As I matured I became increasingly aware and disheartened by many of the inaccurate stereotypes associated with the agricultural community. It Is all too often popularized that farmers are minimally educated elderly men that have an affinity for overalls, straw hats, and vintage pickup trucks.Read More
I might have lived there my whole life, but I was a tourist to my own town.
You might leave your hometown one day, and that is perfectly fine. Just never forget how you got to where you are today.Read More
Do any of these apply to you?
- Their favorite season is show season. “Show season should be a season of its own.”
- The calendar in their house is full of more show days than birthdays.
- For the friendships made.
- The time spent with your team, family, and friends.
- The time spent laughing, and crying as a team.
- The inspirational and motivational talks from your advisor.
- The long road trips.
I grew up showing livestock. From the age 8 to 18, you could find me working late nights and early mornings in the barn, and on the road on weekends traveling to various livestock shows. My community watched me grow up showing livestock. "I remember when you were 8 years old, I watched you show pigs at the Delaware County Fairgrounds."Read More
On July 15th 2016 a very influential passed away. Mr. Bryan Lusk from the Sugar- Salem FFA chapter in Sugar City Idaho taught Agriculture education for many years. As I started to prepare and think of things I should do for Teach AG day I started to think about Mr. Lusk who inspired me to be the AGvocate I am todayRead More
These kids are well-rounded. Many of the members are in multiple clubs and organizations. I have seen kids go straight from a basketball game to a livestock show.Read More
You will see heartbreaking stories, but you will see communities pulling together during those hard times.Read More
Stock shows are never won in the arena, they are won the months before the show preparingRead More