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John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed Aug 27, 2014 05:48 PM CDT

Late summer always makes me think ofmy county fair education, hard-won but invaluable lessons first secured many years ago that have thankfully never faded. In fact, I long felt sorry for city cousins denied the opportunity to run the galvanizing gauntlet of 4-H shows and carnie rides.

Such moral and intellectual superiority might have dangerously mushroomed had it not been for a trunk load of blue and white ribbons that kept my all-too-plain and half-fat steers far from the arena of statewide competition.

Just as well. By the time the tail end of August rolled around, Dad was pretty sick ...

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