Native college students obtain the Houston Livestock Present and Rodeo Calf Scramble Information certificates
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 275 Texas 4-H and FFA students a $ 1,750 certificate after attending the 2021 Calf Scramble events in Katy, Texas earlier this month, as well as 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest had participated in March.
“Catching a calf and getting into the top 13 of the Livestock Judging Contest is just the beginning of a year-long journey for these young students,” said Julie Bass, the rodeo’s chief mission officer. “Our Calf Scramble program is a unique opportunity for students to learn firsthand about farming and responsibility as they acquire skills that will carry them with them for the rest of their lives. These students also develop a strong relationship with their donors, who are vital to the continuation of the Calf Scramble program. “
Local students who received certificates included: Ty Chandler, Uriel Rosales, Bryan Areliano, Christian Zavala, Benjamin Hernandez, Gerardo Rosales, Colter Coffey, Walker Dublin, Leonardo Balderas, and Adriel Romano; all members of the Jacksonville FFA; Jared Wade Gardner and Courtney Lynn, members of the FFA Troup; and Jaycee Coker, troup resident attending as a member of the Whitehouse FFA.
These students received a $ 1,750 certificate to purchase a registered cattle heifer or market bull to be exhibited at the 2022 Houston Livestock Show ™. The student returns as an exhibitor and shows himself in a special competition with other winners of the calf scramble competition.
Students receive a $ 500 bonus if program requirements are met throughout the year. In addition to daily responsibility for raising their cattle, students will need to record program costs, share monthly reports and pictures with their donors, write two essays about their project, and create a stand ad when they return to the exhibition in 2022.
Since the program began in 1942, after being awarded veal scramble certificates in 2020, approximately $ 14.8 million in certificates and awards have been distributed to more than 21,800 students. 2020 Calf Scramble exhibitors who returned with their heifing or control projects to attend the Houston Livestock Show 2021 received rewards and awards totaling over $ 100,000.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promote the farming community by hosting an annual family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage, and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since it began in 1932, the rodeo has raised more than $ 500 million for Texas youth and education.
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