Hernando County Fairground

Show, Sell, & Teach Kids About Farming

If we want to keep eating and being clothed, we need to keep teaching youth about agriculture.  Raising and showing livestock at county, district, and state fairs is a long tradition of 4-H and FFA, but it is not just about ribbons and prizes.  It is about the future of farming, developing an understanding of herd management, record keeping, feed conversion, and understanding where our food comes from.  Those youth taking on these projects take on a multitude of challenges with the idea they will learn more by doing.

Candy Cane Acres

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Tristian, Jaelyn, Ayden and Austin gather around Santa at Candy Cane Acres

BROOKSVILLE- At the Hernando County Fairgrounds, the Fourth Annual Candy Cane Acres began on November 27th and runs through December 17th. Alicia Stanina along with her sister and friends were debating which holiday event to take their kids to last weekend. “This is something simple for the kids,” Stanina said. With the kids gathered around Santa, smiles and laughter ensured them this was the best event for them to attend.