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Judson Ag Students Building A Place To Grow

It's great to see students using the skills and lessons they've learned in a practical way…and that gives back. The Judson High School Ag department is seeing a new addition taking shape on the complex and it's coming together through the sweat equity of the AgScience students.  They are constructing an expansion to the Horticulture Program's greenhouse.  They're applying their technical skills in a way that will help the program now, but will also be a great asset to kids coming in behind them.  
The addition will provide more shaded space for plants to survive the brutal Texas heat. More plants that thrive means a better chance to increase student fund raising efforts when it comes to selling plants, flowers and greenery to the community. 

Judson Ag Open House Rescheduled For Sept. 2nd



The Agriscience Magnet Program at Judson High School will be opening its doors for a special open house on Saturday, September 2, 2017.  It will be a great opportunity to see some of the upgrades and improvements to the facilities out there already.  Your bond money at work!  See the details below.

Kitty Hawk Ag Students Make A Beautiful Difference

You may not know it, but Kitty Hawk Middle School has a class of students that are learning the principles of agriculture.  Mr. Rumfield has been working with them on of the basics of growing plants and it's serving a two-fold purpose.  The students are developing a green thumb while the campus gets better and better looking with the landscaping getting attention. 

Landscaped areas can be a real job just keeping them maintained with controlling and pulling weeds and keeping the plants from getting overgrown. Nothing like a little sweat equity to keep your campus looking good while learning at the same time. 

Judson FFA Alumni Serve Up Tasty Fundraiser

If you're a barbeque fan, you can enjoy some super smoked brisket or sausage with all the trimmings and support one of JISD's great magnet programs.  The Judson Agriscience's FFA program has a wonderful Alumni Association that is hosting a barbeque fundraiser this Saturday, November 12th at Judson High School from Noon to 3 pm.  This is an annual fundraiser that has been really popular and of course tastes great too. 

Judson FFA Students Place At Nationals

It's not every day an Agriscience program has students that are recognized nationally.  But Judson High School's Ag program is not just a typical program.  The school's FFA chapter sent three students to the organization's national conference in Indianapolis Indiana and all three placed in their respective Food Products and Processing Systems categories.

Mallori Johnson and Sutton Horner took Gold Medals home for their project "The Effectiveness of Natural versus Artificial Preservatives in Snacks."  Their project won 1st in state and they took 4th nationally.

Meanwhile, Samantha Obuch took her project  “Bad To The Buns: Extending the Life of Baked Bread" which took the top spot at state, took 12th place nationally.  


In addition, the Judson FFA received a 3 Star Rating for National Chapter Award...the highest you can get, with stage recognition at the conference. What a great program!  Congratulations to these students and of course the instructors and program directors, including Mr. Jay Trees, for guiding a great program.