Winters FFA prepares for Yolo County Fair

The Yolo County Fair starts this week. There is still time to purchase an animal from a Winters FFA student.
Sophomore Melesio Perez is ready to show his lamb at the Yolo County Fair on August 15th!

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Winters FFA Reporter On Wednesday, Aug. 14, Winters High School FFA students will load up their livestock and head to the Yolo County Fair in Woodland.  For some students, this has become a summertime tradition throughout their high school career. Others are just starting out, with this year being their first showing an animal.  Each student, for the past few months, has been responsible for the care of their animal that will be shown at the fair. Responsibilities include feeding, training, and maintaining the health and well-being of the animal. Many of the FFA students house and prepare their animals for fair at the Winters High School Ag Site.  This year, FFA students are showing pigs, steers, lambs and rabbits. Macy Paschoal, a senior at WHS and an FFA chapter officer, is raising and showing nine rabbits. She has shown many animals throughout the years as part of the FFA and 4-H.  Melesio Perez, a sophomore, is showing a lamb for the first time. When asked about why he chose to raise an animal, he said,  “I wanted to learn more about the animals, and more about the process of showing animals at the fair. I knew I would pick up some useful skills along the way.”  Even though it is the first day of school on Wednesday, students who have been raising and caring for these animals will be heading off to the Yolo County Fairgrounds to prepare to show their animals. Come and watch our FFA students in action as they show their animals, as a reflection of their dedication and hard work.  On Thursday, Aug. 15, swine will be shown at 9 a.m., rabbits will be show at 10 a.m. and sheep will be shown at 4 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 16, steer will be shown at 10 a.m. On Saturday, Aug. 17, there is a buyer’s luncheon at 12 p.m., followed by the auction at 1 p.m. Those interested in purchasing an animal from one of the Winters FFA students should contact Tawnya Martin at 530-908-6185.  The experience of raising an animal and showing at the fair is something students find great value in. Students develop skills such as responsibility, working with others, time management, and patience. These are skills that they will be able to apply to all aspects of their lives. Come to the Yolo County Fair and support our Winters FFA students as they take part in this event, whether it’s their first time or their last. ]]>

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