Brown County Youth Fair Schedule

Weighing / Sifting / Classification and Check-In Schedule for the Brown County Youth Fair

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Breeding Boer Goat Division – 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • Breeding Gilt Division – 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • Rabbit Divisions – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Market Swine Division – Start immediately after Gilts exit
  • Market Goat Division – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Market Lamb Division – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Registered Breeding Heifer Division -5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Market Steer Division – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Horses (below)


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Breeding Boer Goat Division – 8:00 a.m.
  • Breeding Gilt Division – Immediately after Breeding Boer Goat Division
  • Rabbit Division – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • Market Lamb Division – 8:00 a.m.
  • Market Goat Division – Immediately after Market Lamb Division

Friday, January 15, 2016

  • Market Swine Division – 8:00 a.m.
  • Market Steer Division – Immediately after Market Swine Division
  • Registered Breeding Heifer Division – Immediately after Market Steer Division

Saturday, January 16, 2016

  • Horse Division check in – 7:30 a.m.
  • Horse Division judging – 8:30 a.m.
  • Awards and Premium Sale – 5:00 p.m.
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Blanket FFA Nominates Hope Heard

The 2016 Candidate for Miss Brown County Fair Association representing Blanket FFA is Hope Heard.

Hope Heard is the daughter of James and Cynthia Heard. She has a “special” autistic older brother, J.W., who has taught her so much about life, unconditional love, and happiness. According to Hope, “J.W. has blessed my life more than I could ever imagine anyone doing. I am able to do so much more than he could ever dream of or even be physically able to do. It is through me that I can offer the HOPE that he needs in order to be all that he can be.” Additionally, Hope’s family includes two other siblings along with 6 nieces and nephews. Hope is a junior at Blanket High School where she is also a dual credit student enrolled at Ranger Junior College. Hope is under the recommended graduation plan at Blanket and pursuing an associate degree in general education from Ranger College, both of which should be completed in May of 2017. Upon graduation from high school and the junior college, she plans to pursue a law degree from Baylor University.

Hope is the president of her class. Being very active in FFA, Hope serves as president of the Blanket Club. She is a member of National Honor Society where she is the secretary for this organization.  Hope has assisted in many NHS community service projects that include: trash pick-ups, responsible for organizing shirt orders for the pink-out activities, raising funds for an NHS scholarship, and volunteering within the community. One of the most closes things to her heart is her involvement in various autism awareness activities where she participates in Light It Up Blue and the campaign for spreading awareness. Hope is an active member of the youth group as First Baptist Church in Blanket. Being a member of the Blanket Travel Group, has provided Hope opportunities to travel to Washington D.C., and New York City. Hope is a published writer, having taken first place in the poetry writing contest for Six-Man Heaven Competition for 3 out of the last 4 years. She is on the yearbook staff at her school. Participating in Academic UIL during in high school, Hope has journeyed to regionals in Informative Speaking and Poetry/Prose Competitions. Hope participates in One-Act Play where she received honors at district and bi-district last year. Hope is a basketball player. Despite all of these activities, Hope is employed with Regal Movies in Heartland Mall.

Hope has participated in the Brown County Youth Fair since she was in the 3rd grade. Receiving many awards in clothing, cooking, crafts, and canning, she continues to participate in the homemaking show. She showed pigs for the first time last year and will continue showing pigs this year.  During her participation in the fair she has learned many valuable lessons that will help her throughout her life.

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December 2015 Local Stock Show

Closing out 2015, Blanket FFA hosted it’s annual Local Stock Show.  The students at Blanket showed Goats, Lams, and Pigs honing their skills for the upcoming Brown County Youth fair and other shows.  It was a great afternoon and we congratulate all of the participants for their hard work!  Special Thanks to Regina Florence for the Pictures of the Champions.


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2015 Rodeo

The Annual 2015 Blanket FFA Rodeo went very well on May 1st and 2nd.  The Rodeo takes a large amount of volunteer help and labor.  Mr. Spivey and the Blanket FFA are very proud and grateful to the large amount of community and parent support that helped make the 2015 Blanket FFA Rodeo a huge success.  Thank you to all who helped directly or indirectly in the Annual Rodeo!


The Rodeo consisted of 2 nights of competition coupled with a 5-D Barrel Race on Saturday Afternoon.


Once again, thank you to all participants and volunteers for making this year’s Rodeo a success.


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State ENR Runner-Up

2015 State ENR Reserve Champions

Blanket ISD is proud to announce that the Blanket FFA Team scored a 1087.2 to take the reserve state champion in the Environmental and Natural Resources Contest on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Stephenville.  The Rusk FFA won the competition with a 1091.6, just 4.4 points ahead of Blanket.

The next highest score (3rd Place) in the contest was 1008.6.  Charlie Musick earned the Individual Reserve State Champion with an Individual Score of 382.8.  He was .8 points behind the State Champion who scored a 383.6.  Wesley Musick placed 3rd overall with a 378.4.
Bradley Ballenger placed 17th with a 326.  Other team members included Aaron Martinez and Hope Heard.
In addition to bringing home Reserve Champion honors, Blanket FFA chapter received a $1000 scholarship through the Tarleton State University Agricultural Science Department.
Congratulations to the Blanket FFA ENR Team for their hard work!
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62nd Annual Blanket FFA Rodeo

May 1st and 2nd, 2015

It’s once again time for the Annual Blanket FFA Rodeo!  This year’s rodeo will kick off with the Parade at 6:30 PM, Friday May 1st, 2015.  The rodeo performance will officially start at 7:00 PM.

Admission Price is set at $2.00 for students and contestants, $4.00 for adults.

Events this year will include:

  • Bull Riding
  • Barrel Racing
  • Flag Racing
  • Poles
  • Goat Tying
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Ribbon Racing
  • Mutton Bustin (6 and under)
  • Donkey Races (open)

Additionally, there will be a 5-D Barrel Race on Saturday, May 2

75% Payback & Buckle Pendants for 1st place in each Division

Exhibitions at 9AM – 12:30PM.  $5 each or 3/$12, $35.00 Entry

Youth, Adult, Open, Senior (45 and up) Incentives $20

$10 per family office charge

Race begins at 1:00 PM, 1/2 second splits

Age Divisions for events break down into 3 categories:  10 and under, 11-14 year olds, and 15-19 year olds.  All ages are determined as of January 1, 2015.

Payouts for the events break down into the following categories:

  • 50% for rough stock
  • 75% for speed events
  • + 2 Night Average Event Buckles

Concessions will be available throughout the events.  All proceeds for the Rodeo and 5-D to benefit the Blanket FFA Chapter.

For more information, contact:

Blanket Ag Science Dept – (325) 748 – 5311  x509

James Spivey – (325) 330 – 2907

Kallie Reich (5D Races) – (325) 998 – 2420

Chris Furry (5D Races) – (325) 642 – 9045

Jet Florence (rodeo) – (325) 200 – 1302


A special thanks to Regina Florence of Wild Horse Gypsies Photography for the 2014 FFA Rodeo Pictures.  You can find these and many more on her Facebook Photography Page.


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ENR Team takes 1st at Anson

The Blanket High School Environmental and Natural Resources team took First place at the Anson Invitational CDE Contest.  Charlie Musick got High Individual and Wesley Musick placed 2nd overall.  Congratulations to the Blanket ENR Team.

  • Charlie Musick – High Individual
  • Wesley Musick – 2nd Place
  • Hope Heard
  • Aaron Martinez
  • Bradley Ballinger

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ENR Team 2nd at Tarleton Invitational

The Blanket Environmental & Natural Resources team placed 2nd at the Tarleton Invitational Contest Yesterday.  The Team consists of:

  • Wesley Musick – Placed 2nd individual
  • Charlie Musick – Placed 6th individual
  • Bradley Ballinger – Placed 19th individual
  • Hope Heard
  • Aaron Martinez

Wesley Musick – 2nd Place Individual at Tarleton Invitational

Congratulations to our ENR Team

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2015 Brown County Youth Fair

Blanket ISD was well represented this year at the Brown County Youth Fair.  We are very proud of all of our students who chose to participate in the week-long event.  Blanket ISD would like to offer a special thanks to the countless number of hours spent by Parents and Volunteers in order to help our Students be successful.  Without their help, an event like this would not be possible.  Some results from Blanket students are below:


Breeding Angora Goats:

  • Class 2 – Yearling Does: 3rd place – Toby Florence
  • Class 4 – Buck Kids: 2nd place – Toby Florence
  • Reserve Champion Buck – Toby Florence
  • Champion Showmanship Angora Goats – Toby Florence

Breeding Gilts:

  • Class 05 C – Black OPB Fall Gilts: 2nd place – Brianna Andrews
  • Reserve Champion Black OPB – Brianna Andrews

Breeding Rabbits:

  • Class 1 – Holland LOP Does: 4th place – Harlie Rodgers

Market Swine:

  • Class 1 Hampshire: 3rd place – Marki Kinkade
  • 5th place – Hope Heard
  • Class 1 Duroc: 4th place – Kenzie Tidwell
  • Class 2 Duroc: 10th place – Travis McCleery
  • Class 4 Duroc: 5th place – Toby Florence
  • Class 1 Crossbreeds: 9th place – Luke Kinkade
  • Class 2 Crossbreeds: 2nd place – Brianna Andrews
  • Class 4 Crossbreeds: 16th place – Brianna Andrews
  • Class 1 Black OPB: 3rd place – Charity Jenkins
  • 5th place – Marki Kinkade
  • 11th place – Toby Florence
  • 5th place – Charlie Musick
  • 6th place – Trenten Varner
  • Class 2 Black OPB: 7th place – Tristan Tergerson
  • Class 1 White OPB: 3rd place – Wesley Musick
  • Class 2 White OPB: 8th place – Luke Kinkade
  • Class 1 Yorkshire: 3rd place – Austin Jenkins
  • Class 2 Yorkshire: 6th place – Rhianna Cornell
  • 4th place – Mattie Cowdery
  • 10th place – Austin Jenkins

Market Lamb:

  • Class 1 Southdown: 11th place – Kashleigh Kensing
  • Class 2 Southdown: 8th place – Hyler Slayton
  • 9th place – Kashleigh Kensing
  • 10th place – Hyler Slayton
  • Class 1 Hair Sheep: 6th place – Mattie Cowdery
  • 8th place – Mattie Cowdery

Market Goat:

  • Class 1 Light Weigh: 15th place – Elias Patino
  • 19th place – Hayden Rodgers
  • Class 2 Light Weight: 5th place – Kade Bradley
  • Class 1 Middle Weight: 11th place – Hayden Rodgers
  • Class 2 Middle Weight: 13th place – Dakota Smith
  • Class 3 Middle Weight: 3rd place – Bradley Ballenger
  • 12th place – Deus Patino
  • 18th place – Shawn Mills
  • 20th place – Kade Bradley
  • 16th place – Georgina Martinez
  • 19th place – Bradley Ballenger
  • 23rd place – Travis McCleery
  • Class 1 Light Heavy Weight: 16th place – Georgio Martinez
  • Class 2 Light Heavy Weight: 23rd place – Harlie Rodgers
  • Class 3 Light Heavy Weight: 6th place – Hyler Slayton
  • Class 1 Heavy Weight: 17th place – Travis McCleery
  • Class 2 Heavy Weight: 14th place – Eddie Hernandez
  • 15th place – Hyler Slayton


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New FFA / AG section

This is a first post for the new FFA / Ag Science section of the website.

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