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Kern County Fair Board decide to host virtual livestock shows, rather than live

Posted at 4:43 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 21:22:09-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — In a meeting held Monday night, the Kern County Fair Board has decided to host virtual livestock shows in the wake of COVID-19.

The decision, while hard to make, was decided with the students who participate in mind. Canceling the show would devastate quite a few individuals, something the Kern County Fair Board is trying to avoid.

The virtual show would require students send in a 60-second video showcasing their animal, all required documentation still needs to be submitted by the deadline.

During a fair board meeting held earlier this month members discussed different options for those who raise animals to show. Some of those individuals who are local 4-H and National FFA students.

A show-and-go was one option board members discussed. Show-and-go means the student would bring their animal one at a time to show and then go home.