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Standing out at the State Fair

Jessamine County was represented by nearly 100 4-H and FFA members at the Kentucky State Fair, which took place from Aug. 17-27 this year.

Members of both organizations competed in a variety of competitions and contests including both 4-H and FFA project exhibits, livestock and animal shows, country ham contests and tractor driving.

Ashley Smith, center, won Grand Champion Commercial Doe in the goat show.

Members of the A Team 4-H Dog Club: Ashley Anderson with the Libby Rockaway Obedience High in Trial trophy; Ryan Ford (and Flint) with his first place rosettes for Gambler’s Choice and Agility 2, second place for Tunnelers Agility and his ribbon and trophy for Agility High in Trial; James and Stella holding the blue ribbon he earned in intermediate rally obedience and Carrie Hudson and Tori with their second place rosette for Novice A obedience.

Hannah Snyder (left) won Reserve Grand Champion in the 4-H Country Ham Project and was her age division winner. Calvin Wright (right) was his age division winner of the 4-H Country Ham Project.

Kasey Craig won Grand Champion Market Lamb and was a participant in the Historic Sale of Champions, Showmanship Class winner and exhibited for the Commissioner’s Cup for overall showman.

Landon Hack was the Showmanship Class winner and exhibited for the Commissioner’s Cup for overall showman.

Laurel Culp won Reserve Grand Champion Female in the 4-H and FFA Beef Show.

Morgan Berryman (left), won Showmanship Breed Champion and exhibited for the Commissioner’s Cup for overall showman. Berryman is shown with state 4-H President Debbie Myers.

Tyler Berryman was Showmanship Breed Champion and exhibited for the Commissioner’s Cup for overall showman.

Remi Smith (right) was Novice Grand Champion in the Market Goat show. Smith is shown with Commissioner Ryan Quarels.

Ryan Ford was awarded Reserve Grand Champion in the Lawn division of Tractor Driving.