4-H’ers Spotted at the 2021 Caldwell Agriculture Fair

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The Caldwell Agriculture Fair is a community event held in September each year. Although Extension and 4-H are not in charge of the event, the organizations are well-represented by youth and volunteers in the exhibit hall and at livestock shows.

Youth Livestock Shows

Nine youth from the Livestock 4-H Club showed at the Caldwell Agriculture Fair.

Shelby and Harrison Ford pose with Peyton Taylor and the Caldwell Agriculture Fair. All three work with and show livestock.

Shelby and Harrison Ford pose with Peyton Taylor and the Caldwell Agriculture Fair. All three work with and show livestock.

Joselyn White and Alyssa Snyder show their dairy goats at the 2021 fair in Lenoir.

Joselyn White and Alyssa Snyder show their dairy goats at the 2021 fair in Lenoir.

Alyssa Snyder beams after winning the champion dairy goat award at the 2021 fair. This was her first time participating.

Alyssa Snyder beams after winning the champion dairy goat award at the 2021 fair. This was her first time participating.

Harrison Ford and Ellen Simmons make eye contact with the judge as they show their lambs at the 2021 fair.

Harrison Ford and Ellen Simmons make eye contact with the judge as they show their lambs at the 2021 fair.

Spectators look on youth showing their lambs at the 2021 Caldwell Agriculture Fair.

Spectators look on youth showing their lambs at the 2021 Caldwell Agriculture Fair.

Eli and Addie Dillon pose in the barn after Addie won the senior showmanship division at the the fair's sheep show.

Eli and Addie Dillon pose in the barn after Addie won the senior showmanship division at the the fair’s sheep show.

Two Caldwell County youth pose with the judge after winning champion and reserve market lambs at the 2021 fair. Peyton Taylor, left, showed the one in reserve; and Shelby Ford, right, showed the champion.

Two Caldwell County youth pose with the judge after winning champion and reserve market lambs at the 2021 fair. Peyton Taylor, left, showed the one in reserve; and Shelby Ford, right, showed the champion.

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, seven pigs were shown by five youth.
On Thursday, 47 head of sheep were shown yesterday by 29 youth. In addition, four youth participated in the special class. Four dairy goats were shown by four youth, and six boer goats were shown by five youth. Removing duplicates, 39 youth participated in Thursday’s livestock shows.
On Friday, 25 heifers were shown by 20 youth.

Exhibit Hall

Forty-nine youth entries were entered at the Caldwell Agriculture Fair. A lot of creativity, talent, and skill was showcased through the exhibits.

We also were excited to see the Baton Elementary Bear Paws 4-H Club’s booth at the fair.

Two of leaders for the Baton Elementary Bear Paws 4-H Club pose during booth setup. "Hang out with 4-H. It's a perfect fit!"

Two of the leaders for the Baton Elementary Bear Paws 4-H Club pose during booth setup. “Hang out with 4-H. It’s a perfect fit!”

At the fair, youth exhibited works of art including paintings, drawings and ones digitally produced.

At the fair, youth exhibited works of art including paintings, drawings and ones digitally produced.

Agriculture goods and food preservation exhibits were entered by youth in Caldwell County.

Agriculture goods and food preservation exhibits were entered by youth in Caldwell County.