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Program lets kids show animals at Dunn County Fair

Menomonie (WQOW) – The Dunn County Fair had opportunities for young ones to learn about agriculture on Sunday.

The University of Wisconsin Extension Office was the host of the Little Britches Animal Show.

Children aged three to eight, who are too young for 4-H, were able to show calves, lambs, goats and pigs with the program’s intentions being to later get kids interested in farming.

Participants were able to walk around a show ring, do a short interview about themselves and their animals, and receive a prize for a job well done.

Katie Wantoch said the event is a great way to prepare these kids for a future in the industry.

“There’s 4H, there’s FFA, there’s Scouts, and there’s also just animals at different shows,” Wantoch said. “So it just keeps them interested. You know, there’s not a lot of people interested in agriculture anymore so it really is having them spark that interest in livestock.”

The extension office planned on bringing back the show next year, and hopes to see even more children join in on the experience.

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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