Future Farmers visit Texas State campus
High school students from more than 100 Future Farmers of America chapters congregate to check in and study in Texas State University’s Agriculture Building as they wait for the start of the Department of Agriculture annual Invitational Career Development event. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey
Jordan Taylor of the Sandra Day O’Connor High School Future Farmers of America uses her hands in the machine shop to brace the piping for her team’s irrigation system as she waits for the glue to dry during the Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems competition portion of Invitational Career Development Day at Texas State.
Justin Pulley of the Department of Agriculture double-checks the irrigation system built by the team from La Vernia High School to make sure it works properly before they disassemble it.
Elijah Lopez of the Canyon Lake High School team quickly writes down information about the motor in front of him during a test on agricultural electrical systems.
Abby Jones of the Cypress Creek High School team moves down a row of shrubs as she checks the health of each plant.
Nursery and Landscape competitor Ashley Morales of Judson High School double checks her answer as she tries to correctly identify all of the plant species in the identification portion of the competition.