Ada County Farm Bureau DonationNampa--The Ada County Farm Bureau was the premier sponsor for the Snake River Stampede calf scramble donating $3000 of the total $22,000 for the event. This is an event where 200+ pound calves are turned loose in the Stampede arena and are pursued by sophmore and junior 4H and FFA students to halter and take to a finish line to be awarded a $1000 certificate to purchase a purebred heifer.
Thirty six kids chased 22 calves split between the Tuesday night and Saturday rodeo matinee. An additional sportsmanship award of $1000 was given to a student that did not catch a calf but helped another entrant to the finish line. The winners are required to update the committee during the year and exhibit the animal at next years stampede. The goal is to help get these young entrepreneurs started on a potential enterprise. Ada County Farm Bureau president Don Sonke is shown presenting the check to a Stampede official.