The Cooke County Junior Livestock Show was established to support the 4-H, FFA & FCCLA youth of Cooke County. A 501C3 organization, the show is held each year in January for youth to showcase their project work, receive recognition for their efforts and develop leadership and teamwork skills. All of this provides important opportunities for positive youth development. School FCCLA & FFA program participants include Callisburg, Era, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster & Valley View. Cooke County 4-H program participants include students attending public Cooke County schools, St. Mary's Catholic School, Sacred Heart Catholic School and home schooled students.
The show is governed by a board of directors who annually elect a General Superintendent, Assistant General Superintendent, Secretary/Treasurer. Directors include Ag Science Teachers, FCCLA Advisors, County Extension Agents and one representative from each school/agency/community. One additional director representing each division of the show are: Beef, Goats, Poultry, Sheep, Equine, Dairy Cattle, Rabbits, Swine, Shop & FCS.
General Superintendent - K.D. Weaver
Assistant General Superintendent - Justin Little
Secretary/Treasurer - Kelly Huston
2024 Division Superintendents
Equine - Hannah Gilmore
Dairy Cattle - Wayne Becker
Beef Cattle - Matt Bryson
Rabbits - Zachary Downe/Elizabeth Huchton
Poultry - Yvonne Sandmann
Sheep & Goats - Justin Little
Shop/Ag Mechanics - Corbin Evans
Swine - Mike Howe
Family & Consumer Science (FCS) - Leslie Bell
Horticulture -Rhonda Smithson