Livingston County youth are preparing for the Missouri State Fair, which begins this Thursday, Aug. 8.
More than 104 4-H projects have made their way to the fairgrounds in Sedalia, where they will be on display.
Ninety-five youth will be showing 210 livestock animals at the fair. The numbers of youth and livestock going to Sedalia are up from the past and the odds of Livingston County youth receiving awards are high, according to agriculture instructor Lance Martin.
"We usually have several grand and reserve champions throughout the different species, and this year won’t be any different,” Martin said. “With the amount of numbers we have I think it looks pretty good. It's hard to pinpoint how exactly we'll do, but our quality is just as good as it has been in previous years."
The 4-H exhibits were taken to the fairgrounds on Monday, and the Angus cattle are now at the fairgrounds as well. A work day occurred at the Litton Ag Science Center this morning where Livingston County youth helped to prepare trailers for swine to be transported to the state fairgrounds Wednesday morning. The animals will be moved according to species over the next 10 days to compete in the fair.
The last day of the fair is Sunday, Aug. 18.