Employee Profile: Livestock Office Manager Summer Senter shares her love of the shows

Fuquay-Varina’s Summer Senter has been managing the N.C. State Fair Livestock Office for the past four years. Her main duties are to oversee the livestock shows and scholarship awards. Summer is happy to be deeply rooted in the livestock and agriculture community, always speaking highly of its professions. She’s made dear friends along the way and has quite an interesting story about how she wound up being a part of the State Fair family. Agriculture was not the career path Summer initially intended to follow. She attended Wake Tech Community College for Business Administration and went into banking. Summer did…

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The Vanhoy sisters have dedicated eight years of their lives to showing livestock at the N.C. State Fair

For some, anticipation for the North Carolina State Fair comes from dreaming about delicious, deep-fried food. For others, it comes from preparing an animal all year long and seeing your hard work pay off. The North Carolina State Fair is a time-honored tradition for many families in the state, and offers many opportunities to showcase the talents and skills of North Carolinians That is just what Hannah and Emma Vanhoy do every year at the beef heifer livestock competitions at the N.C. State Fair. The sisters have been showing beef heifers at the Fair for the past eight years and…

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The Making of a Nurse: How Showing Livestock Impacted a Nursing Student

Did you know that there is a huge shortage in nurses throughout the USA? According to the American Nurses Association there will be a need for 3.44 million nurses by 2022 which is a 20.2 percent increase in RNs. In other words, there will be a need for 1.13 million additional nurses. That is a staggering number, but there are those who are seeking to fill those positions. Meet Megan Lawing. She is a nursing student at Gardner-Webb University. She is also a N.C. State Fair Livestock Scholarship recipient. Megan grew up showing sheep for 15 years and showed pigs…

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