Who is really watching you at livestock shows?

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

Oklahoma FFA Chapter hosts livestock show for special needs students

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.

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Check out Laurent Family Farms new website

According to my dad, our farm now has three divisions: he’s “production,” my sister Renee is “marketing” and I’m “promotions.” He’s not really exaggerating that much. When it comes to making sure our pigs are taken care of, Dad has … Continue reading

Just Plain Celeste, the Ag Journalist

 Growing up, I had two groups of friends: show friends and school friends.   My show friends were the kids I had spent my summers with since I was nine years-old.  They were my livestock judging teammates and livestock showing … Continue reading