FORT WORTH — Jaden Adams, an FFA member from Anna, exhibited the first place heifer in the Junior Shorthorn Heifer Show at the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Jan. 22. The 2017 Show hosted junior exhibitors from 238 counties across Texas competing for awards and $161,830 in premiums.

Of the 33,000 entries at the nation’s oldest livestock show, the livestock exhibited by more than 11,500 junior exhibitors are among the best market animals in the country. While the livestock are impressive, one of the Show’s main objectives is to support the professional and leadership development efforts offered by 4-H and FFA programs in Texas.

“Cultivating tomorrow’s business and civic leaders goes to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s core purpose,” said Stock Show President, Brad Barnes. “Our commitment to these young men and women remains strong and we’re humbled that so many Texas youth choose to exhibit at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.”