By Guadalupe Lopez, Winters FFA Reporter
Special to the Express
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Winters FFA members began arriving at the Yolo County Fairgrounds with their livestock projects and ag mechanics projects.
Students have worked all summer preparing these projects for the fair and they are very excited to have the opportunity to display their hard work. The time that they’ve put into their animals has given them the chance to learn about time management, responsibility, and a lot of species specific skills that they will showcase in their respective shows.
In total, there are one steer, one goat, 17 hogs, and nine sheep projects. Winters FFA Livestock exhibitors come every day to the Ag site to feed, clean, and walk their animals. They also attend weekly showmanship meetings to perfect their animal’s walking and stance which they will be judged on at the Showmanship Competition.
Hogs and goats will be shown on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and sheep and steers will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 18. The Winters FFA members will be selling their livestock projects at the Yolo County Livestock Auction on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Winters FFA members will also be entering various ag mechanics projects at the fair. The ag mechanics students have been working on their projects throughout the school year and summer. The members have built fire pits and more. Our chapter’s projects will be on display at the Yolo county fairgrounds. These projects will be sold on Saturday, Aug. 20, immediately following the livestock auction.
The Winters FFA chapter has been so fortunate in having many great supporters financially helping the FFA members with their projects and we are always grateful to find new supporters at the Yolo County Fair. For more information on purchasing any of these projects, contact ag instructors Donnie Whitworth and Kayla Mederos.