2019 55¢ State and County Fairs: Girl Holding Chicken
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: July 25, 2019
First Day City:
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 40,000,000
One of the main events of any state or county fair is animal showing. Owners bring the best of the best of their horses, cows, pigs, and other animals to compete for the coveted blue ribbon. An organization that hosts many of these competitions is 4-H.
4-H is a worldwide organization for youth that encourages young people to reach their potential as well as go outside their comfort zone. 4-H is all about learning through experience and living up to their motto: "To make the best better." As of 2019, 4-H had more than six million members in over 50 countries.
When young people join their local 4-H club, they have lots of different programs to choose from, but the most popular is plant and animal science. In this program, young people learn about agriculture, veterinary science, biotechnology, forestry, adn raising and training animals. It is this last activity that brings many 4-H members to state and county fairs.
There are plenty of fun activities to do at fairs, but for 4-H members, it is all about showing off their skills in competition. Who will ahve the best-behaved chicken or finest-looking pig? In the end, victory is sweet, but the thrill of working hard and achieving a goal is the greatest prize of all.