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BGSF Sponsors State Fair of Texas Youth Job Interview Contest

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Division BGSF, Career, Company Culture, Team Building

October 18, 2023

For the third consecutive year, BGSF has sponsored the State Fair of Texas Youth Agricultural Job Interview Contest as part of our commitment to workforce development. This year’s event took place on Monday, October 16th at the Brisco Livestock Center, with thirty students competing for the Grand Champion title.

About the Contest

High school student members of the Texas FFA Organization, FCCLA, and 4-H, traveled across the state to compete for the $2,500 scholarship grand prize to the higher education institution of their choice, along with a Gist Silversmiths champion trophy buckle and banner. Thirty students advanced to the semi-finals from an initial group of thirty-nine students. These students set themselves apart from the herd after BGSF volunteers thoroughly reviewed their cover letters and resumes reflecting their current skills and abilities for an agricultural position or internship. The day began with students completing a job application, a 10-minute preliminary interview, and then writing follow-up correspondence. The six top-scoring contestants moved to the final round to compete for the Grand Champion title.

Our Commitment to Workforce Development

BGSF had over thirty volunteers representing each of our divisions at this event, serving as mock interviewers, room monitors, application and correspondence judges, registrars, and encouragers. While our roles were to mentor and provide helpful career advice, we also learned from the students as they shared their personal experiences and future career aspirations. These students’ professionalism, dedication to their work, commitment to voluntarism, and passion for the agricultural industry were inspiring!

Grand Champion Scholarship Winner

This year’s Grand Champion was Charleigh Feuerbacher, a high school senior and member of Stephenville FFA. The other finalists were: Tatum Braden, Camryn Craddock, Hunter Wernecke, Kynlee Berry, and Tatum Hapes. We are so incredibly proud of Charleigh and each of the young scholars we met today. We know they have bright futures ahead, and we are grateful to play a small role in helping them along the way.

Making a positive impact in the communities we serve is one way we show how your future is our purpose. Thank you to the State Fair of Texas for providing this opportunity for our team members to build stronger connections and engage with these inspiring future leaders! Connect with us and learn more at

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