The Farmer's Daughter: County Fairs are a Summer Highlight

Posted: 7/15/2021

As we are halfway through July, it is getting closer to the days where youth and adults are preparing for county fairs to take place across South Dakota. Growing up as a kid, I remember the county fair being the highlight of the summer. You got to have delicious food, hang out with your friends, but most importantly, showcase all the hard work that you have done over the past year. When I was a member in 4-H I was involved with many things, some which included exhibiting projects, attending camps and leadership conferences, fashion revue and special foods, and preparing livestock to show.

Being involved in 4-H has shaped me into the person I am today. I gained leadership and practical life skills and have been able to apply them to daily tasks. Building relationships with people from across the state is another opportunity I have gained from 4-H. Because of my relationships I have built over the years, I have been able to network and learn from others. Also, my involvement and responsibilities of raising, taking care, and preparing  livestock for showing has deepened my desire for agriculture.

My passion for agriculture started on the farm but grew because of 4-H. I wish all the youth preparing for county fairs the best and hope the fair can be a highlight of their summer. Make sure to check us out at South Dakota Farm Families on Facebook for interesting events, articles, and facts.

April Hamilton


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