One of the core pillars of the Arkansas Youth Expo mission is creating leaders in life. We want to see exhibitors exceed in the ring, and in life. To help encourage leaders in life and build the future of Arkansas agriculturists, we are continuing to grow the experiences for the youth of Arkansas every year. We hope you can utilize this page to identify opportunities past the show ring and stay involved with AYE and Arkansas agriculture!

Arkansas Youth Expo Collegiate Internship Program- The AYE internship program offers a hands-on experience for college students interested in livestock shows, non-profit organizations, and leadership development. Our intern teams are involved in every aspect of AYE upon arrival. As an intern, you will learn show management, work with exhibitors and agriculture educators, and most importantly, make the exhibitors experience the best it can be. Applications for the 2022 Arkansas Youth Expo Collegiate Internship Program will open on August 15th and close on August 31st. Please visit this page for the link to apply closer to time.

2023 Internship Application: 2023 AYE Internship Application

Arkansas Youth Expo Partnered Scholarships –Beginning in 2021, the University of Arkansas and Southern Arkansas University pledged their support to the youth of Arkansas and the future of Arkansas agriculture by providing scholarships to AYE exhibitors. In 2021 we were able to provide $12,000 in scholarships to AYE exhibitors alongside our collegiate partners. As we grow AYE, we are dedicated to growing the scholarship program as well. The generosity of these universities is extremely appreciated, and we look forward to continued partnerships with them to provide scholarship opportunities for AYE exhibitors well into the future. Check back in the summer of 2023 for scholarship applications.

2022 Scholarship Winners:

NEW IN 2022! Riley Swafford – U of A Rich Mountain Scholarship Recipient

NEW IN 2022! Cutter Harris – American Brahman Breeders of Arkansas Scholarship Recipient

Hunter Buford – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Julia DeSalvo – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Abigail Taylor – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Raylee VanVoast – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Haden Richardson – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Samuel Shipley – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Maggie McDonald – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Emily Myers – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Madison Hutson- U of A Scholarship Recipient

Jason Calhoon – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Karley Williams – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Reagan Amos – U of A Scholarship Recipient


2021 Scholarship Winners:

Taylor Kelner – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Madison Bagley – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Colton Thomas – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Kelly Lamkin – SAU Scholarship Recipient

Chloe Mabry – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Reese Mitchell – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Kaitlyn Richard – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Madison Bagley – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Abby Taylor – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Morgan Brewer – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Julia DeSalvo – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Kristin Lehmann – U of A Scholarship Recipient

Arkansas Youth Expo National Anthem and Invocation Opportunities- If it wasn’t for the brave men and women who fight for our country, or the Lord above that we serve, AYE would not exist. If you have an interest in singing the National Anthem or giving an Invocation at an AYE event, please fill out the form below to get involved!

National Anthem and Invocation Form: National Anthem and Invocation Application

Arkansas Youth Expo Ambassador Team- Beginning in March 2021, our team decided that in order to truly be exhibitor focused, we needed the voice of our exhibitors to be heard and represented at the core of our organization. This led to the development of our AYE Ambassador Team. The ambassador team consists of 12 AYE exhibitors, with 3 representatives coming from each barn, who serve for a year long ambassadorship. These exhibitors are a shining example of the leadership development that showing livestock instills. Throughout monthly meetings, fundraisers and corporate events, and interacting with exhibitors at AYE, the Ambassadors are a vital piece to the AYE puzzle. To apply for the 2023-2024 AYE Ambassador Team, please fill out the following form between April 1 and April 15, 2023.

Ambassador Application Link: 2022-23 Ambassador Team Application

2022-2023 Arkansas Youth Expo Ambassador Team:

Jason Calhoon – Farmington FFA

Ryleigh Homan – Vilonia FFA

Chloe Mabry – Farmington FFA

Maggie McDonald – Magnolia FFA

Laney Osbon – Goin’ Showin’ 4-H and Huntsville FFA

Kendal Pergeson – Lincoln FFA

Haden Richardson – Mayflower 4-H and Mayflower FFA

Kelsey Roach – Mountain Home FFA and Baxter County 4-H

Grace Rutherford – Gurdon FFA

Samuel Shipley – Cougar 4-H

Rylee Youngblood – Mountain Home FFA


2021 – 2022 Arkansas Youth Expo Ambassador Team:

Kaden Bryant – Centerpoint FFA (Swine Ambassador)

Paige Coffelt – Boone County 4-H (Cattle Ambassador)

Malli Dooly – Emerson FFA (Swine Ambassador)

Addison Harlow – Prairie Grove FFA (Sheep Ambassador)

Jack Hoyle – Taylor FFA (Goat Ambassador)

Wyatt Hunt – Farmington FFA (Swine Ambassador)

Maggie McDonald – Magnolia FFA (Goat Ambassador)

Reese Mitchell – Emerson FFA (Swine Ambassador)

Riley Pearce – Mount Vernon Enola FFA (Sheep Ambassador)

Katy Richard – Norfork FFA (Cattle Ambassador)

Rendi Warren – Cossatot River FFA (Cattle Ambassador)

Drake Williams – Greene County Tech FFA (Swine Ambassador)