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San Joaquin AgFest set for June 6 thru 9
Ag Fair
Manteca High’s Traylynn Simerly groomed her FFA cattle project at last year’s AgFest. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

 STOCKTON – San Joaquin AgFest 2018 is right around the corner.
The Junior Show and Auction is scheduled June 9 through June 16 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way.
Members from the various Future Farmers of America chapters – included are Manteca High, East Union High, Sierra High, Weston Ranch High, Lathrop High, and Ripon High, to name a few – along with youngsters from the 4-H Clubs will once again exhibit vocational projects not to mention showing and even selling their livestock projects.
Produced by all volunteers, AgFest is thankful for the partnership with the Delta Section FFA, San Joaquin County 4-H, San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Educational Foundation, and the Second Agricultural District.
The week of AgFest will feature Farm to Fork – a gourmet evening of local restaurants using fresh local produce – and the Clover Showmanship.
The latter is open to exhibitors ages 5 through 8 showing cavies, pygmy goats, chickens and rabbits in the FFA Ring beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15.
No pre-registration will be required.
It’s here that Clover exhibitors will have a chance to practice displaying their animal while learning the proper technique of showing.
The morning showing will also feature a costume contest for youngsters and their farm animals.
The theme this year is “Western: Back at the Barn.”
The Clover Showmanship is being presented by University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources and SJC 4-H.
Information on the Clover Showmanship is available by calling 209.953.6106.
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