Farm City Week 2018 brought Harrison County FFA, 4H members and the community together with kids, parents, teachers, and Ag galore with a week’s venue of talent, love, heart and soul, dedicated to every aspect of Ag week, as a family and community affair. There were no losers, everyone who participated or attended is a winner!
The Farm City Week 2018 began giving away $15,000.00 dollars in scholarships, awarded to East Texas high school students from the region. Big hearts, goals and ambitions, the future is bright for these stars on the horizon with the money earned, that is geared towards college tuitions.
Thursday concluded the 56th annual Farm City Week Livestock Auction and Ag Mechanics sale at Marshall Convention Center. The Grand Champion Ag Mechanics Project, is a custom-made smoker and grill offered by Jaden Blalock, from the Harleton ISD, that sold for $1,000.00 dollars to the River City Iron and Metal’s, with Wade Emery. Farm Week’s Reserve Champion Ag Mechanics Project, was a 12 ft. long entry gate made by James Tramel, of the Hallsville ISD, selling for a total $1,100.00 dollars to Keith and Patricia Downs from the Downs Funeral Home.
Farm City Week 2018 wrapped up their week of events with the champions galore in all categories. From showcase steers to killer cakes, it was a tremendous week.
Keller Robinson’s steer from Elysian Field ISD, weighed in at 1,285 lbs., as the Grand Champion and sold to Harrison County Sheriff Tom McCool for total of $ 6,000.00 dollars. Nate Humphries from the Hallsville ISD, brought in his steer taking the Reserve Champion Steer slot, selling to Brian Johnson for $6,250.00 dollars.
Isabella Emery, of the Harrison County 4H won with her submission, the Grand Champion Hog sold for $3,100.00 dollars to Brenda Haigwood from Marshall Ford. Second position and still a Reserve Champion Hog owned by Remington Talasek from the Hallsville ISD, sold for a total of $2,300.00 dollars to the Casey Sloan Construction Company.
Hallsville ISD’s Payton Rice brought in the Grand Champion Lamb, selling to Myron and Rene Halbert, from the Double K Ranch. Waskom’s ISD’s Keithen Burns sold his Reserve Grand Champion for $2,600.00 dollars to Ben Pinkston from Classic Oil Field Services.
Kyndal King from Harrison County’s 4H sold this Grand Champion Goat to Brenda Haigwood from the Marshall Ford dealership for $3,100.00 dollars. The Reserve Champion Goat from the Hallsville ISD’s Maggie Mayes sold for $2,200.00 dollars to the Patterson Chrysler Jeep and Toyota of Marshall.
Hailing from Harleton, Carly Stewart from the Harrison County 4H brought her Grand Champion set of Rabbits to be sold for $2,100.00 dollars to Keith Cotton of Courtney’s Construction. The Reserve Champion Rabbits from the Harleton 4H, owned by Landon Degner, sold to Yancy Murry with Legacy Ag Credit.
The Grand Champion set of Broilers came from the Elysian Field ISD, owned by Kolton Robinson, selling for $ 2,600.00 dollars to Steve Matthews for S & R Construction. The Reserve set of Champion Broilers were the product of the Harleton ISD, owned by Peyton Murry, selling for $2,200.00 dollars to the Upshur Rural Electric Company and Cody Newman.
The Voice of Agriculture Speech Contest’s first place winners were honored by the Marshall Lions Club directly after the event. Every event, animal and participant were the best of the best.