Junior Livestock exhibitors qualifying to sell their project at the Youth Auction are members of 4-H and FFA. In addition to building the next generation of agriculturists, these programs emphasize skills and values like leadership, volunteerism and community. The process of caring for a livestock project from purchase to sale teaches these students life skills such as time management and responsibility. These key values help prepare the next generation of Texas for the future.
Learn more about 4-H and FFA livestock projects:https://texasyouthlivestock.com/
To participate at Rodeo Austin, exhibitors must also complete a Quality Counts program. “Focused on quality assurance and character education, Quality Counts is designed to teach young people the importance of displaying good character in carrying out livestock projects, and in every aspect of their lives. Quality Counts helps youth exhibitors learn the importance of using proper livestock management practices so that food quality and safety are preserved.” Texas Quality Counts, Texas A&M University System
Learn more about Quality Counts:https://agrilife.org/qualitycounts/