It’s time to kick off the 53rd annual Archer County Jr. Livestock Show January 3-4, 2020 at the Archer County Show Barn Complex and Activity Building in Archer City. This county wide event brings 4-H and FFA youth from all areas of Archer County together in friendly competition to exhibit their livestock, photography, food, craft, and ag. mechanics projects in various show events. FFA advisors, County Extension Agents, along with 4-H and FFA volunteers have been supervising and working with youth for many months in preparation of exhibiting projects on the county level. Youth will be receiving awards and recognition for their hard work and dedication in the various division shows. Many of the youth will then take their 4-H and FFA projects on to state and national shows later in 2020.
James Mitchell 2020 Archer County Jr. Livestock Show Board President coordinates the county show event show and auction sale. He announced over 165 4-H and FFA youth will exhibit over 250 various projects in the multi-day show. County wide show board directors and volunteers are busy making improvements to the annual event with building improvements, fund raising, and assisting with show organization and management.
The highlight to the annual youth recognition county show event is the 2020 ACJLS Premium Youth Auction Sale that is slated for Saturday evening, January 4th starting at 7 p.m. Prior to the auction show a Buyer’s Appreciation Dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m. -7 p.m. at the Archer County Activity Building in Archer City. Donors and supporters of the show are invited to come and enjoy a meal and then help support the youth that will be participating in the 2020 Auction Sale by making donations at the auction sale. Youth that receive donations from supporters use them to purchase future projects, assist in show expenses, and save for future educational needs.
Whatever the weather brings the facility has had improvements made to make it an all-weather facility for all attending. There will be a concession food area for enjoyment of spectators and exhibitors. Everyone is invited to come and view animal projects, visit with the youth about their projects, and support 4-H and FFA youth at the Saturday evening premium auction sale.
If businesses, sponsors, volunteers, or 4-H and FFA youth families have additional questions feel free to contact FFA advisors, County Extension Agents or other show board members.
This event has been held to showcase agriculture along with Archer County youth for well over 50 years, and it looks like another successful show will soon kick off. Come out and encourage the youth of Archer County that have worked very hard. Hope to see you there!