FFA, 4H gear up for Cooper County Fair

The hard work of area individuals will be showcased at the Cooper County Youth Fair, which will be held July 24-27.
As the fair opens on Wednesday many individuals will be entering their prized animal or project for judging. Throughout the duration of the fair, individuals will have the opportunity to see these projects.
"We should have around 30 FFA members exhibiting field crops, ag mechanics, fruits and vegetables, horticulture, rabbits, poultry, cattle, dairy and meat goats, and swine.  We already had a large number of students participate in the county fair horse show at the end of June," Boonville FFA Advisor Deanna Thies said.
 FFA members will be exhibiting projects they have been working on in class or at home, including their supervised agriculture experience.
The Boonville FFA Chapter will also be hosting a Super Farmer Contest on Friday, July 26 starting at approximately 2 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public for all students ages 8-21. Participants will need to have a four member team with one person of the opposite sex on the team. Each team member will compete in an individual event and then the team as a whole in a team event.
Cooper County 4H volunteer Patricia Campbell said the 4H members are excited the fair is upon them.
"We are thankful for the individuals who have donated their time and money to help with the 4H including buying the awards that will be given to the members," Campbell said.
FFA and 4H projects will be shown in the main building near the front of the grounds. These projects include plants, sewing, wood working and ceramics.
Individuals receiving a blue ribbon will have the opportunity to showcase their projects at the Missouri State Fair in August.
A complete list of events of the 2013 Cooper County Fair was included in this week's edition of The Weekly.