Vignettes from the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair

July 29, 2011
  • Krystle Stoy
By Aaron Saunders

Krystle Stoy

 A lot of hard work goes into raising livestock, and the Ag Expo provides the public the opportunity to see it, 14-year-old Krystle Stoy said.

 "The more you're around events like this, the more you get educated about livestock," Krystle said Friday.

 The Williamsport High School student, who enjoys hanging out with her friends at the fair, said it is very important to educate people about the importance of  agriculture.

 "These events are very educational not only for 4-H'ers but for the public as well," the 4-H Beef Club member said.

Steve Graybill

 Mediation and outreach specialist Steve Graybill enjoyed his week at Ag Expo.

 "Other than being a little hot, I've enjoyed being here. I got to meet some amazing people from all walks of life," he said Friday.

 The Washington County native came to the fair as a child and watched some of his cousins show their livestock.

 "I love the food. If anyone hasn't had the opportunity to try the fair food, they should .... You can't beat down-home country cooking," Graybill said.

Erin Corbett

 Erin Corbett, 14, sold one market hog and two market lambs last night.

 The Washington County native was not bothered by having to depart with her livestock, however.

 "I wasn't really attached to them, because I have been doing this since I was 8," she said.

 The 4-H'er, who said she enjoys showmanship classes, belongs to the Diary, Lamb, and Swine Club and is a junior fair board member.

 "This is our life, this is what we do," Erin said.

Rachel Wiles

Rachel Wiles said she believes people should come to the events like the Ag Expo to show there children how food is made.

"I think its really important for kids to come and see this so they can understand how much agriculture is important to their lives," she said.

The 15-year-old 4-H'er, who belongs to the Dairy and Bits and Bridal Club in addition to the junior fair board, said she enjoyed meeting new people and show days.

"We need to breed the next group of 4-H'ers to come in and take our places," Rachel said.

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