Ag Olympics - a fun competition
LA JUNTA — On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. the Otero Junior College Agriculture Program will host the annual Ag Olympics. The event will take place west of the OJC soccer practice field and the Kiva. Brooke Matthew, agriculture faculty member, explains the purpose of the event is to provide some fun competition among student groups, and help to educate OJC students about agriculture and promote awareness of the Ag Program at OJC.
“Each year this is a highly anticipated event for students, faculty, and community members.” Matthew said. She encourages all to come and get rowdy at the competition. There are no costs associated with the Ag Olympics. It is free to attend and to enter a team. Contact Matthew as soon as possible to sign up a four-to-five-person team.
Teams at the Ag Olympics will consist of campus clubs and sports teams. Last year men’s soccer swept the competition with a total of three teams. OJC’s President’s Leadership Program and International Relations Program are always represented at the games as well. The winner of the Ag Olympics will take home the gold boot, second place will take the silver boot, and third the bronze boot. All boots are filled with candy and prizes. “The gold boot is the highly fought over prize each year and is what each team wants to take home with them.” Matthew stated.
Games at the Ag Olympics are to include: hay stacking, pumpkin chunkin, stick horse barrel racing, object in the straw, and wheelbarrow race. Side games are to include: chili’s, bucket bong, and roping dummy.
For More information or to sign up a team contact Brooke Matthew at Brooke.Matthew@ojc.edu or 384-6964. The Agricultural Sciences Program’s next event is the New Year’s Eve Ag Gala, which raises money for student scholarships with an evening of dinner, dancing and fun. For more information on attending the Ag Gala, or for an opportunity to help sponsor the event, contact Brooke Matthew, 384-6964.