National Geographic : 2017 Nov
110 naTional geographic • november 2017 Kol Heinicke, age eight, shows Annabelle, his goat, at the Anoka County Fair. “You can tell he cared about the animal deeply,” Kern says. County fairs are changing as urbanization claims rural populations. While the number of retirement-age farmers increases in Minnesota, census data show the number of new farmers declining.