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Dauphin County 4-H fair teaches young farmers life lessons

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Young farmers from around Dauphin County get the chance to show off their talent with animals from the Farm Show Complex.

Breakfast starts early for the animals and their caretakers…

In caring for her goat, 4-H club member, Madison Shaw says, “It’s going to be her first time in a show, so she’s probably nervous.”

Madison has been with Boralise since she was a baby goat.

“She’s special to me because I bottled raised her,” says Madison.

Raising animals and showing them off is one of Madison’s roles in the 4-H Club.  But before she became a member, Madison says she was a completely different person.
She says, “I was really shy, and I wouldn’t talk to anyone.”

Now’s she a princess with the State Rabbit Breeders Association and dedicated to her sport.

Fair Coordinator, Bryan Garrido, says, “They really get to interact and it builds self-confidence day in and day out.”

From horseriding, to animal showmanship, the Dauphin County 4-H Fair provides friendly competition for our young farmers.

You can catch the fair until Saturday at the Farm Show Complex.

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