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. 
  • Click here for a helpsheet.
  • 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

  • 2021 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.  

    • 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://yqca.org/
    • Face-to-Face YQCA training will be held at the Cedar County Extension office on April 22, 2021. There is a $3 fee for taking the in-person YQCA training. Youth must register beforehand on the YQCA website (search for Cedar County Extension Office).

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 2020!
    • 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.  
    • Mississippi Valley Rabbit Breeders Annual Show in Maquoketa, Iowa - March 7 2021 (pre-entry due March 1)  Forward questions to Lynne at 563-260-5295 
    • Cedar Rapids Rabbit Breeders Annual Show: April 17 and 18 at the RV Campground in Main Amana, Iowa. (Pre-entry due April 5) . Forward questions to Lynne at 563-260-5295.
    • 4H/FFA Rabbit and Cavy Workshop at Muscatine Agriculture Learning Center- The 4-H and FFA rabbit and cavy workshop will be held on Sunday May 2, 2021 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm at the Muscatine Agriculture Learning Center.  Speakers will discuss rabbit and cavy breeds and health. Youth are encouraged to bring their their rabbits and cavies to be evaluated and to show them in a “practice” show. Rabbit tattooing and cavy tagging will be available. Rabbits and cavies will be for sale. Youth can build a carrier by reserving supplies for a cost at Wolferabbit3@mediacombb.net or call Bill at 515-556-5123. There is no need to register and no cost to attend. Youth will receive free tickets for drawings for rabbit and cavy supplies. This workshop is sponsored by Iowa State Rabbit Breeders and Iowa State University. Youth from Iowa and other states are encouraged to attend. Questions can be answered by Mike Avesing at 563-263-5959 or Lynne Rechterman at 563-260-5295. 
    • Visit the ARBA website often for updates on rabbit virus (RHDV2): https://arba.net/announcements/

County 4-H News

boy and vegetables
March 11, 2021

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa 4-H Youth Development will launch Gardening to Give, a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities, on March 15. Registered participants receive educational resources monthly during this eight-month, immersive learning experience. This marks year two for Gardening to Give after the program reached over 1,000 individuals across Iowa and the United States in its first year.

wendy and debbie
September 18, 2019

The clover has had an impact on all aspects of my life, both personally and professionally. 4-H has shaped who I am and sparked passion as a professional.

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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