Baton Rouge, LA - The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold its 70th Annual Livestock Show for youth participants from February 28, 2013-March 1, 2013 at the Maurice Edmond Livestock Arena, 14600 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70807. During the three-day event, young farmers and ranchers from across the state will have the opportunity to display animals that have been showcased or have won in parish competitions. To this end, the Southern University System president and the SU Ag Center chancellor have said a few words about the history of the show. Watch President Mason at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLmcnQVRiXQ; and Chancellor Williams at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd26eKIr2iw
The purposes of the show are to:
Stimulate a greater interest in increasing the production of livestock among farmers in Louisiana; Serve as a basis for improving breeding practices for livestock; Create interest in producing livestock products as business enterprises; Assist in developing a better spirit of cooperative effort among rural and urban residents; and Provide an opportunity for youth to develop ownership and leadership skills.
For further information, please contact Christie Monroe at Christie_monroe@suagcenter.com or 225-771-4350.