Adair County Fair Book and Forms

This webpage provides information and links you may find helpful in preparing for the Adair County Fair. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, feel free to email us at adair4h@iastate.edu or call us at (641- 743-8412), and we will do our best to assist you. PLEASE NOTE: This is only the 4-H/FFA section of the fair book. For open class rules, please contact the Adair County Fair.
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Static Contests/Events Livestock Livestock Livestock
Exhibitor General Rules Bucket of Junk Livestock General Rules Division F 
Horse
Division J 
Rabbit/Cavy
4-H/FFA Center General Rules Clothing Events Livestock Schedule I. Halter II. Fancy
Static Judging Schedule Communications Events Livestock Judging II. Performance III. Commercial
Static Classes Table Setting Showmanship III. Trail IV. Meat
- Animal Cookie/Cupcake Decorating Supreme Showman IV. Game Events  
- Ag/Natural Resources Pride of Iowa Premium Auction Information V. High Point Champion Buckle Division K 
Sheep
- Creative Arts Apple Pie Baking Division A 
Beef
Division G 
Llama
I. Feeder Pen
- Family/Consumer Sci. Tub of Blooms I. Breeding Beef Division H 
Meat Goat
II. Market Lamb
- Personal Development   II. Calves I. Novelty III.Bottle Lamb
- Science, Engineering, and Tech   III. Market Beef II. Market Meat Goat V. Lamb Performance
- Discovery/Clover Kids   IV. Beef Performance III. Breeding Meat Goat Division L 
Swine
Other 4-H/FFA Building Volunteers Division B 
Cat
Division I
Poultry
I. Prospect Market Pig
Stuffed Pet Show Fair Grounds Clean-Up Division C 
Dairy Cow
I. Egg Production II. Market Hog
Kids' Rabbit/Cavy Show Silent Auction Division D 
Dairy Goat
II. Meat Production III. Breeding Gilt
Future 4-Hers' Livestock/Pet Show Youth Action Committee Division E 
Dog
III. Ornamental IV. Swine Performance
Lend-A-Hen Special Thanks      

 

4-H/FFA EXHIBITORS GENERAL RULES

1. County fair classes are open to any active Adair County 4-H member who has met membership requirements adopted by the County Youth Action Committee, and any active FFA member in good standing belonging to Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center, Nodaway Valley, Orient-Macksburg, or West Central Valley chapters. Members in both 4-H & FFA constitute two exhibitors. Special classes are also available for youth who have participated in Clover Buds/Kids or Extension sponsored school enrichment, summer programs, and special interest groups.
 
2. Advance entries are required for all livestock and animals, 4-H and FFA building static exhibits, Pride of Iowa, Fashion Revue/Clothing Selection/$15 Challenge, Communications - Educational Presentations, Extemporaneous Speaking, Share the Fun, Working Exhibits, Crop Production (Class 10210A), On Site Garden (Class 10230A), Cupcake/Cookie Decorating Challenge, Bucket of Junk Contest, and Supreme Showman Contest. All entries are due by Friday, July 1st. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.
 
3. Exhibitors are classified into 4 groups, based on their school grade level during the 2021-22 school year.  Discovery - (K-3rd grader) any 4-H and youth participant who is a Clover Kid, Cloverbud, or participant (K-12th grader) in a planned 4-H activity (i.e., day camp, Springbrook, SOFA); Juniors - 4th, 5th, and 6th grades; Intermediates - 7th and 8th grades; Seniors - 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. FFA members may retain their active FFA membership through November 30 following the fourth National FFA Convention after graduating from high school. FFA members who continue to participate after high school graduation will be considered seniors.
 
4. Participation in the Adair County Fair is a privilege, and all exhibitors are expected to demonstrate good behavior at all times. Use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or engaging in any illegal type of activity by any 4-H or FFA exhibitor on the Adair County Fairgrounds will result in immediate expulsion from the fairgrounds and the disqualification of that exhibitor’s entry/entries including forfeiture of all premiums, ribbons, and awards.
 
5. To represent Adair County at the Iowa State Fair, 4-H’ers must have completed at least the 5th grade and cannot have graduated from high school prior to 2022.
 
6. Adair County Extension will not be held responsible for any accident, damage, or loss.
 
7. Adair County Fair exhibitors who do not leave their exhibit/animals on display for the entire duration, specified by the entry and release times within their division or departments, and/or who do not clean their stall/cages, will forfeit all recognition including ribbons, trophies, champion designations, premium money and are considered ‘not in good standing’ in Adair County.
 
All livestock, horse, rabbit, and poultry exhibits must remain in their assigned areas at all times except for normal animal care and handling (i.e., feeding, exercising, grooming, showing). Livestock/Animals may not be removed from their assigned areas during night-time hours when the areas have been designated as closed. Failure to comply will result in the forfeit of recognitions as listed above.
 
Early livestock, horse, rabbit, or poultry release in the case of an animal injury or illness, must be approved by the Adair County 4-H Youth Action Committee and the department veterinarian in advance of the removal of the exhibit. Weather related release determinations will be determined by the Adair County Fair Board Livestock Committee.
 
Exceptions to the above-mentioned rules will be considered by the Adair County Youth Action Committee through a completed ‘Request for Early Release Application Form’ that must be submitted before the 2022 fair entry deadline of July 1st to the Adair County ISU Extension. Any requests made after July 1st will not be considered. Once an application is received, Adair County Youth Action Committee will make the determination to accept or decline the request.
 
8. Exhibits will be awarded premiums on the basis of blue, red, and white ribbons. Purple and lavender ribbons may be awarded, but no additional premium is awarded. Monetary value of ribbons are: purple, lavender, blue ribbons - $2.00, red ribbons - $1.00. White ribbons will have no premium Premiums will be paid by the Adair County Fair Association with support from the Adair County 4-H Booster Fund.
 

4-H & FFA ADAIR COUNTY FAIR PROTEST PROCEDURES

All 4-H & FFA judges, superintendents, and committee members shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation and respect.
1. Protests/concerns regarding Adair County 4-H & FFA shows/events/rules should first be brought to the attention of an Adair County Extension staff member or superintendent for that division within 12 hours of the event. Any complaints stating that a judge was incompetent will not be considered.
 
2. If not resolved, a formal protest may be presented in writing, along with a $50 deposit payable to Adair County Extension, to the Adair County Extension Office within 48 hours of the incident/event. Any participants filing a protest acknowledge and expressly agree that they have the burden of going forward and the burden of proof concerning the establishment of the grounds for any protest. The complainant will forfeit the deposit if the protest is not sustained. Include in writing details of the concern (who, what, when, where, how, why). An Extension staff member, an Adair County Youth Action Committee member, and a superintendent will review the concern and make a decision based upon the guidelines in the Adair County 4-H Policy statement, the Adair County Fair book, and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach 4-H Youth policies.
 
3. An appeal in writing of this decision may be submitted to the Adair County Extension Council Chair who will convene a committee of representatives of Adair County 4-H Youth Action Committee and Adair County Extension Council. The decision made by this committee of representatives will be final.
 
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4-H and FFA CENTER GENERAL RULES

Superintendents:  Karen Schulteis and Sondra Baudler
1. Advance entries are mandatory. Exhibitors must submit entries on Fair Entry (adair.fairentry.com) by July 1, 2022.
 
2. Exhibits will be conference judged on Tuesday, July 19, following the established schedule. Exhibits will be released Sunday, July 24, beginning at 4:00 pm. All exhibitors should pick up their exhibits between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm or arrange to have a club leader pick them up. Anyone picking up exhibits for another person needs to report to the Superintendent before removing exhibits.
 
3. All participants are expected to participate in conference judging unless there are extenuating circumstances. Youth with a conflicting event need to inform the Adair County Extension office, to see if accommodations can be made, i.e., judging time. Members who are unable to be at static judging CAN enter projects and would be eligible for state fair. A sibling, parent or leader would take the projects to the judges. Not being present puts more weight on the project write-up to explain goals and learning steps.
 
4. Eligible exhibits are an outgrowth of work done during the current year. Exhibits can be prepared by an individual, team, or may be the result of a group effort.
 
5. Exhibitors in 4-H classes are not eligible to exhibit in a similar department of the FFA divisions or vice-versa at the Iowa State Fair.
 
6. Exhibits previously entered in an FFA Ag Science Fair or any other FFA event or competition may not be entered in any 4-H exhibit class.
 
7. Exhibitors can have an unlimited number of entries in a single class, except where noted. Online resources: Project Area guides - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/adair/page/projects. Exhibits tip sheets - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/exhibit-tip-sheets.
 
8. Each entry must have a hang tag attached at the time of judging. Hang tags will be generated from Fair Entry and provided by the Extension Office on the day of judging.
 
9. If the exhibitor chooses a display to illustrate what was learned:

  • Posters may not exceed 24” x 36” in size.
  • Chart boards, graph boards, project presentation boards, model displays, etc., may not exceed 48”x48” in size. Maximum size is determined by measuring the flat (unfolded) dimensions.
  • Display boxes may not exceed 28”x22” in height or width and 12” in depth.

 
10. Endangered and threatened plants and animals (includes insects), or songbird feathers and nests may NOT be used in any exhibit. Game animals legally taken are acceptable. Live specimens of noxious weeds or invasive species are NOT permitted in any exhibit. Dried specimens are acceptable to use in exhibits.
 
11. Copyrighted materials and designs may not be used in an exhibit that is presented as original work by the exhibitor. Exhibitors must include permission from the copyright holder/owner when using copyrighted materials. Exhibitors must give proper credit to the original source of all materials/designs used in exhibits. (See also special rules for Visual Arts and general copyright information for4-H’ers.)
 
12. A written explanation, audio recording, or video recording is to be included as part of each exhibit, except for Classes 10201A, 10203A, 10203B, and 1000. The exhibitor should respond briefly to the following questions about the exhibit:
                    A. What did you plan to learn or do? (What was your exhibit goal(s)?)
                    B. What steps did you take to learn or do this?
                    C. What were the most important things you learned?
***Check for additional requirements in exhibit classes for food and nutrition, home improvement, photography, and visual art classes.
 
13. Exhibit classes designated by an * are NOT eligible for State Fair consideration.
 
14. Each 4-H club/FFA chapter will be assigned booth space to display their exhibits. See map. Clubs are encouraged to decorate their booth around the theme “Building the Future.” The exhibit building will be open Monday, July 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm for clubs wishing to decorate their booth. Booths will be judged - Most Original; Most Creative; and Best Use of Theme. One booth may be selected Overall Winner. The 4-H Booster Fund will provide a $15 premium to the 4-H club selected in each area.
 
15. Judges will select 4-H exhibits to represent Adair County at the Iowa State Fair based on an assigned quota. All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with the Iowa State Fair 4-H General Exhibit Rules. Exhibits too large for transport in a car will be the responsibility of the exhibitor to transport to and from State Fair check-in and check-out. Dates TBD. FFA members interested in advancing to the Iowa State Fair should contact their adviser for entry forms. 
 
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4-H and FFA CENTER ENTRY & STATIC EXHIBIT JUDGING SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2022
 
An exhibitor who has both 4-H and FFA exhibits to be judged in the exhibit building will have all exhibits evaluated during one judging time period. The exhibitor may choose the time period that is most convenient—either with their 4-H club or FFA chapter.
 
Most 4-H and FFA members should be able to complete the entire judging process in 1 ½ to 2 hours. The times listed below are arrival times for clubs/chapters. Each exhibitor must report to the building superintendents during their club's assigned judging time and pick up exhibit hang tags and a judging number. This number will be used to determine the order exhibitors will be judged. The lowest number has priority. No exhibitor will be issued a judging number before their club's assigned judging time. If an exhibitor has a non-fair related conflict during their assigned time, they need to contact the Extension office. Group exhibits from an entire club may include 4th grade members.

9:00 am                Summerset Citizens
9:30 am                Adair Co. Wing Walkers, Richland Royals
10:00 am              NV Champions, NV FFA
10:30 am              Jefferson Pioneers, WCV FFA
11:00 am              Orient Bulldogs, O-M FFA
11:30 am              Independent Members
12:00-12:30 pm   Building Closed for Lunch
12:30 pm             Summit Superstars, AC/GC FFA
1:00 pm               Adair County Hot Shots
1:30 pm               Washington Stars
3:00 pm               Building Closed Upon Judging Completion
 
Adair County Clover Kids (K-3rd graders), Cloverbuds, and Summer Program participants can report for judging anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm; or between 12:30 and 1:30 pm.
 
4-H and FFA CENTER
Wednesday, JULY 20, 2022
 
6:00 pm               Building Opens
6:00 pm               Photos: Winners - State Fair Static Exhibits, Bucket of Junk and Cookie & Cupcake Decorating
 
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STATIC EXHIBIT CLASSES

 

ANIMALS

10110    Animal Science – An exhibit (other than the animal itself) that shows the learning about a large or small animal including beef, dairy cattle, dairy goats, dogs, horse & pony, meat goats, pets, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine. Ownership of any animal is not required.
 
10120    Veterinary Science – An exhibit that shows learning about keeping animals healthy, animal diseases, animal/human health interaction, or other learning related to Veterinary Science.              
                                                                                                 
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AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

10210    Crop Production and Plant Science  An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of field crops, plant growth, soils and soil fertility, or any other learning related to Crop Production and Plant Science.
 
*10210A CROP PRODUCTION (in the field) – Member, individually or in partnership with parent or guardian, will grow two or more acres of corn, soybeans, other grain, or forage. Member must prepare seedbed, plant, care for, and harvest the crop. Member must be able to explain how and why they managed it the way they did (i.e., plant populations, hybrids, fertilizer rate, insect and weed control). Judging will be in the project field, time and date to be determined. Form available here(Advance entry required by July 1st.)
 
10220    Conservation, Environment, and Sustainability – An exhibit that shows the connections between humans and their environment including energy, energy conservation, stewardship, conservation, creating habitat, etc.
 
10222    Entomology – Any exhibit that shows learning from an entomology or bee project (excluding live specimens) that is an outgrowth or an entomology or bee project learning experience. Includes specimen collections and may include products (ex: honey) or equipment as part of the display.
 
10224    Fish and Wildlife – Any exhibit that shows learning about a fish and/or wildlife project or program such as identification, habitats, harvest, taxidermy, etc. Any specimens must have been legally taken and must include information about date and location of harvest, and who the specimen was acquired from if not self-harvested. Feral pigs (including Russian/European Boar) are NOT permitted in taxidermy exhibits.
 
10226     Forestry – Any exhibit, including collections, that show learning from participation in a forestry project or program.
 
10230    Horticulture and Plant Science – An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of plants, soils, small fruit production, vegetable and flower gardens, plant nutrition, careers, etc. (Garden crops and herbs are exhibited in classes in the 4-H Horticulture Department under 4-H Livestock.)
 
*10230A On-Site Garden – the purpose of this project is to provide an opportunity for youth to develop gardening skills and responsibility to care for and present their project for judging. Judging takes place at your garden on date determined by availability of the judge.
 

  • Entries are due to the Extension office by July 1. On-Site Garden Judging day and time to be determined. Exhibitors will receive an approximate judging time prior to judging day.
  • The garden should be an outgrowth of the member’s 4-H/FFA experience, with the ability to communicate as a major criteria for judging.
  • Any 4-H or FFA member may enter the on-site garden division. Entries shall consist of 3 age divisions: Junior (4th—6th graders), Intermediate (7th & 8th graders), and Seniors (9th—12th graders). These age divisions will be divided into two categories: Flower Garden or Vegetable Garden. Members may enter both categories.
  • An on-site garden entry may be planted and cared for by one or more 4-H or FFA members. 4-Hers are permitted to work with members of another club. If more than one 4-Her participates in the project, all names should be listed on one entry form. The combination of participants can be any combination of eligible juniors, intermediates, and seniors. The group should be entered in the class of the oldest member (i.e., a 4th grader, 7th grader, and a 10th grader work together - the group would be entered in the Senior division).
  • Gardens (Flower and Vegetable) will be judged on their own merit with awards as follows: Blue, Red, White ribbons, with one Overall Champion and one Overall Reserve Champion named. Greenfield Garden Club will provide a $10 cash award to the Champion exhibitor in each category.
  • The judge will be provided a comment sheet which has the following suggested evaluation criteria: Plan for Garden, Garden Layout, Number and Selection of Plants, Maintenance, Disease and Pest Control, Soil Improvement, Garden Knowledge, and Additional Information.

 
*10230B PRODUCE, FLOWERS, AND HOUSEPLANTS – All entries in this class must be grown by the exhibitor, with the exception of floral arrangement. The maximum number of entries per exhibitor for each category is listed. Information describing the number of specimens to include and preparation techniques can be found here for produce and here for flowers/houseplants.

  • Flower Specimens (2 entries - grown by exhibitor)
  • Floral Arrangement (1 entry - any kind of floral arrangement made by the member; member need not grow flowers used)
  • Houseplants (2 entries)
  • Garden Produce Specimens (3 entries - place each species on a separate plate. See 4-H 462 “Harvesting & Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit” for the number of specimens to include.)
  • Herb Specimens (2 entries)
  • Ornamentals (2 entries) (i.e. pumpkin, gourd, Indian corn)
  • Vegetable Container Display (Must include five or more different crops grown in the exhibitor’s garden. May include vegetables, ornamentals, and herbs. Any basket, box, or other decorative container, not larger than a ½ bushel size, can be used.)
  • Ornamental Garden Display (1 entry - arrange in an attractive display, gourds, Indian corn, etc.)

Any youth wishing to enter produce in the 4-H Horticulture Division at the Iowa State Fair must make online entries by July 1.
 
10235    Home Grounds Improvement – An exhibit that shows learning about landscape plans, selection of landscape plants, ornamental garden features, home yard improvement, storage sheds, careers, etc.
 
10240    Outdoor Adventures – An exhibit that shows learning about backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking or other outdoor activities.
 
10250    Safety and Education in Shooting Sports – An exhibit that shows learning about safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment or wildlife management. (The exhibit may not include actual firearms; archery equipment allowed if tips are removed from arrows).
 
10260    Other Agriculture and Natural Resources – An exhibit that shows learning about agriculture or natural resources and does not fit in any of the classes listed above.
 
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CREATIVE ARTS

Use of Copyrighted Material
Elements and Principles of Design
10310      Music An exhibit that shows learning about musical performance, composition and arrangements, instruments, musical styles or history.
 
10320      Photography (3 entries per exhibitor) – An exhibit, either photo(s) or an educational display, that shows learning about photography from choosing a camera to modifying your photo. Still photos only, not video.
 
Photography Special Rules:   

  1. Photographs may be either black and white or color. They may be processed from negatives, slides, or digital cameras and computer manipulation programs. Photographs must have been taken since your county fair of the previous year.
  2. Photographs must be a minimum of 5” x 7". Finished size (including mounting/matting) of single photographs may not exceed 11” x 14”. Exception: Panoramic photos must not exceed 24” in length.
  3. All photographs must be printed on photographic paper and must be mounted and/or matted.
  4. Mounted photos can be (a) flush-mounted [no board showing] on mounting board, or (b) with mount borders [window mat or flat mount directly on board]. Exhibitors may cut their own mounting boards, use ready-cut window mats or have matting done professionally.
  5. 4-Hers are responsible for design decisions such as border, color, and size. Framed photographs (including floating frames) will not be judged.
  6. A series is a group of photographs or slides [3 to 5] that are related or tell a step-by-step story. Photographs must be mounted together in story order or sequence. Slides should be numbered. Finished size of individual photographs in a series should not exceed 6” x 8”.
  7. Digitally altered photos should include a copy of the photo before changes.
  8. Subject matter of photographs must be in good taste and be appropriate for public display in a 4-H setting.
  9. Photographs depicting unsafe practices or illegal activities will not be displayed.
  10. All 4-H photography exhibitors must use the Photo Exhibit Label to provide required information for photo exhibits.
  11. Exhibitors entered in 4-H Photography are not eligible to exhibit in the FFA Photography Show and vice-versa at the Iowa State Fair.

 
10340    Creative Photography – A single photograph or photographic image that has been created with an alternative photographic process, or a photograph that was creatively edited or modified beyond reality in a creative, imaginative and experimental way to make it more interesting and visually engaging. Could be a composite of multiple overlapped photographs.
 
Alternative/Creative Photography Special Rules:

  1. Photograph/image may be mounted/matted or submitted (uploaded) as a digital image.
  2. Photograph/image if mounted must be mounted on foam core no smaller than 4”x4” and no larger than 10”x10” in height and width. No matting and no framing are allowed - put your creativity into the photography!
  3. Photograph/image can be created from film negative, digital negative, or digitally manipulated in computer.
  4. Photograph must be on photo paper, canvas, or other flat material.
  5. Exhibit must have Photo Exhibit Label on back with required information for photo exhibits. Include information about the processes used.
  6. Subject matter must be in good taste and be appropriate for public display in a 4-H setting.
  7. Photographs depicting unsafe practices or illegal activities will not be displayed.

 
10345    Photography Idea/Educational Display – An exhibit that demonstrates learning about photography that does not fit into any previous photography class. This class includes photos printed on canvas, fabric, ceramic, etc. as part of an educational display showing learning about printing techniques, display, merchandising, etc.
 
10350    Visual Arts Original Art An exhibit that shows learning through creation of original art. Original art is a one-of-a-kind, non-replicable design of your creation. By using one medium or a combination, an individual creates an authentic work of art that is not recognizable as another's work. Exhibitors must explain the application of the most relevant design element(s) and art principle(s) featured in this exhibit. Describe inspirations, reasons, feelings, and/or motives for creating this work of art.
 
10355    Visual Arts – Design, Process, or Technique Exploration This exploration class emphasizes process and provides an individual the opportunity to explore a medium, practice a skill, or study and apply elements and principles of art and design. An explanation of the application of design elements or art principles used when making the exhibit must be included. This exhibit may be an object, portfolio, display, poster, or organized sketchbook. If a non-original design source is used, its origin (where the idea was found, any pictures, sketches, etc.) must still be credited, acknowledged, or have copyright permission obtained. See Visual Arts Special Rule #5.
 
10360    Visual Arts – Other Visual Art Ideas/Topics — Exhibits might include the study and research about an individual artist, style, craft, business or marketing process, planning group tour, career options, etc. 
 
Visual Arts Special Rules:     

  1. Items entered must be ready for display in the home, gallery, or intended final display location: pictures framed, wall hangings and pictures ready to hang, etc. Make sure the hangers are strong enough to support the item. Command Strips or other quick-attach products are usually not adequate hangers. Items not ready for display will be dropped one ribbon placing.
  2. Exhibits made from kits or preformed molds will not be accepted. Exception: Preformed molds (greenware, whiteware) may be used to provide the appropriate surface for a process technique or application of original design.
  3. If the exhibit is a finished art object, the source or inspiration of the design, design sketches, or other process for creating the object and design must be included. For additional information see the Visual Arts and Design Elements & Art principles Exhibit Tip Sheets at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/exhibit-tip-sheets.
  4. If the exhibit is a finished art object information must be included explaining the application of design elements and art principles used in creation of the work.
  5. Original works of art must be a creative expression of a design unique to the artist, or represent a significant modification to an existing design to make a new and original statement by the artist.
  6. Exhibition of derivative works created by a 4-H’er is prohibited without the written permission of the original copyright holder/owner. Use of copyrighted or trademarked designs, images, logos, or materials in 4-H visual arts exhibits is prohibited unless written permission has been obtained from the copyright or trademark holder/owner. For additional information, see 4-H Exhibit Copyright Information here.

10540    Digital Storytelling (Cross-listed with Person) – Any exhibit that demonstrates the application of technology to produce a creative movie/film/video. Exhibits may include a finished movie or video, creation of a detailed storyboard, editing techniques using digital video software, production techniques, or other display to share what was learned. Copyright permission must be obtained for any non-original material included as part of a film/movie/video.            
 
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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES

10410    Child Development – An exhibit that shows learning about children. Examples: childcare, growth and development, safety and health, children with special needs, and careers in child development. Exhibits that include items intended for use with children (books, toys, learning games, babysitting kits, etc.) should include information about what you have learned 1) about children while creating and using the exhibit or 2) what the children) learned from use of the item(s) in the exhibit.

10420    Clothing and Fashion–Constructed/Sewn Garments & Accessories – A constructed garment or accessory (sewn, knitted, crocheted, or other process) that shows learning about style, fashion, design, thrifty spending, wardrobe planning, types of fabrics, and clothing care. Exhibits must be intended to be worn by humans.

10422    Clothing and Fashion–Purchased Garments & Accessories – Purchased garments or accessories that shows learning about style, fashion, design, thrifty spending, wardrobe planning, types of fabrics, and clothing care. Exhibits must be intended to be worn by humans.
 
10424    Clothing and Fashion–Other Ideas/Educational Exhibits – Any other educational exhibit that shows learning about clothing and fashion including but not limited to design illustrations, exploration of clothing styles, careers, clothing care, etc.
 
Clothing and Fashion Special Rules:

  1. Outfits or accessories which will be worn during the Awardrobe Clothing Event may not be entered as a 4-H Iowa State Fair exhibit.
  2. Exhibits in classes 10420 and 10422 must include information about application of design elements and art principles. Exhibits in class 10424 should include information about application of design elements and art principles if appropriate for the exhibit.

 
10430    Consumer Management – An exhibit that shows learning through savvy budgeting, comparison
shopping, money management, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
 
10440    Food & Nutrition–Prepared Product – An exhibit of a prepared food product that shows skills or learning about cooking, baking, eating and choosing healthy foods, or safety practices through the making of a prepared food product. See Food & Nutrition Special Rules below and HS 76 “Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide.”
 
10442    Food & Nutrition Preserved Product – An exhibit of a preserved food product that shows skills or learning about food preservation through the making of a prepared or preserved food product. Processed honey may be exhibited in this class. See Food & Nutrition Special Rules below and HS 76 “Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide.” 
 

10445    Food & Nutrition–Educational Display – An educational exhibit (poster, report, display) that shows skills or learning about cooking, baking, eating and choosing healthy foods, meal planning/preparation & service, safety practices, or food preservation. See Food & Nutrition Special Rules below and HS 76 “Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide.” Exhibits showing learning about meal planning & service must include a menu.
 
Food & Nutrition Special Rules:

  1. Any exhibit considered to be a food safety risk or portraying a food safety risk will not be accepted, judged or displayed.
  2. All food products/exhibits should be appropriate for human consumption.
  3. Food product exhibits must be prepared, baked, or cooked using only food grade utensils and containers.
  4. Products that require refrigeration will not be accepted, judged, or displayed.
  5. Meat jerky products are prohibited.
  6. The recipe must be included for any prepared food exhibit; credit the source of the recipe.
  7. Preserved foods must include the Food Preservation Exhibit Label. Only food processed after August 1, 2021 is acceptable. Current USDA and/or Iowa State University guidelines for home food preservation must be used. Processed honey must include the Honey Exhibit Label.
  8. Preserved food exhibits must include two product samples. One will be opened for evaluation and discarded; the second will be placed on display and returned to the exhibitor. All perishable food products will be discarded when removed from display.
  9. Prepared foods should be placed on a firm disposable plate or flat cardboard. Place food product exhibit in a reclosable plastic bag with the entry tag fastened outside the bag. Recommended number of items to include with the exhibit: Cookies, cupcakes, bars, muffins, rolls, etc. – four (4) to six (6) items. Cakes, loafs, pies, etc. – one (1) whole product.
  10. The use of alcoholic beverages in the preparation or production of 4-H food exhibits is NOT permitted.

 
10450    Health – An exhibit that shows learning through food choices, safe activities and skills such as first aid and CPR, careers, and healthy lifestyle choices.
 
10460    Home Improvement  An exhibit that shows learning in planning, improving and caring for your home living space, including extended personal living areas immediately adjacent to the home. Exhibits may include new or refinished/reclaimed/restored items. Exhibits showing learning about home design, furniture, home accessories, and fabrics must include information about how design elements and art principles were applied.
 
Home Improvement Special Rules

  1. Items entered must be ready for display in the home: pictures framed, wall hangings and pictures ready to hang, etc. Make sure hangers are strong enough to support the item. Command Strips or other quick-attach products are usually not adequate hangers. Items not ready for display will be dropped one ribbon placing.
  2. Exhibit write-up/information must include source of inspiration and/or references indicating where the idea or information was obtained, giving credit to original author(s)/designer(s)/artist(s).

 
10470    Sewing and Needle Arts–Constructed Item – (sewn, knitted, crocheted, or other process) that shows learning and skill in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or other needle arts. May include the construction of household items such as pillowcases, curtains, table runners, quilts, wall hangings, or other items. Exhibits in this class are not intended to be worn by humans.
 
10472    Sewing and Needle Arts – Other Ideas/Educational Exhibits Any other educational exhibit that shows learning about sewing and needle arts including but not limited to construction techniques, use and care of   fabrics and fibers, design illustrations, decorative processes, careers.
 
Note: Exhibits in classes 10470 and 10472 should include information about application of design elements and art principles if appropriate for the exhibit.
 
10480    Other Family and Consumer Science – An exhibit that demonstrates learning about a family and consumer science topic that does not fit any previous Family & Consumer Science class listed.
 
Special Exhibition - $10 MEAL CHALLENGE
10490 - $10 Meal Challenge – Create a balanced, nutritious meal for family of four (4) that includes a serving from each of the five good groups with a budget of $10. Information regarding food groups and recommended daily servings can be found on the USDA MyPlate website www.choosemyplate.gov.
 
Special Rules:

  1. Each county may enter one (1) exhibit in this class at the Iowa State Fair.
  2. All entries will receive an evaluation and ribbon.
  3. Exhibit may be from an individual or group effort.
  4. The meal must serve four (4) people and the total expense on receipt(s) must not exceed $10.
  5. The meal must include a serving for each person from each of the five (5) food groups: Fruit, Vegetable, Protein, Grain, Dairy.
  6. The exhibit will be a poster (maximum size 20” x 30”) that includes:

    1. the menu (including portion size)

    2. meal type (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    3. grocery receipt(s)
    4. photos of the shopping experience, food preparation, and the meal
    5. a copy of the $10 Meal Challenge worksheet attached to the back of the poster.
  7. Detailed guidelines and suggested resources to complete the $10 Meal Challenge can be found on the Iowa 4-H $10 Meal Challenge webpage: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/10-meal-challenge-healthy-living

 
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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

10510    Citizenship and Civic Engagement – An exhibit that shows learning about or contributing to your community, your country, or your world.
 
10520    Communication – An exhibit that shows learning about written, oral, and visual communication skills in their many forms. Includes learning from participation in Theatre Arts projects or programs including puppets, stage design, etc. May include original creative writing, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc.
 
10530    4-H Poster Communication Exhibit – Special poster exhibit to visually tell a story or idea about 4-H to the general public. Exhibitors must use one of the following themes:

  • 4-H is . . . (open to 4-Her’s interpretation)
  • Join 4-H
  • Find Your Spark... (4-H.org national marketing theme)
  • Building the Future (Iowa 4-H Youth Conference theme)
  • Find Your Fun (in 4-H) (variation of Iowa State Fair theme)

 
Poster Communication Special Rules:

  1. Only one poster per 4-Her may be entered.
  2. All posters must be designed on, or affixed to, standard poster board or foam core board - size minimum of 14” x 20” or maximum of 15” x22”.
  3. Posters may be vertical or horizontal. Posters may be any medium: water color, ink, crayon, acrylic, charcoal, oils, collage.
  4. Posters cannot be 3-dimensional. Materials used to make the poster may not extend more than 1/8 inch above the poster or foamcore board.
  5. Each poster must have the completed Poster Exhibit Entry Form attached to the back.
  6. Posters cannot use copyrighted material or exact copies of other promotional designs, such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference theme logo.
  7. 4-Hers may include the 4-H clover in the poster.

 
10540    Digital Storytelling (Cross-listed with Creative Arts) – Any exhibit that demonstrates the application of technology to produce a creative movie/film/video. Exhibits may include a finished movie or video, creation of a detailed storyboard, editing techniques using digital video software, production techniques, or other display to share what was learned. Copyright permission must be obtained for any non-original material included as part of a film/movie/video.
 
10550    Leadership – An exhibit that shows learning about leadership skills and influencing others in a positive way.
 
10560    Self-Determined – An exhibit that shows learning as part of your 4-H adventure and does not fit any other class.
 

SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

10610    Mechanics– Any exhibit that shows skills or learning about general mechanics or engineering solutions or that involve a combination of skills.
 
10612    Automotive – Repaired or restored vehicle. (Note: vehicles will be on display at the Iowa State Fair one day only, (tentatively) Thursday, August 11.)
 
10613    Automotive – Educational display showing learning about an automotive idea including automotive maintenance, auto operations, auto safety, or automotive systems.
 
10614    Electric – Constructed or repaired article or educational display that shows skills or learning about electric wiring, appliances, lighting, electrical energy sources, safety, etc. 
 
10615    Small Engine Repaired or restored operating engine or educational display or other type exhibit that shows skills or learning about small engines. This class includes repaired or restored lawn tractors, small motorcycles, go-karts, etc.
 
10616    Tractor – Repaired or restored tractor. Note: A conference judging opportunity for exhibitors of repaired or restored tractors in class 10616 will be offered during exhibit check-in at the State Fair. (Conference judging may not be available during all check-in times.) Tractors will be displayed outside throughout the Iowa State Fair. Release time Sunday, August 22, after 7:00p.m.)
 
10617    Tractor – Educational display showing learning related to tractors, tractor mechanics, tractor operations, or tractor safety.

10618    Welding Constructed item or educational display that shows skills or learning about welding.
 
10620    Woodworking – Any exhibit that shows learning about wood, woodworking techniques, and safe uses of woodworking tools and machines. Exhibits may include newly constructed or refinished/reclaimed/restored wood items.
 
10630     Science, Engineering & Technology – Any exhibit that shows learning about or helps explain how science and technology help us interact with the world. Topics include, biological and chemical sciences, computers & networking, earth & climate, geospatial mapping (GPS/GIS), or any other application of Science, Engineering, or Technology.
 
10632     Aerospace – Educational display or other exhibit (including flyable models) showing learning about an aerospace idea or topic.
 
10634     Robotics – Educational display or other exhibit (including working robots) that shows learning about robotics and robotic systems.
 
Science, Engineering & Technology Special Rule
Exhibitors entered in the 4-H Science, Engineering & Technology classes may not enter in similar FFA Ag Mechanics classes and vice-versa. This rule applies only to State Fair competition.
 
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*1000 DISCOVERING 4-H PROGRAM

1. This division is open to the following participants:

  • a current associate member (Cloverbud) who has completed 4-H enrollment using 4hOnline or paper copy to the Extension Office by May 15; or
  • a participant in the Clover Kid program; or
  • a participant in a planned 4-H activity (i.e., day camp, Springbrook, SOFA).

 
2. Any exhibit (excluding an animal itself) which is an outgrowth of participation in the 4-H program may be entered. All exhibits will be displayed in a special Discovering 4-H booth in the 4-H/FFA exhibit building.  There is no limit to the number of entries per exhibitor.
 
3. Each exhibitor should bring their entry card (available at the Extension office) listing their projects to conference judging. No other written materials need to accompany the exhibit.
 
4. Each exhibitor will visit about their project with a judge and receive feedback. They should be prepared to share what they did, what they learned, and ideas they have for the future.
 
5. All exhibitors will be recognized with a participation ribbon. No premiums paid in this division.
 
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BUCKET OF JUNK CONTEST

Superintendent: Aaron Bigelow
 
Goal: To design an art piece using scraps of metal and your welding ability and creativity.
 
Three Age Divisions:
6th graders; 7th & 8th graders; 9th – 12th graders
 
Entry Options:
·       Bucket of Junk Contest (not eligible for State Fair selection)
·       Science, Engineering & Technology Class 10618 Welding (eligible for State Fair selection)
 
4-H’ers may enter their creation in either the Bucket of Junk Contest or Class 10618 Welding or both. If creation is entered in both, 4-H’ers will participate in conference judging with judges using separate criteria for Bucket of Junk entries and Class 10618 Welding entries. See criteria listed below.Creation will be displayed with the Bucket of Junk entries.FFA exhibitors may only enter the Bucket of Junk Contest.
 
Registration:
Register on Fair Entry (adair.fairentry.com) by July 1, 2022. Buckets may be collected starting on May 3rd. The contest is open to the first 20 to pick up a bucket.
 
Rules for either Entry Option

  1. Participants will receive a 5-gallon bucket of unique pieces. All buckets will contain the same number of items and be as close to identical as possible.
  2. Exhibitor is to design, fabricate, and complete his/her creation. Adult supervision is recommended, but the finished product must be the “work” of the exhibitor.
  3. You can clean, weld, cut, bolt, fasten, bend, shape, paint or finish the items however you choose, BUT cannot add any additional pieces. Bolts may be used as fasteners but not as decorative items.
  4. ALL unused pieces must be returned, including the 5-gallon bucket. Bring the bucket and unused pieces to the fair with the completed projects. Buckets will be numbered to ensure they are returned. Participants not returning their bucket will not be allowed to participate the following year.
  5. Safety is extremely important when completing your creation! Do not leave razor sharp edges or points that would be dangerous. Work with an adult who has knowledge of tools, machines, and proper welding
    technique.
  6. Bring your completed project to the 4-H/FFA Center (exhibit building) on Tuesday, July 19th.
  7. Exhibitors need to provide 4 x 6 or digital photo of creation on judging day for display purposes.

 
Entry Option – Bucket of Junk Contest (not eligible for State Fair selection)
 
Judging

  • Conference judged Tuesday, July 19th, during your club’s or chapter’s assigned judging time in 4-H/FFA Center.
  • All entries will be presented with participation ribbons.

Judging criteria:  Scale of 1 to 10 for each category – Total of 40 points

  • Creativity, artistic merit
  • Technical merit (quality of welds, fasteners)
  • Percent of “junk” used from your original 20 pieces, remember do not add any items
  • Knowledge of project (from judge’s point of view)

 
Entry Option – Science, Engineering & Technology, Class 10618 Welding
(eligible for State Fair selection)
 
Judging

  • Tuesday, July 19th, in 4-H/FFA Center. Conference judged during yourclub’s assigned judging time.
  • Exhibit hang tag must be attached to your exhibit.
  • Creation must be listed on your exhibit building entry card.
  • A written explanation, or audio or video recording needs to accompany your exhibit. Exhibitor should respond briefly to the following questions about the exhibit:

    • (a) What did you plan to learn or do?

    • (b) What steps did you take to learn or do this?
    • (c) What were the most important thingsyou learned?
  • Be prepared to explain your design process and the type of materials and welder used.
  • Technical merit (quality of welds, fasteners) will be considered.
  • Go to the following website for Exhibit Tips on your welding project https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4hfiles/projects/hotsheets/MechanicsDesignTipSheet.pdf

 
Top two scores in each division will be awarded a prize.
Judges will make final decisions.
People’s Choice Voting

  • All completed projects will be on display in the 4-H/FFA Center and open to public viewing 6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20th through 1:00 pm, Sunday, July 24th.
  • Jars will be set out for each bucket of junk creation.
  • The public can vote by dropping money into the jars; each $.01 counts as one vote.
  • Winner of the People’s Choice Award will donate the proceeds from all voting to a non-profit group of their choice and Adair County 4-H Booster Fund (50/50).

 
Because safety is our top priority, we encourage you to work with an adult who has knowledge of tools, machines, and proper welding technique.
 
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CLOTHING EVENTS

Committee: Jeannette Jorgensen; Susan Marnin; Lisa & Chloe Rardin; Kathy Rohrig; Karen & Katrina Schulteis; Connie & Jill Wallace
 
Trophies will be awarded to the Top Junior, Intermediate, Senior, and State Fair Selection in each division.

 

GENERAL RULES

1.    Advance entries are required for all clothing events: Clothing Selection, Fashion Revue and $15 Challenge. Completed entries are due to the Adair County Extension Office by July 1st. The entry form is used in the judging process. State Fair Form here.
2.    Judging will take place Monday, July 11, beginning at 4:30 pm in the 4-H and FFA Center on the fairgrounds. Each contestant will be assigned an individual conference judging time. All entrants will model in a public style show Thursday, July 21, 7:00 pm in the 4-H/FFA Center.
3.    Each exhibitor is limited to one entry in each of the three divisions: Clothing Selection, Fashion Revue, and the $15 Challenge regardless of whether they participate in more than one delivery mode of 4-H or are both a 4-H and FFA member.
4.    Clothing may be intended for casual, sports, job, or special occasion wear.
5.    Only 9th – 12th graders are eligible to be selected to represent Adair County in the Iowa State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event. A youth may represent the county in only one clothing event at the State Event per year, but may enter multiple divisions at the county level. Participants chosen for the State Event will need to attend the Iowa State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event at the Youth Inn on the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 11, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
 

CLOTHING SELECTION

1.    Clothing selection is for selected or purchased outfits that represent the 4-Her's goal or intended use, based on individual or group experiences in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction features, price, and cost comparison.
2.    The same outfit may also be entered in Class 10422. However, if the member is selected to represent Adair County in the Iowa State Fair Awardrobe Clothing Selection competition, the outfit may not also advance to the State Fair from Class 10422.
3.    A 4-Her may participate in the county contest each year, and in the State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Selection Event multiple times as a senior 4-Her.
 

FASHION REVUE

1.    Fashion Revue is for clothing project area members who will model an outfit of one to three pieces that they have constructed, hand-knitted, machine-knitted, or crocheted during the current 4-H year.
2.    The same outfit or pieces of the outfit may also be entered in Class 10420. However, if the member is selected to represent Adair County in the Iowa State Fair Awardrobe Fashion Revue competition, no component of the outfit may also advance to the State Fair from Class 10420.
3.    A 4-Her may participate in the county contest each year, and in the State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Fashion Revue Event multiple times as a senior 4-Her.
 

$15 CHALLENGE

1.    The $15 Challenge is for 4-Hers to model an outfit purchased for $15 or less from resale venues (garage sales, consignment or thrift stores, etc) that represents an intended use for the selected outfit. The participant should have had individual or group experiences in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction features, price, and cost comparison. A receipt is required.
2.    The same outfit may also be entered in Class 10422. However, if the member is selected to represent Adair County in the Iowa State Fair 4-H Awardrobe $15 Challenge competition, the outfit may not also advance to the State Fair from Class 10422.
3.    A 4-Her may participate in the county contest each year, and in the State Fair 4-H Awardrobe $15 Challenge Event multiple times as a senior 4-Her.
 
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COMMUNICATIONS EVENTS

 
1.    Exhibitors must register for the contest by July 1st on Fair Entry (adair.fairentry.com).
2.    Judging for all events will take place on Saturday, July 23rd in the afternoon.
3.    Each exhibitor may make one entry in each division: educational presentation, working exhibit, and extemporaneous speaking. Exhibitors may be in a maximum of 3 Share the Fun acts (one individual, one group, and one club entry).
4.    The judge may select up to 6 educational presentations, 4 working exhibits, 3 Share the Fun acts, and 2 extemporaneous speaking contestants to advance to State Fair. Educational presentation and working exhibit State Fair contestants must have completed the 5th grade. If a Share The Fun skit/act selected for State Fair involves a club, or a group from a given club, at least 80 percent of the performing group must have completed 5th grade. There is no limit on the number of times a 4-Her can represent the county at the Iowa State Fair. State Fair winners may choose from these dates - August 12, 13, 17, 18. Time slot choices will be made during county fair.
 

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION

1.    Educational presentations may be a demonstration or illustrated talk on any topic given by one or more 4-Hers.
2.    Mixed age groups are acceptable. A team of mixed ages must be entered in the class of the oldest team member.
3.    Junior presentations should not exceed 15 minutes; intermediate and senior presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.
 

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING

1.    This contest is designed to encourage the development of the life skill of communicating with others through enhancing the ability to think, organize, speak, and answer questions readily before an audience.
2.    Participants must be senior 4-Hers who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in 2022.
3.    The 4-Her will draw three topics and select one of them for their speech. They will be given 30 minutes to prepare a four- to six-minute speech.
4.    A copy of the complete rules is available at the Extension Office. The top two speakers will be eligible to advance to competition at Iowa State Fair August 15 (completed 12th grade only), 16, 18, 21 (morning only).
 

WORKING EXHIBIT

1.    Working exhibits should be an outgrowth of the member's 4-H experience.
2.    The 4-Her should show how to do or make something. Each stage of the product should be ready so any step can be shown. Questions that might be asked as starters are: "Have you seen..." "Would you like to know how to…” “May I show you how…” The best subjects involve action by the member or involve the audience in some doing, feeling, tasting, smelling, or judging.
3.    May be an individual or team. A team consisting of mixed ages must be entered in the class of the oldest team member.
4.    Adair County 4-H Booster Fund will pay up to $20 for consumable supplies per Working Exhibit at State Fair.  A receipt must be provided.
 

SHARE THE FUN

1.    Share The Fun presentations will provide an opportunity for 4-H members to perform before an audience PURELY FOR THE SAKE OF ENJOYMENT. Skits, songs, stunts, short one act plays, dances, plus other entertainment will be acceptable.
2.    Any number of members (reasonable and meaningful to the idea) may compose a Share The Fun presentation.
3.    Share The Fun presentations must not exceed 6 minutes in length.
 
Trophies will be awarded to the Outstanding Junior and Outstanding Intermediate/Senior entries in each division, the Outstanding Vocalist, and the Outstanding Extemporaneous Speaker.
 
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TABLE SETTING CONTEST

 
The table setting contest is a fun way to learn how to properly set a table, plan nutritious meals, express originality and creativity in choosing a theme, present to a judge, express knowledge of food, nutrition and food safety, and have fun in planning a special occasion meal for entertaining. Your table setting can be entered in 10445 Food & Nutrition – Educational Display Meal Planning & Service.
 
Judging will take place as follows:  Monday, July 11, 5:00 pm
1.    Exhibitors must register for the contest by July 1st on Fair Entry (adair.fairentry.com).
2.    Exhibitors may work as an individual or in a team of two members, with the grade division determined by the oldest of the two members.
3.    Exhibitors may enter only one Table Setting entry.
4.    Exhibitors may choose to enter a casual or formal exhibit.
5.    Casual themed place settings would include events planned for indoors or outdoors using any type of table cover (tablecloth, blanket, or paper), and any type of table service.
6. Formal themed place settings would include more than three pieces of flatware along with china, tablecloth and/or mats, and cloth napkins.
7. Exhibitors must bring their own structure that functions as a table for the display, unless being seated on the floor fits with the theme (example: picnic). In this case, an appropriate covering may be placed on the floor.  A sturdy card table size is ideal, unless approved by staff.
8. The display must fit in a 4 ½-ft. by 4 ½-ft. floor space.
9. Do not include the chair in the table setting.
10. Exhibitors are to display one place setting, including table covering, dinnerware, stemware or glasses, flatware, centerpiece, menu and write up.
11. Exhibitors should wear clothing that coordinates with the theme/occasion of their table setting entry.  Appearance and personal hygiene will be part of the evaluation.
12. Exhibitors must set their own table without assistance from others.
13. Menus should contain food groups according to MyPlate.
14. Prepared food is NOT part of the exhibit. However, exhibitors should be familiar with recipes and how they are safely prepared and served.
15. Foods should be listed in the order they will be served. List beverages last. Foods that are served together should be grouped. Used single line spacing between food items and double line spacing between courses.  When an item on the menu has food or sauce that goes with it, they should be placed on the same line with the main item to the left. Capital letters should be used at the beginning of all words except a, an, and, or, for, to, with, or, on.
16. Menus must be displayed on the table. Examples may include an index card or paper, ceramic tile, chalkboard, etc. and be printed or typed by the participants. The menu can be decorated and/or propped.
17. Evaluation will include an interview with the judge. Participants should bring their completed Exhibitor Report Form and be prepared to talk about the theme of their table, the menu, food preparation and food safety. Exhibitors will be asked age-appropriate questions regarding recipes for the provided menu and food safety practices.
18. Table settings should follow appropriate table setting guidelines.
19. If candles are included in the table setting, they must not be lit.
20. Alcoholic beverages may not be used in any menu. Stemware is allowed.
21. A Junior, Intermediate and Senior Individual or Team will be selected for each of the two categories, Casual and Formal, and will be announced at the style show Thursday, July 21, 7:00 pm in the 4-H/FFA Center.
22. Top individuals/teams have the opportunity to represent the county at the Southwest Field Table Setting Contest in Atlantic on Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at 12:30pm.
 
TABLE SETTING CLASSES -
Junior Casual, Intermediate Casual, Senior Casual
Junior Formal, Intermediate Formal, Senior Formal
 
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COOKIE/CUPCAKE DECORATING CHALLENGE

 
1.    Open to all Adair County 4-H/FFA members.
2.    Three divisions will be available in each category – Juniors (4th – 6th graders); Intermediates (7th & 8th graders); and Seniors (9th – 12th graders).
3.    Limited to one entry per person in each category. Members may enter both the Cookie Decorating Challenge and the Cupcake Decorating Challenge.
4.    Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is July 1st and can be completed on Fair Entry (adair.fairentry.com).
5.    Entries must be delivered to the 4-H/FFA Center (Adair County Fairgrounds) on Tuesday, July 19 during your club’s scheduled judging time and no later than 2:00 pm. Entries may be delivered by exhibitor’s parents, family members, or friends.

  • Cookies must be delivered to the fairgrounds in the container with clear plastic lid available at the Extension office. A label with your name, grade, and theme will be attached when the cookies are delivered to the 4-H/FFA Center. Cookies need to be visible to the public.
  • Cupcakes must be delivered to the fairgrounds in a clear plastic clamshell available at the Extension office (through Thursday, July 1). A label with your name, grade, and theme will be attached when the cupcakes are delivered to the 4-H/FFA Center.

6.    All cookies/cupcakes and decorations must be made by the participant. No purchased cookies/cupcakes or professionally decorated cookies/cupcakes are permitted.
7.    Use your creativity to decorate four cookies/cupcakes around a theme. The four cookies/cupcakes do not have to look alike, but must all fit a common theme.
8.    All decorations must be edible. Go to HS 76 “Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide.”
9.    The class will be judged on theme and creativity. Cookies/cupcakes will not be taste-tested.
10. Exhibitors will not be present for judging.
11. Entries in this class are not eligible to advance to the Iowa State Fair. No premium money will be awarded.
12. First and Second Place winners will be selected in each division in each category by local judges. Results will be available when the 4-H/FFA Center is open to the public at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 20th. Prizes will be handed out before the Pride of Iowa contest on Friday, July 22nd. 
13. Cookies/cupcakes will be on display in the 4-H/FFA Center during the county fair.
 
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PRIDE OF IOWA CONTEST

Committee: Grace Evans, Lois Houghtaling, Bob and Kim Pepin, Donna Wallace
Junior Superintendents: Austin Shelley, Megan McCall
 
1.    Advance entries are required for Pride of Iowa Contest. Register on Fair Entry (adair.fairentry.com) by July 1, 2022.
2.    The Pride of Iowa Contest is scheduled for Friday, July 22, 12:00 pm at the 4H/FFA Center. Times for presentations will be assigned after entries have been received. Participants need to report to the kitchen area at least 30 minutes before their scheduled time.
3.    Any 4-H or FFA member may enter. Entries can be made by individuals or as a team.
4.    Contestants must select a recipe using at least one main ingredient that is an Iowa product (i.e., beef, pork, chicken, eggs, corn, dairy products, Iowa-grown fruits and vegetables). The recipe can be suited for a snack, beverage, main dish, dessert, salad, or outdoor cookery. The recipe may include a mix as one ingredient, but a mix alone is not acceptable for this contest. No alcohol will be allowed in any recipe. If eggs or meat are used in the recipe, they must be cooked to a safe temperature. The recipe must be submitted with the entry form. Source of the recipe must be included.
5.    Contestants must provide their own ingredients along with the equipment to prepare the recipe. Organization of supplies and equipment is critical. Contestants cannot depend on the Pride of Iowa committee or other contestants to have equipment they are willing to share. A small microwave, electric hot plate, refrigerator, and oven will be available for use the day of the contest, but all other equipment including any grilling equipment is the responsibility of the participant. InstaPots, pressure cookers, ice cream makers and air fryers are acceptable but MUST be provided by the participant. For questions on acceptable kitchen equipment, contact the Adair County Extension Office at 641-743-8412.
6.    Contestants will prepare their entire recipe in front of the judge and audience without talking during the presentation. All measuring and food preparation should occur during the presentation. Work area should be kept as clear as possible to aid in judge’s viewing.
7.    The maximum preparation times will be 15 minutes for juniors and intermediates and 20 minutes for seniors. An additional 40 minutes will be allowed for baking or grilling time, but the item must be oven or grill ready at the conclusion of the preparation time. Only the contestant will be allowed in the kitchen/grilling area. Contestant must monitor oven use while baking their product. Contestant is responsible for cleaning their work area and dishes used in preparing their entry.
8.    Failure to stay within the preparation time limits or failure to clean their work area and dishes used in preparing their entry will make the contestant ineligible for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place cash prizes.
9.    The recipe, the source of the recipe, and the participant’s name must be displayed on a poster/s. An additional poster listing the Iowa products featured must also be included. Listing the nutritional information is optional.
10.  All members must wear a 4-H or FFA t-shirt or a white shirt with a 4-H emblem or FFA tie and are encouraged to wear an apron. Contestants are encouraged to wear a hair covering (cap or hair net). Long hair must be pulled back tightly. Contestants should wear gloves if they handle the ingredients or final product.
11.  Each participant will meet with the judge. The judge will taste the final product. Criteria for judging will include: use of Iowa products, food preparation skills, following food safety procedures, quality of the final product, and knowledge of the Iowa product and food preparation.
 
SPECIAL AWARDS
The Pride of Iowa Contest is sponsored by Hometown Foods, Stuart; Fareway Stores, Inc., Greenfield; and Adair County 4-H Booster Fund. The top three entries in each age division will be awarded cash prizes of: 1st - $25; 2nd - $15; 3rd - $10. All entries will be presented with ribbons, but no premiums will be paid beyond the winning entries and special awards. Special awards will be provided by the following groups:

  • Adair County Cattlemen will provide $150 to be divided between entries that use beef products in their recipes, with a maximum of $5 per entry.
  • Adair County Corn Growers will award $5 to each entry that uses their products.
  • Adair County Pork Producers will award a $5 pork gift certificate to each entry that uses pork products in their recipe.
  • Anderson Erickson Dairy will provide YUM Certificates in advance of the competition for the purchase of AE Dairy products (white and chocolate milks, buttermilk, cottage cheese, half-and-half, heavy whipping cream, sour cream, and yogurt) to participants whose recipes use those products.
  • B&G Foods of Ankeny (Tones Spices) will provide an array of product samples to participants who use their products.
  • Bridgewater Farms will provide in-season vegetables on the day of the contest to participants whose recipes use the vegetables and who list Bridgewater Farms on their products poster.
  • Heaton Honey will award a bottle of honey to each entry that uses local honey products.
  • Iowa Meat Goat Association will award $10 to any 4-Her who uses goat meat in their cooking. They would like a picture of the 4-Her with their entrée and the recipe to share.
  • Southwest Iowa Egg, Massena will provide one dozen eggs to all entries that use eggs in their recipes.
  • The Soyfoods Council will award $10 to each entry that uses a significant amount of soyfood, including soybean oil, edamame, miso, soymilk, tofu, soy nuts, soyflour, tempeh, meat alternative products, and canned black soybeans.

 
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APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST

 
1.    Contestants must register on Fair Entry (adair.fairentry.com) by July 1st.
2.    The pies will be baked on site and judged on Saturday, July 16th in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the West Central Valley High School, Stuart.
3.    Participants must wash their hands before starting cooking and throughout the pie-making process, any time their hands become contaminated or they switch tasks.
4.    Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, clean shirt and shorts/pants, and any hair long enough to be pulled back and secured must be.
5.    Disposable food handler gloves must be worn by anyone handling pies after baking.
6.    A 9-inch aluminum pie pan will be provided to all contestants. Pies must fit in this tin. Pies and pie pans will not be returned to the 4-Her.
7.    Pies must be traditional two crust pies, with lard used as the shortening.
8.    The Adair County Pork Producers will provide lard for the contest. The lard will be chilled. Contestants must bring all other ingredients and tools (i.e., bowls, pastry cutter, measuring cups, rolling pin, flour, sugar, etc).
9.    Fresh apples must be used. No cream-based recipes due to increased risk for foodborne illness.
10.  Contestants will be assigned a time slot at a kitchen station. Contestants will work independently, under the supervision of Extension staff.
11.  Each entrant is responsible for cleaning their own work station for the next contestant to begin on time. Contestants are encouraged to practice before the contest, and may bring their ingredients pre-measured, but not pre-mixed. A large pan or plate will be placed on the lower rack in the oven to catch drips from the pie. If contestants leave a mess in the oven, they will be expected to return Saturday afternoon to clean the ovens after they have cooled.
12.   A copy of the recipe (crust and filling) must be provided for the judge.
13.  Pies will be conference judged that Saturday after they have had time to cool.
14.  After judging, all pies will be frozen and sold through the Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit the 4-H Booster Fund.
15.  Champion pies in each age division (Junior, Intermediate, Senior) will be awarded. Photos of all pies with their placings will be on display at the Silent Auction. Winners will be publicly announced and prizes will be awarded at 11:45 am on Friday, July 22nd in the 4-H/FFA Center before the Pride of Iowa contest.
 
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TUB OF BLOOMS

All 4-H clubs are encouraged to plant a decorative tub to be placed around the fair grounds. The Adair County Fair Board is offering $10 to each participating club. No form necessary. Metal signs/stakes with club names on them are available from the Extension Office.
 

4-H/FFA LIVESTOCK GENERAL RULES

1.    Advance entries are required for all livestock entries. Completed entries are due on FairEntry by July 1st.
 
2.    To be eligible to show, all Breeding Heifers, Bucket/Bottle Calves, Cow-Calf pairs, Feeder Calves, Dairy, Dairy Goats, Dogs, Horses, Ponies, Mules, Meat Goats, Sheep, and Swine must be entered in 4HOnline by May 15. Market beef must be entered in 4HOnline by February 1.
 
3.    All livestock exhibited must be owned and cared for by the member, unless otherwise noted. There are special exceptions for dogs and horses.
 
4.    Adults or older members are encouraged to instruct younger exhibitors proper grooming and showing techniques, but actual grooming for the show ring should be done by the exhibitor. Adults or older members may help younger members lead animals to the show ring, but not enter the show ring.
 
5.    Each exhibitor will provide sufficient bedding, hay, and feed for their entry and make proper provisions for the feeding and care of the animals while being exhibited.
 
6.    Free standing fans will not be allowed. All fans need safety screens in place and must be securely mounted as high as possible with all cords secured safely.
 
7.    All livestock must have perfectly dry skin, hair, or fleece when weighed in. Animals with damp or wet coats will be disqualified.
 
8.    Each exhibitor is required to clean their stalls/pens and alley ways after livestock has been removed at the end of fair. Manure should be placed in designated areas. Failure to do so may result in loss of premiums.
 
9.    All exhibitors must comply with the Iowa Youth Code of Ethics.
 
10.  Adair County Fair exhibitors who do not leave their exhibit/animals on display for the entire duration, specified by the entry and release times within their division or departments, and/or who do not clean their stall/cages, will forfeit all recognition including ribbons, trophies, champion designations, premium money and are considered ‘not in good standing’ in Adair County.
 
All livestock, horse, rabbit, and poultry exhibits must remain in their assigned areas at all times except for normal animal care and handling (i.e., feeding, exercising, grooming, showing). Livestock/Animals may not be removed from their assigned areas during nighttime hours when the areas have been designated as closed. Failure to comply will result in the forfeit of recognitions as listed above.
 
Early livestock, horse, rabbit, or poultry release in the case of an animal injury or illness, must be approved by the Adair County 4-H Youth Action Committee and the department veterinarian in advance of the removal of the exhibit. Superintendents will be notified as well. Weather-related release determinations will be determined by the Adair County Fair Board Livestock Committee.
 
Exceptions to the above-mentioned rules will be considered by the Adair County Youth Action Committee through a completed ‘Request for Early Release Application Form’ that must be submitted before the 2022 fair entry deadline of July 1st to the Adair County ISU Extension. Any requests made after July 1st will not be considered. Once an application is received, Adair County Youth Action Committee will make the determination to accept or decline the request.
 
11. Members must observe withdrawal times for all drugs/medication. Bring completed Drug Affidavits to county fair weigh-in.
 
12. Each animal entered is subject to urine, tissue, and blood testing at the discretion of show officials. If the results of testing indicate the possible use of compounds or drugs not approved for use in that species by FDA or compounds or drugs used outside the specified withdrawal requirements of FDA, these animals will be declared ineligible for competition and awards. In the case of market animals, show management will determine the appropriate disposal of the animals. An animal that is tampered with by unusual means to change appearance or weight may be declared ineligible by the show officials.
 
13.   Animals must be shown to be eligible to participate in the livestock auction. All market beef, market sheep, and market goats must declare at weigh-in which animals are going home and which are to be sold. Exhibitors may submit changes to Extension staff in writing by 5pm the day of that species’ show. Livestock not being sold will be released at 8:00 am, Sunday, July 24. All swine will be released from 7:00 and 8:30 am Sunday. Pen cow-calf pairs and junior feeder pens not selling or participating in performance contest will be released at 10:00 am Sunday so pens will be available for the sale.
 
14.  Livestock superintendents are responsible for stalling their designated species and have the authority to re-distribute stalls after all animals have been checked in. Stall cards will be posted before the animals/birds are brought onto the fair grounds.
 
15.  The superintendent of each department reserves the right to split, group, or rearrange classes when deemed necessary for efficient judging.
 
16.  It will be the judge’s decision as to whether or not to name a champion or trophy winner in each division.
 
17.  At the discretion of the Livestock Judging Contest committee, all beef, sheep, goats, and swine stalled and being exhibited at the fair are automatically eligible to be used in the Livestock Judging Contest. All beef, sheep, goat, and swine exhibitors are expected to cooperate with the livestock judging contest committee in their choice of animals to be used in the contest.
 
18.  Exhibitor questions or concerns should first be taken to the respective division superintendent. Any issues related to livestock exhibits and exhibitors not specifically addressed in the fair book will be decided by the individual species superintendent/s and/or the fair board and/or the Adair County 4-H Youth Action Committee.
 
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SHOWRING ATTIRE

Exhibitors are expected to appear in the show ring in clean clothing that results in a neat appearance. To exhibit livestock, 4-H and FFA members must wear a 4-H or FFA T-shirt, or a white shirt with a 4-H emblem, or FFA tie.  Each 4-H member will receive a free T-shirt. Additional shirts will be available at a cost to the family. Orders must be placed by May 19 through the Extension office. See the fair book section Horse for special attire required for the horseshow. Exhibit numbers must be worn as directed by the superintendent.
 
Additional attire suggestions—All livestock exhibitors are encouraged to wear non-distressed blue or black jeans. Hard-toed shoes or boots are highly recommended, but not required. Small animal exhibitors (cats, dogs, poultry, rabbits) may choose to wear non-distressed jeans, solid-colored capris, or appropriate length (no more than 2 inches above knee) solid-colored shorts. Tennis shoes are appropriate for small animal exhibitors, but sandals and flip-flops are not. Caps or hats are not appropriate when exhibiting any type of livestock, with the exception of headwear required for horse exhibitors.
 

SUBSTITUTE SHOWMAN

All youth are expected to show their animals. Excusing a member from personally exhibiting his/her animal(s) defeats one of the important objectives of 4-H/FFA work. The use of substitute showmen except in extreme cases will not be permitted. Examples include illness, injury, other county fair activities, approved non-fair activity. Exhibitors need prior approval from Adair County Extension staff and the Department Superintendent to use a substitute showman. The substitute showman must be a 4-H or FFA member eligible to exhibit at the Adair County Fair and must be approved by the department superintendent on a case-by-case basis.
 

MULTIPLE ENTRIES IN SINGLE CLASS

If a 4-H or FFA exhibitor has multiple entries in the same class and needs a helper to show additional entries, the helper must be a current Adair County 4-H (4th – 12th grade) or FFA member representing an Adair County chapter. The helper is required to meet all dress requirements. Please inform the person checking in animals of someone helping show your animals.
 
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 HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

County Fair Veterinary Inspections
 

  • All animals entering the fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 20 to be weighed or stalled will be inspected by a veterinarian on the trailer before being unloaded, weighed, or stalled. ALL livestock trailers will enter through the pit area to be inspected before proceeding to the barns/scale.
  • Exhibitors – have your animals ready for inspection by removing any blankets or covers so the animal’s skin, hair or fleece can be observed.
  • ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROOT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABCESS OR ANY OTHER CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS CONDITION WILL ELIMNATE THE ANIMAL FROM entering the grounds.
  • Animals to be weighed must arrive during their specific time frame. All livestock (not poultry) must be stalled and checked in with the superintendent by 12:00 pm on Wednesday.
  • No individual Certificate of Veterinary Inspection will be required on Iowa origin animals or poultry exhibited at County4-H/FFA Fair.
  • THE DECISION OF THE OFFICIAL SHOW VETERINARIAN WILL BE FINAL.
  • Quarantined animals or animals from quarantined herds cannot be exhibited.
  • All swine must originate from a herd or area not under quarantine and must be individually identified. All swine are required to have individual official identification. All 4-H & FFA tags bearing the USDA shield are official identification tags.
  • All sexually intact sheep and goats must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag. (Ex. IA 1234-5678). All sexually intact goats may be identified with an official tattoo registered with USDA (to register, call 1-866-USDA-TAG) or an Adair County 4-H tag.
  • All poultry exhibited must come from U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid clean or equivalent flocks or have had a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within 90 days of public exhibition and the test must have been performed by an authorized tester.
  • All dogs and cats exhibited must have a current Rabies vaccination certificate.
  • Cats must have current Feline Distemper vaccination certificate.

THE DECISION OF THE OFFICIAL SHOW VETERINARIAN WILL BE FINAL.
Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
 
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HERDSMANSHIP CONTEST

1.    All barns – East Beef, North Beef, Pen, Dairy, Horse, Poultry/Rabbit, Sheep/Goats, and Swine – will be judged twice a day. On show days, individual barns will only be checked in the evening. Final judging will be done Saturday evening, July 23rd.
2.    All barns will be scored separately on a 1 – 10 basis with 10 being the best. Scoring will be calculated using total points earned by barn.
3.    Scores will be lower if parents or other adults feed, wash or groom livestock; clean alley ways, stalls or pens.
4.    Youth Action Committee members will do the scoring.
5.    Judging Criteria:

  • Clean alleys and stalls
  • No more than one water bucket in use
  • Ample dry, clean bedding
  • Feed boxes only at feeding time (except Jr. Feeders)
  • Manure removed from barn
  • Equipment neatly arranged
  • Safe use of any electrical equipment
  • Animals clean and cared for
  • Youth attendants – positive and helpful attitude
  • Assigned area of fairgrounds clean and orderly

 
The 4-H Booster Fund will provide a Pizza Party Sunday 12:00 pm, July 24 for exhibitors in the barn earning the highest score. The pizza will be delivered to the barn.
 
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LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST

Committee: Matt Mensing, Matt Rohrig, Greg Lilly, Andrew Noland, and Tyler Long
FFA Chapter Advisers are contest assistants: Cole Reiman – NV; Kiley Smith – O-M; and Molly Dolch – WCV
 
Livestock Judging Contest - Saturday, July 23, 4:00 pm - Swine Show Arena
Registration 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Swine Show Arena
1.    Contest is for Adair County 4-H & FFA members. Contest is also open to FFA livestock judging teams from surrounding counties. FFA members must have been in high school during the past year to compete as a youth or as part of a team. A special adult division is offered.
2.    A member in both 4-H & FFA must enter either 4-H or FFA, not both.
3.    Individuals or teams may enter. Maximum four members to a team, with top three scores comprising the team score. The leader or adviser will register the team before the contest. All contestants shall meet at the swine show ring.
4.    There shall be no talking among contestants during the contest. Anyone breaking this rule will be disqualified and asked to leave the contest.
5.    Seven minutes allotted for each class. A one-minute warning will be given. Cards must be turned in when time is called.
6.    After each class, the official judge will give their placing and a short set of reasons.
7.    There will be six classes, which could include market beef, beef heifers, market lambs, breeding ewes, market barrows, breeding gilts, and goats. One class will be designated as a questions class.
8.    Ribbons awarded for top scores. Trophy awarded to the top team and top individual. All ribbons must be picked up at the 4-H office by 12:00 pm, Sunday, July 24. No ribbons will be mailed.
 
TOP LIVESTOCK JUDGING TEAM
TOP LIVESTOCK JUDGING INDIVIDUAL
TOP LIVESTOCK JUDGING PARENT-MEMBER TEAM
 
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SHOWMANSHIP

1.    Classes will be divided into four groups: Junior – 4th – 6th grades; Intermediate – 7th and 8th grades; Senior – 9th – 12th grades; Advanced (previous winners of each grade group).
2.    An exhibitor may win only once in each grade group. A member may compete in the Advanced class until they are eligible for the next grade division. An exhibitor may win the Advanced class multiple times.
3.    Adults or older members are encouraged to instruct younger exhibitors in proper grooming and showing techniques, but actual grooming for the show ring should be done by the exhibitor.
4.    Exhibitors in all showmanship classes must own the animal they exhibit, except in the case of dog and horse.
5.    The judge will group all exhibits in each grade group into purple, blue, red, and white ribbon award groups. Banners will be given to the reserve champion in each group and the champions in Cat and Dog. Buckles will be given to all other champions.
6.    There is no minimum limit to the number of exhibitors that may compete in a class.
7.    Special Bucket/Bottle Calf and Bottle Lamb Showmanship classes will be provided. See division rules for grade groups.
 
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ADAIR COUNTY SUPREME SHOWMAN

1.    Open to all Senior (grades 9-12) 4-H and FFA members exhibiting an animal in the Beef, Horse, Meat Goat, Sheep, or Swine project areas.
2.    Entry will be made on FairEntry (adair.fairentry.com) by July 1st. A minimum of 4 participants is required to hold the contest.
3.    Contestants must participate in the following:
·       Tuesday, July 19, immediately following individual’s static judging, 4-H/FFA Center - Written test
·       Thursday, July 21, 8:00 am – Horse – Horse Arena
·       Saturday, July 23, immediately following Beef Showmanship, approx. 2:30 pm – Beef, Meat Goat, Sheep, Swine – Location TBD
Arrangements will be made to allow for participation in the above schedule.
4.    Animals will be nominated by species superintendent with owner’s approval. Before each class, contestants will draw for the animal they will exhibit. They may not show their own or a family member’s animal.
5.    Contestants will earn points based on knowledge and showmanship. The species with the lowest combined score will be dropped from the overall score. The contestant with the highest total combined scores for the
remaining four species will be the Supreme Showman. A tie will be decided by adding the dropped score.
6.    Contestants may only win the contest once during their high school career.
7.    A Champion banner and Reserve Champion ribbon will be awarded. A lawn chair provided by Nodaway Valley FFA will also be awarded to the Champion Supreme Showman.
 
Results will be announced at the grandstand, Saturday, July 23, before the Demolition Derby. All contestants are expected to be in attendance.
Animals are unpredictable.
All parties willingly accept the risk associated with showing livestock.
 
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PREMIUM AUCTION INFORMATION
  1. Exhibitors may go through the premium auction one time for each of the following species categories they showed at this year’s fair: Market Beef, Beef Junior Feeder Pen, Market Meat Goat, Broilers (Poultry), Meat Rabbit, Market Lamb, Market Lamb Feeder Pen, Market Swine.
  2. Exhibitors count as one person, regardless of dual enrollment in both 4-H and FFA.
  3. Exhibitors are expected to present their animal/s in the sale ring unless decided differently by the superintendents and Premium Auction Committee.
  4. The order of species in the sale will rotate every year.
  5. Within each species, Champions will be sold first in order of their show program, followed by remaining Reserve Champions. The order of remaining exhibitors will be randomized.
  6. The number of market animals an exhibitor showed in each species category will be published in the auction program.
  7. No animals shall return to the home of the exhibitor. Rabbits and swine do not have a market outlet from the fair and are therefore exempt. Failure to follow this rule will result in forfeiture of premium and the exhibitor will be banned from future participation in the sale.
  8. Premium bids will be solicited for each exhibitor. This will be a flat bid. The bid will not be multiplied by the number of head.
  9. By law, a W9 must be submitted by each exhibitor whose premiums total $600 or more.

 
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DIVISION A -- BEEF

Superintendents: Ralph Lents, Carl Ford, Doug Wallace, Beth Baudler
 

BEEF GENERAL RULES

1.    All breeding heifer, bucket/bottle calf, cow-calf, and feeder calf exhibitors must report to the scale house between 8:30 am and 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 20, during market beef weigh-in to verify entries.
2.    Painting, dyeing, use of color agents, artificial tail heads or tail fins, are not allowed. (Colored grooming aids may be used on hooves only.) Beef projects which show evidence of this, when rubbed with either a towel or hand, will not be permitted in the show ring.
3.    Animals showing evidence of sharp practices (such as surgical removal of excess brisket or dewlap skin, filling with oil or air, etc.) will be barred from the show.
4.    Free standing fans will not be allowed. All fans need safety screens in place and must be securely mounted as high as possible.
5.    It will be the judge’s decision as to whether or not to name a champion in each division.
 

BEEF SHOW SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 pm - Bucket/Bottle Calf Records due to 4-H office on fairgrounds
Friday, July 22, 2:00 pm - Bucket/Bottle Calf exhibitor interviews begin
Friday, July 22, 5:00 pm - Bucket/Bottle Calf Show
Saturday, July 23, 8:30 am - Jr. Feeder Pens, Cow/Calf Pens, Beef Breeding Heifer, Lead Cow-Calf, Feeder Calf
Saturday, July 23, 12:30 pm - Market Beef Show and Beef Showmanship
 

SECTION I --BREEDING HEIFERS AND COWS

 

BREEDING HEIFERS (Superintendent – Carl Ford)

1.    An exhibitor may show a total of 3 breeding heifers and 2 pairs in cow-calf classes. All breeding heifers MUST be entered in 4HOnline by May 15 by the family.
2.    All heifers must be born between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, and must be tattooed.
3.    Breeding heifer exhibitors must report to the scale house between 8:30 am and 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 20 to verify entries.
4.    Heifers will be judged from standpoint of breed characteristics, type, quality, and conformation. Future usefulness as a breeding cow is primary consideration.
5.    Heifers will be divided into classes based on number of entries and the birth date of the animal, with a maximum age spread of no more than 150 days in any class.
6.    Registered entries must submit a copy of the registration papers with the county fair entry. All registration papers must either be in the name of the exhibitor or show a logical family relationship.
7.    A registered breed show will be held for every breed with entries.
8.    No lactating heifers or cows will be allowed to be shown in this section. Lactating animals must be entered in the cow-calf section.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE REGISTERED HEIFER (Each Breed)
CHAMPION AND RESERVE COMMERCIAL HEIFER
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MATURE BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF BREEDING HEIFER 
(Must have been exhibited at the 2020 Adair County Fair Bucket/Bottle Calf Show by the same exhibitor)
CHAMPION AND RESERVE SUPREME BREEDING HEIFER (Winners from above divisions.)                 
 

LEAD BEEF COW-CALF

1.    Calf must be dropped between January 1, 2022 and May 15, 2022. All cow-calf pairs MUST be entered in 4HOnline by May 15 by the family.
2.    Cow may be former heifer or purchased cow. Both cow and calf must be haltered and led in the show ring.
3.    Lead cow-calf pairs may not be exhibited in the pen cow-calf pair class.
4.    Lead cow-calf exhibitors must report to the scale house between 8:30 am and 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 20 to verify entries.
5.    Classes will be broken by sex of the calf.
6.    Classes will be broken by breed of the cow.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE LEAD COW-CALF
 

BEEF COW-CALF PEN (Superintendent – Doug Wallace)

1.    Cow-calf pairs will be shown in pens. All cow-calf pairs MUST be entered in 4HOnline by May 15 by the family.
2.    Calf must be dropped between January 1, 2022 and May 15, 2022. Exhibitor must declare class (Commercial or Seedstock) when entering animals on July 1. Classes will not be changed after July 1.
Commercial– offspring intended for harvest.                    
Seedstock – offspring intended to be kept as replacement heifers or bulls.
3.    Classes will be divided as follows:
·       Commercial - Heifer Calf
·       Commercial - Steer/Bull Calf
·       Seedstock - Heifer Calf
·       Seedstock - Bull Calf
4.    Neither cows nor calves should be tied in pens. Animals should be clean, but be displayed and shown in pasture condition (no grooming).
5.    Judging will be based on visual appraisal, records as summarized on special cow-calf poster (large, small, instructions), and general knowledge of beef industry.
6.    All cow-calf pens must be on the grounds and stalled by 12:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20.
7.    All cow-calf pens are released at 10:30 am, Sunday, July 24. Cow-calf pens must be empty and clean by 1:30pm in order to prepare for sale.
 
CHAMPION COMMERCIAL COW-CALF PEN - Heifer Calf
CHAMPION COMMERCIAL COW-CALF PEN- Steer/Bull Calf
CHAMPION SEEDSTOCK COW-CALF PEN - Heifer Calf
CHAMPION SEEDSTOCK COW-CALF PEN - Bull Calf
RESERVE CHAMPION COW-CALF PEN will be named in each class.
 
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SECTION II -- CALVES

 

BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF (Superintendent – Beth Baudler)

OBJECTIVES

  • To design a cattle project to fit the physical size and maturity level of younger youth
  • To teach proper health care and nutrition requirements of young cattle
  • To teach basic beef management skills without a large investment
  • To teach basic record keeping skills and communication skills
  • To provide a better understanding of the feeder cattle industry
  • An exhibitor may identify 3 calves, and show 2 at the county fair. All bucket/bottle calves must be tagged with a special tag (obtained at the Extension office). All bucket/bottle calves MUST be entered in 4HOnline by May 15 by the family.
  • Calves must be born between January 1 and May 15, 2022.
  • 4-H’er must have possession before calf is three weeks old.
  • Calves must be bucket or bottle fed—not nursing after 3 weeks of age.
  • Calves will be shown on halter.
  • All calves must be treated for parasites (deloused and dewormed) between June 15 and July 15.
  • Bucket/Bottle calves may not be exhibited in the feeder calf show.
  • Any calf deemed by the county fair beef committee not to be a bucket/bottle calf will be shown as a feeder calf.
  • Bucket/bottle calves must be weighed in between 10:00—10:30 am on Wednesday, July 20.
  • Record book should consist of Form BB/94 and an optional one page story. No additional pages will be allowed. Estimate the approximate value of your calf at fair time so financial records can be closed.
  • Bucket/bottle calf records must be submitted to the 4-H office at the fairgrounds by 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20. Records will be returned to the exhibitor’s club booth following the Bucket/Bottle Calf Show on Friday.
  • Bucket/Bottle Calf Exhibitor Interviews—2:00 pm, Friday, July 22. Bucket/Bottle calf exhibitors will be scheduled for a 10-minute interview with the judge. Schedule will be determined by number of bucket/bottle calf exhibitors.
  • Judging will be based on:
    a) What member learned about care and management of calf;
    b) Exhibitor’s knowledge of the general health and condition of the calf;
    c) Complete and accurate records of the project.

 
RECORDBOOK/INTERVIEW EVALUATION
Top 4th Grade Exhibitor Record book/interview Award
Top 5th – 6th Grade Exhibitor Record book/Interview Award
Top 7th - 8th Grade Exhibitor Record book/Interview Award
Top 9th – 12th Grade Exhibitor Record book/interview Award
 
Bucket/Bottle Calf Show– Friday, July 22, 5:00 pm
Mid-American Show Arena  
Judging will be based on:
a) General health, cleanliness, condition, and management of the calf
b) Exhibitor’s ability to show the calf (showmanship)
c) Exhibitor’s general knowledge of the project
Classes will be divided by grade of the exhibitor, then sex of the calf. Quality and conformation of the calf will not be considered in this program.
 
BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF SHOWMANSHIP                                                                     
4th Grade Exhibitor; 5th - 6th Grade Exhibitor, 7th - 8th Grade Exhibitor, 9th - 12th Grade Exhibitor
 
CHAMPION & RESERVE 4TH GRADE BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF PROJECT                    
CHAMPION & RESERVE 5TH - 6TH GRADE BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF PROJECT
CHAMPION & RESERVE 7TH - 8TH GRADE BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF PROJECT
CHAMPION & RESERVE 9TH - 12TH GRADE BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF PROJECT
 
SPECIAL
Adair County Farm Bureau will provide a milk replacement voucher at the time of tagging to each exhibitor in the Bucket/Bottle Calf Division, regardless of number of head shown. In addition, Farm Bureau will arrange for each exhibitor to be photographed with their calf.
 

FEEDER CALVES (Superintendent – Ralph Lents)

1.    An exhibitor may identify 4 calves and show 3 at the county fair. All feeder calves must be identified with an ear tag. All feeder calves MUST be entered in 4HOnline by May 15 by the family.
2.    Feeder calves must be born between January 1 and May 15, 2022.
3.    Feeder calves must be broke to lead.
4.    Feeder calves may not be shown in the bucket/bottle calf class.
5.    Feeder calves, which are not part of a cow-calf pair, must be on the fairgrounds by 9:00 am, Saturday, July 23. Exhibitors must check in with Ralph Lents between 9:30 – 10:00 am. These calves will not be stalled and will be released immediately following the feeder calf show.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE FEEDER CALF/Heifer
CHAMPION AND RESERVE FEEDER CALF/Steer or Bull
 
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SECTION III -- MARKET BEEF

 

MARKET STEERS/MARKET HEIFERS

1.    A member may weigh a maximum of 6 head, and show 3 head at the county fair.
2.    All entries must have been weighed and ear tagged at the county weigh-in December 29, 2021. All market beef animals MUST be entered in 4HOnline by February 1 by the family.
3.    All market beef must weigh a minimum of 900 pounds to exhibit in this division. Market steers/heifers will be shown by weight on fair entry day. Novelty market beef, such as miniature cattle, will be accommodated with a market show.
4.    An animal with permanent central incisor teeth up and in wear is not eligible to show. Animals with horns will not be eligible for market classes.
5.    Lead market steers will qualify for purple and blue awards only if they have an average daily gain of 2.3 or more pounds. Lead market heifers will qualify for purple and blue awards only if they have an average daily gain of 2.1 or more pounds.
6.    Separate market steer and market heifer divisions will be offered. Animals will be classed by weight within divisions. No heifer may be shown in both the market heifer class and the breeding heifer class.
7.    After placing a class in the show ring, officials reserve the right to re-inspect animals for sharp practices.
8.    The first and second place animals from each class will compete for champion and reserve of each weight group, provided they were awarded a purple or blue award.
9.    To be eligible to exhibit in the Mature Bucket/Bottle Calf Class, the animal must have been exhibited by the same exhibitor at the previous Adair County Fair and have been weighed and ear tagged at the county weigh-in December 29, 2021.
10.   If a division first or second place animal is disqualified, the second and third place animals will move up. If a division champion is disqualified, the reserve division champion will move up to champion. (The reserve champion will not be replaced.)
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MATURE BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET HEIFER
CHAMPION AND RESERVE LIGHTWEIGHT MARKET BEEF
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MIDDLEWEIGHT MARKET BEEF
CHAMPION AND RESERVE HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET BEEF
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET BEEF
RATE-OF-GAIN/MARKET BEEF (Highest average daily gain for an individual market beef)
 

LIVE BEEF PERFORMANCE – NO FIT CLASS

1.    Member may identify a maximum of 6 steers, and show 3 at the county fair.
2.    Entries must have been weighed and tagged at the county weigh-in on December 29, 2021. All market beef animals MUST be entered in 4HOnline by February 1 by the family.
3.    Entries cannot be chosen from steers identified for a junior feeder pen.
4.    Entries cannot be entered in any other class, except Showmanship. Members may choose one of their entries to enter in Showmanship.
5.    Entries will not be eligible for overall Champion Market Steer.
6.    Entries must be halter broken and manageable by the exhibitor.
7.    Entries must be clean, but no credit will be given for grooming, except for Showmanship.
8.    Entries will be judged on live performance and carcass.
9.    Each entry competing in the Live Beef Performance – No Fit Class must be entered in the Beef Performance Contest and sent with the Adair County Fair cattle to the processing plant on Sunday, July 24. A trophy will be awarded to the entry that averages the best retail value per day on feed as part of the Beef Performance Contest.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE LIVE BEEF PERFORMANCE – NO FIT CLASS
RATE-OF-GAIN/LIVE BEEF PERFORMANCE – NO FIT CLASS (Highest average daily gain for an individual entry)
 

JUNIOR FEEDER PEN (Superintendent – Ralph Lents)

1.    A member may weigh a maximum of 6 head, and show only one pen of 3, 4, or 5 steers or heifers.
2.    Calves had to be weighed and ear tagged at the county weigh-in December 29, 2021. They need not be halter broken, washed, or trained. All market beef animals MUST be entered in 4HOnline by February 1 by the family.
3.    Average weight of all animals in the pen must equal or exceed 900 pounds.
4.    To qualify for a purple or blue award they must have an average daily gain of 2.4 or more pounds.
5.    Animals exhibited as an individual in the market beef classes are not eligible for this class.
6.    Exhibitors must complete and post an information form summarizing production costs at the county fair.
7.    A trophy will be awarded to the junior feeder pen that averages the best retail value per day on feed as part of the beef performance contest. All animals that are shown in the pen at the fair must participate in the performance contest for the pen to be eligible for this award.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE LIGHTWEIGHT JR. FEEDER PEN
CHAMPION AND RESERVE HEAVYWEIGHT JR. FEEDER PEN
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE JUNIOR FEEDER PEN
RATE-OF-GAIN/JUNIOR FEEDER PEN (Highest average daily gain based on entire pen)
 

BEEF SHOWMANSHIP

Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
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SECTION IV -- 4-H/FFA BEEF PERFORMANCE CONTEST

1.    An exhibitor may enter any number in this division.
2.    All entries in this division must have been tagged and weighed at the county weigh-in December 29, 2021 or at other designated location by February 1, 2022.
3.    All beef performance entries will be processed at the Tyson processing plant in Dakota City, Nebraska. Animals weighing less than 950 pounds or less, or 1700 pounds or more, are discouraged from entry due to Tyson requirements. If animals outside of this weight range are rejected at the plant, the owner is responsible.
4.    Steers and heifers that were not shown in regular classes (market, junior feeder pen, or live beef performance – no fit) may be entered at the fairgrounds scale building, Sunday, July 24, from 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm.
5.    All steers and heifers sold to the packer from the county fair will be automatically entered in the performance contest.
6.    Carcasses will be placed based on retail value per day on feed. The winter weigh-in weight will serve as the starting point.
7.    $20 will be deducted from the exhibitor’s payment check for each animal entered in the contest to help defray the cost of trucking, insurance, and data collection. In addition, a dark cutter assessment of $.35/cwt. will be charged each participant.
8.    Injury to carcass or portion thereof, condemnation, or a lower price than expected, is the responsibility of the animal’s owner.
9.    A trophy will be awarded to the junior feeder pen that averages the best retail value per day on feed. All animals that are shown in the pen at the fair must participate in the performance contest for the pen to be eligible for this award.
10.   Premiums paid on carcass placing by Adair County Cattlemen Association: 1st – $150; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $75; 4th – $50.
11.   Results of the Beef Performance Contest will be announced at the supper/meeting held at the 4-H/FFA Center Monday, August 8, 6:30 pm.
 
CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL BEEF PERFORMANCE
CHAMPION JR. FEEDER BEEF PERFORMANCE
 

PREMIUM AUCTION

Exhibitors showing Market Beef are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Market Beef exhibitor.
Exhibitors showing Beef Junior Feeder Pens are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Beef Junior Feeder Pen exhibitor.
The animals listed on the auction program must be sold for harvest at the end of the fair.
See PREMIUM AUCTION INFORMATION for full information.
 
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DIVISION B – CAT

Cat Show - Saturday, July 23, 8:00 am, Gazebo in Courtyard 
Superintendent: Kim Pepin
 
1.    Exhibitor limited to 2 animals.
2.    Kittens must be at least 4 months old by fair time.
3.    No pregnant cats allowed.
4.    Cats and kittens must have been inoculated for feline distemper (at least 2 weeks but no more than one year before the county fair) and have a current Rabies certificate. Certification of both must be provided at check-in.
5.    Cats and kittens showing signs of parasites or disease will be excused.
6.    Cats will not be housed at the fairgrounds. They should be brought to the county fair in a secure container, harness, or collar and leash.
7.    Each cat or kitten may be entered in only one class.
 
SECTION I—LONGHAIR
120   Male and female kittens (4—8 months)
121   Male adult (9 months—7 years)
122   Male adult (8 years and over)
123   Female adult (9 months—7 years)
124   Female adult (8 years and over)
 
SECTION II—SHORTHAIR
125   Male and female kittens (4—8 months)
126   Male adult (9 months—7 years)
127   Male adult (8 years and over)
128   Female adult (9 months—7 years)
129   Female adult (8 years and over)
 
KITTEN BEST OF SHOW & RESERVE
CAT BEST OF SHOW & RESERVE
 
CAT SHOWMANSHIP
Showmanship is open to all exhibitors.
Exhibitors may only show one cat or kitten in showmanship.
Judging criteria will include:
a.)     cleanliness and grooming
b.)     general appearance
c.)      member’s handling
d.)     member’s knowledge
 
Advanced; Senior (9th-12th grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th grade); Junior (4th-6th grade)
 
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DIVISION C – DAIRY

Dairy/Dairy Goat Show - Saturday, July 23, 8:00 am, Swine Barn Arena
 
SECTION I – HEIFERS AND COWS
1.    Exhibitor limited to 2 animals per class, either purebred or grade.
2.    A yearling heifer that has freshened prior to time of judging must be shown in the two-year-old class.
3.    Breed should be clearly specified on the entry card with the age of animal.
 
CLASSES
401  Jr. Heifer born between 12/1/21 and *6/1/22 *(Dam must be listed on ID entered in 4H Online within 1 week of birth.)
402  Sr. Heifer born 9/1/21– 11/30/21
403  Jr. Yearling Heifer born 3/1/21 – 8/31/21
404  Sr. Yearling Heifer born 9/1/20 – 2/28/21
405  2-Year-Old Cow born 9/1/19 – 8/31/20
406  3 & 4 Year Old Cow born 9/1/17 – 8/31/19
407  Aged Cow born before 9/1/17
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE OF SHOW
 
DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
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DIVISION D – DAIRY GOAT

Dairy/Dairy Goat Show - Saturday, July 23, 8:00 am, Swine Barn Arena
Superintendent: Renee Sammons
 
1.    Exhibitor limited to 2 animals per class, purebred or grade.
2.    Age of animals on show day. All dairy goats MUST be entered in 4HOnline by May 15 by the family.
 
CLASSES
490  Jr. Doe under 3 months *(If doe is born after May 15, dam must be listed in 4H Online within 1 week of birth.)
491  Jr. Doe 3 months and under 4 months
492  Jr. Doe 4 months and under 5 months
493  Jr. Doe 5 months and under 6 months
494  Jr. Doe 6 months and under 1 year
495  Jr. Doe, not in milk, 1 year and under 2 years
496  Sr. Doe under 2 years that has freshened
497  Sr. Doe over 2 & under 3 years that has freshened
498  Sr. Doe 3 years and over that has freshened
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE JUNIOR DOE
CHAMPION AND RESERVE SENIOR DOE
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE OF SHOW
 
DAIRY GOAT SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
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DIVISION E – DOG OBEDIENCE

Dog Show - Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 pm, Mid-American Arena
Dog Agility - Friday, July 22, 11:00 am, East of Fair Shop
Superintendents: Daniella (641-745-7746) and Andrew Noland
State law requires current Rabies vaccination certificate for county and state fair.
 
1.    Handler must be a 4-H or FFA member enrolled in the dog project. All dogs MUST be entered in 4HOnline by May 15 by the family.
2.    Entries in the dog department are open to purebred or mixed breeds and must be owned by the exhibitor/exhibitor's family (see Iowa 4-H Publication 202). However, for all classes the dog is to have been trained, cared for and managed by the exhibitor.
3.    Exhibitor must present current vaccination certificate for Rabies signed by a veterinarian before attending any dog classes or participating at the county fair.
4.    Dog project classes will be offered. It is mandatory that dog project exhibitors attend a minimum of two classes. (If you are unable to do so, contact the dog superintendents.) Classes start on Monday, June 6 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The remaining classes will continue on Monday nights at the fairgrounds.
5.    Exhibitors in the dog department shall not strike or use any physical means of discipline on the dog.
6.    No dog with physical or mental conditions that would significantly impair their performance may participate (i.e., hip dysplasia, disc problems, advanced arthritis). The judge and/or the department superintendent has the authority to stop the performance of any dog whose soundness is in question.
7.    No dog with open wounds or sores, or dog following surgery may attend class or participate in the dog show until permission is granted in writing by veterinarian.
8.    Dogs that show signs of aggression towards humans or other dogs will not be permitted to participate in practices or competition.
9.    Female dogs in season will not be permitted to participate in practices or competition.
10.  Obedience classes will be established on the experience of the handler and the dog. Dog Obedience and Showmanship classes will be judged, Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 pm in the Mid-American Arena. Dog agility performance is scheduled for Friday, July 22, 11:00 am in the grass area east of the Fair Shop.
11.  Exhibitor must wear 4-H or FFA T-shirt or white shirt with 4-H emblem or FFA tie. It is suggested that exhibitors select non-distressed blue or black jeans, solid-colored capris or solid colored appropriate length (no more than 2 inches above the knee) shorts. Tennis shoes are acceptable, but sandals or flip-flops are not. Please do not wear caps or hats while in the show ring.
 
SPECIAL AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR:                                          
       BEST GROOMED DOG
       DETERMINATION AWARD
       MOST IMPROVED

DOG SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
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DIVISION F -- HORSE & MULE

Horse Show - Thursday, July 21, 8:00 a.m., Horse Arena
Fun Jackpot Show - Saturday, July 23, 9:00 a.m., Horse Arena      
Superintendent: Amanda Breheny
Assistant Superintendents: Heather Stuva, Amanda Shelter, Amber Classen, and Tammy Baier.
Show Committee: Mick Sherer and Adam Breheny
 
1. All horses/ponies/mules must be properly identified in 4H Online by the member/family by May 15 by the family. If the animal is not owned by the member, adequate proof is needed to show that after May 15 the member had an active role in the care of the animal.
2. Exhibitors are limited to entering four horses/ponies/mules. (Mare and foal equal one individual unless the foal is to be shown.) Show management has the right to limit the entries if space is not available to stall all the horses.
3. Exhibitors may substitute a horse or pony at check-in time, provided the animal is listed on their ID form.
4. Each exhibitor MUST exhibit at least one animal in a halter or showmanship class to be eligible to ride in performance classes.
5. No exhibitor will be allowed to show more than one horse or pony per class in classes 7-27 and 32-37.  Exhibitors will be limited to two entries in all other classes.
6. No horse may be entered in more than one western type pleasure class (13-21). A special exception will be made if a horse is being shared by two members. In this case, each exhibitor may enter the horse in one pleasure class provided it isn't the same class number.
7. All foals/fillies/colts must be halter broke.
8. No stallions over 12 months of age may be on the fairgrounds during the fair or at horse practices.
9. All animals must be measured at either horse practices or at check-in. Any animal over 57 inches will be considered a horse.
10. Exhibitors or anyone assisting an exhibitor shall not strike nor use any physical means of disciplining a horse/pony/mule.
11. Only exhibitors may mount and ride his/her horse the day of the horse show, until the conclusion of the show.
12. No horse, pony, or mule may be ridden during the fair, by anyone other than the exhibitor or immediate family member, unless the parent/ guardian of an exhibitor is present and gives permission. If permission is granted, the rider must comply with the helmet rule.
13. During the county fair show, no spectators will be allowed on the rail. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the removal of the offender from the horse show area, and in cases of serious violations may result in the suspension of exhibitors who the offender is accompanying.
14. To be admitted in the show arena, an exhibitor must wear 
         •   clean dark blue jeans (belt is required)
         •   solid, plain, front button or snap long-sleeved, collared shirt of any color (including white) with 4-H emblem attached on upper left chest or arm band on left arm; FFA tie or arm band on left arm for FFA exhibitors
           •  a properly fitted riding helmet (in all riding classes), a riding helmet or western hat (in halter and showmanship classes)
           •  boots or shoes with hard soles
           •  NO CHAPS
           •  All members are required to wear riding helmets anytime they are mounted on a horse.
15. Exhibitors who have demonstrated to the program superintendent the ability to perform the maneuvers and patterns required prior to the class entry deadline are eligible to participate in either Western Riding or Reining.
16. The show arena will close at 11:00 pm each evening. 
17. In the case of an injury/illness that prevents a horse from being shown, another horse that the member had properly identified by the May 15 deadline, may be substituted in any class the original horse was entered. The county fair veterinarian for the horse division or the judge must confirm that the horse should not be shown. The substituted (back-up horse) must qualify for the class (for example: a mare may not be substituted in a gelding halter class). 
18. All horses in the arena must be on halter and lead rope or lunge line or under bridle. No horses are to be left running loose in the arena.
 
HELMET RULE: All 4-H and FFA members must wear a properly fitted and secured riding helmet any time they are mounted on a horse or pony at the County Fair. In addition, they must wear helmets any time they are mounted during 4-H sponsored practices, trail rides, or shows. If a member allows another youth to mount their horse or pony, they are responsible for seeing that the other youth is wearing a properly fitted helmet regardless of whether or not they are a 4-H or FFA member. Failure to follow the helmet rules outlined above will be as follows: 1st time – verbal warning; 2nd time – loss of premiums; and 3rd time – dismissal from the event or show. Adults are strongly encouraged to wear helmets when they are riding at 4-H events.
 
HORSE SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
HALTER – MULE/DONKEY 

  1. Mule
  2. Donkey

HALTER - PONY (57 INCHES OR UNDER)
 
   3. Mare/Filly
   4. Gelding/Colt
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PONY MARE/FILLY
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PONY GELDING/COLT
 
HALTER - HORSE (OVER 57 INCHES)
 
   5. Mare/Filly
   6. Gelding/Colt
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARE/FILLY
CHAMPION AND RESERVE GELDING/COLT
 
PERFORMANCE
 
   7. Senior Bareback Equitation
   8. Intermediate Bareback Equitation
   9. Junior Bareback Equitation
 10. Tandem Bareback
 11. English Pleasure
 12. English Equitation
 13. Senior Ranch Horse Pleasure
 14. Intermediate Ranch Horse Pleasure
 15. Junior Ranch Horse Pleasure
 16. Pony Pleasure
 17. Walk-Trot Pleasure (Class for First Time 4-H/FFA Horse Project exhibitor, no matter exhibitor’s age.)
 18. Senior Western Pleasure
 19. Intermediate Western Pleasure
 20. Junior Western Pleasure
 21. *2 and 3 Year Old Pleasure Class
 22. *2 and 3 Year Old Walk-Trot (Not eligible for high point)
 23. Senior Western Horsemanship
 24. Intermediate Western Horsemanship
 25. Junior Western Horsemanship 
 26. **Western Riding
 27. **Reining
*The horse and rider must demonstrate to the program superintendent the ability to show the animal to be entered in all of the required gaits prior to entry into this class.
**See division rule number 15 above for entry requirements.
 
TRAIL
Obstacles used in the trail class will be selected from the possible obstacles listed on pages 88-90 of the Rules and Regulations for 4-H Equine Shows in Iowa.
 
 28. Senior Trail Class
 29. Intermediate Trail Class
 30. Junior Trail Class
 31. Trail-In-Hand Class (Open to miniature horses of any age and other horses or ponies which are 2 years of age or under.)
 
GAME EVENTS
 
 32. Senior Break-A-Gait
 33. Intermediate Break-A-Gait
 34. Junior Break-A-Gait
 35. Senior Egg Race
 36. Intermediate Egg Race
 37. Junior Egg Race
 38. Senior Key Hole Race (Horse at least 3 years old)
 39. Intermediate Key Hole Race (Horse at least 3 years old)
 40. Junior Key Hole Race (Horse at least 3 years old)
 41. Senior Pole Bending (Horse at least 3 years old)
 42. Intermediate Pole Bending (Horse at least 3 years old)
 43. Junior Pole Bending (Horse at least 3 years old)
 44. Senior Barrel Racing (Horse at least 3 years old)
 45. Intermediate Barrel Racing (Horse at least 3 years old)
 46. Junior Barrel Racing (Horse at least 3 years old)
 47. Senior Jumping Figure 8 (Horse at least 3 years old)
 48. Intermediate Jumping Figure 8 (Horse at least 3 years old)
 49. Junior Jumping Figure 8 (Horse at least 3 years old)
 50. ***Costume Class for horse and rider as one entry. 
***Junior, Intermediate, and Senior participants will compete as one class. Award for first place.
 
HIGH POINT CHAMPION BUCKLES
Champion and Reserve Champion high-point awards will be presented in each age division. Pre-entry will be required. High Point Rules are listed below. Rules are also available at the Extension office and horse practices.
 
1.    Points totaled from the following classes (each age division is separated):

  • Horse Showmanship
  • One pleasure class (Pony Pleasure, Walk-trot Pleasure, Ranch Horse Pleasure, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, or 2 & 3 Year Old Pleasure to be specified by each participant before the show starts)
  • Equitation (English or Western to be specified by the participant before the show starts)
  • Trail
  • Bareback Equitation
  • Egg Race
  • Break-A-Gate
  • Key Hole Race
  • Pole Bending
  • Barrel Racing
  • Jumping Figure 8

2.    Each horse and rider combination will have points totaled separately. Only one horse and rider combination can be designated for the High Point Champion contest whether showing in 4-H, FFA, or both.
3.    If the designated horse and rider combination does not participate in one of the above listed classes, they will not earn any points from that class, but are still eligible for high point.
4.    Points will be awarded on a sliding scale as follows* (maximum of 5 points per class no matter how many participants):

  • Classes with 5 or more participants: 1st – 5pts, 2nd – 4pts, 3rd – 3pts, 4th – 2pts, 5th -1pt                       
  • Classes with 4 participants:              1st – 4 points, 2nd – 3 points, 3rd – 2 points, 4th – 1 point
  • Classes with 3 participants:              1st – 3 points, 2nd – 2 points, 3rd – 1 point
  • Classes with 2 participants:              1st – 2 points, 2nd – 1 point
  • Classes with 1 participant:                1st – 1 point

* A no time or disqualification from any class will result in no points being awarded.
5.    Each horse and rider combination will have earned points totaled for all classes.
·       The horse and rider combination from each age division scoring the highest total points will receive a High Point Champion belt buckle. The buckles are listed below.
                             Senior High Point Champion
                             Intermediate High Point Champion
                             Junior High Point Champion
·       Horse and rider combination from each age division scoring next highest total points will receive the Reserve Champion prize.
6.    Tie breakers for points totals will be as follows:
·       The first tie breaker will be the highest place in the Pleasure Class (specified before the show starts).
·       The second tie breaker will be the fastest time in Barrel Racing.
 
High Point CHAMPION and RESERVE from each age division will be announced at the end of the show.
Point totals and winner designations are final and cannot be contested.
 
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DIVISION G – LLAMA

1.    Exhibitor may enter up to 3 llamas.
2.    Exhibitor shall select one area (i.e., costume, wool, obstacle, showmanship, pack/trail) to highlight for each entry and prepare a demonstration.
3.    Demonstration shall last no more than 5 minutes per animal and include a verbal explanation for the audience.
 
BEST OF SHOW
 
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DIVISION H – MEAT GOAT

Meat Goat Show - Friday, July 22 11:00 a.m.   Mid-American Arena (or immediately following the Sheep Show)
Superintendents: Carl Ford, Beth Baudler, and Mike Christensen
 
SECTION I—NOVELTY GOAT
1.    Exhibitor may show a total of 3.
2.    Wethers and does may be shown in this division. All males must be castrated at least 60 days prior to the show.
3.    Each doe must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or official tattoo registered with USDA (to register, call 1-866-USDATAG).
4.    All entries must have been identified with their name and listed on a 4-H ID sheet filed at the Extension office by May 15.
5.    Classes will be divided by sex of the animal.
 
BEST OF SHOW
 
SECTION II – MARKET MEAT GOAT
1.    Exhibitors may tag 10 meat goats and show a total of 3. All market meat goats must by entered in 4hOnline by May 15 by the family.
2.    Wethers and does may be shown in this division. All males must be castrated at least 60 days prior to the show. Does exhibited in this division cannot be shown in the breeding division.
3.    Each doe must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or official tattoo registered with USDA (to register, call 1-866-USDATAG).
4.    All entries must have been weighed and tagged with an official 4-H ear tag on April 23, 2022, at the countywide weigh-in.
5.    All entries must have kid teeth in normal positions at time of county fair.
6.    If horned, meat goats must have horns tipped blunt before the fair.
7.    It is recommended that all meat goats be uniformly clipped with 3/8-inch length of hair or less above the knee and hock joints to include the head, but excluding the tail.
8.    Minimum weight at the county fair is 40 pounds.
9.    Classes will be divided by sex of the animal and weight.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET DOE
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET WETHER
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET MEAT GOAT
CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION RATE OF GAIN
 
SECTION III – BREEDING MEAT GOAT
1.    Exhibitors may identify up to 14 does and show 2 per division.
2.    All entries must have been identified with a tag or tattoo and entered in 4hOnline by the family by May 15. (Goats born after May 15 must be from a doe listed in 4hOnline and be reported within 1 week of birth.)
3.    Commercial, percentage, and purebred boer breeding goats will all be shown together. Breeding does 12months and under will be shown by weight. Does ages 12 months to 24 months will be shown by age.
4.    Each doe must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or official tattoo registered with USDA (to register, call 1-866 USDATAG).
5.    If horned, does must have horns tipped blunt before the fair.
6.    A doe cannot be shown in both this division and the dairy goat or market meat goat division.
7.    The Doe Kid (under 12 months) class will be broken down by weight.
 
CLASSES
300  Doe Kid  12 months and under  
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION KID
 
303  Junior Doe           12 – 18 months   February 1, 2021– July 31, 2021
304  Junior Doe           18 – 24 months   August 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR DOE
 
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE BREEDING DOE
 
 
MEAT GOAT SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9 – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
PREMIUM AUCTION
Exhibitors showing market meat goats are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Market Meat Goat exhibitor.
The animals listed on the auction program must be sold for harvest at the end of the fair.
See PREMIUM AUCTION INFORMATION for full information.
 
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DIVISION I – POULTRY

 
Poultry Show - Thursday, July 21, 3:00 pm, West end of the Dairy Barn
Superintendents: Dave and Kendalyn Huff
 
1.    Each bird may be entered in only one class. Entries are due July 1.
2.    A minimum of 5 birds is necessary to name a champion and reserve. (No minimum number of pens in Class 1112 required to name a champion and reserve.)
3.    Pullorum Typhoid testing, by an authorized tester, will be done at the fair grounds June 18 at 8:00 - 10:00 am. All birds to be exhibited must be tested except those entered in Class 1102, Class 1103, or Class 1112.
4.    Poultry exhibits are entered Thursday, July 21, 8:00 - 10:00 am.
5.    Poultry exhibits are released at 12:30 pm, Sunday, July 24. Poultry cages must be empty and clean by 4:00 pm.
 
EGG PRODUCTION
1.    Exhibitor limited to 6 birds per class.
2.    Includes varieties noted for egg production and dual-purpose breeds.
 
1100      Pullet (approximately 12 weeks through 5 months of age)
1101      Hen (6 months or older)
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE EGG PRODUCTION
 

MEAT PRODUCTION - INDIVIDUAL

1.    Exhibitor limited to 6 birds per class.
2.    Judging to consider marketability, appearance, meat characteristics, and exhibitor knowledge.
 
1102      Broiler 4 pounds or less (individual-see items #6 and #8)
1103      Broiler over 4 pounds (individual – see items #6 and #8)
1104      Market Duck
1105      Market Goose
1106      Market Turkey
1111      Standard Chicken
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MEAT PRODUCTION
 
MARKET BROILER PEN OF 3
1.    Exhibitor limited to 2 pens of 3 broilers each.
2.    Judging to consider marketability, appearance, meat characteristics, and exhibitor knowledge.
3.    An exhibitor must purchase a minimum of 10 broiler chicks – maximum of 25.
4.    All broilers in this class will have been picked-up from Nodaway Ag Center. You will contacted with pick up date and time.
5.    Each exhibitor will pay approximately $4.50 per broiler. Entry fee ($2.50/bird processing fee; $2.00/bird to help with transportation to processing plant). Entry fee due during check-in at county fair Thursday, July 21, 8:00 – 10:00 am.
6.    Broilers entered in Class 1102, Class 1103, or Class 1112 do not need to come to Pullorum Typhoid testing.
7.    Exhibitors must complete and post a report form summarizing production costs and practices at the fair for each pen shown. Broilers will be weighed during county fair check-in so that final live weight can be added to your information form.
8.    All market broilers entered in Class 1102, Class 1103, and Class 1112 will be transported to Duncan Poultry Processing, Missouri Valley IA on Friday, July 22. Processed broilers will be returned the same day.
9.    Exhibitors must have their broiler cages cleaned by 10:00 am, Friday, July 22.
 
1112      Market Broiler Pen of 3

CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET BROILER PEN OF 3
 
ORNAMENTAL
Exhibitor limited to 12 birds per class.
              1107       Bantam
              1108      Standard Chicken
              1109      Water Fowl
              1110      Others (pheasant, turkey, etc.)
              1113      Rooster
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE ORNAMENTAL POULTRY 
 
POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP                                                                                          
Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
PREMIUM AUCTION
Exhibitors showing market broilers (pen or individual) are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Market Broiler exhibitor.
The animals listed on the auction program must be harvested on the Friday of the fair.
See PREMIUM AUCTION INFORMATION for full information.
 
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DIVISION J – RABBIT/CAVY (Guinea Pig)

Rabbit Show - Wednesday, July 20, 4:00 pm, Swine Show Ring
Superintendent: Terri Raasch
 
1.    Exhibitor limited to 12 rabbits plus 2 pens of three and 1 single fryer. Must entered by July 1.
2.    Rabbits should be TATTOOED (with a magic marker) in the left ear.
3.    Rabbits can be shown in Crossbred, Fancy, or Commercial division, depending on breed. The same rabbit CANNOT be shown in more than one class. (Exception only in single fryer class and meat pen.)
4.    Judging will be according to the Standard of Perfection, printed by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. If Standard of Perfection is not reached for any reason, rabbits may be awarded red or lower rated ribbon.
5.    A minimum of 5 exhibits is necessary to name a champion and reserve.
6.    Classes may be broken at the discretion of the Superintendent.
7.    Absolutely no breeding of animals on the fairgrounds.
8.    Rabbit exhibits are released at 12:30 pm, Sunday, July 24. Rabbit cages must be empty and clean by 4:00 pm.
 
NON-STANDARD RABBITS
1.    Non-standard rabbits will be judged on standard breed body-type standards.
2.    Non-standard rabbits will not be eligible to compete for Grand Champion Rabbit.
 
       1.  Junior rabbits (6 months and younger)
       2.  Senior rabbit (over 6 months)
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE NON-STANDARD RABBIT
 
FANCY RABBITS
       4.    American Sable
       5.    Angora (English, French, Satin)
       6.    Belgian Hare
       7.    Britannia Petite
       8.    Chinchilla (Standard)
       9.    Dutch
     10.    English Spot
     11.    Florida White
     12.    Harlequin
     13.    Havana
     14.    Himalayan
     15.    Hotot (Dwarf)
     16.    Jersey Wooly
     17.    Lilac
     18.    Lionhead
     19.    Lop (American Fuzzy, Holland, Mini)
     20.    Mini Rex
     21.    Mini Satin
     22.    Netherland Dwarf
     23.    Polish
     24.    Rex
     25.    Rhinelander
     26.    Silver
     27.    Silver Marten
     28.    Tan
     29.    Thrianta
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE FANCY CLASS BREEDS
 
COMMERCIAL RABBITS
     30.    American
     31.    Angora (Giant)
     32.    Argente Brun
     33.    Beveren
     34.    Blanc de Hotot
     35.    Californian
     36.    Champagne D'Argent
     37.    Checkered Giant
     38.    Chinchilla (American, Giant)
     39.    Cinnamon
     40.    Creme D'Argent
     41.    Flemish Giant
     42.    Lop (English, French)
     43.    New Zealand
     44.    Palomino
     45.    Satin
     46.    Silver Fox
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE COMMERCIAL BREEDS
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE RABBIT
 
MEAT PEN OF 3
1.    Class is open to all junior purebred and crossbred rabbits weighing 5½ pounds and under.
2.    Rabbits must be uniform in color and breed.
3.    Rabbits must be under 6 months of age.
 
     47.    Uniform in up to 16 1/2 pounds total per pen
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MEAT PEN OF 3
 
SINGLE FRYER
1.    Class is open to all junior purebred and crossbred rabbits weighing between 3½ pounds and 5½ pounds.
2.    Rabbits must be under 6 months of age.
3.    Exhibitors are allowed one entry in this class. Exhibitors need to indicate entry into the class by July 1, but do not need to designate specific rabbit and tattoo number until time of show.
4.    Rabbits must have been shown in one of the following classes:

  •  Crossbred           
  •  Fancy
  •  Commercial
  •  Meat Pen of 3

5.    Rabbits shown in this class will be permanently tattooed in their right ear immediately following this class making them ineligible for exhibition at the state fair and other rabbit shows.
 
     48.    Single Fryer
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE SINGLE FRYER
 
PREMIUM AUCTION
Exhibitors showing a meat pen of three and/or single fryers are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Meat Rabbit exhibitor.
There is no market outlet for rabbits from the fair, therefore, rabbit exhibitors are exempt from the expectation that animals represented in the premium auction are harvested immediately.
See PREMIUM AUCTION INFORMATION for full information.
 
 
CAVY (Guinea Pigs)
1.    Must be entered by July 1.
2.    Judging will be according to the Standard of Perfection, printed by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Cavies not meeting Standard of Perfection for any reason, may be awarded red or lower rating ribbon.
3.    Cavies should come to the fair in a secure container. Cavies will not be housed on the fairgrounds.
4.    Rosettes and ribbons will be awarded. No ribbon premiums will be given.
5.    Cavies may be shown in one of the following classes:
 
     49.     Purebred
     50.     Crossbred          
      
RABBIT/CAVY SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
KID’S RABBIT SHOW—See Kid’s Rabbit/Cavy Show section for details.
 
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DIVISION K – SHEEP

Sheep Show - Friday, July 22, 8:30 am, Mid-American Arena
Superintendent: Tom Doud
Assistant Superintendent: Lance Schwartz
 
MARKET LAMB GENERAL RULES
1.    Exhibitor may tag 20 market lambs. All market lambs must be entered in 4hOnline by May 15 by the family. Exhibitors are limited to exhibiting three market individuals, one pen of three, two bottle lambs, and one lamb feeder pen (3 – 5 head).
2.    Market lambs must have been born after January 1, 2022.
3.    All entries must have been weighed and tagged with an official 4-H ear tag at the county weigh-in April 23, 2022. At weigh-in exhibitors must indicate which of the lambs are bottle lambs to be eligible for this special class.
4.    No ram lambs or cryptorchids will be permitted to show.
5.    Ewe lambs that have been weighed and tagged on April 23, 2022 may be shown in the market class or breeding division, but not both. All ewes, regardless of which class they are shown in, must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or official tattoo registered with USDA. (To register, call 1-866-USDATAG.)
6.    All lambs (ewes and wethers) will be weighed during county fair entry. This is necessary for making class divisions and utilizing option to sell lambs with Adair County group.
7.    No blankets or jackets will be on lambs at county fair weigh-in OR FOR THE VETERINARY INSPECTION BEFORE ENTERING THE GROUNDS.     
 
SECTION I – MARKET LAMB FEEDER PEN
1.    Each exhibitor may exhibit one pen. The pen will consist of 3 – 5 head of market lambs. The average weight of the lambs in the pen must exceed 110 pounds.
2.    Animals exhibited in this class cannot be shown in any other classes with the exception of the lamb performance contest.
3.    An information form summarizing production costs and anticipated income will be provided to each exhibitor prior to the fair. Exhibitors must post the completed form at the fair.
4.    The class is designed to mimic feedlot production. Tails must be docked (recommended 1¼-1½ inches).  Shearing is required and should be completed no later than July 1 to accomplish a #1 pelt being produced.
5.    Lambs will be judged in their pens, not the show ring. Each exhibitor will conference with the judge about the care they have provided and production costs.
6.    Criteria used in judging the market lamb feeder pens is based on profitability. Rate-of-gain, pen conformation, and market readiness along with knowledge of the exhibitor will be the primary factors used in
judging this division.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE LAMB FEEDER PEN
CHAMPION RATE-OF-GAIN LAMB FEEDER PEN
 
SECTION II --MARKET LAMB
1.    Separate classes will be offered for white face influenced, home-raised and purchased market lambs. To be eligible to be exhibited in home-raised classes, the dam of the animal must be owned by the exhibitor or an immediate family member at the time of lambing and the exhibitor must provide primary care for the lamb from birth through county fair. All market lambs to be shown in the home-raised division must have been identified as home-raised animals at the county weigh-in on April 23, 2022. White-face influence/speckled-faced lambs will be determined at county weigh-in as well by the superintendent and two assistants. Their decision is final.
2.    An exhibitor may show up to three individual market lambs and one pen of three in the show ring competition. Lambs exhibited in the pen of three class may/may not come from the individuals shown. Exhibitor may mix purchased and home-raised market lambs, but if the pen contains any purchased lambs, they must be shown in the purchased pen of three class.
3.    All market lambs in this section must be shorn before county fair (recommended at least 2 weeks prior to the fair). It is recommended the lambs NOT be blocked.
4.    Market lambs will be classed and shown by weight on fair entry day. Individual lambs weighing less than 100 pounds and pen of three lambs weighing less than 300 pounds will be placed in a special feeder lamb class and not be eligible to compete in the championship.
5.    Rate-of-gain will be calculated for each market lamb. This information will be provided to the judge. Home-raised and purchased lambs will be combined and the overall top gaining lamb will be recognized.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE HOME-RAISED MARKET LAMB
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PURCHASED MARKET LAMB
CHAMPION AND RESERVE WHITE FACE INFLUENCE LAMB
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET LAMB
CHAMPION RATE-OF-GAIN MARKET LAMB
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PEN OF THREE HOME-RAISED MARKET LAMBS
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PEN OF THREE PURCHASED MARKET LAMBS
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PEN OF THREE WHITE FACE INFLUENCE MARKET LAMBS
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE PEN OF THREE MARKET LAMBS
 
SECTION III – BOTTLE LAMB
1.    Open to all Adair County 4-H and FFA members in 4th – 12th grades.
2.    Exhibitors are limited to 2 entries in this class.
3.    The class is open to any orphan lambs (male or female), born between January 1, 2022 and April 23, 2022.  The lamb must be separated from its mother within 48 hours of birth. NO nursing permitted after 48 hours of birth.
4.    Lambs must be bottle or bucket fed.
5.    Exhibitor should be in possession of lamb within 10 days of its birth.
6.    All bottle lambs will have been tagged with a special ear tag at lamb weigh-in on April 23, 2022. Lambs must be identified as a bottle lamb at that time.
7.    All lambs in this section must be shorn before county fair (recommended at least 2 weeks prior to the fair).
8.    Lambs may be shown with or without a halter.
9.    If sufficient numbers warrant, classes in this section will be broken by the grade level of the exhibitor.
10.  Exhibitors must complete a Bottle Lamb Record (BL05) for each entry. Completed records must be turned into the 4-H office by 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20. Records will be returned to the exhibitor’s club booth following the Bottle Lamb Show on Friday.
11.  The bottle lamb project will be evaluated based on written records, knowledge of project, cleanliness/general care and management, general health of the lamb, and handling ability of the member. (Conformation of the lamb will not be considered.)
12.  Lambs in this section that weigh at least 100 pounds may be sold in the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale on Sunday. Exhibitors must declare at the county fair weigh-in whether they plan to sell their lamb or take it home. Exhibitors have until 5:00pm the day of the bottle lamb show to change their mind. Changes must be submitted in writing to Extension staff.
13.  A special showmanship class will be offered in this division for Novice Showman (1st time lamb showman). Any show person regardless of grade who has exhibited sheep previously at the Adair County Fair must compete in the regular sheep showmanship class.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE BOTTLE LAMB
CHAMPION NOVICE SHOWMAN
 
SPECIAL
Adair County Farm Bureau will provide a milk replacer voucher to each exhibitor in the bottle lamb division at the time of tagging, regardless of number of head shown. In addition, Farm Bureau will arrange for each exhibitor to be photographed with their lamb.
 
SECTION IV – BREEDING EWE
1.    Exhibitor may identify 10 purebred and 10 commercial ewes and show a maximum of 2 ewes per class.
2.    Breeding ewes will be classed by weight. All Breeding ewes will be weighed on July 20.
3.    All entries must have been identified with a tag and must be entered in 4hOnline by May 15 by the family. Each ewe must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag.
4.    Late spring shearing is recommended.
5.    Purebred yearling ewes and ewe lambs must have accepted breed association identification and exhibitor must present a certificate of registration (in their name or their family's name) at fair entry time. Animal's identification and the certificate shall correspond. Ewes that qualify for registration (sire and dam registered in the same breed association) are not eligible to compete as grade yearling ewes or grade breeding lambs.
6.    Breeds will be judged separately. A registered breed show will be held for every breed with entries.                                   
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PUREBRED EWE (Each Breed)
CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRADE EWE
CHAMPION AND RESERVE SUPREME BREEDING EWE (Winners from the above divisions.)
 
SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9th – 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
 
SECTION V -- 4-H/FFA LAMB PERFORMANCE SHOW
1.    Market lambs entered in the performance show will have ultrasound evaluations taken Wednesday, July 20, 2:00 - 2:45 pm.
2.    An exhibitor may enter up to 5 head of market lambs in this section. The lambs entered in this section may also be shown in Section I, II, or III.
3.    Lambs must weigh at least 100 pounds at county fair weigh-in to be eligible to compete in the performance contest.
4.    Lambs will be ranked in order by the increase in value of boneless retail cuts per days on feed.
5.    LANDUS Cooperative is the contest sponsor paying expenses associated with ultrasound evaluations of the lambs and paying special premiums of 1st – $25; 2nd – $15; 3rd – $10.
6.    Results of the Lamb Performance Contest will be announced at the supper/meeting held at the 4-H and FFA Center Monday, August 8, 6:30 pm.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE LAMB PERFORMANCE
 
PREMIUM AUCTION
Exhibitors showing market lambs are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Market Lamb exhibitor.
Exhibitors showing lamb feeder pens are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Lamb Feeder Pen exhibitor.
The animals listed on the auction program must be sold for harvest at the end of the fair.
See PREMIUM AUCTION INFORMATION for full information.
 
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DIVISION L – SWINE

Swine Show - Thursday, July 21, 8:30 am, Mid-American Arena
Superintendent: Dan Westphal
Assistant Superintendents: Ron Belden, Brian Rohrig
 
SWINE GENERAL RULES
1.    Each exhibitor may tag up to 25 pigs. (This includes any combination of market pigs and breeding gilts.) All swine must be entered in 4hOnline by May 15 by the family.
2.    Each exhibitor may bring a total of 8 market pigs plus 6 breeding gilts to the fair. (Pigs shown in the Prospect Pig Classes are included in this total.)
NOTE: for a pig to show at the fair, it must be entered in Fair Entry as well as on 4hOnline. Pigs that do not arrive at the fairgrounds can easily be deleted from the list. After July 1st, they cannot be added! Enter the pig under the class it will most likely show in. Classes can be adjusted at weigh-in. So if there’s a chance you will bring it to the fair, put it on Fair Entry!
3.    All swine (market and breeding) must be ear notched in both ears and tagged with an official Adair County tag; Iowa State Fair DNA tag or USDA 840 tag. Ear tags must be present, clean, and legible at the fair weigh-in.
4.    No testing for pseudorabies is required.
5.    Exhibitors identifying both 4-H and FFA pigs cannot mix and match the pigs to create their pen of three. All three pigs in pen of three must be either all 4-H or all FFA pigs.
6.    Prospect animals will only exhibit against other prospect animals.
7.    Pigs will be held in the show ring or their pens before going to the scales during county fair weigh-in.
8.    BEFORE bringing any animals to the scale you MUST complete weigh cards for each animal. A parent or member will put the animal on the scale and turn in the weigh card. Cards are color coded and clearly marked. MARKET HOGS: BLUE CARD: Market Barrow GREEN CARD: Market Gilt PURPLE CARD: Purebred Barrow or Gilt - CIRCLE Barrow or Gilt on the card. RED CARD: Pen of Three – COMPLETE a red card for EACH member of the pen. If your market barrow is in your pen of three, you will complete 2 cards for that animal. BREEDING GILTS: ORANGE CARD: Commercial Breeding Gilt. Commercial gilts are shown by weight. PINK CARD: Purebred Breeding Gilt. Purebred gilts show by age. WRITE IN the birth date.
9.    There is NO packer buyer. All swine will return home and be released on Sunday, July 24, between 6:30 and 7:30 am. Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning their pens immediately following release of their animals.
10.  All swine exhibitors are expected to help with clean out the swine barn starting 7:30 am, Sunday, July 24. Failure to clean the pen and alleyway will result in forfeiture of all premium money earned at the fair and any premium bid paid in the auction.
11.  All swine which were exhibited must stay on the grounds until release.
 
SECTION I -- PROSPECT MARKET PIG
1.    Classes will be broken at the discretion of the superintendents based on entries, with an attempt to have a minimum of three hogs in each class.
2.    Market pigs weighing 219 pounds or less at county fair weigh-in will be shown in the Prospect Market Pig section.
3.    Pigs shown in the Prospect Market Pig section will be classed by weight.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PROSPECT MARKET GILT
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PROSPECT MARKET BARROW
 
PROSPECT REGISTERED PUREBRED MARKET CLASS
1.    Exhibitor must designate “registered purebred” on swine identification sheet during tagging protocol in April to be eligible to show in this division.
2.    Exhibitor must provide registration papers for each pig entered in this division during swine weigh-in at county fair.
3.    Individual breed classes will be shown if at least two pigs from an individual breed are weighed in upon entry at fair.
4.    Individual breed classes with more than four pigs exhibited will also be broken by weight. All sexes will show together.
5.    Remaining purebred market pigs exhibited would be shown in an “All Other Breeds” (AOB) class.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PROSPECT REGISTERED PUREBRED MARKET PIG (Each breed with minimum of two pigs in class.)
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PROSPECT REGISTERED PUREBRED MARKET PIG (“All Other Breeds” class.)
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE PROSPECT MARKET PIG (Chosen from Champion Prospect Market Gilt, Champion Prospect Market Barrow, Champion Prospect Registered Purebred Breed Classes, and Champion Prospect Registered Purebred “All Other Breeds” class.)
 
SECTION II - MARKET HOG
1.    Classes will be broken at the discretion of the superintendents based on entries, with an attempt to have a minimum of three hogs in each class.
2.    Pigs must be farrowed after 1/1/22.
3.    Hogs must weigh 220 pounds or more at county fair weigh-in.
4.    Pigs will be divided into classes by sex.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET GILT
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET BARROW
 
REGISTERED PUREBRED MARKET HOG CLASS
1.    Each exhibitor may show two registered purebred market hogs (combined barrows and gilts).
2.    Exhibitor must designate “registered purebred” on swine identification sheet during tagging protocol in April to be eligible to show in this division.
3.    Exhibitor must provide registration papers for each hog entered in this division during swine weigh-in at county fair.
4.    Individual breed classes will be shown if at least two hogs from an individual breed are weighed in upon entry at fair.
5.    Individual breed classes with more than four hogs exhibited will also be broken by weight and sex.
6.    Remaining purebred market hogs exhibited would be shown in an “All Other Breeds” (AOB) class.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE REGISTERED PUREBRED MARKET HOG (Chosen from Registered Purebred Market Hog Classes.)
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET HOG (Chosen from Market Gilt, Market Barrow, and Registered Purebred Market Hog.)
 
MARKET PEN CLASS
1.    Exhibitor may show two pens of 3.
2.    Pens can be a combination of barrows and gilts and may include registered purebred pigs.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET PEN
 
SECTION III -- BREEDING GILT
1.    Each exhibitor may show two individual breeding gilts in each of the breeding gilt classes.
2.    Breeding gilts, farrowed between January 1 and March 31, 2022, should have desirable characteristics for production of commercial litters.
3.    Breeding gilts may not be shown in the market hog section.
4.    Breeding gilts cannot be shown in a market pen.
 
PROSPECT COMMERCIAL BREEDING GILT CLASS
1.    Breeding gilts weighing 219 pounds or less at county fair weigh-in will be shown in this class.
2.    Breeding gilts will be classed by weight.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE PROSPECT BREEDING GILT
 
COMMERCIAL BREEDING GILT CLASS
1.    Breeding gilts must weigh 220 pounds or more at county fair weigh-in.
2.    Breeding gilts will be classed by weight.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE COMMERCIAL BREEDING GILT
 
REGISTERED PUREBRED BREEDING GILT CLASS
1.    Breeding gilts will be classed by birth date.
2.    Exhibitor must designate “registered purebred” on swine identification sheet during tagging protocol in April to be eligible to show in this division.
3.    Exhibitor must provide registration papers for each breeding gilt entered in this division during swine weigh-in upon entry at fair.
4.    Individual registered purebred breeding gilt classes will be shown if at least two gilts from an individual breed are weighed in at fair entry.
5.    Remaining registered purebred breeding gilts exhibited would be shown in an “All Other Breeds” (AOB) class.
 
CHAMPION AND RESERVE REGISTERED PUREBRED BREEDING GILT
GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE BREEDING GILT (Chosen from Champion Registered Purebred Breeding Gilt, and Champion Commercial Gilt classes.)
 
SWINE SHOWMANSHIP
Advanced; Senior (9th - 12th Grade); Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade); Junior (4th - 6th Grade)
 
SECTION IV -- 4-H/FFA SWINE PERFORMANCE SHOW
1.    Exhibitor may enter up to 6 of their tagged swine for the Lean Value Carcass Contest. There is a $3 entry fee per pig entered in the contest. Because no pigs were weighed when tagged in April, rate of gain will not be calculated. Number of swine entered in the carcass contest must be entered by July 1 with county fair entries. Carcass animals can be designated on weigh day.
2.    Pigs must be farrowed after January 1, 2022.
3.    There will be no live judging of carcass hogs. Carcasses will be judged by ultrasound evaluation on Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 pm. Final placing in the contest will be determined by lean carcass value – not lean gain per day on test.
4.    Premium paid on carcass placing by the Adair County Pork Producers: 1st – $60; 2nd – $50; 3rd – $40; 4th – $30; 5th – $20.
5.    Results of the Swine Performance Contest will be announced at the supper meeting held at the 4-H and FFA Center Monday, August 8, 6:30 pm.
 
CHAMPION & RESERVE SWINE PERFORMANCE
 
PREMIUM AUCTION
Exhibitors showing market swine are eligible to go through the Premium Auction once as a Market Swine exhibitor.
There is no market outlet for swine from the fair, therefore, rabbit exhibitors are exempt from the expectation that animals represented in the premium auction are harvested immediately.
See PREMIUM AUCTION INFORMATION for full information.
 
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STUFFED PET SHOW

Thursday, July 21, 11:00 am - Gazebo
Registration at 10:45 am
One exhibit per child

 
1.    Open to all youth ages 3 through completion of 3rd grade. Youth do not need to be members of 4-H to participate.
2.    Participants will have the opportunity to show an audience their stuffed animal and discuss their stuffed animal with a caring adult volunteer.
3.    Participants will receive a participation ribbon; no premiums will be awarded.
 
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KID’S RABBIT/CAVY SHOW

Wednesday, July 20, 3:30 pm
Prior to 4-H/FFA Rabbit/Cavy Show - West End Dairy Barn

Registration from 3:00 pm until show time
One rabbit/cavy per child
Superintendent - Terri Raasch

 
1.    Open to all Adair and surrounding county residents having completed kindergarten through 3rd grades.
2.    Rabbit/cavy does not need to be owned by participant.
3.    Existing rules governing health requirements for animals must be met.
4.    Rabbits/cavies showing signs of parasites or disease will be excused.
5.    Only rabbits being shown in the 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show by an older exhibitor will be housed on the fairgrounds. Rabbits coming only for the Kid’s Rabbit Show will be dismissed following the show.
6.    Rabbits/cavies should come to the fair in a secure container.
7.    Participants will receive participation ribbons; no premiums will be awarded.
8.    Judging criteria:
        (a)   Cleanliness
        (b)   General appearance and individuality
        (c)   Member’s knowledge and handling
9. Judge may ask these questions:
        (a)    What is your rabbit’s/cavy’s name?
        (b)    How long have you had your rabbit/cavy?
        (c)    How do you care for your rabbit/cavy (what kind & how much feed)?
        (d)    Where did you get your rabbit/cavy?
        (e)    What breed is your rabbit/cavy?
        (f)     What is your favorite thing about your rabbit/cavy?
 
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FUTURE 4-H’ERS LIVESTOCK/PET SHOW

Sunday, July 24, 10:30 am– Mid American Arena
 Registration: 10:00 am
One exhibit per child
Committee: Adair County 4-H Youth Council Members
 
1.    Open to all Adair and surrounding county residents ages 3 through completion of 3rd grade. Youth do not need to be members of 4-H to participate.
2.    Any pet/animal except Vietnamese Pigs (Pot-Bellied), horse, deer or swine; no beef or dairy animal over 6 months old.
3.    Cats and kittens – Current rabies vaccination certificate and current feline distemper vaccination (at least 2 weeks, but no more than one year before the fair) certificate must be provided at registration.
4.    Dog – Current Rabies vaccination certificate must be provided at registration.
5.    Existing rules governing health requirements for animals must be met.
6.    Pets/animals showing signs of parasites or disease will be excused.
7.    Pets/animals will not be housed at the fairgrounds. They should be brought to the fair in secure container, harness, or leash.
8.    Participants will receive a participation ribbon; no premiums will be awarded.
9.    Judging criteria:
        (a) cleanliness
        (b) general appearance and individuality
        (c) member’s knowledge and handling
10. Judge may ask these questions:
        (a) What is the pet/animal’s name?
        (b) How long have you had your pet?
        (c) How do you care for your pet/animal (what kind of feed, how much)?
        (d) Where did you get your pet/animal?
        (e) What is your favorite thing about your pet/animal?
 
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LEND - A- HEN

Wednesday, July 20, 5 - 5:30 Courtyard by the Discover the Fair tent
Pre-show meeting
Thursday, July 21 - Poultry Barn following the Poultry Show
Jr. Superintendent: Ava Rectenbaugh
 
1.    Open to third grade students who will be paired with a senior 4-Her to how to show poultry and participate in a poultry show.
2.    Participants must register at the Extension office by July 1.
3.    Contact the Extension office with any questions.
 

 
 

4-H/FFA CENTER VOLUNTEERS

 
ATTENTION LEADERS: Each club or chapter is responsible for having a team of 2-3 members and 1 adult in the building at all times during their scheduled shift.
             
PRIMARY BUILDING VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES
1.    Serve as the building host. Visit with fairgoers and answer their questions. Present a positive image of 4-H & FFA. It is important that all volunteers be neat and clean and on their best behavior when they are on duty.
2.    Provide security for the exhibits. Make sure no exhibits are removed from the building. Discourage the handling of exhibits unless they are designed as interactive displays.
3.    Keep the building clean. Pick up and dispose of trash in and around the building. Sweep the floors as necessary. Complete check list will be provided.
4.    Report any problems to the 4-H office immediately.
 
map of static building
 
(schedule subject to change)
Wednesday, July 20
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                           Adair County Wing Walkers
 
Thursday, July 21
10:00 am – 12:00 pm                       Jefferson Pioneers
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm                         Washington Stars
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                           Orient-Macksburg FFA
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                           Summerset Citizens
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                           Orient Bulldogs
 
Friday, July 22
10:00 am – 12:00 pm                       Nodaway Valley FFA         
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm                         Summit Super Stars
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm                           Richland Royals
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm                           NV Champions
 
Saturday, July 23
10:00 am – 12:00 pm                       Adair County Hot Shots
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm                         AC/GC FFA                         
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                           4-H Volunteer
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                           Independent Members
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                           Summerset Citizens
 
Sunday, July 24   
10:00 am – 12:00 pm                       Youth Council Members   
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm                         West Central Valley FFA
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm                           Building Superintendents 
 
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4-H/FFA FAIRGROUNDS CLEAN-UP
 
Any group which fails to participate in the assigned clean-up will forfeit all individual premiums earned by members.
(1-5)       Assignments involve daily pick up of areas assigned on map.
(6)          Each club/chapter should arrange a time with all the clubs on your shift, to pick up the stands immediately following the grandstand performance or by the assigned time the next morning.
 
Clubs/Chapters may pick up garbage bags at the fair board Secretary office.
 
Exhibit Building Preparation - Sunday, July 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Exhibit Building Take Down - Sunday, July 25, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
       Summerset Citizens
 
   1. Jefferson Pioneers
   2. WCV FFA
   3. Richland Royals
   4. Washington Stars
   5. Orient Bulldogs and O-M FFA
 
Grandstand:
a) Thursday night after grandstand or Friday morning before 7:30 am:
           Summit Super Stars and AC/GC FFA
       b) Friday night after grandstand or Saturday morning before 7:30 am:
            Adair County Wing Walkers
       c) Saturday night after grandstand or Sunday morning before 7:30 am: 
           Adair County Hot Shots
       d) Sunday night after grandstand or Monday morning before 10:00 am:
            NV Champions and NV FFA
 
map of fair grounds
 


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SILENT AUCTION

Support the Adair County 4-H & Youth Program by participating in the Silent Auction
 
1.    Items will be on display in the 4-H/FFA Center.
2.    Bidding will begin 6:00 pm Wednesday and close 6:00 pm Saturday. If two or more individuals are still bidding on the same item at 6:00 pm, they will be allowed to continue until the highest bid has been placed.
3.    Items may be picked up between 6:00-7:30pm on Saturday or 10-11:00am Sunday.
4.    Items are to be paid for and picked up by 11:00 am Sunday at the 4-H and FFA Center unless other arrangements have been made. If items are not picked up by 11:00 am and other arrangements have not been made, the item goes to the next highest bidder.
5.    If you would like to donate items for the Silent Auction, please contact the Extension office by July 1.
     
THANK YOU to Youth Action Committee members for securing items for the auction.
 
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                                                                                  4-H & FFA

ADAIR COUNTY YOUTH ACTION COMMITTEE

                                                                             Chair – Mandy Breheny
                                                                          Vice-Chair – Beth Davenport
                                                                            Secretary – Christine Rubio
                                     Sondra Baudler                             Molly Dolch                          Dan or Molly Kilborn
                                      Hilary Laughery                          Kyle Jorgensen                          Brandon Raasch 
 
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SPECIAL THANKS

 
Thanks to all 4-H Club Leaders and FFA Chapter Advisers
 
County Fair Superintendents and Committee Members
 
Bruce Steele, Fontanelle      Scalemaster
 
Adair County Cattlemen – Woodchips for 4-H/FFA cattle pens
 
Farm Credit Services of America - Stall cards
 
Wedemeyer Auction & Realty, Doug & Judy Wedemeyer, Casey
Clerk County Fair Premium Auction               
 
Plaza Printers, H. A. and Cindy Gross, Urbandale
        Support of Adair County 4-H through Design Production 
 
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