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Unfortunately, we will not be holding an in-person fair, this year. But we will be featuring an online show and sale! We can't wait to show you everything our amazing 4-H kids have been working on. Stay tuned for details!
For what would have been the 85th running of the Loudoun County Fair, organizers have decided to cancel this year's events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mamas out there in Facebook land!
This is a message from Gore's Meats in the Shenandoah Valley! They are a long time supporter of the Loudoun County Fair and Loudoun 4H!
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While big processors are necessary to feed the masses, we’d love for you to remember us small processors here in the Shenandoah Valley after all this is over. There is a cost to keep it small and local, but sometimes that cost saves big time. Our local beef and hog farmers are working hard to keep the supply chain moving and we are processing at full steam. Check out this article by Dr. Temple Grandin, an influential advisor for the meat industry, as she explains why the little guy is important in keeping America fed when the big processors can’t:
“Big operations are extremely cost efficient. That’s why they’ve been built this way. The downside is the fragility of the supply chains, as Covid-19 proves. This pandemic is going to be a wakeup call and I expect many to become a lot more interested in more distributed local supply chains. Local production provides the opposite: it will always be more expensive because fixed costs such as labor, electricity, and water to process each pig will be higher. But a local supply chain is less prone to disruption. It also has a lower dependence on long-distance trucking. During the floods in Colorado, semi-trucks had a difficult time re-supplying many stores.
The bottom line is, there will always be a tradeoff. Big suppliers are low cost, efficient, and fragile. More numerous local producers are more expensive, but the entire supply is more robust. It will be less prone to disruption from floods, fires, electric power failures, storms or diseases like coronavirus or others in the future.”
When Temple Grandin first started her career as a designer of cattle handling systems in the early 1970s, many smaller packing plants existed. Grandin explains how today’s system became so concentrated and the reason the pandemic has overwhelmed meat supply chains.
Here's a great video from Wildlife Ambassadors!
Happy Earth Day! Welcome to another Wildlife Wednesday. Our spotlight is on Eastern box turtles, hope you enjoy!
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Virginia Cooperative Extension expert offers tips for healthy eating at home during COVID-19
As these unprecedented times are navigated, it is important to maintain a nutritious diet at home – something that can be done with simple recipes with common, long-lasting ingredients found in your pantry.
How's everyone doing today?
Rescuing goslings stranded on a roof top.
Credit, Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre Inc.
After a phone overheating issue, the live hatch is back.
Chicks hatching live Midnight Forest Farm
Create an herb garden using mason jars, and use the herbs you grow to cook healthy, flavorful meals. 🌱
#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #4HatHome #InspireKidsToDo 4-H California 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension
Midnight Forest Farm is hosting a free online Embryology class. Follow along as the eggs are put in the incubator, are candled, and then hatch. https://midnightforestfarm.teachable.com/
The class starts tonight!
Who here has chickens? How many? Show us pictures!
Now this would keep everyone fed and not bored during social isolation. #thehomesteadbox
We hope this makes your day!
A little bunny on a damp day... lol 🐇
"Food brings everyone to the table." Today we honor and appreciate the individuals that feed the world!
Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported the fair at our Rocket Frog Pie Day event! ❤
Saint Patrick's Day 2020: History, Folklore, and Ideas
Whether you're Irish or not, chances are you've celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at some point in your life. People of all backgrounds love to go to St. Patrick’s Day parades. Everywhere you go people wear
Deep Fried Oreos and Other Fair Foods You Can Make At Home!
Are you a fanatic for funnel cakes? Crazy for corn dogs? If you didn't get your fill of these iconic treats during fair season, you can enjoy them at home with these easy recipes!
Loudoun County Farm Bureau, Inc.
Hopefully you've already registered and this is just a reminder for tomorrow night's Loudoun Cooperative Extentension, Farm Bureau, and Loudoun Rural Economic Development sponsored tax seminar. If you haven't registered, you could always e-mail [email protected] and plead your case to get a seat! Its always an informative event and well worth the (free!) price of admission.
Help the goat club out and get some mulch! Pick up is this weekend so just in time for your spring garden! 🐐🌱🌷
Check out some of this amazing footage from Flying Fox UAV from last year's fair!
Flying Fox UAV provided aerial support for the Loudoun County. In this episode we fly the True Grit Rodeo. Bulls, trick riders and rodeo clowns!
Shout out to the great Rabbit Hopping Club! Great job, guys! 🥳🐰🐇
The Loudoun County, Virginia, 4-H Rabbit Hopping Club consists of some serious competitors.
Go Chickens, go! 🐔🦗
Van Raub Elementary in Bexar County, Texas, is using chickens to handle the cricket infestation.
Happy Valentines Day! 🐄❤️
Hey there bee! Do you want to borrow the car? 🐝
Valentine's Day is next week and love is in the air. ❤😷❤
Nothing is as Glamorous as The Late Duchess of Devonshire feeding her chickens in a Dior Ballgown.👑🐓
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The Loudoun County Fair has been part of the history and tradition of Northern Virginia for many years. In its 84th year, the fair is one of the longest running annual events in Loudoun County. Over the years it has grown to a large-scale community event aimed at educating the public about local agriculture and livestock while providing families with a week of affordable entertainment. The fair runs from July 23 – July 28.