The 2nd Annual Butte College PCA Camp field day will take place Friday, October 7, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive. The field day is organized by the Butte College Ag Ambassador’s Leadership Club as a fundraiser for a trip to the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) conference in Anaheim.
According to Butte College Agriculture Science faculty member Carrie L. Monlux, the PCA Camp will bring together more than 80 students and teachers from across California for a day of Ag science workshops and labs. The goal is to show the links between Future Farmers of America (FFA) judging contests (such as Ag Pest Control) and careers as Pest Control Advisors (PCAs), Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs), irrigation specialists, and precision agriculture. The PCA camp concept is modeled after the Butte College Welding Department’s Arc Exposure event.
“It’s amazing to see these kids’ eyes light up,” said Monlux. She said this year’s field day will bring in students and teachers from as far away as Tulelake High School to the North and Turlock High School to the South.
A “PCA Meet & Greet” luncheon will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. with prospective high school PCA students, Agriculture teachers, and local professional PCAs and CCAs. All students and instructors will receive Butte College Ag promotional items in a sportspack “goodie bag,” and each high school Agriculture department will take home supplies and instructions on how to create weed and insect collection labs.
The PCA Camp field day is partially funded by a SB1070 grant. For more information, contact 530-895-2494 or email email@example.com.