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Troup's Best Show, students getting ready to show livestock

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 8:09pm

It's "Troup Future-Farmers of America week" and Troup students are getting ready for a their second annual show on Saturday.

Troup FFA advisor says the Troup's Best Show has become the highlights of the year.

We visited Troup High School where Troup Future Farmers of America students are getting ready to show livestock and projects for the second year.

Lindsey tells about five categories. "We will have lambs, we will have goats, we'll have pigs, we'll have steers and we'll have heifers." Other Ag projects will be shown as well.

Troup FFA advisors gave us a tour of the Troup ISD farm where the show will take place.

Ag teacher Dani Lunsford says, students are excited and are working really hard. "Making sure they get their entries turn in, the grooming the washing, clipping, we've had kids down here everyday, getting ready to clip the pigs, clip the heifers, get the steers slick-sheered."

Troup FFA advisors say, it's a great community event. "Anyone who goes to Troup, that has an animal that they want to show in here, they are more than welcome to," said Lunsford.

"It also send a message to the kids that Hey.... Agriculture is still a very important part of our society," said Lindsey.

We're told FFA is all about teaching life skills, hard-work, responsibility, compassion for animals and life, just knowing how everything in life is made and grown.

"Showing them that FFA and Ag is an everyday deal and there's so much more than the typical, cows plows and sals," said Lunsford.

If you would like information about the Troup's Best Show, click the link below:

Saturday, February 22 from 10a.m.-Noon, held at the Troup ISD Farm.

Troup High School
927 Arp Dr.
PO Box 578
Troup TX 75789
Ph: 903-842-3065

http://www.troupisd.org/

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