A group of tri-state kids got a chance Wednesday to show off their farm skills and their farm animals.
The McDonough County 4-H Fair and Junior Show kicked off this week in Macomb with kids as young as 6 years old all the way to 18 years old taking part in the events.
The 4-H'ers showcased their animals including goats, cows, swine, sheep and chickens.
Some of the kids say being a part of 4-H teaches them responsibility and also gives them a chance to be with other kids with similar interests.
"You're like a leader of your community and your name is out there and it's easier to get into organizations through your school," said Alex Creasey a member of the McDonough County 4H Group.
"Meet friends and have fun and hang out, be able to talk to people you haven't seen in a while and meet new friends," said Haley Davison a member of the McDonough County 4H Group.
The 4-H show continues until Friday at the 4-H fair grounds, with the Cow show Thursday at 8AM and the Horse show Friday at 9AM.
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