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The 88th Little International

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For the 88th year The Little International Livestock Show, takes center stage at the Shepperd Arena, on the North Dakota State University Campus.

Put on by the NDSU Saddle & Sirloin Club, The Little International is the largest student sponsored event on campus involving more than 300 students.

Highlights of the show include showmanship classes of horse, beef, dairy, sheep, and swine. As well as, ham curing and public speaking. 

The Agriculturist of the Year is also announced at The Little International. A position that honors an individual(s) who has contributed and excelled in the agriculture community. This year the high honor will be awarded to ranch owners Burdell and Theo Johnson, from Tuttle North Dakota.

Students of the Saddle & Sirloin Club, also spend nearly 20 hours decorating Shepperd Arena with more than 30 miles of streamers.

Schedule of Events:

February 14th, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest            Shepperd Arena

8:00 a.m. – Hippology Contest                                            Horse Park

8:30 a.m. – FFA Agriculture Sales Contest                            Memorial Union

9:00 a.m. – 4-H and FFA Crops Judging Contest                   Bison Sports Arena

9:30 a.m. – FFA Small Animal Care Contest                         Memorial Union

2:00 p.m. – Contest Awards                                                Shepperd Arena

5:00 p.m. – Hall of Fame Social                                             Ramada Plaza Suites

6:00 p.m. – Hall of Fame Banquet/Meal                                Ramada Plaza Suites

February 15th, 2014

8:00 a.m. – Showmanship Preliminaries                                 Shepperd Arena

8:00 a.m. – Photo Competition Display                                   Shepperd Arena

9:00 a.m. – Ag Engineering Show                                          Ag Engineering Building

12:30 p.m. – Alumni Luncheon                                              Loftsgard Atrium           

6:00 p.m. – Showmanship Finals ($5)                                    Shepperd Arena

11:00 p.m. – Dance in the Chips with "Boys of Summer" ($10) Shepperd Arena

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