FFA and Agricultural Science Department enjoy Ft. Hood Field Day
57 agriscience and FFA students and adults participating in the freshman introductory agriscience classes, Livestock Production and Equine Science classes enjoyed several activities on Sept. 20, 2012. Students, along with advisors - Dr. Steve Forsythe, Ricky Prescott, Student Teacher Caitlin Crane, and Lampasas High School Principal Ray Otterson - visited the Cavalry Equine Center. The group observed mounted Calvary troopers with weapons demonstrations, toured the Calvary museum and enjoyed the army mess hall for lunch. Additionally, students heard from veterinarian Angela Schmellen, DVM about the army's vet tech program and handled equipment and weapons used by the MP units. They also visited the kennels where canines are trained for combat and civilian deployment duties.
FFA Membership Drive-Potluck held annually at Lampasas ISD
The Lampasas FFA Chapter held its annual FFA membership drive and potluck meal with 240 members and guests present. The purpose was to facilitate membership and meet the local agriscience teachers and communicate the program of work and ideals of agriscience education!
Good hare day
Rod Freeman, local rabbit producer and President of the Lampasas County Young Farmers adult agricultural education program, discusses disqualification factors on a Satin breed rabbit as part of a Rabbit Management presentation conducted at the LISD Agriscience Facility. Freeman brought several varieties of market rabbits and spoke to over 120 Agriscience and FFA students on Sept. 17, 2012.
FFA District Fund Day and Meeting
87 FFA members and 9 advisors recently participated in the San Saba District FFA Association Fun Day and Leadership meeting hosted by the Lampasas ISD FFA. Schools represented included Lampasas, Lometa, Liberty Hill, Marble Falls, Lake Travis, Goldthwaite and Burnet.