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Grand Opening of Georgia National Fair & Ribbon Cutting of Georgia Grown Baby Barn


Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

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Press Release
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Office of Communications

ADVISORY:    Grand Opening of Georgia National Fair & Ribbon Cutting of Georgia Grown Baby Barn

Who: Honorable Nathan Deal -- Governor of Georgia
Gary W. Black -- Georgia Agriculture Commissioner
Stephen Shimp -- Executive Director, Georgia National Fairgrounds Agricenter
Foster Rhodes --“ Vice Chair, Georgia National Fair Authority
What: Official opening ceremony of the 2018 Georgia National Fair and ribbon cutting of the Georgia Grown Baby Barn birthing center, an annex to the current Georgia Grown building at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, Georgia
McGill Service Gate - (North Gate Location)
Contact: Julie McPeake, GDA Communications     404-831-3072
Keaton Walker, GNF Marketing       229-921-6944


Background: The 2018 Georgia National Fair will showcase one of its newest attractions with the ribbon cutting of the Georgia Grown Baby Barn, a live birthing center and nursery for farm animals. This one-of-a-kind agricultural education exhibit is designed to promote familiarity with Georgia's animal agricultural industry by showcasing live births of cattle. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to see 11 dairy calves born, one birth for each day of the fair. Newborn piglets will also be on display.


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