THE 2019 EXPO HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
What is the Valencia County Community Expo?
The Valencia County Community Expo is an annual event that provides a venue for the youth of Valencia County to exhibit their FFA and 4H projects. The Expo provides educational activities, healthy competition, and recognition for our kids. There are positive familiy activities, entertainment, and displays of methods in products of agriculture, business, commerce, history and tourism for Valencia County. The Expo Board is charged with the responsibility of organizing, promoting and managing the Expo.
What is 4H?
4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.
Through America’s 109 land-grant universities and its Cooperative Extension System, 4-H reaches every corner of our nation—from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. With a network of more than 6 million youth, 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni, 4-H helps shape youth to move our country and the world forward in ways that no other youth organization can.
What is FFA?
"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.
FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways.
So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.
Today, there are 540,379 FFA members, aged 12‒21, in 7,489 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.