For the past few weeks, my feeds have been full of posts from exhausted and overwhelmed stock show moms in the midst of their county and state fairs. They’re sharing the good, the bad and the messy from their weeks. … Continue reading
I’ve learned a lot over the last four years and I’m eager to help new moms just like so many other show moms once helped me. So here’s the run down on our absolute favorite things for stock shows with a baby.Continue reading
It’s no secret that 4-H and FFA are huge parts of my life. These two organizations were integral in teaching me about the agriculture industry. They ignited a passion in me that led me to major in agriculture in college … Continue reading
Now that I’m a mom, I realize who is really watching the showmen at livestock shows. I watch Lorelei interact with kids 5 or 6 years older than her and try to do everything they do, knowing that they will … Continue reading
An FFA chapter at Noble High School in Oklahoma hosts a livestock show each year for special needs students.
The FFA members pair up with the show participants to teach them how to care for their animals, fit/prepare them for a show and then help them exhibit the animals in a show.
During my many years showing livestock, my friends and I always talked about what we as livestock exhibitors wished we could tell everyone who attended the Kentucky State Fair. This year, I finally took the time to write it all … Continue reading
This year, my youngest sister convinced her friend Lexie to show a pig for the first time. A high school junior, Lexie is older than most beginning showmen. Instead of letting that discourage her, however, Lexie is determined to make … Continue reading