Trace Talk

News from the Locust Trace AgriScience Center Principal

1.15.21

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LTAC Apparel Store

Closes 1/22/21!

The Locust Trace AgriScience Center Apparel Store is now open!! This site is created and managed by 10th Planet, and they will handle the orders and processing. The store is open now until January 22, 2021. You can purchase any item with either the LTAC wolf logo or the LTAC FFA logo. You can purchase from either logo and check out in one transaction. When checking out, you have the option to have items shipped directly to your house for a fee, or you can have them delivered to LTAC free of charge. A date will be scheduled for picking up the items once they have been received at LTAC. Directions for LTAC pick up will be emailed at a later date and will outline the protocol to minimize contact between staff and visitors.


The store will close on January 22nd and orders will be processed in 2-3 weeks. Opening the store like this and processing all of the orders at once keeps the cost lower for you and your student. The store will open again later in the spring. Some of the items will be changed over to spring/summer apparel.


Profits from the purchases will benefit all FFA members at LTAC.


If you have any questions, please direct them to Mrs. Higgins at latissa.higgins@fayette.kyschools.us. If you call the school, Mrs. Collins will take a message and forward it to me.


Link to website: https://shop.go10thplanet.com/product-category/locust-trace/


Thank you for supporting our school and our FFA chapter!


Mrs. Higgins

Locust Trace Teacher

FFA Advisor

FFA Spotlight

Ag Sales Team

Congratulations to Destiny Eversole, Haivan Stroman, Mykia Goodwin and Joslin Esparza for taking 2nd place in the Bluegrass Region Contest.


Destiny was high individual and Haivan was second high individual.


Congratulations to this team on their accomplishments!


Bluegrass Region Quiz Bowls

Equine Bowl- Over 40 contestants from 9 teams


1st place team in Bluegrass Region

Team members include the following students: Makenzie Burdine, Mia Clemmons, A’Leah Tompkins, Carrie Wagner


Team members finishing in the top 5 for individual scores:


Carrie Wagner- 2nd high individual

A'Leah Tompkins- Tied for 3rd high individual

Makenzie Burdine- 4th high individual



Beef Bowl- 30 contestants from 8 teams


3rd place team in Bluegrass Region

Team members include the following students: Nathan Clark, Destiny Eversole, Ana Saunders, Elyssa Spiggle


Team members finishing in the top 5 for individual scores:

Nathan Clark- Tied for 2nd high individual



Poultry Bowl-


3rd place team in Bluegrass Region


Team members include the following students: Mia Clemmons & Kennedy Little



Our middle school teams also had the chance to compete. Congratulations to the following students.


Middle School FFA/ Ag Bowl


Leestown Middle School- 2nd place team in the Bluegrass Region


Team members include the following students: Jalen Ayers, Emily Boggs, Safiatou Landoure, Evelin Lopez



Team members finishing in the top 5 for individual scores:


Safiatou Landoure- 1st place overall

Animal Science Institute

Equine Studies

Southern Illiniois Invitational Horse Judging Contest

There were over 270 contestants from 55 teams competing in this national contest.


We are so proud of our students for finishing 19th in the nation as a team.


Team members include: Makenzie Burdine, Noah Schuer, Alex Smith, Kennedy Spriggs, and Carrie Wagner.


We are also excited to announce that Carrie Wagner tied for 6th place in the nation as an individual! Way to go Carrie!


Great job Locust Trace Equestrians! We are so proud of how well you represented our school on the national stage!

Staff Spotlight

Mrs. Jackson participates in job-embedded learning opportunities at the Keeneland Sales.
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Mrs. Jackson at Keeneland January 2021

Plant Science Institute

Floral Design Students go virtual!
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The Kentucky Castle Program

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Get connected with the Alumni!

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Want to know more about Locust Trace?

Locust Trace AgriScience Center Overview

KY Thoroughbred Association & Fayette County Public Schools Partnership

Locust Trace AgriScience Center - Press Video

KTA/FCPS Press Conference

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