Retired ag-teacher returns for his 75th-straight Nebraska State Fair

A retired ag teacher is making his 75th straight visit to the Nebraska State Fair holding one of the longest consecutive attendance streaks. “It just became a tradition as a kid and when you start a tradition you just continue that.”

Gerald Dux of Lincoln says he was three months old on his first trip before becoming an exhibitor. “Then (I) became an ag teacher and so then you had to come and see all your students’ livestock and the mechanics projects and the other things they did.  That puts you that far and then it’s something that I just look forward to seeing.”

The 75-year-old tells Brownfield, “I really enjoy seeing what the ag students have done, especially the mechanics projects,” Dux says. “(I) look at the equipment that’s here and just being apart of the aura of what’s going on at the fair.  It’s just stuck with me.”

Dux most recently taught at Stanton before retiring and he was honored Monday afternoon for his accomplishment.

Gerald Dux of Lincoln:

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