Our local tradition resumes later this morning with the 84th annual FCCLA, 4-H and FFA Nueces County Junior Livestock Show.
This two week event allows area students an opportunity to show off their livestock and agriculture projects.
The Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds in Robstown has been busy with a lot of activity. Students from all over the county including, Calallen, Annaville, Robstown, and London are being judged on events that include cattle showmanship, swine and poultry shows, goat shows and more.
It also includes youth participating in AG Mechanics, arts and crafts, baking and photography.
The Nueces County Junior Livestock Showhas become one of largest livestock shows in South Texas with more than 1,000 students participating and more than 4,000 projects.
Although this is a competition, youth work together and learn some very valuable life lessons and skills in the process.
This show offers the opportunity for students to experience segments of production agriculture on a small scale through their livestock projects.
It is the intention of those who support this event that these young people have the opportunity to learn valuable lessons that would include being responsible, the ethical and safe treatment of livestock, how to convert resources into a marketable product and awareness of the economic factors relating to their projects.
This program will help them in interacting with others and provides training to accept future leadership roles, as well as continue their education.
The annual auction closes out the livestock show and raises scholarship money for the students who have spent months working on their projects.
For more information about the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show and the Auction of Champions visit: https://ncjls.org/