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PHOTOS: Exclusive Coverage of the Southeastern Youth Fair

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Won’t Steer You Wrong

Julia Hettinger of Wild n County 4H Club shows her Steer that weighed 1,240 Ibs in the Market Street Homegrown Class.

Showing Their Best At The Youth Fair

Bristol Leitner, #91, with Town and Country 4H Club, shows her Steer, weighing 1,160 Ibs, Back Fat .36 for the judge at the SEYF.

Lake Weir’s Tractor Driving Champions

These young men from Lake Weir High School showcased their tractor driving expertise during the Southeastern Youth Fair. Brant Cagle, right, took home a first place finish and Dylan Barnes came in second place.

A Girl And Her Steer Stick Together

Paislee Lewis, #81, of Belleview Bald Eagles 4H Club, has complete control of her Steer, that weighed in at 1070 Ibs. Paislee and her Steer placed 2nd in their class.

8 Year Old Takes 1st

Lucas Buchkovich with Belleview Bald Eagles 4H Club and his Steer weighing 1,350 Ibs placed 1st in their class.

Student Exhibitor Shows Love And Compassion

Lucky Learners 4H Club’s, Katie Curd, showed how much she cares for her Swine, who weighed 240 lbs. Katie is a great example of what these youth are all about.

Lainey With Lucky Learners 4H Takes 1st

Lainey Liles won first Place in her class and celebrated 3rd Place overall. Lainey is with Lucky Learners 4H Club, she is a Senior at Belleview High School and is planning on attending College to become a Large Animal Veterinarian.



Swine Shine At The Southeastern Youth Fair

Holly Light shows her Swine at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala. Holly won 3rd Place in Class 1, her Swine weighed in at 235 Ibs with Back Fat .75.

Bringing Home A Ribbon

Belleview High School FFA’s Brayden Earnest won skill a thon, placed 4th in her class, and was Premier Exhibitor.

SEYF Celebrates The Steer

Lane Taylor #58, with Town and Country 4H Club, proudly looks at his Steer, who weighted in at 924 lbs at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion.

Belleview Middle’s Gracey Takes 1st In Her Class

Gracey Faison with Belleview Middle FFA, works hard at the Southeastern Youth Fair, to secure 1st Place in her class. Her Swine that weighed in at 260 lbs.

Ready For The Arena At The SEYF

Tucker Slone with Lucky Learners 4H Club, poses with his Swine, Pixie, who weighed in at 246 Ibs, .58 Back Fat in the barn at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion.

Homegrown Talent Again Steals The Show at Southeastern Youth Fair

South Marion youths continued to showcase their talents throughout the Southeastern Youth Fair, as the festivities finally came to a close earlier this week. Above on left, Dylan Wiley-Kuhn from Belleview Middle FFA proudly poses with his swine named Bits, weighing in at 272 lbs. Above on right, Chloe Davis, representing Belleview High School SR FFA, maintained direct eye contact with her steer during the Southeastern Youth Fair Steer Show. Chloe showcased her skills as a youth exhibitor in the 2024 Market Steer Homegrown Class.

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