The Suwannee River Fair Association believes that every youth exhibitor should receive proper training and information for raising and showing a youth animal project. The Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshop is designed to certify students to meet mandatory certification requirements. Certification is valid for a three (3) year period.
This program has been endorsed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).
It is important that the exhibitors understand: The purpose of youth livestock projects; The importance of ethics in youth livestock projects; Proper animal handling and management; The difference between animal welfare and animals rights; and Be prepared to be an ambassador for animal agriculture.