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CHS Miracle of Birth Center

The CHS Miracle Of Birth Center (CHS MOBC) Barnyard Attendant applications are due May 22, 2023.  The application is about the FFA member’s ability to communicate with others; their knowledge of and discussion about livestock involvement in FFA.  


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Applicants will work a five-day shift during the fair.  Selected applicants will work one of the following shifts:

Session 1: Wednesday (8/23 @ 11am) - Sunday (8/27 @ 5pm)

Session 2: Sunday (8/27 @ 11am) - Thursday (8/31 1 5pm)

Session 3: Thursday (8/31 @ 11am) – Monday Labor day @ 5pm)


Individuals will be notified if an interview is needed.  Past Barnyard Attendees will NOT be re-interviewed.  

We accommodate workload by scheduling daily routine for meals and breaks; however, the display opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. daily. A typical day is from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with three 1 to 2-hour breaks during the day.  


Duties include:

  • Morning & Evening Feeding

  • Animal Care & Cleaning

  • Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

  • Milking Demonstrations

  • Holding Animals for Fairgoers

  • Sharing Personal Experiences with Fairgoers

  • Media/Interview Opportunities



A training day for all Barnies, Staff, and Veterinarians will be held. Date is yet to be finalized. The training will include additional communication skills, knowledge of the animals and the key messages on caring for each specie.  The training will review most frequently asked questions such as:

  • where do all the animals come from?

  • do the animals go home?

  • is this a boy or girl and how can you tell?

  • how big will it grow?

  • why are the pigs in stalls?

  • why are the calves separated from the cows?

  • why are the chickens in cages?

... and more questions regarding sheep and lambing, poultry, rabbits and goats. 



We will discuss more of the species that will be exhibited at the fair.

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