Employees’ mental health is a growing concern, further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. If a person felt loneliness, isolation, anxiety or insecurity before, Coronavirus has only amplified these feelings for many.
County and state fairs will be in full swing very soon, giving 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to show off another year of hard work. In addition to catching up with friends and competing in the show ring, fairs allow us to connect and engage with the general public.
Heartbreaking. In one word, that’s how Kamryn Kreis, 18, describes the announcement that the Ohio State Fair had been canceled for 2020. This was not how her last year of showing pigs at state fair was supposed to go.
A million thoughts raced through my mind. Are we putting our kids in danger? Is this the right decision? What will everyone think? I’ve never had those thoughts as we headed to a show before. But 2020 is different.