"Hi, I'm Kimmi. So, I'm going to be gone for 5 days starting this Friday (this was on Tuesday...) to show my cows at the Puyallup Fair (our state fair)."
Teacher (who usually didn't know anything about farming): "What? Wait, did you say you have cows? What are you doing? What?"
Haha, if nothing else, they learned a thing or two about dairy cows...
Fast forward more than a decade and I'm no longer the 4-H kid in the show ring leading the cows (although I wish I was! I'm sure I could pass for being 17, right?!). My role at the state fair has changed a bit. I'm there a lot, but mostly for meetings with livestock associations/farmers, to work our booth (and talk about cows!) and spend time with my producers in the barn. All I wanted in college was a good industry job. I never thought I would be this involved. I wouldn't trade it though!
Friday was the first day of the fair. I was working the 3-9 shift at our booth, so I skipped the 6:30 a.m. Ham Breakfast, brought to you by Indiana's Pork Producers, and the opening ceremony. I had a 10 a.m. meeting with one of my livestock groups and spent the rest of the day before 3 p.m. working with one of my producers to finish up his livestock certification.
I had a few minutes to have some fun with the photo booth in the Glass Barn (brought to you by Indiana's soybean farmers). If you haven't checked this out, this is a must see! I love pictures and had so much fun with this!
|This is my kind of photo booth!|
Indiana's Family of Farmers has signs all around the fairgrounds encouraging people to take a selfie with one of the farmer cut outs, or a real farmer. What about a cow and dairy princess selfie? I like it!