Representatives from Humble ISD’s FFA district-wide program attended the Rotary Club of Humble meeting recently to discuss the upcoming Humble Rodeo Livestock Show.

“It is time to go the livestock show. We are excited for this event and we appreciate all of the hard work that our students have put in – it was truly an amazing effort,” said Roger Brown, deputy superintendent of Humble ISD.

Several ranking members of FFA from across Humble ISD discussed this year’s upcoming events.

“The livestock show will be Jan. 21-24, and this show is an integral part of what we do at FFA. Through this livestock program, students learn many real-world lessons such as leadership and responsibility,” said Peyton Archie, president of the Atascocita High School FFA chapter. The events will take place at the Humble Civic Center, located at 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy.

“The Humble ISD FFA chapters have accomplished great things throughout this school year. Officers representing Humble ISD competed across all of our chapters in leadership development events – two teams advanced to the state contest, representing the top teams across the state,” said Reagan DeSpain, secretary of the Kingwood High School chapter.

“The show begins the 21st – our rabbit, lamb and goat exhibitions begin at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, our poultry and swine exhibits will go on display starting at 8 a.m. On that same day, at 2 p.m., our student show begins. All of our FFA members have worked incredibly hard during the school year and we would love to see you all there,” said Andrea Meneses, president of the Humble High School chapter. If interested in a specific exhibit, be sure to see the schedule of events at humbleisd.net/Page/71636 in order to plan a trip accordingly.

Humble ISD’s FFA program honors all members of the district with its livestock show – especially the disadvantaged ones.

“Our district has an amazing tradition during the livestock show – Special Kids Day. Every year, we give the special needs children in our district the chance to experience a real livestock show. We have schools from around the district come to meet the animals, play games and enjoy the show. The smiles on the children’s faces are what the show is all about – as FFA members, part of our motto is service – serving these children is something our chapters are proud to be a part of,” said Abbey Rodee, president of the Summer Creek High School chapter.

“Each year, our livestock show is dedicated to an outstanding member of our community. This year, our show is dedicated to Phoenix Oil for their support and dedication to our chapters. There will be a live auction Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center. In order to make auction, one’s animal must place in the top 10 of their specific species, which shows the hard work that each student put into their project,” said Madison Jones, president of the Kingwood Park High School chapter. The selection process as referred to by Jones takes place within the FFA program; students select animals based on a lottery system and then raise them for a period of four months before facing judges that test for quality. The winning animals are then sent to the livestock show to be auctioned off.

For more information, visit humblerodeo.com/events.

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