SSCS students attend SUNY Cobleskill AG/HS Day

on September 25, 2023

group of students and staff stand in front of a large John Deere tractor

More than a dozen SSCS students were among the 1,000 regional high school students and agriculture teachers who attended SUNY Cobleskill’s annual High School Day on Friday, Sept. 22. Forty area schools participated this year in friendly competitions and contests in the fields of agricultural engineering, animal science, business, food service and agricultural management, canine training and management, early childhood, fisheries and wildlife, environmental science and plant science.

Many of the events centered around the Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as outdoor agriculture engineering field demonstrations and an industry expo with representatives from businesses supporting the programs in the ag engineering department showcasing some of the high-tech farm equipment.

Other contests included moving hydraulic and light construction equipment operation through a training course, troubleshooting small gas engines, tractor driving and welding.

In the plant science category, students competed to identify forage and seeds, forest trees, insects and weeds.

SSCS students toured many of the Agricultural Department facilities, from Ag. Engineering shops to barns and labs. They even interacted with dogs during a training session and held snakes in the Herpetology Lab.

“It was a great educational day to learn about SUNY Cobleskill’s opportunities and challenge our students in the areas they are passionate about,” said SSCS Ag/Tech teacher Anne Allen, who accompanied students on the field trip.


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