Kansas Jr. Livestock Show

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Information Updated 8/19/2023

September 29-October 1, 2023
​Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas

The Kansas Jr. Livestock Show (KJLS) is a annual event that celebrates and showcases the hard work, dedication, and expertise of 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors from across the state of Kansas. This event serves as a platform for youth to display their agricultural skills, animal husbandry knowledge, and showmanship abilities.

Exhibitors of the show who are high school seniors or enrolled in post secondary school are eligible to apply for the KJLS Scholarships. These scholarships are designed to recognize and support the academic and agricultural accomplishments of exceptional young individuals participating in the livestock industry.

In addition to the the livestock competitions, the show also host the LEAD Challenge for exhibitors. Competition in the LEAD Challenge encourages KJLS exhibitors to develop not only the ability to show livestock, but also a well-rounded knowledge of animal agriculture and important advocacy skills. The challenge consists of four main components: Listen & Learn sessions, livestock showmanship, skill stations, and a career development activity.