Each year there are hundreds of students who participate in the Brazos County Youth Livestock Show by exhibiting FFA or 4-H livestock and consumer science projects. These students are learning valuable life skills and responsibility through their projects. By supporting these students at the livestock auction and helping with non-sale animals or projects, we are investing in our county’s future. These students use the money they receive at the auctions for basically three things: postsecondary education, starting a new project, or supporting an existing project. In some cases, the FFA and 4-H programs provide the leadership opportunities for students that are not in sports or other academic organizations.
Benefits of FFA
Half a million students across the country are becoming leaders, building self-esteem, and preparing for career success. They are members of FFA and are making new friends, going new places and trying new things. FFA prepares students by helping them develop leadership and life skills that will shape their decision-making and values for the rest of their lives.
Benefits of 4-H
Kids build life skills by leading hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, and civic engagement – helping them to grow confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion. Adult leaders provide a positive environment where they learn by doing. This 4‑H experience is delivered by a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation.
Why we created Buyers Groups
Buyers Groups were created to increase the community support for all Brazos County students at the show. Numbers are increasing in local FFA Chapters and 4-H clubs in our growing urban community, and unfortunately, many are not aware of the value of these programs. Join a buyers group today or start your own!
Learn more about how to join a Buyers Group
Brazos County Youth Livestock Show is blessed with two formal Buyers Groups. You are encouraged to check each one out to see how you can help make a difference in the lives of these students.
Silver Spurs BCYLS Buyers Group
The Silver Spurs was formed in 2016 as a non-profit, charity buyers group with a mission to support exhibitors at the annual Brazos County Youth Livestock Show. Learn more about this organization and how to support their efforts via their social media page.
Check out their media posts at www.facebook.com/silverspursbcyls.
BCYLA 250 Club Buyers Group
New in 2021 is the BCYLA 250 Club. The BCYLA 250 Club is a buyers group focused on supporting exhibitors who have earned a spot in the Premium Auction. Our goal is to make sure exhibitors are rewarded for their commitment, responsibility and hard work. Learn more about this organization and how to join BCYLA 250 Club.
Check out their media posts at www.facebook.com/BCYLA250Club.
Thank you to our 2021 Top Premium Auction Buyers!