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FFA Alumni Progress Show Enjoys Strong Numbers

The 20th Annual FFA Alumni Progress Show was the biggest and the best, with competitors from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado converging on Kimball. The Kimball Fairgrounds was packed with trailers, tents, vehicles, animals, and show families.

The progress show circuit begins in May and runs through July when county and state fairs start.

The Father's Day progress show began 20 years ago with the Wilkes, Lukassens and FFA instructor Alan Held. The purpose was to give local kids a positive learning experience in preparation for the county fair.

Several local families took advantage...