Elgin Livestock Show Association

Elgin Livestock Show Association

  Learning to work, Working to Succeed

ABOUT US

2018-2019

ELECTED OFFICERS
President: Tana Keeling
Vice-President: Dan Brandt
Secretary: Debby Fisher
Treasurer: Cara Carter

YOUTH FAIR REPRESENTATIVE
Patricia Carter

SUPERINTENDENTS
Barn/Cattle: Doug Keeling
Hogs: Jonathan Sharp
Lambs/Goats: Chris Frazier
Broilers/Rabbits: Dan Brandt

COMMITTEES
Bylaws, Livestock, Youth Fair, Auction Operations, Premium Fund, Fundraising
The Elgin Livestock Show Association (ELSA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on bringing individuals together to develop a beneficial program for the youth in agriculture through our livestock show and youth fair. We are focused on promoting the care of livestock and creation of projects to exhibit and sell through this program. We hope to foster a positive environment with an appreciation for hard work while strengthening the youth to accomplish their goals of higher education.


MISSION / VISION / GOALS

To create a positive environment for the youth in agriculture while preparing them for personal growth and career goals through agricultural education. Strengthening the youth in agriculture through 4-H and FFA programs to accomplish academic achievement and build healthy communities in agriculture. To lead with structure, transparency and clear communication while promoting leadership, responsibility, and accountability through agriculture.


HISTORY
ELSA was established in the early 1980's with a few like-minded individuals that had a passion for agriculture and a goal to establish a livestock show and youth fair for the 4-H and FFA exhibitors in the Elgin area. Funds were generated from local supporters through donations and annual fundraising. Since that time, in 2017, the association implemented a premium live auction for the exhibitors to generate funds towards their education and future projects. With the help of the community, sponsors, and volunteers, the youth in our area have benefited greatly from their generosity and continue to focus on their future for higher education.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE YOUTH?

The youth in our community involved in 4-H and FFA programs work hard everyday to care for their projects. From large/small animals to handmade projects, these youth are dedicated to becoming a success in agriculture with goals to reach higher education!


Join our mission in helping them achieve success & become an ELSA Supporter today! There are a variety of ways you can show your support:


*Save the Date - Elgin Livestock Show & Youth Fair - January 4-5, 2019!

*Donate or purchase from our Fundraising activities - Check out the fundraising page!

*Donate to our Premium Fund - Year Round opportunities!


To show our appreciation, ELSA will support and market you and/or your business in a variety of ways! Email us for more information!