‘Really cute’

Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show continues today at NU Civic Center

Staff photo by Fritz Busch New Ulm FFA members from left, Rachel Wiethoff and Natalie Frederickson hold week-old meat goats “Moe and Larry” at the Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show at the New Ulm Civic Center Friday. The show continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

NEW ULM — Dozens of company booths and displays drew a good-sized crowd to the 42nd Annual Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show at the New Ulm Civic Center Friday.

Bleats from new-born meat goats could be heard above conservation at the event that continues Saturday.

New Ulm FFA members Rachel Wiethoff and Natalie Frederickson held week-old goats “Moe” and “Larry” in a pen.

Goat owner Greta Bailey said the goats were among triplets recently born. She kept the third newborn goat, “Curly” at home with its mother.

Bailey talked about her goats.

“They’re really cute and they like people. It’s easy to pick them up and hold them. Usually they stay pretty calm,” Bailey said.

“I kept Curly at home with its mom because he is her favorite baby. I like goats because of their personality and behavior,” added Bailey.

A Milford 4-H club member, Bailey also raises rabbits and ducks and shows rabbits and goats at the Brown County Fair. Her siblings show rabbits and ducks at the fair.

All three girls said they are interested in farming as a career and enjoy farm work. Wiethoff said she is also interested in mechanics.

They also have many other interests. Bailey plays volleyball, hockey and softball. Frederickson plays volleyball and softball. Wiethoff plays volleyball, softball and participates in figure skating.

Frederickson said her goats and cats are her favorite animals. Wiethoff said a beef calf is her favorite animal.

“I like FFA for all the opportunities you get with lots of contests,” said Frederickson.

The farm show continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A town hall meeting with elected officials Sen. Nick Frentz, D-Mankato, Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska; and Rep. Jeff Brand D-St. Peter is scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the New Ulm Civic Center second floor classroom.

Company booths and displays fill the south arena at the Civic Center. Attendees visit with exhibitors, learn about new products and services and register for drawings for kids and adult items.

Door prizes include fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors and a rolling, three-piece tool box.

Winners need not be present to win but will be asked to pick up prizes at local businesses.

A food stand in the Civic Center entryway serves pizza, pulled pork, hot dogs, cookies and beverages.

Show proceeds help the Farm-City Hub Club support agricultural education for area youth through scholarships and FFA and 4-H leadership programs.


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