By Mandi Kindhart-White
The Van-Far FFA Chapter has been busy preparing for upcoming county fairs and shows. Recently, the Chapter competed in the livestock shows at the Ralls County Fair on July 9-10. Several current, upcoming and future FFA members showed livestock at the fair and placed in the show.
Highlights of the show included Madelynn Caldwell placing Champion Showman for the 14 and over swine category, Kylie Miller placing Grand Champion Market Lamb in the sheep category, and Clara Wallace placing Reserved Overall Market Animal and Grand Champion in county in the cattle category.
Before the Ralls County Fair, Clara Wallace and Carmen Wilburn also placed in the Shelby County Open cattle show. Wallace received Reserve Champion Market honors. Wallace said she is looking forward to attending the Northeast District FFA Expo in August.
“I love getting to see all my friends at that show and fun with them,” she added.