Eastern RI 4-H Country Fair includes livestock competitions

Molly Russell of Westport, MA preparing for the Dairy Competition

Molly Russell of Westport, MA preparing for the Dairy Competition

Thousands of families enjoyed another great weekend at the Eastern RI 4-H Country Fair at Glen Park in Portsmouth, RI on July 21 and 22, 2012. A dedicated committee of farmers and volunteers has hosted a fun-filled family weekend for over 40 years. Admissions, cow chip bingo and a chicken barbeque dinner raise funds for 4-H Club scholarships. This Fair offers 4-Hers a public venue for competition and public outreach.

Livestock and animal events included Dairy and Beef Competitions, Dairy Parade, Horse, Goat, Rabbit, Poultry and Pet Shows. The petting zoo had barn animals including a one-week-old calf and  goat as well as chickens, ducks and lambs. Pony rides were available for kids. [more]

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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