Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show
In accordance with the spirit which it was founded and its current bylaws, the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show is committed to the following objectives:
To promote continuing improvement in the breeding, raising and marketing of livestock and to encourage the pursuit of excellence generally throughout the livestock and agriculture industries.
To organize and administer each year a world-class Stock Show event composed of various public competitions, exhibitions and entertainment such that (1) the event enhances interest and encourages participation in the livestock and agri-business fields by recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement in them, and (2) the event attracts as many visitors as possible from throughout the state, across the nation and around the world to Fort Worth, the city of this Stock Show’s historic origin in 1896.
To include in Stock Show activities continuing encouragement for young people to pursue careers in livestock and agri-business through programs and incentives especially tailored to their interests.
To advance education by providing learning opportunities as an ongoing part of Stock Show events, and by funding research grants and scholarship endowments at a variety of educational institutions.
To ensure that the Stock Show grows and adapts to the ever-changing needs of the livestock and agri-business industries, encompassing not only cattle, horses, swine, sheep, mules, poultry, and traditional agri-business products, but other livestock and emerging agri-business technologies as well.
To utilize efficiently, maintain and periodically improve the physical facilities in which the annual event and its various activities are held to ensure that they remain in the front rank of such facilities worldwide, to ensure that they continue to serve the needs of the people and organizations using them, and to preserve their value as a major income-producing asset for the City of Fort Worth.