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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

February 13, 2017

College of the Ozarks to host FFA workshop for area high school students March 4, 2017

volunteer helps with the 2016 FFA Workshop Jenny Frick, senior biology major at College of the Ozarks, volunteered to help with the 2016 FFA Workshop for area high school students.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO.The College of the Ozarks Agricultural Department will host an FFA workshop for area high school students on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in the Youngman Agricultural Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The event will include workshops on dairy foods, dairy cattle, livestock, agronomy, floriculture, entomology, meats, soils, poultry, forestry, nursery/landscaping, horse judging, creed speaking, public speaking, extemporaneous speaking, and advanced prepared public speaking.

The workshop is expected to bring 2,400 students from around 90 schools in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. Those numbers make this event one of Missouri’s largest high school agriculture functions.

Registration for area high school FFA students and sponsors is available on the C of O website. Workshop participants can pick up their workshop forms, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Youngman Agricultural Center on March 4.

Conference Times: 8 a.m. – Noon (Registration check-in 7:30 to 8 a.m.)


Registration Deadline: Feb. 24, 2017

Cost: $20

For more information, visit www.cofo.edu or contact Heather Murry, agricultural department secretary, at (417) 690-3360.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The college earns numerous accolades yearly, including being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

The Keeter Center — the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.

To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


02.13.17 – Paige Arnett


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