Major 4-H/FFA contest coming to Gatesville March 16

4-H and FFA members from as many as 10 Central Texas counties are expected to be in Gatesville Saturday, March 16, for the 1st Annual MJ Hanna Foundation Open Invitational Contest.

Becky Coward, Coryell County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, is overseeing the event that will include a 4-H and FFA Range and Pasture Plant Identification contest and a 4-H Range Evaluation contest.

Two age divisions, Junior and Senior, will be competing for a total of $18,000 in scholarships made possible with support from the MJ Hanna Foundation.

“The Hanna Foundation has been very generous in the support of this event. The students who participate will not only learn about plant identification and range evaluation, they will also see a working ranch putting into practice the land stewardship concepts they are learning in the 4-H Range Science project area,” Coward said.



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