Fun at the Fair

Fun at the Fair

Aug 14
Kathryn Martensen, Assistant Dean and Director of Advising
  

Yesterday, I attended Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair. It was the first time in 20-plus years I’ve been to the State Fair, and It. Was. Awesome!!! Highlights of my day included: milking a cow, petting a bunny in the FFA barn, meeting Senator Mike Frerichs, having my picture taken with the reigning Miss Illinois County Fair Queen (and ACES Alum) Amelia Martens, tasting wine with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association, viewing the famous Butter Cow, meeting several of our incoming students looking quite impressive in their various leadership regalia, viewing newborn piglets, meeting lots of ACES alums, checking out the horses and gear involved in a top-award winning harness racing team, and eating a delicious elephant ear and some fried cheese curds. The State Fair is incredible!

Kathy Martensen, Amelia Martens and Holly Herrerra
Assistant Dean Kathy Martensen (left), Amelia Martens (center) and Holly Herrera (right) catch up during Agriculture Day at the 2013 Illinois State Fair.