Porter Family gather at the fair

Almost 80 years ago, Ron Porter entered his first exhibit at the Nuckolls County Fair.

"I rode a horse for my first 4-H project," he said.

Ron Portor, a long-time dryland Nuckolls County farmer, lives near Nelson. Throughout his life-time he raised the common crops grown in the area: corn, soybeans, wheat and milo. His operation included chicken, beef and hogs. He was raised in Nuckolls County and remembers his father saying, "At one time the Nuckolls County Fair was larger than the Nebraska State Fair."

His family included five children: Peggy Cassell, Doug Porter, Randy Porter, Richard Porte...


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