White County 4-H Fair is in full swing!

The fair focuses on educating and promoting agriculture throughout Indiana.

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 6:19 PM

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)- The 4-H Fair in White County is in full swing this week.

The fair focuses on educating and promoting agriculture throughout Indiana. the fair has been up and running for 71 years and this year they have more than 700 4-H members participating in the week-long event.

4H mother of three, Jennifer Roberts says she's been involved in the White County Fair since 1986.

"A family friend of ours had a ram or a sheep and we just got into it and we've been into it ever since," said Roberts.

Roberts says this has been a huge part in her family's lives and further plans for all of her children to be able to enjoy the fair. 

"We've been doing it for so long, it comes naturally to us, and when we're not doing it, it's like what are we doing?" said Roberts.
Children ages 8 to 18 are eligible to showcase their cattle, poultry, rabbits and more.

"It teaches them responsibility if you don't take care of them their going to die or something's going to happen to them, you got to monitor and make sure they're not getting overheated," added Roberts.

Nicole Kerkhove a 4-H member says this is one of the hottest fairs she has seen throughout her time participating.

"We put fans on them to stay cool and we also put cool rags over their necks while were fitting them in the grooming shoots," said Kerkhove.

Kerkhove says the heat can play a big factor in whether they perform well.

"Sometimes on hot days they're pretty restless with you," stated Kerkhove. "You just work through it and work with them before the fair,"
Roger says she enjoys making memories the most.

"Something I've been able to pass down throughout generations. So I'm happy about that. That is my best memory and spending time with my dad."

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