The Union County Agricultural Fair starts today and youth involved in 4H and FFA shows are prepping for days of tough competition.
The 4H club in Union County offers an opportunity for youth to showcase their ability to take care of and work with different aspects of agriculture, raising animals and caring for the outdoors.
Students will compete in chicken shows, rabbit shows, beef shows and dairy show among others.
Students can win prizes, money and scholarships for college.
Throughout their high school years many students record their competitions and rankings in portfolios which they submit for scholarship money.
Union County organizers say 4H is the largest youth organization in America.
Organizer Mark Cathcart of Union Clemson Cooperative Extension office said some of the most valuable lessons students learn are communication skills and many students go on to develop a career in teaching.
The runs from October 16 to October 20 and tickets are $7.