Tama County at the State Fair 2021

James Gethmann (left) and his daughter Aimee Bolar (right) of Hill Star Farm dairy goats, Gladbrook, pictured on Wednesday in the Swine Barn at the Iowa State Fair with two of 12 dairy goats they brought to show in the Open Class. Gethmann and Bolar have been showing Alpine, Saanen, and Recorded Grade dairy goats at the state fair for about 20 years, starting when Aimee was 10 years old. “I like the social life and the camaraderie,” Gethmann said of why they keep coming back year after year. “It’s a time to be together [with my daughter]. Off and on we [finish] pretty good. And every once and a while it’s fun to beat the big guys.”