Every year, Sam Houston State University has hosted several events for high school aged students in Texas that are involved in the national FFA organization. This provides high school students a preview of college life on campus and even serves as a recruiting opportunity for the university. This year is no different. Sam Houston is holding the state FFA competition here on campus December 2nd. Student teams from all over Texas that have advanced to state will be competing in several different categories such as Agronomy, Wool, Horticulture, Wildlife, Farm Business Management, Entomology and more.
These events allow students to partake in career-focused competitions to build their agriculture industry knowledge. Sam Houston has an exceptional school of agriculture sciences including majors like Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Animal Science, and lots more. Attending events such as these allows students to explore their options in what field of study they wish to go into. Some informal research shows that more than 40 percent of participants in FFA events at Sam Houston State University are interested in attending the university. This is great for the university and the students themselves to welcome new students with open arms where they can study what they are interested in. This kind of exposure is great for Sam Houston and they are more than happy to continue hosting these events.