December 9th, 2019- Buddy the Elf once said, “The best way to spread Holiday Cheer is singing loudly for all to hear.” and that was precisely the goal over the weekend at Caroling with the ArtFarm. Listen to the podcast below with Owner of the ArtFarm Peggy Baity about why she thinks it is essential to spread holiday cheer this time of year.
December 9th, 2019- Richland Community College agriculture students recently competed in the Illinois Professional Agriculture Students (PAS) annual conference in Springfield. PAS is a student-led organization that allows students to build and sharpen their skills through competitive style learning and real-life application. Congratulations to Gabby Sams, Eric Briceno, Erzsebet Getz, Austin Mendenhall, and Coby Pope for their accomplishments throughout the conference. The conference included competitions in public speaking, mock employment interviews, agriculture sales presentations, discussion meetings, and numerous agriculture-specific team competitions that included general knowledge exams, problem-solving scenarios, and current-issue student presentations.
· Gabby Sams competed in prepared public speaking and Eric Briceno; Erzsebet Getz, Austin Mendenhall, and Coby Pope competed in the Employment Interview competition.
· Eric Briceno placed 2nd in the Forestry and Natural Resources area of the Employment Interview.
· Erzsebet Getz placed 2nd in the Landscaping and Nursery area of the Employment Interview.