High school FFA students from across Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota will arrive at Sheridan College Monday for the 19th annual Border Wars competition.
The event allows students to prepare for their respective state FFA competitions in the spring, compete with high school students from neighboring states and experience firsthand the agriculture programs offered at Sheridan College.
Over 250 students from 28 schools will compete for $8,000 in scholarships and over $500 in other prizes in four categories, including agricultural sales, farm and ranch business management, environment and natural resources and vet science. Vet science, now in its second year, has proved the most popular category in the Border Wars, with over 100 students participating.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks will be required, and many of the events will be held in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome to allow participants to social distance. Local agriculture and natural resource professionals and current Sheridan College students will judge the competitions via Zoom.
Awards will be sent to the winning individuals and teams following the event. Border Wars will start with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., and competitions will be from noon to 3 p.m. Placings will be announced by Tuesday.