Farmer's Coop Spring Livestock Camps 2023

Ozark Beef & Swine Livestock Camp

Attention all livestock enthusiasts! The Farmer’s Coop in Ozark and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture are excited to announce two free livestock camps happening this upcoming summer. The camps are open to youth ages 8-18, regardless of experience level. Whether you’re a beginner or have intermediate show skills, you’re sure to learn a lot from the experienced show stewards leading the camps. Find out all the details you need to know about the camps so that you can register and prepare to have the time of your life!

The camps are split into two different types of livestock: beef and swine, as well as sheep and goat. Both camps will be held at the North Franklin County Fairgrounds, located at 802 N 29th Street in Ozark, AR. They’ll take place in late May and early June 2023.

If you’ve never shown livestock before or are new to it, don’t worry! The experienced livestock show stewards from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and Farmer’s Coop Ozark will lead you through all aspects of showing. They’ll work with campers in a variety of ways, including hands-on activities, demonstrations, and lectures. You’ll learn about fitting and showing, daily care, showmanship, and much more.

The Beef & Swine Camp will last two days. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27th, and finish at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 28th. A free lunch will be provided for campers on the first day, and free donuts are provided on the second day.  See details below:

Beef & Swine Camp
Saturday, May 27, 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m. Lunch provided. Swine session in the morning, cattle in the afternoon.
Sunday, May 28, 7:30 am – 11:00 a.m. Donuts provided.

The Sheep & Goat Camp will last over two days as well. It will start at 8:00 am on Friday, June 9th, and finish at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 10th. Campers will enjoy a free lunch on the first day and donuts on the second day, available at 7:30 a.m. See details below:

Sheep & Goat Camp
Friday, June 9, 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m. Lunch provided. Sheep session in the morning, goats in the afternoon.
Saturday, June 10, 7:30 am – 11:00 a.m. Donuts provided.

To make sure you don’t miss out on these amazing, educational opportunities, you’ll need to register quickly as space is limited. Both camps are open now; anyone ready to learn is welcome to register. To sign up, please contact the Farmer’s Coop Ozark at (479) 667-3825, OR the Franklin County Extension Office at (479) 669-3720. You can also send an email to franklin-ozark@uada.edu to register.

The free Livestock Camps are an excellent opportunity for any youth who wants to learn about and deepen their experience with showing livestock. By attending the camps, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience of experienced show stewards. Make sure to register quickly as there is limited space for the camps. Contact us today to confirm your spot and get ready to have a wonderful time learning and making new friends at the Livestock Camps this summer!


Hourly Schedule

May 28, 2023

7:30 am - 11:00 am


May 27 - 28 2023


North Franklin County Fairgrounds
802 N 29th Street, Ozark Arkansas