The Stockmanship and Stewardship Low-Stress Livestock Handling Demonstration, sponsored by primary show sponsor MFA Incorporated, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Scott Pavilion adjacent to the American Royal Complex. Led by Ron Gill, Ph.D., Texas AgriLife Extension Specialist, this demonstration is designed to improve the well-being of beef and dairy cattle and their handlers through humane animal care. Admission is free to all Western Farm Show attendees.
The Health & Safety Roundup, featuring CPR training, safety displays and free blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing and vision screening. This health exhibit will be coordinated by the Missouri Farm Bureau in co-operation with the American Heart Association, which will receive a donation from the Western Farm Show for the second year in a row based on exhibitor fees.
FFA Day, on Friday, Feb. 21, during which an expected 3,000 FFA students from Missouri and Kansas will compete for bragging rights in the annual Food Drive "Border War." FFA students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars and learn about educational and career opportunities in agriculture.
The Family Living Center, offering clothing, crafts, and food, health and home décor products.
Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Adult admission is $8 and free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit the Western Farm Show website, Facebook page and follow the show on Twitter or Instagram.
Source: Western Farm Show