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2019 County Fair Dates - July 19th - 25th


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.


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County News

August 19, 2019

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August 7, 2019

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August 6, 2019

Learn about gardening topics this summer at these webcast viewings!

August 5, 2019

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July 1, 2019

Farmland Leasing Meetings, 12 locations to choose from in Central Iowa.  Click here to see more details. 


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