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Two events that show a great promise for agriculture

“This is a great event,” state Sen. Jim Nielsen said. “It’s great to see so many young people taking an interest in agriculture.”

That was just about exactly our reaction when we attended Pierce High School’s Future Farmers of America Agricultural Technology Field Day. 

More than 1,000 students from across the state congregated in Arbuckle on Saturday to participate in one of the largest student-run FFA events in the state.

We enjoyed covering the event and look forward to following the agriculture careers of some of these FFA members in the years to come.

Just a few days later, one of the biggest shows on the West Coast opened at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. 

Today’s front page highlights some of the big happenings from day one, and there’s plenty more to come before the Colusa Farm Show concludes its run on Thursday.

Today, presenters will include UC Cooperative Extension (9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.), Hortau (1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.) and AgSafe (2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.).

The Colusa Farm Show will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today. 

Prior to the gates opening, an Ag Leadership breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. in Saint Bernadette’s Hall at the fairgrounds. 

The breakfast helps raise money for scholarship and leadership programs. This year’s keynote speaker will be Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.

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