Southern Boone youth have scored well after the first two days of competition at this year’s Boone County Fair in Sturgeon.
Ashland’s Allyssa Johnson was named Boone County Fair Queen on Tuesday and on Wednesday, the first evening of FFA judging, Riley Tade was honored as Grand Champion in the Meat Market Goats competition.
Ashland FFA participants competed in goat and sheep judging on Wednesday and will compete in cattle competitions on Thursday.
While the heat will be a factor to deal with all week, Boone County Fair board members say they are pleased with the first nights of the fair – for its first time in Sturgeon. FFA member’s parents noted that the Fair Board had utilized tents in the penning area to keep the animals as cool as possible.
“It would be just as hot if we were in Columbia at the fairgrounds,” said Rebekah Hammett. “They have done a good job with the space they have.”
The annual Boone County Fair Ham Breakfast will be held Saturday morning at 8 a.m. at Peachtree Catering in Columbia.