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Allan Hancock College hosts first annual Field Day

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Allan Hancock College hosted about 130 students from 14 schools for the school's first annual field day.

The competition challenges each student's agricultural knowledge.

“I haven’t really done a competition in the past two years so it’s pretty refreshing getting to see people from all over California and get back into the competition,” said Righetti senior Eddie Munoz.

It has also benefitted nearby students for not having to take the typical four-hour drive for a competition.

“We never really have competitions around here," said Munoz. "It’s always three or four hours away, so having one in town especially at Hancock is special."

The school's agriculture coordinator says she's been wanting this for some time now.

“I’ve been wanting to host this event for several years now," said Erin Krier. "There’s a lot of interest from the FFA community and there’s a lot of kids wanting to compete locally.”

The locality of this competition not only highlights the central coast's agriculture but also the evolving Hancock College programs.

“We have a lot of offerings in our program with lots of degrees and certificates to choose from," said Krier. "And with free tuition for local students you can’t beat coming here.”

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