ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County invites citizens to the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show from March 3, to March 7, 2017 at the Alachua County Fairgrounds (3100 N.E. 39th Ave, Gainesville). Although Alachua County 4-H and FFA youth ranging in age from 8 to 18 can participate in the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show, the general public is encouraged to attend. The event is free.
The fair is an educational platform for the youth in Alachua County who are interested in agriculture. Youth will exhibit both livestock and non-livestock 4-H & FFA projects.
“The youth fair benefits agriculture and the local community by providing an educational opportunity for youth to learn about production agriculture,” said UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Director Dr. Cindy Sanders. “Working with livestock and other agriculture events through the youth fair prepares future citizens of Alachua County to be knowledgeable about agriculture production and land use. This benefits Alachua County by providing citizens the opportunity to see our 4-H & FFA youth projects.”
A complete schedule of events can be found at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County website.
The Alachua County Youth Fair & 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, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office at 352-955-2402.
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