(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Abbe Gibson, daughter of Jason and Lori Gibson, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Barrow at the Missouri State Fair. Abbe is a member of the North Harrison FFA Chapter in Eagleville. Her prize-winning Crossbred barrow weighed 268 pounds.
The Reserve Grand Champion Barrow honor went to Mackenzie Mawson, daughter of Rodney and Kay Mawson. Her Crossbred barrow weighed 266 pounds. Mackenzie is a member of the Archie Achievers 4-H Club in Archie.
On Aug. 17, both Abbe Gibson and Mackenzie Mawson will sell their barrows in two of 12 lots offered in the Youth in Agriculture (YIA) Sale of Champions. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors and the Missouri State Fair YIA Scholarship Program.