By Madison McGee
Texas A & M University
I went with a local FFA group to the Houston livestock show for spring break 2011. Many
students have gone for veterinary related purposes, but I wanted to see the real meaning behind
these animals, the kids. They are the ones who put their time and heart into these animals and I
got to see the joy each time a student won and the tears each time they did not meet their goals.
This taught me more about the show than any amount of urine collecting. This same group then
turned around the next week to showed at the Brazos County livestock show and I never once
heard a complaint about feeding at 7am or standing in the heat.