Marley Nahum of Douglas, Co., Colo. shows her prize-winning chicken at the state fair's youth livestock auction.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media
Not just in Colorado, but all across the country, more people are moving from rural towns to cities. Since it takes fewer people to run farms these days, what’s the role of one of rural america’s the highest profile institutions: the state fair?
The 140th annual Colorado State Fair began this morning in Pueblo and runs through Labor Day. But, the fairs opening weekend coincides with another Colorado event drawing a large number of spectators, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge which wraps up in Denver Sunday.