More than 65 area high schools with an estimated 18-hundred agriculture students are pre-registered for the annual NCMC Ag Club Contests on Thursday.
The event at Trenton is held in cooperation with FFA Area 2 Ag Educators.
Students will practice their judging skills in preparation for further competitions inthe numerous areas. Among them are agronomy, dairy cattle, dairy foods, entomology, farm management, forestry, floriculture, horses, meats, nursery, poultry, soils and FFA Knowledge. All contests begin at 9:30 Thursday morning on the main NCMC campus and the Barton Farm Campus south of Trenton.
As participants will be on their own for lunch, the College encourages area restaurants to expect larger crowds during the noon hour Thursday. In addition, College personnel, students, and area patrons are urged not to park near Ketcham Community Center Thursday as many school buses will be parked there.
In preparation for set up of Thursdays’ contests, the college announced plans for Wednesday involving the Ketcham community center.
Basketball courts at Ketcham will close at 12 noon and the walking track will close at 5 p-m Wednesday evening. The track re-opens at 5 pm Thursday.
The cardio room downstairs in Ketcham will not close.