Q. As a California Mid-Winter Fair Heritage Foundation member and sponsor, I am very upset and I want questions answered. I purchase animals every year at auction, and I want to know why they cheated these children with through Junior Livestock Grading Show (held Feb. 25-28).

Let me start with this: EVERY YEAR I donate to the Heritage Foundation, well into the four figures, and with the auction, into the five figures. They take my donations, and tax the hell out of the exhibitors. This year, we did not have an auction (which is a completely different issue, as every county fair has had at least an online auction), but they are “kindly” paying the 4-H’rs for their animals.

DEAR PROBE : Was the grading show fair to the kids?

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