4-H and FFA Programs See Success During the Elmore County Livestock Sale
On July 18th at 9:00 a.m. the Elmore County 4-H and FFA Youth Development Programs held their annual Livestock Sale at the Glenns Ferry Fairgrounds. The UI Extension Elmore County Office live-streamed most of the 4-H events during the week of the Elmore County Fair, including the entire Livestock Sale on Facebook. A total of 108 animals were sold during this year’s Livestock Sale including: 17 steers, 4 goats, 29 sheep and 58 pigs. All of these animals were trained, fed, showed and raised by Elmore County youth.
Due to the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) precautionary measures were put in place and social distancing was recommended during the Livestock Sale. The UI Extension Elmore County 4-H Program used a new sale computer program (Fair Entry) this year to help ease the work of our tremendous 4-H volunteers and Elmore County Extension staff. A few technical problems existed with the new program, but the 4-H volunteers and UI Extension staff overcame these minor difficulties.
The 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale this year was remarkable considering the current pandemic; Elmore County Buyers were gracious and generous in their purchases and bids. The 2020 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale broke all previous year’s records of net sales, showing the youth of Elmore County that their hard work, persistence and patience does really pay off. Many of the members of 4-H and FFA will use their earnings to purchase their first vehicle or better yet invest in themselves for higher education opportunities. The UI Extension Elmore County Office would like to congratulate all the 4-H and FFA members on their success this past year.
Lastly, we all would like to thank the Elmore County Buyer’s this year. Seeing the turnout and generosity directed towards youth in Elmore County was incredible and heart-warming. The Elmore County 4-H program is overseen by Nadine Cook (4-H Program Coordinator) with help from Jami Davis (4-H Part-Time Assistant), Betsy Lynn (Program Assistant) and Brad Stokes (Extension Educator). Our small team works tirelessly to help support our 4-H members in succeeding with their projects/programs/animals. If you wish to participate or have a youth join the 4-H program for the 2020-2021 year please contact the UI Extension Elmore County Office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 208-587-2130 Ext. 1250), registration opens up on October 1st 2020. THANK YOU ALL!
Photo 1. Zack Zumstein auctioneers during the 2020 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale with Rick Hance (Glenns Ferry FFA). Photo by: Brad Stokes