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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 AM

BY NANCY SPENCER

Herald Editor

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LIMA — Megan Joseph has a way with goats. Allen County goats that is. The eight-year 4-H veteran took Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Born and Raised at the fair this year.

Joseph, the daughter of Kim and Norm Elwer, said showing goats came naturally.

 

“The project is something that just clicks with me,” she said. “I love the knowledge I’ve learned from them and the size is perfect for me. I absolutely love competing and seeing how far my animal has come.”

 

While taking home serious hardware and cleaning up in the Born and Raised category is satisfying, Joseph said the long haul is also important.

“It’s not about winning and losing it all; I’ve had my fair share of losses and wins,” she said. “I’ve learned it’s about taking all the experience over the years and putting it toward the next year’s project.”

The Junior Fair Board member is in the Allen County Does and Kids 4-H Club and gives credit where credit is due.

“My leader, Karinda Miller, is an amazing woman and runs a very organized club,” Joseph said. “Our club is thorough and even exhibitors with projects other than goats receive individual treatment in order to help them prepare for the fair.”

Megan JosephJoseph enjoys passing on her experience as well.

“I’ve learned to share my experiences with those younger than me so I can help them in the best way possible,” she added. “I love being an example for the youth and sharing with them.”

When she’s not hanging around the goat barns, Joseph can be found munching on fair food.

“The food! That’s my favorite part of the fair,” she said with a laugh. “Being a runner, I love all the fair food.”

Joseph was also in the Allen County K-9 Dog Club for seven years.

Last Updated on Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:15 AM
 

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