science program agree with Adonay and will be returning to teacher Jessica Fernandes' classroom in the fall.
Agromin's soil, mulch and hauling donations to the school helped offset costs that students would normally incur to get their animals to market. Agromin congratulates BPHS wins at the OC Fair!
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