Buena Park High School (BPHS) students and their animals had a great showing at this year's Orange County Fair. Agromin is the proud corporate sponsor of the BPHS Ag Science/FFA Program.
Jessica Fernandes, BPHS Ag Science Program leader, said "we knew coming in that topping our 2010 results would be difficult but our kids had a great year. We will have 58 animals at the auction, but what's most rewarding is to see the growth and excitement in the students as the year progresses. Sometimes they start the program thinking the ag class will be 'easy' and they soon find out how difficult it is. Not only do they have their classroom work but we also must maintain over four acres of gardens, greenhouses, orchards and of course the animals. It is always thrilling to see them grasp the entire food/earth/green cycle and how everything we do to and with our resources impacts them directly. I'm proud of what they have accomplished during the school year as well as all they have done here at the fair."
OC Fair Results:
Amanda Jacobs - first place, novice beef showmanship
Daniel Davis - entered two turkeys and each won! He garnered Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion awards - "sweeping" the category.
The Chapter Group Rabbit Pen (raised by Briana Ayala) - won the Reserve Grand Champion award.
Nancy Jaurequi - won Reserve Grand Champion in milk calves with "Sunshine," and also won first in calf showmanship.
Winners, market swine weight divisions:
Edilena Reyes (1st), Jaime Flores (2nd), Cyrena Walker (2nd), Ramiro Espinoza (1st), and Amanda Jacobs (2nd). Adonay Gutierrez, in his first year with the ag program, showed his first pig and won 3rd place in his weight category. Jaime Flores, in his first year as well, took 2nd place with his pig "Champ." Jaime said he can't wait for next year's program to start and worked with his parents to buy his own pig for the fair.
Buena Park's Ag Science program almost tripled in size and is sure to remain the science class of choice for students in the fall.
Congratulations to BPHS ag science students and FFA Chapter for all your hard work and outstanding results at this year's OC Fair!
Labels: Buena Park High School Agricultural Science Program, Future Farmers Orange County, Orange County Fair