Throughout the summer, current and future FFA and 4-H members have been hard at work preparing for the Ruby Mountain FFA annual Livestock Show and Sale, which took place at the Elko County Fairgrounds on Aug. 1-2.

The event was a huge success, earning $30,820 for the participants at the livestock sale. Other awards were presented throughout the day for showmanship as well as conformation classes in swine, sheep and cattle.

Our chapter would like to take this time to honor the 35 buyers who made this event possible:

Allie Bear Livestock, Allie Bear Real Estate, Alternative Drilling, Blake Sprattling Boss Tanks/EZ Cattle Company, Boss Tanks/Sun Solutions, Boyd M. Spratlling, J.M. Capriolas, Craig Walsh, Dan Mendez, Eagle Communications, Elko Veterinary Clinic, Fernando Mendive, Fred Garrett, Gallagher Ford, Glaser Land and Livestock, Great Basin Ecology, High Mark Construction, IFA, James Helladay, Knights of Columbus, Kraft Butcher Shop, Les Schwab Tire of Elko, Lyndon Sharp, Margaret Allen, Marty Voldpich, Mattie’s Bar & Grill, Mike and Lisa Robinson, Modern Concrete, Office Products Inc., Ormaza Construction, Tent Mountain Ranch, VB Farms, Veris Gold Corp.

 We hope these buyers know how much we appreciate all they do, and hope to see them at next year’s show and sale.

The answer to the last article’s question was: The National FFA Organization (at the time called the Future Farmers of America) was founded in the year 1928.

This week’s question: What are the official colors of the National FFA Organization? If you know the answer, message it to us at /RubyMountainFFA.

For information about our chapter or FFA in general, contact us at facebook .com/RubyMoutainFFA or visit

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