Local Fairs – helping take agriculture into the next generation
Tonight I’m at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa Falls helping to reunite people with their unclaimed property. Being at the fair is always a fun experience, and being here tonight reminds me of the importance that fairs play in the life of a community.
With dairy and beef months taking place respectively in June and July, it’s obvious how critically important agriculture is to the State of Wisconsin’s economy and culture. Fairs, especially 4-H fairs, not only bring a community together, they also highlight the accomplishments of local youth in agriculture.
It’s important that we continue to teach the next generation about raising fruits, vegetables, and livestock, and local fairs help to do that by providing a showcase and a market for our childrens’ agricultural accomplishments.
So the next time you’re at the fair, make sure to take in the full experience, and remember to teach the next generation about Wisconsin’s unique farming heritage.