Jefferson County Fair highlights farming community

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 ----- 6:15 p.m.

It's time for some Road Trippin' and this week we're headed to the Jefferson County Fair. Meet Darla, she's only a year old. It's actually the 162nd year for the fair and the farming community is really one of the big highlights.

Dustin Winkelman and Oakley have some celebrating to do. She today was our supreme champion heifer of our heifer show here at the Jefferson County Fair," said owner, Dustin Winkelman. Dustin, only 18-years-old is one of many just in their teens finding an interest in farming. He added, "I actually pulled Oakley out of her mom when she was born and helped raise her to as old as she is now."

4-H is what triggered Olivia Peter's interest; now a finalist for the 2015 Fairest of the Fair. She said, "4-H has done so much for me, it has led me in the path that I'm going in now. And I just want to make sure that it keeps leading young youth in that same path." Showing off Lassie and Dream, two out of the four animals Olivia owns, a friend originally sparking her interest. "I started showing my neighbor's jerseys, and I just fell in love," she said.

The Jefferson County Fair; bringing enthusiasts and beginners together. Fair Director Dave Diestler added, "it's kind of like a reunion almost because we have camping on our grounds. So people come, they camp, to have a good time, to show off their animals.

The Jefferson County Fair runs through Sunday. Admission is $10, parking is free.


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