Employees’ mental health is a growing concern, further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. If a person felt loneliness, isolation, anxiety or insecurity before, Coronavirus has only amplified these feelings for many.
A million thoughts raced through my mind. Are we putting our kids in danger? Is this the right decision? What will everyone think? I’ve never had those thoughts as we headed to a show before. But 2020 is different.
Heartbreaking. In one word, that’s how Kamryn Kreis, 18, describes the announcement that the Ohio State Fair had been canceled for 2020. This was not how her last year of showing pigs at state fair was supposed to go.
One lesson COVID-19 has taught our country is agriculture is essential. “We can't replace people getting up and doing the chores," says Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.
The North American International Livestock Exposition announced they will have a show, but for participants only. Here's one exhibitor's perspective on the largest all-breed, purebred livestock event in the world.