• Grange Fair - Important Dates for FFA Market Animal Exhibitors

    March 1, 2018 - Market Steers must be tagged

    March 26, 2018 - Beef QAM 7:00pm - sponsored by the 4H Beef Club

                              Beef & Sheep Center PSU

    April 22, 2018 - Showmanship Clinic 1:00pm - sponsored by 4H Beef Club

                           Beef & Sheep Center PSU

    May 5, 2018 - GPP Training by Extension 8:00am - 4:00pm

                          Grange Fairgrounds

    May 20, 2018 - Market Goats Weigh-In and Tagging 11:00am - 1:00pm,

                           Grange Fairgrounds

    May 26, 2018 - Market Lamb Weigh-In and Tatooing 9:00am - 11:00am

                           Grange Fairgrounds

    June 1, 2018 - Market Swine must be tagged

    All animals will need to be entered by the exhibitor by July 15, 2018.

    All animals will need to be pre-show clipped/shorn before they come to the fair.



    June 19, 2018 - Jr Livestock Meeting 7:00pm at the Grange Fair Building

    July 14, 2018 - Clipping and Showmanship Workshop 9:00am - 3:00pm

                           Grange Fairgrounds


  • 2017 Grange Fair Data Report

    I'm pleased to share some Grange Fair data from my past 10 days working with Ag Science/FFA members as it concluded with the Livestock Sale yesterday.


    Two of our members sold their animal projects to benefit local charities, Marissa Bilyeu sold her lamb and Joanna Everhart sold her goat, total sales of $2250. 


    There were 18 members that raised, showed and sold 55 animals and three members returned 14 dairy and breeding beef animals home to their dairy and beef herds.

    They earned:

    Grand Champions - 3

    Reserve Grand Champions - 4

    Champions - 9

    Reserve Champions - 12

    Total sales of these animals amounted to $52,115.00, not including the value of the breeding cattle.


    These members have been raising their project animals (some from the beginning of last September).


    I'm extremely proud of them as they are the "real projects" and the animals are the vehicles for them to achieve academic, technical and leadership skills as they raise and complete the projects. They were positive role models for other youth at the barns. There are so many industry and community members that also provide positive impacts through these projects for "our kids".


    Thanks for all that you and our district does to enhance this learning opportunity for them. I do know that we have many other SCASD students doing similar projects through the Centre County 4H program that are not included in my report.


    A great way to start the school year

Last Modified on August 6, 2018