Hometown Farmer - 4 - H at the fair

Hometown Farmer - 4 - H at the Woodbury County Fair

The Woodbury County Fair is going on through August 6th, 2017, in Moville, IA.

The animals you see on display are a big part of the fair experience.

With the fair going on, Dillon Weaver's pretty busy.

You might see him grooming cattle for a cause, or you might see him walking around the yard with a steer.

His name is Melvin.

At 1,360 lbs, this'll be his first show.

Dillon's in 4-H.

He's been working with Melvin since September, and he's had a history of winning in the nine years he's been showing cattle.

"My first year, in 2009, I won champion reserve, so I made a little history," said Dillon. "They couldn't remember the last time that was done."

If you want to get in on the fun at the fair, stop by the "Bonus Auction."

That happens Saturday morning, and what you spend there goes to a good cause, like Dillon and Melvin.

"It's a good way for people to get out and help support us 4-H'ers," said Dillon. "It's not cheap feeding these big steers, it's always a chore getting them fed and paying for the feed bill and all that stuff."

If you're young, even if showing animals isn't your thing, Dillon says there's plenty to keep you busy in 4-H.

"4-H is basically just unlimited opportunities, whatever you want to make of it," said Dillon.

This is Dillon's last year showing animals as part of 4-H.

He's going to Iowa State in the fall to eventually study veterinary medicine.

For a full fair schedule, please visit: woodburycountyfair.com.

If you think of a farmer that might be great on "Proud to be a Hometown Farmer," please email Jake at: jheller@siouxlandnews.com.

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