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Champion Drive Special Edition



  • Purpose: Provide special needs youth in Burleson County the opportunity to participate first-hand, in a livestock show experience.
  • Traditional multi-species show
    • Swine
    • Goats
    • Rabbits
  • Each youth are assigned a “buddy”. Buddies will assist participants with the exhibition of the livestock projects.
  • Each participant in the show receives a special award and a photo with their buddy.


  • Participants selected from Caldwell, Somerville, and Snook Special Education Departments.
  • Participants 9-18 years of age.
  • Teachers must nominate students to participate.
  • Permission is received from each participants’ family.
  • Select around 10 participants each year.


  • 4-H and FFA members participating in the Burleson County Fair.
  • Buddies serve as a support network to special needs youth while exhibiting livestock projects.
  • Go through application process.
  • Youth selected as a “buddy” by committee members, County Extension Agents and Agricultural Education Teachers.
  • Must be in at least 7th grade.
  • Must attend mandatory training on working with youth and special needs.
  • Select between 15 and 20 buddies each year.
  • Goal is to assist participants only when needed.

All buddies must be available Thursday September 22, 2022, from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Champion Drive Application

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