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The Laredo International Fair and Exposition, better known by its acronym L.I.F.E., is a non-profit organization founded in 1963.

L.I.F.E.'s main mission is to promote the areas of agriculture, horticulture, home economics, and the vocational/industrial trades. L.I.F.E. is governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors. Members of the board are professionals from all walks of life, not necessarily from the agriculture of ranching community.