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4-H entrepreneurs showcase products

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CLEAN SALE: Missouri 4-H members will be selling handmade soap from goat’s milk at the Missouri State Fair as part of the Show-Me 4-H Wares project.
Head to the Mo-Ag Theatre to buy items from 4-H youth at this year’s Missouri State Fair.

From goat soap to cattle semen, Missouri 4-H youth will be selling items at this year’s Missouri State Fair.

Samantha Brandeberry, a University of Missouri Extension state 4-H educator, says that 4-H members will have items on display during the Missouri State Fair. Fairgoers can buy the items at Mizzou Central in the Mo-Ag Theatre from Aug. 12-22.

Through the Show-Me 4-H Wares program, youth are encouraged to start and run their own business with skills learned through 4-H projects, Brandeberry says. “The products offered by each business showcase the diversity of 4-H projects and how they translate to tangible career paths in entrepreneurship,” she adds.

This year, the Show-Me 4-H Wares booth will showcase artwork, goat’s milk soap, dog treats, and even registered Simmental cattle semen and embryos.

Developing business skills

Brandeberry says participating in the sales booth requires a lot of time and thought on the part of each youth.

“While Show-Me 4-H Wares exhibitors will learn a lot about interacting with customers and sales tax during the fair, they will have put hours of work into creating a business concept, preparing the product itself and designing promotional materials before they ever step foot on the fairgrounds,” she says.

Exhibitors expect to engage with fairgoers during their time at the booth. The opportunity to share their projects makes the hours of work feel more worthwhile, Brandeberry adds.

“The 4-H’ers love it when people stop by and ask questions,” she notes. “Some make purchases, but the interest and opportunity to talk about their business makes a big impact.”

The Show-Me 4-H Wares booth will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Mizzou Central in the Mo-Ag Theatre. For more details, visit the Show-Me 4-H Wares website.

Sale schedule at Missouri State Fair

Visit these youth-owned businesses in Mizzou Central at the Show-Me 4-H Wares booth, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Missouri State Fair:

Aug. 12. Best by Farr, quality art and woodworking items

Aug. 13. Riverbend Soaps, handmade organic cold-processed goat’s milk soap, lip balm and body butter

Aug. 13. Liz’s Homemade Applebutter, homemade apple butter made with Missouri-grown apples

Aug. 14. Cassidy’s Creations, crochet garments and goat milk soaps and lotions

Aug. 15. Goat Milk Soap, handmade cold-processed goat’s milk soap

Aug. 16. Shaye’s Custom Creations, handcrafted faux leather earrings

Aug. 17. DRiPS CO Design, silk-screened shirts

Aug. 17. Pawsitively Pup-a-licious, variety of human-grade dog treats

Aug. 18. Rerings: Recycled Earrings, earrings made from recycled plastic

Aug. 19. Wagging Tails Treats, homemade dog treats and cat toys

Aug. 20. Resin by Alex, epoxy resin art

Aug. 20. Addison’s Bath Bombs, fizzy bath bombs

Aug. 21. Tank to Table, registered Simmental cattle semen and embryos, and farm-fresh beef

Aug. 22. Chair Envy, hand-painted metal chairs

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