First, congratulations to all of the participants in the 2018 Highland County Fair. You’ve made it to fair week. This in itself is a huge accomplishment. You’ve completed your project books, made an amazing project to display, and worked tirelessly with your livestock projects for weeks, months, and in some cases years.
Growing up, I participated in my county fair as both a 4-H and FFA member. I have many good memories from my fair experiences. I hope you are all able to have a similar experience, but most importantly to have a safe and healthy fair week.
I will be at the fair all week demonstrating a 360 video highlighting Highland County agriculture and community events. This demonstration will showcase the future of innovative educational videos, as well as a variety of agricultural production techniques.
This demonstration will be available daily in the hospitality tent. Times for this demonstration will be announced via the Highland County Extension Facebook page.
For those of you who are not able to attend the Highland County Fair this year, the video will be made available on the county blog after the fair concludes.
In conclusion, I wish all of the participants the best of luck. Remember to try to keep yourself and your livestock cool this coming week.
NOTE — The first 20 youth participating in the Highland County Fair to visit me at the Virtual Reality video station in the Hospitality Tent will receive a Buckeye for good luck.
Upcoming events — Beef Quality Assurance Trainings —Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., Producers Stockyards, Hillsboro, and Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., Producers Stockyards, Hillsboro.
Call your local OSU Extension Office to register for the date and location of the BQA training of your choice.. The Highland County Extension Office can be reached at 937-393-1918.
Tickets for the 2018 Farm Science Review are now available at the Highland County Extension Office. Tickets purchased at the Highland County Extension Office are $7. Tickets will be $10 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free.
Brooke Beam is an OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources/community development educator.