Loudoun County Fair

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05/15/2020

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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...
05/12/2020
Loudoun County Fair cancelled; organizers plan virtual event

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!
05/10/2020

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 ...
05/05/2020
Temple Grandin: Big Meat Supply Chains Are Fragile

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!

*if you share, please consider copying and pasting our message, b/c it will not share our message when you just hit share, it will only share the article*
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:

β€œBig 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.

04/28/2020
Wildlife Ambassadors

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!
Please like and share, your support means so much to us right now. Thank you.

How's everyone doing today?
04/27/2020

How's everyone doing today?

04/25/2020
Diply

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Rescuing goslings stranded on a roof top.
Credit, Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre Inc.
#diplyoriginals

Virginia 4-H
04/22/2020

Virginia 4-H

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

04/14/2020
WPLG Local 10

Don't go too far in! Chickens can't swim.

BEACH CHICKEN! This chicken LOVES the Florida beaches... just like everyone, right? She's livin' the life up the coast. http://bit.ly/2H9kqnS

04/04/2020
Midnight Forest Farm is hosting a free online Embryology class. Follow along as the eggs are put in the incubator, are c...
04/02/2020

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!

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03/31/2020

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03/29/2020
Who here has chickens? How many? Show us pictures!
03/28/2020

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!
03/27/2020

We hope this makes your day!

A little bunny on a damp day... lol πŸ‡
03/25/2020

A little bunny on a damp day... lol πŸ‡

Farmers' Almanac
03/24/2020

Farmers' Almanac

"Food brings everyone to the table." Today we honor and appreciate the individuals that feed the world!
#AgDay20
#Agriculture

Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported the fair at our Rocket Frog Pie Day event! ❀
03/17/2020

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
03/11/2020
Saint Patrick's Day 2020: History, Folklore, and Ideas

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!
03/07/2020
Deep Fried Oreos and Other Fair Foods You Can Make At Home!

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.
03/04/2020

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! 🐐🌱🌷
03/02/2020

Help the goat club out and get some mulch! Pick up is this weekend so just in time for your spring garden! 🐐🌱🌷

Agricadabra
02/18/2020

Agricadabra

02/17/2020
ABC 7 Amarillo

Go Chickens, go! πŸ”πŸ¦—

Van Raub Elementary in Bexar County, Texas, is using chickens to handle the cricket infestation.

02/16/2020
Fox 5 DC

What a gentleman!

TURKEY CROSSING GUARD! This turkey was quite the gentleman -- stopping traffic until his whole family made it safely across! πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒMORE: http://bit.ly/2UVKqcP

Happy Valentines Day! πŸ„β€οΈ
02/14/2020

Happy Valentines Day! πŸ„β€οΈ

Hey there bee! Do you want to borrow the car? 🐝
02/13/2020

Hey there bee! Do you want to borrow the car? 🐝

Valentine's Day is next week and love is in the air. ❀😷❀
02/07/2020

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.πŸ‘‘πŸ“
02/07/2020

Nothing is as Glamorous as The Late Duchess of Devonshire feeding her chickens in a Dior Ballgown.πŸ‘‘πŸ“

It's a Great Day to become a Friend of the Fair...Message us here or at sponsors@loudouncountyfair.com for more informat...
02/06/2020

It's a Great Day to become a Friend of the Fair...
Message us here or at [email protected] for more information

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Loudoun County Fair

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.

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