Helping 4-H and FFA youth gain valuable experiences in the livestock industry goes to the heart of the Calf Scramble’s purpose. During 23 rodeo performances, 230 youth will catch calves and be awarded certificates valued at $500. Certificate proceeds are used to help purchase a beef or dairy heifer that participants care for and prepare for exhibition at the Stock Show the following year.
The Calf Scramble’s greatest impact may be a youth’s college education. Those who complete the Calf Scramble Program may be eligible for scholarships based on the quality and content of monthly reports submitted to Calf Scramble Program sponsors, the effort devoted to caring for and exhibiting their heifer and their final essay outlining their Calf Scramble experience.