By Shelby Clayton —
On Friday, April 21, Tarleton State University’s Collegiate FFA Chapter will be hosting an Ag Olympics event in Heritage Park at 6 p.m. Teams of four will compete in several events including roping, hay stacking, water siphoning and a cow tongue toss.
Jordan Gates, junior agriculture education major and CFFA president described the event as “an Olympics style event focusing on farm skills and the agriculture industry with a few just for fun games thrown in.”
Contestants will compete in teams of four. “They are competing for bragging rights, $250 grand prize and a banner,” said Gates.
“Really our point of throwing this event is to have a little fun right before finals and to get our name as an organization out there,” said Gates.
“CFFA is a continuation of FFA from high school. Although, we don’t show or judge, we continue the social, service, and community [participation] that is associated with FFA.”
CFFA is mostly comprised of agriculture majors and their mission is to “educate and be advocates for the agriculture industry,” Gates said.
Gates explained that, “Everyone who comes need to come with an open mind and some comfortable clothes that they won’t mind getting dirty.”
You can pre-register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will also be available at the event.