EMMET COUNTY FAIR WILL BE JULY 24-27,2014
Pens of three and individual market beef animals need to be weighed-in and DNA verified on Saturday, December 13th (snow date is December 20th) - location will be announced. Ear tags must be in before weigh-in and are for sale at the Extension Office for $1.50 (FFA calves must have FFA tags)! ****If you are planning to show beef at the Iowa State Fair, you will need to have your market calves verified through retinal imaging. This will be done the Friday afternoon (Dec 12th) before weigh -in. (Let the Extension Office know by December 5th if you plan to retinal image calves for the Iowa State Fair so that we will have enough supplies on hand). ****Those who plan to verify for Ak-Sar-Ben will do this on Saturday—let us know by Dec 5th, so we have supplies on hand.
If you have a bucket-bottle calf that you plan to bring back as a breeding heifer in 2014, you should have the calf vaccinated for brucellosis before 10 months of age.
Everyone should have received their new “Rules and Regulations for 4-H Equine Shows in Iowa” book (4H 511C). Please review before practices begin.
C.O.O.L. (Country of Origin Labeling) Required for 2014/2015
The USDA is again requiring COOL for ALL LIVESTOCK. What 4-Her's need to do: The Iowa COOL Coalition has a simple affidavit that can work for all species of livestock (beef, sheep, swine, poultry, goat). This affidavid is located at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files . Page 1 explans the steps needed to be taken as well as example documents that can be used for an audit trail. Page 2 is the actual affidavit.
4-H'er's who raise their own livestock for projects need to fill this affidavit out and keep it on file for a minimum of two years.
4-H'er's who purchase their livestock from others MUST have the producer fill out the affidavit, give it to the 4-H'er, and the 4-H'er should keep the affidavit on file for a minimum of two years.
FSQAis a statewide program that all livestock exhibitors (except dog, horse, cat, or pet) are required to be certified in. Trainings teach good production practices and ethics. Remember that FSQA is now aligned with grades as we do in 4-H. So all 4th, 5th, & 6th graders are required to come to a training. 7th-9th graders can test out at the intermediate level or train. 10th-12th graders can test out at the senior level or train. When members test out it certifies them until they reach the next level. If you have already tested out you are good now until you reach the next grade level. Those that can test out are encouraged to do so. You DO need to call ahead and reserve a seat so enough materials and refreshments can be on hand.
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Emmet County Fair Schedule
WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014
Beef, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, and Rabbits may arrive after 12 noon
Swine may arrive after 3:00pm
9:00 am Fair Set up for assigned clubs & County Council members
12:00-8:00 pm Clubs may decorate booths
5:00-6:00 pm Sheep & Goat weigh-in
THURSDAY, July 24, 2014
8:30-4:00 Exhibit check-in & judging all exhibits
(clubs are given specific times)
7:00-10:00 am Beef Weigh-In
9:00 am Swine Weigh-In
10:00 am Horses must be in place
12:30 pm Horse Show—Arena
3:30 pm Sheep & Goat Show & Showmanship—Iowa Showbarn
4:00 pm Bucket/Bottle Calves must be in place
7:30 pm 4-H Clothing Event Fashion Show—Ingham Lake Building
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014
7:00 am Swine Show & Showmanship—Iowa Showbarn
11:00 am Poultry Show—Twelve Mile Lake Building
2:00 pm Rabbit Show—Twelve Mile Lake Building
5:00 pm Beef Showmanship—Iowa Showbarn
Following Beef Showmanship Supreme Showmanship—Iowa Showbarn
SATURDAY, July 26, 2014
7:00 am Beef Show—Grassy Area/Iowa Showbarn
Noon Pet Show—Tuttle Lake Building
2:00 pm State Fair/Outstanding 4th Grade Photos—Exhibit Building
3:00 pm Dog Show—Tuttle Lake Building
9:00-Midnight Teen Dance—Ingham Lake Building
SUNDAY, July 27, 2014
12 noon 4-H Bucket/Bottle Calf Show—Iowa Showbarn
1:30 pm Communications Showcase—Ingham Lake Building
3:30 pm Awards Program & Parade of Champions—Iowa Showbarn
(all 4-H’ers should attend!)
4:15 pm County Fair Supper—Eagle Lake Building
5:15 pm 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Premium Auction—Iowa Showbarn
4:30 pm 4-H Exhibit Building Closed
5:00 pm 4-H Exhibit Building Checkout
5:00 pm Livestock not being sold released
MONDAY, July 28 2014
10:00 am All 4-H and FFA Livestock must be gone
- Emmet Expressions Sept/Oct 4-H Newsletter
- Emmet Expressions Nov/Dec/Jan 4-H Newsletter
- Emmet Expressions Feb/March 4-H Newsletter
July 24 - July 27, 2014
Emmet County Fair Book
August 7 - August 17, 2014
Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook Website
September 6 - September 14, 2014
Clay County Fair Book
Looking for direction in your 4-H project areas?
Check out the PROJECT HOT SHEETS! These program materials can be accessed 24/7 right on the web! http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects
These hot sheets coordinate with the 4-H project areas and are full of great information. You will find a list of project goals, as well as ideas for communication, citizenship, and leadership activities in the given area. Great resources and some exhibit ideas are also included! Check out this website and use the hot sheets now to support your project work!
There are also project “Tip Sheets” listed at this same website that will help you when preparing your exhibits for the fair under each specific project area. Check these out for more help!
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