JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The 2018 American Salers Junior National Show is being held in Arkansas for the first time ever.
The show is in its 33rd year and has hundreds of participants from all over the United States.
The group hosting the show says it provides kids the opportunity to make friends from all over the country.
Hosting the event in Arkansas this year has also helped the group gain more participants.
"Moving it to Arkansas for the first time has helped us bring in members down here that we wouldn't get otherwise," said American Salers Junior Board Secretary Matthew Price.
The event will be held from July 8-13, with competitions ranging from public speaking to cattle showing.
"It's all about the kids," said Arkansas Saler Breeder Kenny Crawford. "Only two percent of the population in the United States are farmers and they feed the other 98 percent of the people."