Kerman 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Kody DeGroot

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Auction kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock Auction will feature the nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.


Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!


Meet Kody DeGroot, a Kerman 4-H student who is a 6th grader at Kerman Christian School. Here’s what Kody’s advisor has to say about him:


“Kody is a 3rd year showing a replacement heifer. His hard work and dedication to his animal is relentless. From the moment his cow was selected, he has cared for it every day, without ever being told to do so. He is very self-motivated when it comes to his 4-H animal project. He loves attending 4-H meetings and clubs, mostly because he is very social and enjoys being with other kids who share his interests.


This year, he will be showing and selling his cow “Maggie” at the Fresno Fair on October 3rd. He is bummed that the Fair is not all week, but understands the situation. Fair week is his favorite time of year; he loves hanging out in the barn and eating all the Fair Food. Last year, he even procured a paying job helping herd the sheep for Mutton Busting! During the COVID pandemic, he used his extra time to raise calves on the dairy. He bottle fed them twice-a-day and weaned them this last month. He plans on selling them next spring. We are so proud of his hard work and dedication.”


Kody is participating in the Dairy Replacement Heifer Sale on October 3; he is not participating in the Virtual Livestock Auction.


Support these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the auction as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who have been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate and become a buyer, click here.

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