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Central Wyo youth bring quality and dedication to county fair

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Casper – 4-H and FFA members from around central Wyoming are vied for top honors with their projects at the 2016 Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo on July 8-16.

Youth have the opportunity to show 11 different species at the fair, varying from beef cattle to poultry to cats. They also are able to enter static exhibits for competition in categories including Cake Decorating, Health, Leather, Robotics, Youth Leadership and more.

Presentation, Livestock Judging, Fashion Revue and Beef Cook-Off contests keep participants busy throughout the rest of the summer, as they were completed prior to the fair. FFA students also compete in Ag Mechanics, Agronomy and Classroom Exhibits competitions.

The fair has a rich history, with the first county fair for Natrona County being held in 1914 and the fairgrounds was developed in 1947. Much has changed since then, but the fair still prides itself in maintaining a spirit of community.

“No matter what the next 60 years brings, the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo will still be bringing families together,” says the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo website.

Emilee Gibb is editor of Wyoming Livestock Roundup and can be reached at

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