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August 20, 2019

"Youth in grades 9-12 who compete in the 4-H fashion classes at the Fayette County Fair can be awarded a special recognition opportunity to participate in the state fair Awardrobe Clothing Event.” said Michele Kelly, County Youth Coordinator at the ISU Extension and Outreach Fayette County office. Val Boleyn, Elgin and Jocelyn Kuker, West Union represented Fayette County in the runway clothing classes at the Iowa State Fair.”

August 20, 2019

4-H members compete in three categories of oral communication: educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking, and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H members teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the exhibitors invite passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate. In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H members prepare a speech in 30 minutes and deliver it to an audience. In poster communication, they convey a message visually.

August 20, 2019

Fayette County 4-H members participated in livestock showcase events during the Iowa State Fair.  "Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting livestock," Mike Anderson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H youth program specialist and 4-H agriculture superintendent explained. "The dedication, responsibility, decision-making skills, and leadership they develop can prepare them for careers that use these skills."
 

August 14, 2019

Fayette County 4-H members exhibits were on display in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa. Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, family and consumer sciences, personal development, and science, mechanics & engineering.
 

August 14, 2019

Bill Dohrmann, formerly of Fayette and currently of Iowa City, is this year’s Fayette County Hall of Fame recipient. Bill grew up as a Hamilton Go-Getters 4-H member in Franklin county. He showed Angus, Shorthorn, and Hereford baby beef along with the South Down and Hampshire lambs. To this day, Bill shares his excitement in winning his first ever ribbon while showing his baby beef. As a 4-H'er Bill was a member of the 1959 National Livestock judging team which competed in Chicago.

 

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