The Midwest is currently dealing with a big outbreak of avian flu among poultry populations. Officials have taken a number of precautions, including banning birds from fairs in Minnesota. Which means that kids raising chickens for 4-H competitions at county fairs have been forced to get creative.
12-year-old Shaelye Varner is $100,000 richer, after selling a champion 1,330-pound crossbred steer she raised herself, named Ted.
"A lot of the kids I've known are into appearances, talking about who's doing this and that, being popular. They're into fashion and looking like everybody else. That doesn't matter to me. Not to make it sound like a cliche, but with the animals I've learned a lot about responsibility while doing the things I've…