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James M. Norman
Education is a fundamental goal of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate. The James M. “Jim Bob” Norman Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 in memory of Syndicate chairmen, Mr. Norman. Its main goal is to support and encourage young men and women in agriculture and their future agricultural careers.
Sale of Champions
The Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate was created to support the 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors at the Fort Worth Stock Show’s Junior Sale of Champions. For 40 years, the Syndicate has raised money to put towards the purchase of animals during this sale to support the youth in agriculture.
Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate Smokedown
Syndicate Smokedown is Cowtown’s premier large-scale nonprofit BBQ competition hosted by the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate. This event benefits the Syndicate’s mission to make the dreams of young livestock exhibitors come true through their James M. “Jim Bob” Norman Scholarship and purchasing of animals at the Fort Worth Stock Show Junior Sale of Champions.
40 Years of History
While attending the Fort Worth Stock Show, Don Weeks and a group of Fort Worth businessmen recognized that the prices being paid for the animals owned and exhibited by 4-H and FFA youth were below market price. In an effort to change this, the group agreed that the youth deserved better results for their hard work and dedication toward these animals and created the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate in 1980 to start the change.