Take out your boots and jeans - and your checkbook. That is if you plan to support Fallon’s youth during the Churchill County Junior Livestock Show & Sale.
Fallon’s young competitors no longer have to brave Nevada’s fickle spring weather, wind, and potentially freezing temperatures. The event will enjoy its second year indoors at the Rafter 3C Arena at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.
High school students from Churchill County High School and Oasis Academy FFA, youth members of the Churchill County 4-H, and Fallon’s High Desert Grange programs will show their animals for top prizes April 27- 29. “This is your opportunity to purchase locally-raised animals that will yield high-quality meat,” said Karen Bogdanowicz, who facilitates the Churchill County 4-H program.
Competitors’ livestock will be judged, along with their ability to handle their animals. They will demonstrate skills they have learned during the season in which they practice decision-making, project management, and evaluation. During the Show and Sale, participants receive encouragement for their hard work and productive efforts, with many taking home prizes.
To purchase livestock from the event, potential buyers can attend the live sale and auction on Saturday, April 29. If buyers cannot attend in person, they can call the 4-H office and allow the event coordinators to do the rest, said Bogdanowicz. Other ways for the community to get involved and support these programs include sponsorship opportunities for awards and buckles or contributing to the CCJLS.
For a complete show schedule, check out https://nv-churchillcounty2.civicplus.com/.../2023-CCJLS.
Thank you, Fallon Post.