• 4-H Goat Showmanship
  • Thanks given to the fair volunteers

    “Many hands make light work.” This statement was said many times the week prior to the fair and the week of the fair.

    Thank you to the students from Carroll County Schools that helped clean and get the Exhibit Hall ready for items to be entered.

    Thank you to, Grover Crawford, Pat Kindoll, and Martha Moorman for their help taking entries for open class.

    Thank you to Marie Van Diver for organizing and displaying 4-H and open class entries.

  • 4-H/open livestock shows set recent high participation numbers

    A successful 4-H/Open Livestock Show at the Carroll 2016 County Fair is officially in the books!

    This year’s shows included poultry, rabbit, beef, swine, dog, horse, meat and dairy goat, sheep, and beef. All of our exhibitors increased in the shows, and it has been awesome to see the show participation grow each year. This was also the first year in a long time that we have had Carroll County 4-H’ers and Cloverbuds in every species. Way to go!

    I would like to take the time to thank the following volunteers that helped us this year:

  • Damp conditions may bring temporary home invaders

    Several insects reliably appear in force following a series of spring rains, like we have experienced this year. For the most part, they are short-lived, so control measures are rarely needed. Here are a few that we may come across:


    Many species of non-biting gnats develop in moist decaying organic matter, temporary mud pools, and ponds. Hordes of adults can emerge suddenly. While they resemble mosquitoes, they lack the long beak of the closely-related blood feeders.

  • Health benefits of walking

    “The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” –Charles Dickens

    Did you know that walking is the most popular physical activity among adults? This may be because it is so easy to do. Perhaps it is because there is no special equipment that is needed. Maybe it is because you can do it almost anywhere. Regardless of why it is the favorite, there are certainly many reasons why it is a good idea to walk.

  • 4-H’ers make county fair entries during project days

    4-H members have really been busy gearing up for the Carroll County Fair.  So many projects have been completed by the members for entry.  Please visit the exhibit building at the fair to see what the youth of Carroll County are learning.

  • Lightning strikes can be deadly, seek cover

    Weather patterns are becoming more active, and storms thrive with the moisture and rapidly rising warm air that is very common during the transition to warmer seasons.

    Stormy conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and, possibly, while they are inside a building.

  • Tips for Insect Repellent Use
  • Families on the Move
  • County fair entry deadlines and livestock show information

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits.  Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles, and horticulture.  Carroll County Fair catalogs are available the Extension Office.