Greater Tulsa Reporter
ANIMAL EXHIBITION: Each year, the Tulsa State Fair Youth Livestock Shows see more than 4,000 youth exhibitors compete and 20,000 entries in the livestock shows and contests.
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The Tulsa State Fair Junior Livestock Auction benefits Oklahoma’s agricultural youth who participate in the Tulsa State Fair Youth Livestock Shows. Each year, thousands of animals are shown by 4-H and FFA youth across Oklahoma hoping to earn a place in the Junior Livestock Auction. The responsibilities associated with the care and development of a livestock project are considerable for a young individual and contribute toward their future success in any of their life’s endeavors. Though the competition is focused on the champion livestock projects, the champion youth across the state are the real highlight.
Each year, the Tulsa State Fair Youth Livestock Shows see more than 4,000 youth exhibitors compete and 20,000 entries in the livestock shows and contests.
This year, $50,000 worth of scholarships were awarded to 32 4-H and FFA graduating seniors in Oklahoma; $630,000 was raised for the 4-H and FFA youth who qualified for the 2014 Junior Livestock Auction. In the past 13 years, more than $6 million has been raised for thousands of youth who qualified for the Junior Livestock Auction. On average, between 35 and 45 animals are donated each year to the Tulsa Boys Home.