The O’Neals-Minarets chapter of Future Farmers of America rounded out its fall judging season with a bang, hosting a Natural Resources contest between eight teams.
Organized by student Kailey Lemon, for her Senior Legacy Experience project, FFA teams competed in identifying plants and animals, the use of GPS, mule packing, and more.
SLE projects are designed to benefit the community or interest group that a senior must organize, plan, and put on in order for graduation, Lemon said.
“The (contest) had a great turnout with a total of eight teams and the help of over 20 volunteers,” Lemon said. “Students are responsible for the future of our natural resources and the opportunity to gain knowledge through these contests is important for the preservation of those resources. I really appreciate the help I had while putting together and running the contest, and I’m glad everyone had a great time.”
Sierra High School was the winner of the event. The State FFA Natural Resources Finals, separate from the Minarets competition, took place at Reedley College.