Watford City FFA Livestock Show Open To FFA Members From Any Chapter, June 16

The second annual Watford City FFA Livestock Show will be held Friday, June 16 during the McKenzie County Fair, Watford City. Watford City High School FFA and Watford City Middle School FFA will be bringing livestock along with static exhibits to the fair.

“Watford City Middle School FFA is officially the first middle school FFA charter in the whole state of North Dakota and we are very proud of this and what it will do for the future of North Dakota FFA as well as our community,” added Watford City Middle School Agriculture Education Teacher and FFA Advisor Grace Dragseth.

This year’s show will be open to all FFA members from any FFA chapter. There will be a limit of 16 registrants in each of the categories including swine, goats, sheep, and beef.

The Watford City FFA Livestock Show will be located in the main, inside arena at the new McKenzie County Ag Expo and will run from 8-11 a.m. The current schedule is swine starting at 8 a.m., goats at 8:45 a.m., sheep at 9:30 a.m., and beef at 10:15 a.m. Please be advised that this schedule is subject to change should the showings end up running early or late.

The Watford City FFA Livestock Show was started in 2022 by Watford City FFA Advisor Samantha Doneen and Alexander FFA Advisor Nettie Denowh because they recognized there was a lack of opportunities for FFA members to participate in the McKenzie County Fair with their livestock.

“This is a huge opportunity for members to get an extra opportunity to display their animals,” commented Doneen.

Due to time constraints and scheduling conflicts with 4-H showings, there will not be a sale based on the Watford City FFA Livestock Show and FFA members will not be able to sell their livestock.

Registration for beef is full, however, there are still openings in goats, sheep and swine. Interested FFA members can register at bit.ly/ffashow. Members will need to show up with their animals prior to the event on Friday morning, be ready to show by 8 a.m., and be wearing a collared shirt. There will be prizes for the best dressed in each species.

Be sure to check out all the hard work and showcasing skills these FFA members have put into their animals and show them your support at the 2023 McKenzie County Fair!


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