UK FFA/4-H Field Day

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky will be hosting the UK FFA/4-H Field Day on Tuesday, April 12th at Kroger Field. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30 and welcome will start at 10:00 with award announcements and distribution at 1:00. All times are set to Eastern Standards Time.

History of UK Field Day

In spring of 1970, 4-H clubs and FFA chapters from the surrounding counties and Bluegrass region met to sharpen their skills in a variety of production agriculture trades. Many of which were supported through a variety of academic competitions. The field day allowed students to meet firsthand with students and professors in a variety of agriculture fields at the University of Kentucky. Capitalizing on the networking opportunities, youth gained valuable assets and contacts that could assist them with their academic endeavor.

The College’s 4-H/FFA Field Day continued to grow and expand its opportunities and during the spring of 2016, they broke a Field Day attendance record with over 2000 youth in attendance, representing nearly 60 schools from three states (Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio). Every department in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment were represented and supported the event through monetary support, physical resources and time. Furthermore, over 200 undergraduate students, within the College, assisted with the learning experience of the 4-H and FFA youth.

In April 2017, the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment celebrated its 47th year of hosting the Field Day for 4-H and FFA youth. This year’s event encompassed nearly 30 different competitive events that youth will be a part. In addition, students received the opportunity to meet with counselors and advisors regarding the University of Kentucky at a College of Agriculture Opportunity Fair. Teachers and agents participated in a variety of professional development opportunities that further assist their delivery of content knowledge and assessment.

UK Field Day