More than 70 area high schools with an estimated 1,700 agriculture students are pre-registered to be on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton this Thursday, March 23 for the annual NCMC Ag Club Contests.
The event is held in cooperation with FFA Area 2 Agriculture Educators. Students will be practicing their judging skills in preparation for further judging competitions in the areas of agronomy, dairy cattle, dairy foods, entomology, farm management, forestry, floriculture, horses, meats, nursery, poultry, soils and FFA Knowledge. All contests begin at 9:30 a.m. on the main college campus and the Barton Farm Campus south of Trenton.
As the participants will be on their own for lunch, the College encourages area restaurants to expect large crowds during the noon hour. In addition, College personnel, students, and area patrons are urged not to park near the Ketcham Community Center on Thursday as many school buses are expected to be parked there.
The basketball courts at the Ketcham Community Center will close at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday and the track will close at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning to allow for contest set-ups. The track will re-open at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The gym will re-open Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. The cardio room downstairs in the KCC will not close.