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American Royal Livestock Show: Advocating for Agriculture Since 1899

In this week's North American Ag Spotlight Chrissy Wozniak speaks with Allyssa King of the American Royal Society. The American Royal Livestock Show is happening again this fall!

The American Royal has been Advocating for Agriculture Since 1899. It's a non-profit organization based in Kansas City since 1899. We provide opportunities for youth and adults from around the country to compete in our Livestock Show, ProRodeo, and Horse Shows. Many people know us for our World Series of Barbecue®, which is actually our largest fundraiser. Events including the barbecue allow us to give over $1 million annually for youth scholarships and support agriculture education programs.

Allyssa King began her career at the American Royal as an intern nearly 14 years ago. Upon completing her internship, Allyssa came to the realization of her passion for the American Royal.

Allyssa was given an opportunity in 2012 to expand her skills, with the Equine Manager position. The following five years found Allyssa, developing and expanding the horse events.

2017 found Allyssa back at her roots as the American Royal Livestock Manager. Getting back to what she loved, Allyssa expanded, increased and developed the American Royal Livestock Show helping to make it what it is today. Allyssa is proud and blessed to be able to work along so many amazing team members and volunteers, that all make the American Royal Livestock Show a success. In the past five years, the Royal has expanded breeding cattle shows, breeding lamb and goat shows and the Royal Elite Drive.

Allyssa is active in her community as an Executive on the Johnson County Fair Board and volunteers at the Johnson County spring livestock shows.

2022 finds Allyssa moving on to her next adventure at the American Royal as the Director of Communications. It will be exciting to see what the future holds for both Allyssa and the growing American Royal.

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