A-G Young Farmers host livestock show

Posted 10/7/21

Well over 100 future farmers presented their livestock at the Alba-Golden Young Farmers livestock show Saturday. Contestants came from across East Texas to participate in the event, which generated around $4,500.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

A-G Young Farmers host livestock show

Posted

Well over 100 future farmers presented their livestock at the Alba-Golden Young Farmers livestock show Saturday. Contestants came from across East Texas to participate in the event, which generated around $4,500. The proceeds will fund future initiatives of the Alba-Golden Future Farmers of America (FFA). 

Richard Lovorn, director of the Alba-Golden ag-science department, described the outstanding support which the Young Farmers provide to Alba-Golden FFA

“They are like a booster club for our FFA,” he explained. He commented that the support from the community is absolutely critical to the long-term well-being of ag-science. 

“An event such as this also serves as a tremendous teaching and learning opportunity for our students,” he added. Lovorn had a long list of students who put in significant hours to assist in the preparations and staging of the show.

Lovorn said staging just a showing without an associated auction provides valuable practice for young contestants in showing their livestock. 

In years past, the annual livestock show was held at the same time as the Golden Sweet Potato Festival. However, the growing popularity of both events resulted in having to schedule the livestock show separately, in order to accommodate the number of entries and attendees. 

David W. Havard, president of the Alba-Golden Young Famers, reported that there were 53 paid sponsors for the event this year. He recognized those of the Young Farmers group who put this years’ show on. They were Angela Albers, Ron Davis, Amanda Garrett, Richard Lovorn, Jennifer Nichols, Debbie Nivison, Chelsea Oliver, Jessica Peterson, Garret Ragan, Morgan Ragan, Sherry Ragsdale and Jackie Rodieck.