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2020 County Fair Dates - July 17th - 23rd

Youth Heifer Program

Great opportunity for youth in Jasper and Poweshiek Counties to start in the beef cattle business by being awarded three bred heifers from Lynnville First State Bank.  Application and more description of the program can be found at the following link!  /jasper/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/jasper/Youth%20Heifer%20Program%20application.xlsx

Attention 4-H and FFA members:

 For 2019: All 4-H livestock exhibitors will be required to be YQCA (known as FSQA) certified for Jasper County Fair exhibition for the following:


  • Beef

  • Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat

  • Meat Goat

  • Poultry

  • Rabbit

  • Sheep

  • Swine

This is an online course at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/yqca

Youth who completed the FSQA test-out option previously, will be granted certification through their respective expiration date.
Deadline for taking the online course is July 1, 2019.


 4-H Enrollment Help sheets

County News

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