FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The 6th Annual Franklin County Agriculture Fair is in full swing in Rocky Mount, Virginia. The event kicked off on Thursday, September 18th and will go until September 21st.
Franklin County is well-known for its prominent agricultural history and tradition. There are many involved in the fair who are dedicated to keeping that agricultural legacy alive and thriving.
Two of which are Hayley and Emma Montgomery. The 16-year-old twins are the daughters of a 7th generation dairy farmer.
The young women’s schedules may differ from what one would consider a typical teenager’s agenda. The young women take pride in investing time and effort into their family’s dairy business. Between their complex math courses, they are feeding chickens, milking cows, fitting in volleyball games, and occasionally catching a cow on the loose as they head to church.
When I asked the girls about life on the dairy farm, Hayley warmly said, “We have the opportunity to keep the farm going and pass it on to generations to come.”
The young women explained that although Franklin County has been a top producer of dairy in Virginia, the number of dairy farms has decreased.
In addition to their goal to keep the farm prospering, they aspire to educate others about dairy cows and their family business by participating in the Franklin County Agricultural Fair.
The fair has many components, from a multitude of entertainment to competitive educational exhibits, demonstrations, and animal shows.
The Montgomery girls will be participating in the Agrizoo in the Franklin County Agricultural Fair.
For more information on the Franklin County Fair click here.