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Atwater FFA branches out during leadership retreat

By ERYKA LEPPER Atwater FFA Reporter “We are all one piece of the puzzle,” was selected as the 2019-2020 Atwater FFA theme as advisors and chapter officers gathered in Yosemite National Park for their annual Atwater FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Retreat on Aug. 5-7. The primary goals of the three day retreat was to plan the calendar,…

Sensational Showmanship

Local FFA and 4-H students are proudly carrying on the tradition of livestock exhibition at the Merced County Fair all week long. The 2019 edition marks the fair’s 128th year of showcasing the best in Merced County for the more than 70,000 fairgoers that attend the five-day event each June. On Saturday, June 8, starting at 9:30 a.m., the…

Industry, Atwater FFA students join in Ag Expansion Project

With the help of local industry volunteers, Atwater High School agriculture and mechanic students implemented their classroom and shop skills towards a school agriculture facility project designed to expand learning and skill-based opportunities for students. Agriculture students installed a small concrete slab designated for a new shed that…

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