Meet the next generation of ranchers and farmers. The amazing kids and young adults in 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) work year-round on their projects—everything from civics and robotics to livestock and small animals—in order to bring them to the Fair. An extracurricular program, 4H and FFA teach young people everything from leadership skills to public speaking through hands-on learning projects.
It’s the ultimate exhibition and educational experience standing on over 200 years of tradition in American society. Back in the day, public exhibition was the best way to improve livestock quality—making the Fair a literal cattle (sheep and pig) call. Nowadays, fewer farmers and ranchers are in business, so it’s even more important that this whole new generation of future farmers can connect and grow their skills at the Fair. For more, check out Idaho 4-H or the National 4-H program.
Get the full Junior Exhibitors Handbook. Look to the category details below to find out the entry deadline, category details, rules, class divisions, and awards. Fill out the entry form. Then it’s show time.
Junior Livestock Sale
Buy a hefty supply of beef, pork, or lamb at the Junior Market Livestock Sale. Even split it with friends and family. There’s no better opportunity to support Idaho youth who’ve raised these animals for months to bring them to market—usually to raise college funds.
4-H & FFA Small Animals
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