The 2023 Dixie National Junior Round-Up, held annually in February at the Jackson fairgrounds, hosted 1,257 young people, including more than 1,000 4-H’ers, showing 2,153 head of livestock. Animals shown included beef and dairy cattle; meat, dairy, and Boer goats; hogs; and lambs. In addition, 4-H hosted its first-ever rabbit show. The 2023 Sale of Junior Champions grossed $456,285 for 48 animals sold, a new sales record. Also, 39 scholarships were awarded for a total of $61,500. The 2023 event was the largest sale yet supporting Mississippi young people showing animals.