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First-time Youth Livestock Exhibitor Grant

The Missouri State Fair Foundation is on a mission to cultivate the next generation of Missouri agriculture. Our members recognize the important life lessons learned by exhibiting livestock. They also understand exhibiting livestock at the Missouri State Fair can be costly. Due to the generosity of our membership and friends, we are offering approximately twenty $500 scholarships to first-time livestock exhibitors at the 2020 Missouri State Fair. This grant is an effort to encourage more youth exhibitors to show for the first-time at the Missouri State Fair. It is our hope that by offsetting some of the costs incurred by exhibiting livestock, more young people will be able to benefit from this invaluable learning experience.

Grant Rules & Requirements

  • The exhibitor must be a Missouri resident and a current member of 4-H or FFA and be between the ages of 8 and 18 at the time of application.
  • Application must be signed by the applicant, parent/ legal guardian, AND 4-H/ FFA leader.
  • Exhibitor may not have previously exhibited any livestock (horse, cattle, swine, sheep, goat, chicken, or rabbit) in a 4-H or FFA class at the Missouri State Fair. The exhibitor may have entered projects to be displayed in the 4-H or FFA Building.
  • Only one grant per exhibitor will be accepted.
  • Grants will be awarded for the following species: Horse, Cattle, Swine, Sheep, Goat, Rabbit, and Chicken.
  • The exhibitor must attend AND exhibit in a 4-H or FFA class at the 2020 Missouri State Fair in order to receive payment.
  • If selected as a grant recipient, you will be expected to do the following:
    • Each month prior to the Fair (April, May, June, July, and August), provide us with a brief project update via email or Facebook post. The update will include a picture of you and your livestock entry with a few words describing what you and your livestock have learned, accomplished, etc. These will be used for media and promotional purposes.
    • Provide a picture of you exhibiting at the Missouri State Fair with a brief essay about what you learned from the experience.
  • The grant will be paid to the exhibitor after they have finished showing at the Missouri State Fair AND provided the picture and essay as required. Exhibitors may pick up their check in the Missouri State Fair Foundation office during the Fair or checks will be mailed to the exhibitor after the Fair.
  • Deadline to enter is March 20, 2020. Winners will be announced April 3, 2020. Applicants must be submitted to the Missouri State Fair Foundation with a postmarked date no later than March 20.

First-time Youth Livestock Exhibitor Grant Application

User Informaton

Parent Information

4-H Leader or FFA Advisor

Terms & Conditions

I hereby acknowledge information submitted in this application is true and accurate.


Exhibitor Promise

I give the MO Fair Foundation permission to use my name & photos in presss releases & social media.

Exhibitor Information

Which specie will you exhibit?






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