The five-day AgFest, June 17 through 21 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, replaces the livestock showmanship judging, vocational competitions and junior livestock auction that were part of the San Joaquin County Fair, which is taking a one-year hiatus.
All San Joaquin County FFA, 4-H Club and Grange youth members and independent youth can enter projects in beef, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, rabbits, poultry and dog categories for breeding, market and showmanship. Vocational projects can include sheet metal, welding, woodworking and agricultural panel displays.
AgFest organizers expect 700 exhibitors to participate. The top FFA and 4-H showmanship exhibitors of large and small animals will compete at the California State Fair in mid-July.
FFA, 4-H and Grange exhibitors have until midnight May 15 to complete their entries. A guidebook and entry forms are available on the AgFest website, www.sanjoaquinagfest.org. Independent youth exhibitors were required to submit an exhibitor’s agreement with photographs by Monday.
A schedule of events, showmanship competitions and auction times are on the AgFest website.
AgFest organizers are still seeking donations to help fund the show and auction this year. Contributions can be made online at www.sanjoaquinagfest.org.
• Contact Glenn Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-4252.