Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fortuna High students exhibited at the Humboldt County Fair 2015

Approximately 53 exhibitors from Fortuna Union High School were at the Humboldt County Fair August 24th through the 30th. They showed a variety of livestock, vegetables, fruit, small animals, and many homemade products.

One of the many livestock exhibitors was FFA President Beth. Beth talked about the animals she had shown which included pygmy goats, chickens, sheep, and a dairy replacement heifer, saying she “had the privilege” to sell her lamb at the Jr. Livestock Auction. She liked how well-organized it was and the variety of buyers that had come.

Beth said she would tell a new member of the FFA who wanted to raise an animal, “They should do it! If you have any doubt ,do it anyway! It is such a rewarding and knowledgeable experience. So many people will help you! And you make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Fair is my favorite week of the whole year.”

Beth also participated in many other things besides the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Humboldt County Fair. She took part in the Livestock Lead Competition on August 28, where her and her lamb “Toby” dressed as tennis players to represent the different uses of the lamb.

The Livestock Lead competition, created by Fortuna High graduate Emily Dale in 2013, is a pageant to show off knowledge of multiple products made from the animals to win some cool prizes!

If you have an interest in raising animals, and are part of the FFA, think about getting a livestock animal for the Humboldt County Fair next year!

Molly R., a Fortuna High senior and FFA officer, writes for her Modes of Writing class.

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