Carly Meinert

Jul 11, 2019

Fair Project Friday

Carly Meinert is excited for her 5th year of showing poultry at the Fond du Lac County Fair. She will compete in the Chicken, Meat Chicken and Duck classes as part of the Taft 23 4-H Club of Fond du Lac County. Carly joined the 4-H Club 12 years ago wanting to do some of the same fun activities her sisters were doing as part of the Club.

Carly’s fixation for chickens started with her grandparents who helped her get familiar with them. “I enjoy the chickens the most,” she said. “They are my favorite animals.” She has learned over the years from doing projects to be more responsible and not to do things last minute. She raises Wyandottes and Orpingtons to show at the fair. “They have to be fed twice a day," she said. "I keep up with grooming them to keep them healthy and wash them before the show." She thinks it’s fun working with her birds and finding out which ones will be good show projects.

You can see Carly showing her projects on Friday and then at the market sale on Saturday during the Fond Du Lac County Fair. You might also spot her on the fairgrounds enjoying some deep-fried Oreos or other fantastic fair food. Good luck with your projects, Carly! #15 To show our support to the next generation of agriculture, Country Visions Cooperative will be giving a snapshot look of youth and their fair projects each Friday.

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Tanner Hanson has been showing swine the whole 7 years that he has been involved in Brillion FFA Chapter and the New Horizons 4-H club. This year’s pig he named Norman and his brother is showing Nobby. He has been involved in a number of other projects in the past, including dairy, wood working, building, metal work, and even entered a pie for a baking project.
Aug 22, 2019
One way to tell if a cow will be an exceptional show project is if she’s outstanding in her field! Parker & Kyra Glander have been working hard with their exceptional dairy animals along with various other fair projects including poultry, wood working, crops, arts & crafts, and photography. Parker has been showing dairy for 7 years. This year he will be bringing his cow named Danica, which he describes as being spunky and a good challenge.
Aug 15, 2019
Tyler Schmidt might be able to help you out with that question, with being involved in the swine project for 9 years. Along with the swine project, he has been involved in dairy, wood working, archery, arts & crafts, and baking projects. His market hog this year is named Tub. “He is a very shy pig,” Tyler said, “but when it comes to new adventures, he is up for anything.”