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"Show your heart out": Students show their livestock at FFA district show

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Lawton's District Livestock Show wrapped up Saturday at the Great Plains Coliseum Expo Building. Lawton FFA along with Geronimo’s program got to spend the day in competition showing their livestock.

Riley McKinney, a Lawton FFA senior who showed her three pigs Saturday, says the program teaches things you don't learn in a regular classroom.

“You have to take care of your pigs twice a day, you have to make sure they are healthy, eating right,” said McKinney. “So, it's a lot of you putting in your time and effort so you learn about dedication and responsibility and just what it takes to show your heart out."

Lawton FFA teacher Lindsey Hoerbert says this competition gives the students a chance to learn about agriculture and build relationships.

"We try to teach our students that it's important to work every day with these animals and to take care of them, and so this is an opportunity for them to show off their hard work," said Hoerbert.

Friday night, they had a hot dog social for the students and their families so the students from Geronimo and Lawton could meet and they were able to show off what they had been working on before the competition.

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