Students part of the Saddle and Sirloin Club at North Dakota State University are gearing up for the 95th Little International. While the past year was filled with so much uncertainty, Little “I” manager Kadey Holm, a senior from Forbes, North Dakota, remained hopeful that the show would go on. “Since Cass County is now in the green risk level, we can have an audience of 750 people. It is first come, first serve and they will need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.” During the weekend of events, the student-run organization will also present the Agriculturist of the Year award. Little “I” Queen Samantha Pernsteiner, who hails from Ellendale, says this year’s honoree is North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson. “She truly represents what our theme is about – Pursuing Our Passion.” Students also compete in ham curing, prepare speeches and participate in the coveted livestock showmanship contest the weekend of February 13. More information is available on the Saddle and Sirloin Facebook page. Listen to the full interview.