With pens filled and barnyard animals aplenty, everyone in Guadalupe County should know the County Youth Show is in full swing.
Young folks from all corners of the county have spent months raising cattle, pigs, poultry, goats and lambs.
They also have worked countless hours honing their crafting skills learning to bake, sew and weld.
After illustrious showings this week, the youth show will conclude with the auction this Saturday. With college football finished, there is no better way to spend a Saturday in Seguin than to come on down to the fairgrounds and see some prized animals.
Beyond the sheer majesty of the livestock and the hardiwork in the homemaker’s show, the youth show is a prime time to showcase the work ethics and dedication so many students in the area commit to agriculture. It’s the kind of grit and determination we hope all young people exhibit in their daily lives but rarely does it reach such an obvious pinnacle as it does this weekend.
The greatest reward is fostering the next generation of farmers and ranchers in our community. Everybody eats and it helps to know where your food comes from and how it gets from farm to table. The children also showcase skills that have been passed on from generation to generation, helping to keep these traditions alive. Every student who participates in the youth show knows these things well before they graduate from school.
Our young people should know the community has a vested interest in their hard work, especially when we all benefit from the fruits of their labor. This is the perfect time to cheer on the area’s cream of the crop, and give them the support they deserve.
Whether it is by being there to say job well done or a bid on their project, they’ve all deserve the recognition.