Oklahoma Youth Expo Ready to Begin March 12 in Oklahoma CityThu, 25 Feb 2010 5:55:58 CST
The final preparations for the "World's Largest Junior Livestock Show" are in full swing- and Executive Director for the Show, Jeramy Rich, expects another great celebration for rural youth March 12-22 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Among the key numbers that will help put the in perspective- Rich tells us that he expects more than 7,000 young people to exhibit livestock at this year's event, showing more than 11,000 animals. They expect at least 25,000 people to take part in the show- kids showing, parents supporting, FFA Advisors and 4-H leaders and hundreds of volunteers that make the show a success. Rich expects about $800,000 will be spent on March 22 during the Sale of Champions, rewarding 205 young people for showing the very best in their category at the Oklahoma City show. Beyond that money, there will also be other prize money and lots of scholarship dollars handed out to young people over the ten day run of the Expo- and when you add up all the premium sale dollars, prize money and scholarships- the investment into Oklahoma youth will likely exceed $1.5 million.
We talked with Jeramy Rich about the 2010 event that begins in just a matter of days- and you can hear our conversation here as our kickoff story for the 2010 OYE in the Blue Green Gazette by clicking on the Listen Bar below.
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