Indiana Farm Bureau is focused on supporting youth in agriculture at this year’s modified Indiana State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition and Project Showcase, including the exhibitor experience and livestock showmanship competitions.
INFB is the 2020 4-H Livestock Competition and Project Showcase presenting sponsor of the Exhibitor Experience, all showmanship contests and the Supreme Drive.
“Many of the future leaders of Farm Bureau can be found on the fairgrounds each summer showcasing livestock and a variety of ag-related projects,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “While this year’s state fair will look different, we’re pleased that our 4-H’ers will still be able to compete and we’re thrilled to be able to support them as a presenting sponsor. They’re the future of Indiana agriculture.”
Farm Bureau will provide awards to top-level showmanship winners throughout the youth livestock showmanship competitions. The awards include:
• Individual grand and reserve grand champion showmanship species winners each will receive a rolling luggage bag.
• The grand and reserve grand champion overall supreme showmen each will receive a custom belt buckle.
• The grand champion winners in the Supreme Drive on Aug. 16 each will receive a four-foot, upright showbox.
INFB’s focus on supporting future leaders in agriculture goes beyond its efforts at the¬¬ state fair. Other youth and young adult programming includes: scholarships for graduating seniors and college students; four collegiate Farm Bureau chapters; FFA advocacy days and trainings; and additional leadership development events, competitions, awards and conferences.
All other planned INFB state fair events and activities, such as its annual Taste from Indiana Farms, have been canceled following the state fair’s June 4 announcement.
The Indiana State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition and 4-H Project Showcase will take place Aug. 7 through Sept. 5 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center in Indianapolis.