Yoakum Project Show kicks off Friday

Amber Aldaco By Amber Aldaco

Jan. 10, 2018 at 10:06 p.m.
Updated Jan. 11, 2018 at 6 a.m.

More than 60 animal entries will be exhibited this weekend at the Yoakum Project Show.

The annual show will begin Friday at the Yoakum Rodeo Arena and will showcase the projects of FFA and 4-H participants.

Kacie Gallegos, the Yoakum High School agricultural science teacher and Yoakum FFA adviser, said steer and broiler entries have increased this year.

"It varies between species year to year," she said.

Yoakum FFA students will give more than 800 Yoakum area students a guided tour of the show Friday. The FFA tour guides will present facts about each animal on the tour.

The younger students will also have a hands-on lesson on how to plant a seed. The students will be able to plant a seed in a small container and take it home, Gallegos said. They'll also receive a coloring book.

The agricultural mechanics contest returns for its second year. The contest will showcase projects such as barbecue pits.

Gallegos invites the community to attend the show to support Yoakum's youth. The students have been working on the projects since the fall, she said.

"The students have put a lot of hard work, time and effort into their projects," Gallegos said.



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