The Virginia Pork Council was proud to continue its support and partnership with the Virginia State Fair this year. The 2022 State Fair welcomed youth exhibiting market cattle, swine, goats and sheep for the opportunity to compete for scholarships at the annual Sale of Champions. The sale celebrates the hard work of Virginia 4-H and FFA participants, and auction proceeds benefit the State Fair Youth Scholarship Fund and the fair’s continued support of youth across the commonwealth.
Youth Livestock Sale of Champions raised $83,200 in support of the fair’s long-standing commitment to youth. This year’s Grand Champion Market Hog raised $18,000 and the Reserve Champion Market Hog raised $17,500. To show its appreciation and support of the tremendous hard work and dedication that this year’s youth swine and livestock exhibitors displayed, the Virginia Pork Council provided nearly 400 hot breakfasts for exhibitors and their families.