Little International Endowment

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This campaign ends on April 2 at 05:48PM EDT

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In 1921, Little International was held on South Dakota State University’s campus for the first time. Modeled after the Chicago International Livestock Exposition, SDSU Little “I” is now known as not only an SDSU tradition, but also the largest student-run two-day agricultural exposition in the nation. Little “I” provides both high school and college students with hands-on experiences with the agriculture industry. 

To make this event happen, around 130 SDSU students are selected every year to serve on Little “I” staff and orchestrate every part of the event. From organizing FFA/4-H contests to event promotion, this student-led group comes together to keep this nearly century-old tradition alive. 

Over the last 99 years, Little “I” has grown into one of largest and most competitive 4-H/FFA judging events in the state of South Dakota. Because of the substantial and continued growth of this event and anticipated preparation for the centennial celebration in 2023, this endowment will serve as the cornerstone to build Little International’s future here at SDSU. 

This endowment will fund:

  • Student scholarships
  • 4-H/FFA and collegiate contest expansion
  • Equipment for livestock exhibitors
  • Positive experiences in agriculture! 

Your donation will not only directly affect SDSU students, but it will also preserve this time-honored tradition for the generations to follow. Now is your chance to impact the next 100 years of SDSU Little International.

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