More than 2,000 high school FFA students, advisors and volunteers will attend Thursday's Crowder College 49th Aggie Day on the Neosho campus.

More than 2,000 high school FFA students, advisors and volunteers will attend Thursday's Crowder College 49th Aggie Day on the Neosho campus.
The students will compete in 19 different contests, ranging from Livestock Evaluation to Horticulture to Poultry Evaluation. Being one of the biggest agricultural competitions in the four-state area, Aggie Day attracts students from all corners of Missouri as well as students from Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. 
Explaining the main purpose of the event is Cindy Brown, public relations for the college.
"There are a couple of things, one it is to help the area FFA kids get ready for their district competition," she said."But also to get them out on the Crowder campus  because several of those students may not have been here and agriculture has been a big part our history, so its just one of those activities that we can provide to our K-12 schools, our area high schools that we enjoy doing."
Presentation of Outstanding Alumni and Honorary Aggie Club members will be made at 8:50 a.m. This year’s recipients are Chip Cortez and Richard Roller, Outstanding Alumni; and Craig Grisham and Staci Garvin – Honorary Aggie Club members. The contests are scheduled to start at 9 a.m.The high scoring senior in each contest is awarded a $600 merit scholarship to be used if they choose to attend Crowder.