Skyler Scotten, son of Shannon and Krista Scotten, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Goat at the Missouri State Fair. Scotten is from Nevada, and is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter. Scottens prize-winning market goat weighed 92 pounds.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat honor went to Adam Rhoades, of Centralia. He is the son of Dan and Nicole Rhoades and is a member of the Centralia 4-H Club. His market goat weighed 96 pounds.
On Aug. 17, both Scotten and Rhoades will sell their market goats in two of 12 lots offered in the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Scholarship Program.
Many livestock exhibitors will work toward earning a place in the ring at the time-honored Sale of Champions Auction. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Steers, Barrows, Lambs, Meat Goats, Pens of Chickens and Pens of Rabbits will be featured in the auction at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall.
Through the support of YIA sponsors and the Missouri State Fair Foundation, the Missouri State Fair is able to award scholarships each year to Missouri youth. Last year, forty $1,500 scholarships, one supreme $2,500 scholarship, sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere/Sydenstricker Genetics, and one $5,000 platinum scholarship offered by YIA supporters were awarded to youth across Missouri.