Fair season begins in September with the New Mexico State Fair. Youth from New Mexico and Grant County take their best exhibits to compete with other youth from around the state. Here is how the 4-H members from Grant County did at the State Fair, September 5-15, 2019:

Ketch Bays- Champion Angus steer
Lizzy McDonald-2nd Place Junior Self-Determined Quilted Exhibit and Record Form
Kayleigh Massengill-3rd Place Novice Keychain
Joseph Massengill-2nd Place Junior Keychain

Next, was the Grant County Fair, held September 18-22, 2019:

Ketch Bays-Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Steer
Ketch Bays-Grand Champion County Bred Steer
Tanner Frost-Reserve Champion County Bred Steer
Davis Atwater-Grand Champion Heifer
Davis Atwater-Senior Steer Showmanship
Kash Albrect-Junior Steer Showmanship
Faith Wenzel- Grand Champion Lamb
Kaleigh Wenzel- Reserve Champion Lamb
Lexi Vermillion-Senior Lamb Showmanship
Faith Wenzel-Junior Lamb Showmanship
Martina Warren-Novice Lamb Showmanship
Kolby Taylor- Grand Champion Pig
Kolby Taylor-Senior Swine Showmanship
Koda Fell-Junior Swine Showmanship
Lane Frost-Novice Swine Showmanship
Lathen Massengill-Grand Champion Gilt
Zeke O’Loughlin-Reserve Champion Gilt
Tucker Gatlin- Grand Champion Goat
Kaleb Newman- Reserve Champion Goat
Alyssa Newman-Senior Goat Showmanship
Tucker Gatlin-Junior Goat Showmanship
Davis Atwater-Senior Heifer Showmanship
Lexi Vermillion-All Around Showmanship Champion
Kolby Taylor-Reserve Champion All Around Showmanship
Kaylee Ann Hutchenson-Grand Champion Rabbit
Riley Pierpont-Reserve Champion Rabbit
Charley Finch-Grand Champion Meat Pen
Edyn Comyford-Rabbit Showmanship
Ashtyn Donaldson-Grand Champion Poultry
Kaleb Newman-Clean Barn Award (Beef)
Weston Fell-Clean Barn Award (Lamb)
Cale Golden-Clean Barn Award (Swine)
Kaleb Newman-Clean Barn Award (Goat)
Julian Garcia- Clean Barn Award (Rabbit)
Kolby Taylor-Top Ag Youth Award
Ketch Bays-Senior Livestock Judging Champion
Sarah Gardner-Junior Livestock Judging Champion
Kayleigh Massengill-Novice Livestock Judging Champion
Josh Agnew-Senior 4-H Indoor Exhibitor
Kathryn Woodward-Junior 4-H Indoor Exhibitor
Zeke O’Loughlin- Novice 4-H Indoor Exhibitor

Southern New Mexico State Fair was held September 25-29, 2019 and Grant County 4-H members did extremely well!

Southern NM State Fair Results:
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb- Lexi Vermillion
Reserve Grand Champion Pig- Kolby Taylor
Grand Champion Steer-Megan Miller
Caitlin Brabson-Best in Show Open Rabbit Show
Davis Atwater-Senior Swine Showmanship Champion
Tanna Goar-Senior Livestock Judging Champion

Eastern NM State Fair concluded in the fair season and was held September 30-October 5, 2019.
Davis Atwater-3rd Place Heifer

“It has been an incredible year for Grant County 4-H members. We are extremely proud of the youths and their families” Grant County 4-H Agent Jessica Swapp said.

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