Hundreds of Future Farmers of America students from Santa Maria Joint Union High School District took home awards from the Santa Barbara County Fair. One student even got the title of Top Showman.
Josh Mendez took home the Round Robin Showmanship, showed the Supreme Champion Meat Goat and the FFA Reserve Champion Market. Awards require exhibitors to show species of swine, beef, sheep, goats and dairy goats.
Mendez says, "Belt buckles may tarnish and ribbons may fade, but the friends that I have made in the FFA are the most important things to me."
Mendez will be a junior at Santa Maria High this year.