4-H & FFA Departments & Classes
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Rules

IMPORTANT: All livestock entries are due at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the Extension Office. The only late entries that will be accepted will be by June 17 and only if accompanied with a $25 payment per person in addition to the entry fee. Absolutely “no” livestock entries will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on June 17.

1. Ribbons and/or trophies will be awarded to the winners showing the placing won.
2. The Fair Management will use diligence to ensure the safety of stock of articles entered for exhibition after their arrival and placement, but under no circumstances will it be responsible for any theft, loss, injury or damage done to or occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article on exhibition, and the exhibitor shall indemnify the Fair Management thereof against all legal or other proceedings in regard therein. The Wright County Extension in cooperation with the Wright County Fair Board, accept exhibits and will exercise due care to protect them. However, the Extension and Fair Board cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.
3. Entries in the 4-H and Junior Sections are open to members who are regularly enrolled in a Ag-Ed FFA Chapter or 4-H Club and reside in Wright County or adjoining counties.
4. 4-H and Ag-Ed FFA members must be officially enrolled in the project or enterprise of which they are exhibiting by May 15 of the current year. A 4-H member must at minimum completed the fourth grade to participate in the Wright County 4-H program and exhibit at the Wright County District Junior Fair. To exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, a member must have completed 5th grade.
5. 4-H and Ag-Ed FFA Livestock entries must be submitted to the Wright County Extension Office by June 17, 2016. No exhibit will be allowed to be judged if an entry has not been made by the deadline as stated above.
6. Premium checks will be mailed from the Fair Office after the Fair is over (this includes 4-H checks for other than in 4-H Exhibit Building, Open Arts & Crafts and Open Horticulture.) Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning livestock stalls or premium checks will be forfeited.
7. Advertising of any nature will be prohibited in all the Fair Buildings. The superintendent of each department will be held responsible for enforcement of this rule.
8. The Fair Management reserves to its board the final and absolute right to interpret those rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, and differences in regard thereto or arising out of, connect with or incident to the fair.
9. The Management reserves the right to amend or add to those rules as they, in their judgement, may deem advisable.
10. No commercial exhibits to be removed from Merchants Building until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10.
11. Fair Management not liable for accidents or theft.
12. See sections on open show for specific rules in those departments.
13. Chance activities are discouraged.
14. Consumption of alcoholic beverages will be prohibited on all fairgrounds during the fair.
15. There will be absolutely NO SMOKING in ANY of the Fair Grounds Buildings.
16. There will be absolutely NO SMOKING at ANY Grandstand Entertainment event in the Grandstand seating area.
17. DEMONSTRATIONS/PROTESTS are only permitted on the fairgrounds in the designated area located just east of the old
wash rack (17) on Saturday, July 9 from 12:00-1:00 pm. All demonstrations/protests will be unamplified.

                                                                       Junior Livestock Section Rules

IMPORTANT: All livestock entries are due at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the Extension Office. The only late entries that will be accepted will be by June 17 and only if accompanied with a $25 payment per person in addition to the entry fee. Absolutely “no” livestock entries will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on June 17.
1. Entries and entry fees must be made to the County Extension Office, Clarion, Iowa on or before June 17, 2016. No entry will be allowed to be exhibited if this deadline has not been met as stated above.
2. Entry fees will not be refunded on entries not shown.
3. All livestock must be in place by noon, Thursday, July 7, 2016, except horses, poultry and rabbits, which are required to be stalled earlier.
4. Breeding stock and stock not selling will be released at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10. No animals will be released before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday without forfeit of all premium money, and livestock auction eligibility for all species. Failure to comply with this rule (without written permission) will disqualify participant from exhibiting in 2017 fair.
5. All entrants must bring hay and feed for livestock. Initial bedding is included in the entry fee.
6. See each division for the number of entries allowed in each class.
7. Where less than three entries in a class, the judges shall place according to merit and premium paid accordingly. Champion and Reserve Champion straight ribbons will be awarded in breed and weight class divisions, if deserving.
8. All animals shown as purebred must be registered by the date of the Fair and the papers must be in exhibitor’s possession to be available if requested.
9. Substitute Showman - Excusing a member from personally exhibiting his or her animal defeats one of the important objectives of 4-H or FFA work. Hence the management does not approve the use of substitute showman except in extreme cases. If a 4-H’er or FFA member is injured or is seriously ill at the time of the show or is involved in another Fair activity with a non-flexible schedule at which their presence is mandatory (i.e. another livestock show, queen contest, fashion revue), the member may make request for a substitute showman. The substitute showman must be a 4-H’er or FFA member eligible to exhibit at the Fair and approved in advance of the show by the superintendent. An exhibitor who has more than one animal in a class need not secure approval for another eligible showman to exhibit one of his or her animals.
However, it is expected that such cases will be brought to the attention of the clerk checking animals into the show ring.
10. Exhibitors must keep the space in rear of their stalls clear and clean and all offal must be thrown where indicated by the superintendent or his assistants.
11. All stalls must be used for livestock. Reassignments of stalls not being used will be made by the Superintendent. Uniform stall cards will be provided by Extension office.
12. Goldfield Veterinary Clinic will be the official veterinarian in charge of the livestock sanitation and will enforce the health requirements.
13. It’s the fair board’s intent to showcase all livestock to the public until Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. However if the heat
index poses a health concern for any animal the fair veterinarian and livestock superintendent will make the final decision
regarding early release.
14. When young people are members of both FFA and 4-H, they shall plan and manage separate projects and/or SAE programs. 4-H; however, individuals shall not identify, manage, keep records on or exhibit the same animals, plans, etc. in both organizations.
4-H & FFA FOOD SAFETY QUALITY ASSURANCE (FSQA)
All 4-H and FFA beef, dairy, poultry, goat, rabbit, sheep, and swine exhibitors must hold current FSQA certification to be eligible to exhibit. FSQA verification must be on file when entries are due. The quality assurance program is designed to help 4-H/FFA animal and livestock project members understand their part in the production chain and ultimately produce a quality and safe food product. High school graduated FFA members must hold a valid certification FSQA/ PQA/BQA.

     


2016 HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
EXHIBITION OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND BIRDS
AT THE WRIGHT COUNTY FAIR

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ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABSCESSES OR ANY OTHER CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS CONDITION WILL ELIMINATE THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHOW.

No individual Certificate of Veterinary Inspection will be required on Iowa origin animals or poultry exhibited at County 4-H/FFA Fair, but the animals must be inspected when unloaded or shortly thereafter by an accredited veterinarian. All animals moving from out of state into an Iowa county 4H/FFA fair must meet Iowa Animal and Livestock Importation requirements. Each show must have an official veterinarian. Quarantined animals or animals from quarantined herds cannot be exhibited.
Official identification listed on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection required for all cattle and bison of any age coming in from out of state used for rodeos, recreational events, shows and exhibitions.
SWINE: All swine must originate from a herd or area not under quarantine and must be individually identified. Plastic tags issued by 4-H officials may be substituted for an official metal test tag, when there is an additional identification (ear notch). Swine originating outside of Iowa. All exhibitors must present a test record and Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that indicate that each swine has had a negative test for pseudorabies within 30 days prior to the show (individual show regulations may have more restrictive time restrictions), regardless of the status of the herd, and that show individual official identification. Electronic identification will not be considered official identification for exhibition purposes.
SHEEP AND GOATS: All sexually intact sheep must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag. All sexually intact goats must be identified with an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or by an official tattoo registered with USDA. To register call 1-866-USDA-TAG. Wethers less than 18 months of age are required to have an individual identification and a scrapie tag may be used, but a scrapie tag is not required.
POULTRY AND BIRDS: All poultry exhibited have had a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within 90 days of public exhibition and the test must have been performed by an authorized tester. As stated above, poultry will be inspected at check-in.
DOGS AND CATS: All dogs and cats exhibited must have a current rabies vaccination certificate.
FARM DEER: Accredited veterinarians must be approved to administer tuberculosis tests on Cervidae.
“Cervidae” means all animals belonging to the cervidae family, and“CWD susceptible cervidae” means whitetail deer, blacktail deer, mule deer, red deer, elk and moose. Cervidae may be exhibited without other testing requirements when accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists individual official identification.
All Cervidae must have been part of the herd of origin for at least one year or were natural additions, or must have originated from a chronic wasting disease monitored or certified herd in which these animals have been kept for at least one year or were natural additions. Cervidae originating from a herd with a diagnosis, signs, epidemiological evidence, or area under quarantine for chronic wasting disease may not be exhibited. The following statement must appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection:
A. CWD susceptible cervidae: “All Cervidae on this certificate originate from a chronic wasting disease monitored or certified herd in which these animals have been kept for at least one year or were natural additions. There has been no diagnosis, signs, or epidemiological evidence of chronic wasting disease in this herd for the past year.
B. Other cervidae: “All Cervidae on this certificate have been part of the herd of origin for at least one year or were natural additions to this herd. There has been no diagnosis, signs, or epidemiological evidence of chronic wasting disease in this herd for the past year.”
THE DECISION OF THE OFFICIAL SHOW VETERINARIAN WILL BE FINAL.

     


Alpaca

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Marty Brandt & Kim Heller - Superintendents

EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL
4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH
THE 4-H OR FFA EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND
HARD SOLED SHOES AND NO HATS.

Special Rules:
1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. Alpacas of any color or breed may be shown.
3. No fully intact males will be allowed to be shown.
4. You may enter up to 3 animals per individual.
5. See Showmanship Rules at the end of the livestock section.
6. The Alpaca judging will be Friday, July 8 following the Goat Show.
7. Alpacas will be shown in the Obstacle Course Class and optional showmanship.
• Course will be set by superintendents.
• Alpacas will also be judged on appearance (clean, well shorn and presentable).
8. No Alpaca will be sold at the Livestock Auction.
9. Alpaca class will compete for ribbons only.
10. Alpacas must be on the grounds before 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6.

*Purple - $5.00  *Blue - $4.00  *Red - $3.00  *White - $2.00

Class No.
10A1 Obstacle Course

BEEF

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Junior Section

Don Grandgeorge, Superintendent
Shorty Anderson - Asst. Superintendent
Larry Pals - Asst. Superintendent
Travis Tate - Asst. Superintendent

EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFA EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND HARD SOLED SHOES AND NO HATS.

Special Rules:

1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
A. Individual animals must be identified as either a 4-H or FFA project. They may not be identified as both.
B. Identification sheets must be correct and complete by either Jan. 31 for Market Beef or May 15 for all other species.
2. Stalls will be assigned by beef superintendent. All animals must be housed in designated stalls or forfeit all premiums earned.
3. Substitute Showman: See Junior Livestock Section rules.
4. Painting or dyeing of beef projects will not be permitted. Top two in each breeding or weight class will be checked. Any animal showing evidence of painting or dyeing will not be allowed toshow for championship. (Including Hooves)
5. No artificial tail heads or tail fins will be permitted.
6. Grooming chutes should be placed in grooming barn or in designated area.
7. All market beef must be weighed between 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Re-weighs will be permitted only for animals not making the weight. The re-weigh must occur during the above stated time period.
Cattle will be weighed on sale day, for the sale.
8. The order of show will be posted outside the Beef barn on the bulletin board on Saturday, July 9.
9. Exhibitors will not receive their premium checks until their stalls are cleaned.
10. Any artificial means of removing or remedying physical defects of conformation in animals exhibited will be considered as fraud and deception. No unnatural means of providing an animal food, water or other fluid (i.e. stomach pump, IV) will be allowed. All animals giving evidence of such treatment will be barred from exhibition at the Wright County Fair.
11. All fans must be fastened up in the cattle barn.
12. Livestock must stay in barns overnight.

Breeding Beef Heifer

** Proof of Registration papers must be presented at check in

1. Calves must have been born in 2015.
2. No animal purchased after May 15, 2016 can be shown.
3. Breed type, performance and potential productivity will be the basis upon which this class is judged.
4. Entries are open to purebred classes as listed. Proof of registration must be shown to Superintendent at weigh-in time. Bring to scale area.
5. A class of commercial breeding heifer is available for crossbred and non-eligible purebred heifer.
6. The breeding heifer will be judged on the basis of the purple, blue, red and white ribbon groupings.
7. There shall be no minimum number of entries per class. However, the awarding of a breed champion ribbon will be the decision of the judge.
8. All breed champions will compete along with the Champion Commercial Heifer for Grand Champion breeding heifer.
9. A class for a cow/calf project will be made available as a sub-class of the appropriate breed and will be shown following the judging for Grand Champion Breeding Heifer. (Example: Angus cow/calf entry will be Lot 1005.)

*Purple - $7.00  *Blue - $6.00  *Red - $5.00  *White - $3.00

Class No.

1A1 Angus
1A2 Charolais
1A3 Charolais Composite
1A4 Chianina
1A5 Gelbvieh
1A6 Gelbvieh Balancer
1A7 Polled Hereford
1A8 Horned Herford
1A9 Limousin
1A10 Limousin Flex
1A11 Low Line
1A12 Full Blood
1A13 Moderator
1A14 Moderator Plus
1A15 Maine-Anjou
1A16 Maintainer
1A17 High Percentage
1A18 Mini Herefords
1A19 Red Angus
1A20 Salers
1A21 Shorthorn
1A22 Shorthorn Plus
1A23 Simmental
1A24 Foundation
1A25 Simbrah
1A26 South Devon
1A27 Commercial
Grand Champion Heifer....................................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer.....................................................Trophy
Champion Cow/Calf..........................................................................Trophy
Wright County Breeding Beef Heifer...............................................Trophy

(cow/calf excluded) If entry numbers warrant, this class may be subdivided. Calves must have been born in Wright County and the exhibitors must be from Wright County to show in the above two classes. Proof of birth place has to be in writing before show time and approved by the superintendent.

Market Beef

1. Exhibits must be on the grounds by 10:45 am, Thursday, July 7, 2016 unless alternate arrangements have been made with Beef Superintendent.
2. No entry fee will be charged in any class that premiums are not paid.
3. All market beef halter classes must be de-horned.
4. All individual market beef calves must have been weighed and positively identified by January 31, 2016 to be eligible to show.
5. Market beef (heifer or steers) weighing under 1,050 lbs. will be classified as feeder cattle. Those animals classed as feeder cattle will show in a separate feeder cattle class and will not be eligible for Grand Champion honors. *See also sales dept. rules.*
6. Market steers will be shown by weight determined on Thursday, July 7. Market steers will be divided into divisions of approximately equalnumbers and with approximately equal classes in each division. Champion and Reserve Champion of each division will be selected to be shown for Grand and Reserve Grand Champion.
7. Market Heifer class regardless of entries will be held. The class winner shall be deemed Grand Champion Market Heifer and Reserve Champion Market Heifer and will be eligible to show for Grand Champion market beef.
8. Market beef will be placed on individual merit from a market standpoint, taking into consideration quality grade, desirable type, finish, cutability and performance of the animals. Rate of gain information on each calf will be made available to the judge. Steers will qualify for purple and blue award groups only if they have had an average daily gain of 2.4 pounds per day or more from the beginning weigh date to the Wright County District Junior Fair date. Market heifer must have a minimum of 2.2 pounds per day.
9. The calves will be judged on the basis of purple, blue, red and white ribbon groupings. Weight division champions and reserve champions will be awarded special ribbons.
10. See Showmanship Rules at the end of the Junior Livestock Section.

Market Beef
*Purple - $7.00  *Blue - $6.00  *Red - $5.00  *White - $3.00

Class No.
Class No.
1B1 Market Steer
1B2 County Market Beef - if entry numbers warrant, this class may be sub-divided
1C1 Market or 1C2 Breeding Beef raised from a bottle/bucket calf

A bottle/bucket calf shown in a previous Wright County Bottle/Bucket show is eligible for this class.
Owner must be currently enrolled in a 4-H Beef project in Wright County. Rosette ribbons awarded for First and Second place.

Market Heifer
*Purple - $7.00  *Blue - $6.00  *Red - $5.00  *White - $3.00


1E1 Market Heifer
Champion Market Heifer..................................................................Trophy
Reserve Champion Market Heifer....................................................Trophy

Rate of Gain
Class No.
1F1 Rate of Gain - the top ten rate of gain market calves shall receive a ribbon appropriate to their placing in the class.
Champion ..........................................................................................Trophy

Commercial Beef


1. The commercial class cattle consisting of Pens of Three to Five will be sold at auction.
2. Pens must be weighed at the Eagle Grove Coop between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon on Thursday, July 7.
3. EXHIBITORS ARE ASKED TO BE PRESENT when the Commercial pens are evaluated by a packer buyer at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. This evaluation will not be the sale price but will be used to determine the winners of the commercial class contest so results can be postedduring the Fair.
4. The sale of the cattle will start at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning. See sale order in Sales Department Section.
5. The cattle shall be sold by pens and cannot be broken down to be sold individually.
6. Calves will be scored in this class on the following basis:
a. Margin between cost price and sale price 20 points for 0 margin. For each 10¢ plus margin, add 0.1 point. For each 10¢ minus margin, deduct 0.1 point.
b. Rate-of-Gain. One point for each 0.1 pound per day gain.
c. Feed cost per 100 pounds-gain; 25 pounds for 100 pounds of gain for $30.00 feed cost. This $30.00 feed cost is subject to change. Subtract 0.1 point for each 10c increase in feed costs per 100 pounds gain. (The basic feed cost figure will be revised yearly, depending upon feed costs).
d. The Junior Feed Project Record.................................................. 5 points
e. Knowledge (Interview and/or story).........................................10 points
f. Feeding arrangement..................................................................... 5 points
g. General management.................................................................... 5 points

Blue: $15.00   Red: $11.25   White: $7.50

Class No.
1H1
Commercial Beef

     

MARKET BEEF CATTLE AUCTION - LAST DAY
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
BUCKET/BOTTLE CALF
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 • 1:00 P.M.

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Larry Pals, Raymond Houck, Larry & Shorty Anderson,
Dana Lindvall sponsored by Wright County Farm Bureau
and the Wright County Cattlemen

1. Exhibits must be on the grounds no later than noon on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Bucket calves must stay in the barn until 8 p.m. on Sunday.
2. Project open to any Wright County youth who has completed kindergarten through age 12, based on birthdays as of September 15 of the previous year. Participants do not have to currently belong to a 4-H
Club.
3. Any newborn or orphan calf (steer or heifer, beef or dairy) that is born between March 1 and June 1 may be shown. Animals must be identified with Farm Bureau Office by 4 p.m. June 1st. Individuals may identify up to three calves, but only one will be allowed to be exhibited at the Fair.
4. Calf must be bucket or bottle fed.
5. The show will be divided into classes based on the age of the exhibitor.
6. Each exhibitor will also be interviewed in regard to the management and care of the calf as part of the judging process. This interview will be prior to the Fair at a date and time to be announced later.
7. No premiums will be awarded. All participants will receive a participation ribbon with the top two youth in each age division receiving Outstanding Rosettes.
8. No Bucket-Bottle Calf animals will be sold at the Fair auction. However, a list of potential buyers will be available for those interested in selling their animals.
9. Bucket-Bottle Calf judging will be Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. There is no fee for this class.

     

  DAIRY  
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Dairy Cattle
Marty Brandt & Dean Kluss, Superintendents

EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFA EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND HARD SOLED SHOES AND NO HATS. (OPTIONAL: ALL WHITE OUTFIT MAY BE WORN)

1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. Exhibits must be on grounds on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
3. Calves in the dairy department may be either purebred or grade and must have been born after September 1, 2015 and before March 1, 2016.
4. Heifer in the yearling class may be either purebred or grade and must have been born after September 1, 2014 and before August 30, 2015.
5. If more than five grade or purebred animals are entered in a particular class, the class will be divided into a purebred class and a grade class.
6. No entry fee will be charged in any class that premiums are not paid.

*Purple - $6.00  *Blue - $6.00  *Red - $4.50  *White - $3.00

Class No.
2A1 Heifer Calf
2B1 Yearling Heifer
2C1 Cow in Milk

Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trophy
Reserve Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trophy

     

   GOATS  
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Goats
Marty Brandt & Dean Kluss, Superintendents

EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFA EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND NO HATS. (OPTIONAL: ALL WHITE OUTFIT MAY BE WORN)

1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. The dairy goat classes will include any breed, purebred and grade.
3. Junior does are goats born after July 2015 and not in milk. If they are in milk, they must show with the senior does.
4. No limit on entries.
5. No buck goats may be shown.
6. See Showmanship Rules at the end of the livestock section.
7. The Goat Judging will be Friday, July 8 following the Dairy Cattle Show.
8. Goats may be shown in one of four categories:
1. Dairy goats
2. Mohair goats
3. Meat goats - all breeds are eligible, only wethers may be shown
4. Breeding meat goats
9. A minimum of 4 goats per category will be required or the mohair class will be combined with the dairy goat class. Meat goats will show separately.
10. All sexually intact goats must be identified with an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or by an official registered tattoo.
11. In the meat goat classes all wethers must have all their milk teeth present. No adult teeth will be allowed.
12. Additional categories may be added at the discretion of the Superintendent.
13. Meat Goat Weigh-in will be on July 6 following Sheep.
14. Meat Goat weight on Weigh-in day will be used as sale weight.
15. Only Meat Goats will be allowed to be sold on sale day.

Purple - $5.00     Blue - $4.00       Red - $3.50       White - $2.00

Class No.
8A1 Junior Doe - Under 1 yr. - not in milk
8A2 Intermediate Doe - 1 yr. & under 2 yrs. - not in milk
8A3 Senior Doe - 2 yrs. & older - in milk
(Does in milk or that have freshened)

MOHAIR GOAT CLASS

8B1 Junior Doe - Born after January 1, 2016
8B2 Intermediate Doe - Born after July 2015 and before
January 1, 2016
8B3 Senior Goats - Two years old or older

MEAT GOAT CLASS
8C1 Market wethers born after July 1, 2015

BREEDING MEAT GOAT CLASS
8D1 Junior Doe - Under 1 year
8D2 Intermediate Doe - 1 year and under 2 years
8D3 Senior Doe - 2 years and older

Champion...........................................................................................Trophy
Reserve Champion.............................................................................Trophy
Showmanship............................................... (Junior, Intermediate, Senior)

     

   SWINE
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Swine
Brian Worden, Superintendent
Bruce Meyer, Dean Kluss,
Don Grandgeorge, Stu Swanson,
Wayne Watts - Asst. Superintendents

EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFA  EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND NO HATS.

Click Here for Swine Affidavit


Rules:

1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. All hogs will be weighed at a time to be determined. Hogs weighing over 315 lbs. or under 225 lbs. will not be eligible for championship.
2a. There will be a separate class for over and under weight hogs.
3. All swine must be listed on ID sheets including ear notches, color
description and gender by May 15, 2016. Limit to 20 head ID for County Fair.
4. All pigs must have been ear notched at birth and identified using the national ear notching system (1-3-9-27-81). Each pig entered by the individual must have a different ear notch. Any small or irregular notches will disqualify animals. All pigs must have notches in both ears. Tears or injuries to the ears that occur after entry should be documented and brought to the attention of the swine committee prior to arrival at the Fair.
5. See General Rules for health Requirements, see section 4.
6. The 2016 swine show will be a non terminal show, they will be allowed to return home. All swine returning home must be designated by the end of swine show. The commercial gilts are not allowed to go through the sale but if you choose to show a commercial gilt and do not want to take them home they will be allowed to go on the packer truck for market price. *The maximum number of hogs shown per exhibitor is 6 but only 5 can remain to go through the auction on
Monday, July 11, 2016.
7. Swine will be sold at weigh-in weight.
8. A member may exhibit no more than six pigs.
a. One carcass pig
b. Three individual market pigs
c. One pen of three (the pen of 3 may consist of any of the above pigs)
d. One Commercial Gilt
9. The carcass pig may be shown in the pen of three.
10. There shall be no coloring agents, powder, or oil used on hogs. Hogs in violation will not be allowed to show.
11. Swine show order:
a. Showmanship - see showmanship rules at the end of the livestock section.
b. Carcass class live/carcass
c. Commercial Gilts
d. Purebred/Market Class
e. Individual Market Gilts
f. Individual Market Barrows
g. Pen of Three
h. Grand Champion Pen of Three
i. Grand Champion Gilt
j. Grand Champion Barrow
k. Grand Champion Overall
l. Novice Class (Pre-4-H) “Lil Squealers”

Carcass Class

1. Entries will be open to regularly enrolled 4-H and FFA members in the Wright County District Junior Fair.
2. Entry is limited to one barrow per individual.
3. Hogs weighing over 285 lbs. or under 225 lbs. will be disqualified as they will not meet the carcass contest standards.
4. All carcass entries will be judged live. Swine will be driven at the fair.
5. The scanning of the carcass will be posted on the message board when you arrive at the fair.
6. Premiums will be paid on both live and carcass classes. Emphasis will be on the carcass placings. The premiums are as follows:
Class No.
4A1 Swine, Live: 1st - $4.00, 2nd - $3.50, 3rd - $3.00, 4th - $2.50, 5th - $2.00, 6th - $2.00, 7th - $2.00, 8th - $1.50, 9th - $1.50, 10th - $1.50.
All others meeting carcass class standards - $1.00
4A2 Swine, Carcass: 1st - $8.00, 2nd - $7.00, 3rd - $6.00, 4th - $5.00, 5th - $4.00, 6th - $4.00, 7th - $4.00, 8th - $3.00, 9th - $3.00,
10th - $3.00. All others meeting carcass contest standards - $2.00.
7. There will be banners awarded to the Champion and Reserve Champion of the swine live and swine carcass classes.

Individual Market Hog
1. You may enter three in this class.
2. Classes will be determined by the committee.

Class No.
4C1 Individual Market Pig

Grand Champion Market Pig............................................................ Banner
Reserve Grand Champion Market Pig............................................. Banner

Pen of Three
1. Each exhibitor may only show one pen of three.
2. Pens of three will be identified at weigh-in and broken down by weight groups.

Class No.
4D1 Pen of Three Market Pigs

Grand Champion Pen of Three Market Pigs................................... Banner
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Market Pigs..................... Banner

Commercial Gilt
1. Each exhibitor may only show one.

Class No.
4E1 Commercial Gilt

Grand Champion Commercial Gilt................................................... Banner
Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Gilt.................................... Banner

Swine Premiums
Purple: $5.00  Blue: $4.00  Red:$3.00  White: $2.00

Lil’ Squealers Showmanship Class
1. This class is open to anyone preschool through 3rd grade.
2. Must have turned 4 years old prior to January 1, 2016.
3. This class will be held immediately following championship drive.
4. Swine will be furnished for this class or you can line up a pig at the show to use; no need to bring your own pigs.
5. No entry fee is required, ribbon will be given but no premium will be awarded.
6. Classes will be broke by age depending upon exhibitors.
7. Must wear jeans and hard soled shoes.

     

  SHEEP  
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Sheep
Kim Heller, Superintendent
Denise Hocraffer, Joel Morrical, Loren Wenzel

EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFAEMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND NO HATS.


1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. Weigh-in will be between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6. Weigh-in weight will be sale weight.
3. All sheep must have been tagged and market lambs weighed on or before May 15 of this year with record on file at the Extension Office by that date. All weights must be on file with your Extension Office by May 15.
4. Identification number of the lambs being sold must be turned into the Extension Office or Superintendent during weigh-in. Numbers not turned in will be considered not for sale.
5. Market lambs can be either ewes or wethers. No buck lambs will be weighed in.
6. All lambs must be docked and market lambs must be docked and castrated.
7. All purebred and market lambs should be clipped over the entire body, except wool breeds. All market lambs must be slick shorn.
8. It is recommended that lambs not be blocked for the Wright County District Junior Fair. This is the same rule that applies at the Iowa State Fair.
9. Lambs shown in the purebred division cannot be shown in market division and vice versa.
10. No entry fee will be charged in any class that premiums are not paid.
11. The exhibitor must designate individual lambs before time of weigh-in at Fair. The Rate-of-Gain lamb must be an individual market lamb.
12. Lambs shown must have lambs teeth.
13. Exhibitors are expected to care for their lambs in an acceptable manner. NO MUZZLES OF ANY TYPE ARE ALLOWED! Any abusive care including slapping or excessive modification of lambs will be grounds for disqualification at the discretion of the show officials.
14. There will be no coloring agent or paint used on any animal. All animals giving evidence of being colored will be barred from exhibition.
15. No artificial alternations or stimulants of any kind may be applied or administered to animals (icing, electric shock, alcohol/formaldehyde baths, etc.). All animals showing evidence of such treatment will be barred from exhibition.
16. Any artificial means of removing or remedying physical defects of conformation in animals exhibited will be considered as fraud and deception. No unnatural means of providing animal feed, water, or other fluids (i.e. stomach pump, IV) will be allowed. All animals giving evidence of such treatment will be barred from exhibition.
17. No drugs or medications of any kind may be administered except by the order of the official Fair veterinarian. All animals are subject to drug testing. All animals giving evidence of being medicated without prior approval will be barred from exhibition.
18. All sexually intact animals must have scrapie flock identification tags in ear to exhibit.

Commercial Ewe

1. An exhibitor may enter a maximum of two commercial ewe lambs.
2. Commercial ewes do not need to be weighed or tattooed, but need to be identified on the Livestock Identification sheet with a tag.
3. All commercial ewes must have been dropped after January 1 of the current year.

*Purple - $5.00  *Blue - $4.00  *Red - $3.00  *White - $2.00

Class No.
3E1 Commercial Ewe Lamb

Grand Champion................................................................. Purple Rossette
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette

Pair of Ewes
A pair of ewes - may be either 2 ewe lambs, 2 yearling ewes or a yearling and a lamb. Registration papers will not be required at the County Fair for this class, but the ewes must be identified on the Livestock ID to be eligible.
NEW - A pair of ewes cannot be shown in a market or a carcass class. However a ewe may be shown in any breeding class.

Class No.
3F1 Pair of Ewes

Grand Champion..................................................................Purple Rossette
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette

Registered Ewe Lambs **
** Registration papers will be presented at the Extension Office at check in.

1. An exhibitor may enter a maximum of two registered ewe lambs.
2. All breed shown in 3C1 must be registered and lambs must have been dropped after January 1 of the current year.

*Purple - $5.00  *Blue - $4.00  *Red - $3.00  *White - $2.00

Class No.
3C1 Ewe Lamb

Grand Champion..................................................................Purple Rossette
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette
Supreme Champion Ewe...................................................................Trophy
Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe.....................................................Trophy

Ram Lamb Commercial or Ram Lamb Purebred

1. An exhibitor may enter a maximum of two ram lambs.
2. All ram lambs must have been dropped after January 1 of the current year.
3. Commercial and Purebred Ram Lambs will be shown together in this class.

Class No.
3B1 Ram Lamb

Grand Champion ...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette

Market Lamb
Any Breed

1. Lambs in this class may be either grade or purebred and must have lambs teeth.
2. Only ewes and wethers can be shown in this class. NO ram lambs.
3. If there are too many entries in any class, the superintendent may divide class by weight.
4. Rate-of-gain information on each market lamb will be made available to the judge.
5. An exhibitor may enter no more than five market lambs.
6. See Showmanship Rules at the end of the livestock section. All who show in this department are eligible to participate in Showmanship.

*Purple - $5.00  *Blue - $4.00  *Red - $3.00  *White - $2.00

Class No.
3J1 Individual Market Lamb
Grand Champion ...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette

Rate-of-Gain - The top ten Rate of Gain market lambs shall receive a ribbon appropriate to their placing. Champion will receive a trophy. In case of a tie, placing goes to heaviest lamb.

Grand Champion ...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette

County Champion Market Lamb

1. Lambs in this class may be either grade or purebred and must have lambs teeth.
2. Lamb must be born and raised in Wright County and be shown by a Wright County participant who lives in Wright County. Only ewes and wethers can be shown in this class, no ram lambs.
3. Rate-of-gain information on each market lamb will be made available to the judge.
4. An exhibitor may enter no more than two market lambs in this class. These lambs will be included in the five market lamb limit.
5. These lambs will not be shown in both the Market Lamb class and the County Market Lamb class but Champions will be eligible to compete for Grand Champion Market Lamb and Reserve Champion Market Lamb.
6. If there are too many entries in this class, the Superintendent may divide class by weight.

Class No.
3H1 County Champion Market Lamb

Grand Champion ...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette


Carcass Class

This class will be judged using the State Fair Performance Classic Formula. The entry fee for this class will be $8.00 which is the cost of the scanner. Premiums will be paid. The top two performers will receive trophies. One lamb per exhibitor may be entered and it must be one of your 5 market lambs. This lamb will not be shown in any other class. The winner of the carcass class will be eligible for Grand Champion Market Lamb.


*Purple - $5.00  *Blue - $4.00  *Red - $3.00  *White - $2.00

Class No.
3G1 Carcass Lamb

Grand Champion ...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette
Overall Grand Champion Market Lamb ..........................................Trophy
Overall Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb ............................Trophy


Commercial Lamb Pens

1. This class shall consist of 3-5 market lambs and will be sold at the auction on Monday.
2. Pens must be weighed between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with the regular lamb weigh-in.
3. Production figures for the Pen will be needed and a form will be provided to each exhibitor to be filled out before the Fair.
4. When determining ribbon placings, the following factors will be considered:
a. Production costs
b. Uniformity of Pen
c. Judge's opinion
d. Current market price

*Purple - $15.00  *Blue - $15.00  *Red - $11.75  *White - $11.50

Class No.
3A1 Commercial Lamb Pens

Grand Champion ...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette
Rate of Gain .........................................................................Purple Rossette
 

Yearling Commercial Ewe or Yearling Purebred Ewe

1. Yearling ewes must be born between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.
2. Birth date, ear tag number and/or registry number of each purebred ewe or Commercial ewe must be given on the Livestock Identification Report. Association tags must be in ears of sheep before arrival at Fairgrounds.
3. Certificate of Registry must correspond with association tag in ear and be presented at check-in to be eligible to show.
4. Each exhibitor may show a maximum of two yearling ewes.

*Purple - $5.00  *Blue - $4.00  *Red - $3.00  *White - $2.00

Class No.
3D1 Yearling Ewe

Grand Champion..................................................................Purple Rossette
Reserve Grand Champion.......................................................Pink Rossette
 

Novice Lamb Class
This project is open to anyone who has completed Kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year to anyone completing the 3rd grade during the same year.
Ewes or wether lambs must have lambs teeth.
Lambs will be shown directly following the sheep show. All lambs must be available at check-in, but do not need to be weighed. Lambs must be clipped within 30 days preceding the Wright County Fair. Check out will correspond with other classes at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
All entries will be paraded in the show ring. All contestants will receive ribbons. Lambs may be shown with halters and shortened lead ropes. Each participant will visit with the judge about the lamb they are showing. Participants will be evaluated on costumes, knowledge of the project and showmanship.
The lambs do not need to be owned by the person showing them. No entry fee is required. No premiums will be given. Entry forms must be received by the Fair Secretary by 4 p.m. June 10.

     

      HORSE & PONY    
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Horse & Pony
Kim Heller, Shorty Anderson,
Allison Whaley, Wendy Brandt

DRESS CODE MUST BE ADHERED TO: DARK BLUE JEANS, LONG SLEEVED WHITE SHIRT WITH 4-H ARMBAND ON LEFT ARM OR 4-H EMBLEM OR FFA OFFICIAL DRESS AND BOOTS.


1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. Entries for each class must be made at the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. June 10.
3. Read the General Rules in the Fair book, but rules and regulations for 4-H Equine Shows in Iowa 4H511C Revised June 2013 take precedent.
4. Exhibitors: Each exhibitor (or their parent) must confirm his/her class entries by 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 6.
5. The arena will be open for warm up 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
6. Each exhibitor must attend the exhibitor meeting at 9:00 a.m.
7. In this department, juniors are 4-6 grades, intermediates 7-8 grades and seniors 9-12 grades.
8. If there is a question as to the age of the horse or class it should be entered in, check with the horse project leader.
9. A horse may be entered in either Ranch Horse Pleasure or Western Pleasure, but not both.
10. Tack optional means Western tack or English tack may be used.
11. Show order: Showmanship; Halter; Horsemanship; Western Pleasure; Ranch Horse Pleasure; Trail; English Pleasure; Driving; Barrel Racing; Flag Race and Pole Bending. RULE: ASTM/SEI approved equestrian helmets must be worn for
mounted classes. No exceptions and no bicycle helmets.
Halter
*Purple - $4.00  *Blue - $3.00  *Red - $2.00  *White - $1.00

Class No.
5A1 Weanlings & Yearlings
(Horses born in 2011-2012)
5A2 Two and Three year olds
5A3 Four years & older (56" & under)
5A4 Four years & older (over 56")

Champion...........................................................................................Rosette
Reserve Champion.............................................................................Rosette

Performance
*Purple - $4.00  *Blue - $3.00  *Red - $2.00  *White - $1.00

Class No.
5B1 Ranch Horse Pleasure- Junior
5B2 Ranch Horse Pleasure - Intermediate
5B3 Ranch Horse Pleasure - Senior
5B4 Western Pleasure - Junior
5B5 Western Pleasure - Intermediate
5B6 Western Pleasure - Senior
5B7 Horsemanship - Junior (tack optional)
5B8 Horsemanship - Intermediate (tack optional)
5B9 Horsemanship - Senior (tack optional)
5B22 English Pleasure - Junior
5B23 English Pleasure - Intermediate
5B24 English Pleasure - Senior
5B10 Trail Course - Junior
5B11 Trail Course - Intermediate
5B12 Trail Course - Senior
5B13 Barrel Racing - Junior
5B14 Barrel Racing - Intermediate
5B15 Barrel Racing - Senior
5B16 Pole Bending - Junior
5B17 Pole Bending - Intermediate
5B18 Pole Bending - Senior
5B19 Flag Race - Junior
5B20 Flag Race - Intermediate
5B21 Flag Race - Senior
5B25 Driving Pleasure - Junior
5B26 Driving Pleasure - Intermediate
5B27 Driving Pleasure - Senior
5B28 Walk Trot - Junior
5B29 Walk Trot - Intermediate
5B30 Walk Trot - Senior
Pre 4-Hers Classes - Walk-Trot Pleasure Class & Barrels will follow after 4-H & FFA Show. Please register on Wednesday morning during the 4-H & FFA Show prior to the games at the announcer’s stand.

     
  SMALL ANIMALS  
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Poultry
Larry Pals & Deb Vance, Superintendents


EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFA EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND NO HATS.


1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. There will be a mandatory health check-in for poultry on Wednesday, July 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note: You must
check-in before you will be able to exhibit your poultry in the show and must be in place by 3:00 p.m.
3. All exhibitors must keep their sections in pens and under their cages clean during the Fair.
4. Cages will be provided for each exhibitor. Exhibitors will need to provide their own watering and feeding pans as well as locks on the latches.
5. No more than two entries per class.
6. Any poultry that are to be sold must be identified to the Extension Office or Superintendent immediately following the show.
7. All poultry exhibited must have had a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within 90 days of public exhibition and the test must have been performed by an authorized tester.
8. All chickens must be checked out with Superintendents after the sale on Monday, July 11.
9. An entry shall consist of birds from chick, duck, geese, or turkey growing projects.
10. Entries will be judged on the basis of uniformity, development and evidence of production (handling qualities, pigmentation and molt.)
11. An individual chicken may be shown from the pen of three if entered as such.
12. Pullorum - Typhoid test - is needed.

Purple Blue Red White
$2.00 $2.00 $1.50 $1.00

Class No.
7A1 Layer Chickens - (Pen of Three)-(3 Hens)
7A2 Broiler Chicken (Pen of Three)-(Same Sex)
7A3 Ducks (Pen of Three)-(Same Sex)
7A4 Geese (Pen of Three)-(Same Sex)
7A5 Turkeys (Pen of Two)
7A6 Turkey - Individual (cannot be from pen of two)
7A7 Bantam (Pen of Three)-(2 Hens & 1 Rooster)
7A8 Bantam - Individual
7A9 Standard Breed - Individual
7A10 Pigeon - Individual

Grand Champion...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Champion................................................................Rosette Ribbon

Rabbits
Angela Charlson, Superintendent


EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFA EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND NO HATS.

1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. There will be a mandatory health check-in for rabbits on Wednesday, July 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the rabbit building. Note: You must check-in before you will be able to exhibit your rabbits in the show and must be in place by 4 p.m.
3. Exhibitors must be present when their animals are judged and must be dressed appropriately as described in Rule No. 5 under the Showmanship Department at the end of the Livestock section.
4. All exhibitors must keep their sections in pens and under their cages clean during the Fair.
5. Cages will be provided for each exhibitor. Exhibitors will need to provide their own watering and feeding pans as well as locks on the latches.
6. No more than two entries per class.
7. The Pen of Three class may be bucks and does or a combination of each.
8. The Pen of Three class consists of three rabits, 3-1/2 to 5-1/2 pounds each and under 69 days of age.
9. Any small animals that are to be sold must be identified to the Extension Office or Superintendent immediately following the show.
10. All rabbits must be checked out with Superintendent after the sale on Monday, July 11.
11. A single fryer shall not be over 10 weeks of age and weigh a minimum of 3-1/2 pounds and a maxium weight of 5-1/2 pounds.
12. Pen of Three & single Fryers will be weighed at the mandatory check-in on Wednesday, July 6.
13. Exhibitors are required to put their own rabbits on the table.
14. All rabbits must be tattooed with a legible tattoo in left ear.

Purple Blue Red White
$3.00 $2.00 $1.50 $1.00

Commercial Rabbits
Class No.
6A1 Senior Buck (over 8 mo.)
6A2 Intermediate Buck (6-8 mo.)
6A3 Junior Buck (under 6 mo.)
6A4 Senior Doe (over 8 mo.)
6A5 Intermediate Doe (6-8 mo.)
6A6 Junior Doe (under 6 mo.)
6A7 Single Fryer
6A8 Pen of Three

Grand Champion Pen of Three........................................................Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three..........................................Trophy
Grand Champion...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Champion.............................................................................Trophy

Fancy Rabbits
Purple Blue Red White
$3.00 $2.00 $1.50 $1.00

Class No.
6B1 Senior Buck (over 6-8 mo.)
6B2 Junior Buck (under 4-6 mo.)
6B3 Senior Doe (over 6-8 mo.)
6B4 Junior Doe (under 4-6 mo.)

Grand Champion...............................................................................Trophy
Reserve Champion.............................................................................Trophy

Showmanship (Junior-Intermediate-Senior)

     

   PETS     
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Jessica Norman

EXHIBITORS MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: OFFICIAL 4-H OR FFA T-SHIRT OR WHITE BLOUSE OR SHIRT WITH THE 4-H OR FFA  EMBLEM WITH DARK PANTS AND NO HATS.


1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
2. All 4-H and FFA members enrolled in the pet project are eligible to exhibit in the pet show.
3. Entry forms are due by June 10, 2016 at the Extension Office, and must have ID papers turned in by May 15, 2016.
4. To be eligible for the small pet show, the member may not have exhibited the pet in any other department of the Fair this year.
5. All pet show paperwork must be turned in to the Extension Office on the fairgrounds by 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Judging will start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8.
6. All pets should come on a leash, in a box, a cage or a bowl.
7. All exhibitors must be responsible for their pet.
8. NO WILD ANIMALS. It is illegal under Iowa law to capture or keep any game animal, fur animal or game birds.
9. An exhibitor is limited to entering two pets in each class.
10. Cats and dogs three months and older must have a current official rabies certification given by a veterinarian.
11. Health certificates may be secured on Friday of the Fair or at the vet clinic prior to the Fair.
12. Pets include cats, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, fish, turtles, birds, dogs (not 4-H dog training program) and other small pets.
13. Pets will be released immediately after the show. Pets in this class will be judged on appearance, health and member’s knowledge of caring, handling and feeding of the pet.

*Purple - $2.00  *Blue - $2.00   *Red - $1.50  * White - $1.00

Class No.
9A1 Pets

 SHOWMANSHIP 
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1. The Rules Section and Junior Livestock Section Rules listed in the fair book apply in this department.
The animals brought into the ring must be the property of the entrant and will be judged in another livestock class at this fair.
NOTE: In judging, fitting and showmanship, types should not be considered, except as it may affect the way an animal should be fitted and shown. Showmanship awards will be judged according to the following score card:
2. a. Appearance of animal............................................................35 points
b. Presenting animal in ring......................................................50 points
c. Appearance & merit of exhibitor...........................................15 points
Total......................................................................................100 points
3. Senior (9th grade and above), Intermediate (7th and 8th grade), Junior (6th grade and below) showmanship classes will be held in the beef, swine, dairy, goat, rabbit, horse, poultry, sheep and alpaca classes. Grade levels are as of January 1 of the current year.
4. All livestock exhibitors are eligible to participate in showmanship. Exhibitors will not be required to sign up for showmanship, but must report to the show arena at the appropriate time. There is no entry fee and no premiums will be awarded, however, each participant will receive a prize.
5. Exhibitors may win only once in each class and may only compete in their respective age group.
6. Exhibitors must wear appropriate attire. 4-H: Official 4-H T-shirt or white blouse or shirt with the 4-H emblem with dark pants. Optional all white outfit may be worn for dairy& goats FFA: Official FFA T-shirt with dark pants. Beef & Dairy
exhibitors must wear hard soled shoes and no hats.

Beef, Rabbit, Dairy, Horse, Swine, Poultry, Sheep, Goats

Champion Jr./Int./Sr. Showman........................................................... TBA
Special Mention Jr./Int./Sr. Showman.................................... Gold Ribbon
Participation............................................................................Green Ribbon

Herdsmanship Department
Exhibitors of livestock are expected to maintain their quarters as orderly as possible, and must keep that part of the building occupied by them neat and attractive in appearance at all times. Herdsmanship judging will be conducted Thursday noon - Sunday by a select committee. Clubs will be scored each day. Each clubs score will be tallied Sunday evening and winners will be announced at the Livestock Auction on Monday.
All chapters/clubs with Beef, Sheep, Goats, and/or Swine entries will automatically be entered and judged. Scores will be based on cleanliness of alleys, cleanliness of stalls & pens, appearance of animals and attendant on duty.
1st place chapters/clubs in each species will have the right to select their stalls for the 2016 Wright County Fair and will also be awarded a $30 cash prize for their club.
2nd place club will receive a $20 cash prize.
3rd place club will receive a $10 cash prize.

Wright County District Junior Fair
Queen Contest 201
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Kim Heller, Olivia Huntley, Superintendents
Jenny Kreitlow and Lisa Hill, Committee Members

The official entry form can be found on the Wright County Fair web page or the Extension Office.
1. The Wright County Fair Queen and Princess will have responsibilities throughout the entire Wright County Fair July 6-11. Contestants must be able to attend the entire fair.
2. All contestants will be expected to participate in the fair parade on Wednesday, July 6 which precedes the coronation on the Fair’s Free Stage.
3. The Wright County Fair Queen will be a guest of the Iowa State Fair, Tuesday, August 9 through the time of the State Fair Queen Coronation, Saturday, August 13. Contestants must be able to attend this commitment. It is the responsibility of the queen to make travel arrangements to Des Moines, however expenses for the experience are paid by the Fair Board.
4. Each contestant must be at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on Thursday, August 11, 2016 (the first day of the 2016 Iowa State Fair).
5. Contestants must never have been married or have had children.
6. Contestants must reside in Wright County or in an adjoining county if the majority of her activities are in Wright County.
7. Each contestant must be an active member of at least one worthwhile organization in her community, e.g. church groups, Girl Scouts, 4-H, FFA, etc. Eligibility is not limited to 4-H or FFA membership.
8. No professional model is eligible for the Wright County Fair pageant.
9. Contestants will be selected by a panel of judges on Wednesday, July 6 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
10. The judges will select the royalty based on:
a. Personality, Attitude, Appearance, and Awareness
b. Leadership and Citizenship – Contribution to Community
c. Overall Appearance, Charm and Poise
11. The judges will view each contestant in fair attire, and an evening dress.
12. Additional stipulations by the Iowa State Fair apply should the Wright County Fair Queen be crowned Iowa State Fair Queen. See the Iowa State Fair rules at www.iowastatefair.org

     

    4-H EXHIBIT BUILDING & IOWA STATE FAIR
GENERAL RULES    

Jessica Norman, County Youth Coordinator
Kelly Grandgeorge, Office Manager
Dr. Melissa Voigt, Youth Program Specialist
Nancy Reyna, Office Assistant

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NOTE: Exhibits which do not comply with size guidelines, copyright and safety procedures will not be accepted for entry, evaluation or display at the Iowa State Fair.
Exhibitors will comply with all general rules and regulations.
1. 4-H'ers who have completed 4th grade through 12th grade (or that equivalent) are eligible to exhibit at the Wright County Fair. Exception: Group exhibits from an entire club may include 4th grade members.
2. Eligible exhibits are an outgrowth of work done as a planned part of the 4-H'ers participation in 4-H projects or programs during the current 4-H year. Exhibits can be done by an individual or group and may represent all or part of the learning in the project or program.
3. Exhibits that do not comply with the class description, size guidelines, copyright restrictions, safety and approved methods will be disqualified and not put on public display.
4. If the exhibitor chooses a display to illustrate what was learned:
• Posters may not exceed 24"x36" in size.
• Chart boards, graph boards, project presentation boards, model displays, etc., may not exceed 48" x 48" in size. Maximum size is determined by measuring the flat (unfolded) dimensions.
• Display boxes may not exceed 28" x 22" in height or width and 12" in depth.
5. Exhibits that do not comply with the class description, size guidelines, copyright restrictions, safety and approved methods will be disqualified and not put on public display.
6. If the exhibitor chooses a display to illustrate what was learned:
• Posters may not exceed 24”x36” in size.
• Chart boards, graph boards, project presentation boards, model
displays, etc., may not exceed 48” x 48” in size. Maximum size is determined by measuring the flat (unfolded) dimensions.
• Display boxes may not exceed 28” x 22” in height or width and 12” in depth.
7. Endangered and threatened plants and animals (includes insects), or songbird feathers and nest may NOT be used in any exhibit.
- Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Revue, Clothing Selection, Challenge Class, Creative Arts, Animals Agriculture and Natural Resources, Personal Development, Science, Engineering and Technology exhibits will be rated blue, red or white and will receive premiums as follows:

Blue Red White State Fair
$2.00 $1.50 $1.00 $3.00

- Pride of Iowa, Educational Presentation, Working Exhibits and Sharethe- Fun: (The premiums stated for a Share-the-Fun entry is for the entire group of participants.)

Blue Red White State Fair/Clay Co.
$5.00 $3.75 $2.50 $3.00

- Horticulture Exhibits will receive premium as follows:

Blue Red White
$2.00 $1.50 $1.00

- (The State Fair premium recognition is paid from the Trophy Fund.)

6. Copyrighted materials and designs may not be used in an exhibit that is presented as original work by the exhibitor. Exhibitors must include permission from the copyright holder/owner when using copyrighted materials. Exhibitors must give proper credit to the original source of all materials/designs used in exhibits. (See also special rules for Visual Arts
and general copyright information for 4-H'ers.)
7. The 4-H'ers goal and applicable exhibit standards will form the basis of the evaluation process. Evaluation criteria will include demonstrated learning, workmanship and techniques, and general appearance and design. Refer to exhibit class evaluation rubrics for detailed evaluation criteria in each class. Rubrics are located on each 4-H project page at
http//www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects
8. Copyrighted materials and designs may not be used in an exhibit that is presented as original work by the exhibitor. Exhibitors must include permission from the copyright holder/owner when using copyrighted materials. Exhibitors must give proper credit to the original source of all materials/designs used in exhibits. (See also special rules for Visual Arts
and general copyright information for 4-H’ers.)
9. The 4-H’ers goal and applicable exhibit standards will form the basis of the evaluation process. Evaluation criteria will include demonstrated learning, workmanship and techniques, and general appearance and design. Refer to exhibit class evaluation rubrics for detailed evaluation criteria in each class. Rubrics are located on each 4-H project page at http//www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects 10. A written explanation, audio recording, or video recording is to be
included as part of each exhibit. The exhibitor should respond briefly to the following questions about the exhibit:
• What did you plan to learn or do? (What was your exhibit goal(s)?)
• What steps did you take to learn or do this?
• What were the most important things you learned?
***Check for additional requirements in exhibit classes for food and nutrition, photography, and visual art classes.
11. All Judges’ decisions are final.
12. Each item in an exhibit must be securely labeled, including the name of the county, class number, and exhibitor’s name.
13. All exhibits are to be labeled only with the official entry tag. The main item of each exhibit must have the entry tag securely and prominently attached, additional separate pieces of the exhibit must carry the class number and name of exhibitor. Labels should be placed on the back of posters and photos. Entry tags must be completely filled out as follows:
- Class number (i.e. 750, 760)
- Department (i.e. Visual Art, Clothing)
- Description (i.e. Clay pot, dress)
- Grade just completed
- Yrs. in project (i.e. 1, 4, 6)
- Name (i.e. Chris Clover)
- Club Name (i.e. Clover Cadets)
14. There will be NO pre-entries. Entry forms must be filled out and brought the day of judging which will be Tuesday, July 7.
15. Achievement Shows will not be required. Clubs are strongly encouraged to have an Achievement Show, however.
16. The management will not be responsible for loss or damage of exhibits. Exhibits are not released until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12.

Other Exhibit Information: Due to security, 4-H’ers are discouraged from sending items that have special meaning and historical value as the exhibit or part of an exhibit. The Iowa State Fair and Iowa State University Extension will use diligence to insure the safety of articles entered for exhibition after their arrival and placement. However, they will now be responsible for damage of loss bye accident, fire, theft, etc.
Those exhibits selected for the Iowa State Fair:
- Must be 4-H’ers who have completed 5th grade through 12th grade (or that equivalent).
- Exhibits will be transported to the State Fair. If an exhibit exceeds a certain weight or size, the Extension staff has the authority to decide whether they can transport the exhibit. The 4-H exhibitor would be responsible to transport large or heavy exhibits to the State Fair.
- Due to security, 4-H’ers are discouraged from sending items that have special meaning and historical value as the exhibit or part of an exhibit. The Iowa State Fair and Iowa State University Extension will use diligence to insure the
safety of articles entered for exhibition after their arrival and placement. However, they will not be responsible for damage or loss by fire, theft, etc.
- When limited by exhibit space and size and nature of the exhibit, the department superintendents reserve the right to rotate exhibits for display. Exhibit displays should be in proportion to the main item or idea being displayed. Beginning on this page are some helpful tips on design elements and art principals. For more information see full details in Design Exploring the Elements & Principles 4-H 634 March 2000.

Elements of Design

A design is a visual plan you can use a create your 4-H project. Everything can see his a design. When you describe something you see, you use words that tell about the lines, shapes, colors, textures, and spaces. Line, shape, color, texture, and space are the basic elements of design.

Line
Lines can be horizontal, vertical, dotted, zig zag, curved, straight, diagonal, bold, or fine. Lines can show direction, lead the eye, outline on object, divide a space, and communicate a feeling or mood.

Shapes
Shapes are made by connecting lines. Circle, square, triangle, and freeform are words used to identify shapes. Look at the objects around you, and describe their basic shapes. Are they one shape, or are they a combination of many shapes? After doing this several times, you will understand what shape really is. Line creates two dimensional or flat shapes. When shapes are three dimensional, we call them forms. Circles are shapes; a ball is a form. Squares are shapes, but cubes are three dimensional and called forms. A sculpture is a three dimensional form.

Color
Color is described with the words hue, value, and intensity. Hue refers to the name of the color – red or blue, for example. Value tells the lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity refers to the brightness or dullness of a hue. You can use a color wheel and learn how colors work together in the publication, 4-H 633 Color.

Texture
Texture is the surface quality and an item. It’s how something feels when touched, or looks like it would feel if touched. Sandpaper is rough. Velvet is smooth. A drawing of a tee stump could show rough outer bark and a smooth inner surface. Search for ways to add texture to your projects. Texture adds variety and interest.

Space
Space refers to the area that a shape or form occupies. It also refers to the background against which we see the shape or form. Space can be defined as positive or negative. The positive space of a design is the filled space in the design – often it is the shapes that make up the design. Negative space is the background. The negative space in design is as important as the positive area.

Principles of Design
Some combinations of design elements (line, shape, color, texture, and space) work better than others. Here are some guidelines to help you understand why some combinations work and others do not work as well. These guidelines – rhythm, proportion, emphasis, balance, and unity – are the principles of design.

Rhythm
You have felt rhythm in music. Rhythm is also a part of things you see. It allows the eye to move from one part of a design to another part. Rhythm can be created by:
• Repeating a color, shape, texture, line or space when designing.
• Varying the size of objects, shapes, or lines in sequence (small or large).
• Using a progression of colors from tints to shades (light blue to dark blue).
• Shifting from one hue to a neighboring hue )yellow to yellow-orange to orange to red-orange to red).

Proportion
Proportion refers to the relationship between one part of a design and another part or to the whole design. It is a comparison of sizes, shapes, and quantities. For example, the relationship between the vertical and horizontal measurements of a wall hanging may be pleasing because the unequal lengths produce and interesting contrast.

Emphasis
Every design needs an accent – a point of interest. Emphasis is the quality that draws your attention to a certain part of a design first.
There are several ways to create emphasis:
• Using a contrasting color.
• Using a different or unusual line.
• Making a shape very large or very small.
• Using a different shape.
• Using plain background space.

Balance
Balance gives a feeling of stability. There are three types of balance. Symmetrical, or formal balance, is the simplest kind. An item that is symmetrically balanced is the same on both sides. Our bodies are an example of formal balance. If you draw and imaginary line from your head to your toes dividing your body in half, you will be pretty much the same on both sides.

Designs that have a radical balance have a center point. A tire, pizza, and a daisy flower are all examples of design with radial balance. When you look through a kaleidoscope, everything you see has a radial balance.

Asymmetrical balance creates a feeling of equal weight on both sides, even though the sides do not look the same. Asymmetrical designs also called informal designs because they suggest movement and spontaneity. Asymmetrical balance is the hardest type of balance to achieve and often takes experimenting or moving elements around until balance is achieved.

Unity
When things look right together, you have created unity or harmony. Lines and shapes that repeat each other show unity (curved lines with curved shapes). Colors that have a common hue are harmonious. Textures that have a similar feel add to unity. But too much uniformity sometimes can be boring. At the same time, too much variety destroys unity.

Honesty of Design

Honesty of design refers to three specific areas – media, form, and function.

You are being honest with a medium when you are family with that medium, use it to its best advantage, and avoid making it look to something else. Clay should not be glazed to look like wood, and wood should not be painted to look like clay bricks. Honesty related to form and function means that parts of a design should work in ways they were intended. Doors on woodworking projects should not be fake; they should open. A flower pot should be designed to complement the flowers and not draw the most attention to the pot.

Ideas and Inspirations

Where do you get your ideas? Just as you do not copy form the encyclopedia when you write a term paper or from another person’s paper when you take a test, you should never copy another person’s design. You are what makes you designs special! Inspiration or sources for designs may come from poetry, music, nature, and your own photographs and sketches. Let these inspirations be springboards for your imagination.

Evaluating Design

Evaluating your designs and those of others can help you improve your understanding about design.
You can get help in evaluating you work from many people, among them your parents, other 4-Hers, leaders, teachers, and fair judges. There is seldom only one way to improve a design, so don’t be surprised of different people have different ideas on how you might chance your work. In the end, the decision is yours. Becoming a good designer takes practice. The more you talk about and play with the elements and principles of design, the easier it will be to use them effectively. Here are some questions to ask yourself about your designs.
1. Where did you get the idea for your design?
2. Describe one of the design elements. How did you use it?
3. What do you like about the way your design looks?
4. What might you change another time?
5. Is your design honest in media, form, and function?

Work Schedule

4-H Exhibit Building Work Schedule for set up and cleanup will be sent to 4-H club leaders.

Host and Hostess Schedule

4-H Host and Hostess Schedule will be sent to 4-H club leaders. Host and Hostess duties are:

1. Wear 4-H uniform (or 4-H emblem).
2. Smile! Walk up and down aisles to keep close watch on exhibits, greet people and answer questions. (NO SITTING!)
3. Keep floor free from litter.
4. Each club needs to set up their own schedule during their assigned time at least three members (or parents) per shift.

Judging Schedule

Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Personal Development, Animals, Science, Engineering & Technology, exhibits will be judged on Tuesday, July 8, according to schedule to be sent to club leaders.

4-H Club Booth Competition

All booths located in the 4-H Exhibit Building will be judged during the fair at some time on Thursday. Criteria for evaluation will include:
1. Theme: Aiming for Adventure
2. Attractiveness
3. Originality
4. Neatness
5. Clarity - all exhibits visible and clearly identified
6. Organization
7. One focal point

Premiums:
1st      2nd      3rd         All Others
$15.00 $12.50 $10.00    $5.00

Pride of Iowa Contest
1. The Pride of Iowa Contest will be held Saturday, July 13 at the 4-H Exhibit Building, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Entry forms must be made to the Wright County Extension office by the leader by June 7. A schedule of times will be assigned. Contestants will be sent a form to be completed and brought with them the day of the contest.
2. Contestants may select any recipe using at least one ingredient which is an outstanding product of Iowa. (Such as meat, dairy products, corn, oatmeal.) Categories for the contest are as follows: beverage, main dishes, desserts, salads and snacks. Recipes must state the source (Better Homes& Gardens, p. 25 is acceptable.) Recipes received one week before the
judging will be copied by the office for distribution.
3. Contestants must provide their own ingredients and equipment. No mixes will be used for the Pride of Iowa product, but a mix may be used as an ingredient. Contestants may bring the product already completed to be used for judging and sampling. Please do not depend on ovens to complete product. Ingredients used in the presentation should not be pre-measured, 4-H'ers must show how to prepare ingredients - may use chopper, or knife or whatever it takes to prepare. But for time factors a part of the ingredients may be pre-measured and in containers.
4. A second purpose of the contest is to promote the use of the small appliances. 4-H'ers may choose an electrical or non-electrical appliance. Contestants will provide their own small appliances to be used in the preparation of their product.
5. Each contestant must make a poster which includes the recipe used, their name and their club's name. Posters will be used during the presentation and must be left with the finished product.
6. The contestants will prepare the product as they would at home. There is no speaking presentation involved. Contestants will have approximately 10 minutes to prepare their product.
7. All members will appear in 4-H uniform during presentation time. Hair will be pulled back, a scarf or a hair net must be worn along with gloves.

Class No.
170 Junior Pride of Iowa
171 Int./Sr. Pride of Iowa

Challenge Class-Photography Elements and Principles

Class: CC Photography
1 - Junior Challenge Class
2 - Intermediate Challenge Class
3 - Senior Challenge Class
**Put your name & club on the back of the photo if you want it returned**

Rules:
1. 4-H’er does not have to be entered in the 4-H Photography Project Area.
2. The photograph entered in the challenge class cannot be entered into another class at the fair.
3. 4-H’er can have only ONE entry in the Photography Challenge Class. This entry will not be counted in the total of photography entries. Entry needs a 4-H entry tag for Challenge.
4. The photograph must be of “A Season” taken in Wright County. Photographs must be the work of the 4-Her during the current project year.
5. The photograph must clearly show/depict/demonstrate/illustrate at least one design element and/or art principle.
6. The photograph must be enlarged to 5”x7” and must be in color.
7. No mats, frames, or glass are permitted but the photograph can be flush mounted on a mount board. No corner mounts may be used.
8. Please place in a plastic zip-lock bag for protection.
9. No captions permitted. Entry may be titled on the back.
10. No goal card or learning cards are required.
11. Entry will be judged on how it meets criteria, creativity, technical quality, exhibitor’s evaluation, and overall appearance.
12. Exhibits in this class are not eligible for the Iowa State Fair. Elements of Design: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, and Space Art Principles: Rhythm, Proportion, Emphasis, Balance, and Unity

Challenge Class-Food & Nutrition

Class: CC Photography
4 - Junior Challenge Class
5 - Intermediate Challenge Class
6 - Senior Challenge Class
**Put your name & club on the bottom of the plate if you want it returned**

1. 4-H’er does not have to be entered in the 4-H Food & Nutrition Project.
2. Members may enter ONE entry in the Food & Nutrition Challenge Class. This entry will not be counted in the total of Home Economics entries. Entry needs a 4-H entry tag for Challenge.
3. This class will not require a learning card. Know your recipe and what you have learned by doing this recipe. You will evaluate your own first on texture, flavor, and appearance.
4. Exhibit entry will be displayed on a firm disposable plate or flat cardboard labeled with a 4-H entry tag. Place food in plastic bag.
5. The purpose of this contest is to use only the following recipe (both Old-Fashion Apple Pie & Pastry for Double Pie Crust) to make, bake, and present your best or best 1 apple pie. Be sure to use the ingredients listed. Do not substitute ingredients.
6. Exhibits in this class are not eligible for Iowa State Fair.

COOK’S COUNTRY ULTIMATE CINNAMON BUNS
Dough
3/4 cup warm whole milk (about 110˚ F)
Check temperature with a thermometer
1 packet (2-1/4 teaspoons) rapid rise or instant yeast
3 large eggs, at room temperature
4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter,
cut into 12 pieces and softened

Filling
1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft
Put rack in middle position and preheat oven to 200˚ F. When the oven reaches 200˚ F, turn it off. Line a 13x9-inch metal baking pan with foil, allowing excess to hang over edges. Grease or spray the foil with cooking spray.
Combine the warm milk and yeast in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup and whisk until the yeast dissolves. Whisk in the eggs. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flour, cornstarch, sugar and salt. Mix briefly to combine. With the mixer on low, slowly add the warm milk mixture in a steady stream and continue mixing until the dough comes together, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium and add the butter, one piece at a time, until incorporated. Continue to mix until the dough is smooth and comes away from the sides of the bowl, about 10 minutes. (If the dough is still wet and sticky after mixing 10 minutes, add flour, 1 tablespoon at a time (up to 1/4 cup), until the dough releases from the bowl.) Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface and knead to form a smooth ball. Transfer the dough to a large greased/sprayed bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the warm oven. Let the dough rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
To make the filling: Whisk the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a small bowl. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and roll into an 18-inch square and spread it evenly with the softened butter.
Sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough and press gently. Starting with the edge nearest you, roll the dough into a tight cylinder and pinch lightly to seal. Cut the cylinder into 12 equal pieces and transfer the pieces, cut side up, to the prepared pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let rise in warm spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the rolls for 35-40 minutes, or until they are deep golden brown, the filling is melted, and they are cooked through. Transfer the pan to a wire rack. Let cool for 30 minutes and serve
Yield: 12 Rolls
Bring to the fair on a firm disposable plate - 3 rolls. Youth are to submit a roll from the middle and 2 from the edge.
*All challenge exhibitors (Food & Nutrition and Photography) will receive premium as listed on page 19 of the fair book.

Duct Tape Designs Challenge
Judging - Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., 4-H Exhibits Building

Additional Rules:
1. All entries must be made to the Wright County Extension & Outreach Office, 210 1st St. SW, Clarion, IA 50525 by or before June 10 and before 4:00 p.m.
2. All entry fees of $1.00 per exhibit must accompany advance entry form.
3. Any 4-H member (boy or girl) is eligible to enter. Members do not have to be enrolled in the 4-H Clothing Project.
4. Members may work as an individual or in a team of two members with the grade division determined by the older of the two members.
5. Items created can include wallets, purses, tote bags, hats, visors, jewelry, belts, ties, vests, aprons, shoes, etc. Undergarments will not be accepted. All items created must be appropriate and in good taste. Participants may choose to wear clothing that will enhance their created accessory.
6. Each team will receive 2 rolls of colored duct tape at the competition. Teams must provide one roll of their own duct tape, sharp scissors, ruler, compass or protractor, as well as: recyclable materials such as cardboard, plastic containers, store bags, etc. The accessory will be modeled by one of the team members.
7. Teams will be given one hour to complete their accessory and will be judged on the following: Workmanship 25%, Originality 25%, Use of Tape and Recyclable Materials 25%, Fashion 25%.
8. Exhibit in this class not eligible for the Iowa State Fair.
Lot 1 - Junior Section (Grades 4, 5, 6)
Lot 2 - Intermediate Section (Grades 7, 8)
Lot 3 - Senior Section (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)
Special Awards: given at the end of judging

     

 HOME ECONOMICS
(Includes Clothing, Food & Nutrition, Home Improvement, Child Development,
Consumer & Management and Clothing Event)

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Family and Consumer Sciences

All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with 4-H exhibit building and Iowa State Fair "General Exhibit Rules" page 18.
1. See 4-H Exhibit Building, General Rules.
2. All Family and Consumer Sciences exhibits are to be entered and judged during their club's scheduled time period. No exhibits can be removed before 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10. One leader from each club is responsible for checking in and checking out all club Family and Consumer Sciences exhibits.

3. All projects entered will be considered for State Fair. The only exception to this rule is members who have completed 4th grade. Only 4-H’ers who have completed 5th grade through 12th grade (or that equivalent) will be eligible for State Fair.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Most exhibit classes have specific guidelines and requirements that will be included in the judging process. Members are highly encouraged to go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects to find information about judging criteria for exhibits that they create from their 4-H project learning.

Class No.

10401 Child Development - An exhibit that shows learning about children. Examples: child care, growth and development, safety and health, children with special needs, and careers in child development.
10402 Clothing and Fashion - An exhibit that shows learning about style, fashion, design, thrifty spending, wardrobe planning, types of fabrics, and clothing care. Exhibits may include constructed or purchased clothing and accessories.
10403 Consumer Management - An exhibit that shows learning through savvy budgeting, comparison shopping, money management, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
10404 Food & Nutrition - An exhibit that shows learning through cooking, baking, eating and choosing healthy foods, including safety practices. Exhibits may include prepared products or educational displays. See also 4-H 3023 “Inappropriate Food Exhibits for Iowa 4-H Fairs” for additional information regarding prepared and preserved food products.

Food & Nutrition Special Rules


1. Food and Nutrition exhibitors should review guidelines for inappropriate food exhibits in the Iowa State Extension publication found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4h3023.pdf. Is your food exhibit appropriate?
Ask yourself:
1. Does this product require refrigeration?
2. Would you eat this product at room temperature?
3. Will the product hold up so it represents a standard when evaluated by judges or viewed by the public?
Check the details for specific products.
2. Any exhibit considered to ba a food safety risk or portray a food safety risk will not be accepted, judged or displayed.
3. All food products/exhibits should be appropriate for human consumption.
4. Food product exhibits must be prepared, baked or cooked using only food grade utensils and containers.
5. Products that require refrigeration will not be accepted, judged or displayed.
6. Meat jerky products are prohibited.
7. The recipe must be included for any prepared food exhibit; credit the source of the recipe.
8. Preserved foods must include the Food Preservation Exhibit Label.
Only food processed after August 1, 2013 is acceptable. Current USDA and /or Iowa State University guidelines for home food preservation must be used.
9. Persevered food exhibits must include two product samples. One will be opened for evaluation and discarded; the second will be placed on display and returned to the exhibitor. All perishable food products will be discarded when removed from display.
10. Prepared foods should be placed on a firm disposable plate or flat cardboard. Place food product exhibit in a reclosable plastic bag with entry tag fastened outside the bag.
11. The use of alcoholic beverages in the preparation or production of 4-H food exhibits is NOT permitted.

10405 Health - An exhibit that shows learning through food choices, safe activities and skills such as first aid and CPR, careers, and healthy lifestyle choices.
10406 Home Improvement - An exhhibit that shows learning in planning, improving and caring for your home living space. Exhibits may include new or refinished/reclaimed/restored items.
10407 Sewing and Needle Arts - An exhibit that shows learning and skill in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or other needle arts, the use and care of fabrics and fibers, or the construction of clothing and other items.
10408 Other Family and Consumer Science - An exhibit that demonstrates learning about a family and consumer science topic that does not fit any previous Family and Consumer Science class listed.

4-H Clothing

NOTE: The State Fashion Revue, Clothing Selection and $15 Challenge event will be held at the ISU Memorial Union in Ames, IA on Iowa State University campus. Thursday, August 11, 2016, All Day. County 4-H Clothing Event Judging, June 23, 2016, 9 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Youth model their outfit at the County Fair on the Free Stage at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Clothing: Special Rule: Art elements and principles of design are the foundation of design whether putting together fabrics for clothing and quilts, selecting furnishing for a room, or creating a drawing. Design elements are line, shape, form, color, and texture. Design principles are balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, and unity. Information on
elements and principles of design for clothing can be found at :
http:// www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H313.pdf
When application of design elements and art principles must be explained, the following guidelines shall be used:
a. Members in grades 4-6 are responsible for using a minimum of one design element within their exhibit. Youth must explain how the specified element is used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than one element, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
b. Members in grades 7-8 are responsible for using a minimum of two design elements within their exhibit. Youth must explain how the specified elements are used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than two elements, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
c. Members in grades 9-10 are responsible for using a minimum of one art principle and the element of elements used in the selected principle. Youth must explain how the element of elements are used to illustrate the selected principle. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than on principle, youth may discuss additional principles and corresponding elements used in the exhibit.
d. Members in grade 11-12 are responsible for using a minimum of two art principles and the elements used in the selected principles. Youth must explain how the elements are used to illustrate the selected principles. While not evaluated or given a additional principles and corresponding elements used in the exhibit.
Participant Eligibility
1. Four Fashion Revue participants will be eligible to represent each county with no more than two (2) participants from any one category (female, male, or minority).
2. Three Clothing Selection participants (one female, one male, one minority) will be eligible to represent each county. 4-H’ers may participate only one time in the Iowa State Fair Clothing Selection Program.
3. Three $15 Challenge participants (one female, one male, one minority) will be eligible to represent each county. 4-H’ers may participate only one time in the Iowa State Fair $15 Challange Program.
4. Participants must be in the 4-H senior designated level (grades 9-12).
5. All participants (male or female) to qualify for participation in the state event should have been a participant in a 4-H Clothing project or educational experience in 2016.
6. Participants should be selected representatives from county Clothing Event, Clothing Selection and the $15 Challenge programs.
7. 4-H’ers may participate only one time in the Iowa State Fair Clothing Selection program and the $15 Challenge.
8. Outfits or accessories which will be worn in the Clothing Event program may not be entered as a state fair exhibit from the county.
9. Participants must bring the garment or outfit they purchased or created and accessories to the fair on the day they participate in the clothing event.
10. Due to program requirements, participants in the Iowa State Fair queen contest can not participate in the 4-H Clothing Event.
11. All participants must participate in the entire Clothing Event activities on the date scheduled for their county unless the 4-H’er is involved in another State Fair 4-H activity at the same time with a nonflexible schedule.

Special Event Criteria
Fashion Revue

12101 Junior Fashion Revue
12102 Intermediate Fashion Revue
12103 Senior Fashion Revue
All participants (male or female) to qualify for participation in the state event should:

a. Have been enrolled in a 4-H Clothing project in the current 4-H program year.

b. Model a garment or outfit the entrant has constructed, handknitted, machine-knitted, or crocheted during the current 4-H year.

1. A garment or outfit consisting of one to three pieces such as party clothes, tailored suits, vest, slacks, shirt, skirt, active sportswear and/or coats are acceptable as Fashion Revue entries.

2. Blouses/shirts, and sweaters are usually considered as garments. If they are used to complete an outfit, they may be constructed or selected.

3. All other accessories and undergarments may be constructed or selected.

Class 106 - Clothing Selection

Clothing Selection
12201 Junior Clothing Selection
12202 Intermediate Clothing Selection
12203 Senior Clothing Selection

All participants (male or female) to qualify for participation in the state event should:

a. Select and/or purchase an outfit that represents the 4-H’ers goal or intended use for the selected outfit.

b. Have had individual planned or county experience(s) in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction features,
price and cost comparison.

NOTE: Outfits may be selected and/or purchased from any source, including consignment shops, used clothing stores, etc. Clothing items which are home-sewn are not eligible unless the completed garment was purchased from a used clothing source. Clothing items which are custom sewn specifically for the participant are not eligible. For more specific examples, see 6-N Clothing Event Judges Orientation.

The $15 Challenge

12301 Junior $15 Challenge
12302 Intermediate $15 Challenge
12303 Senior $15 Challenge

All participants (male or female) to qualify for participation in the state event should:
a. Purchase an outfit that represents the 4-H'ers intended use for the selected outfit.
b. Have had individual or county experience(s) in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction features, price, and cost comparison.
c. Outfits must be purchased at a garage sale, consignment store, or resale shop (i.e. Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other stores of this type.)
Hand-me-downs or clothing as gifts that were selected by the 4-H'er belong in Clothing Selection.
d. Cost of outfit must be $15 or less, not including shoes, accessories or undergarments.
e. Receipt(s) MUST be turned in with Clothing Event Form. Objectives of the 4-H Textiles & Clothing Programs
Youth will learn...
1. to select or construct to enhance appearance and self-esteem by applying design elements and principles.
2. about textile fibers and fabrics and be able to apply this knowledge in choosing, buying, or making clothing or household textiles.
3. to choose clothing not only for its beauty or fashion appeal, but also for its value in safety, comfort, and protection, or capacity to help with special physical needs.
4. ... the importance of good grooming and hygiene in developing personal self-esteem and good relationships with others.
5. ... about diversity in textile and clothing designs and its relationship to cultural or ethnic heritage.
6. ... about historic costume and textiles as well as decorative processes such as dyeing, printing, quilting, or embroidery.
7. ... about career opportunities in fashion, apparel, and textile businesses and industry.
8. ... to work cooperatively with others and to apply communication, leadership, and evaluative skills through experiences in the 4-H program at the local, county, state, and national levels.

Evaluation Criteria for Clothing Event
1. Learning to Communicate (20 points)
- Learning goal statement for Clothing Event
- Shows knowledge of textiles and clothing topics
- Explains choices and decisions confidently
- Written Report Form neat, carefully written

2. Developing Individual Self-esteem (10 points)
- Shows good grooming and posture
- Has self-confidence and presents outfit with pride
- Sees that clothes help communicate
- Can describe 4-H benefit
- Shows thought about career choices

3. Making Decisions about Appearance and Design (15 points)
- Choices related to fabric, color, style and fit
- Show understanding of fashion changes or trends
- Outfit fits with ease and is attractive
- Garment's fabric is suitable to design

4. Choosing Clothes for Specific Occasions or Purposes (20 points)
- Occasions/purposes of outfit explained
- Functional characteristics identified and explained
- Fabrics and accessories are appropriate for uses expected

5. Identifying Quality Garment Features (20 points)
- Quality features identified and explained
- Constructed garment's pattern changes appropriate
- Know fiber content

6. Managing to Get Your Money's Worth (10 points)
- Cost of outfit reported
- Cost per wearing computed accurately
- Type and cost of care discussed
- Costs reasonable in relation to budget

7. Event Goal Reached .................................................................(5 points)
Total Points .............................................................................................100

Class 107 - Clothing Changed or Modified (county only)
1. A member need not be enrolled in the clothing project to participate.
2. A member will model a garment (constructed or ready-made) that shows major changes to make it more useful. Examples include recycling a garment, design changes to a garment, etc.
3. Garments modeled in this category are not eligible for state fair.

Creative Arts

Creative Arts
(includes visual arts, photography, and music)
All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with 4-H exhibit building and Iowa State Fair “General Exhibit Rules” page 18.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Most exhibit classes have specific guidelines and requirements that will be included in the judging process. Members are highly encouraged to go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects to find information about judging criteria for exhibits that they create from their 4-H project learning.

Class No.
0301 Music
- An exhibit that shows learning about musical performance, composition and arrangements, instruments, musical styles or history.

10302 Photography - An exhibit, either photos(s) or an educational display, that shows learning about photography from choosing a camera to modifying your photo. Still photos only, not video.

Photography Special Rules:
1. 4-H’er can have only SIX entries in the Photography Exhibit Class. The Photography Challenge Class entry will not be counted in the total of photography entries.

2. Photographs should be a minimum of 4” x 6”. Finished size (including mounting/matting) or photographs should not exceed 16” in height or width.

3. All photographs must be printed on photographic paper. Photos printed on canvas, fabric, ceramic, etc. will only be accepted as part of an educational display that shows learning about photography printing techniques, display, merchandising, etc.

4. Photography may be either black and white or color. They may be processed from negatives, slides or digital cameras and computer manipulation programs. Photographs must have been taken since your county fair of the previous year.

5. Mounted photos can be (a) flush-mounted (no board showing) on mounting board, or (b) with mount borders (window mat or flat mount directly on board). Exhibitors may cut their own mounting boards, use ready-cut window mats or have matting done professionally. 4-H’ers are responsible for design decisions such as border, color and size. Framed photographs (including floating frames) will not be judged.

6. Non-mounted photos may be exhibited in a clear plastic covering.

7. A series is a group of photographs or slides (3 to 5) that are related or tell a step-by-step story. Photographs must be mounted together in story order or sequence. Slides should be numbered.

8. Digitally altered photos should include a copy of the photo before changes.

9. Subject matter of photographs must be in good taste and be appropriate for public display in a 4-H setting.

10. Photographs depicting unsafe practices or illegal activities will not be displayed.

11. Exhibitors entered in 4-H Photography are not eligible to exhibit in the FFA Photography show and vice-versa.

12. Iowa State Fair 4-H photography exhibitors must use the Photo Exhibit Label to provide required information for photo exhibits. This is on page 26.

** Photography Entries: Do not do a goal sheet. Do photography exhibit sheet on page 27.

Digital Photography Exhibit Special Rules:
1. Photographs may be either black and white or color.
2. Photographs will not be printed.
3. Entries may be a single photograph or a series of photographs. A series is a group of photographs (3 to 5) that are related or tell a step-by-step story. Series photograph entries must have all photographs in the series viewable at the same time.
4. Photographs entered should be submitted in the highest resolution possible. A finished file size of 1 MB - 3MB is recommended.
5. Photographs should be submitted in an acceptable and commonly used format for ease of viewing.
6. Subject matter of photographs must be in good taste and be appropriate for public display in a 4-H setting.
7. Photographs depicting unsafe practices or illegal activities will not be displayed.
8. Iowa State Fair 4-H photography exhibitors must use the Photograph Exhibit Label to provide required information for photography exhibits. The Photograph Exhibit Label may be submitted electronically with the photograph entry.
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9. Photograph entered in this class will be evaluated on the same evaluation criteria used for printed photographs.
10. Exhibitors entered in 4-H Photography are not eligible to exhibit in the FFA Photography show and vice-versa.
10304 Visual Arts - An exhibit that shows learning through original art, exploration of an art technique, or study of any other visual arts topic.

Visual Arts Special Rules:

1. Exhibits made from kits or preformed molds will not be accepted. Exception: Preformed molds (greenware, whiteware) may be used to provide the appropriate surface for a process technique or application of original design.
2. If the exhibit is a finished art object, the source or inspiration of the design, design sketches, or toher process for creating the object and design must be included.
3. Original works of art must be a creative expression of a design unique to the artist, or represent a significant modification to an existing design to make a new and original statement by the artist.
4. Exhibition of derivative works created by a 4-H’er is prohibited without the written permission of the original copyright holder/ owner. Use of copyrighted or trademarked designs, images, logos or materials in 4-H visual arts exhibits is prohibited unless written permission has been obtained from the copyright or trademark holder/owner. For additional information, see 4-H Exhibit Copyright Information at http://www.extension. iastate.edu/4h/projects/visualart.htm
10315 Art Made From Kits (not eligible for State Fair) -An exhibit made from art materials (fiber, paper, clay, leather, wood,
textiles, glass, plastic, metal, chalk, carbon, pigment, or nature materials) using a kit. A kit is defined as any prepackaged item where materials and design are predetermined by the manufacturer. This includes craft items made from a kit. Briefly explain techniques learned through exhibit’s completion and how the design element color is used in the exhibit.

Personal Development
All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with 4-H exhibit building and Iowa State Fair “General Exhibit Rules” page 20. CLASS DESCRIPTION: Most exhibit classes have specific guidelines and requirements that will be included in the judging process. Members are highly encouraged to go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects to find information about judging criteria for exhibits that they create from their 4-H project learning.

Class No.

10501 Citizenship
- An exhibit that shows learning about or contributing to your community, your country or your world.

10502 Communication - An exhibit that shows learning about written, oral, and visual communication skills in their many forms.

10504 Digital Storytelling - Any exhibit that demonstrates the application of technology to produce a creative movie/film/video. Exhibits may include a finished movie or video, creation of a detailed storyboard, editing techniques using digital video software, production techniques, or other display to share what was learned. Copyright permission must be obtained for any non-original material included as part of a film/movie/video.

10505 Leadership - An exhibit that shows learning about leadership skills and influencing others in a positive way.


10506 Self-Determined - An exhibit that shows learning as part of your 4-H adventure and does not fit any other class.

     
     

 COMMUNICATIONS

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1. An entry in the 4-H County Communications Competition may be an educational presentation, working exhibit or Share the Fun - it need not necessarily end with a finished product. The presenter(s) may select from a variety of techniques to communicate with an audience. Judging of entries in Educational Presentation, Working Exhibits, Extemporaneous Speaking and Share the Fun will be conducted during the Fair. See Fair Schedule for times of programs.

2. Presentations, working exhibits, Share the Fun and posters made for school/school related competition that have been evaluated and received a grade/rating can be presented in 4-H.

3. Participants will be divided into junior, intermediate, and senior age groups. Juniors are classified as those who have completed 4th, 5th or 6th grade. Intermediates are those who have completed 7th or 8th grade. All others will be classified as senior entries. The grade level of the oldest member of the team will determine the group in which the team will compete. An exception to the rule would be if an entire club wanted to compete in the Share the Fun division in which case 80 percent of the performing group must have completed 5th grade in order to be eligible to participate at the State Fair.

4. Entries may be as an individual (by one club member) or as a team (by two or more members.)

5. Any number of teams or individuals from a club may participate.

6. Extemporaneous Speaking, Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, and Share the Fun entries will be ranked blue, red and white award groups. Blue - $5, Red - $4, White - $3. The premium stated for a Share the Fun entry is for the entire group of participants.

7. Share the Fun entries may not be more than 8 minutes. Skits/acts will be stopped that exceed this time limit. Working exhibits at the county level should have enough material to continue for 30 minutes. Those qualifying for State Fair should have enough materials as follows:
Intermediate/seniors for 45-50 minutes; juniors for 25 minutes. Educational Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes in length for juniors and 20 minutes for intermediates and seniors. An exhibit that exceeds the time limit will be dropped one ribbon placing.

8. The dress of participants should be appropriate for the topic. When in doubt, wear the 4-H uniform (4-H T-shirt or blouse/shirt with the 4-H
emblem.)

9. 4-H’ers giving presentations involving food must be concerned about safe handling of the food they are using. 4-H’ers should use sanitary and safe procedures and methods at all times. This is tremendously important if samples are available to the viewing public. Appropriate storage of the food items and the sanitary handling of the food must be demonstrated by the 4-H’ers. Plastic gloves and hairnets are just a couple items that should be considered and used as appropriate.

10. Presenters are expected to comply with all copyright/trademark regulations. Copyrighted material may not be distributed without permission.

11. Each entry should fill out/bring the Share the Fun Evaluation Sheet (VI-4030-GT) or Working Exhibit Evaluation Sheet (VI-948C) or Educational Presentation Evaluation Sheet (VI-947-C).

12. Educational Presentation, Working Exhibit and Share the Fun entries must be made at the Extension Office by June 5.

13. Judging schedules will be prepared following entry date.

14. Six educational presentations (5th grade & above) can be selected for State Fair, one junior presentation can be selected for the Clay County Fair, four (5th grade & above) working exhibits can be selected for State Fair and three Share the Fun presentations can be selected for State Fair if worthy. 4-H’ers selected for State Fair will represent Wright County. Only 4-H’ers who have completed 5th grade through 12th grade (or that equivalent) will be eligible for the State Fair.

Educational Presentations: 6 will be able to advance on to State Fair.
Dates given at later date, watch Newsletter for date from State 4-H office.

Working Exhibits: 4 will be able to advance on to State Fair. Dates given at later date, watch Newsletter for date from State 4-H office.

Share the Fun: 3 will be able to advance on to State Fair. Dates given at later date, watch Newsletter for date from State 4-H office.

Extemporaneous Speaking: 2 will be able to advance on to State Fair. Dates given at a later date, watch Newsletter for date from State 4-H office.

Class No.
11101 Junior Educational Presentation
11102 Intermediate/Senior Educational Presentation

Educational Presentation -
Provides an opportunity for members to demonstrate their communication skills by presenting knowledge, information or a process to gain a desired response from an audience. In other words you can say, do or show something about a topic that interests you and that you think will interest the audience. The audience will usually be sitting down and ready to listen. A 4-H member may participate in only one educational presentation per year at the Iowa State Fair.

11201 Junior Working Exhibits
11202 Intermediate/Senior Working Exhibits

Working Exhibits - Provides an opportunity for youth to communicate and interact with an audience in an informal way. The “audience” will be passing by the exhibit and one of the challenges to the exhibitor will be to attract their attention. Many stages of the exhibit or product should be ready so that any step can be discussed. No set format should be used. The best subjects involve action by the youth, or involve the audience in some doing, feeling, tasting, smelling and judging. Exhibitors at county fair should have enough supplies to continue for a half hour. Intermediate and senior age 4-H’ers representing the county at State Fair will be scheduled for a forty-five to fifty minute period. Junior 4-H’ers doing a Working Exhibit will be scheduled for 25 minutes.

4-H’ers doing working exhibits that involve food must be concerned for the safety of the food that they are using. 4-H’ers should use sanitary and safe procedures and methods at all times. This is tremendously important if samples are available to the viewing public. Appropriate storage of food items and the sanitary handling of the food must be demonstrated by the 4-H’ers. Plastic gloves and hair nets are just a couple items that should be considered and used as appropriate. A 4-H member may participate in only one working exhibit per year at the Iowa State Fair.

11301 Share the Fun - Provides an opportunity for 4-H members to perform before an audience purely for the sake of enjoyment. Provides a program that will help us broaden the image of 4-H, keeping current members enrolled and inviting new ones to “take a look.” Encourages and helps leaders put “fun” into the 4-H and Youth Program. Provides 4-H’ers an opportunity to share the fun and fellowship with members. Maximum of 8 minutes in length. Skits/acts must be sensitive to the diversity of Iowa’s population. Skits/acts must be in good taste and not offensive to minority groups of Iowa’s or U.S. Citizens. To be eligible to participate in a Share the Fun skit/act at the Iowa State Fair, the 4-H’ers must have completed 5th grade. They must be an active member of an Extension sponsored youth group in the current year. If a Share the Fun involves a club, or a group from a given club, at least 80 percent of the performing group must have completed grade five.

Skits, songs, dances, stunts, short one act plays, plus other entertainment will be acceptable.

4-H Extemporaneous Speaking Contest
This contest is designed to encourage the development of the life skill of communicating with others through enhancing the ability to think, to organize, to speak, and to answer questions readily by participating 4- H’ers before an audience.

1. Two entries per county will be selected, if worthy.

2. Participants must be senior aged 4-H’ers, completed the 9th grade.

3. Contest format:

a. The state fair contest will begin with an orientation.

b. Each participant will draw three of the available topics, selecting one to speak on, thirty minutes before the contest. The selected topic will not be available to the other participants in the speakers’ assigned room. The general nature of the topics will relate to 4-H. The other two topics will be returned to the available topics for other participants.

c. A preparation room is to be used with one participant per speaking site admitted initially and one additional contestant per speaking site admitted each ten minutes as the contest progresses. A participant may not leave the preparation room until it is time to speak, nor may a participant receive help from a parent, leader, other adult, or any other youth. Each participant will have 30 minutes preparation time. A contest official will assist participants with the time requirements.

d. All reference material will be screened by a contest official on the following basis:

(1) Participants may bring his/her own books, magazines or newspaper clippings for reference during the thirty minutes preparation.

(2) Reference material must be printed materials such as books or magazines (cannot be notes, outlines or speeches prepared for the purpose  of use for this contest).

(3) Some relevant reference material will be available in the preparation room. This material will consist of historical material related to the 4-H program.

e. Each speech shall be the result of the 4-H’ers own effort using approved reference material which participants may bring in the preparation room. No other assistance may be provided. Plain 3" x 5" note cards will be provided each participants in the preparation room. If notes are used, the 3x5 note cards provided must be used in delivering the speech.

f. Only notes made during the preparation period may be used.

g. Each speech shall be not less than four or more than six minutes with five minutes additional time allowed for related questions which shall be

asked by the judge. The participant will be shown time cards in an ascending order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) by the timekeeper. “Stop” will be used at six (6) minutes.

h. Each participant will be introduced by a contest time keeper by name and the county he/she represents and the participant will be expected to introduce his/her speech by title only.

i. Participants are not permitted to use any props, gadgets, posters or audio-visuals of any sort. A podium will not be available.

j. Speeches will be evaluated using the following criteria:
1. Content related to topic
2. Knowledge of the subject
3. Organization of material
4. Power of expression
5. Voice
6. Stage presence
7. General effect
8. Response to questions

k. A judge’s critique/conference with each participant will be included as a part of the contest.

l. All participants will receive ribbons at the judging center.

m. All entries must be made through the extension office by June 8.

Class No.
11401
Extemporaneous Speaking

Pride of Iowa Contest
1. The Pride of Iowa Contest will be held Saturday, July 11 at the 4-H Exhibit Building, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Entry forms must be made to the Wright County Extension office by June 5th. A schedule of times will be assigned. Contestants will be sent a form to be completed and brought with them the day of the contest.
2. Contestants may select any recipe using at least one ingredient which is an outstanding product of Iowa. (Such as meat, dairy products, corn, oatmeal.) Categories for the contest are as follows: beverage, main dishes, desserts, salads and snacks. Recipes must state the source (Better Homes & Gardens, p. 25 is acceptable.) Recipes received one week
before the judging will be copied by the office for distribution.
3. Contestants must provide their own ingredients and equipment. No mixes will be used for the Pride of Iowa product, but a mix may be used as an ingredient. Contestants may bring the product already completed to be used for judging and sampling. Please do not depend on ovens to complete product. Ingredients used in the presentation should not be
pre-measured, 4-H’ers must show how to prepare ingredients - may use chopper, or knife or whatever it takes to prepare. But for time factors a part of the ingredients may be pre-measured and in containers.
4. A second purpose of the contest is to promote the use of the small appliances. 4-H’ers may choose an electrical or non-electrical appliance. Contestants will provide their own small appliances to be used in the preparation of their product.
5. Each contestant must make a poster which includes the recipe used, their name and their club’s name. Posters will be used during the presentation and must be left with the finished product.
6. The contestants will prepare the product as they would at home. There is no speaking presentation involved. Contestants will have approximately 10 minutes to prepare their product.
7. All members will appear in 4-H uniform during presentation time. Hair will be pulled back, a scarf or a hair net must be worn along with gloves.

Class No.
170 Junior Pride of Iowa
171 Int./Sr. Pride of Iowa

4-H Poster Communications

The objective of this class is to provide the opportunity for 4-H'ers to tell a story or idea visually about 4-H to the general public using the non-verbal form of communication on a poster.
1. Only one poster per 4-H'er.
2. All posters must be designed on, or affixed to, standard poster board or foam core board - size minimum of 14" x 20" or maximum of 15" x 22". Posters may be vertical or horizontal. Posters may be any medium: watercolor, ink, crayon, acrylic, charcoal, oils, collage.
3. Posters cannot be 3-dimensional and materials used may not extend more than 1/8" above poster or foam core board.
4. Each poster must have a completed 2012 Poster Exhibit Entry Form (VI-8128-SAS) attached to the back (found in Fair Book page 28.) * Do not need to complete an additional goal sheet.
5. Posters cannot incorporate copyright material or exact copies of other promotional designs, such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference theme logo.
6. The 4-H Clover is a protected emblem. 4-H'ers may include the clover, but do not copy/print other material over the clover.
7. The themes for "Communicating Through 4-H Poster" are:
a. 4-H is... (open to 4-H’er’s interpretation)
b. Join 4-H
c. “Dare to Discover” (2015 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference theme)
d. “Nothing Compares” (2015 Iowa State Fair theme)

Class No.
10503 Communication Posters

Poster Exhibit Evaluation Criteria
Audience
• Did you consider the following characteristics of your audience as you prepared your poster?

Age
Urban or rural background
Ethnic background

• Where else (besides the fair) can you display your poster to communicate your message to your intended audience?

Message
Headline, body copy
• Is your message brief and direct? Have you used only key words or phases to send one message?
• Have you researched the theme enough to support the headline with accurate body copy and appropriate visuals?
• Is the headline large enough or positioned on the poster so that it grabs the audience's attention? (On a 14 x 22-inch poster, the letters of the theme should be 1-1/2 to 3 inches high and 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.)
• Is the lettering size, style and color easy to read? (Body copy letters should be 1/4 to 1/3 the height of the title letters.)
Visuals: pictures, drawings
• Does the visual appeal to your audience?
• Does the visual reinforce or carry through the message of your theme?
• Is the visual original, simple, compelling, to the point?
• Does not include any copyright design or material?
• Is the visual proportional to the size of your poster, headline and body copy?
Layout
• Does the poster look too crowded? (If less than 20% of the poster is open space, your poster may be too crowded.)
• Does the poster have a strong center interest?
• Are the headline, visual and body copy (the three elements)
balanced? (Layout balance is achieved by positioning the headline, visual
and body copy and using blank spaces round those elements.)
• Does the poster use color, texture, shape and size in a pleasing combination?
• Can the poster, as assembled, withstand long periods of display?
Overall Poster Appearance
• Does your poster attract attention, focus interest on the theme, sell your audience on taking action?

     
 HORTICULTURE  
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1. See 4-H Exhibit Building Rules.

2. Each exhibitor may make one entry per exhibit idea except where noted.

3. White paper plates (which you furnish) should be used to contain most of the entries.

4. Attach entry tag through a hole near edge of plate logically and securely.

5. Evaluation will be based on condition: specimens should be clean and free from blemishes. Uniformity: specimens should be uniform in size, maturity and color. Form: form should be typical of the variety, regular and smooth. Size: specimens should be medium to moderately large size (very large or very small specimens rate low). Color: color should be typical of the variety and uniform throughout.

6. Be sure to check publication 4-H 462 “Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit” for proper exhibit preparation.

7. Premiums awarded as stated in 4-H Exhibit Building Rules.

8. Only Class 711A Horticulture (See description under Agriculture and Natural Resources) is eligible for State Fair.

9. Horticulture goal sheets (yellow) are needed for each exhibit of vegetables, fruits, herbs and individual flowers. These class numbers are
121-150.
121 - Plate of 3 beets
122 - One head of broccoli (or 3 side sprouts)
123 - One head of cabbage
124 - Plate of 3 carrots
125 - Plate of 2 cucumbers (slicing)
126 - Plate of 5 cucumbers (small pickling)
127 - Plate of 2 dill
128 - Plate of 3 garlic
129 - Any herb sprig in water - May have two different entries
130 - Plate of 2 Kohlrabi
131 - One plant lettuce, leaf (in water)
132 - Plate of 3 onions (dried)
133 - Plate of 3 green onions
134 - Plate of 6 peas
135 - Plate of 6 peas (edible pod)
136 - Plate of 2 hot peppers
137 - Plate of 2 sweet peppers
138 - Plate of 3 potatoes
139 - Plate of 3 rhubarb
140 - Plate of 6 snap beans
141 - One plant spinach (in water)
142 - Plate of 2 summer squash
143 - Six leaves Swiss Chard (in water)
144 - Plate of 5 cocktail, grape, or cherry tomatoes, any color/ripe
145 - Plate of 3 tomatoes true to their variety
146 - Plate of 10 fruit (all same variety)
147 - Plate of unusual vegetables - May be any vegetables not listed above. Include a reasonable amour of one or more kind.
148 - Jumbo vegetables - Potato, tomato, cucumber, summer squash
149 A single specimen of flower - Grown by the member exhibited in a small container with water to keep fresh (may have two different entries).
150 Vegetable or flower variety - Attach to yellow goal sheet some type of verification that the variety is new, show a seed packet, picture from seed catalog, etc.

4-H Exhibit Goal Sheet (Blue Goal Sheet) needed for classes 151-152.

151 One jar of canned vegetables - (Two separate entries of different kinds per person allowed.) Must tell process used. Call Extension Office  for PM 1044 bulletin for correct procedure.

152 One jar (or glass) canned fruit, jelly or jam from fruit grown by the garden project member and canned by her/him with or without help - (May have two different entries). Call Extension Office for PM 1366 bulletin on correct procedures. Must list process used.
**Need to complete either 4-H Exhibit Goal Sheet or Horticulture Goal Sheet for classes 153-156.

153 Fresh Arrangement - A decorative arrangement of fresh flowers and/or plant materials - Made by the member from materials grown by the member. This creation must be different from an arrangement entered by the member in the home improvement division.

154 Bucket of Flowers - Bucket/container planted and arranged by 4-H club members or individual. Minimum size container is 5 quarts; maximum, 5 gallons. Bucket/container can be container of annual or perennial flowers.

155 Houseplants - May include any houseplant in bloom, any houseplant grown for its foliage (may include one or more plants of the same kind in the same container), cactus or succulent, vining plant, dish garden (with three or more plants.) Plants must be owned and cared for by exhibitor at least 3 months prior to fair. (Two entries allowed.)

156 A display of vegetables - Raised as the result of work done in 4-H. May include from one to five different kinds or species of vegetables, prepared and displayed as recommended in publication 4-H 462 “Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit.” Vegetables are to be judged on the standards listed in the above publication on an individual species basis.

     
 SCIENCE, MECHANICS & ENGINEERING
(Includes Aerospace)
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All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with 4-H exhibit building and Iowa State Fair “General Exhibit Rules” page 18.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Most exhibit classes have specific guidelines and requirements that will be included in the judging process. Members are highly encouraged to go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects to find information about judging criteria for exhibits that they create from their 4-H project learning.

10601 Mechanics - Any exhibit that shows skills or learning in automotive, electrical, small and large engines, tractors, welding, and restoration.

10602 Woodworking - Any exhibit that shows learning about wood, woodworking techniques, and safe uses of woodworking tools and machines. Exhibits may include newly constructed or refinished/ reclaimed/restored wood items.

10603 Science, Engineering & Technology - Any exhibit that shows learning about or helps explain how science and technology help us interact with the world. Topics include aerospace, biological and chemical sciences, computers & networking, earth & climate, geospatial mapping (GPS/GIS), robotics, or any other application of Science, Engineering, or Technology


Science, Engineering & Technology Special Rule: Exhibitors entered in the 4-H Science, Engineering & Technology classes may not enter in similar FFA Ag Mechanics classes and vice-versa.

     
  AG & NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 4-H & FFA
(Includes Animal Science, Entomology & Bees, Forestry, Horticulture,
Safety & Education, Fish & Wildlife, and Veterinary Science)
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All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with 4-H exhibit building and Iowa State Fair “General Exhibit Rules” page 18. CLASS DESCRIPTION: Most exhibit classes have specific guidelines and requirements that will be included in the judging process. Members are highly encouraged to go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects to find information about judging criteria for exhibits that they create from their 4-H project learning.

Class No.
10201
Crop Production - An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of field crops.
10202 Environment and Sustainability - An exhibit that shows the connections between humans and their environment including energy stewardship, conservation, entomology, fish and wildlife, or forestry. Includes collections.
10203 Horticulture - Includes Home Grounds Improvement. An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of plants, small fruits, vegetable and flower gardens, and landscape design. (Garden crops and herbs are exhibited in classes in the 4-H Horticulture Department under 4-H Livestock.)
10204 Outdoor Adventures - An exhibit that shows learning about backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking or other outdoor activities.
10205 Safety and Education in Shooting Sports - An exhibit that shows learning about safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment or wildlife management. (The exhibit may not include actual firearms, archery equipment allowed if tips are removed from arrows).
10206 Other Agriculture and Natural Resources - An exhibit that shows learning about agriculture or natural resources and does not fit in any of the classes listed above.

Animals

All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with 4-H exhibit building and Iowa State Fair “General Exhibit Rules” page 18.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Most exhibit classes have specific guidelines and requirements that will be included in the judging process. Members are highly encouraged to go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects to find information about judging criteria for exhibits that they create
from their 4-H project learning.

Class No.
10101
Animal Science - An exhibit (other than the animal itself) that shows the learning about a large or small animal including beef, dairy cattle, dairy goats, dogs, horse & pony, meat goats, pets, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine. Ownership of any animal is not required.

10102 Veterinary Science - An exhibit that shows learning about keeping animals healthy.

FFA Science and Engineering Department
1. Note fair schedule for entry check-in and judging times.

2. Each article exhibited must be the work of an active FFA member and a product of the current chapter year.

3. Each exhibit must be the result of a different learning experience.

4. The exhibitor should be present for judging. If this is not possible, each exhibit must have a 3x5 inch card or a folder which includes:
a. What was your exhibit goal(s)?
b. How did you go about working toward your goal(s)?
c. What were the most important things you learned as you worked toward your goal(s)?
d. Do you have ideas of what you would like to do in this project area next year?

If these requirements are not met, the ribbon rating will be lowered one placing.
5. All exhibits are to be labeled only with the official entry tag.
6. There is a limit of seven (7) entries.
7. Class descriptions are listed under the Science and Engineering Department, 4-H & FFA.

   
 

 

 
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