Spring to bring swine showdown to Osage City

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – A spring swine show at Osage City is being planned by local organizers, who recently welcomed a donation from a Baldwin City based farm credit provider. The Osage County Showdown Spring Show is scheduled for May 26, 2019, at the Osage County Fairgrounds, at Osage City. The event will include a one-day swine show and learning opportunities for students, including “Livestock Workdays” during which exhibitors bring their livestock projects and older showman and parents help them to learn more about the animals.

“Providing learning opportunities such as workshops will be a fun way to get more kids involved in animal agriculture, creating advocates for the industry,” said Josie Bosse, who is co-coordinator of the show with Amanda Croucher.

As part of organizing a livestock show, donations are welcomed, including the recent $500 grant gained through Frontier Farm Credit’s Working Here Fund. Osage County Showdown was one of nine organizations to receive Working Here Fund grants in the fourth quarter of 2018.

“At Frontier Farm Credit, we are committed to supporting the communities where we work and live in Kansas,” said Jeremy Fritz, vice president of retail operations at Frontier Farm Credit’s Baldwin City office.

The lending company awarded $13,500 during the latest grant cycle ending Dec. 31, 2018. The Osage County swine show will use its grant for wood chips and exhibitor numbers.

For more information about the show, call 402-317-8648 or 785-219-3155, or see www.facebook.com/OCShowdown.

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