One of the missions of an agricultural fair is the task of educating the general public to the contributions of the family farm in today's culture. Although today's culture does not revolve around the family farm, it still plays an important role in providing the quality that we have come to expect.
The Piscataquis Valley Fair is encouraging Youth Market Lamb exhibitors to participate in the lamb sampling Thursday from 5 to 7 pm to help raise public awareness of the other "white meat". We hope to educate the public on the texture and taste lamb. We are hoping this will encourage some to come to the Youth Market Lamb Auction and bid on a lamb. Youth Market lamb exhibitors are asked to donate a half hour to help with this project.
The Piscataquis Valley Fair is also encouraging Youth Market lamb exhibitors to participate in an Educational Exhibit to help raise public awareness of the contributions farmers make in our modern culture. We want those who will view your display to become aware of the sacrifices and rewards that are part of our way of life that we don't want to lose.
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Ashlie Hardy = Blue RibbonThe educational exhibit is an opportunity for the children to earn premiums by educating the public on the many facets of sheep farming. The exhibits are judged for the theme, title, lettering, color, motion, lights, originality, arrangement, size of articles on display, and information portrayed to the public. These exhibits were displayed in the Central Maine Sheep Breeders Building next to the sheep show ring.
"The Taste of Maine" Maybe you think you know what lamb tastes like…Thursday evening Ivanhoe Farms sponsored a lamb meat tasting. In spite of the rain we had a good turn out! Several people commented that they thought it was a good idea. Some had never tried lamb before and were surprised that they liked it. You'll have to come by the sheep booth next to the sheep show ring next year for a free sample. See you there!