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Diversity is a big part of the State Fair.

From High Tech and cutting edge to old school and down home.

I was invited out to the Goat Barn this afternoon to get some hands on experience with a old-school chore that has been quite a success for one young lady from the Stanley area.

(Tera Lynn Brandt, 4-H Competitor, Stanley) "We're milking a goat."

11 year old Tera Lynn Brandt already has her ribbons on the wall behind the pen but the work at the fair doesn't stop because the show competition is over.

(Tera Lynn Brandt, 4-H Competitor, Stanley) "If you squeeze too hard she'll put her leg up, but if you go slowly and gently she'll stay there."

(Shaun Sipma, KX News) So you have to be a little bit gentle?"

With three years of experience now, Tera Lynn has become a bit of an expert on Dairy Goats.

After five minutes of watching the 4-H'er decided it was time to switch seats.

(Shaun Sipma, KX News) So I'm supposed to do what now?"

(Tera Lynn Brandt, 4-H Competitor, Stanley) "You squeeze, I mean the teet and then you just very gentle squeeze.

(Shaun Sipma, KX News) So we grab at the top and pinch, there you go." and pinch like that. Is the other one half and half or is this just whole milk? That's a joke. (laughing)

All joking aside Tera Lynn said the 14 goats they raise on the farm have not only worked well for a 4-H project but helped her as well.

(Tera Lynn Brandt, 4-H Competitor, Stanley) I've really come a long way because I had really bad anger issues, and now I just have little tiny angers issues.

(Shaun Sipma, KX News) So you have to become one and at peace with the goats?

(Tera Lynn Brandt, 4-H Competitor, Stanley) Yes they're really helping me and I'm really proud of myself."

For anyone who has worked with livestock, finding peace and understanding is an accomplishment in of itself.

And that is worth more than any ribbon or trophy.

But doesn't hurt to have a wall full of accomplishments at the end of the day either.

Tera Lynn can now add teacher to her accomplishments at the fair as well.

Shaun Sipma KX News.

The Brandts make lotion, cheese, soap, or just as milk from their goats.

The goats have to be milked twice a day and each goat provides about a quart and a half at each milking.

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