Former animal exhibitor stays active in fairs

A Wisconsin woman has found a way to stay involved with the state fair long after her days in the show ring.  “Alyssa” tells Brownfield she loved the experience she had showing hogs through 4H. “Obviously coming to the fair and enjoying the fair, and not just being a fairgoer but being an exhibitor, getting to talk to people, educate people too as far as agriculture.”

Alyssa’s fair showing days ended in 2009, but the family tradition continues. “I have a daughter. This is actually her very first year of showing hogs at the county fair, at Ozaukee County. It’s going at the same time, so, unfortunately, she can’t participate at the state fair but she’s enjoying her county fair experience.”

Alyssa’s job means she will be at both the state fair and the county fair. “This year, I am a reserve officer through state fair in their mounted patrol unit, so I’m one of the officers that ride on the horses and patrols around and helps the fairgoers.”

And because Alyssa is an officer, Brownfield cannot reveal her last name for security reasons. (Chief’s orders!)

Alyssa from the Wisconsin State Fair mounted patrol discusses showing animals and her new way to stay involved in the fair.

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