AgFest accepting exhibitor entries
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During the junior livestock auction at the 2008 county fair, New Jerusalem 4-H Club member Nicolaus Koster guided his champion hog around the auction ring for buyers. The San Joaquin County Fair was canceled this year because of financial trouble, and a group of boosters has organized the San Joaquin County AgFest Junior Livestock Show and Auction, June 17 to 21, as a venue for county youth to exhibit their projects.  Press file photo
During the junior livestock auction at the 2008 county fair, New Jerusalem 4-H Club member Nicolaus Koster guided his champion hog around the auction ring for buyers. The San Joaquin County Fair was canceled this year because of financial trouble, and a group of boosters has organized the San Joaquin County AgFest Junior Livestock Show and Auction, June 17 to 21, as a venue for county youth to exhibit their projects. Press file photo
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FFA students from throughout the county crowded a show ring during the advanced showmanship finals at the 2009 San Joaquin County Fair. The fair is on hiatus in 2014 because of financial trouble, and a group has organized the San Joaquin County AgFest Junior Livestock Show and Auction, June 17 to 21, as a venue for county youth to exhibit their projects.  Press file photo
FFA students from throughout the county crowded a show ring during the advanced showmanship finals at the 2009 San Joaquin County Fair. The fair is on hiatus in 2014 because of financial trouble, and a group has organized the San Joaquin County AgFest Junior Livestock Show and Auction, June 17 to 21, as a venue for county youth to exhibit their projects. Press file photo
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Entries are being accepted for the new San Joaquin County AgFest Junior Livestock Show and Auction.

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 gmoore@tracypress.com or 830-4252.

 
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