At this year's 2012 edition of the Mississippi State Fair we had six 4-H'ers from Neshoba County to exhibit 19 head of beef and dairy cattle.

This was the 153rd year the Mississippi State Fair has been held.

Chandler Fortenberry exhibited five head of beef cattle.

This year he exhibited a lightweight European Cross steer and placed seventh in his class.

In the Beef Breeding show Chandler placed second with his senior yearling Charolais heifer.

In the Angus Show Chandler placed sixth with his early junior heifer calf.

He also placed third and fourth with his summer yearling heifers.

Five Neshoba County 4-H'ers exhibited Jersey cattle in both the Open and Junior Dairy Cattle shows.

In the Open Show Logan Nowell placed fourth and Hunter Beason placed fifth with their winter heifer calves.

In the fall heifer calf class Micaela Beason placed second, Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell placed fourth and Cole Beason placed sixth.

In the summer yearling heifer class Hunter Beason placed tenth.

In the spring yearling heifer class Hunter Beason placed fifth, Cole Beason placed seventh and Micaela Beason placed tenth.

In the junior 2 year old class Hunter Beason placed sixth and Cole Beason exhibited the ninth and tenth place entries.

In the 3 year old cow class Micaela Beason exhibited both the fifth and seventh place entries.

In the Junior Dairy Cattle Show they started with showmanship.

In the 8-9 year old showmanship class Hunter Beason placed third and Logan Nowell placed seventh.

In the 10-11 year old showmanship class Micaela Beason placed second and Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell placed seventh.

In the 14-15 year old showmanship Cole Beason placed first.

Our Neshoba County 4-H'ers showed all Jerseys.

In the winter heifer calf class Hunter Beason placed seventh and Logan Nowell placed eighth.

In the fall heifer calf class Micaela Beason placed fourth, Cole Beason placed fifth and Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell placed tenth.

In the summer yearling heifer class Hunter Beason placed fifth.

In the spring yearling heifer class Micaela Beason placed second, Cole Beason placed third and Hunter Beason placed fourth.

In the junior 2 year old class Hunter Beason placed first and Cole Beason placed fourth and fifth with his two entries.

In the 3 year old cow class Micaela Beason exhibited the third and fourth place entries.

Hunter Beason's junior 2 year old first place entry was later named the Reserve Senior Jersey Champion and then the Reserve Grand Jersey Champion.

Neshoba County placed first in the County Herd Competition.

Neshoba County also placed first in the Herdsman Award Competition also called the Clean Aisle Award.

In the Pretty Cow Competition Micaela Beason and Helen Beason placed fifth.

Hunter Beason placed eighth.

Congratulations to each of these 4-H'ers. I encourage family and friends to also congratulate them for their hard work.

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Nov. 8 - Neshoba County Cattleman's Association Meeting, 6 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

• Nov. 13 - Wildlife Jamboree, Doors to Coliseum Open at 4 p.m., Youth Activities Including Air Rifle and Archery Competition beginning at 3:30 p.m.

• Nov. 14 - Leadership Neshoba, 8 a.m., Community Development Partnership Depot.

• Nov. 14 - County 4-H Council, 3:30 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

• Nov. 15 - Animal Science Club Meeting, 6 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

Until next week, get into 4-H!