We are in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with three heifers to show at the NJAS. We drove more than 20 hours from small town Kansas to Harrisburg, with five teenagers (okay, 4 teens and one 20 yr old--yeah, yeah, Meg, I know how old you are!) and me in a pickup truck.
We drove overnight to ensure the cattle didn't get too hot, so the kids slept sprawled over each other like puppies! It was really nice to have a few extra drivers when 3:00 am rolled around!
Once we arrived, and the setup work was complete, the kids headed out to renew friendships made at previous national shows.
There are a variety of educational contests in which my kids are involved. My daughter and two other gals were on a team that the goal is to sell an animal to the judges. It involves knowledge of beef industry information as well as the ability to speak in public. The NJAS is chock-full of educational opportunities, social events and chances to see quality Angus cattle. It is also a time for my family to come together and enjoy working and having fun.
This post was written while I sat in the stands in the arena at NJAS, watching my kids show their heifers. But for some reason, didn't post correctly! I just realized that and figured it was still worth posting! So, only 2 months late...here it is!
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