For 78 years now, the Katy Independent School District Future Farmers of America Livestock Show has provided opportunities for students to develop and showcase their talents in a diverse range of …
Editors note: The schedule posted below has been updated due to changes made by the district in light of inclement weather.
For 78 years now, the Katy Independent School District Future Farmers of America Livestock Show has provided opportunities for students to develop and showcase their talents in a diverse range of agricultural pathways. Recently, the Katy Rodeo Committee announced that the Katy Rodeo, as well as the affiliated carnival and parade activities, would be postponed due to COVID-19. However, the Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show will go on, with safety protocols in place and limited in-person attendance, at the Gerald D. Young Agricultural Sciences Center.
“Over 400 Katy ISD FFA students have worked very hard throughout the school year for this moment in which they can showcase their projects and possibly have an opportunity at making auction,” said Director of Career & Technical Education Dr. Sarah Martin. “We are so proud of our teachers and students’ resilience. FFA events and activities have continued to provide students with opportunities to grow and develop leadership skills, whether in-person or online. Our students have continued to excel. The Katy ISD Livestock Show will look a bit different this year, however, we guarantee an outstanding event the parents and students will be proud of,” added Martin.
The public can support FFA students by watching the shows, support students via barn sale purchases and student add-ons, and participate in the live auction event via a live stream link, which will be available the day of the event.
For more information on this year's events, check out Katy Times' coverage of the Friendly Li'l Spenders group which supports local FFA students by clicking here. The article also contains information on how to participate virtually.
78th Annual Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show
Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center
5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road
Katy, TX 77493
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – Events Postponed due to Inclement Weather
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
3 – 4 p.m. Steer, Goats, Swine and Lambs Weigh-in
4 p.m. Broiler Show
5 p.m. Rabbit Show
Thursday, February 18, 2021
8 a.m. Swine Show
1 p.m. Steer Show
Friday, February 19, 2021
8 a.m. Goat Show
10 a.m. Lamb Show
1 p.m. Auction Sale Meeting
Saturday, February 20, 2021
7 a.m. Barn Sale
11 a.m. Buyer’s Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
1 p.m. Auction
The Katy ISD Livestock Show will not be open to the public. Individuals allowed on the premises will be required to have a designated ticket to be in attendance.