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Junior Livestock Show seeks to educate

SPOKANE, Wash. - The 82nd annual Junior Livestock show will take place this week and weekend at the Spokane County Fairgrounds.

It's open to the public, and even if you don't work in agriculture or live on a farm, it's amazing to see the work these kids put into what they do.

Plus, they want you to know where your food comes from.

The Future Farmers of America and local 4-H clubs are showing off their hard work this week.

Kelci Scharff and Lizzie Williams are both seniors in FFA. This will be their last year showing.

Kelci is out there almost every day, giving them baths and taking care of them.

The girls love what they do, and these shows have opened some serious doors for their future careers.

“I raised this animal, I put my hard work into this animal and to take pride in that is so amazing,” said Williams.

But their real passion is educating.

“I think that is what is missing when you go and buy it in the store,” said Scharff. “You can't walk up to the producer and talk...and here, it's all right here. The producer and everything.”

These families want your family to see what they do.

It's a lot of fun at the fairgrounds, and it's a great chance to show your family how their food gets from their farms to your table.

“The population is growing everyday so the need for more food is something that is really important,” said Williams. “It's our small shows like this that help get more insight in our small communities and help draw more people in that maybe don't have as much knowledge about that.”

The auction starts at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, and things move quickly.

It will take place at the Spokane County Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit juniorshow.org.