ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show Association is pleased to announce the upcoming Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show. The event runs March 2-6, 2012 at the Alachua County Fairgrounds located at 3100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville. Alachua County 4-H and FFA youth ranging in age from 8 to 18 can participate.
The event is free. For a complete schedule of events and times, visit the UF/IFAS Alachua County Cooperative Extension Youth Fair and Livestock Show webpage.
The Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show Association is a non-profit organization that conducts and operates public fairs and expositions pertaining to agricultural matters and more particularly to the exhibitions of livestock, poultry, crafts, youth projects, and farm products. The fair is an educational platform for the youth in Alachua County who are interested in agriculture.
“The youth fair benefits agriculture and the local community by providing an educational opportunity for youth to learn about production agriculture,” said Cindy Sanders, Alachua County Cooperative Extension Director/IFAS. “Working with livestock and other agriculture events through the Youth Fair prepares future citizens of Alachua County to be knowledgeable about agriculture production and land use.” Sanders continued saying, “This benefits Alachua County by providing citizens who are familiar with this important segment of the county’s economy. I encourage folks to come out and support our 4-H & FFA youth.”
For more information, please contact the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office at 352-955-2402.
All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, or handicap. For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension office at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609. Please contact the Extension Office at least ten working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.