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Mark your calendars for the 2018 AKSARBEN Stock Show!

The 2018 AKSARBEN Stock Show will be held September 27-30 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The horse show will take place the weekend before (Sept. 22-23, also in Grand Island).

The AKSARBEN Stock Show is a regional show open to 4-H members from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The AKSARBEN Stock Show annually awards over $250,000 to exhibitors, both champion and multi-year participants, and is renowned for providing a level playing field across all species.

The AKSARBEN (which is Nebraska spelled backwards) Stock Show is held on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds at Fonner Park in the Five Points Bank Arena - a world class exhibition facility! New this year will be a breeding sheep and a breeding goat show! Also in 2018, AKSARBEN will be the host site for the Great Plains Regional Dorset Show.

The AKSARBEN Foundation hosts one of the largest 4-H stock shows in the nation, drawing 1,200 4-H exhibitors. The National Livestock Judging and Quiz Bowl competitions draw an additional 700 participants from across the nation. 4-H youth that participate are eligible to apply for college scholarships!

For a great 4-H livestock exhibition experience beyond the county or state fair, consider a trip to Nebraska to participate in the AKSARBEN show.

Learn more and find out about DNA submission/entry deadlines.

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2018 AKSARBEN Stock Show

September 27, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Fonner Park, Grand Island, Nebraska

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