The Barbour County Fair held its annual awards banquet on Saturday. Kids in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H were able to show their prized animals, and all their hard work.
The participants also had the opportunity to test their knowledge in a skill-a-thon about animals, bugs, and plants. 32 awards were given out in total with cash prizes as well. The participants said they were excited to show their animals because a lot of hard work and time went into getting them ready to be shown at the fair.
“I think I enjoy showing cattle the most and I enjoy watching the kids as I've gotten older. When I was little I like just coming in the ring because it was fun; and now I just like watching the kids around me that have gotten better at it,” said Layla Newbrough, Barbour County 4-H member.
“I like showing lambs the best because they're just fun to show. They are my favorite and I've shown them since I was in third grade,” said Ivy Ward, 4-H member. “with lambs I put lamb covers on them so they don't get as dusty and then you take them off right before you go in and just brush to sawdust off, and make sure they're calm."
The participants said that FFA and 4-H has helped them a lot with public speaking and preparing them for their future.