Florida State Fair

Exhibitor Ethics

Youth Livestock Show Ethics & Animal Care Workshop

The Florida State Fair, along with some County Fairs throughout the State of Florida, believes that every youth exhibitor should receive proper training and information for raising and showing a youth animal project. With this in mind, the Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Training Program was developed.

  • Many Fairs throughout the State are now requiring exhibitors to attend a training workshop. Check the rules, for the Fair you are attending, to see if it is required. This program has been endorsed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the University of Florida, Institute of Flood and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

  • The Florida State Fair 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 the mandatory certification requirements that will be in effect for the 2022 Florida State Fair. Certifications are valid for three (3) Fair seasons, not 3 calendar years. For the 2021/2022 Fair Season, Certification Numbers starting with 20, 21, and 22 are current and valid.

  • 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

Ethics Workshop Dates

Workshops will be offered in two formats for the 2020/2021 Fair Season – On-Site Workshops and Zoom Meeting Workshops. Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshops are continuously updated. Click below to view the most up-to-date listing.

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Workshop Schedule