Many county fairs are finding creative ways to allow kids to show livestock this summer.
Raising animals and show­ing them at their local fair for so many young people around Iowa is a rite of summer, like ice cream or time away from school. 

While the COVID-19 outbreak has brought changes to how 4-H and FFA projects are presented and judged, the fundamentals of high quality animal care and hands-on learning experience continue throughout the year.

Debbie Nistler, Iowa 4-H program director at Iowa State Uni­­versity Extension and Outreach, said local 4-H clubs and county fairs are working to provide youth a “culmination...