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Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo Celebrates 79 Years of Supporting Students, Community Fun

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

February 16, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark


The Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo celebrates 79 years this week during their annual event. The livestock show and rodeo supports agricultural education for the District. The event, including the parade and carnival is great fun for the Katy community.


Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo started yesterday. Photo credit: KISD


79 Years of Supporting Students

The Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show continues to provide opportunities for Katy students to develop their talents in variety of agricultural pathways. The District is again partnering with the Katy Rodeo Committee to keep this 79-year tradition going strong.




Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo Association, Inc. (KFLSRA) is a non-profit organization that consists of area business leaders, current and former FFA parents, and other volunteers that work to put this event on. The organization donates on average $65,000 each year to Katy ISD FFA.


Over 450 Participating FFA Students

“We have over 450 FFA students participating in our livestock show. These students, with the support of their agriculture teachers, have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort with their animal projects. It takes commitment from not only the students but also their family, as these animals require care throughout the year,” says Dr. Sarah Martin, Director of Career & Technical Education.


Livestock Show events began yesterday and go through February 19 at the Agricultural Sciences Center. Students compete in categories including steers, goats, lambs, hogs, broilers and rabbits.


Photo credit: KISD


“The ‘prize’ is not limited to placing within your class, earning a buckle or a spot in the auction,” says Dr. Martin. “It is the overall experience our students have from selection to show.”


This year the District will formally dedicate the Gary A Vos Project Center before the live auction.


The dedication will take place Saturday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m.


Katy ISD FFA events and activities have continued to provide students with opportunities even during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Great Fun for Katy Families

The public can support Katy ISD FFA students through auction and barn sale purchases along with add-on donations via in-person or online.


Rodeo performances start at 7:00 p.m. on February 17, 18, and 19. Tickets are sold at the gate each night. $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-10.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

10 a.m. Special Rodeo

7 a.m. Broiler Barn Sale

2 p.m. Rabbit Show

3 p.m. Steers, Goats & Lambs Weigh-In

Thursday, February 17, 2022

7 a.m. Rabbit Barn Sale

8 a.m. Swine Show

1 p.m. Steer Show

7 p.m. Rodeo Performance

Friday, February 18, 2022

7 a.m. Swine & Steer Barn Sale

8 a.m. Goat Show

10 a.m. Lamb Show

1 p.m. Auction Sale Meeting

5 p.m. Goat & Lamb Barn Sale

7 p.m. Rodeo Performance

Saturday, February 19, 2022

7 a.m. All Species Barn Sale

9:30 a.m. Katy Rodeo Parade

11 a.m. Buyers‘ Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

12:30 p.m. Gary Vos Center Dedication

1 p.m. Live Auction

7 p.m. Rodeo Performance




Carnival and Parade

The carnival sponsored by Katy Lions Club will thrill Katy families. It is open Thursday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $25 at the gate.


The parade is this Saturday at 9:30 a.m.


The Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo is a great local tradition that supports students and community fun.


“We are excited to honor the tradition of FFA and the people who have made this program the best in the state,” says Dr. Martin.


Learn more about the Katy Rodeo at their website.


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