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Louisa County Ag Fair 2013
August 1 - August 3 2013
Welcome to the Louisa County Agricultural Fair website.
With an ever growing population in Louisa County, we strive to continue with the traditions of a truly agricultural fair. You will not find rides and amusements, but instead, pure country fun. Come and enjoy FFA barbeque, live bands, 4-H projects and much more.
Setup day for the fair will be July 30th. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact the President of the fair. Contact information can be found on the contacts page. This is a great community service effort.
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2012 Fair Honorees
Dr. Deborah Pettit
The main goal of the Louisa County Agricultural Fair is education, so it is with great pleasure that the fair board has chosen Dr. Deborah Pettit as a 2012 Fair Honoree. A Louisa native, Dr. Pettt was appointed Louisa County Public Schools Superintendant in 2007. Her vision and expansive educational experience have significantly advanced our schools.
Throughout the continuing ordeal of the 2011 earthquake, Dr. Pettit has represented Louisa County with the highest level of professionalism and efficiency. At each turn of increasing building damage and additional safety procedures, she has been the face of calm acceptance and practical solutions to Louisa students, school employess, and the general public.
It is in appreciation for her many years of support for the Ag Fair by personal attendance and booth participation, and for her modeling of "we may shake and rattle, but we will continue to grow" that we honor Dr. Deborah Pettit.
Kean Farms (James Kean and Dr. Kate Hussman and Family)
The Kean Family of Roseneath Farm has been actively involved in agriculture in Louisa County for many years. The farm was started in the early 1900's by the family of Franklin Kean. Franklin and Helen Kean worked very hard to preserve and expand the farm with the help of their son, James. Today James, Kate, Brian, and John work together, with the help of B.E. Perkins, to manage a 250 beef cow operation in the Ellisville community. The farm also produces small grains, hay and straw.
James serves the agricultural community not only in Louisa, but also in surrounding couties. He serves on the Louisa Farm Bureau Board of Directors, as the Director on the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District Board, the Orange Madison Cooperative Board of Directors and the Central Virginia Cattleman's Association Board of Directors. James was awarded the Commercial Cattleman of the Year Award in 2012 by the Virginia Cattlemen's Association.
Dr. Kate Hussman serves the agricultural community of central Virginia by providing producers her services as a skilled production animal veterinarian. She opened Louisa Veterinary Service in 1990, giving local farms a valuable resource for animal health care and management. Dr. Hussman has always made herself abailable to the Fair by doing the health checks for animals coming to the fair and helping care for the animals while they are there.
Brian, a graduate of the Governor's School at Louisa County High School, now attends the College of William & Mary. John, a recent graduate of Tandem Friends School, will also be attending the College of William & Mary in the fall. Both Brian and John have been active 4-Her's in Louisa County since their early youth and continue to help their father work the farm.
We appreciate the Kean family's service to the Louisa County Agricultural Fair, as well as to the agricultural community.