Washington County Fair hosts 4-H Livestock Competitions

Cooper O’Keefe of Meadowburg Farm, Richmond, RI (age 4) with ‘Meadowburg Grumpy Jane’  (Guernsey, 4 months).

Cooper O’Keefe of Meadowburg Farm with ‘Meadowburg Grumpy Jane’

For nearly 50 years, the Washington County Fair has educated young people, helped build their confidence and taught leadership skills through various 4-H, FFA and Scout programs and competitions.

Dozens of livestock competitions were held at the 2013 Fair. Classes included sheep, beef, dairy, goat, rabbit and poultry.

[Read more here.]

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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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