93rd Little International Takes Place April 1-2, 2016 at South Dakota State University | TSLN.com

93rd Little International Takes Place April 1-2, 2016 at South Dakota State University

Participants celebrate the lasting legacy of one of the nation’s largest student-run livestock contests during the 93rd Little International which takes place on the campus of South Dakota State University, Brookings, in the Animal Science Arena on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2016.

The event begins on Friday, April 1, when hundreds of high school students arrive on campus from throughout South Dakota and Minnesota to join college students competing in judging contests.

Little ‘I’ is managed by a volunteer staff of more than 100 SDSU students. Little I Manager, Adam Krause, a senior Agribusiness major from Clear Lake, says a SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences Alumni Reception is a new addition to this year’s schedule.

The reception will be held from 3 to 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Animal Science building on Saturday, April 2.

There’s no charge for admission to watch Little I events.

Friday will consist of a full slate of livestock judging contests, showmanship and fitting competitions, as well as displays. Opening ceremonies begin on both Friday and Saturday nights at 5 p.m. Friday’s events wrap up with the novice swine showmanship preliminary round.

Saturday’s events kick off with horse showmanship preliminaries at 8:00 a.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at 8:35 p.m.

A dance will be held following the awards ceremony, April 2, from 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. and will feature Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band. The dance takes place at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Tickets to the dance can be purchased at the door for $10.

To learn more and view a complete schedule, visit the Little International website http://www.sdsulittleinternational.com/tentative-schedule-of-events or contact Krause at 605-956-1390.