Exhibitors are getting to show their projects in-person at the Door County Fair and the Kewaunee County Fair this summer, albeit in different ways than they have in the past. Depending on the project, exhibitors have to attend a number of different meetings in order to be prepared for their respective fairs.
In Kewaunee County, youth have been able to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with nutritionists and other experts in the agriculture field to learn more about their projects. In some cases, they have also been able to meet in-person in small groups.
Door County has been similar, with those involved in animal projects learning through video calls and others having access to the UW-Extension’s services and take-home kits. Door County 4-H educator Dawn VandeVoort says the avenues for learning they have been able to provide have been well received even if the screen time is starting to add up for some families.
VandeVoort is hopeful 4-H will look more normal in the coming months, which would exhibition halls full of projects and more in-person learning activities. The Kewaunee County Fair is July 8th-11th and the Door County Fair is July 28th-August 1st.