Little Squirts Dairy Show gets kids interested in agriculture

More than 60 kids under 8-years-old participated

Some of the area’s youngest farmers are taking part in a Midwest tradition.

More than 60 competitors under the age of eight took part in the 17th annual “Little Squirts Dairy Show” Friday morning. They got a chance to show off their best looking baby calf in front of friends and family.

Judges say it’s a great way to get kids interested in agriculture and farming.

“The come out here and they borrow animals that are actually shown in the dairy show today and just lead them through, there’s always parents right next to them helping them out because some of the kids are 3 years old and the animals are 3 times the size, so it’s just a great opportunity,” said the 2015 Interstate Fairest of the Fair Kaytlyn Larson.

All of the kids walked away with a ribbon after the event.