Poor farming season leaves less money for 4-H projects

BERRIEN CO., Mich. -- The poor farming season might take a bit of money from 4-H Fair participants' pockets.

The Berrien County Youth Fair held their large livestock auction on Friday in Berrien Springs, and the going rate was a bit cheaper than usual.

The fair president told us on Friday that it's been a tough year for farmers so there is not as mcuh money thrown around for 4-H projects, but he said that area farmers are very supportive and always make sure each kid gets something for their hard work.

"There'll be a couple of groups that get really charged up and make sure that last kid doesn't really suffer much," said Bruce Foster.

Hundreds of animals sold on Friday. The hot seller was pigs with about 200 sold.

If you still want to check out all the animals, the youth fair runs through Sunday.

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