NOTE: Some of the following may not be presently available due to prior commitments. If you would like to volunteer for one of the committees listed below, please submit a letter of request along with any qualifying credentials or references to:
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
P.O. Box 150
Fort Worth, TX 76101
AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT FUND: This Committee consists of approximately 38 members whose responsibility is to solicit contributions that are used as an above market bonus that is paid to prize winning Junior exhibitors that sell their animals at the Stock Show. This Committee solicits in excess of $220,000 annually through contributions ranging from $100 up to $10,000. The vast majority of this money is paid out to prize winning lamb, barrow and wether goat, breeding sheep, dairy cattle, youth dairy goats, youth rabbit and youth poultry exhibitors that do not have the opportunity to go through the Junior Sale of Champions public auction. There is an annual Ag. Fund Committee luncheon in October, which kicks off the fund drive, concluding each year on the 1st of December.
CALF SCRAMBLE COMMITTEE: Members solicit sponsors for $500 calf scramble certificates that are presented to the winners of the Calf Scramble event held during each performance of the rodeo. There are eight winners at each performance and there are 28 performances. Therefore, it is necessary to secure a minimum of 234 sponsors. Support of this program has been overwhelming to the extent the program has been over subscribed. Consequently many sponsors allow or instruct us to use their $500 donation for our Calf Scramble Scholarship Fund. Through this program approximately $100,000 in scholarships are awarded to Calf Scramble winners based on the quality of monthly reports and a final essay they are required to send to their sponsor.
EQUINE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: This Committee presently consists of 12 members. Their responsibility is to solicit donors for scholarships that are awarded to the High Point Youth in four horse divisions: Paint, Quarter, Palomino and Pony of the Americas. Scholarships are also awarded in the Equine I.Q. Contest, open to all students ages 8-18, currently enrolled in public or home school in the state of Texas.
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW SYNDICATE: This group was organized in 1980 to solicit buyers of animals, predominately steers that are sold at public auction at our Junior Sale of Champions. This Committee has approximately 100 members. There are approximately six Committee meetings beginning in October concluding with their wrap up meeting in the spring. The commitments this Committee solicits range from $500 to presently over $100,000 for the Grand Champion Steer.
GREETING COMMITTEE: Members of this Committee welcome Livestock and Equine Exhibitors arriving on the show grounds. There are three different arrival dates for Junior and Open Livestock Exhibitors to arrive at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Committeemen sign up to work in pairs at different locations where vehicles line up to enter the show grounds. Members work a 4 to 5 hour shift. The Committee also provides stall assignments and any other information that will be helpfull to the exhibitors. An extension of this committee is known as the Rodeo Greeting Committee. The Rodeo Greeting Committee greets our PRCA Rodeo Contestants and helps transport them and their gear from the parking lots to the Rodeo Secretary’s Office and the Hospitality Area.
HORSE SHOW SUPERINTENDENTS: In our various horse breed divisions people from all walks of life serve as Superintendents. Depending on the particular department the number varies from two to ten people. The Superintendents are responsible for conducting the show for each particular breed or discipline. This includes checking the animals in and conducting all aspects of the Show. There are presently 22 people that serve as Horse Show Superintendents. The various horse shows are assigned to a specific number of Superintendents to conduct, with most Superintendents working three to four different shows. The time required, depending on your interest, would vary from four to 24 days.
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE: This Committee consists of approximately 25 members whose responsibility is to staff our International Suite which is operated daily during our annual Show. The committee persons are assigned shifts where there are always at least three committee members on duty during the hours of operation which is 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Committee members greet, register and provide information to international guests in a private setting where refreshments are available.
LIVESTOCK SHOW SUPERINTENDENTS: In our various breed divisions people from all walks of life serve as Superintendents. Depending on the particular department the number varies from two to sixteen people. The Superintendents are totally responsible for conducting the show for each particular breed or species. This includes checking the animals in, conducting the Show and releasing the animals at a designated time. The amount of time required for this responsibility is four to five days.
PARADE COMMITTEE: It is the responsibility of this Committee to organize and stage the annual Stock Show Parade in downtown Fort Worth. The Committee consisting of approximately 100 members has an organizational meeting approximately ten days before the parade.
AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE: Striving to make Stock Show visitors welcomed, Ambassador Committee members stand ready to assist guests with information to ensure their time at the legendary Stock Show is an enjoyable experience. Ambassadors are located at two information booths – one in the foyer of the Amon Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall and another in the Richardson Bass Building – every day of the Stock Show. Ambassadors will also be stationed at pedestrian entry points on designated days to assist Stock Show guests with assistance and directions to their desired destinations. Ambassadors strive to ensure each and every guest has a legendary experience at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
SPUR COMMITTEE: The Spur Committee works toward increasing awareness of the Stock Show and promoting its mission to an identified demographic through special projects. The main project for the Spur Committee is promoting the Rodeo Roadhouse, our live music venue, to the Stock Show guests.
GUNS AND ROSES COMMITTEE: For 20 years, the Star-Telegram Art Contest was managed by the staff at the Star-Telegram. In 2011 the contest was redesigned to allow more Stock Show and community involvement. The Guns and Roses Committee was then created with the goal to showcase the talent of young artists and reward them with scholarships, awards and recognition. The committee is a group of 50 local artists, educators, and individuals committed to provide students an opportunity to be a part of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo through artistic abilities and the study of their western heritage.
HISPANIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Hispanic Advisory Committee consists of approximately 15 community and cultural leaders that assist the Stock Show in building unique relationships to promote Western Heritage and strengthen common cultural values that enhance the Stock Show experience. The members work to create a welcoming family focused destination that enhances bi-national relationships that also promote agricultural and livestock sales.