March 17, 2009
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The 2009 Alachua County Youth Fair (ACYF) and Livestock Show dates are from March 27 to March 31, 2009, at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. On Monday, March 30, the Alachua County Youth Fair will host school tours for elementary schools. Alachua County 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) youth age 8 to 18 may participate.
"ACYF helps youth learn through hands-on projects and educational experiences," said Cindy Sanders, Alachua County Extension Director/IFAS, "The youth fair benefits agriculture and the local community by providing an educational opportunity for youth to learn about production agriculture." Sanders continued saying, "Working with livestock and other agriculture events through the youth fair prepares our young citizens of Alachua County to be knowledgeable about agriculture production and land use. The experience also teaches leadership, responsibility, self-confidence, good sportsmanship and the importance and value of hard work."
Livestock included in events include steer, swine, rabbits, horses, and chickens. Non-livestock events include a bike rodeo, muffin bake-off, rocket launch, dog show, and pet show.
For a complete schedule of events, click here.
The Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show Association is a non-profit organization that conducts and operates public fairs and expositions pertaining to agricultural matters and more particularly to the exhibitions of livestock, poultry, crafts, youth projects, and farm products.
For more information and/or to schedule an elementary school tour, contact Cindy Sanders at 352-955-2402.