Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair

Churchill County has recently started a Young Farmer & Ranchers (YF&R) chapter that generated great buzz at the Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair in Fallon, Nevada.


“Getting people involved and interested in agriculture in a fun new way is what we are trying to achieve in hopes of expanding Churchill County YF&R,” said Casey Pomeroy a Churchill County YF&R member.


As part of the Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair the Churchill County YF&R put together a Goat Milking Contest and Baby Goat Yoga. 


The Goat Milking Contest was a great success and brought people throughout the community together in a fun and interactive way. Participants included Scott Winters the Churchill County High School Principal, Carl Erquiaga County Commissioner, Ben Trotter Sheriff and Jim Barbee Churchill County Manager just to name a few.


Besides the Goat Milking Contest Churchill County YF&R also put together Baby Goat Yoga. News of Baby Goat Yoga quickly spread, and it became a main event at the Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair. All three Baby Goat Yoga sessions had a great turnout with over 70 participants coming out in total.

Churchill County YF&R thanks KAIA FIT Fallon and Cheryl Thompson From OneLove Yoga for providing yoga instruction and mats. A big thank you also goes to Fagundes Dairy for providing the baby goats.


Before the Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair officially started students were bussed in to explore the variety of animals and other educational exhibits. Both Churchill County Farm Bureau and Churchill County YF&R participated in facilitating this Ag in the Classroom event.


Students were able to get up close and personal with a variety of different horses, goats, pigs, rabbits, sheep and donkeys. Moolisa, the Nevada Department of Agriculture dairy cow was also in attendance for students to get the experience of milking a cow. Some of the other educational exhibits included: beef byproducts and Nevada Department of Agriculture showcasing insects and vegetables.


The Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair was a great way for Churchill County YF&R to become known in the community and create interest for future YF&R members.

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