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NDSU Saddle and Sirloin to Host 95th Little International Feb. 12-13

This year’s Agriculturist of the Year is Julie Ellingson of St. Anthony, N.D.

The North Dakota State University Saddle and Sirloin Club will host the 95th Little International on Feb. 12-13, 2021.

“The Little International Livestock Show is the largest student-run event on the NDSU campus, involving more than 300 students,” said Kadey Holm, Little I manager and an NDSU senior in animal sciences from Ashley, N.D. “The show features showmanship classes of beef, dairy, sheep and swine as well as ham curing and public speaking contests.

“The Little International also honors an Agriculturist of the Year: an individual who has not only excelled but also contributed substantially to the agriculture industry of North Dakota,” Holm said.

This year’s Agriculturist of the Year is Julie Ellingson of St. Anthony, N.D., and N.D. Stockmen’s Association executive vice president. Ellingson will be recognized at the Feb. 12 Hall of Fame Banquet with a 5 p.m. social and 6 p.m. meal at the Sanctuary Events Center.

Livestock showmanship preliminaries begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 13 in Shepperd Arena on the NDSU campus, and showmanship finals begin at 5:30 p.m.

“Our theme this year, Pursuing Our Passion, is so evident in the way that our members have continued to work diligently to make sure this event happens. While we are still preparing the event to be as normal as possible, we are excited to have the opportunity for Walton’s Webcasting to come in and broadcast our event,” Holm said.

“With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we felt it was the best option. We are also excited for the different advertisement opportunities Walton’s has. We ask you to watch the NDSU Saddle and Sirloin Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NDSUSaddleandSirloin) for the most current updates.”

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Jan. 25, 2021

Source: Kadey Holm, 701-535-1226 or kadey.holm@ndsu.edu

Contact: Jade Koski, Little I Publicity Chairman, 701-400-7088 or jade.m.koski@ndsu.edu

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