Increased 4-H participation at NETLA show reaps benefits
SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX- The last week of February in Hopkins County is always a big deal. Every year the Northeast Texas Livestock Association facilitates a huge livestock show that allows FFA and 4-H kids residing in Hopkins County to bring their livestock projects consisting of Beef Steers or Heifers, Swine, Goats, Lambs, and Poultry projects. This gives the kids the opportunity to show the animals and show the public their hard work and dedication to agriculture.
Hopkins County 4-H had 53 participants this year, which in turn resulted in 36 of our kids making the Sale of Champions on Saturday, February 29th. Several of our contestants brought home prestigious awards such as Reserve Grand Champion honors in their species, plus Championship Showmanship awards as well. The 4-Hers that participated in the 2020 NETLA Show are as follows:
Tayden Horton; Isaac Ray; Penelope Deterding; Rolando and Roman Massey; Ethan George; Yuri Avdibegovic; Hannah Bledsoe; Kinsley and Miley McCormack; Kannon and Kollyn Gibson; Anderson and Aiken Grimes; Jackson Lundell; Camerson Endsley; Addilyn Moore; Harper Hodges; Abigail Davis; Jacy Barnett; Valerie Flecker; Ayden Fhylabn Ortiz; Alexa Mendez; Cross Phillips; Aspen Mayhew; Destiny Lackey; Anndi Jones; Jadi Jones; Kate Monk; Maggie and Micah Flemens; McKenna Post; Maddox Potts; Rhye Caudle; Kaden Mabe; Emma Eddins; Madeline DonJuan; Adrian DonJuan; Maddi Skaggs; Dodge Chamness; Brooks Burgin; Chloe and Cole Willis; Madison Kellogg; Reese, Ramsey, and Ryan Ragan; Rayne Stovall; Mika Gray; Bayler and Brett Boatman; Seth Johns; and Samantha Smith.
The staff at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office would like to say congratulations to all our contestants, and we want to say how proud we are of all your hard work and dedication to your projects! If anyone has any questions about joining our Hopkins County 4-H please feel free to contact the office at 903-885-3443.
Assistant County Extension Agent- Hopkins Co.