I am looking forward to attending the New York State Fair again this year. I will be up in Syracuse on Tuesday, August 31st to watch the State Supreme Champion Beef Female Show. I will then be judging the steer show the following day. If you are up in Syracuse on those days please come by and say hello. If you can’t make it, I will be tweeting from @CariRincker with a #NYStateFair hashtag.
I am a strong supporter of 4-H and similar youth programs. New York is not alone in funding cuts — which is why it is as important now as it has ever been to support our 4-H programs around the country. The lessons that are learned through agriculture youth programs such as 4-H are invaluable. I am a firm believer that hard work teaches our kids to be good people.