Fair Celebrates Agriculture Industry

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Exciting rides, flashing lights, and who doesn't love fair food? This guy sure does. And while these are all a must at the Jefferson County fair, what draws many people is the tradition behind it. Agriculture.

"That is one of the largest aspects of the fair is the agriculture. A lot of people come here just for that," said dairy farmer Anthony Woodruff.

Ever since the fair first opened back in 1817, folks have come out to see the best in ag the area has to offer. After all, the North Country is farm country. Just ask Ashley Willits.

She's getting her goat ready for the 4-H Goat Show.

"Her name is Angel. She was a bottle baby, so she'll follow you around like a dog.

With chickens, rabbits and some pretty big alpacas, the fair is a must for animal-lovers.

And don't forget the main event - the dairy cattle show.

"They look their best when they have a full utter of milk. So, they are very anxious to be milked when they are done showing," said Sally Lee, who co-owns Cady Lee Farms.

So while a lot of folks come for the sandwiches and fancy rides - remember where the fair started...on the farm.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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