Chance Griffith is one of many 4-H students showing off his cattle at this year's Page Valley Fair. "It ain't the easiest thing to do," says Griffith. "It’s kinda hard. Sometimes the steer don't cooperate, don't eat, cause it's nervous."
That challenge is something Griffith says he's happy to take on. "I'd rather do this than go to school," says Griffith.
This year, Griffith is in luck. So many kids are taking part in the fair, school officials are starting classes a week late. "We have 150 kids in the school system that participate in the 4-H program," says School Board member Larry Foltz. "The kids came and showed and interest, and the schools compromised."
Kids here say they feel like they're already back in school. These animals are teaching them important life lessons like responsibility and patience.