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“Ag is the No. 1 in­dus­try in Walker County and in the state of Ge­or­gia,” he said.

LHS’s ag teacher said it is some­times easy to for­get how pop­u­lar ag-re­lated projects are in lo­cal schools, even as the area be­comes less ru­ral and more of a bed­room community for nearby cities and in­dus­tries.

“Sev­eral of those show­ing at the fes­ti­val keep their goats at school dur­ing the show sea­son,” Gard­ner said. “A lot of the kids don’t live on the farm — they live in the city.”

The teach­ers agreed that rais­ing live­stock helps young­sters build con­fi­dence, learn re­spon­si­bil­ity and gives ev­ery child an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in an ac­tiv­ity that aims to serve in­di­vid­u­als and groups.

The fes­ti­val on Satur­day lets them proudly show the re­sult of their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion.

“This will, in some ways, re­call the county fairs of the past,” For­rester said..

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