The first part of the Lafayette County 4-H and FFA Fair kicks off Saturday at 8:00 a.m.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Youth Specialist Kathy Bondy:

Kathy Bondy

Press Release from the University of Missouri Lafayette County Extension Office

Saturday, June 9, will kick off the Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair with the 4-H Shooting Sports contests at the Pioneer Gun Club near Bates City. The contests that will start at 8:00 a.m. involve the disciplines of archery, rifle (air, pellet, small bore and muzzleloaders), shotgun and pistol (air and smallbore) and hunter and outdoor skills. With over 90 4-H members enrolled in the Shooting Sports contests, it should be a full day. A separate contest for those enrolled in Western Heritage/Cowboy Shooting will be held on Sunday, June 10, 4:00 p.m. at Zeller’s Range near Lexington. This contest will consist of members being dressed up in period clothing and shooting three separate stages. Shooting Sports instructors must go through a certification class to be able to lead the Shooting Sports projects. County coordinators of the contest include Jan Terrell of Higginsville and Wayne Siefker of Sibley with other certified instructors assisting. Safety is strongly emphasized in the project. For directions to Pioneer Gun Club go to