Clay County Fair
Written by: Lizzie Carr
Many people around the area brought their livestock to the one and only Clay County Fair. The Algona FFA Chapter has especially been working hard at the Clay County Fair prepping and showing their livestock. For Lauren Anderson, a freshman at AHS, the fair was a big success! Lauren exhibited the first place purebred Angus in class 1 of the Breeding Beef Show and earned a purple. She then returned for the champion drive.
Mrs. Becker, the Algona FFA advisor, said, “The Clay County Fair truly is the best agriculture fair in Iowa and possibly the midwest. The livestock shows at the Clay County Fair are very good and countless hours of preparation have gone into prepping an animal for the fair. This shows in the quality and depth of the various livestock shows. The Algona FFA had members who exhibited sheep and beef and did very well.”
As for Algona’s past graduates but still FFA members, the Clay County Fair was also a big success for them! Brian Ziesman showed the first place Prospect Heifer in class 1 of the Prospect Calves and received a purple. Macy Grein took her sheep and received two blue ribbons.
Maegan Schorpp also showed sheep at the Clay County Fair through 4H. She showed the champion Division I lightweight market lamb, was 3rd in class with a medium weight, was 4th in class with a heavy weight, was 3rd in class with an ewe, and was 4th in class with another ewe.
Congrats to all of the exhibitors who showed livestock at the 2019 Clay County Fair!