Milk For Health Presents the “WNY Youth In AG Bonanza” LIVE to You at Home, Streaming from WBBZ

Milk For Health Presents the “WNY Youth In AG Bonanza” LIVE to You at Home, Streaming from WBBZ

Milk For Health presents the “WNY Youth in AG Bonanza” LIVE to You at Home, streaming.
The WBBZ-TV Production team is proud to be bringing this to you, online only.

Watch Fridays and Saturdays August 7th through the 22nd from the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY.

Youth from the 8 counties of WNY will compete in Livestock Judging, and showmanship,
in various categories.

Even though spectators are not allowed, you can watch LIVE from anywhere on the UStream Link.
https://video.ibm.com/channel/e4XW5bGxtFY

The stream is presented by LA Woolley Electric; Evans Bank; Milk For Health, Linde, and Tractor Supply Store.

The link is here on wbbz.tv

Milk For Health presents the “WNY Youth in AG Bonanza” LIVE to You at Home, streaming.

Proudly supported by Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More.
Find out more about Russell at www.salvatoresgrand.com

And supported by Clydes Feed and Animal Center in Lockport and Hamburg.
Find out more about them at www.clydesfeed.com.

 

WBBZ-TV Partners with the Erie County Agricultural Society for
WNY Youth in AG Bonanza in Hamburg, New York

Following the announcement of many pandemic related cancellations across the region, including the Erie County Fair, the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) announced the “Western New York Youth in Ag Bonanza” program.

This “reduced spectator” series of livestock and animal shows will take place on the Erie County Fairgrounds over the course of three weekends in August – (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8/6-8/8 … 8/13-8/15 … 8/20-8/22).

The goal of the program is to provide youth, who have limited opportunities this summer to show and compete with their animals, a venue to keep the Ag community growing during 2020. This event will not be open to the public but only for competitors and their immediate families, but with live streaming opportunities.

Despite changes to summer traditions, the ECAS is committed to the youth of Western New York State who have worked for months with their animals,” said Jessica Underberg, CEO of the Erie County Agricultural Society.


“Children involved in agriculture have invested their hearts, minds and financial resources into these youth development projects. It is our goal that the “WNY Youth in Ag Bonanza” will provide a hands-on learning experience that will continue to develop and recognize these hard-working children for their efforts.”

The show will take place in the designated agricultural zones on the Fairgrounds and will be open to all youth competitors from eight Western New York Counties. These include Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Wyoming. Competitors will be able to compete in livestock judging and showmanship in various categories that include dogs, horses, dairy cattle, dairy goats, poultry, rabbits, beef cattle, llamas, swine and sheep.


Open to Youth in Agriculture in the 8 WNY Counties

Erie
Chautauqua
Cattaraugus
Allegany
Genesee
Orleans
Niagara
Wyoming

11 Shows

Dogs
Horses
Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle
Dairy Goats
Meat Goats
Poultry
Rabbits
Llamas
Swine
Sheep

To facilitate this event in a safe environment, the Erie County Agricultural Society has developed a comprehensive plan based on current COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the CDC and other health organizations.

Masks will be required (except for when exhibitors are in the show ring)
Limit to 10 animals in the ring at one time to ensure 6-foot social distancing
Stalling animals with appropriate space between each family
Only exhibitor and immediate family allowed on the property
Not open to the public


This event is geared towards the youth, ages 4-21, in the eight Western New York counties that do not have a Fair that they originally planned to show at when they purchased their animals earlier in the year.

COVID-19 has changed many of the available opportunities for these youth and the Erie County Agricultural Society found it important to provide an event for them.

Youth livestock shows historically provide social interaction, character and responsibility

Presentations Scheduled ( subject to change)

Friday August 7th
11am – Dairy Cattle Show (Showplex)
4pm- Hog Show ( Showplex)

Saturday August 8th
11am – Beef Cattle Show ( Showplex)
Noon – Poultry/ Rabbit Show ( Barn 2) – on separate feed

Friday August 14th
11am- Sheep Show ( Showplex)
4pm – Meat Goat Show ( Showplex Arena)

Saturday August 15th
11am – Dairy Goat Show ( Showplex)
Noon – Llama Show ( Livestock Arena) – on separate feed

Friday August 21st
11am – English Horse Show

Saturday August 22nd
11am – Western Horse Show
Noon – Dog Show ( Livestock Arena) – on separate feed

*length of presentations, format, to be determined.

Presented by WBBZ-TV, 4545 Transit Road, Suite 750, Williamsville, NY 14221 / 716-929-9084 / wbbz.tv / in partnership with the Erie County Agricultural Society, 2020.

 

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