4-H at the Tioga County Fair​

4-H at the Tioga County Fair​Pictured is the 4-H Sheep Show on last year’s Tioga County Fair. Kathryn Donnelly-Taylor earned Grand Champion and David Van Dusen III earned Reserve Grand Champion for their market lambs. (File Photo by April Leonard)

A year’s worth of work, learning and positive youth development will be showcased at the 4-H events at the Tioga County Fair from Aug. ​9 to Aug. 13.  

Some of the events include the showing of horses, beef cows, dairy cattle, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, and rabbits. In addition to animals, other projects will be on display featuring food, art, science, technology, engineering, and other agricultural projects. 

Bobbie Kuhlman, 4-H Resource educator, said she is excited to have a well-rounded variety of shows and projects on exhibit this year.

4-H at the Tioga County Fair​

Bristol and Wyatt Bergfjord, and Charlie, Gabriel, and Justus Newton are pictured with some of the animals they brought to the fair last year. (Photo by Wendy Post)

Many youth re-invested the money they earned on their livestock auction projects last year in order to have even better project animals this year.

At the fair, 4-H will also have its dairy bar; we learned on Sunday that there won’t be any other food except for ice cream and milkshakes, and as a way to promote the use of Cornell Ice Cream. 

According to the organizers, they will have a full menu next year. The money raised from the booth will go toward positive youth development programs within 4-H. 

4-H at the Tioga County Fair​

4-H members participate in the Tioga County Open Dairy Show at last year’s Tioga County Fair. (File Photo by April Leonard)

Kuhlman expressed how 4-H’s activities at the fair would not be possible without the help from people involved in 4-H and the many volunteers who give their time. 

To learn more about 4-H at the fair, visit http://tioga.cce.cornell.edu/youth/4-h-youth-development/tioga-co-4-h-youth-fair.

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