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Discover Fauquier June 2019
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runs through Saturday afternoon. A
Dairy Goat Show goes up at 4:00
p.m., followed immediately by a Meat
Goat Show, and then at 6:00 p.m. a
Sheep Show. On Saturday, July 13,
the expo is open from 10:00 a.m.4:00
p.m. with the highlight being the Beef
Show right at 10:00.
The poultry show and sale is a fun new
initiative. 4-H youth are raising broilers
and layer chickens, which will be about
8 and 16 weeks old respectively at the
time of the show. Once the judging is
complete, those selected to be part of
the sale will be put up for bid, and the
silent auction will allow more people to
see and bid on them. Don't miss this
opportunity to get fresh broiler meat
(processing provided onsite) or young
layers to take home!
For those considering an entry in any of
the livestock shows or demonstrations,
entr y forms (available at w w w.
fauquieragexpo.org) and fees must
be received by the Fauquier Extension
Offi ce by June 30. They can be mailed
to the attention of Fauquier Ag Expo, 24
Pelham Street, Warrenton, VA 20186 or
emailed to Sarah Bullard at Sarahs2@
vt.edu. For individuals interested in
participating in the exhibits, you may
bring your entry/entries on July 910
from 3:008:00 p.m. No pre-entry is
required.
In between the livestock shows and
demonstrations, visitors can visit the
exhibit hall to view a variety of produce
and art--all created by locals! Plans
are still in the works for potential
dog and horse demonstrations,
drone demonstrations, and GPS-
equipped harvesting equipment. The
schedule continues to build, so check
www.fauquieragexpo.org for the
latest information.
~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
Follow any of the major arteries leading
out of the Fauquier County seat of
Warrenton, and you'll quickly find
yourself in rich farmland. Depending
on your route, you may see horses,
cows, sheep, or goats dotting the
countryside, or you may pass miles
of crops. How often do you consider
what goes into caring for these farm
animals or ensuring produce thrives?
There's a unique opportunity coming
next month that brings these issues
to the forefront.
From July 1113, the Virginia
Cooperative Extension Fauquier
County Unit is hosting the Fauquier
A g r i c u l t u r e E x p o s i t i o n a t t h e
Fauquier County Fairgrounds (6209
Old Auburn Road). All are welcome
to this free event!
The expo highlights agriculture in our
community through livestock shows,
an exhibit hall with art and homegrown
produce, and agricultural technology
demonstrations. All livestock shows
involve a showmanship portion, where
the exhibitor is judged on their own
ability to work with and handle the
animal, as well as a market portion,
where the animal is judged.
The expo opens on Thursday evening,
July 11, from 5:009:00 p.m. and
features a Dairy Cattle Show at 7:00
p.m. Friday, July 12 is a full day, with
the expo open from 10:00 a.m.9:00
p.m. and the following events: rabbit
and poultry demonstrations as well
as Round Robin (a showmanship
contest of any species) at 10:00 a.m.,
followed by a 4H Cloverbud Show, an
opportunity for the youngest attendees
to show animals with the help of older
exhibitors. In addition, 4-H youth will
hold a poultry show and sale project,
beginning with judging in the morning,
followed by silent auction bidding that
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