Jackie Geoghan continues to excel in FFA and agriculture beyond high school

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:45

Warwick — Jackie Geoghan received her American Future Farmers of America degree in November 2010. This degree is awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the FFA and who have made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences. Geoghan began her supervised experience when she was in the seventh grade, working at the W. Rogowski Farm in Pine Island with Cheryl Rogowski by working in the greenhouse, in the farm fields and in the kitchen. She continues to work at the Rogowski farm where her responsibilities have grown to include scheduling crop plantings for the hoop houses and greenhouses. She recently planted test plots to determine the yields of new varieties of cucumbers, summer squash, and lettuce. Geoghan continues to assist with managing the Rogowski stand at the Warwick Valley Farmer’s Market as well as other locations. This fall, Geoghan will return to Cobleskill Agricultural and Technical College where she is studying agricultural business. She plans to earn her associates, bachelors, and masters degrees in agricultural business/agricultural economics. Through her studies at Cobleskill, she has recently travelled to China where she toured numerous agricultural businesses including a green tea farm, a dairy farm and a pork market.