Springfieldâ€”Survival of the fittest is one way to describe the Master Showmanship Contest held on Aug. 11 at the Illinois State Fair.
Throughout the course of the event, each exhibitor showed three different species: cattle, sheep and swine. Fifty-two participants come from different counties and had previously qualified at their home countyâ€™s fair.
The second-place title went to Buddy Haas of Elburn.
Photo: Buddy Haas (left) from Elburn gathers with first-place winner Jacob Mohr of Carlock, Ill., and third-place winner Ethan Hanold from Brighton, Ill. along with Tom Jennings, the Illinois Director of Agriculture. Courtesy Photo