The Warwick Valley Future Farmers of America (FFA) Environmental Science Team won the Environmental Science Career Development Event at the New York State Fair this year. Students Erin Ackerly, Catherine King, Alex Ronne, and Sabina Vail studied for several weeks in preparation for the event. The event has several parts including tree identification, wildlife identification and an environmental science component, as well as a written exam.
The win qualifies the team to compete at the National FFA Convention to be held on Wed., Oct. 25 to Sat., Oct. 28 in Indianapolis, IN. The team is making plans to attend the convention and compete against the best teams across the country.
FFA Members Win Blue Ribbons
At the end of August, members of the Warwick Valley FFA traveled to the New York State Fair to build an educational display, which featured an impressive hydroponics system that incorporated koi as a source of nutrients for the plants, including lettuce and strawberries. The display was built at the Warwick Valley High School, disassembled, and then reconstructed on site at the State Fair.