Ag-Life Contest

In today’s global economy the emphasis on the market and the need of producers to be competitive, calls for better agricultural management and consumer skills. This contest encourages youth to continue expanding their understanding, knowledge, and participation in all areas of agriculture with the opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills acquired into one activity.

Sponsor: Florida Awards & Trophy Co.

2017 Topics: 

Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Identity Theft, Farm Safety, Pasture and Hay Management, Quality Assurance, and Lifting Safety.

  1. Entry fee: None
  2. Individual contest with Primary, Junior and Senior age divisions.
  3. During the contest participants can start and stop station rotation as needed to compete in other shows and contests. You must turn in your score cards prior to leaving contest area and it is your responsibility to complete this contest.
  4. Discussing the competition will result in disqualification.
  5. Areas of study and study materials will be published on mysrf.org.
  6. Awards – Rosettes top 6 + 1 High point and 1 Reserve High Point Award/Age Division.

Ag-Life Contest Topic Study Guides

Agribusiness is the business of agricultural production. It includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop production (farming and contract farming), distribution, farm machinery, processing, and seed supply, as well as marketing and retail sales.

Agricultural management deals with farming techniques, the domestication of animals, and the general processing of food. There are many agricultural jobs that require management, especially on projects working in the scientific disciplines and with farm labor. With the changing dynamics of global food production, this field is one of the fastest growing in the world.

Nutrition and Feeding

The largest operating cost in a livestock enterprise is Nutrition and Feeding Management. To keep this cost low, one must supply the right amount of feed to the animals. Wasteful management occurs with overfeeding and underfeeding will decrease animal performance and profitability. Therefore, proper animal feeding and nutrition are most important to the profitability …

Safety

According to Wikipedia, safety is the state of being “safe” (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. Safety can …

Health

Invasive and Noxious Weeds – Common Pokeweed, Cogongrass, Lantana, Nightshade, Tropical Soda Apple, Smutgrass, Fireweed, Redroot, Crotalaria, Thistle, Blackberry, Prickly Pear, Dogfennel Poultry – Cut-up carcass parts, General body parts Rabbits – Parasites and Disease Dairy – Mammary System Horse – Face & Leg Markings All Breeds – General Health …

Identification

Identification is the simple act of finding out who someone is or what something is or  the act of identifying someone or something. General agriculture is the art and science of producing food and fiber for our local, national and world population. Food is the fuel of life, which means that food …

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