Hope everyone had a nice Fourth of July. Hard to believe it is July already. If only January would go as fast as June. The rain has been infrequent in northern Illinois. Our pastures could use more moisture.
As restrictions and regulations that were put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 are being lifted, many events and associations are trying to return to their traditional activities and routines. This includes 4-H and agricultural county fairs throughout the state of Indiana.
This blog is one of the last, for now at least, in what has turned out to be a series of sorts about helping five of my six kids prepare their projects and livestock for the 2021 Johnson County 4-H Fair.
Much of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 was spent trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through strict restrictions and regulations that were put into place.
There will be a new face at American Dairy Association Indiana in a new role that combines aspects of other areas into one — the innovation partnership manager. And it will be a familiar face.
For the first time in its deeply rooted history, the National Swine Registry moved its Exposition Swine Show to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The annual event is usually held in conjunction with the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.
A few years had passed before they saw each other again. But Jerome Ripperda, one of the co-chairs of the 32nd National Red Power Round Up, immediately recognized the International Harvester mounted corn picker.
The bovines are back for the 2021 Boone County Fair. “Come out and see the friends and neighbors you haven’t seen in a year,” said Tom Ratcliffe, who handles advertising and publicity for the Boone County Fair. “We’re dedicated to families at our fair with strictly family entertainment.”
Nearly 170 years ago a group of Champaign County pioneer families gathered for a day to showcase their best livestock, grain samples and other agricultural products for display.
In January 2021, with Illinois COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the Edgar County Fair Board decided to roll the dice.