When you take in the exhibits at the 4-H fair next week, consider this: The animal shows and traditional cooking and sewing projects are still around, but the best ideas from popular websites and the best photos are on display too.
Generations of families have grown up spending decades showing sheep, cattle and horses at the Johnson County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. Their children will do the same.
The fair kicks off Sunday, and nearly 4,000 projects from more than 1,000 4-H kids countywide will be on display in exhibition halls at the fairgrounds. Leaders are starting to see a shift in the types of projects children are interested in.