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FFA students will display animals at KC Fair

Posted at 11:12 AM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 14:12:08-04

We're now just a day away now from the Kern County Fair and many of the livestock exhibits you'll see were raised right here in Kern County by high school students.

The Kern High School District has 13 Future Farmers of America programs. The students have been working for several months to raise and care for the animals you'll see starting on Wednesday at the fair.

The animals you'll see are livestock projects where the students work long hours to care for the animals. The animals include cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and many others.

The FFA livestock project is aimed at teaching students responsibility by caring for these animals and how food is raised and then brought to our food supply. Towards the end of the fair, the students will be able to sell their livestock projects to the public in an auction.

The students will display their animals to the judges who will judge them on showmanship, which is how well they work with the animal and on market, which is how well the animal was raised.

The Kern County Fair starts on Wednesday and continues until October 4th