We caught up with Ms. Lauren Frink, exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2020 Colorado State Fair. Learn a little more about Lauren below!
Hometown: Eaton, CO (Colorado State University)
With the uncertainty of the show season, how did you stay focused?
With the uncertainty of shows happening this summer it was hard to stay positive. However, all we could do was go to the barn everyday, and work our animals as if we knew for sure the next show was going to happen. Thankfully so many individuals worked hard to get the county and state fairs to happen, so that we could exhibit the animals we had been preparing to show all summer.
What was something new you tried this year since you were able to be home more often than normal?
Having so much time at home, my family decided to take on a new specie. For the first time I showed pigs and had a great learning experience with them.
What is your favorite show product to use?
My favorite show product is shag swag.
When I grow up I want to be….
An advocate in the agriculture industry making a difference.
Showing animals has helped me to develop……
Growing up in the livestock industry has taught me so many things, but it has helped me develop leadership skills, a hard work ethic, a knowledge of the industry, along with a network of people I can rely on.
What’s your favorite Barn Chore:
My favorite barn chore is rinsing and blowing out legs.
Who is the person you look to for advice right before you go in the ring for that last minute pep talk or pointer:
My mom and dad are always there to give me tips and words of encouragement before I walk in the ring!
Favorite Celebration Restaurant after a good day at the show:
My whole family is always right there all giving me pointers and cheering me on.
Favorite Song or Singer:
Record Year-Eric Church