Oklahoma Farm Bureau is gearing up for another year at the Oklahoma State Fair with an exciting lineup of events for 2023.
New this year, OKFB will host an evening of farmhand Olympics on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the Barn 3 Auditorium at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
The event is designed to connect fairgoers with a fun, agriculture-based activity to connect with Farm Bureau and Oklahoma agriculture.
Events include Penny in a Haystack, Wheelbarrow Zig Zag, Calf Roping and Milk the Cow. There will also be a “Hay in the Loft” bale-throwing contest.
YF&R Livestock Judging Contest
The OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers committee is set to host their annual livestock judging contest for 4-H and FFA students Thursday, Sept. 21.
The contest will test participants’ ability to evaluate and rank classes of market and breeding cattle as well as sheep, goats and swine.
Registration opens at 9 a.m. in Barn 3 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, and the judging contest will begin at 10 a.m. in Barn 8. Students should be prepared with a pencil.
Students in third through seventh grades will compete as juniors, and eighth through 12th grade students will compete as seniors. Students can compete as both individuals and teams. Oral reasons will not be given, but participants will be asked to answer at least one set of questions.
OKFB will also host a farmhand Olympics event for contestants participating in the livestock judging contest on Thursday, after the contest concludes.