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Not just for farm kids

Date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014

Some youth exhibitors don’t have dairy backgrounds but still walk away with life lessons.

By Abby Bauer, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

New Mexico boasts the largest average herd size in the nation (2,307 cows per farm in 2013), so dairy is no stranger to the state. However, a smaller number of large farms means that traditional “farm kids”, ones that grow up living and working on their family’s farm, are fewer and farther between.

This distance from the farm does not prevent some youth from participating in the dairy project. At the New Mexico State Fair last week, a small but vibrant dairy show took place.

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