6 local high school principals join county fair activities in celebrity goat-milking contest

Local high school students can see their principal get hands-on at the Johnson County 4-H and Agricultural Fair.

All six principals of local public high schools will participate in a celebrity goat-milking contest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the indoor arena on the fairgrounds.

Hannah Goeb of the Johnson County 4-H Goat Club tells you what you need to know.

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» How many people can attend?

The event has no attendance limit. It will be held in the Indoor Arena at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. We are encouraging students, parents and community members to all attend and cheer on their school.

» How will the event work?

Each principal will be paired up with a 4-H member and their goat. The 4-H member will coach the principal through the milking process. Each principal will have 10 minutes to milk as much as they can out of their goat. When the 10 minutes is up, each principal’s milk will be weighed and the individual with the most will receive the 2017 Champion Goat Milker title.

» How did you get the idea for the event?

The Johnson County 4-H Goat Club was looking for ways to promote goats during the fair. We thought it was a great way to engage and educate the public on the goat industry. Last year was our first year, and we had news personalities from (local television stations). We thought this year by inviting the principals we could get more youth involved in the event.

» How much does the event cost?

There is no cost to attend.

» What do you want contestants to get from this event?

Our hope is to connect principals with 4-H members in their schools and educate them on agriculture and the dairy goat industry.

» What do you want audience members to get from the event?

Throughout the event, information and facts about dairy goats will be provided to the public. We hope that the audience will have a new appreciation for the dairy goat industry and also be entertained while cheering on their school!

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Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mkritsch@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2770.