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PHOTOS: FFA, 4-H'ers show animals at Kandiyohi County Fair

FFA and 4-H youngsters at the Kandiyohi County Fair showed their pride and joy: animals they raise and train all year.

Jayden Swart, 8, of New London holds his calf, "Ionic" outside the barn while waiting to compete in the open dairy judging at the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Jayden Swart, 8, of New London, holds his calf named Ionic outside the barn while waiting to compete in the open dairy judging at the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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WILLMAR — A big part of any county fair, including this week's Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar, is FFA and 4-H youngsters and showing their pride and joy: barnyard animals they've spent months raising and working with for this very moment.

From brushing to bathing and hoping their animals stay in line during the judge's review, the numerous judging events throughout the Kandiyohi County Fair keep kids busy throughout the week of the fair.

Friday morning was no different, as children arrived at the fairgrounds bright and early to participate in 4-H llama judging and 4-H and FFA open dairy judging.

Fair festivities continue throughout the day and late into the evening Saturday at the fairgrounds in northwest Willmar.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.kandifair.com/schedule.html.

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Adeline Engan, 14, of Willmar and "Martello" the llama depart the showing area in the llama judging after competing as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf on Friday, August 12, 2022, at the Kandiyohi County Fair.
Adeline Engan, 14, of Willmar, and Martello the llama depart the showing area in the llama judging after competing as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Kandiyohi County Fair.
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Dalton Hanson holds girlfriend Abby Behl in his arms as they relax together in a livestock pen at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on the morning of Friday, August 12, 2022.
Dalton Hanson holds girlfriend Abby Behl in his arms as they relax together in a livestock pen at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on the morning of Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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Luke Ruter, 18, of New London carries water for his sheep at the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Luke Ruter, 18, of New London, carries water for his sheep at the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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Keeley Slinden, 7, at left, of Grove City, shows off a Nigerian Dwarf Goat to Darlene Bratberg of Willmar during the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Keeley Slinden, 7, left, of Grove City, shows off a Nigerian dwarf goat to Darlene Bratberg of Willmar during the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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Sophia Heidecker, 18, of Willmar, tuggs on her calf, "Clover" to get them to fall in line while competing in the open dairy judging at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Friday, August 12, 2022.
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Spectators watch as youngsters compete in the open dairy judging at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Friday, August 12, 2022, in Willmar.
Spectators watch as youngsters compete in the open dairy judging at the Kandiyohi County Fair on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Willmar.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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