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Governor's Blue Ribbon Auction to Boost Scholarship Payouts
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/12/2014

Students who show market animals at the Wisconsin State Fair will have a chance at earning more cash for educational purposes this year. The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation is increasing its scholarship awards to $12,000, including one $2,000 scholarship, one $1,500 scholarship, four $1,000 scholarships, and nine $500 scholarships.

The 15 scholarships help off-set the educational fees of young Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock exhibitors, who have shown exceptional dedication and achievements in agriculture. From 1998 to 2013, more than $135,000 has been awarded to nearly 150 Wisconsin Youth enabling them to continue their education and pursue their career goals in scholarships.

Grants are also given to Wisconsin youth programs, including Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Youth Development, Livestock Show Camp, Wisconsin State Fair Premier Exhibitor Awards, Wisconsin State Fair. Reserve Champion Market Animal Awards, and Wisconsin State Fair Camp of Champions. The Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction has been supporting students for more than 45 years.

The 46th Annual Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction takes place on August 6 this year. The auction gives buyers an opportunity to purchase award-winning beef, swine, and lambs; a portion of the proceeds fund scholarships for youth in agriculture and grants for youth agriculture programs.

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