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Harrison County Agri-Business kicks off Farm City Week

By Bridget Ortigo
April 5, 2017 at 4 a.m.

Farm City Week's rabbit show in Harrison County was held on Tuesday at Marshall City Arena.

Harrison County FFA students kicked off annual Farm City Week events on Tuesday with the annual rabbit, broiler, lamb and goat shows at Marshall City Arena.

Before the students began showcasing their animals on Tuesday, Harrison County Agri-Business handed out more than $15,000 in scholarships to area students during the annual breakfast, the group's President Darrin Peeples said Tuesday.

On Monday, students competed in the Voices of Agriculture Speech Contest, with Elysian Fields FFA student Cheyenne Earl winning for the Senior Division and Elysian Fields FFA student Shyanne McClendon winning the Junior Division.

In the annual Broiler Show, Harleton FFA student Haylea Murray took grand champion honors and Elysian Fields FFA student Karleigh Robinson took reserve honors.

In the rabbit show, Marshall High School FFA student Nichole Painter took grand champion honors and Joseph Denton from Harleton Junior High School took reserve honors and county bred grand champion honors.

The lamb and goat show were held on Tuesday evening.

Today, the events continue with the swine and steer shows starting at 8 a.m. at Marshall City Arena, followed by the Junior and Senior Cattle Showmanship and the County Heifer Show at 2 p.m.

On Thursday, Peeples encouraged community members to come to the Marshall Convention Center to see students' Ag Mechanics projects on display and enjoy the annual cake sale.

Following the cake sale, the annual barbecue will kick off just before the livestock sale is to begin at 6 p.m.

For a complete list of scheduled events and times, visit online.



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