Projects

Click HERE for Static/ Non-livestock project information

All Cedar County Fair Exhibitors (4-H & FFA) must enter livestock and non-livestock entries through Fair Entry. You will need to login using your 4hOnline account information. 
  • Cedar County Fair Entry website
  • Video help for creating entries. 
  • Exhibitor Login Flowchart here. (Reference if you are a FFA member!!)
  • Reference the Fair Book to enter the correct classes. 

Cedar County 4-H Livestock Information for all Species

  • Livestock Identification

Animal Care and Management Disclosure Statement (These need to be turned in at fair check in time - not before).
     Beef Affidavit
     Horse Affidavit
     Meat Goat Affidavit
     Sheep Affidavit
     Swine Affidavit

  • 2022 YQCA Information - All youth who will be exhibiting beef, dairy (cattle and goats), meat goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine at the Cedar County or Iowa State Fair are required to complete YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) certification prior to July 1.  Email your certificate to Lorim@iastate.edu by July 1.

    • YQCA - All grades:  online testing cost is $12 (be sure to print and email me your certificate), sign in with your 4hOnline log in here:  http://yqcaprogram.org/
    • Face-to-Face YQCA training will not be held this year.

Animal Care and Management Disclosure Statement (These need to be turned in at fair check in time - not before).     Beef Affidavit   Horse Affidavit  Meat Goat Affidavit   Sheep Affidavit  Swine Affidavit

  • Rabbit Information
    Iowa State 4-H Rabbit website (Project info., Showmanship, and other resources)

    • Looking for a local ARBA rabbit groups or more opportunities that are "4-H Friendly" to show and learn?  Google these:  Cedar Rapids Rabbit Breeders, Mississippi Valley Rabbit Breeders, Southeast Rabbit Breeders
    • Take the 2018 Showmanship Test to practice for Fair.
    • ARBA National Show - ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) is the national club for rabbit and cavy breeders.  This national club sets the official breed standards for the rabbit and cavy breeds.  Every few years ARBA publishes a detailed guide, the Standard of Perfection.
      Each year ARBA members organize a national show where rabbit and cavy breeds compete.  This national show is held within the United States and ARBA members travel to exhibit their rabbits and cavies from all parts of the world.  
    • Cedar Rapids Rabbit Breeders Annual Show: April 23 at the RV Campground in Main Amana, Iowa. (Pre-entry) . Forward questions to Lynne at 563-260-5295.
    • Visit the ARBA website often for updates on rabbit virus (RHDV2): https://arba.net/announcements/
  • Horse Information

    • MANDATORY Pre-Fair horse meeting, May 19, 6:00pm, Cedar County Extension Office - OR- May 28, 2022, 6:00pm Cedar County Fairgrounds.
    • Horse Clinics: June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29 and July 6 at the Cedar County Fairgrounds. Be there at 6:00 and ready to start by 6:30 pm.
    • Equine Extravaganza
  • Beef Information

    • 2021 IJBBA Beed Requirements 
    • Cedar County Market Beef Carcass Contest sponsored by the Cedar County Cattlemen - all calves needed to be weigh-in in at the Dec. 19 weigh-in; Calves will be checked in on Sunday, July 17, followed by live show, and loading out at 1:30pm; Results will be shared at a later date with Premium being paid to the Top 5 ($150, $125, $100, $75, $50);  Calves are not required to be halter broke for the live show on Sunday but it would be nice.  These calves may also be shown in the Market Beef Show on Saturday.
  • Bottle Bucket Information 

County 4-H News

November 11, 2017

The Cedar County Extension Council is now accepting requests by 4-H members, clubs, and county groups for grants from the Cedar County 4-H Endowment fund.

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