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AUGUST 14-19, 2012

Lot No.

Name of Animal and for Sheep Breeder’s Ear Tag No.

Association Registration No.

Date of Birth

City

AMOUNT ENCLOSED

$_______________

Negative Coggins required with all horse entries.

Name of Showperson

Choose One

Dairy Cattle Only

Name of Dam

See Premium Book for Details

______Option 2

______Option 1

Name of Sire

County

Exhibitor Number

Above to be filed in by Department Head

Department Dairy, Sheep, Swine & Horses

Phone State Zip

Date _______________________________

NOTICE TO ALL EXHIBITORS OF LIVESTOCK Entry fee for Cattle – per head... $2.00 (Cattle entries close Aug. 3) Entry fee for Sheep – per pen.... $2.50 (Sheep entries close Aug. 8) Entry fee for Horses – per entry. $5.00 (Horse entries close Aug. 3) Horse Dept. Tack Stall Fee – No Cost – Stalls Will Be Assigned Number of Horse Stalls Needed Without Tack Stall _____________

Class No.

Owner/Exhibitor’s Name Address

Signed ______________________________________

No entries recorded unless accompanied by proper fees. Please accept the entries of animals indicated below for exhibition at the Steele County Free Fair subject to the rules and classifications published in the Premium List by which I hereby agree to be governed. I declare all statements made in connection with said entries are true.

(All entries below will be considered as from one exhibitor unless otherwise clearly specified)

Return completed form to Department Superintendent

ENTRY BLANK-LIVESTOCK AND HORSES

STEELE COUNTY FREE FAIR

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STEELE COUNTY FREE FAIR

AUGUST 14-19, 2012

If making entries in TWO OR MORE DEPARTMENTS use SEPARATES FORMS for each. Return completed form to Department Superintendent or to Fair Office in Muckle Building. See fair book for entry closing date and time Only one person per entry form. Make a copy of form if more lines are needed. Fine Arts & Wood Carving – Artists are responsible for providing their own insurance.**

ENTRY BLANK-NON-LIVESTOCK • • • • • •

City

Entry: Title/Description

Phone State Zip

Signed_______________________________

Please accept the entries indicated below for exhibition at the Steele County Free Fair subject to the rules and classifications published in the Premium List by which I hereby agree to be governed. I declare all statements made in connection with said entries are true.

Class Description

Lot Description

If under 18 yrs. Put age____ If over 65 yrs Put X here____

Lot No.

Exhibitor’s Name Address Class No.

**Fine Arts – Place label with Name, Address, Title, Division, & Sale Price on back of exhibit (permanently) and on front (removable).

Department

Grains & Grasses, Vegetable, Flowers, Horticulture, Hobbies, Culinary Arts, Fine Arts, Textile Fabrics, Organic Crops, Homemade Wine, Homemade Beer, Photography, Woodcarving

Exhibitor Number

Above to be filed in by Department Head

Date________________

County

Entry ID

(Office use only)

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The Biggest Reunion in the State of the Union Minnesota’s BIGGEST county fair, the Steele County Free Fair, opens August 14 and runs until August 19, 2012 in Owatonna, Minnesota. There will be over 7000 exhibits including 200 animals and over 100 food stands. There are over 500 commercial displays of which 300 are indoors. Fairgoers will enjoy a new midway this year. Goldstar Amusements will bring in 40 rides, several of them never before appearing at our fair. Admission to the fair is free and there will be plenty of free entertainment for all ages. Look for musical entertainment on the United Prairie Bank Stage in Fair Square Park, the KRFO Stage and the Village of Yesteryear Stage. Come and relax as singers, dancers and bands representing every musical taste perform for you. Daily schedules of entertainment will be available on the fairgrounds each day as well as in the colorful brochure. The fair Beer Garden is featuring a slate of bands that will provide great entertainment for fairgoers on the Coors Light Stage. Bands featured this year include Arch Allies (Tuesday), Lost Highway (Wednesday), Garrick Sissons, Garth Brooks Show (Thursday afternoon), Rhino (Thursday evening), Wide Load (Friday afternoon), Pop Rock (Friday evening) Led Penny (Saturday afternoon), Smokescreen (Saturday night), Dan Stursa (Sunday afternoon) and Tomcat (Sunday night). Fairgoers will be treated to a spectacular free act high above the Goldstar midway. The Minnesota State Lottery, Gold Star Amusements, Americinn & Suites and the SCFF will bring fairgoers the “Amazing Wheel Walker”. One of the Garcia family members will walk the giant wheel while it is turning. The wheel is 86 feet high. Two shows will be presented Tuesday through Thursday and three shows per day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wade Henry will be strolling around the fairgrounds and appearing on stage all during fair week. Henry is an accomplished juggler, unicyclist, ropewalker, fire eater, magician, and comedian. He is noted for his spectacular juggling of a running chain saw. Henry’s appearance is made possible by a Legacy Grant from the State of Minnesota. What would the fair be without the music of Luverne Wanous and his “Musicmobile”? Luverne will be back with us for the 63rd year! Hans Hohrman, Steele County’s Accordian Man, will be playing daily among the displays at the Four Seasons Center. The “Old Iron Show”, located on the east side of the fairgrounds, will again feature a unique display of antique tractors and machinery. Two great music spectaculars will be featured on Wednesday and Thursday in the grandstand. Wednesday night’s show will feature Martin Zellar and his tribute to Neil Diamond. The opening featured band prior to Zellar will be that of Owatonna’s own Justyn Dow. Thursday night the grandstand will feature Hairball in concert. Opening night’s grandstand feature is Championship Bull Riding. Friday night is the Championship Tractor-Truck Pull, Saturday is the Enduro Race and Sunday is the Championship Demolition Derby. There will be two Kid’s Days on Wednesday and Friday which will include special prices on rides on the Goldstar Midway and a free Kid’s Day show in Fair Square Park at 11:00 each day. Wednesday’s show will feature the Wade Henry Ability Show and Friday’s show will feature David Malmberg, comedian-ventriloquist plus a demonstration by Rad Zoo. There will be daily ride specials on the Goldstar Midway featuring 40 thrilling rides. The popular Mega-Ride tickets will be available which entitles the holder to unlimited midway rides all during fair week. Mega-Ride tickets selling for $45.00 must be purchased by 5:00 p.m. on August 14 and are only available at Hy-Vee Foods in Owatonna. Inductees into the Steele County Livestock Hall of Fame and the Equine Hall of Fame will be recognized on Tuesday afternoon. Check the fair website at www.scff.org for complete schedules of events and for entry forms for competitions at the fair. The fair office number is 507-451-5305. Months of planning have taken place in preparation for the 2012 Steele County Free Fair. James “Corky” Ebeling, president of the fair board, thanks all of the sponsors, contributors and volunteers for making this great fair possible. It’s “The Biggest Reunion in the State of the Union.”

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Premium List for the

94th Exhibition

STEELE COUNTY FREE FAIR ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ To Be Held At

OWATONNA, MINNESOTA auGust 14 - 19, INcLusIve For Its FaIr Year 2012 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ under the Management of steeLe couNtY aGrIcuLturaL socIetY JAMES “corKY” ebeLING, PRESIDENT JIM GLeasoN, secretarY/MaNaGer The Steele County Free Fair, dedicated to improving the quality of life, reflecting the interests of all society within this area of influence by providing competitive classifications for exhibits of educational value in agricultural pursuits as well as for home arts and leisure time.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ MeMber oF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FaIrs & exPosItIoNs outdoor aMuseMeNt busINess ASSOCIATION NATIONAL INDEPENDENT CONCESSIONAIRES ASSOCIATION MINNESOTA FEDERATION OF COUNTY FAIRS MINNesota state aGrIcuLturaL SOCIETY oWatoNNa area chaMber oF COMMERCE AND TOURISM

FAIR OFFICE 1525 south cedar ave. • box 650 oWatoNNa, MINNesota 55060 teLePhoNe: (507) 451-5305 • Fax: (507) 451-4154 www.scff.org • e-mail scff@ll.net A special project of the owatonna People’s Press 135 W. Pearl, Owatonna, MN Publisher ron ensley Advertising Director debbie ensley Account Representatives betty Frost, diane Gengler, rachel ebbers, deb theisen, Luke brown Ad Design Jenine Kubista, Kelly Kubista, sue schuster Editorial copy supplied by the Steele County Free Fair and Steele County Extension Office Fair Premium Book 2012 is made available at no charge to area residents. ©2012

The Steele County Free Fair Board reserves the right to correct any inadvertent typographical errors that may have occurred in the preparation of this Fair Premium Book. Please check for any corrections which will be posted at the Steele County Free Fair Office.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Steele County Agricultural Society Members................................ 7 Board of Directors & County Commissioners............................... 8 Superintendents of Departments.................................................. 9 Dept. A Horses & Ponies........................................................... 12 Dept. B. Cattle............................................................................. 14 Dept. C Swine............................................................................ 16 Dept. D Sheep............................................................................ 17 Dept. E Youth Livestock Judging............................................... 18 Dept. F Grains and Grasses...................................................... 19 Dept. G Vegetables.................................................................... 20 Dept. H Flowers.......................................................................... 22 Dept. I Fruit Crops.................................................................... 26 Dept. J Culinary Arts.................................................................. 27 Dept. K Textile Fabrics............................................................... 32 Dept. L Organic Crops............................................................... 35

Dept. M. Fine Arts...................................................................... 36 Dept. N Photography................................................................ 37 Dept. O Hobbies....................................................................... 38 Dept. P FFA Activities............................................................... 40 Dept. Q Homemade Country Wine........................................... 41 Dept. R Wood Carving.............................................................. 41 Dept. S Barbecue Competition................................................. 42 Dept. T Homemade Beer......................................................... 43 Dept. U Youth Art...................................................................... 44 Dept. V Rock and Minerals...................................................... 45 Rules & Regulations..................................................................... 46 SCFF Rules & Regulations/Parking/Camping Information.......... 46 Rules & Health LivestockRequirements ...................................... 47 Southern Minnesota County Fairs................................................ 47 4-H Club Projects......................................................................... 49

2011-2012 STEELE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY MEMBERS

You can become a member of the Steele County Agricultural Society. The big Steele County FREE FAIR is sponsored by the Steele County Agricultural Society which is made up of members of the Steele County area. The fair board and superintendents merely do the job for the Society. The support of everyone in Steele County is solicited in making the Steele County Agricultural Society bigger and better. MEMBERSHIPS ARE ONLY $5.00. If you would like to join, just stop at the Secretary's office at the Fairgrounds during fair week. Memberships for 2011-2012 must be purchased by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, the last night of the fair. You must be a member of the Society to be eligible to be a SCFF Board Member. Members receive the monthly fair newsletter, “The Barker”. Les Abraham Warren Abraham Carol Ahlborn Brian Anderson Dan Andrews Jim & Sharon Andrews Tim & Deb Artl Paul & Gail Arnfelt Randy & Tammy Balausky Darrell & Dorothy Bauder Ron Bauman Bob Beier Sean Benz Jenna Berg Alvin Borchert Leann Boyd Linda Breyer Bob Brick Tom & Anna Marie Brick Georgy Anne Brookins David & Julie Brown Earl Bruhn Glen Eden Justin Bucksler Bruce & BJ Busho Jake Busho Terry Casperson Tim & Rochelle Chicos Bob Cole Steve Cole John Connor Mildred Currier Tom Currier Richard Dalen Oscar Dalle Jonathan DeMars Dan & Vickie Deml Matt Deml Scott Deml Mike & Pat Lewis DeVinny Maddy Diez Mark Ditlevson MIDN Mark R. Ditlveson Denny Dunkirk Corky & Julie Ebeling Dennis Ebeling James Ebeling Jim & Carole Ebeling Rick & Debbie Ellingson Charlie Epps Jeff & Pat Falk Mike Featherston Mary Kay Feltes Cindy Finch Gene & Judy Fisher Vivan Frid Dale Gandrud Jerry Ganfield Dr. Beth Gilthvedt Jim & Jean Gleason

John Glynn James & Erliss Grass Pat Grubish Rosemarie Grubish Mike Guthier Larry & Peggy Haberman Todd & Mary Hale Mike & Tracy Hamilton Courtney Haney Darrell Hansen Gary & LaRae Hansen Richard & Karlene Hansen Caitlynn Hanson Kelly & Mickie Hanson Lorraine Hanson Richard Hanson Ron & Pat Hanson Rhonda Harne Bill & Jody Hartle Dean Hartle Jim Hartle Jo Hartle Lee Hawkins Charlie Hermann Bill Hildebrandt Darryl Hill Howard Hill Jan Hobgood Debi Hodenfield Jim & Pat Hoffman Rodney Hoffmaster Hans Hohrman Sean & Tami Hughes Tim & Tracy Ignaszewski John & Kathy Ihlenfeld Jerry & Carol Ingvalson Julie Jacobs Lois Janke Nancy Janke Ron Jannings Jon & Lila Jensen Mike & Brenda Jensen Trevor Jensen Dan & Judy Jerpbak Bernard & Fran Jirele Sandy Jirele Dean Jirousek Connie Joachim Jim Joachim Allen & Dorothy Johnson Doug & Tammy Johnson Greg Johnson Jayson Johnson Mike Johnson Karen Jorgenson Trevor & Amanda Kanewischer Brian & Carolyn Kanne Al Kaplan Lloyd & Jackie Kaplan Tom Karaus Jr.

Jason Karsten TJ & Kathy Kartes Mark Kath Marlin Kath Matt Kath Jerry & Sharon Katzung Kelly Katzung Kent & Elizabeth Kienholz Dean Kirschner Pam Kirschner Jim & Sharon Klein Tim Klein Mike & Karen Klein Konie Klemmensen Suzanne Klukas Doug & Stephanie Kolbe Jeff & Susan Koplen Mark Korbel Bill & Faye Kottke Scott & Gayle Kozelka Justin Krell Al & Marlene Kruetz Alden Kruschke Bruce & RoseAnne Kubicek Dave Kubista Tom Kuntz Denise Lage Jim & Arlene Lage Don Larson Mary Larson Doris Lea Dick Lee Duane & Reni Lennon Dennis Leppla Nathan & Kelli Lewis Gerald & Janice Lewison Jim Linder Duane Ludewig Tom Luxton Merlyn & Mary Jo Madery Harley Manke Al & Cathy Martin Deb Mather John McGaheran Mark McGaheran Bob Meixner Merle Meixner Walter Melynchuk Ron Meyer Cory & Angela Michaelson Rita & Swede Michaelson Lowell Miller Ted Mittelstadt Mary Ann Mundt Dave Mussman Allen & Jane Nelson Blain Nelson Blair Nelson Blake Nelson Joel Nelson

Lois Nelson Marilyn Nelson Shirley & Glen W. Nelson Tim Nelson Trudy Nelson Casey Nelson Farm Marion & Lorraine Nikoley Gary Noble Jack & Darlene Noble Kevin Noble Roger & Michelle Noble Scott Noble Dave Novak Joanne Nystrom Doug Oeltenburns Betty Onsted Don Overlie Chris Ovrebo David Pannkuk Jolene Patterson Rusty & Barb Paulson Eugene & Myrna Peterson Karen Peterson Mary & Niel Peterson Mike & Trudy Pierce Brad Price Curtis Pritchard Josh & Annie Prokopec Ethel Quimby Allan R & Randee Radel Jerry & Sandy Rasmussen Mark Rasmussen Larry Reese Richard Reinhardt Elmer & Alice Reseland Erik & Brooke Reseland Richard & Karen Reseland Laura Resler Vic & Clarice Richardson Gary Ridge Bob Ringhofer Dennis Ringhofer Liz Ringhofer Witt Donn & Julie Robinson Jean Rodin Brad & Lorrie Rugg Dorothy Rypka Bob & Mary Sanford Don Sanford Rich Schleich Howard & MaryJo Schoenfeld John Schroeder Aaron & Brooke Schroht Audrey & Randy Schroht Colleen Schroht David Schroht Thomas Schroht Shelly Schueller Greg Schultz Mark Schultz & Daun Resler

Gary & Cherry Schwartz Kevin Sedivy Dave Severson Dave Seykora Scott & Theresa Seykora Tom Shea Tom Sisser Becca Sletten Dean E Smith Denny & Barb Smith Troy & Dawn Sommers Arthur Sorenson Greg & Pam Spatenka Jerome Spindler Myron Spindler Brad & Tracie Spinler Kristen Spinler Sharon Stark Berln Staska Galyene Steckelberg Karl Steckelberg Paul Steinberg Richard Steinberg Todd Steinberg Robin Stoen Redi & Daria Stransky Brad & Pamela Svenby Brent & Beth Svenby LeRoy Svenby Richard Swanson Larry & Carolyn Tande Dale Tracy Jon & Angie Truelson Raymond Truelson Roland & Ann Truelson Art “Butch” Tysk Ron & Lynn VanNurden Phil Velzke Karen VonRuden Jim Wagner Jack Walbran Mark Walbran Julie Wanous Mike & Cindy Wesely Jennie A. Wetzel Steve Whalen Terry & Barb Wiese Glenn Wiesjhan Don & Jon Wilker Vern Wilker Chuck Willert Kris Wishy Rick & Stacy Wittrock Christopher Wolfe Dan & Jody Wolters Renee Worke Marlyn Zacharias

2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Tim Arlt Director Supply Truck/Grants

Paul Arnfelt Director Camping/Insurance

Bruce Busho Director Infield Attractions

Daniel Deml Treasurer Livestock/By-laws

Rick Ellingson Director Safety/Sanitation

Gene Fisher Director Parking/Safety

Bill Hartle Director Infield Attractions/ Sanitation

Tracy Ignaszewski Director 4-H Liaison/Livestock

Scott Kozelka Director Grandstand/Parking

Jim “Corky” Ebeling President Conecessions

STEELE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Roger Noble Director Utilities/Beer Garden

Richard Reinhardt Director Hospitality/Bank

Elmer Reseland Director Museum/Carnival Liaison

Ron VanNurden Director Supt. Liaison/ Computer Services

Mark Ditlevson Director Beer Garden/ Grandstand

James Linder Director Beer Garden/Museum

Jim Gleason Secretary/Manager

OFFICE STAFF: Todd Hale, Publicity; Josh Prokopec, Building/Grounds; Vickie Deml, Office Manager; Sharon Klein, Sharon Stark, Administrative Assistants

Doug Johnson

Jim “Corky” Ebeling

Bruce Kubicek Fair Liaison

Mark Schultz

Nina Huntington

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SUPERINTENDENTS OF DEPARTMENTS

Mary Peterson - Jennifer Harbal - Kim Dietz - Tammy Lewison......................... Horses & Ponies Co-Supts. Sandy Jirele........................................................................................................................ Cattle Superintent Vic Richardson – Laverne Klecker....................................................................................... Swine Co-Supts. Wade Nelson - Jamie Underwood....................................................................................... Sheep Co-Supts. Paul & Pauline VanNurden.............................................................................. Youth Livestock Judging Supt. John & Darline Noble Co-Supt. - Pat King Ass’t Supt............................................... Grains & Grasses Dept. Carol Rypka, Co-Supt. - Lynn VanNurden Co-Supt............................................................ Vegetables Dept. Michele Warner, Supt. - Cindy Wesely, Ass’t Supt..................................................................... Flower Dept. Courtney Haney - Caitlynn Kaplan.............................................................................. Horticulture Co-Supts. Monica Kruschke............................................................................................................... Culinary Arts Supt. Leona Stockwell, Supt. - Cathy Balzer - Irene Lennon - Rebekah Clark Ass’t Supts.... Textile Fabrics Dept. Leo Seykora.................................................................................................................... Organic Crops Supt. Tracy Ignaszewski......................................................................................................................... 4-H Liaison Charlie Herrmann..................................................................................................... Vendor Communications Arlene Gleason - Judy Meixner - Pam Mikeworth.......................................................... Fine Arts Co-Supts. Tom Currier, Supt. - Darryl Hill - Bernie Kuhn, Co-Supts. ................................................ Photography Dept. Cathy Torrey - Sandy Boss - Pat Raetz - Deb Mather - Amy Kain................................... Hobbies Co-Supts. Marvin Spindler - Liz Tinaglia - Ben Larson................................................................... FFA Activities Supts. Ruth Bullock - Bunny Mitchell.................................................................... Homemade Country Wine Supts. Stephanie Kolbe - Doug Kolbe - Myron Spinler...................................................... Wood Carving Co-Supts. Lucas Glasgow............................................................................................................. Barbecue Competition Gary Muchow - John Barlow ............................................................................. Homemade Beer Co-Supts. James Harbal...................................................................................................................... Computer Visuals Gary Schwartz .............................................................................................................. Izaak Walton League Dr. James Gute ............................................................................................................... Official Veterinarian Elmer Reseland - Nancy Valiancourt - Paul Wright........................................................................ Historians Greg Johnson ..................................................................................................................................... Seniors Sharon Stark .................................................................................................................... Computer Services Myrna Peterson ......................................................................................................................... Landscaping Dave Kubista .................................................................................................................. Indoor Concessions Dick Lee - Skip Tucker..................................................................................................... Telecommunication Richard Dalen - Joanne Nystrom........................................................................................................Mascots Scott and Tammy Block Roberts........................................................................................Web Site/Brochure Richard Schleich - Terry & Barb Wiese..........................................................................................Information Steve Stansberry..........................................................................................................................Spelling Bee Kelly Kubista............................................................................................................................. Premium Book John Linde...........................................................................................................................................Worship Paul Schneider.................................................................................................................. Public Safety Supt. Gary Ridge................................................................................................................................................ATM Jodi Hovden................................................................................................................................Young Artists Dave & Trudy Severson................................................................................................................... Fair Store Larry Tande........................................................................................................Livestock Hall of Fame Supt. Lloyd Kaplan................................................................................................................... Patriotic Ceremonies Doug Hughes.................................................................................................................... Aerial Photography Ken Finholt............................................................................................................................... Electrical Audit Terry Wiese................................................................................................................................... Evaluations Ron Janning - Dave Johnson...........................................................................................................Iron Show Dan Jerpbak..............................................................................................................................Transportation Les Abraham - Steve Stansberry...............................................................................................Auto Museum Jim Hoffmann.......................................................................................................................................Parking Greg Spatenka......................................................................................................................................Racing Brent Svenby................................................................................................................................. Grandstand Tom Luxton, Supt. - John Ihlenfeld, Ass’t. Supt............................................................................. Free Stage Scott Roberts..................................................................................................................................... Illustrator Mike Seykora.............................................................................................................................. Striping Supt. Jim Andrews.................................................................................................................................. Shuttle Bus Lisa Havelka............................................................................................................................ Guest Services Pat McCarthy................................................................................................................... Equine Hall of Fame Brad Svenby............................................................................................................................Insurance Supt. Linda & Tom Stockwell - Bob Nordstrom.............................................................Co-Supts Rocks & Minerals

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ATTENTION EXHIBITORS

The Steele County Free Fair is requesting that all exhibitors pre-enter their exhibits. The fair is using a computer system to tabulate results and write checks. Use of the computer requires pre-entry. Please use the entry form in the fair book or request forms from the fair office. You can choose to do entries on-line. This option allows you to submit your entries electronically or you may print out the form and send it to your Superintendent. This fair book is also on the web site scff.org. You do not have to bring every entry you pre-entered. Check your department's rules and entry deadlines found in the fair book. If your department does not have a deadline, please have your entry to your superintendent, or electronically submitted to the fair office by August 1. All exhibits are to be left in place until your department's rules allow the exhibit to be released. Only under extreme circumstances and then only with your superintendent's approval can an exhibit be released early. Failure to comply with these rules will result in forfeiture of any premium money earned. One of the main reasons many come to the fair is to see the exhibits. Empty exhibit areas discourage visitors from coming to our fair for a return visit. Attention livestock exhibitors: Look for information on parking and other aspects of the livestock shows by looking carefully at your department's entry information. Parking is always changing from year to year as we struggle with the problem of how to accommodate the exhibitor and the fair visitor. Please obey the signs we put up as we try to manage parking, traffic and people flow. Remember, the Village of Yesteryear gate is only used as an exit for livestock exhibitors as they move livestock to and from the grounds. Parking on the north side of the cattle and sheep barns is prohibited after noon on Sunday of the fair. We need this area cleared to load out livestock. Remembering others and their needs as well as your own will make this a safe and enjoyable fair for all.

On-Line Entries

Again this year, you will be able to enter your various exhibits on line. No need to send them or bring them to the fair office. You simply go the fair’s web site scff.org and select the link for on-line entries. You will then create an account by entering your e-mail address and selecting a password as you would with other on-line services. Fill out your entries by using the correct class and lot on the screens provided. When you are done you can pay any stalling fees or other purchases you might make (parking or grandstand tickets) with your credit card. Submit the information and you are done. Try this service, I think you will like it.

ATTENTION: Livestock and Horse Exhibitors

Livestock trailers can be parked on diamond 4, up against the outfield fence. They can also be parked on the Jostens lot, south of the fairgrounds. This lot can be accessed by going South on Hartle Avenue approximately 1 block. Hartle Avenue is straight south of the race track. Back the trailers on to the grass but leave your rear tires on the blacktop so the trailers can easily be pulled out without cutting up the grass in case of rain.

Ron VanNurden, Board Member and Superintendent Supervisor 455-0706

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GREAT

Grandstand Shows

Tuesday, August 14

Wells Federal Bank/Plaza Morena Campestre Grill Owatonna People’s Press/Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Extreme Bull Riding

Wednesday, August 15 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Olympic Fire Protection/Cole Electric Martin Zellar Concert Thursday, August 16

Pepsi is the Official soft drink of the Steele County Free Fair Grandstand!

8:00 P.M.

7:00 P.M.

Noble RV/Godfather’s Pizza Treasure Island Resort & Casino Hairball Concert

7:00 P.M.

Friday, August 17

Ag Power/Hursh Motors/Curt’s Truck & Diesel Advantage Lime & Trucking NTPA Tractor - Truck Pull 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, August 18

Extinguisher Services/Mike’s Repair Janning Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer Antique Tractor Pull

9:00 A.M.

Four Seasons Electric/Broskoff Structures Enduro 250 Race

6:00 P.M.

Misgens/Wholesale Tire/NAPA Auto Parts Owatonna Ford-Chrysler Demolition Derby

4:00 P.M.

Sunday, August 19 Sunday, August 19

40 Thrilling Rides on the Giant Gold Star Midway

Ride Specials

Tuesday Power 96 Night - All Rides 96¢ - 5:00 P.M. til closing Wednesday Kid’s Day - Noon to 5:00 P.M. - $20.00 Thursday Culver’s Moonlight Madness 5:00 P.M. to Midnight - $22.00 ($20.00 with coupon from Culver’s) Friday Kid’s Day - Noon to 5:00 P.M. - $20.00 Saturday Bike Giveaway (8 Bikes) Noon to 5:00 P.M. - $22.00 Sunday Pepsi Family Day (Hot Dog, Pepsi, and 11 Hours of Rides) NOON to 11:00 P.M. - $22.00

SUPER DEAL

Advance Sale Only

MEGA RIDE TICKET

Unlimited Rides for the Entire Fair

$

45.00

SOLD IN ADVANCE ONLY AT

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STEELE COUNTY FREE FAIR HORSE SHOW TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 - 9:00 A.M.

JENN HARBAL Asst. Co-Supt.

CLASS 1 REGISTERED QUARTER/COLORED HORSE HALTER Lot 1 Weanlings & yearlings colt & fillies 2 2 & 3 yr. old mares 3 4 & over mares 4 2 & 3 yr. old geldings 5 4 & over geldings 6 2 & 3 yr. stallions 7 4 & over stallions Grand & Reserve Quarter/Colored Horse Halter 8 Produce of dam (2 horses per entry) $5 per horse 9 Get of sire (2 horses per entry) $5 per horse

507-676-3059

HORSES AND PONIES

KIM DIETZ, Asst. Co-Supt. 5861 NE 54th Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-213-9617

MARY PETERSON Asst. Co-Supt. 516 E. Vine Owatonna, MN 55060 507-213-1223 TAMMY LEWISON Asst. Co-Supt. 1650 SE 108th St. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-6039 Ribbons will be given in all classes. Horses are to be exercised in the show arena only. Horses must be tied in tie stalls. All stallions require neck ropes also when in tie stalls. No bedding is provided. $5.00 per class entered. No stall fees. Tack stalls are very limited. Free Tack Stalls will be assigned. *Must clean all stalls upon exit. Between 12-2 Wed. Aug. 15 All horses are to be stalled. Check in horse barn office with coggins to receive exhibitors numbers by 8 p.m. Monday, August 13. • The gate by Village of Yesteryear is only used as a livestock exit. • Ball Diamond #4 is designated for Livestock Exhibitor Parking. See Fair premium book for further parking rules & fees. Or entry blanks and the fair book will be available on the SCFF.org website. Negative coggins with entries. No refunds unless a veterinarian certificate is submitted. • Exhibitors under age 15 are encouraged to wear ASTM Certified Safety Equestrian helmets when riding. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE BARN. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN THE BARN. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES 8:30, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3.

DEPT. A

Premiums: Halter .................................................................................................. $20-$15-$10-$5 Champion ........................................................................................... $10 Reserve $5 Performance ....................................................................................... $20-$15-$10-$5 Jackpot Western Pleasure Jackpot ................................................................. To Be Announced English Pleasure Jackpot ................................................................... To Be Announced Classes 1-8: Open horses must be in place by 9 pm Monday, August 13, and will be dismissed beginning at 1pm Wednesday, August 15. The barn will be open for decorating Monday afternoon, August 13. Judging will begin at 9 am Tuesday, August 14. A 30-minute lunch break will be taken after the completion of the halter showmanship classes. Exhibitors meeting 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 15.

1) Open horses cannot enter any other halter class except Get or Produce. 2) Ponies or Mini’s may be asked for card or measured 3) Not to enter another English/Western pleasure class except Jr. horse or Jackpot 4) Horse rider combo not eligible for any other class except Jr. horse or Jackpot

CLASS 2 REGISTERED PLEASURE TYPE HALTER Lot 1 Weanlings & yearlings colt & fillies 2 2 & 3 yr. old mares 3 4 & over mares 4 2 & 3 yr. old geldings 5 4 & over geldings 6 2 & 3 yer. stallions 7 4 & over stallions Grand & Reserve Pleasure Type Halter 8 Produce of dam (2 horses per entry) $5 per horse 9 Get of sire (2 horses per entry) $5 per horse CLASS 3 OPEN HALTER/See note 1 Lot 1 Mares & fillies all ages 2 Gelding & stallions all ages Grand & Reserve Open Horse Halter CLASS 4 PONIES & MINIATURE/See note 2 Lot 1 Ponies mares 56”-35” all ages 2 Ponies geld & stallions 56”-35” all ages 3 Mini mares 34” & under all ages 4 Mini geld & stallion 34” & under all ages Grand & Reserve Ponies & Miniature 5 Produce of dam (2 ponies per entry) $5 per pony 6 Get of sire (2 ponies per entry) $5 per pony CLASS 5 Lot 1

LUNGE LINE Yearling lunge line

CLASS 6 SHOWMANSHIP AT HALTER Lot 1 Showmanship 13 & under 2 Showmanship 14-17 3 Showmanship 18-34 4 Showmanship 35 & over 5 Leadline 6 & under 6 Open bareback equitation 30 min. lunch break with open arena CLASS 7 PERFORMANCE CLASSES Lot 1 Leadline costume 2 Open costume 3 Open single hitch driving all horses, or ponies 35”-56” 4 Walk trot horsemanship 10 & under Eng/Western/Note 5 5 Walk trot horsemanship 11-17 Eng/Western/Note 5 6 Walk trot horsemanship 18 & over Eng/Western/Note 5 Performance Classes continued on page 13

Notes:

5) Walk Trot horse & rider combo not eligible for any other classes 6) Must show proof of registration at request 7) Exhibitors are required to enter a pleasure riding class to be eligible for jackpot English or Western 8) Pre-registration required. All entries close Friday, August 3.

9) No adding classes on day of the show No Exceptions. Stalls assignments are based on date the entry is received. Proof of negative coggins with entry. Mail Tuesday, August 14 show entries to Mary Peterson at 516 E. Vine St., Owatonna, MN 55060. Call Mary Peterson for info 507-213-1223.

DEPT. A – HORSES AND PONIES

7 Walk trot pleasure 10 & under Eng/Western/Note 5 8 Walk trot pleasure 11-17 Eng/Western/Note 5 9 Walk trot pleasure 18 & over Eng/Western/Note 5 10 Open pleasure driving mini 34” and under 11 English equitation 13 & under 12 English equitation 14-17 13 English equitation 18 & over 14 Huntseat English pleasure 13 & under 15 Huntseat English pleasure 14-17 16 Open Huntseat Pleasure/Pleasure type horse/See note 3 17 Huntseat English pleasure 18 & over 18 Open saddleseat pleasure /See note 3 10 Minute warm up Jr. horses only 19 English pleasure Jr. (horses 5 yrs & under) 20 Jackpot English pleasure - $10 entry fee - $ Added 21 Open country pleasure driving mini 34” and under 22 Pony western horsemanship 13 & under 56” & under 23 Western horsemanship 13 & under 24 Western horsemanship 14-17 25 Western horsemanship 18-34 26 Western horsemanship 35 & over 27 Jack Benny 50% horsemanship/50% pleasure Eng/West Note 4 28 Pony Western pleasure 13 & under 56” & under 29 Western pleasure 13 & under 30 Western pleasure 14-17 31 Western pleasure 18-34 32 Western pleasure 35 & over 33 Open western bridal path/See note 3 10 minute warm up Jr. horses only 34 Western pleasure Jr. (horses 5 yrs & under) 35 Jackpot western pleasure - $10 entry fee - $ Added 36 Open western country pleasure driving mini 34” and under 37 Egg & spoon 17 and under 38 Egg & spoon 18 and over DRAFT HALTER - Saturday, August 18th 9:00 a.m. CLASS 20 DRAFT HALTER Lot 1 Reg. Draft Geldings 3 yrs. & under 2 Reg. Draft Geldings 4 yrs. & up *Grand and Reserve Champion Reg. Draft Gelding 3 Reg. Draft Mare yearlings and fillys 4 Reg. Draft Mares, 2 yrs. & 3 yrs. 5 Reg. Draft Mares, 4 yrs. & up *Grand and Reserve Champion Reg. Draft Mare 6 Fjord Geldings, all ages 7 Fjord Mares, all ages *Grand and Reserve Champion Fjord 8 Mules, all ages and sexes *Grand and Reserve Champion Mule 9 Draft Stallions, 2 yrs. & under 10 Draft Stallions, 3 yrs. & up *Grand and Reserve Champion Draft Stallion 11 Grade Draft Geldings, all ages 12 Grade Draft Mares, all ages *Grand and Reserve Champion Grade Draft 13 Pony Mares, all ages 14 Pony Geldings, all ages *Grand and Reserve Champion Pony 15 Get of Sire (3 Get) 16 Produce of Dam (2 Produce) 17 Junior Showmanship 14 yrs. and under 18 Senior Showmanship 15-17 yrs. DRAFT PERFORMANCE - Saturday, August 18th 4:00 p.m. CLASS 21 DRAFT PERFORMANCE Lot 1 Men’s Draft Cart 2 Pony Cart 3 Mule Cart 4 Ladies Draft Cart 5 Mule Team 6 Pony Team 7 Fjord Team 8 Men’s Draft Team/Fjord Team (2 heats)

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Fjord Unicorn Pony Four Draft Four Pony Six Competition Six – Freestyle, 3 min. timed – All breeds

DRAFT PERFORMANCE - Sunday, August 19th 9:00 a.m. CLASS 21 DRAFT PERFORMANCE Lot 14 Senior Driver Cart (15-17 yrs.) 15 Fjord Cart 16 Junior Driver Cart (14 & under) 17 Draft Tandem/Fjord Tandem (2 heats) 18 Pony Unicorn 19 Ladies Draft Team/Fjord Team (2 heats) 20 Junior Driver Team (14 & under) 21 Senior Driver Team (15-17) 22 Fjord Four 23 Draft Unicorn 24 Pony Farm Team, all ages 25 Draft Six 26 Costume, single or team, all breeds 27 Junior Farm Team (14 & under) Drafts, Fjords, Mules 28 Farm Team - Drafts, Fjords, Mules 29 Egg and Spoon 30 Panty Hose Race (riding game) - all breeds Premiums for the draft horse classes: Class 20, all Lots .............................................$18-$16-$14-$12-$10-$8 Grand Champion $10 Reserve Champion $8 Class 21, Lots 1,2,3,4,14,15,16,29,30 ........... $40-$35-$30-$25-$20-$15 Class 21, Lots 5,6,7,8,9,17,18,19,20,21,23,26 ...... $65-$55-$50-$45-$40-$35 Class 21, Lots 10,11,22,24,27 ...................$150-$125-$100-$75-$50-$50 Class 21, Lots 12,13,25 ..................... $250-$225-$200-$150-$125-$100 Class 21, Lots 28 ................................. $200-$175-$150-$125-$100-$75 NOTE: ALL EXHIBITORS MUST BE STALLED. Each horse must have a current coggins submitted before being stalled. Horses may enter the grounds after 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 17th. Each owner/exhibitor will receive $30 on one team stalled and hitched. Because of limited parking we ask that you park your trailer on the infield of the racetrack, please follow the parking pattern along the orange snow fence. All shows will be in the horse arena near the horse barns. Mail entries to: Tammy Lewison, 1650 SE 10th St., Owatonna, MN 55060. littlewoodsranch@msn.com

Pleasure and Draft Horse Show Awards sponsored by the following:

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FOR HEALTH REQUIREMENTS–PAGE 45

TAKE NOTICE – ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 3, 2012 OR WHEN BARNS ARE FILLED

SANDRA JIRELE Superintendent 1075 Havana Road Owatonna, MN 55060 507-456-2784 1.

An animal owned in partnership may be entered in one partner's name, in all classes to which it is eligible, but must be shown under one ownership throughout the classes of the Fair, and the entry must carry a footnote showing the actual ownership as it appears on the Herd Book Record.

2. Entries in place by Thursday 5:00 p.m., August 16, and remain through Sunday, the closing day of the Fair, 5:00 p.m. The August 3 entry deadline will be firmly followed. Stalling preference will be given to those exhibitors selecting option 1.

Base dates for computing age in all dairy breeds are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. The Fair board requests that exhibitors do not put twine strings or other trash with the manure. No parking will be permitted North of barns on Sunday starting at Noon. No tying of cattle outside anytime day or night. No smoking in cattle barns.

CATTLE

ENTRY OPTIONS

All entries made by exhibitors will be charged $2.00 per head stall fee. No straw provided. All dairy shows at the SCFF will incorporate the National Purebred Dairy Cattle Show Ring Code of Ethics. In accordance with the Code of Ethics a committee has been established to monitor compliance.

Class Class Class Class Class Class

No. No. No. No. No. No.

1 2 3 4 5 6

PUREBRED DAIRY CATTLE ............................................................ Holsteins ......................................................... Guernseys .............................................................. Jerseys ............................................................ Ayrshires ...................................................... Brown Swiss ............................................. Milking Shorthorns PREMIUMS

The following premiums will be paid in each of the previous classes: For Lots 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-35-36

$18 $16 $14 $12 $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $6 $6 $5 $5 $5 For Lots 20-21-22-23-24-31-32-33-34 $30 $27 $24 $22 $20 $18 $16 $14 $12 $10 $9 $7 $7 $7 For Lots 12-46-47-48-49 $12 $10 $8 $6 $5 $5 $5 For Lots 10-25-40: Rosette

For Lots 11-26-37-41-43-50-51: Ribbons

DEPT. B

Entry forms can be found at the web site www.scff.org

For Lots 42-44-45: Trophy/Rosette LOTS DAIRY CATTLE SHOW BASE DATES Lot No. 1. Novice Calf: born between September 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012. This lot is for exhibitors 9 yrs of age and under and must have an adult in control of the animal. No premiums will be paid out on this lot. 2. Junior Calf: Born between March 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012. 3. Winter Calf: Born between December 1, 2011 and February 29, 2011. 4. Fall Calf: Born between September 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011. 5. Summer Jr. Yearling: Born between June 1, 2011 and August 31, 2011. 6. Spring Jr. Yearling: Born between March 1, 2011 and May 31, 2011 7. Winter Sr. Yearling: Born between December 1, 2010 and February 28, 2011. 8. Fall Sr. Yearling: Born between September 1, 2010 and November 30, 2010. 10. Junior Champion Female 11. Junior Reserve Champion Female 12. Junior Best 3 Females: Must consist of 3 animals from lots 2-8. Must be bred and owned by exhibitor.

It is suggested that entries be in place by Tuesday, August 14 the opening day of the Fair, 12:00 noon but must be in place by 5:00 p.m. Exhibit must remain through Sunday, the closing day of the Fair, 5:00 p.m.

DISTRICT SHOW

The Steele County Free Fair welcomes all breeds of cattle holding their district or parish show during the Fair. Breeds participating at premium book time are: South Central District Guernsey Parish Show will be held in conjunction with the open class show on Friday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Minnesota District II Holstein Show will be held in conjunction with the Open Class Show on Saturday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m. 20. Milking Fall Sr. Yearling: Born between September 1, 2010 and November 30, 2010. 21. Junior 2 Year Old Cow: Born between March 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010. 22. Senior 2 Year Old Cow: Born between September 1, 2009 and February 28, 2010. 23. Junior 3 year Old Cow: Born between March 1, 2009 and August 31, 2009. 24. Senior 3 Year Old Cow: Born between September 1, 2008 and February 28, 2009. 25. Intermediate Champion Female - Holstein 26. Intermediate Reserve Champion Female - Holstein 31. 4 Year Old Cow: Born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2008. 32. 5 Year Old Cow: Born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007. 33. Aged Cow: Born before September 1, 2006. 34. #125,000 Cow: Must have produced 125,000 lbs of milk in her lifetime. Not eligible for any other lot. Proof of production must be provided. 35. Dry 3 and 4 Year Old Cow: Born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2009. 36. Dry Aged Cow: Born before September 1, 2007. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45.

Senior Champion Female. Senior Reserve Champion Female Grand Champion Female Grand Reserve Champion Female Overall Champion - Colored Breeds Best Uddered Cow: Any age and judged on udder alone. Selected from lots 20-24 and lots 31-34. 46. Best 3 Females: Must consist of 3 animals with at least one of milking age. Must be bred ad owned by exhibitor.

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DEPT. B – CATTLE 47. Dairy Herd: Must consist of 3 cows. Must be 2 years old or over and have calved at least once. Must be owned by exhibitor. 48. Produce of Dam: Must consist of 2 animals of any age born of the same cow. 49. Daughter/Dam: Must consist of 2 animals of any age. One is dam and other is daughter. 50. Premium Breeder 51. Premium Exhibitor 60. Big String Bonus (5-9 head) 61. Big String Bonus (Over 10 head)

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the top three herdsmanship winners redeemable at the following SCFF. Best Herdsmanship Award will be based on the following criteria: Cleanliness and neatness of stalls, cattle and helpers. Courtesy, cooperation of herdsmen & helpers. Promptness in getting cattle into the ring and parade. An exhibitors' meeting will be held in the judging arena at approximately 4:00 p.m., Sunday, the last day of the Fair. Checks will be available.

SPECIAL AWARDS

PREMIER EXHIBITOR AWARD (Colored Breeds) This award to be made to the exhibitor winning the most money on not more than eight animals shown in the single classes, and owned by the exhibitor. (Minimum of 4 animals exhibited). No awards will be presented if there is no competition. Final judgement is at the discretion of the Cattle Superintendent. Note: Holsteins will follow MN. Holstein Point procedures. PREMIER BREEDER AWARD (Colored Breeds) This award to be made to the breeder on not more than eight animals winning the most money in single classes and including animals bred by him/her, but exhibited by others. (Minimum of 4 animals exhibited). No awards will be presented if there is no competition. The final judgement is at the discretion of the Cattle Superintendent. Note: Holsteins will follow MN. Holstein Point procedures. BEST HERDSMAN AWARD The general appearance of the cattle and barns during the Fair is important to the exhibitor, both from the standpoint of visitors going through the barns and for advertising value.

The Steele County Fair Board is awarding a plaque to the best allaround herdsman and rosettes to two herdsmen receiving honorable mention. To qualify for best herdsman award, there must be at least six head in the herd.

In addition, Clover Glen Farm will provide a $100 cash award to the top herdsman. The SCFF will provide free stall fees for up to 8 head to

20th Annual I-35

Junior Dairy Club Show Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:30 p.m. – Cattle Show Arena All Breeds - Grade & Registered Junior Exhibitors Only Junior (non-milking) Animals Only

Showmanship Contest

Based on last grade completed Beginner - Grades 2-5; Intermediate = Grades 6-8; Senior - Grades 9 and up

“Dress Up” Yourself and Heifer Contest

Based on last grade completed Beginner - Grades 2 and under; Intermediate - Grade 3-5 Senior Grade 6 and up This contest will be held following the show. Award will be given to winner in each category. All participants will receive a free malt coupon. For additional information, please contact: Gail Demmer, 6703 SW 118th Street, Ellendale, MN 56026 507-684-9629

Sponsored by: Steele County American Dairy Association

MJ Hydrostatics Inc. of Owatonna are the new sponsors of the BIG STRING BONUS for the 2012 Steele County Free Fair Dairy Show

In addition to the regular premium schedule LISTED a bonus premium for large show strings has been established. - Strings of 5-9 head (at least two must be milking or dry cows) would receive a $50 bonus premium. - Strings of 10 head or more (at least 4 must be milking or dry cows) would receive a $100 bonus premium. - A “string” is defined as animals that are regular members of the same herd unit. A display that includes animals from several herds does not qualify for the bonus premium, but strings within the display may if it (they) meet the above definition. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL SUPERINTENDENT LISTED.

OPEN CLASS CATTLE JUDGING SCHEDULE Open Class Colored Breeds (All breeds except Holsteins)

Friday, August 17 Starting 10:00 a.m. and continuing through noon hour until completed Open Class Holsteins in conjunction with Minnesota District II Holstein Show Saturday, August 18 Starting at 6:30 p.m. (Consult the District Show letter for additional information)

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VIC RICHARDSON Co-Supt. 351 13th St. SW Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-3441

12. 13.

DEPT. C

FOR HEALTH REQUIREMENTS–SEE LAST PAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

RULES

Anyone interested is welcome to participate. Four entries per person at Steele County Fair. All barrows and gilts must be farrowed February 20 or after. Barrows and Gilts will be separated so they can be shown separately. Barrows and Gilts are the property of the producer, until they are loaded on the truck, if the hogs are marketed.

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No carcass information will be provided. Entry fee will be $15 per barrow or gilt. Barrows and gilts must weigh between 230 lbs.and 300 lbs. Weighing will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., August 19. The show will start at 4:00 p.m. The number of classes will be determined by the number of hogs entred into the show. Our goal will be to have 2 classes of gilts and 2 classes of barrows. Live Show premiums will be as follows for each class: 20-1512-10-5 Live Show Overall Champion for barrows and gilts will be $100 each. Premium checks will be mailed to exhibitors after the fair. All entries will arrive by going to the northern most entrance to the fairgrounds from Austin Road and proceding west to the show barn. Exit on Elm Avenue. No parking of trailers is allowed on this northern most road that is a one-way going from East to West.

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TAKE NOTICE – ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 10, 2012 OR WHEN BARNS ARE FILLED Lot No. 8 Ewe, purebred, yearling 9 Pair of ewes, purebred, yearling 10 Ewe, purebred, senior lamb 11 Pair of ewes, purebred, senior lamb 12 Ewe, purebred, junior lamb 13 Pair of ewes, purebred, junior lamb 14 Ewe, purebred, champion (first place animals) Lot No. 15 Get of sire, 4 animals under two years, either sex, all Bred and owned by the exhibitor. Lot No. 16 Market Lambs, all breeds will compete in same class but will be split into workable class sizes by weight and type. This is a Jackpot show. PREMIUMS The following premiums will be paid in each of the breeds according to the classes listed below: INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES (Sliding Scale) 4 or less entries $12 $10 $8 $7 5 or 6 entries $14 $12 $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 7 or 8 entries $16 $14 $12 $10 $9 $8 $7 9 or 10 entries $18 $16 $14 $12 $10 $9 $8 11 or 12 entries $20 $18 $16 $14 $13 $12 $11 $7 $6 $5

2 3 5 7

or or or or

less entries 4 entries 6 entries 8 entries

above

$6 $7 $6 $5 $10 $9 $8

GROUP ENTRIES (Sliding Scale) $12 $10 $14 $12 $10 $9 $16 $14 $12 $10 $9 $8 $18 $16 $14 $12 $10 $9 $8 $7 CHAMPION ENTRIES ROSETTE CHAMPION MARKET Jackpot

BEST ALL-AROUND HERDSMAN TROPHY The general appearance of the sheep and barns during the fair is important to the exhibitor, both from the standpoint of visitors going through the barns and for advertising value. The Steele County Free Fair Board is awarding a trophy to the best all around herdsman during the fair. The award will be made to the person judged the best in such things as cleanliness of his/her live-stock, area, equipment, and him/herself; showmanship and courtesy to everyone visiting the barns. The award will be made on Wednesday afternoon. Scoring for this award will be as follows: 1. Completeness and neatness of entry blank ............... 20 2. Cleanliness and neatness of pens, sheep & helpers ...... 40 3. Courtesy, deportment & cooperation of herdsman & helpers .................................................... 20 4. Promptness in getting sheep into show ring ........... 20 Total ............... 100 All open class sheep entries must be in place before 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, Lot 16 Market Lambs may enter Wednesday, August 15, before 10:30 a.m. and will be released after 3:30 p.m. and before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 15. Please load out on the north end of the barns and exit on Elm Street. The Open Class Sheep Show will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the cattle show barn.

SHEEP

On all entries made by exhibitors, there will be a charge of $2.50 for all pens, there will be a $10 entry fee for Lot 16, payable at the time of entry. No pens will be held unless paid for. All animals entered in Steele County 4-H can be entered in the open class sheep Lot 16 for half price. Return completed entry to Department Superintendent. Please do not order more pens than you will need. Pen sizes are 6 feet x 10 feet. Space is provided for storage of feed, equipment and bedding. Each exhibitor is limited to two cash prizes in an individual lot, and to no more than one prize in a group. Exhibitor is limited to two classes in the judging schedule, and to cash prizes in the same classes. Each exhibitor, however, may bring and show in any number of breeds. Sheep must be accompanied by registered paper in the name of the exhibitor. All sheep one year and over, to be eligible to show, must have been shorn after January. Sheep shown in short fleeces will not be discriminated against. *Scrapies concerns in the sheep industry have caused the creation of a National Scrapie Eradication Program. Breeding Ewes (any age) and Market Ewe Lambs need to be tagged with an official premise tag with unique serial number. These official tags can be ordered from the Minnesota board of Animal Health at 651-296-2824 (ext. 30) or toll free at 866-873-2924 (ext. 30). There is no cost for the tags. Wether lambs do not need to be tagged. (NOTE: See general requirements). BASIC DATES FOR COMPUTING ENTRIES The basic dates for computing individual entries will be as follows: Yearling One year old and under two years Shropshires - Southdowns - Cheviots Senior Lambs born on or before Feb. 15 Junior Lambs born Feb. 16 or after Hampshire - Suffolk - Dorsets - Corriedale - Oxfords Senior Lambs born on or before Dec. 31 Junior Lambs born Jan. 1 or after Columbia Senior Lambs born on or before Jan. 31 Junior Lambs born Feb. 1 or after CLASSES Class No. 1 ................................................. SHROPSHIRES Class No. 2 ................................................... SOUTHDOWN Class No. 3 ...................................................... HAMPSHIRE Class No. 4 .......................................................... SUFFOLK Class No. 5 ......................................................... CHEVIOTS Class No. 6 .......................................................... DORSETS Class No. 7 .................................................... CORRIEDALE Class No. 8 ........................................................ COLUMBIA Class No. 9 ......................................................... OXFORDS Class No. 10 ............................... Any other Breeds (specify) Class No. 11 ................................................................ Market LOTS The following lots may be shown in each of the above classes: INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, AND CHAMPION ENTRIES Lot No. 1 Ram, purebred, yearling 2 Pair of rams, purebred, yearling 3 Ram, purebred, senior lamb 4 Pair of rams, purebred, senior lamb 5 Ram, purebred, junior lamb 6 Pair of rams, purebred, junior lamb 7 Ram, purebred, champion (first place animals)

FOR HEALTH REQUIREMENTS–SEE LAST PAGE

DEPT. D

JAMIE UNDERWOOD Co-Supt. 7701 SW 62nd Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-456-8010 WADE NELSON Co-Supt. 17275 280th Ave New Richland, MN 56072 507-465-3193 Cell: 507-461-1076

PAUL & PAULINE VAN NURDEN Co-Superintendents 22397 180th Street New Richland, MN 56072 507-465-9905 Cell: 507-456-1700

The 2012 Steele County Free Fair will host a Youth Livestock Judging Contest for all interested youth. DATE: TIME:

DETAILS Friday evening, August 17, 2012 (SHARP)

Registration for Dairy & General Livestock - 4:00 PM General Livestock Contest - 4:30 PM Dairy Contest - 5:30 PM Registration for Rabbit - 5:00 PM Rabbit Contest - 5:30 PM

PLACE: Steele County Fairgrounds, Owatonna General Livestock Contest - Cattle Judging Arena Dairy Contest - Cattle Judging Arena Rabbit Contest - Rabbit Barn CONTEST RULES

1. Team will consist of 3-4 members with high three scores counting for the team score. 2. School or county may enter an unlimited number of teams/ individuals for Dairy and General Livestock. Rabbit contestants register as individuals and may sign up as teams as well. 3. FFA team members should be presently enrolled in high school or be current year graduates. 4. 4-H team members should be current year members. 5. All contestants in the Dairy, General Livestock & Rabbit contests will be divided into 3 divisions: Jr - 5th grade & under, completed; Int. - 6th - 8th grade completed; Sr. - 9th grade and over, completed. 6. Other than oral reason classes, official placings on all classes will be given immediately following the placing and cards

collected from the contestants. 7. Time Schedule: 4:30 PM SHARP - General Livestock Contest 5:30 PM SHARP - Dairy Contest 5:30 PM SHARP - Rabbit Contest Awards Presentation at the conclusion of each contest. CLASSES

Dairy: 1. Six classes represented by at least two breeds of cattle. 2. Two oral reasons classes for seniors; One oral reasons class for intermediates. No oral reasons for juniors.

General Livestock: 1. Seven classes represented by two classes from swine, sheep & beef; and 1 class of market goats. May be market, breeding or both. 2. Two oral reasons classes. 3. One question class. Rabbit: 1. Four placing classes; one oral reasons class, one questions class. AWARDS IN EACH CONTEST

Awards to: 1st place team: overall & reasons 1st place individual: overall & reasons Ribbons to:

Top ten teams: overall & reasons Top ten individuals: overall & reasons Registration Fee: $1 per judging contestant. Payable at time of registration. No advance registration is required.

Judging Contest Assistance: All adults with team responsibilities (coaches, chaperones, etc.) will be assigned a responsibility in scoring, tabulating or as a group leader upon their team's registration.

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PAT KING Asst. Supt. 9322 Dodd Road Kilkenny, MN 56052 507-334-7971

Entries should be pre-registered by August 8. Entries will be accepted between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on the Monday the day before opening day of the fair. Entries may be picked up between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Monday the day after the fair. Email: tapper@yahoo.com NOTICE: Two or more persons in the same family cannot exhibit the same articles in the same class.

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CLASSES CORN – CLASS NO. 1 Early, Hybrid – must be 100 day or less; Late, Hybrid – must be 105 day or more. Exhibit judged on uniformity. Lots 1 10 ears, Early Hybrid, 2012 2 10 ears, Early Hybrid, 2011 3 10 ears, Late Hybrid, 2012 4 10 ears, Late Hybrid, 2011 5 10 ears, Early Sweetcorn, 2012 6 10 ears, Late Sweetcorn, 2012 7 10 ears, White Popcorn, 2011 8 10 ears, Yellow Popcorn, 2011 9 10 ears, Any Popcorn, 2012 10 10 ears, Indian Corn, 2011 Lots 1 Shelled Corn 2 Wheat - Winter 3 Wheat - Spring 4 Rye - Winter 5 Oats, Gem 6 Oats, Dane 7 Oats, Any other Variety 8 Belle-Oats 9 Oats, Jerry

10 11 12 13

Barley, Stander Barley, Any other Variety Soybeans, Glenwood Soybeans Other Public Variety 14 Soybeans, Other Private Variety 15 Soybeans, Any Other Variety

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2012 GRASSES – CLASS NO. 4 Sheaf grasses must be 3 inches in diameter at the center band. All sheafs dried. Tied at least 3 times or cured. No fresh cut. Lots 1 Alfalfa 5 Timothy 2 Red Clover 6 Phalaris, Canary Reed Grass 3 Red Top 7 Orchard Grass 4 Alysike 8 Brome Grass 2012 BALED HAY – CLASS NO. 5 Hay must be baled – Full section of bale 12-inches long – Tied Twice Lots 1 Alfalfa 2 Red Clover 3 Legume Grass 2012 HAYLAGE – CLASS NO. 6 Haylage made from Legumes or Legumes and Grasses. Put in storage with 50 percent moisture or less. MUST be exhibited in clear plastic 1 gal. Ziplock bag. 2012 GREEN STALK CORN – CLASS NO. 7 Stalk must be in good condition with at least six inches of root attached. Root must be wrapped. The judging will be done on the following basis: Lots 1. Form of stalk including root, vigor of stalks and position of ear .................... 70 points 2. Quality of ear ..................................................... 30 points Total ................... 100 points Premiums will be awarded for Best Single Stalk with ear attached. 2012 GREEN HILL CORN – CLASS NO. 8 Stalk and roots must be in good condition with at least six inches of root attached. Root should be wrapped. The judging will be done on the following basis: Lots 1. Form of stalk, including root development, strength and vigor of stalks and position of ears ............................................................. 50 points 2. Quality of ear .................................................. 30 points 3. Uniformity of ears and stalks .......................... 20 points Total ................... 100 points CLASS NO. 9 Lots 1. Longest ear of corn - 2011 2. Longest ear of corn - 2012 3. Tallest stalk of corn - 2012 4. Soybean Stalk with the most pods - 2012 Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class

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PREMIUMS 1 ........................ $6.00 2 ........................ $6.00 3 ........................ $6.00 4 ........................ $6.00 5 ........................ $6.00 6 ........................ $6.00 7 ........................ $6.00 8 ........................ $6.00 9 ......................... $6.00

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CONTEST RULES Entries must be raised by the exhibitor. No premiums must be given on any specials. Entries will be on Monday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Pick up entries & check on Monday, August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Entries should be pre-registered, and can be registered online at scff.org. Champion ribbons and a $5.00 premium will be awarded to best exhibit in Classes No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. One grand champion over all. Champion ribbons and $10.00 Premium.

DEPT. F

JACK NOBLE Co-Supt. 2549 Austin Road Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-2236

SMALL GRAINS – CLASS NO. 2 2011-2012 – 3 qts Have exhibit free of all foreign materials. Uniform size.. 2012 SHEAF GRAIN – CLASS NO. 3 Sheaf grains must be 3 inches in diameter at the center band. Lots 1 Wheat, Winter 5 Flax 2 Wheat, Spring 6 Barley 3 Oats, Early 7 Rye 4 Oats, Late 8 Soybeans

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CAROL RYPKA Co-Supt. 2944 Rose St. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-0379 LYNN VAN NURDEN Co-Supt. 6092 SE 54th Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-455-0706

VEGETABLES

ATTENTION PLEASE READ ALL RULES 1. Entries will be accepted between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday the day before the OPENING DAY OF THE FAIR. NOTE: Class 12 may be entered by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, if the exhibitor wishes. 2. Entries may be picked up on Monday, the day after the fair from 9:00-11:00 a.m. 3. All vegetables MUST be grown by the exhibitor. 4. Only one entry per family will be allowed in the same lot, unless any other member of the family has a separate garden plot. 5. Any entry, not having the exact number as specified in each lot, will be disqualified. 6. Vegetables in each entry should be uniform in size, shape, color, properly trimmed and cleaned, in usable stage of maturity, and free from disease, defects, and blemishes. 7. Superintendent of this department reserves the right to dispose of any vegetable during the fair that shows sign of spoilage, wilting, or damage. 8. The Vegetable Department requires pre-registration. Handwritten entries deadline is the Wednesday prior to the SCFF. Additions or deletions to pre-registration forms will be made on the day of entry. PREMIUM AWARDS

1st-Blue 2nd-Red 3rd-White

1. For Class 1, 2, 12 $6.00 $4.00 $3.00 2. For Class 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 3. Champion exhibit, a ribbon and $10 will be awarded, and Reserve Champion exhibit, a ribbon and $5.00 will be awarded, in each class, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 4. Grand Champion ribbon and a $20.00 gift certificate, donated by CashWise, will be awarded to the best overall entry.

Lot 1 2 3 4

CLASS 1 - POTATOES Potatoes may be washed but not skinned, and should be free of scabs. Display of 10 tubers is required, display box is provided. No. All Blue Kennebec Russet (specify variety) Red Norland

5 6 7 8

Red Pontiac Yukon Gold Any other red (specify variety) Any other white (specify variety)

CLASS 2 – DISPLAY OF VEGETABLES (From one garden) Display should consist of at least 6 different vegetables from one garden. Labeling should include name and variety of vegetables entered. Display box, size 12x22 inches, provided.

DEPT. G

Entries will be judged as follows: Quality ................ 50 points Arrangement ...... 25 points Lot No. 1 Adult Display - age 18 and over 2 Youth Display - thru age 17

Variety ...........15 points Labeling ........10 points

CLASS 3 – ROOT CROPS Trim tops of most root crops to 1 1/4 inch, side roots trimmed off but not the tap root.

Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

No. Beets - 5 specimens Carrots, slender - 5 specimens Carrots, blocky - 5 specimens Parsnips - 5 specimens Radish, winter - 3 specimens Rutabagas - 3 specimens Sweet Potatoes - 3 specimens Turnips - 3 specimens Any other root crop - 3 specimens (specify variety)

CLASS 4 – GREENS AND SALAD CROPS BROCCOLI - Stems cut about 5 inch from top of head, avoid yellow flowers. CABBAGE - Stems cut 1/4 inch below head, keep about 4 wrapper leaves. CAULIFLOWER - Stems cut so as to leave 3 or 4 leaves. CELERY - Remove roots of stalk and display with tops. SWISS CHARD - Trim off diseased and broken leaves until color is uniform. Lot No. 1 Broccoli - 1 head 2 Brussels Sprouts - 10 sprouts 3 Cabbage, flat - 1 head 4 Cabbage, red - 1 head 5 Cabbage, round - 1 head 6 Cauliflower - 1 head 7 Celery - 1 stalk 8 Parsley - 1 potted plant 9 Swiss Chard - 1 plant, root removed 10 Any other green or salad crop (specify variety)

Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

CLASS 5 – LEGUME CROPS Stem ends should remain on the pods.

No. Green snap beans - 10 pods Purple snap beans - 10 pods Yellow wax beans - 10 pods Lima beans - 10 pods Pole beans - 10 pods Okra - 6 pods Peapods, 10 pods Peapods, edible - 10 pods Any other - 6 specimens (specify variety)

CLASS 6 – VINE CROPS Keep stems uniform to at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

No. Melon, green flesh - 1 specimen Melon, orange flesh - 1 specimen Cucumber, Burpless, 3 specimens Cucumber, pickling, 2 to 3 inches - 8 specimens Cucumber, pickling, 3 to 5 inches - 6 specimens Cucumber, slicing - 3 specimens Cucumber, ripe - 2 specimens Pumpkin, Miniature “Jack-Be-Little” - 3 specimens Pumpkin, Small pie - 1 specimen Pumpkin, Field - 1 specimen Watermelon, oblong - 1 specimen Watermelon, round - 1 specimen Any other vine crop (specify variety) CLASS 7 – SQUASH Keep stems uniform to at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

No. Squash, Acorn - 1 specimen Squash, Banana - 1 specimen Squash, Buttercup - 1 specimen Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen Squash, Crookneck - 3 specimens Squash, Hubbard - 1 specimen Squash, Patty Pan - 3 specimens Squash, Spaghetti - 1 specimen Squash, Zucchini - 3 specimens Any other squash - 1 specimen (specify variety)

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DEPT. G – VEGETABLES Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

CLASS 8 – BUSH CROPS PEPPERS AND EGGPLANT - Stems cut to 1/2 inch. TOMATOES - Stems removed.

CLASS 11 – FREAK VEGETABLE CLASS 12 – NOVELTY CLASS Judging is based on the following scale:

No. Eggplant, purple - 1 specimen Eggplant, white - 1 specimen Peppers, Chili, green - 5 specimens Peppers, Chili, red - 5 specimens Peppers, Jalapeno - 5 specimens Peppers, Sweet Banana - 4 specimens Peppers, Sweet Bell, green - 4 specimens Peppers, Sweet Bell, red - 4 specimens Any other pepper - 5 specimens (specify variety) Tomatoes, Cherry - 10 specimens Tomatoes, Red - 4 specimens Tomatoes, Paste - 4 specimens Tomatoes, Yellow - 4 specimens Tomatoes, Yellow pear - 6 specimens Tomatoes, Grape - 10 specimens Any other bush crop - (specify variety)

TABLE CENTERPIECE ARANGEMENT Arrangement should include 4 or more garden-grown vegetables with a suitable container or base, not to exceed 24 inches. Herbs may be inlcuded, but no flowers. General rules for vegetables will apply, except for required number of specimens allowed.

CLASS 9 – OTHER CROPS KOHLRABI - Top 4 to 6 leaves trimmed to 1/2 inch. Roots removed just below the ball. ONIONS - Pull onions prior to fair opening, so stems can be dry and cut to 1 inch length. Rub clean. RHUBARB - Stalk pulled from plant, not cut. Trim leaf blade to 1 inch above the stalk. SWEET CORN - Allow a short shank, and only 2 or 3 outer leaves removed.

Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Lot. No. 1 Dill, 8 inch stem - 3 heads 2 Garlic - 5 bulbs 3 Garlic, other - 5 specimens 4 Gourds, mixed - 6 specimens 5 Gourd, Turk’s Turban - 1 specimen 6 Herbs, fresh - display of 6 different named varieties 7 Kohlrabi, purple - 4 specimens 8 Kohlrabi, white - 4 specimens 9 Onions, Pickling - 8 specimens 10 Onions, Shallots - 8 specimens 11 Onions, Red - 4 specimens 12 Onions, White - 4 specimens 13 Onions, Yellow - 4 specimens 14 Onions, Bunching, with tops - 4 specimens 15 Onions, Leeks, with tops - 4 specimens 16 Any other onion - 4 specimens (specify variety) 17 Rhubarb - 5 stalks tied together 18 Sunflower - 1 head 19 Sweet Corn, bi-color - 4 ears 20 Sweet Corn, yellow - 4 ears Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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No. Beet Broccoli Cabbage Cantaloupe Carrot Cauliflower Cucumber Kohlrabi Onion

CLASS 10 – LARGEST SPECIMEN 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Pepper Potato Pumpkin Rutabagas Squash Tomato Turnip Watermelon

Creativity..........30 Points

Color Harmony..........20 Points

Originality..........30 Points

Design..........20 Points

GARDEN CREATURES Garden Creatures must be created to include at least 6 vegetables. JACK-O-LANTERN

Scarring is healed over cuts made on a pumpkin in the field. No. Table Centerpiece Arrangement - Adult Display - age 18 and over Table Centerpiece Arrangement - Youth Display - thru age 17 Garden Creatures - Adult Display - age 18 and over Garden Creatures - youth Display - thru age 17 Painted Jack-O-Lantern - Adult Display - age 18 and over Painted Jack-O-Lantern - Youth Display - thru age 17 Scarred Jack-O-Lantern - Adult Display - age 18 and over Scarred Jack-O-Lantern - youth Display - thru age 17

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ATTENTION:

MICHELE WARNER Superintendent 4864 SE 34th Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-455-1638

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EVERY ENTRY this year. The Fair must receive your pre-registration form (the form may be found in this book or online at www.scff.org) by August 3, 2012. You may mail your form, deliver it to the fair office or submit it on line at scff.org. Only entries that have been pre-registered will be accepted. Please remember that you are not obligated, or in anyway required to enter what you have pre-registered. NEW this year is the entry and judging of the potted plants, glads, roses and garden flowers on MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012. This is the day before the first day of the fair. These entries will be accepted from Noon to 7:00 p.m. on Monday the 13th. Thank you and please remember to PRE-REGISTER!

CINDY WESELY Asst. Supt. 3231 SW 52nd Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-0356

FLOWERS

*SPECIAL NOTE** Exhibitors may enter the fair grounds at the “Reserved Parking Only” entrance (directly across from Hy-Vee) along So. Cedar Ave. to unload exhibits. There is a 15-minute parking space designated for this purpose. RULES & REGULATIONS 1. One entry per person per lot 2. Exhibitors should use extra care to enter their exhibit in the proper class, with the exact number of specimens or stems called for. The judges must disqualify the exhibit if this rule is not followed. 3. Where there is but one entry in a class and the specimen is such as not to merit as first premium award, second prize money may be paid. No prize money will be paid for inferior specimens. 4. No prize money will be paid to any class not listed in the premium book. 5. The Association will supply containers for gladiolus specimens only and will not be held responsible for loss of private vases, baskets, etc. Reasonable care and diligence will be exercised by the Association at all times to protect private property of the exhibitor. 6. The Association reserves the right to have the Superintendent of Flowers remove from display any exhibits which have become unsightly or unfit for display. 7. The following score card will be used in judging arrangements: Design ...................................................... 25 points Color Harmony ......................................... 25 points Distinction and Originality ........................ 20 points Conformity to Schedule or Theme ........... 10 points Condition of Material ................................ 20 points Total .................................................. 100 points 8. After judging has been completed, exhibitors may place their name on their exhibit. 9. Exhibitors desiring to reclaim their entries, such as containers, vases, etc., must do so between 6-8 pm Sunday, THE CLOSING DAY OF THE FAIR OR MONDAY FROM 9-11 A.M. UNLESS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. 10. The Flower Dept. Building will open Tuesday at noon and everyday after at 11:00 a.m. 11. Exhibits will be closed off during judging. 12. Your winning certificates must be used 60 days after receiving them or will be void. 13. Your winning certificates not good with any other offers or coupons. 14. All exhibits must enter the name and variety of exhibit.

DEPT. H

Flower Department Co-Sponsored by

MONDAY SHOW – AUGUST 13, 2012 The following entries will be taken at the Flower Building, Monday, from Noon to 7:00 p.m. CLASS 1 – Gladiolus, single spike display (Class 1 is open to all Exhibitors)

LOT

1st Prize – $2.00; 2nd – $1.50; 3rd – $1.00 1. Gladiolus, any color, 1 spike - 100 size, (under 2-1/” width of bloom)

2. Gladiolus, any color 1 spike - 200 size, (2-1/2” - 3-1/2” width of bloom) 3. Gladiolus, any color, 1 spike - 300 size, (3-1/2” - 4-1/2” width of bloom) 4. Gladiolus, any color, 1 spike - 400 size, (4-1/2” - 5-1/2” width of bloom) 5. Gladiolus, any color, 1 spike - 500 size, (5-1/2” and larger width of bloom) GLADIOLUS GRAND CHAMPION - $10.00 Chamber Bucks from Steele County. Master Gardeners GLADIOLUS RESERVE CHAMPION - $10.00 Chamber Bucks from Steele County Horticulture Club 1ST RESERVE - Large Combo Pizza given by Godfather’s Pizza MONDAY SHOW – AUGUST 13, 2012 The following entries will be taken at the Flower Building, Monday from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Class “2” Rose Display (Class 2 is open to all exhibitors) 1st Prize - $2.00; 2nd Prize - $1.50; 3rd Prize - $1.00 LOT (Please include the variety name and leave foliage on the stem) 1 Rose, Hybrid tea, white, 1 specimen 2 Rose, Hybrid tea, pink or pink blend, 1 specimen 3 Rose, Hybrid tea, yellow or yellow blend, 1 specimen 4 Rose, Hybrid tea, red or red blend, 1 specimen 5 Rose, Hybrid tea, any other color, 1 specimen 6 Rose, Floribunda, light color, 1 spray, not disbudded 7 Rose, Floribunda, dark color, 1 spray, not disbudded 8 Rose, Grandiflora, light color, suitable specimen 9 Rose, Grandiflora, dark color, suitable specimen 10 Rose, any other, any color 11 Rose, Miniature, any color, 1 spray ROSE GRAND CHAMPION - $20.00 Gift Certificate from Souba’s ROSE RESERVE CHAMPION - $10.00 Chamber Bucks from Steele County Master Gardener 1ST RESERVE - Large 1 topping Pizza given by Godfather’s Pizza

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dept. H – flowers MONDAY SHOW – AUGUST 13, 2012 The following entries (Class 3 & 4) will be accepted from Noon to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Flower Building. Exhibitors must furnish a clear/non-colored container for each entry. The stem below the water line must be free of leaves. Flower stems should be uniform in length and leave foliage on stems.

CLASS 3 – Garden Flowers (Annuals) (Class “3” is open to all exhibitors) 1st Prize - $2.00 - 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00 1 Ageratum, 3 stems 2 Aster, single or double, 3 blooms 3 Begonias, wax, 3 stems 4 Begonias, tuberous, 3 stems 5 Calendula, 3 blooms 6 Calla lily, 3 stems 7 Canna 8 Celosia, crested cox comb, 2 stems 9 Celosia, plumed, 2 stems 10 Cleome, 1 stem 11 Coleus, 1 variety, 3 stems 12 Cosmos, 1 variety, 3 stems 13 Dahlia, over 8” in diameter, 1 stem 14 Dahlia, 6-8” in diameter, 1 stem - must include foliage 15 Dahlia, 4-6” in diameter, 1 stem - must include foliage 16 Dahlia, 2-4” in diameter, 1 stem - must include foliage 17 Dahlia, under 2”, 1 stem - must include foliage 18 Impatiens, single, 3 sprays 19 Impatiens, double, 3 sprays 20 Impatiens,, New Guinea, 3 sprays 21 Sun Impatiens 22 Larkspur, 3 spikes 23 Marigold, over 3” in diameter, 3 blooms 24 Marigold, 2-3”, 3 blooms 25 Marigold, under 2”, 5 blooms 26 Nasturtium, single or double, 5 blooms 27 Pansies, 3 blooms 28 Petunia, single, 1 variety, 3 sprays 29 Petunia, double, 1 variety, 3 sprays 30 Petunia, wave, 1 variety, 3 sprays 31 Phlox (annual), 1 variety, 3 stems 32 Salvia, 1 variety, 3 branches 33 Snapdragon, 3 spikes 34 Statice, 1 variety, 3 stems 35 Strawflower, 3 stems 36 Sunflower 37 Verbena, 3 stems 38 Vinca, 5 stems 39 Viola, 5 stems 40 Zinnia, 3” diameter, 1 variety, 3 stems 41 Zinnia, under 3”, 1 variety, 3 stems 42 Mixed Zinnia’s, 4 different colors & type 43 Any other specimen not listed above greater than 3” in diameter, 1-3 stems, must be named. 44 Any other specimen not listed above less than 3”, 1-3 stems, must be named! GARDEN FLOWER GRAND CHAMPION - $20.00 Gift Certificate from Souba’s GARDEN FLOWER RESERVE CHAMPION - $10.00 Chamber Bucks from Steele County Horticulture Club 1st Reserve - $10.00 Gift Certificate from Cedar Floral

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

CLASS 4 – Garden Flowers (Perennials) (Class “4” is open to all exhibitors) 1st Prize - $2.00 - 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00 Achillea, 3 stems Baby’s Breath (Gypsophilia), 1 stem Balloon Flower (Platycodon), 1 stem Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), over 3” dia., 1 stem Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), under 3” diam., 1 stem Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) over 3” 1 Bloom Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) under 3” 1 Bloom Campanula, 3 stems Carnation, 3 stems

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10 Chrysanthemums 11 Coral Bells, 3 stems 12 Coneflower, 1 stem 13 Coreopsis, 3 stems/1 spray 14 Daisy, Gloriosa, 3 stems 15 Daisy, Shasta, 3 stems 16 Daisy, any other and must be named, 3 stems 17 Delphinium, 1 spike 18 Dianthus, 3 stems 19 Eupatorium 20 Any foliage under 3” in width 21 Any foliage over 3” in width 22 Flowering Vine or Shrub 23 Gaillardia, 3 stems 24 Hosta leaf, over 5” wide, 1 leaf - must name 25 Hosta leaf, 3-5” wide, must name 26 Hosta leaf, under 3” wide, must name 27 Heliopsis, 3 stems 28 Lily, Asiatic, 1 stem 29 Lily, Day, 1 stem 30 Lily, Oriental, 1 stem 31 Lily, Tiger, 1 stem 32 Monarda, 3 stems 33 Ornamental grasses 34 Phlox, 3 stems 35 Russian Sage (Pervoskia), 1 stem 36 Salvia, 3 branches 37 Scabiosa, 3 stems 38 Veronica, 3 stems 39 Heuchera, 3 leaves same variety 40 Any other specimen not listed above greater than 3” in .dia, 1-3 stems, must be named 41 Any other specimen not listed above less than 3” in dia., 1-3 stems, must be named.

Garden Flower Class “4” Grand Champion - $25 Gift Certificate from Oak View Nursery Garden Flower Class “4” Reserve Champion - $10 Gift Certificate from Applebee’s 1st Reserve $10 Chamber Bucks from Steele County Horticulture Club POTTED PLANTS - Class 5 Monday, August 13, 2012 (Class “5” is open to all exhibitors) 1st Prize - $2.00 - 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00 Entries will be accepted from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Monday in the Flower Building. The name of the plant must accompany each entry. No more than 8 entries per person. Pre-registration is required. Hanging baskets are no longer accepted. Class 10 – Potted Plants

1 African Violets, single bloom 2 African Violets, double bloom 3 Begonia, blooming 4 Begonia, non blooming 5 Bromeliad 6 Cactus under 6” 7 Cactus over 6” 8 Coleus 9 Dracaena 10 Fern 11 Geranium 12 Geranium, scented 13 Hibiscus 14 Hoya 15 Impatiens, single 16 Impatens, double 17 Impatiens, New Guinea 18 Ivy 19 Maranta 20 Mixed Container

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dept. H – flowers 21 Peace Lily 22 Petunia 23 Polka Dot Plant 24 Pothos 25 Succulent, blooming 26 Succulent, all others 27 Succulent, dish garden, 12” max container 28 Blooming plant not otherwise listed (Must label) 29 Foliage plant not otherwise listed (Must label) 30 Aromatic Herb 31 Culinary Herb Must be named 32 Medical Herb 33 Herb, all others Grand Champion - $25 Gift Certificate from Turtle Creek Nursery Reserve Champion - $20 Gift Certificate from Torey’s 1st Reserve - $10 Gift Certificate from El Tequila WEDNESDAY SHOW – AUGUST 15, 2012 Class 6 - Adult Non-professional Arrangements

(Class “5” is open to all non-professionals over the age of 15) 1st Prize - $2.00 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00

The following arrangements will be accepted on Wednesday, the second day of the fair, in the Flower Building from noon to 7:00 p.m. No commercially grown flowers or greens. Do not use any national flags. If using fruits or vegetables as accents, do not cut them. No artificial flowers or foilage are permitted. The following are not permitted: natural bird’s nests, “stuffed birds, natural insects. Naturally shed feathers from non-endangered species may be used. Fresh plant material cannot be treated in any manner. Exhibitor may spend up to $10.00. Must include reciept with entry. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

LOT

1. Create an arrangement using the theme of “Graduation Party” using your choice of accents and container. 2. Create a “Bachelorette Party Themed” arrangement, your choice of accents & container. 3. Create a “Octoberfest” arrangement, your choice of accents & container. Class 6 Grand Champion - $20 Gift Certificate from Cedar Floral

Class 6 Reserve Champion - $10 Gift Certificate from Plaza Morena 1st Reserve Champion - $10 Gift Certificate from El Tequila

Class 7 - Professional design arrangements WEDNESDAY SHOW – AUGUST 15, 2012 Arrangements will be accepted from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Each arrangement must not exceed $50 wholesale cost. Please include an index card with the arrangement that itemizes your costs. Professional exhibitors may use commercially grown flowers and greens. Do not use any national flags. If using fruits or vegetables as accents, do not cut them. No artificial flowers, are permitted. The following are not permitted: natural bird’s nests, “stuffed birds, natural insects. Naturally shed feathers from non-endangered species may be used. Fresh plant material cannot be treated in any manner. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. LOT 1. Create a fresh Bachelorette Party arrangement, your choice of accents.

2. Create an arrangement using fresh flowers & potted plants, your choice of accents and container. 3. Create a "Bride’s Bouquet" arrangement, using your choice of accents.

Professional Arrangements Grand Champion - $75 Chamber Bucks

Professional Arrangements Reserve Champion - $25 Chamber Bucks 1st Reserve Champion - $10 Gift Certificate from Plaza Morena

Junior & SENIOR CHILDREN’S Flower Arrangements Wednesday SHOW - AUGUST 15, 2012 Entries will be accepted from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, in the Flower Building. This is a child’s program - work must be mostly

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done by the exhibitor. Exhibitor may spend up to $10 but must supply receipt with entry. No commercially grown flowers or greens. Do not use any national flags. If using fruits or vegetables as accents, do not cut them. No artificial flowers or foliage are permitted. The following are not permitted: natural bird’s nests, “stuffed birds”, natural insects. Naturally shed feathers from non-endangered species may be used. Fresh plant material cannot be treated in any manner. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Class 8 - Ages 5 & 6 1st prize - $2.00 - 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00 LOT

1. Create an arrangement with a Tea Party theme, your choice of accents and container.

2. Create an arrangement with a Magical Moments theme, your choice of accents and container. 3. Create an arrangement with a Candy theme, your choice of accents and container.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each lot receive a kids meal from Burger King. Class 9 - Ages 7, 8 & 9 1st prize - $2.00 - 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00 LOT

1. Create an arrangement with a Tea Party theme, your choice of accents and container.

2. Create an arrangement with a Magical Moments theme, your choice of accents and container. 3. Create an arrangement that has a Candy theme, your choice of accents and container.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each lot receive a happy meal from McDonalds. Class 6 & 7 will be awarded an over all Jr. Grand Champion - 10 punch pool card from AmericInn JR. Reserve Champion - 10 punch pool card from AmericInn Class 10 - Ages 10, 11 & 12 1st prize - $2.00 - 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00 LOT

1. Create an arrangement with a Tea Party theme, your choice of accents and container.

2. Create an arrangement with a Magical Moments theme, your choice of accents and container.

3. Create an arrangement that has a School Spirit theme, your choice of accents and container.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each lot receive a free video from CashWise Video. Class 11 - Ages 13, 14 & 15 1st prize - $2.00 - 2nd Prize - $1.50 - 3rd Prize - $1.00 LOT

1. Create an arrangement with a Tea Party theme, your choice of accents and container.

2. Create an arrangement with a Magical Moments theme, your choice of accents and container.

3. Create an arrangement that has a School Spirit theme, your choice of accents and container.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each lot receive either a value meal from Subway or a combo meal from Taco Johns. Classes 8 & 9 will be awarded an overall SR. Grand Champion - Owatonna High School Activity Ticket given by Steele County Horticulture Club & Owatonna High School. Sr. Reserve Champion - Large Super Combo Pizza given by Godfather’s Pizza.

DEPT. H – FLOWERS (continued)

A special Thank You to the generous sponsors of the Flower Department

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Quick Reference Fruit Crops

COURTNEY HANEY Co-Supt. 213 13th St. NE Owatonna, MN 55060 507-456-6885 cl17hanson@charter.net

Drop off August 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pick up August 19 after 8:00 p.m. We are located in the Fine Arts Building. Please Pre-Register.

CAITLYNN KAPLAN Co-Supt. 559 E. University Owatonna, MN 55060 cdhanson06@yahoo.com

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FRUIT CROPS

RULES & REGULATIONS 1. Pre-register your entries and mail them to Steele County Free Fair at P.O. Box 650 Owatonna, MN 55060, or register online at scff.org by August 3rd. 2. Entries will only be accepted between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Monday, August 13th. 3. All entries will be judged on Tuesday the 14th. 4. Only one entry per family in the same lot. 5. Each variety must be correctly named. 6. Fruit should be sound and free from disease and blemish. Stems should be present. 7. Refer to each department description as to how many specimens to enter. 8. Exhibits can be picked up Sunday night after 8:00 PM August 19th.

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Lot 1 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

CLASSES CLASS 1 – APPLES Display 5 apples on a plate that is provided.

1. Beacon 2. Connell Red 3. Cortland 4. Delicious (Golden) 5. Delicious (Red) 6. Duchess 7. Empire 8. Fireside 9. Haralson 10. Honey Crisp 11. Honey Gold 12. Keep Sake 13. McIntosh

14. N.W. Greening 15. Oriole 16. Paul Red 17. Perkins 18. Prairie Spy 19. Red Baron 20. Regent 21. Spartan 22. State Fair 23. Sweet Sixteen 24. Wealthy 25. Zestar 26. Any other variety

CLASS 2 – PECKS OF APPLES Display a peck of apples in boxes provided. 1. Beacon 2. Connell Red 3. Cortland 4. Delicious (Golden) 5. Delicious (Red) 6. Duchess 7. Empire 8. Fireside 9. Haralson 10. Honey Crisp 11. Honey Gold 12. Keep Sake 13. McIntosh 14. N.W. Greening

15. Oriole 16. Paula Red 17. Perkins 18. Prairie Six 19. Red Baron 20. Regent 21. Spartan 22. State Fair 23. Sweet Sixteen 24. Wealthy 25. Zestar 26. Any other variety

CLASS 3 – TREE FRUIT Chestnut Crabapple Dolga Crabapple Early Strawberry Crabapple Whitney Crabapple Dwarf Pear Parker Pear Patten Pear Luscious Pear

10 specimens 10 specimens 10 specimens 10 specimens 5 specimens 5 specimens 5 specimens 5 Specimens

Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Lot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Superior Plum Toka Plum Cherries Apricots Wanda Plum Any other variety of tree fruit

pint pint pint pint pint

box box box box box

CLASS 4 – VINE FRUIT Display 3 bunches on a plate provided. Beta Grapes Concord Grapes Fredonia Grapes Kay Gray Grapes Leon Millot Grapes Swenson Grapes Bluebell Grapes

8 Valiant Grapes 9 La Crescent Grapes 10 Marquette Grapes 11 Frontenac Grapes 12 Frontenac Gris Grapes 13 St. Croix Grapes 14. Any Other

CLASS 5 – BUSH FRUIT Display berries in 1/2 pint boxes provided. Blackberries Blueberries Choke Cherries Cranberries Elderberries Garden Huckleberries Ground Cherries in Husks

Lot 1 Largest fruit Lot 1 2. 3. 4. 5.

1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

8 9 10 11 12 13

Gooseberries Black Raspberries Gold Raspberries Everbearing Raspberries Summer Raspberries Any other Bush Fruit

CLASS 6 – LARGEST FRUIT

CLASS 7 – THONEY Honey should be in 1/2 pint container with removable lid

Alfalfa Comb Alfalfa Raw Buckwheat Comb Buckwheat Raw Clover Comb

6. Clover Raw 7. Fruit Ree Comb 8. Fruit Tree Raw 9. Wildflower Comb 10. Wildflower Raw

CLASS 8 – TABLE CENTERPIECE ARRANGEMENT Display should include 2 or more homegrown fruits with a suitable container or base for a table. Lot 1 Table arrangement CLASS 9 – ARTIFICIAL FRUIT CENTERPIECE Create a display using only artificial fruits, a suitable container and other accents. Suitable for a table. Lot 1 Table arrangement PREMIUMS Class 2,7, 8 ........................................ $6.00 $4.00 $3.00 Class 1,3,4,5,6 ................................... $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 Champion ribbons and a $5.00 premium may be awarded to the best exhibit in its class. A reserve champion ribbon and a gift certificate donated by Steele County Master Gardeners will be awarded to one exceptional exhibit. Best apple exhibit receives a gift certificate donated by Souba Farms. Best grape exhibit receives a gift certificate donated by Nagel Sod Farm & Nursery. Best exhibit of all other lots receives a gift certificate donated by Wencl Septic Pumping.

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CLASSES RED STAR Yeast & Products will provide coupons and RED STAR Yeast to all exhibitors entering in the baked goods divisions.

DIVISION – YEAST BREAD (a different recipe for each exhibit)

Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by The Kitchen and a grand champion ribbon. (Class winners will also receive items donated by RED STAR Yeast & Products in all of the yeast bread categories). CLASS 1

Yeast - Plainer types of dough (1/4 Loaf - Standard Size)

Lot 1 Bread, white 2 Bread, whole wheat 3 Bread, other grains such as rye, oatmeal, whole-grain 4 Plain rolls such as buns and tea biscuits (3) 5 Dinner rolls such as cloverleaf, parkerhouse and finger rolls (3) 6 Other CLASS 2 Yeast - Sweet Dough Lot 1 Coffee cake or tea ring (1/4) 2 Sweet rolls with fruit or nuts, unfrosted (3) 3 Plain sweet rolls such as cinnamon and caramel (3) 4 Other CLASS 3 Yeast - Bread Machine (1/4 loaf) Lot 1 Bread, white 2 Bread, whole wheat 3 Bread, other grains such as rye, oatmeal, multi-grain 4 Bread, French 5 Bread, flavored 6 Dinner rolls (3) 7 Sweet rolls (3) 8 Variety breads such as croissants, bagels, pretzels (3) 9 Other DIVISION – QUICK BREADS Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Torey’s and a grand champion ribbon. CLASS 4 Quick Breads - No Yeast (1/4 Loaf) Lot 1 Fruited bread 2 Vegetable bread 3 Coffee cake 4 Muffins (3) 5 Other DIVISION – UNFROSTED CAKE Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Cashwise Foods and a grand champion ribbon. CLASS 5

Unfrosted Cake, enter with top side up (1 - 3” x 3” piece)

Lot 1 Angel food, white 2 Angel food, chocolate 3 Chiffon 4 Sponge 5 Jelly roll 6 White cake (egg whites only)

7 8 9 10

Spice cake Light cake with fruit or nuts Chocolate cake Vegetable or fruit type cake such as carrot, pumpkin, applesauce, etc. 11 Cupcakes (3) 12 Other

CULINARY ARTS

RULES & REGULATIONS 1. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED! ONLY PREREGISTERED ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON ENTRY DAY! ALL ENTRY FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE FAIR OFFICE BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011. Exhibitors are encouraged to register more items than they may actually end up bringing to insure that they are properly registered and able to exhibit all entries. Items not brought in will be deleted on entry day. 2. Entries will be accepted on Monday, August 13, 2012, THE DAY BEFORE OPENING DAY OF THE FAIR, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM ONLY. 3. Entries will be returned the day after fair closing Monday, August 20, from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM. *Exhibitors are expected to pick up their entries or designate a friend or family member to do so during this time.* 4. Each exhibitor may enter only one item per lot. Exhibitors are encouraged, however, to make several entries - there is no limit. 5. Entries cannot be made in the same lot by more than one person from the same family household unit. 6. Only products of the “home” kitchen are eligible - no mixes - unless the mix is an ingredient or is specified in the category. 7. All baked products are to be exhibited on a white paper/ Styrofoam plate and enclosed in a large, clear Ziplocstyle bag. 8. Must include recipe with EVERY entry - except for the IT’S A SECRET - DIVISION. 9. ITEMS REQUIRING REFRIGERATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED other than Cheesecake, Cream and Meringue Pies in the refrigerator category. Kindly use caution when selecting recipes. Consider the ingredients used in the recipe, too. Exhibits should be “hearty” enough to withstand the temperatures and length of the fair. Unacceptable items, for example, would be whipped cream, cream cheese and cream cheese frostings, custard, cream fillings, etc. 10. An item/recipe may only be entered once - pick the best category: each should only be in one division, one class, one lot. NO division, class or lot changed will be allowed. Items exhibited more than once will be ineligible for ribbon placing. 11. Please note that when exhibits are displayed all recipes are placed under the plate or canned good. If you are willing to shared your recipe with the public, please bring a second copy of the recipe with your name, with division, class, and lot on it and hand it in the day of entries. This way the Superintendent knows you have given permission to publish in a Fair/American Dairy Association cookbook. GENERAL SCORE CARD FOR BAKED PRODUCTS Appearance ................................................................ 25 Size ........................................................................... 5 Shape ....................................................................... 5 Surface ..................................................................... 5 Crust Color ................................................................ 5 Crumb Color ............................................................. 5 Lightness .....................................................................10 Tenderness ................................................................. 10 Texture ........................................................................ 10 Moisture Content ........................................................ 10 Flavor and Aroma ....................................................... 35 Total ...................................................................... 100

Quick Reference

Pre-registered entries only - due in the fair office by Friday, August 3, 2012 Entry day: Monday, August 13, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pick up entries, premiums & prizes: Monday, August 20, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We are located underneath the grandstand - north end

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MONICA KRUSCHKE Superintendent 324 Cedardale Dr. SE Apt. 203 Owatonna, MN 55060 507-213-1854

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DIVISION – DECORATED CAKE / ITEM Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by The Kitchen and a grand champion ribbon.

DIVISION – baking for juniors (14 years and under) Each family member must use a different recipe.

Class 6 Decorated Cake Lot 1 Fancy Decorated Cake - edible cake and frosting requiring no refrigeration (whole cake) 2 Other - such as gingerbread houses, cookies, etc.

Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Wal-Mart Supercenter and a grand champion ribbon.

DIVISION – COOKIES & BARS (enter 3) Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Kernel Restaurant and a grand champion ribbon. Class 7 Drop Cookies Lot 1 Chocolate chip 2 Peanut butter 3 Molasses 4 Chocolate drop 5 Oatmeal drop

6 Fruit or nut drop 7 Macaroons 8 Vegetable 9 Sugar 10 Other

Class 8 Rolled or Molded Cookies Lot 1 Rolled, white 2 Rolled, dark 3 Rolled, fruit filled 4 Molded or shaped 5 Other Class 9 Bars Lot 1 Brownies, plain unfrosted 2 Brownies, nuts or frosting 3 Layer 4 Fruit

5 Vegetable 6 Unbaked 7 Other

CLASS 10 Other Types of Cookies Lot 1 Refrigerator, plain 2 Refrigerator, pinwheel 3 No bake 4 Other DIVISION – PIES (Enter 1 piece of 9" pie)

Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Torey’s and a grand champion ribbon.

Only baked products accepted - no puddings, whipped cream, custards or meringues. See the Refrigerated Division for cream pie and meringue entries. Fillings should be made from scratch - except where specified. Class 11 Pies Lot 1 Peach 2 Apple 3 Cherry 4 Blueberry 5 Rhubarb

6 Pecan 7 Pumpkin 8 Purchased filling 9 Other

DIVISION – Fair Theme Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate from Old Town Bagels and a grand champion ribbon. special Rules – 1. Entries must coordinate with this year’s fair theme, “The Biggest Reunion in the State of the Union” 2. All other rules and regulations for the culinary arts department apply. Please read the rules and regulations at the beginning of the culinary arts division. 3. Please check other divisions for amounts to be exhibited. Class 12 Fair Theme Lot 1. Prepare a dessert recipe that you love to take to Potlucks and .... Family Reunions.

Class 13 Baking for Juniors Lot 1 Cookies (3) 5 Bars (3) 2 Muffins (3) 6 Cake or cupcakes (3) (unfrosted) 3 Yeast bread or rolls (3) 7 Candy (5) 4 Quick bread (1/4 loaf) 8 Cake, cupcakes (3) or cookies (3) frosted and/or decorated 9 Other DIVISION – AMERICAN DAIRY ASSOCIATION AND HOPE CREAMERY “Everything’s Better with Butter” Bake-Off Grand Champion - A generous gift certificate donated by the Steele County ADA and a grand champion ribbon. Class Winners will receive gift certificates, too.

Special Rules: This contest features butter. Entries must use only butter as the fat ingredient. Each exhibitor will receive 1 pound of butter donated by Hope Creamery. Each exhibitor will need to bring two copies of their recipe for entries in this division. The American Dairy Association may publish recipes. Only baked products accepted - no fillings, cream cheese frosting, custard, puddings or whipped cream. Class 14 - Butter Cookies. Lot 1 - Cookies (3) (Such as Shortbread, Sandeakke, or Krumkake) Class 15 - Butter Cakes Lot 1 - Cake (1 - 3”x3” piece) Class 16 - Butter Pastries Lot 1 - Pastries (3) (Such as creampuffs, popovers, or strudel) Class 17 - Other Lot 1 - Other DIVISION – mixes Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Kernel Restaurant and a grand champion ribbon. NOTE: Please check other divisions for amounts to be exhibited.

Class 18 Mixes Lot 1 Purchased Mix used creatively. Specify mix used and exhibit a product made with the mix. (example: bars made from a cake mix.) 2 Frozen Bread Dough used creatively. Specify dough used and exhibit a product made with the dough. (example: monkey bread made from a loaf of frozen whole wheat bread.) 3 Other DIVISION – candy (Enter 5 pieces)

Grand Champion-A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Costas’ Candies and Restaurant and a grand champion ribbon. Class 19 Candy Lot 1 Fudge 2 Caramels 3 Divinity

4 Mints 5 Peanut Brittle 6 Other

DIVISION – nursing home, ASSISTED LIVING, GROUP HOME Exhibitors in this division must be residents of a nursing, assisted living, or group home.

Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Wal-Mart Supercenter and a grand champion ribbon. Class 20 Nursing Home, ASSISTED LIVING, GROUP HOME Lot 1 Bars (3) 6 Pies 2 Cake (3”x3” piece) 7 Other 3 Quick Bread (1/4 loaf) 4 Cookies (3) 5 Muffins (3)

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DIVISION - INTERNATIONAL FOODS Entries should be a traditional product (for example, lefse, scones, strudel) of the country. Remember, items requiring refrigeration will not be accepted. NOTE: Please check other divisions for amount to be exhibited. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate from Costas’ Candies & Restaurant and a grand champion ribbon. Class 21 International Foods Lot 1 Somalia 6 Italy 2 Southeast Asia 7 France 3 Mexico/Spain 8 England 4 Germany 9 Other 5 Scandinavia DIVISION - IT’S A SECRET This division is for exhibits where the recipe does not exist or where the exhibitor does not want to share the “secret” recipe - example, a family secret. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Famous Dave’s and a grand champion ribbon. CLASS 22 Secret Recipe Lot 1 Bread (1/4 loaf) 2 Cake (3”x3” piece) 3 Cookies and bars (3) 4 Pies (1 piece)

5 Mixes 6 Candy (5 pieces) 7 Other

DIVISION - HOLIDAY FAVORITES Entries should be a favorite made for the holiday. Remember, items requiring refrigeration will not be accepted. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Custom Coffee and a grand champion ribbon. NOTE: Please check other divisions for amount to be exhibited. CLASS 23 Holiday Favorites Lot 1 Valentine’s Day 2 St. Patrick’s Day 3 Easter 4 4th of July

5 Halloween 6 Thanksgiving 7 Christmas 8 Other

DIVISION - BAKING LIGHT/BAKING HEALTHY Entries should contain at least one ingredient that makes the product healthier. Examples might be baking with Splenda instead of sugar, using Egg Beaters instead of eggs, modifying a baked item to be "low carb," etc. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Central Park Coffee Company and a grand champion ribbon. CLASS 24 Baking Light/Baking Healthy Lot 1 Bread (1/4 loaf) 5 Mixes 2 Cake (3”x3”) 6 Candy (5 pieces) 3 Cookies and bars (3) 7 Other 4 Pies (1 piece) general score card for canned goods General Appearance ......................................................... 30 Product .............................................................................. 50   Color .............................................................................. 10   Texture ........................................................................... 10    Liquid (if applicable) ....................................................... 10    Uniformity of size & shape (if applicable) ...................... 10    Clearness (if applicable) ............................................... 10 Sealing, container and method ..................................... 10 (if applicable - judges decision whether item will be tasted) Flavor ............................................................................ 10 (if applicable - judges decision whether or not to open)   Total ............................................................................ 100

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CANNED GOODS RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. A recipe with processing time, method and date, must accompany all canned goods. Please attach to the jar with a rubber band. 2 Only canned goods in which USDA, Minnesota or other state extension services, home canning equipment manufacturers or other reputable sources, methods and recipes will be eligible for ribbon awards and premiums. 3. Open kettle canning methods are not acceptable. 4. Standard or regulation jars and 2 piece lids are required. No wax. 5. Any canned goods passing the appearance test may be opened by the judge for final placing. 6. Any canned goods up to two years old can be entered for judging. 7. USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning may be seen at: http:// foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/canningguide.html. DIVISION – canned fruit To be exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jars - pints or quarts - with 2-piece lids. Hot water bath processing is required. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Big 10 Restaurant and Bar and a grand champion ribbon. Class 25 Canned Fruit Lot 1 Apples 2 Applesauce 3 Cherries 4 Peaches 5 Pears

6 Raspberries 7 Rhubarb 8 Strawberries 9 Fruit juice 10 Mixed fruit 11 Other

DIVISION – jellies

To be exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jars or regulation jelly glasses - 1/2 pint or 1 pint only - with 2-piece lids. Hot water bath processing is required. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate The Pizza Ranch and a grand champion ribbon. Class 26 Jellies Lot 1 Apple 2 Blackberry 3 Crab apple 4 Currant 5 Elderberry

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6 Grape 7 Plum 8 Raspberry 9 Strawberry 10 Fruit blend 11 Other

DIVISION – JAMS To be exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jars or regulation jelly glasses - 1/2 pint or 1 pint only - with 2-piece lids. Hot water bath processing is required. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Torey’s and a grand champion ribbon. Class 27 Jams

Lot 1 Apricot 2 Blackberry 3 Blueberry 4 Orange marmalade 5 Peach 6 Raspberry, red 7 Raspberry, black

8 Rhubarb 9 Strawberry 10 Grape 11 Apple butter 12 Fruit conserves 13 Vegetable conserves 14 Fruit blend 15 Other

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DIVISION – PICKLES

To be exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jars with 2-piece lids. Hot water bath processing is required. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated Big 10 Restaurant and Bar and a grand champion ribbon. CLASS 28 Sour Pickles Lot 1 Bean 2 Cucumber slices 3 Cucumber spears

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Grand Champion-A $10.00 gift certificate donated by Cashwise Foods and a grand champion ribbon. CLASS 37 Dried Foods Lot 1 Fruits 2 Vegetables 3 Herbs

CLASS 29 Sweet Pickles Lot 1 Fruit 5 Cucumber, fresh pack 2 Bean 6 Cucumber, fermented 3 Beet 7 Tomato, green 4 Bread and butter 8 Other & Relishes 5 Vegetable relish, other than cucumber 6 Green tomato 7 Other

DIVISION – SAUCES, SOUPS, SYRUPS, MEATS

To be exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jars with 2-piece lids. Hot water bath processing is required. For meats, to be processed by pressure canner and exhibited in stainless glass canning jars - pints or quarts - with 2 piece lids Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate Cashwise Foods and a grand champion ribbon.

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CLASS 31 Sauces

Lot 1 Salsa 4 2 Spaghetti sauce 5 3 Chili sauce 6 Note: Lot 1 entries - check out

Catsup BBQ sauce Other class 43, too, for the Salsa contest!

CLASS 34 Meats To be processed by pressure canner and exhibited in stainless glass canning jars - pints or quarts - with 2 piece lids. Lot 1 Beef 3 Chicken 2 Pork 4 Other DIVISION – CANNED VEGETABLES To be canned by pressure canner and exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jars - pints or quarts - with 2-piece lids.

CLASS 35 Canned Vegetables Lot 1 Beans, green 2 Beans, yellow 3 Beets 4 Carrots 5 Corn

6 Greens 7 Peas 8 Other

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DIVISION - REFRIGERATED Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate from Plaza Morena and a grand champion ribbon. SPECIAL RULES - We are happy to offer this division where items will be displayed in a refrigerated case. Due to space limits, each exhibitor is limited to one entry in this division and we will only be accepting cheesecake, cream pies and pie topped with meringue this year. CLASS 38 Refrigerated Lot 1 Cheesecake - all flavors - exhibit 1 slice 2 Cream Pie - all flavors - exhibit 1 slice 3 Meringue Pie - all flavors - exhibit 1 slice DIVISION - CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE - ADULT Entries in this division should focus on chocolate - the more the better! Entries must contain a minimum of 1/4 cup chocolate in any form - syrup, cocoa powder, baking chocolate, chips, etc. Chocolate should be the primary flavor in this division. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by The Sportsman's Grille and a grand champion ribbon.

DIVISION - CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE JUNIOR (14 & under) Entries in this division should focus on chocolate - the more the better! Entries must contain a minimum of 1/4 cup chocolate in any form - syrup, cocoa powder, baking chocolate, chips, etc. Chocolate should be the primary flavor in this division. Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate donated by The Pizza Ranch and a grand champion ribbon.

3 Chicken 4 Other

Grand Champion - A $10.00 gift certificate Wal-Mart Supercenter and a grand champion ribbon.

4 Meat 5 Other

CLASS 39 Chocolate Desserts - Adult Lot 1 Cake (3”x3”piece) 2 Cookies (3) 3 Bars - not brownies (3) 4 Brownies (3) 5 Other

CLASS 32 Syrup Lot 1 Maple 2 Fruit 3 Other CLASS 33 Soup Lot 1 Beef 2 Pork

CLASS 36 Tomatoes To be processed by pressure canner and exhibited in stainless glass canning jars - pints or quarts - with 2 piece lids. Lot 1 Tomatoes 3 Tomato mixture (stewed) 2 Tomato juice 4 Other DIVISION – DEHYDRATED OR DRIED FOODS (To be exhibited in clear pint or quart jars.)

4 Fresh pack dill (whole) 5 Fermented or brine dill (whole) 6 Other

CLASS 30 Mixed Pickles Lot 1 Sauerkraut 2 Cucumber relish 3 Zucchini 4 Corn

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CLASS 40 Chocolate Desserts - Junior Lot 1 Cake (3”x3” piece) 2 Cookies (3) 3 Bars - not brownies (3) 4 Brownies (3) 5 Other

Culinary Department Co-Sponsored by

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DIVISION - CULINARY CREATIONS - ADULT Sponsored by Burke's Taffy SPECIAL RULES: 1. Entries must be an original recipe created by the exhibitor containing all 6 of the selected ingredients for the year plus any other ingredients of the exhibitor's choice. The 6 selected ingredients will change each year. This year's selected ingredients are: 1. Concentrate Lemonade 2. Tapioca (not the pudding) 3. Strawberry Jam 4. Blueberries 5. Macadamia Nuts 6. Rice Krispies 2. Entries requiring refrigeration will not be accepted. 3. The original recipe must be included with the entry and must contain the list of ingredients with measurements and the preparation steps. 4. All other rules of the culinary arts department apply. Please read the rules and regulations at the beginning of the culinary arts division. 5. Grand Champion in the adult division will receive $25 and a grand champion ribbon; second place will receive $20 and third will receive $15. All prizes are generously donated by Bill Oz, Burke's Taffy. Class 41 Culinary Creations - Adult Lot 1 Bars (3) 2 Cake (3”x3” piece) 3 Candy (5) 4 Cookies (3) 5 Pie (1 piece) 6 Other DIVISION - CULINARY CREATIONS - JUNIOR (14 years and under) Sponsored by Burke's Taffy SPECIAL RULES: 1. Entries must be an original recipe created by the exhibitor containing all 3 of the selected ingredients for the year plus any other ingredients of the exhibitor's choice. The 3 selected ingredients will change each year. This year's selected ingredients are: 1. Concentrate Lemonade 2. Blueberries 3. Rice Krispies 2. Entries requiring refrigeration will not be accepted. 3. The original recipe must be included with the entry and must contain the list of ingredients with measurements and the preparation steps. 4. All other rules of the culinary arts department apply. Please read the rules and regulations at the beginning of the culinary arts division. 5. Grand Champion in the junior division will receive $20 and a grand champion ribbon; second place will receive $15 and third will receive $10. All prizes are generously donated by Bill Oz, Burke's Taffy. Class 42 Culinary Creations - Junior Lot 1 Bars (3) 2 Cake (3”x3” piece) 3 Candy (5) 4 Cookies (3) 5 Pie (1 piece) 6 Other

DIVISION - SENSATIONAL SALSA Sponsored by Bushel Boy Farms Please read and follow the SPECIAL RULES carefully. SPECIAL RULES: 1. Entries in this division will be judged by a panel, including guest, of judges on the f ollowing: aroma, consistency, color, taste and aftertaste. 2. Exhibitors will need to enter two jars of salsa - one to be opened for tasting and one to remain sealed for display. 3. Entries must be exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jars w ith 2-piece lids. Hot water bath processing is required. 4. A recipe with processing time, method and date must accompany the salsa. 5. The canned salsa must be labeled with processing time, method and date. 6. Any canned salsa up to two years old can be entered for judging. 7. If salsa is entered in Class 31 to be judged as a canned item, salsa from the same batch may also be entered in this division for tasting. 8. Grand Champion will receive $25 in Chamber Bucks and a

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grand champion ribbon; second place will receive $20 in Chamber Bucks and third place will receive $15 in Chamber Bucks. All prizes are generously donated by Bushel Boy Farms. Class 43 Sensational Salsa Lot 1 Sweet 2 Mild 3 Hot premiums Blue Red Premiums in all lots $3.00 $2.00

White $1.00

Participation ribbons will be awarded to all exhibitors who do not place in the Baking for Juniors and Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Group Home divisions. Each class will be awarded 1 purple... $4.00 Each division will be awarded a Grand Champion ribbon and gift certificate unless otherwise stated. At the discretion of the judges, 1 Reserve Grand Champion ribbon may be awarded per division...$5.00 Grand Champion exhibits will be displayed in the center display case at the Steele County Free Fair. SPECIAL AWARDS SUPREME RULER OF THE KITCHEN Awarded to the exhibitor earning the most points on their entries in all culinary arts divisions. Points will be awarded as follows: Grand Champion Reserve Grand Champion Class Champion Blue Red White

6 Points 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 1 Point

Points will only be awarded as far out as the ribbon placing for the class and the division. The winner will receive $50.00 in Chamber Bucks donated by Melanie Nelson, Learning Zone Express; a trophy donated by the superintendent and will have their name added to a permanent plaque to be displayed in the Culinary Arts Building. The name of the Supreme Ruler of the Kitchen award will be revealed at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, in the Culinary Arts Building at the Steele County Free Fair. In order to allow many the opportunity to be the Supreme Ruler, no one shall be able to receive this award for a total of 5 years consecutively or non-consecutively.

FAMILY FEUD

Which family will have the most members entered in Culinary Arts? Which family will have the most exhibits in Culinary Arts? This award recognizes families for their multi-generational involvement in the Culinary Arts department! To be eligible for this award: 1. Pick up one CULINARY ARTS FAMILY FEUD entry blank per family from the fair office or access it online at www.scff.org. Completed entry blanks are due in the fair office on Friday, August 3, 2012. This is in addition to each member pre- register form. 2. Get as many family members from as many generations as possible pre-registered in Culinary Arts! 3. Prepare your items and bring them to be judged on Monday, August 13, 2011. Points for this award will be earned as follows: 5 points for each family member exhibiting in Culinary Arts 1 point for each entry exhibited by each family member in Culinary Arts The family with the most points will be the winner! The name of the winning family will be revealed at the opening of the Culinary Arts building on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The winning family will receive a $10.00 gift certificate donated by Famous Dave’s & Godfathers Pizza and will have their name added to a permanent plaque to be displayed in the Culinary Arts building.

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DEPT. K

TEXTILE FABRICS

LEONA STOCKWELL Superintendent 2871 West Highway 14 Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-9265

21. Other

Co-Superintendents Reni Lennon Cathy Balzer Rebekah Clark

RULES & REGULATIONS 1. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd! ONLY PRE-REGISTERED ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON ENTRY DAY. Please refer to the pre-registration Section in this book and use the "Entry Blank Non-Livestock." Entry forms are also available on the SCFF website at www. scff.org. Please mail entry form to Leona Stockwell at the above address by August 3rd. 2. All pre-registered entries will be accepted Friday, August 10th from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, August 11th from 9 a.m. to noon in the Textile Department. No early entries will be accepted. 3. No entry will be returned until Monday, the day after the fair closing from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 4. Exhibitors will be grouped as follows; Juniors (age 17 and under), Adults (age 18 and over), Seniors (age 65 and over), Exceptional Citizens (nursing homes, group home). Each age category will be judged separately. Exhibitors are limited to one entry per lot for each method/application. For judging purposes, methods and or lots may be grouped. 5. No exhibitor may receive more than 15 premiums. 6. Articles that have been judged in open class at the fair previously or duplicates of these articles are not eligible for premiums. 7. Entries must be the work of the exhibitor, be made within the last 2 years and be appropriate for display. 8. The management will use diligence to insure the safety of the articles after their arrival but in no case will they be held responsible for any loss or damage which may occur. NAME LABELS MUST BE COVERED. 9. Entries will be coordinated with hobbies for best placement. All framed items and wall hangings should be entered in Hobbies Department. ENTRIES MUST NOT BE MOUNTED. 10. Reserve Champion entries receive an additional $2.00 premium Champion entries an additional $5.00 premium and Grand Champion and additional $10.00 premium. These are made at the discretion of the judges and are dependent upon quality and quantity of exhibits. The Superintendents Choice Award will be receiving a $25.00 gift card from Wal-Mart of Owatonna. The Grand Champion Quilter will be the recipient of a years free membership in the Heritage Quilters. The Champion in Machine Embroidery will receive a $25.00 gift certificate and the Reserve Champion in Machine Embroidery will receive a $15.00 gift certificate from A-PLUS Sew & Vac of Owatonna and A-BEST Sew & Vac of Albert Lea. PREMIUMS First Second Third All Lots $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 CLASS 1. CROCHET - YARN Lots 1. Scarf 2. Head wear 3. Hand wear 4. Foot wear 5. Accessories 6 Purchased item - trim added 7. Pot holder/hot pad/dish cloths 8. Pillow 9. Vest, no closure 10. Vest, with closure 11. Sweater, no closure 12. Sweater, with closure 13. Infant afghan 14. Combination of afghan and other infant wear 15. Christening outfit 16. Lap throw 17. Buffet or vanity set. 2 or more pieces 18. Luncheon cloth - up to 50” 19. Afghan 20. Bed cover of yarn

Lots

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

CLASS 2 - CROCHET - THREAD Potholder/dish cloths - Set/Pair of 2 Doily - up to 21” Table runner Place mats - Set/Pair of 2 Pillow Doily - 22-30” Buffet or vanity set, 2 or more pieces Luncheon cloth Dresser scarf Christening outfit Table Cloth Bed Cover of Thread Other

CLASS 3 - HAND KNIT LOT 1. Scarf 2. Head wear 3. Hand wear 4. Footwear 5. Accessories 6 Pot holder/hot pad/dish cloths - Set/Pair of 2 7. Vest, no closure 8. Vest with closure 9. Sweater, no closure 10. Sweater with closure 11. Infant afghan 12. Combination of afghan and other infant wear 13. Afghan 14. Christening outfit 15. Other CLASS 4 - MACHINE KNIT LOT 1. Scarf 2. Head wear 3. Hand wear 4. Foot wear 5. Accessories 6. Pot holder/hot pad/dish cloths 7. Vest, no closure 8. Vest with closure 9. Sweater no closure 10. Sweater with closure 11. Infant afghan 12. Combination of afghan and other infant wear 13. Afghan 14. Christening outfit 15. Other CLASS 5 - HARDANGER Lots 1. Doily - 21” max. 2. Table runner 3. Place mats - set/pair of 2 4. Doily - 22 - 30” 5. Buffet or vanity set - 2 or more pieces 6. Luncheon cloth. - up to 50” 7. Table cloth - over 50” 8. Christening outfit 9. Other CLASS 6 - EMBROIDERY Lots 1. Napkins - set/pair of 2 2. Pillow cases - set/pair of 2 3. Kitchen/bath linens - set/pair of 2 4. Pillow 5. Luncheon cloth - up to 50” 6. Tablecloth 7. Baby Blanket 8. Other CLASS 7 - MACHINE EMBROIDERY Lots 1. Napkins - Set/Pair of 2 2. Towel - Set/Pair of 2 3. Table Runner 4. Clothing 5. Other

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dept. k – textile fabrics CLASS 8 - MACHINE PIECED QUILT (Memory quilts include T-shirt, photo quilts etc.)

Lots 1. Pillow 2. Placemats (Set of 2) 3. Table runner 4. Vest 5. Infant/crib quilt 6. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - up to 60” 7. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - over 60” 8. Memory quilt, hand quilted - up to 60” 9. Memory quilt, hand quilted - over 60” 10. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 11. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - over 60”. 12. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - up to 60” 13. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - over 60” 14. Quilt - hand quilted - up to 60” 15. Quilt - hand quilted - over 60” 16. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 17. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 18. Quilt - professionally quilted - up to 60” 19. Quilt - Professionally quilted - over 60” 20. Other CLASS 9 - HAND PIECED QUILT Lots 1. Pillow 2. Placemats (set of 2) 3. Table runner 4. Vest 5. Infant/crib quilt 6. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - up to 60” 7. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - over 60” 8. Memory quilt, hand quilted - up to 60” 9. Memory quilt, hand quilted - over 60” 10. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 11. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 12. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - up to 60” 13. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - over 60” 14. Quilt - hand quilted - up to 60” 15. Quilt - hand quilted - over 60” 16. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 17. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 18. Quilt - professionally quilted - up to 60” 19. Quilt - professionally quilted - over 60” 20. Other CLASS 10 - HAND APPLIQUE QUILT Lots 1. Pillow 2. Placemats set of 2 3. Table Runner 4. Vest 5. Infant/crib quilt 6. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - up to 60” 7. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - over 60” 8. Memory quilt, hand quilted - up to 60” 9. Memory quilt, hand quilted - over 60” 10. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 11. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 12. memory quilt, professionally quilted - up to 60” 13. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - over 60” 14. Quilt - hand quilted - up to 60” 15. Quilt - hand quilted - over 60” 16. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 17. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 18. Quilt - professionally quilted - up to 60” 19. Quilt - professionally quilted - over 60” 20. Other CLASS 11 - MACHINE APPLIQUE QUILT Lots 1. Pillow 2. Placemats set of 2 3. Table Runner 4. Vest 5. Infant/crib quilt 6. comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - up to 60” 7. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - over 60” 8. Memory quilt, hand quilted - up to 60”

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9. Memory quilt, hand quilted - over 60” 10. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 11. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 12. memory quilt, professionally quilted - up to 60” 13. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - over 60” 14. Quilt - hand quilted - up to 60” 15. Quilt - hand quilted - over 60” 16. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 17. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 18. Quilt - professionally quilted - up to 60” 19. Quilt - professionally quilted - over 60” 20. Other CLASS 12 - WHOLE CLOTH QUILT Lots 1. Pillow 2. Placemats set of 2 3. Table Runner 4. Vest 5. Infant/crib quilt 6. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - up to 60” 7. Comforter or quilt, tied with no quilting - over 60” 8. Memory quilt, hand quilted - up to 60” 9. Memory quilt, hand quilted - over 60” 10. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 11. Memory quilt, machine quilted by entrant - over 60”. 12. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - up to 60” 13. Memory quilt, professionally quilted - over 60”. 14. Quilt - hand quilted - up to 60” 15. Quilt - hand quilted - over 60” 16. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - up to 60” 17. Quilt - machine quilted by entrant - over 60” 18. Quilt - professionally quilted - up to 60” 19. Quilt - professionally quilted - over 60” 20. other CLASS 13 - MISCELLANEOUS Lots 1. Woven rug 2. Braided rug 3. Other CLASS 14 - GARMENTS Lots 1. Slacks 2. Shorts 3. Skirt 4. Goucho/pantskirt 5. Jumper 6. Nightgown or pajamas 7. Blouse or shirt without closure 8. Blouse or shirt with closure 9. Vest 10. Bonnet or hat 11. Costume 12. One piece outfit (jumpsuit, etc.) 13. Lingerie 14. Infant outfit (1 piece) to size 18 months 15. Infant outfit (2 or more pieces) to size 18 months 16. Infant dress to size 18 months 17. Sports/leisure/fitness garment 18. 2 piece outfit (no suits) 19. Coat, unlined 20. Blazer, unlined 21. Jacket, unlined 22. Sports/Leisure/fitness outfit (more than 1 piece) 23. Dress 24. Coat, lined 25. Blazer, lined 26. Jacket, lined 27. Suits 28. Formal ensemble such as wedding and prom dress 29. Christening outfit 30. Applique purchased garment 31. Other

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CONTEST RULES

1. Current organic certificate copy must accompany each entry. 2. Entries may be mailed or sent U.P.S. after Aug. 4th and up until August 14th with judging to be on August 16th. Send to: Leo Seykora, 327 Walnut St. S., Owatonna, MN 55060. 3. Entries will be accepted on Monday, the 13th from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and remain in place until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, the closing day of the Fair. 4. Over All Champion Ribbon and $10.00 premium will be awarded to the best over all exhibit. 5. Champion Ribbon and $5.00 premium may be awarded in each class. 6. Non-competitive exhibits used for General Public Awareness and not yet under certification by USDA may be accepted by mailing letter to: Leo Seykora, 327 Walnut St. S., Owatonna, MN 55060. 7. Pre-entry is encouraged - please. 8. On line entries also available at www.scff.org. CORN - CLASS NO. 1 waxy Colored Corn Food Grade Sweet Corn Early Food Grade Sweet Corn Late Popcorn Feed Grade Feed Grade

2011 2011 2012 2012 2011 2011 2012

SMALL GRAINS - CLASS NO. 2 Have exhibit free of all foreign materials. Uniform size. 2011. 3 quarts. LOTS 1. Wheat - Winter 2. Wheat - Spring 3. Rye - Winter 4. Oats - all varieties mentioned 5. Peas

6. 7. 8. 9.

Buck Wheat Barley Sunflowers Any variety or grain not

SMALL GRAINS - CLASS NO. 3 Have exhibit free of all foreign materials. Uniform size. 3 quarts. LOTS 1. Vinton Soybeans 4. Ninto 2. HP 204 soybean 5. All other varieties 3. Soy Clean Hilum 6. Shelled corn - all 2011 SHEAF GRAIN - CLASS NO. 4 Sheaf grains must be 3 inches in diameter at the center band.

LOTS 1. All soybean varieties

2011 SHEAF GRAIN - CLASS NO. 5 Sheaf grains must be 3 inches in diameter at the center band.

LOTS 1. Wheat, Winter 2. Wheat - Spring 3. Oats, Early 4. Oats, Late 5. Flax

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Barley Rye Buckwheat Sunflowers Peas

2011 BALED HAY - CLASS NO. 7 Hay must be baled - Full section of bale 12 inches long - Tied twice. LOTS 1 Alfalfa 2 Red Clover 3 Legume Grass 4 All Other Varieties 2010-2011 BALED STRAW - CLASS NO. 8 LOTS 1 Oats 2 Wheat 3 Rye 4 All other varieties 2011 STALK CORN - CLASS NO. 9 Stalk must be in good condition with at least six inches of root attached. Root must be wrapped. The juding will be done on the following basis: • Form of stalk including root, vigor of stalks and position of ear ..........................70 points • Quality of ear..........................................................30 points Total 100 points Premiums will be awarded for best Single Stalk with ear attached. CLASS NO. 10 LOTS 1. Largest ear of corn - 2012 2. Largest ear of corn - 2012 3 Tallest stalk of corn - 2012 4. Soybean Stalk with the most pods - 2012 Premiums Class No. 1 Class No. 2 Class No. 3 Class No. 4 Class No. 5 Class No. 6 Class No. 7 Class No. 8 Class No. 9 Class No. 10 Class No. 11 Class No. 12

$6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00

$4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00

$2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Grand Champion $10.00 LIVE PLANT - CLASS NO. 11 LOTS 1. Soybeans 2. Buckwheat 3 Corn 4 Alfalfa 5 All others Exhibit display in 2 1/2 gallon pot or pail, watered and healthy. HAYLAGE - CLASS NO. 12 Haylage made from Legumes or Legume grasses. Put in storage with 50% moisture or less. Place in clear 1 gallon Zip Lock bag.

ORGANIC CROPS

LOTS 1. 6 ears 2. 6 ears 3. 6 ears 4. 6 ears 5. 6 ears 6. 6 ears 7. 6 ears

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LEO SEYKORA Superintendent 327 Walnut St. S Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-2906 Fax: 507-451-4154

2011 GRASSES - CLASS NO. 6 Sheaf grasses must be 3 inches in diameter at the center band. All sheafs dried. Tied at least 3 times or cured. No fresh cut. LOTS 1 Alfalfa 6 Pharlaris, Canary Reed 2 Red Clover Grass 3 Red Top 7 Orchard Grass 4 Alyske 8 Brome Grass 5 Timothy 9 Halry Vetch

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Quick Reference Fine Arts

Entry form deadline: August 6, 2012 at Muckle Building (fair office) on non-livestock form or online at www.scff.org. Artwork submitted on Saturday, August 11, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. - noon at the Fine Arts Building. Entries picked up closing day of the fair (Sunday) frm 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Monday after the fair from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PAM MIKEWORTH Co-Supt. 507-451-8809

ARLENE GLEASON Co-Supt. 507-455-1535

JUDY MEIXNER Co- Supt. 507-413-2492

LOT

PREMIUMS CHAMPION CLASS 1

1st 1. All Lots ......................... $60.00

ARTS EXHIBIT SPECIAL RULES AND CONDITIONS

DEPT. M

FINE ARTS

ELIGIBILITY: Any permanent resident of Minnesota, Classes 1-4 18 years of age or older. Class 5 high school grades 9-12. WHAT TO ENTER: Any piece of original art work completed by the artist that has not been exhibited previously at a Steele County Free Fair Arts Exhibit. Work must be entered into the correct Class and Lot. Pieces misrepresented will be disqualified. NUMBER OF PIECES PER ARTIST: Each exhibitor may enter a total of three (3) pieces of work. The three pieces may include any combination of media, for example: one drawing, one watercolor, one acrylic, or two oils and one print. Work can be no larger than 4’x4’. GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. All work submitted will not be insured against damage or theft. This is fair policy. 2. Watercolors, drawings, and prints must be strongly framed and covered with glass or plexiglas to prevent damage to the artworks surface. Acrylics and oils must be sturdy and ready to hang. Each piece MUST HAVE A WIRE SUPPORT ON BACK PERMANENTY FIXED. Poorly framed painting will not be accepted. Artwork entered in a wrong Class and/or Lot will be disqualified. 3. Entry deadline is Monday, August 6, 2012. Use entry form: Open class/Nonlivestock entry form, from premium book, and submit at the SCFF fair office, Fine Arts Dept.,, PO Box 650, Owatonna, MN 55060 OR enter on-line at www.scff.org. click on Forms, click on Make Your Exhibitor Entries Online. 4. All works submitted must be in the hands of the Fine Arts Supt. at the Fine Arts Building on the fairgrounds on Saturday, August 11, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and Noon. ABSOLUTELY NO ARTWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME. 5. All entries must have a label on the lower right hand corner stating the artists name, title of the work and the lot used. These will be removed before judging. Also, name and address of artist on lower right hand corner on the back. 6. Titles previously submitted on entry form must be the same as titles on artwork. 7. Each artist will be responsible for picking up their entries on Sunday, last day of the fair, from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. or MONDAY, day after fair closing, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Artwork cannot be picked up early. 8. Violation of any rules will disqualify the artist. 9. CLASSES - Entries will be by Classes - Champions, Professional, Pro-Am, Amatuer and High School. CHAMPIONS: Artists who have competed in the Professional Class, winning 3 firsts in any lot in this fair. PROFESSIONAL: A person who creates artwork for monetary gains. This includes commercial artists, designers, those who teach or supervise art programs, have a degree in art or who have won 3 firsts in the Pro-Am lot of this fair. PRO-AM: A person through education and experience is an advanced artist, but not a professional. Anyone studying post secondary art or has won 3 firsts in the Amateur lot of this fair. AMATEUR: A person who pursues art as a hobby. This does not exclude those amateurs who occasionally sell artwork. NOTE: Sculpture Lot eliminated, see Hobbies Dept. NOTE: New Class: Champions

2nd $45.00

3rd $30.00

Hon. Men. Ribbon

PROFESSIONAL CLASS 2 LOT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Watercolors .................. Drawings ...................... Acrylic/Oil ..................... Computer gnerated....... Mixed media ................. *Original Prints..............

1st $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00

2nd $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 $35.00

3rd $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00

Hon. Men. Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon

$15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon

$10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon

PRO-AM CLASS 3 LOT 1. Watercolors .................. 2. Drawings ...................... 3. Acrylic/Oil ..................... 4. Computer gnerated....... 5. Mixed media ................. 6. *Original Prints..............

$40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

$25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

AMATEUR CLASS 4 LOT 1. Watercolors .................. 2. Drawings ...................... 3. Acrylic/Oil ..................... 4. Computer gnerated....... 5. Mixed media ................. 6. *Original Prints..............

$30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00

$20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00

HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 5 Eligibility: Any permanent resident of Minnesota in high school (grades 9-12). What to enter: Any pice of original artwork completed by the studen that has not been exhibited previously at the SCFF and falls under the Lots listed below. This excludes by-the-number painting. Number of pieces: Each exhibitor may enter a total of three (3) pieces of work. All general rules & regulations apply. LOT 1. Watercolors .................. 2. Drawings ...................... 3. Acrylic/Oil ..................... 4. Computer generated..... 5. Mixed media ................. 6. *Original Prints..............

$10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

$8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

$6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00

Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon

*Original prints excludes signed and numbered prints. The GRAND CHAMPION and RESERVE CHAMPION will be chosen by the judges from all blue ribbon winners. They will receive either cash or gift certificate donated by local businesses. Grand Champion: National Mural Co. $100.00; Marv’s Framing $40.00. Reserve Champion: National Mural Co. $50.00; Haberman Framing $40.00. People’s Choice Award: Wal-Mart $40.00 gift certificate will be awarded to the artist chosen by public vote.

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PHOTOGRAPHY DESCRIPTIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY

1. These are the TWO CLASSES in the Photography Department, defined as follows: CLASS 1 - ENLARGEMENTS - 8x10 or larger, Color or Black & White. One enlargement per mount. CLASS 2 - SNAPSHOTS - 5x7 or smaller either in Color or Black & White. Only 5 or 6 prints on one mount constitutes a single entry. 2. Within each Class, exhibitors may submit up to TWO (2) entries in each lot to a total of 12 in all lots. LOTS are defined as follows: Lot 1 - OPEN - Domestic animals, cultivated plants or flowers, still life, and all computer altered images. Lot 2 - PEOPLE - The person(s) must be the predominate center of interest. Lot 3 NATURE - There should be no evidence of the influence of man, such as cultivated plants for flowers, domestic animals, fences, utility poles, road, trails, etc. Lot 4 - SCENES - Landscape, seascape etc. but man’s influences may be in evidence. Lot 5 - PHOTO JOURNALISM - (Life in our World) Humans and their environment. Include spot news, sports, dramatic events, human interest, tell a story. Items that would be seen in a newspaper. SUMMARY Class 1 - ENLARGEMENTS 8x10 or larger. One Print on one mount. Lot 1 - Open Lot 2 - People Lot 3 - Nature Check out the Lot 4 - Scenes Muckle Museum Lot 5 - Photo Journalism Class 2 - SNAPSHOTS Only Fair Five orHistory Six Photos on each entry. 5x7 or smaller. No 8x10 included. Lot 1 - Open Lot 2 - People Lot 3 - Nature Lot 4 - Scenes Lot 5 - Photo Journalism

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TOM CURRIER DARRYL HILL BERNADINE KUHN Superintendent Asst. Superintendent Asst. Superintendent 7446 SW 38th St. 2185 Richway Lane SE 211 Hilltop Owatonna, MN 55060-4998 Owatonna, MN 55060 Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-6202 507-451-5073 507-451-0113

RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. Entries are open to amateurs who pursue photography as a hobby. This does not exclude those who occasionally sell a photograph. Photos must be taken by exhibitor. Commercial processing of both film and digital are acceptable. 2. The appropriate class and lot must be listed on the back of each print. Pictures incorrectly entered will be disqualified. Special entry blanks may be obtained at the SCFF office or at Walgreen Drug, 125 18th St. SE or downloaded from www.scff.org. Use only one entry blank to list all entries. It must be enclosed with the pictures entered. On line entries will not be accepted. 3. All prints must be mounted on 16”x20” matboard, foam core, or cardboard strong enough to keep the print flat; arranged to be exhibited with the 20" dimension vertical. Exhibitor’s name, address, print title, class and lot must be legibly printed on the back of the mount. A title MUST appear on the front of mount. It is suggested that the letters be no more than 1” high. Mountings must be secure, neat, and attractive. Judges will be allowed to consider this in awarding premiums. 4. Entries must be mailed with the entry blank to arrive on or before August 1, 2011, to Tom Currier, SteeleCounty Free Fair Photography, 7446 SW 38th St., Owatonna, MN 55060-4998; or entries with entry blank may be delivered by 4:00 p.m. on August 1 to Walgreen Drugs, 125 18th St. SE - marked for Steele County Free Fair Photography. For their protection, submit entries in a labeled box or bag no larger than 20” x 24” x 3". No late entries accepted. 5. Entries should be picked up at the exhibit space at the fairgrounds between 8 PM and 9 PM on Sunday, August 19 or at Walgreens, from noon August 20 to September 1. If pictures are removed from the exhibit without permission, before 8 PM Sunday, the right to enter future competition will be forfeited. If it is desired to have them returned by mail, packaging, postage and return label must be provided. 6. The Steele County Free Fair assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to prints; however, all reasonable care and diligence will be exercised to safeguard the exhibits. 7. The right to photograph, copy or reproduce any entry or group of entries for the purposes of Fair publicity is considered granted unless specifically denied on the entry form. 8. The same pictures may not be entered in competition for premiums for more than one (1) year. In the event that all entries in any one category are by the same exhibitor, the number of premiums awarded will be at the discretion of the judges. The decision of the judges is final. 9. According to the Steele County Free Fair rules, exhibitors from any part of the United States may compete for premiums. 10. A People's Choice Award, sponsored by Tri M Graphics, will be selected by viewer votes. Voting will close at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 19. Please vote only once. A plaque will be awarded to the winner.

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PREMIUMS First place in each lot .............................. $10.00 and ribbon Second place in each lot ........................... $8.00 and ribbon Third place in each lot ............................... $6.00 and ribbon Honorable Mention in each lot .................. $4.00 and ribbon (One honorable mention will be given for every 8 entries in each lot). Enjoy Milking BEST IN EACH CLASS - Champion Ribbons & $5.00 “Linder the Cow” Gift certificates for photo processing, film Milking or digital, from Owatonna Wal-Mart and Walgreens will be given to entries from Steele County Presented by at the discretion of the judges.

KOWZ

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Antique Tractor Display

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CATHY TORREY Co-Supt. 507-451-9532

PAT RAETZ Co-Supt. 507-451-0104

DEB MATHER Co-Supt. 507-451-8571

SANDY BOSS Co-Supt. 507-451-9415

AMY KAIN Co-Supt. 507-455-3458

DEPT. O

HOBBIES

DEPARTMENT RULES

1. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE PREREGISTERED BY MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH! ONLY PREREGISTERED ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON ENTRY DAY. Exhibitors are encouraged to register all items they are thinking of bringing to the fair. Please remember that you are not obligated, or in any way required, to enter what you have pre-registered. Items can be deleted, but will not be allowed to be added on entry day. Refer to the preregistration section in this book and use the “Entry Blank NonLivestock.” Entries may be submitted through the web site - www.scff.org, drop off entry forms at the Steele County Free Fair office or mail them to 1525 S. Cedar Ave, PO Box 650, Owatonna, MN 55060. 2. Bring all pre-registered entries Friday, August 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 11th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Hobbies Department under the bleachers. No early or late entries will be accepted. 3. No entry will be returned until Monday, the day after fair closing, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 4. Junior (12 and under), teen (13-17), adult (18-64), and senior (65 and over) are allowed to bring items in any class, unless otherwise noted. Each age category will be judged separately. Label all juniors and teens entry sheets with their age. 5. Entries must be the work of the exhibitor. 6. There is no professional classification in this department. 7. Entries will be judged equally on 1) craftsmanship; 2) originality and design; 3) difficulty of project; and 4) presentation. 8. The Department Superintendents reserve the right to screen entries for quality, cleanliness and to fit available facilities. Entries must fit through a doorway 80" high and 28" wide, and the base of the exhibit should be no larger than 3’x5’. Soiled items will not be judged. 9. No item which has been judged in the Hobbies Department of the Steele County Free Fair previously is eligible for entry. 10. The Fair Management will use diligence to help insure the safety of articles in the exhibit, but in no case will they be responsible for loss or damage which may occur. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (HOBBIES) Only two (2) entries in a lot will be accepted per each exhibitor; however, an exhibitor may make as many different entries as he/ she wishes. For example, you may enter two (2) pieces of counted cross-stitch, two (2) pieces of stenciling and two (2) wooden toys. Braided rugs, pillows, most garments and linens, knitting and crochet (except dolls and framed or mounted items) should be entered in the Textiles Department.

All hanging entries must be framed and ready for display, wire hangers preferred. Prize winners will be selected from each class where judges feel an outstanding item exists. These items will compete for additional $4.00 Reserve Champion, $6.00 Champion Prizes, one $8.00 Reserve Grand Champion and one $10.00 Grand Champion Prize. Superintendents may award a $5.00 special to an entry for its uniqueness and/or time involved. CLASS 1 – NEEDLEWORK (Such as wall hangings, pictures, etc.) Lot 1 Counted cross-stitch - thread only 2 Counted cross-stitch - with beads 3 Embroidery, crewel and stamped cross-stitch 4 Canvas work (needlepoint) 5 Latch hook 6 Plastic canvas 7 Hardanger 8 Combination of Stitches 9 Needle punch 10 Other CLASS 1A “BIGGEST REUNION IN THE STATE OF THE UNION” CREATIVE CHALLENGE Use your imagination to create any hand-crafted item incorporating the required fabric, which must be purchased at Calico Hutch 20520 810th Avenue, Hayward, MN 56043, phone 507-377-1163 for $2.75 plus tax or the Fair Office for $3.00. You may use any technique and may add other craft mediums. Items will be judged on creativity and workmanship. Special Rules: 1. Purchase a fat quarter (18”x22”) of selected fabric at the Calico Hutch or at the Fair Office. (See above) 2. Use enough of the fabric for the piece to be recognizable, but you don’t have to use the entire piece. 3. The item must be entirely hand-crafted by the exhibitor. 4. The item must be under 36” in length, width & depth. 5. The item may be made using any technique, using any medium. It does not need to be sewn but could be quilts, jewelry, wood crafts, basketry, etc. Lot 1. All items

Lot

CLASS 2 – FIBER CRAFTS (Enter wearables in Textile Dept.) 1 2 3 4 5

Primitive Wool Rug Hooking Tote bags and purses Boiled Wool Felting Wool applique with embroidery (i.e. penny rug) Computerized machine embroidery (Enter wall hangings in Class 3) 6. Other

CLASS 3 - QUILTED WALL HANGING CHAMPIONSHIP Champion and Reserve Champion will receive Gift Certificates from Calico Hutch Quilt Shop - Hayward, MN. All entrants will receive a discount coupon. All need to be ready to hang on the wall with sleeve and dowel, rings, etc. Lot 1 Appliquéd and quilted by exhibitor 2 Pieced and quilted by exhibitor 3 Combination of technique - quilted by exhibitor 4 Appliquéd and quilted by someone other than exhibitor 5 Pieced and quilted by someone other than exhibitor 6 Combination of techniques quilted by someone other than exhibitor 7 Miniature Quilt to resemble a bed quilt and be smaller than 24” on each side. CLASS 4 - QUILT-ON-A-STICK” CHAMPIONSHIP Free corn dog on a stick for all entrants from Troy Temple Temple Concessions Special Rules: 1. Entry must be made of fabric using any construction method and must be hand or machine quilted by exhibitor 2. Entry must be no larger than 8” wide and 9” tall 3. Quilt backing must include a centered vertical sleeve in which you have inserted a paint stick. Lot 1 All entries

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CLASS 5 – DOLLS & TOYS 1 Doll and clothes made by exhibitor (including animal dolls), single 2 Doll and clothes made by exhibitor (including animal dolls), pair 3 Porcelain doll 4 Doll Clothes (may be displayed on a purchased doll) 5 Stuffed animal 6 Doll Accessories 7 Other CLASS 6 – WOODCRAFT (Label all items made from kits) Note Department Rule #8 for size restrictions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Toy, game, or whirligig Birdhouse or feeder Coping, fret, scroll or jigsaw work Furniture Refinished article Home furnishings (such as clocks, shelves, etc.) Turned items Other CLASS 7 – PAINTING CRAFTS Framed, original artwork should be entered in the Fine Arts or Young Artists Department Lot 1 Rosemaling or tole painting 2 Ceramics 3 Stenciling 4 Tie Dye 5 Wood cutouts (painted) 6 Reverse glass painting 7 Painting on clothing or fabric 8 Ukrainian or Painted Eggs 9 Other CLASS 8 – INDIAN AND PIONEER CRAFTS Entries must have an American Indian or pioneer theme such as beadwork, leatherwork, peace pipe, dream catcher, etc. Lots will be created according to exhibits entered. Lot 1 All Entries CLASS 9 – BASKETRY Champion & Reserve Champion will receive a special prize from Friends of Basket Weaving. Lot 1 Plaited (flat material) 2 Round reed 3 Woven on mold 4 Combination 5 Rib 6 Other CLASS 10 – MODELS No “Legos” or snap together construction toys accepted. Lot 1 Kits 2 Original Designs CLASS 11 – PAPER CRAFT No memory/scrap books are to be entered in this class. See Class 11 and special rules. Lot 1 Quilling 2 Paper cutting 3 Paper, handmade 4 Origami, 3 to 5 item display 5 Occasional cards or note paper mounted on cardboard under plastic (all stamped items are to be entered in Class 12) 6 Other CLASS 12 – STAMP ART CHAMPIONSHIP Champion and Reserve Champion will receive a special award sponsored by Studio Getaway/Tri M Graphics, Owatonna, MN. All entrants will receive a discount coupon. Special Rules: 1. Stamp art 3-8 items mounted on foam core or heavy cardboard not larger than 18” x 24” and should be ready to hang on the wall. 2. Items may be any flat stamped art (cards, bookmarks, gift tags, envelopes, etc.) 3. Alterables may be items to sit on a shelf. Lot 1. Cards, Bookmarks, Tags, Envelopes 2. Alterables (Tins, Books, Glassware, Calendars) Special Rules for Scrapbooking:

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1. Only 2 entries per person for Scrapbooking. 2. Display to be 2 pages mounted on foam core or heavy cardboard no larger than 18” x 24” and have binder clips to be ready to hang on the wall. 3. Pages must stay within the board boundaries 4. No complete scrapbooks will be accepted except for Lot 5 5. For protection of the pages, please use plastic sleeves and securely mount to the foam core or cardboard.

* Foamcore and hanging clips available at Tri M Graphics, 625 E. Main, Owatonna. CLASS 13 – SCRAPBOOKING Champion and Reserve Champion will receive a special award sponsored by Studio Getaway/Tri M Graphics, Owatonna, MN. All entrants will receive a discount coupon. Lot 1. Children 2. Nature 3. Special Events: Weddings, baptism, vacation trips, etc. 4. Framed Art or Shadow Boxes 5. Mini Books (complete book) CLASS 14 – JEWELRY AND BEADING CHAMPIONSHIP Champion and Reserve Champion will receive special awards sponsored by Nordic Gypsy Beads and Jewelry, Rochester, MN. All entrants will receive a discount coupon. Lot 1. Necklace Stitched 2. Necklace Strung 3. Bracelet Stitched 4. Bracelet Strung 5. Earrings - set of 6 pair 6. Wirework 7. Lapidary 8. Jewelry with beads made by exhibitor (i.e. lampwork, femo, fused, etc.) 9. Art Beadweaving (i.e. loom, flatwork, etc.) 10. Other CLASS 15 – HOLIDAYS AT THE FAIR All exhibits in this class must have a holiday theme (July 4th, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.). All framed counted cross-stitch must be entered in Class 1, Lot 1 or Lot 2. All fabric wall hangings must be in Class 2, Lot 1. Lot 1. Ornament Collection - all handmade ornaments should be entered in this lot. Can be made of fabric, wood, metal, etc. Minimum of 3, mounted or displayed attractively, with a common theme. 2. Tree skirt 3. Stocking 4. Wreath 5. Other CLASS 16 – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE To reuse means to use something again instead of throwing it away. Reuse the item by inventing a new use for it. Some ideas for this would be to create a toy from reused items, a wall hanging from reused cloth, jewelry, tools, or utensils from reused articles, bags or purse from reused materials. Lot 1. All items CLASS 17 – MISCELLANEOUS No collections or artificial and dried flower arrangements will be accepted.

Lot 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Decorative Bird House Pottery (Wheel Thrown) Natural Clay (Hand Formed) Synthetic Clay (Hand Formed) i.e. femo Fiber Weaving Natural- wheat, corn husk, pinecones, herbs, or grapevine Other CLASS 18 – NURSING HOME, GROUP HOME, OR OTHER SPECIAL CITIZEN Quality items will be judged with same criteria as listed in department rules. 2 entries per exhibitor accepted. No age divisions in this class. Lot 1. All entries PREMIUMS FOR CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (HOBBIES) 1st 2nd 3rd All lots $3.00 $2.00 $1.00

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FFA ACTIVITIES

Amount of the premium will be based on the categories listed below. Storybook farm facilities will be supervised at all times by FFA members of Steele County. The care of the exhibit is the responsibility of the owner. Pens are to be cleaned & bedded daily. Activities and demonstrations are planned by the Owatonna Chapter of the FFA for various times during fair week. CLASSES OF EXHIBITS

LIZ TINAGLIA Superintendent

16895 Falk Avenue Faribault, MN 55021 etinaglia@owatonna.k12.mn.us

Ben Larson MARVIN SPINDLER Superintendent Superintendent 513 Triangle Drive 5575 SE 54th Ave. Albert Lea, MN Owatonna, MN 507-402-6503 507-451-5061 mspindler@owatonna.k12.mn.us blarson3@owatonna.k12.mn.us

FOR HEALTH REQUIREMENTS–SEE LAST PAGE PART I – FFA STORY BOOK FARM

This department was introduced to the Steele County Free Fair in 1958 and because of the great amount of interest shown by both children and adults, it has become a permanent feature.

The storybook farm is located at the northeast corner of the race track, next to the machinery exhibits. The farmyard will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily.

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Entries are open to all classes of animals and fowl, wild or domesticated- . all of which may or may not be common to, but are raised on farms of Steele County.

Entries must be in place by 4:00 p.m. opening day of the fair. All entries are to remain in place until 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

Entries will be accepted by the superintendents or by contacting the fair secretary. The entry forms are also on the website at scff.org. Pens and space will be limited. Exhibits in the best condition and with the greatest appeal will be given first consideration. Selection of animals and fowl placed in the farmyard will be made by a committee. Points of selection will be: age, condition, suitability and general appeal. Premiums will be made only on worthy exhibits.

CLASS 1 - FOWL 6 Turkeys LOTS 7 Pheasants 1 Duck & ducklings 8 Pigeons 2 Geese 9 Bantams 3 Hens & chicks 10 Other fowl 4 Rooster 5 Guineas CLASS 2 - LARGE ANIMALS LOTS 1 Cow & calf of common beef or dairy breed 2 Sow & litter 3 Lamb and mother 4 Pony or pony colt 5 Other animals 6 Goat & Kid CLASS 3 - SMALL ANIMALS LOTS 1 2 3 4

Dog and pups Cat and kittens Rabbits, doe and litter Other small animals (squirrels, raccoon, etc.) STORYBOOK FARM PREMIUMS

Fowl ............................................................................. $4.00 Large Animals ............................................................ $10.00 Small Animals .............................................................. $6.00

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8. All wine entries must be submitted on Sunday, August 12th between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. or Monday August 13th 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring all entries to the Fine Arts Building. 9. The Fair management will exercise diligence to insure the safety of exhibits but, in no case will be responsible for damage or loss. 10. All entries must remain in place until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, closing day of the fair.

RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Contestants may submit two entries per class, but may enter any number of classes. 2. All entries must be homemade.

3. Wines must be bottled in 26 oz. bottles, minimum size. (Clear bottles preferred.) 4. All bottles must be securely corked or capped.

5. Each bottle must be labeled with description of contents.

6. Each bottle will be assigned a number and class by a member of the wine committee at the time of entry.

CLASSES

A. B. C. D E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L.

Grape, Dry Red Grape, Sweet Red Grape, Dry White Grape, Sweet White Fruit, Dry (Including Flower Wine) Fruit, Sweet (Including Flower Wine) Vegetable, Dry (Including Root Wine) Vegetable, Sweet (Including Root Wine) Wild Fruit, Dry Wild Fruit, Sweet Other. (Grain, rhubarb, etc.), Dry Other, (Grain, rhubarb, etc.), Sweet

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STEPHANIE KOLBE Co-Superintendent Visit1014 Gandy’s Almar Pl. Owatonna, 55060 ntique TractorMN Display 507-4519066

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DOUG KOLBE Co-Superintendent 1014 Almar Pl. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-4519066

Asst. Superintendent MYRON SPINDLER Hope, MN 56046 507-451-0056

First Aid Station Check at the Information Station For Location

All New

Presented by RULES & REGULATIONS KOWZ All work must be in the hands of the superintendent of wood-

carving at the Fine Arts Building at the fairgrounds between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on the Sunday, August 12th, prior to the start of fair week. No carvings will be accepted after this time.

2. Each carver will be responsible forFirst pickingAid up his/her entries on Station Monday, the day after the fair, between 9:30- 10:30 a.m.

Check at the Information Station

3. All entries must be accompanied by a sheet listing the carver's Fora Location name, address and phone number, plus listing of each piece to be shown. and insurance value of each carving. Work exhibited will not be insured against damage or theft. This is the responsibility of the artist. 4. All carvings will be for display only, with no official judging or competition to be conducted.

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DEPT. R WOOD CARVING

This Enjoy creative Milking activity will be strictly woodcarving and will be sponsored theMilking Steele County Free Fair. There will be no age limit “Linderbythe Cow” and it will be open to the public.

HOMEMADE COUNTRY WINE

BUNNY MITCHELL Co-Superintendent 507-444-9515

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7. One trophy (Best of Class) will be given to the best of all classes.

RUTH BULLOCK Co-Superintendent 719 Harriet Owatonna, MN 55060 507-444-0536

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BARBECUE

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LUCAS GLASGOW Superintendent 1620 S. Cedar Owatonna, MN 55060 507-451-0138 The 1st Annual Hy-Vee BBQ Competition Presented by Cabela’s August 18th 1-3pm Entries: • Limited to the first 25 entries • Entry forms are available at the Hy-Vee Customer Service Counter, Cabela’s Info Desk and the SCFF office. • All entry forms should be dropped off at the Hy-Vee Customer Service Counter. • Entry deadline is July 31, 2012 Categories: • There will be a pork and beef category. • Each contestant will compete in both categories. • Both the pork and beef will be provided by Hy-Vee and each contestant will prepare the same cuts of meat. This will make for fair competition. Rules: • Contestants will be allowed to begin setting up at 9:00 am on the day of the event. • When you arrive you will need to check in with one of the BBQ contest directors. They will show you where to set up and give you your number. • Your grill / smoker should be one you use at your house. Each contestant must provide their own grill, smoker, and source of fuel. NO COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT ALLOWED. Your grill / smoker can use propane, charcoal, wood chips or any other combustible to impart a smoke flavor. You may use a baste, sauce or rub as you see fit. The baste, sauce, or rub may be prepared ahead of time. • Each Contestant must provide a cutting board and knife. • Please use safe food handling techniques. We will provide hand washing stations for use. We will provide gloves and paper towels for use. A hair restraint system is required (hats or hair

• • •

nets). Smoking, chewing tobacco and alcohol consumption will not be allowed. The meat should be served at a safe temperature (140 degrees or above). Meat not at a safe temperature will not be allowed to be served. We will provide one table and two chairs for each contestant. If you feel you will need extra you must provide them yourself. We will help dispose of hot coals.

Judging • Judging will take place from 1-3pm on the day of the event. • The general public will be your judges. As each judge enters the BBQ competition area they will be given a score card for each contestant. The contestant will be indentified with the number they were given at check in. Once each judge has went through and sampled all the contestants meat, they will turn in their scorecard at the official scores table and the points will be tallied. • The contestant with the highest combined point total will be the Grand Champion. The contestant with the highest point total in the beef category will be the Beef Champion and the contestant with the highest point total in the pork category will be the Pork Champion. The point totals will be based off average points. This will make it fair if some of our judges do not make it to all the contestants. Point System • Taste: 1 – 10 (1 – Low, 10 – High) • Appearance: 1 – 5 (1 – Low, 5 – High) • Tenderness: 1 – 10 (1 – Low, 10 – High) • 25 points possible in each of the pork and beef categories, 50 total points possible Prizes • Grand Champion: $100 Meat Bundle from Hy-Vee and a Brinkman Stainless Grill (Retail Value of $429)from Cabela’s. • Pork Champion: $50 Meat Bundle from Hy-Vee and a Grill Pack and $25 Cabela’s Gift Card both from Cabela’s. • Beef Champion: $50 Meat Bundle from Hy-Vee and a Grill Pack and a $25 Cabela’s Gift Card both from Cabela’s.

Official Entry Form Name: _________________________________________________ Phone #:________________________________________________ Email:__________________________________________________ ***All Entry Forms are to be turned into the Hy-Vee Customer Service by July 31, 2012*** Barbecue Department Co-Sponsored by

2012 Steele County Free Fair ♌ Page 43 JOHN BARLOW Superintendent 2301 16th Ave. N Clear Lake, IA 50428 641-357-6255

Entries to be brought in Sunday, Aug. 12, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. or Monday, Aug. 13, between 5 p.m.and 7 p.m. Bring entries to the Fine Arts Building. There is no entry fee. Entries open to all amateur homebrewers.

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Brown and ScottishAle a. Northern English Brown b. Mild c. American Brown

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American Ales a. American Pale Ale b. American Amber c. Imperial Pale Ale

4.

English Ales a. Ordinary Bitter b. English Pale Ale c. English IPA d. Special Bitter e. English Old Ale

5.

Porter a. Robust Porter

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Stout a. Dry Stout b. Foreign Extra Stout c. Sweet Stout

RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Each contestant needs to enter two bottles of beer for each entry. One bottle for the first round, and one bottle for the Best of Show round. 2. All contestants must be 21 years of age or older. 3. All beers must be homebrewed by an amateur and in noncommercial facilities. 4. All entries must remain in place until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. 5. First place winners in each lot will compete for Best-Of-Show. 6. Please pick up prizes Sunday, August 19, 8 p.m. 7. First Round of judging occurs on Wednesday, August 15 between 6 and 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Buidling. 8. Entry forms will be provided at time of entry. The forms are not the same as listed in the Premium Book. 9. Results will be posted by Friday at Noon at the Fine Arts Building.

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1. Beer may be made from malt, hops, grain, fruit/vegetable/juice, or any other product commonly used in making beer. 2. Each entry must be bottled in a clean brown or green bottle with at least a 10 ounce capacity. We prefer they have no raisedglass brand name lettering and printed caps are blacked out. 3. An entry form must be filled out for each bottle with a description of the beer, Lot (class) and Style, and the name and address of the homebrewer. SOME JUDGING CRITERIA

1. Appropriateness of classification. Does the entry belong in the Lot and Style the contestant has chosen to place it in. 2. Bouquet/Aroma as appropriate for the style. A maximum score of 12 points will be awarded; Malt, Hops, Other Aromatic Characteristics. 3. Appearance as appropriate for the style. A maximum score of 3 points will be awarded; Color, Clarity, Head Retention. 4. Flavor as appropriate for the style. A maximum score of 20 points will be awarded; Malt, Hops, Fermentation Characteristics, Finish/Aftertaste, Balance, Other flavor Characteristics. 5. Mouth feel is full or thin as appropriate for the style. A maximum score of 5 points will be awarded. 6. Drinkability and overall impression. A maximum score of 10 points will be awarded. 7. Judges will select the prize entry in each lot, reserving the right to withhold any award, if in their opinion, the work submitted does not merit an award. The judges’ decisions are final. 8. Judges may not judge a Lot in which they have entered. Lot (category) 1.

Belgian and French Ale a. Saison b. Dubbel c. Tripel d. Belgian Strong Ale (Dark or Golden)

e.Belgian White f.Biere de Garde g. Belgian Pale Ale h. Belgian IPA i. Belgian Specialty Ale

9.

Pilsner/Koelsch/Alt a. German Pilsner b. Bohemian Pilsner c. Dortmunder

Southern English Brown Scottish Light 60/Scottish Heavy 70/Scottish Export 80/Irish Red Ale

d. American IPA e. Cascadian/Black IPA

f. Strong Bitter/English Ale g. Strong Scotch Ale h. Barleywine (American, English)

b. Brown Porter c. Baltic Porter d. Russian Imperial Stout e. Oatmeal Stout f. American Stout d. Weizenbock e. American Wheat f. Roggenbier (German Rye) d. Koelsch e. Altbier (N. f. Cream Ale

German, Dusseldorf)

Light/American Lager c. American Dark Lager a. Munich Helles b. American Lager d. California Common (Light, Standard, Premium) e. Blond Ale

10. Dark Lager/Vienna/Octoberfest a. Munich Dunkel c. Vienna b. Schwarzbier d. Octoberfest/Marzen 11. Bock a. Traditional Bock b. German Helles/Maibock 12. Mixed Style a. Fruit Beer b. Herb/Spice Beer c. Smoked Beer

c. Doppelbock d. Eisbock d. Specialty Beer e. Others-provide style

PREMIUMS 1st 2nd Premium - Each lot.........Glassware Ribbon Best of Show prize will be awarded.

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BEER SPECIFICATIONS

Wheat Beer a. Berliner Weisse b. Bavarian Weizen c. Dunkelweizen

d. e. f. g. h.

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GARY MUCHOW Superintendent 1910 Whitetail Run Pl. NE Owatonna, MN 55060 507-455-2279

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JODI HOVDEN Superintendent 505 State Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060 507-455-1381 happyhovenden@yahoo.com Class - Preschool & Young Artists

Children are invited to display their favorite artistic creations at this year’s Steele County Free Fair, August 14 - 19, 2012. Preschoolers (0-5) emphasis is on process, not product. No judging or competition will take place in the preschool categories. Young Artists (6-13) People’s Choice awards will be based on voting that is tallied at the end of the day, Saturday, August 18. Trophies will be displayed by noon on Sunday, August 19.

Additional entry forms are available at the Owatonna and Blooming Prairie libraries, at www.scff.org and at the fair office. Pre-registration is required. Mail entry forms to Steele County Free Fair. Do not send actual projects. Pre-registration deadline is Monday, August 6. For questions please call Jodi Hovden (507) 455-1381 or email at happyhovden@yahoo.com

YOUTH ART

Late entries will not be included in judging.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

At least 90% of the work must be done by the child. Flat projects must be 24”x24” or smaller. 3-D projects must be 12”x12”x12” or smaller. Each child may enter one project in each of the 3 categories. Each project must have a title. All projects must be dropped off on Saturday, August 11, between 9 a.m and 1 p.m., at the Fine Arts building, just North of the Four Seasons on the fairgrounds.

Youth Art Department Sponsored by

Quick Reference Youth Art

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 6 Project Drop Off: Saturday, August 11 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Project Pick-up: Sunday, August 19 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. & Monday, August 20 - 10-Noon 7. All entries must be picked up Sunday, August 19 between 8-9 p.m. or Monday, August 20, 10 a.m. to noon, after the close of the fair. CATEGORIES: PRESCHOOL: Hanging Project - Ideas might include, but are not limited to, finger painting, card making, stamp art, collages, original drawings, etc. No coloring book pages please. Projects will be hung by clothespins. 3 Dimensional Project - Anything made out of clay, play-doh, a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, etc. to display on shelf. YOUNG ARTISTS: Hanging Project - Any drawing, watercolor, oil, acrylic, tempra, mixed media or original piece. *** ALL ART MUST BE READY TO HANG ON A NAIL. 3 Dimensional Project - Any sculpture, mixed media or original art piece, to display on shelf.

SALUTE TO STEELY AND STELLA:

Ages 0-13 may submit one project that somehow depicts or includes STEELY and/or STELLA the fair steer. Your projects may be hanging or 3 dimensional. The judging will be private, held before the opening of the fair and ribbons will be awarded to Steely and Stella’s favorites. The bovine mascots we all love, have agreed to be our Guest Judges of this Salute to STEELY AND STELLA category. See rules and regulations above for details.

Return entry form by Monday, August 6 to: SCFF, Young Artists, PO Box 650, Owatonna, MN 55060 CLASS: Preschool or Youth Artists (Circle One) Salute to Steely & Stella Project Title _______________________________ 3-D Project Title _______________________________________________

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Hanging Project Title ___________________________________________ Child's Name: ______________________________ Child's Age: ________ Guardian's Name and Phone _____________________________________ ATTN Parents: Late entries will not be included in judging. ONE entry form per child.

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WILLIAM BOYD Co-Superintendent 519 South Street Owatonna, MN 55060 763-458-9871

This hobby display can consist of rocks (of all types), agates, petrified wood, mineral specimens, fossils, artifacts and handmade gemstone jewelry, etc. Sponsored by the Steele County Gem & Mineral Club. Entries are open to the public, all ages welcome. All items are for display only, with no official judging or competition to be conducted. Participation ribbons are given. This our 6th Annual Exhibit.

ROCKS AND MINERALS

TOM STOCKWELL Co-Superintendent 2923 West Hwy. 14 Owatonna, MN 55060 507-456-4490 507-456-5677

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LINDA STOCKWELL Co-Superintendent 2923 West Hwy. 14 Owatonna, MN 55060 507-456-4490 507-456-5677

Rules & Regulations: 1. All entries must be submitted on Sunday, August 12, between 4:00-5:30 p.m. or Monday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. 2. Each owner will be responsible for picking up his/ her entries on Sunday, August 19 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. or Monday, August 20 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, after the close of the fair. 3. All entries must be accompanied by a sheet listing the displayers name, address and phone number, plus a listing of pieces to be displayed. Displayed material will not be insured against damage or theft. This is the responsibility of the owner. 4. All material must be labeled with correct name, origin of the material.

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Page 46 ♦ 2012 Steele County Free Fair The management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules as in its judgment it may deem advisable.

Exhibitors from any part of the United States may compete for premiums. Stock and articles must be entered in the name of the bona fide owners, and grain, vegetables, fruit, dairy products and domestic manufactures must have been raised or made by exhibitors thereof during the past year.

Every article in competition must correspond in number and description with the premium list and be in its proper class, in order to obtain premiums. No change or alteration will be permitted after the books are placed in the hands of the judges. Each entry tag shall be securely attached to the entry itself, or the stall, pen or receptacle in which it is shown.

SCFF RULES & REGULATIONS

All entries are to remain on exhibit until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, the closing day of the fair unless noted differently in department rules.

The association will take every precaution in its power for the preservation of articles and stock on exhibition, but cannot be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur in the delivery, exhibition or removal of the exhibits. The awards on entries shall be designated by ribbons or cards as follows: First premium - blue; second premium - red; third premium - white or green; fourth premium - yellow; fifth or commended - pink; sweepstakes - purple.

The superintendent of the division or some other persons appointed shall assist the awarding committee as clerk and shall keep a record of the awards made. This record, when completed, shall be signed by the awarding committee and returned to the secretary. All awards shall be made by comparison of the individual merits of the entries.

Any interference by exhibitors to influence or dictate the decisions of the judges will be sufficient cause for excluding his or her entry from competition, and should be reported to the secretary through the superintendent of the division. No appeal from the decision of the awarding committee shall be allowed. An exhibitor may make a protest to the superintendent of the division at the time of the award, who may then require the judge to give reasons for such placing. Premiums will not be awarded on articles or animals of inferior merit regardless of the number in competition for a premium. The judge may award no premium, second, or first premium as merit may warrant.

Exhibition of articles not competing for premiums must be arranged for at the secretary's office and will be arranged as far

as possible in conformity with the wishes of the exhibitor.

Where a sum of premium money is to be paid out pro-rata the apportionment shall be according to the merits of the individual exhibits. Special premiums may be offered by interested persons for entries which conform to the general classification of the fair association.

If the fair receipts prove insufficient to meet all demands, the society reserves the right to first pay all bonafide expenses of the fair and pay premiums with the balance on hand.

No person will be permitted to distribute advertising matter on the grounds except from their place of business or exhibit. The tacking or posting of any advertisements, bills, cards, etc., other than within the space occupied by exhibitors, is strictly prohibited. The distribution of hand bills, flyers, heralds, etc., will not be permitted unless permission is granted by management. Anyone violating these rules will be liable to fine or expulsion from the grounds, as the board may elect. The management will consider it a kindness if persons will report any mistreatment or extortion practiced by any employee or vendor at the fair.

They also ask for immediate information regarding any questionable or demoralizing privilege. Do not wait until the fair is over to make complaint; report it immediately. It is the aim of the management to have a moral, clean fair, which will commend the support of the entire community. No pets are allowed on fairgrounds other than dogs for the blind and deaf.

All exhibitors and concessionaires are to separate their garbage and grease and dispose of same in the proper containers. Building Hours: (Except barns) Tuesday: 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: 12 Noon-8 p.m.

Outside Vendor Hours: (Minimum)

Weekdays - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

For Vendor Rental Prices contact 507-451-5305 or www.scff.org

PARKING/CAMPING INFORMATION Each year your Steele County Free Fair is drawing more exhibitors and patrons. Ample parking space is provided off Austin Road and 18th Street, and in the large area east of the race track. Both areas are convenient for fairgoers. Parking stickers will be good at the following gates: Austin Road and 18th Street. All exhibitors will be required to purchase parking stickers. This includes livestock and commercial exhibitors. There will be Handicapped Parking at regular charge at the Park Street gate, Scooters and wheelchairs can be rented at the Park Street gate. FAIRGROUND CAMPER & PARKING RATES • $30.00/day (includes electricty & water) or $160 for the week

• Tents - daily $10.00 ($15.00 with electric) • Parking streets outside grounds (free) • Regular parking $5.00 (per day) or $20.00 (entire week) • Vendor regular parking $25.00 • Concessionaire supply vehicles (near lot) $50.00 • Concessionaire supply vehicles (with electrical) $75.00 • Supply vehicles (in camping lot) $50.00 (with electrical service) • Supply vehicles delivery $25.00 (no services) (Limited space available near lots!)

2012 Steele County Free Fair ♌ Page 47 EXHIBITION OF LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY IN MINNESOTA SUMMARY OF STATE RULE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

The exhibition management may adopt more but not less restrictive health requirements than required by state rule.

All livestock will be inspected by the Official Veterinarian on the opening day of the exhibition and daily during the exhibition. The Official Veterinarian will order the immediate removal to a quarantine facility or removal from the exhibition premises of any livestock with symptoms of infectious or communicable diseases. Animals placed in a quarantine facility must remain there until removed from the exhibition premises. They may not enter a show ring. This includes livestock with warts or ringworm.

All testing must be conducted prior to the exhibition, and a record of the test results on a test chart or Intrastate Health Certificate must accompany the tested animals.

Livestock and poultry entered in a petting exhibit are not exempt from the exhibition rules if the animals are from more than one farm or there are other animals at the exhibit. POULTRY Poultry, except waterfowl and pigeons, must be individually identified with a leg or wing band and accompanied by a form approved by the board to show compliance with one of the following: negative test for pullorum-typhoid disease conducted within 90 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition; originate directly from parent stock tested and found negative for pullorum-typhoid disease with the last 12 months. In addition, turkeys must be tested negative or originate directly from parent stock that is tested negative for Salmonella typhimurium, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, and Mycoplasma synoviae. SWINE (Originating from Minnesota):

Minnesota is now in stage V of the pseudorabies eradication program. Testing is no longer required for the Steele County Fair. DOGS:

Dogs over 3 months of age must be accompanied by a current Certificate of Rabies Vaccination issued by a Licensed Veterinarian.

HORSES

All horses must have negative Equine Infectious Anemia test within 12 months prior to the opening date of the exhibition. A test is not required for suckling foals accompanying a negative dam. CATTLE, GOATS, SHEEP, HORSES, (Not Originating from Minnesota):

SWINE

&

POULTRY

Animals must meet the Minnesota Importation requirements in addition to the requirements outlined in this summary. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection must list the name of the exhibition as consignee. Certificates will be accepted if examination and tests are conducted within 90 days prior to the exhibition, except swine pseudorabies tests, which must be made within 30 days. The Gp 1 ELISA test is approved for importation of swine. SLAUGHTER CLASSES (Terminal Shows): No health certificate, test, or individual identification is needed if animals are isolated in a separate building from all other classes and all animals are slaughtered during or immediately following the exhibition. Common unloading chutes, alleys and scales may not be used. A common show ring may be used if the slaughter class is shown last. Some swine terminal shows, do require testing of slaughter class swine. Check with show management for specific rules. IMPORTED ANIMALS - All imported animals must also meet the board’s importation requirements.

LIVESTOCK INFORMATION

Livestock or poultry known by the exhibitor to have an infectious, communicable disease or to have been exposed to an infectious, communicable disease, or to be from a quarantined herd or flock may not be entered in an exhibition. Warts and ringworm are considered communicable diseases. Therefore, livestock affected by these diseases cannot be exhibited. A statement from a veterinarian that an animal is being treated for these diseases is not acceptable.

CATTLE (Originating from Minnesota): No specific requirements. (NOTE: See general requirements) SHEEP & GOATS In Minnesota, all sheep and goats, including Wethers, must be officially identified for exhibition, regardless of age or class. Official tags can be ordered from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health at (651-873-2824, ext. 30) or toll free at (866-873-2924, ext. 30). There is no cost for the tags. (Note: See general requirements).

First Aid Station Located at the Safety Zone

2012 SOUTHERN MINNESOTA COUNTY FAIRS Blue Earth County, Garden City . . . . . . . . . .July 26 - July 29

LeSueur County, LeCenter. . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 16 - 19

Brown County, New Ulm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 8 - 12

Mower County, Austin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 7 - 12

Cannon Valley, Cannon Falls . . . . . . . . . . . .June 30 - July 4

Nicollet County, St. Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 8 - 12

Dakota County, Farmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 6 - 12

Olmsted County, Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 23 - 29

Dodge County, Kasson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 18 - 22

Rice County, Faribault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 17 - 22

Faribault County, Blue Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 17 - 21

Steele County, Owatonna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 14 - 19

Fillmore County, Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 24 - 28

Wabasha County, Wabasha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 18 - 21

Freeborn County, Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . July 31 - August 5

Waseca County, Waseca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 11 - 15

Goodhue County, Zumbrota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 7 - 12

Winona County, St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 11 - 15

Houston County, Caledonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 15 - 19

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“STEELE COUNTY FREE FAIR” Telephone: 507-451-5305 • Fax: 507-451-4154 P.O. Box 650, Owatonna, MN 55060

2012 Owatonna People’s Press Amateur Talent Contest Name of Act __________________________________________________________________ Division ( ) Preteen (12 and under) ( ) Teen (13-18) ( ) Open (19 and over) If Group: Name of Contact Person __________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________ Home Phone ( ) ________________________ Work Phone ( ) _______________________ Describe Talent: ________________________________________________________________ Name of Song _________________________________________________________________ Accessories Needed: (CD player, piano, etc.) _________________________________________ Signature of Applicant ___________________________________Date ___________________ Any Other Information We Should Know ____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

The Steele County Free Fair Owatonna People’s Press Amateur Talent Contest will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 on the United Prairie Bank Stage in Fair Square Park. A period for rehearsal will be available from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17. Entries will be accepted only by those who have legal residence in Steele County. Acts will be categorized into three different classes. Pre teen (12 and under) Teen (13-19) Open ( 19 and over) Each first place winner will compete in the MN State Fair Talent Contest in their age category. Accompanists, when not a part of the act, may be of any age. Time limit will be 4 minutes. Points will be deducted for contestants going over the limit. Musical groups and vocalists are allowed to perform a medley of tunes, but must remain within the four minute time limit. Steele County Free Fair reserves the right to disqualify an act that has suggestive lyrics or is not acceptable to a general audience. Contestants may use taped or CD accompaniment, provided there is musical accompaniment ONLY. Absolutely NO recorded back up vocals are allowed on tape. An electric piano will be available for use. If act is judged the top winner in their category, they must perform the same act or musical selection at the State Fair. Contestants may only participate in one act in one age category. There is limited room on stage for dancers. Rock Bands: No rock bands will be entered directly into the talent show. First place bands plus “People’s Choice” Band in “Battle of the Bands” will automatically be entered into the talent show. Each division first place winner will receive $75.00; second place $25.00 First place winners may perform as a featured paid act at the 2013 Steele County Free Fair and are not eligible to enter the talent contest that year. For further information contact the Talent Show Coordinator Todd Hale at (507) 451-5305. E-mail: thalescff@ll.net. Entry forms are due by August 14 to: Talent Contest, Steele County Free Fair, Box 650, Owatonna, MN 55060 or bring to Fair Office on Fairgrounds or Fax 451-4154. Entry forms are available on the fair website (www.scff.org) or from the fair secretary’s office or the Owatonna People’s Press office.

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4-H CLUB EXHIBITS Steele County Sharon Davis Tracy Ignaszewski Missy Mussman Deb Arlt Kanko Akakpovi D’Anna Nelson

Regional Extension Educator 4-H Program Coordinator 4-H Program Coordinator Master Gardener Coordinator Community Nutrition Educator 4-H Summer Assistant 4-H on Wheels Support Staff Support Staff

Cathy Nelson Trudy Pierce

In 2012, there are over 1500 4-H members including 525 traditional 4-Hers in 13 local 4-H clubs, and over 95 volunteer leaders. The University of Minnesota, including University of Minnesota Extension, is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran service, or sexual orientation.

4-H SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES PRE-FAIR EVALUATIONS AND EVENTS NOTE: All exhibits that are evaluated prior to the start of fair WILL be on display at the fair.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

7 PM

ALL Fashion Revue Evaluations & Practice - Clothes You Buy & Clothes You Make – Juniors, Seniors & Cloverbuds (Owatonna Arts Center) ALL Clothing Construction Evaluations – Clothes You Buy & Clothes You Make – Juniors, Seniors & Cloverbuds (Owatonna Arts Center) NOTE: All clothing exhibits are also displayed at the Fair. Performing Arts Evaluations & Public Performances – Interview evaluations held prior to & Performances during Public Fashion Revue (Owatonna Arts Center) NOTE: Performing Arts exhibits will be on display at the Fair. Public Fashion Revue (Owatonna Arts Center)

12:30 PM 4 PM

4-H Demonstration Day (SCCC) Demonstrations are also presented at the Fair. 4-H Food Review Evaluations (SCCC) Food Review exhibits are also displayed at Fair.

12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

4-H Livestock Conference Interviews (Cattle Arena) All Livestock Exhibitors must participate in at least ONE species interview to be eligible for Special Awards including Purple Ribbons, State Fair Trips and Ceiling Off Auction - if eligible. “Call backs” will be held on Monday, August 13 at 2 PM at the Cattle Arena.

10 AM 1 PM 6 PM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 MONDAY, AUGUST 6

MONDAY, AUGUST 13 10 AM - 3 PM 12 Noon - 3:30 PM & 4 PM – 7 PM

FAIR WEEK EVALUATIONS AND EVENTS 4-H Rabbits Enter 4-H Home Ec & General Exhibitors participate in Conference Interviews & Exhibit Judging

The following entry day “schedule” has been worked out so we can handle conference judging in the most efficient manner. (Please try to follow it.) If the time schedule is absolutely not workable, please enter exhibits at your convenience. This schedule will be ”rotated” each year. CLOVERBUDS may come at any time between 12 Noon & 7 PM. Judges, however, will be taking a BREAK from 3:30 – 4 PM.

12 Noon-1:30 PM

4-5:30 PM

Pratt Commandoes

Meriden Meadowlarks

Deerfield Get There

Straight River Stars

Lemond Snappy Boosters

Happy Hustlers

Future Citizens

Owatonna Victory Boosters

Record Busters

Ellendale Hustlers 11 AM – 3 PM 2 PM 6 PM

1:30-3:30 PM

5:30-7 PM Medford Go Getters Merry Lane Merton Speeders

4-H Rabbits must be in cages for ID and Weight Verification (Rabbits arriving late may not show.) 4-H Livestock Interview Call Backs (Cattle Arena) 4-H Rabbit Judging (Cattle Arena)

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5 PM - 9 PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 8 AM - 1 PM 9 AM - 11 AM ** NOON 12 Noon 1 PM - 3 PM 5 PM 5 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM

Swine Enter Round Roof Barn (north end) and must be in place by 10 PM 4-H Swine Enter and Weigh In (weigh in by club – schedules posted in barns) 4-H Poultry Enter and Weigh In It is recommended ALL LIVESTOCK (except sheep, goats & horses) be in place by Noon. 4-H Poultry, Pigeon & Dove Judging 4-H Breeding Beef Verification and Market Beef Weigh In (Cattle Arena) Farm Family of the Year & Livestock Hall of Fame Recognition (Cattle Arena) 4-H Dairy, Rabbits, Lamas, Poultry, Swine & Beef Animals in Place for Opening of Fair STEELE COUNTY FREE FAIR OFFICIALLY BEGINS and 4-H Exhibit Buildings Open 4-H Dog Agility, Obedience, Showmanship & Rally Demonstration at Cattle Arena 4-H Swine Judging–Cloverbud, Jr. Barrow, Jr. Showmanship, Breeding Gilt & Pen of Three (Swine Arena)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 7:30 AM 9 AM – 10 AM 9 AM – 12 Noon 3 PM 5 PM 6 PM - 8 PM 9 PM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

4-H Sr. Barrow Show, Market Gilt & Sr. Showmanship (Swine Arena) 4-H Lama (Llamas & Alpacas) ID Verification (At Barn) 4-H Dairy Cattle ID Verification (At Barns) 4-H Beef Cow-Calf Judging (At Pens) 4-H Beef Judging (Cattle Arena) 4-H Horses Enter and IDs Verified (8 PM at Barns) 4-H Sheep & Goats Enter

8:30 AM 9:30 AM 10 AM 11 AM 12 Noon 1 PM 2 PM 5 PM 5 PM 6 PM

4-H Goat & Sheep Weigh In & ID Verification (Beginning at 8 AM – All Goats will be weighed and Breeding Goat IDs verified followed by Sheep weigh in and ID verification) 4-H Dairy Judging (Cattle Arena) 4-H Horse Training and Achievement Judging (Horse Arena) 4-H “Pet Parade” (Meet at 4-H Exhibit Building to go to Cedarview Nursing Home) 4-H Horse Halter and Performance Judging (Horse Arena) 4-Hers Register for Saturday Market Sale between 12 Noon Thursday and 10 AM Friday 4-H Dairy Goat Judging (Cattle Arena) 4-H Cloverbud Goat Show & Market Goat Judging (Beginning with Cloverbuds) (Cattle Arena) 4-H Lamb Lead & Breeding Sheep Judging (Beginning with Lamb Lead) (Cattle Arena) 4-H State Fair GENERALTRIP REGISTRATION Deadline and Meeting (All SF Paperwork DUE) 4-H Market Sheep Judging (Cattle Arena)

8 AM 10 AM 10 AM 3 PM 4:30 PM - 8 PM

4-H Horse Games Judging (Horse Arena) 4-H State Fair LIVESTOCK TRIP REGISTRATION Deadline 4-H MARKET SALE REGISTRATION Deadline 4-H State Fair LIVESTOCK TRIP Planning Meeting (All SF Paperwork DUE) 4-H BBQ / Corn Feed (Grill)

8:30 AM 9 AM 1 PM 2 PM

4-H Market Sale “Buyers’ Orientation” (Swine Arena) 4-H Market LIVESTOCK SALE (Swine Arena) 4-H Lama Judging (Cattle Arena) 4-H Chore Team Challenge (Cattle Arena)

3 PM 5 PM - 10 PM 8 PM - 10 PM

4-H Parade of Champions (Cattle Arena) Check Out Time for 4-H LIVESTOCK (for exceptions* see County Fair 4-H Rules & Requirements) Check Out Time for 4-H HOME EC & GENERAL Project Exhibits (Exhibit Bldg)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Check Out Time for Remaining HOME EC & GENERAL Project Exhibits (Exhibit Bldg)

8 AM - 10 AM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

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THE 4-H CLUB PROGRAM The 4-H program is part of the total educational program provided by the University of Minnesota Extension - Steele County. The Steele County office is located in the County Administrative Annex, 635 Florence Avenue, Owatonna. Owatonna 444-7685 -- Blooming Prairie 583-2283 Ellendale 684-2211 4-H Staff Members are: Sharon Davis Tracy Ignaszewski Missy Mussman D’Anna Nelson Cathy Nelson Trudy Pierce

4-H REE 4-H Prog. Coordinator 4-H Prog. Coordinator 4-H Summer Assistant 4-H On Wheels Support Staff Support Staff

County Extension Educators and Youth Workers receive advice from and report directly to the County Extension Committee. Its members are: Carolyn Kanne Medford Joan Richards Ellendale Ron VanNurden Owatonna Renee Worke Owatonna Jim Linder Owatonna Tom Wencl Blooming Prairie Laura Ihrke, County Auditor Owatonna Mark Schultz Owatonna County Commissioner Bruce Kubicek Ellendale County Commissioner Clubs are directed by volunteer adult leaders, youth leaders and parents. Helping direct the Steele County 4-H program is the 4-H Club Council. 2012 4-H Club Council Officers are: President - Bria Stenzel Owatonna Pres. Elect. – Allison Blazek Owatonna Secretary – Logan Stenzel Owatonna Treasurer - Leah Hawkins Owatonna Treasurer-Elect – Mitch Dinse Owatonna Adult Treas. – Rhonda Guthier Owatonna Adult Treas.-Elect. – Lori Stenzel Owatonna Co-Reporter/Historians Katie Wolf Blooming Prairie Ellie Lau Owatonna Parliamentarian Kendra Schroeder Owatonna

Hundreds of volunteers serve throughout the year as club, project or event leaders. Others volunteer as judges’ assistants; livestock show workers or at the 4-H Food Stand. These volunteers serve on committees that direct the 4-H Food Stands, Market Livestock Sale coordination, 4-H Herdsmanship, and 4-H Exhibit Building projects: Food Stand Committee Lori Stenzel Dawn Hovey

Angie Jensen Jean Ann Hartle 4-H Grill

Ellendale Hustlers & Straight River Stars Lemond Snappy Boosters & Merton Speeders These clubs provide volunteers to serve as leaders at the 4-H Food Stand under the direction of a coordinator. Market Sale Committee Mike Dinse Michael Ferch Raquel Hansen Angie Jensen LaVerne Klecker

Rick Klemmensen Tim Larson Brian Waage Bill Arthur

Herdsmanship Committee Dan Buck Sean Hughes Julie Blazek

Rhonda Guthier Lori Stenzel Tim Blazek

This committee also includes Youth Livestock Superintendents listed in each separate “Species Area”. Parade of Champions Committee Meriden Meadowlarks & Pratt Commandoes

A special THANKS to all volunteers for sharing their time and talents in making 4-H possible in Steele County.

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4-H RULES & REQUIREMENTS For All Exhibitors

1. ELIGIBILITY: This department is for all who are enrolled in 4-H by July 15 of the current year. Fair registrations received or exhibits added after July 15th, are not eligible for purple ribbons, championships, special awards, or state fair trips. They may sell in the auction with the “ceiling on”. All exhibits from 4-H members must be from projects carried during the current 4-H club year. NOTE: Youth not enrolled in a regular 4-H club may exhibit in this department under the “4-H Adventures” area. 2. CLOVERBUDS: Cloverbuds is for youth who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Cloverbuds is a non-competitive program that emphasizes exploratory learning and group activities. Cloverbuds may show animals, but an adult responsible person must be in control of the animal or bird at all times. (“Control” means to handle and/or lead the animal.) Cloverbuds will wear safety helmets when participating in horse activities. A “responsible adult” is a parent, adult volunteer or a 4-H member (who has completed 9th grade and above). 3rd graders may be in Cloverbuds or regular 4-H. They must choose one or the other depending on their developmental levels; and after parents, leaders & staff determine they are ready. 3. REGISTRATION PROCESS: All 4-Hers must register their exhibits on the 4-H County Fair Registration form they receive by mail in June. Exhibitors should write the exhibit number(s) and description(s) on the line(s) at the bottom of their County Fair 4-H Registration Form. If two exhibits can be and will be shown in the same class, the entry must be written twice. 4-H livestock exhibitors should refer to their specific species area(s) to determine the number of animals they may exhibit per class. All information requested on the registration form regarding animal date of birth, breed, etc. must be provided in order to be assigned to the correct judging class. Exhibitors should register under the appropriate grade level. In most exhibit areas, Cloverbuds: K-3 completed; Juniors: 3-5 grade completed; Seniors 6th grade or higher completed. Exceptions to these grade levels are found under specific project areas in the premium book. 4. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Return your completed Exhibit Registration form to the County Extension office at 635 Florence Ave., Owatonna ON or BEFORE JULY 15. Not exhibiting this year? Still return your registration form, marked “No Exhibit”. Call the Extension Office at 444-7685 by July 15 to add or change exhibits. If you are dropping a livestock exhibit after July 15, please CALL the Extension Office, as it makes a difference in livestock stalling. 4-H exhibits added AFTER July 15 are eligible for blue, red and white ribbons and premiums only!

5. PROGRESSION THROUGH PROJECT WORK: 4Hers are encouraged to learn the beginning, intermediate and advanced knowledge and skill levels as they progress through projects in their 4-H careers. 4-Hers may ask for help from their PDC (Project Development Committees) or from individuals to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete their 4-H projects during the year, including before, at, or after County Fair. 6. SUGGESTED EXHIBITS: 4-Hers looking for exhibit “suggestions” should refer to the specific project areas in this County Fair Premium Book, the “Suggestions for What to Bring to the County or State Fair”. Exhibit ideas are not restricted to these suggestions however. Contact the Extension Office or go online at: www.extension.umn.edu/county/steele under “4-H in Steele County” if you need a copy. 7. EXHIBIT DISPLAYS: All 4-H exhibits will be displayed in appropriate areas, if space allows, making full use of 4-H exhibit space available and at time schedules that fit the County Fair 4-H program. 8. RIBBONS & PREMIUMS: All exhibits, except those listed with participation awards, will be awarded a blue, red, or white ribbon placing. All members, placing in the same ribbon group in a particular project area or project class, will receive the same premium. Premiums are provided by the Steele County Agricultural Society (Fairboard) according to the Premium Charts published in this publication. No premiums will be given on entries that are not listed in the County Fair Premium Book. County Fair 4-H premium checks will NOT be handed out on Sunday of County Fair. Checks will be available at the Extension Office on Tuesday after Labor Day for leaders to pick up and distribute at their September 4-H club meetings. 9. SPECIAL AWARDS ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for special awards, purple ribbons, auction (with the ceiling off), championships, state fair lineup or state fair trips on their fair exhibits or animals, ALL 4-H members must have their completed project records checked by their club leaders before August 1, except clothing exhibitors who must have their records checked prior to clothing judging on July 24th. Club leaders must turn in a list of members with “incomplete records” to the Extension Office no later than August 1. 4-Hers also must have submitted complete livestock IDs by the appropriate ID deadline(s) and submitted their 4-H enrollment form and County Fair registration forms by July 15 to be eligible for special awards. 10. CONFERENCE INTERVIEWS: All 4-Hers, including livestock exhibitors, must participate in conference interviews. 4-H livestock members will have conference interviews at the Cattle Arena on a first come-first serve

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basis from 12:30 PM until 7:30 PM on Monday, August 6th; but their project animals will be judged at their species shows according to the “4-H Schedule of Activities”. 4-H Home Ec and General Project exhibitors will have conference interviews as their fair exhibits are judged between Noon and 7 PM on Monday, August 13. Judges will take a one half-hour break from 3:30 4 PM. 11. EXHIBIT RELEASE: 4-H Horses leave on Friday, August 17 between 1-2 PM. State Fair trip winning swine, breeding gilts and any hogs NOT marketed through Steele County 4-H must be taken home between 12 Noon and 2 PM Saturday of fair. Early removal of any other exhibits is prohibited. NOTE: Cattle will NOT be released early from County Fair for State Fair TB testing. If livestock exhibits are removed prior to 5:00 PM Sunday and/or if HE/General exhibits are removed before 8 PM Sunday, the 4-Her will forfeit all 4-H premiums received and State trips won. In addition, the 4-H family will not be permitted to re-enroll 4-H members in the violated project areas for one year. 12. APPEALS: Judges’ decisions may not be appealed. Other County Fair appeals must be filed within 24 hours (1 day) of the incident. Appeal forms are available at the County Fair Extension Office in the 4-H General Exhibit Building. An appeal form must be filled out and signed by the 4-H member(s) filing the appeal. There is no limit to the number of individuals who can sign an appeal. The appeal form must be submitted with $50 (cash or money order only) and returned to the County Fair Extension Office. The money will be returned if the decision is ruled in favor of the 4-Her(s) filing the appeal. The Appeals Committee will discuss the appeal. If the committee is in unanimous agreement with the appeal, a hearing may not be needed. Only

those with direct knowledge of the issue will be allowed to speak at the hearing. Any other appeals that are not at County Fair must be filed within 3 days of the incident. Those appeal forms should be picked up at and returned after completion to the Extension Office at 635 Florence Ave., Owatonna. 13. PARKING PASSES: The Fair Board will provide one “parking pass” per family that has livestock housed at the Fair (EXCEPT for those who exhibit dogs and those who exhibit rabbits or poultry only). In addition, families showing beef, lamas, sheep, swine, dairy, goat and horse will receive a “supply pass” to accommodate herdsmanship duties. Use of parking passes and supply passes are restricted. Be sure to follow the guidelines set out by the Fair Board. Parking passes AND Supply passes must be displayed in the front driver’s side dash of your vehicle. Supply passes allow families to enter north of the barns in order to perform herdsmanship duties and deliver livestock supplies. If you have questions, contact the Extension Office. Parking and Supply passes can be picked up at the Cattle Arena on Monday, August 6th at the Livestock Interviews or at the County Fair 4-H Office Monday through Sunday of County Fair. 14. CODE OF CONDUCT: As a Steele County 4-H member, you have signed and agreed to abide by the Minnesota 4-H Code of Conduct. Please refer to the MN Code of Conduct at www.mn4h.org/policy for consequences to violation of this policy. 15. RIGHT OF REFUSAL: The Steele County Fair is a family oriented fair. The fair board reserves the right to approve or disapprove of certain displays. They may request questionable exhibits to be removed from the fairgrounds.

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR GENERAL / HE EXHIBITORS

Also See “4-H Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” & ”Rules & Requirements” per Project 1. JUDGING TIMES:

Most General and Home Ec evaluations will be on Monday, August 13 from 12 Noon - 7 PM according to the club schedule at the front of the 4-H section. Note: Judges will take a break from 3:30 – 4 PM. Exceptions: Tuesday, July 24 - 10 AM: Fashion Revue evaluations and practice for all Juniors, Seniors and Cloverbuds in both Clothes You Make and Clothes You Buy. Tuesday, July 24 – 1 PM: Clothing Construction evaluations for all Junior, Seniors, and Cloverbuds in Clothes You Make and Clothes You Buy. Tuesday, July 24 - 6 PM: Performing Arts evaluations prior to and during Public Fashion Revue. Tuesday, July 24 – 7 PM: Public Fashion Revue. Wednesday, August 1 – 12:30 PM: Demonstration. Wednesday, August 1–4 PM: Food Review. Livestock judging takes place according to the schedule at the beginning of the 4-H section of the County Fair Premium Book.

2. EXHIBIT TYPES: Exhibits may include models,

diagrams, pictures, photos, posters, three dimensional displays, scrapbooks, essays, and/or actual articles etc. or products made, grown, designed and refurbished or built by the 4-Her. 3. EXHIBIT DIMENSIONS & LABELING: To be eligible for State Fair consideration, flat poster displays may not exceed 22” wide x 28” high. They may be smaller. Trifold displays may not exceed 12” deep sides x 24” wide center back x 36” high. Exhibits may not exceed 20 square feet of floor space without prior approval from Extension Staff. 4-Hers should mark all items in their exhibits, including the back of their poster or display with their name, club, county, grade completed and project area. Also include any other information required under specific projects. If exhibit has multiple pieces, label each and include “1 of 4”,”2 of 4” etc.

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Exhibits should show or explain something the 4-Her has made, done and/or learned. 4-Hers should be able to explain in detail how the exhibit was made or selected. They should be knowledgeable on the subject matter, the materials used, how and why the exhibit was made, costs involved, and alternatives considered. Sample project evaluation sheets can be found on the MN State 4-H http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4website h/projects/ Click on the project of choice then click on the project’s Evaluation sheet at the bottom of the screen. Exhibits are evaluated on: 1) Exhibit Quality (25%) - How exhibit attracts attention, holds interest and shows quality of workmanship 2) Educational Value (25%) - Information shared and how the exhibit tells a story

3) Exhibitor’s Knowledge (50%) – Knowledge exhibitor displays during conference judging and ability to explain his/her project work. 5. EXHIBIT SUGGESTIONS:

See individual project sections in this premium book for specific details or requirements. Look in “Suggested Projects to Bring to County and State Fair” for exhibit ideas / suggestions. If you need a copy, call the Extension Office at 4447685 or find it posted on the Steele County Extension website at www.extension.umn.edu/county/steele Exhibit suggestions can also be found on the bottom of each project evaluation page on the MN State 4-H Website at http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4h/projects/ Click on the project of choice, click on the project’s Evaluation Sheet at the bottom of the screen, and find exhibit suggestions at the bottom of each form.

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS

Also See “4-H Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” & ”Rules & Requirements” per Species All livestock exhibitors have received the State 4-H livestock requirement and species information sheets. These rules apply to the Steele County Fair. Also refer to the livestock pages in this Premium Book. OWNERSHIP: All 4-H livestock must be owned solely by the member, the member’s family, or leased by agreement. The family includes the 4-Her’s parents or guardians, and siblings living together as a family unit. The definition of a family includes an extended family where the animal may be owned by grandparents or other family members with the 4-Her and parents actively involved with and working with the livestock. Ownership with any person, corporation, etc. outside of the immediate family will not be permitted. Registered animals, that are not leased, must be registered in the exhibitor’s name and/or exhibitor’s family name. 2. LEASED LIVESTOCK: Non-market animals may be leased under the following conditions: 1) ID forms AND lease agreements must be signed by parties involved and on record in the Extension Office by each species’ regular ID deadline; 2) 4-Hers may only lease up to two animals per species each year; 3) Leased animals are to be exhibited by the 4-H member ONLY (owner/others may not show the animal) while lease is in effect, 4) Leased animals may be shown at local and regional shows if they are led by the 4-Her leasing the animal; 5) Only leased dairy calves or yearlings may be shown unless the cow was ID’d previously as a calf/yearling by the 4-Her as his/her leased animal; 6) Only kid or yearling goats may be shown unless the milking doe was shown previously as a kid/yearling by the 4-Her as his/her leased animal. 7) Only breeding ewe lambs and non-lambed yearling ewes may be leased unless the 4-Her previously leased his/her aged ewe exhibit animal as a lamb. 3. ID FORMS & DEADLINES: 4-H livestock project animals must be identified on proper state 4-H ID 1.

forms. The forms must be correct and completed and turned in to the Extension Office on or before the following deadlines: February 15 - Beef steers, dairy steers, market beef heifers / May 15 – Breeding beef heifers, cow/calf pairs, prospect calf, spring breeding heifer, dogs (ID form with vaccination certification, aggressive dog policy and $10 obedience / $5 agility training fees), horses (ID form, copy of the coggins test, and $15 training fee), lamas, breeding ewes, market lambs, market barrows, market gilts, breeding gilts, dairy cattle (also prior to their first freshening), breeding rabbits, does of market rabbits and dairy & market goats (except Jr. Kids) / June 30 –Junior doe kid goats / July 15 - Junior beef and junior dairy steers / August 1 – Market rabbits (dam must be owned & ID’d by May 15) NOTE: Market rabbits must be purebred to be eligible for State Fair / poultry, pigeon and dove projects should be started by suggested times in species section and required health certificates submitted prior to County Fair. 4. ID VIOLATION CONSEQUENCES: Any animals with late start (not meeting ID deadline), incorrect or incomplete IDs or animals with evidence of fresh ear tags, ear notches or tattoos at County Fair will NOT be eligible for special awards including purple ribbons, championships and trips. They are eligible for blue, red or white ribbons and premiums and market sale with “the ceiling on” only. 5. TYPES OF IDENTIFICATION BY SPECIES: State 4H ear tags are required for market goats, market sheep, market beef, commercial breeding sheep, commercial breeding beef, and market and breeding swine. All swine must also be ear notched in both ears using the

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universal ear notch system. All sheep and goats must also have an official scrapie tag. Registered sheep, registered goats, and registered beef must have an ear tattoo matching the registration paper. Rabbits, breeding meat goats and dairy goats must be identified with ear tattoos. (Earless breeds of goats must have a tattoo on the tail.) Dairy cattle with clear markings may be ID’d with a picture. But, all solid color dairy animals must be tagged either with one of the following tags: a 4-H tag, a NAIS ID tag, an official fair tag, OR a 9 digit DHIA or BVD tag. Horses and dogs are identified with pictures on the proper ID forms. Poultry (other than waterfowl, pigeons & doves) are identified on their ID DEADLINE Feb 15 Feb 15 Feb 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 July 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 and prior to first freshening May 15 May 15 June 1 May 15 June 30

SPECIES BEEF

Beef Steers Market Heifer Dairy Steers Breeding Heifers (commercial) Breeding Heifer (registered) Cow Calf Pair (commercial) Cow Calf Pair (registered) Prospect Calf & Spring Heifer Calf Jr. Beef & Jr Dairy Steer (3-5 gr) SHEEP Commercial Breeding Ewes Registered Breeding Ewes Market Lambs (wethers/ewes) SWINE Breeding Gilt Market Swine (barrow/gilt) HORSE DAIRY GOATS Meat or Dairy Market Goats

May 15 May 15 August 1

Meat Breeding Goats Meat Jr Doe Kid Dairy Goats Dairy Jr Doe Kid RABBITS Breeding Rabbits Does of Market Rabbits Market Rabbits

May 15 May 15 May 15

POULTRY Pigeon & Dove Poultry DOG

May 15

LAMA (Llamas & Alpacas)

health forms. Pigeons and doves must have leg bands if showing at State Fair, lamas are ID’d with a picture. State Dog Health / ID forms must be signed by the veterinarian and vaccinations good through November of current year at least. 6. ID LIMITS: Animals may be identified in the family name for all children in the family within project quota guidelines. 4-Hers may identify up to three times the number of animals they expect to show per County Fair livestock class except for swine which may identify up to a total of six market gilts and up to a total of ten barrows. PROPER IDENTIFICATION Proper ID form PLUS the following requirements. MN 4-H Ear Tag MN 4-H Ear Tag MN 4-H Ear Tag MN 4-H Ear Tag Ear Tattoo of registration number MN 4-H Ear Tag Ear Tattoo of registration number MN 4-H Ear Tag MN 4-H Ear Tag MN 4-H Ear Tag & Scrapie Tag(with animal & Flock #) Ear Tattoo of registration # or flock tag or MN 4-H Ear Tag & Scrapie Tag (with animal & flock #) MN 4-H Ear Tag & Scrapie Tag (with animal & flock #) MN 4-H Ear Tag & Ear Notches MN 4-H Ear Tag & Ear Notches ID form & copy of the coggins test, & $15 fee * Animals with markings: picture showing markings * Solid color animals: ID’d with one of these tags: 4-H tag,NAIS ID tag,official fair tag,9 digit DHIA/BVD tag. MN 4-H Ear Tag & Scrapie Tag/Tattoo (with animal & herd#) Tattoo & Scrapie Tag/Tattoo (with animal & herd #) Tattoo & Scrapie Tag/Tattoo (with animal & herd #) Tattoo & Scrapie Tag/Tattoo (with animal & herd #) Tattoo & Scrapie Tag/Tattoo (with animal & herd #) Tattoo in left ear Tattoo in left ear Tattoo in left ear (a portion of the Doe’s tattoo must be included in fryer’s tattoo) (Must be PB for SF eligibility) Seamless leg band (required for State Fair) Leg Band ID form w/signed vaccination verification & aggressive dog form & $10 obedience fee/ $5 agility fee Photo

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REGISTERED ANIMALS: The county policy for all registered purebred animals is as follows: A copy of the registration paper must be submitted with the ID and the Original Registration papers for registered purebred animals must be available for inspection on Entry Day. The Registration paper must show the exhibitor’s name and/or the exhibitor’s family name. If an animal is leased, the papers may list the owner from whom the animal is being leased. If you don’t have purebred registration papers, animals will be shown as crossbreds. 8. LIVESTOCK HEALTH REQUIREMENTS & VETERINARY INSPECTION: All animals must be healthy to be exhibited. All livestock will be inspected by the Official Veterinarian on the opening date of the exhibition and daily during the exhibition. The Official Veterinarian will order the immediate removal of any livestock with symptoms of infectious, communicable diseases or from a quarantined herd. Warts, ring worm, fungus, sore mouth and abscesses are considered communicable diseases. A statement from a veterinarian that an animal is being treated for these diseases is NOT acceptable. 9. HEALTH CERTIFICATE SUBMISSIONS: All required livestock health certificates must be turned in to the County Fair weigh-in staff or the Extension Office before livestock is unloaded at fair. 10. SPECIES HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Cattle: No specific tests are required for cattle from Minnesota. Watch for updates on cattle TB testing for State Fair, Ak-Sar-Ben, etc. TB tests will NOT be required for the Steele County Fair, but cattle will NOT be released early from County Fair for State Fair TB testing. Dogs: must have a current certificate of rabies, canine parvovirus, and DHLPP vaccinations issued by a licensed veterinarian. The veterinarian should indicate on the form the vaccination expiration date and if the rabies vaccination is a 1, 2, or 3 year type. All vaccinations must be current through November. Goats and Sheep: No specific tests are required for sheep or goats from Minnesota. All sheep and goats must have official Scrapie tags or clamps. Horses: must show proof of a negative test for Equine Infectious Anemia (COGGINS TEST) within 12 months of entry day of fair. 4-Hers must provide these negative test results by May 15 and submit them with their horse ID forms to the Extension Office. A test is not required for a suckling foal accompanying a negative dam. Poultry: exhibitors must provide a “statement of origin” or official form indicating that birds under 5 months of age (other than waterfowl, pigeons & doves) have originated from pullorum-typhoid free parent stock tested negative within 12 months prior to opening day of Fair OR provide negative pullorum-typhoid test results for birds within 90 days prior to exhibition. Waterfowl, pigeons and doves do not need tests for exhibition, but waterfowl over 6 months of age, do need 7.

to be tested if exhibition is in conjunction with a sale. Turkey exhibitors must also provide a “statement of origin” indicating their turkeys are from S. typhimurium and mycoplasma free flocks or provide negative lab test results for birds over 5 months old. Swine: All 50 states are currently Pseudorabies state V (Pseudorabies free status) so no specific tests are required for swine 11. ANIMAL TESTING & EXAMINATION: Any animal entered in 4-H, FFA or Open classes is subject to both urine and blood testing at the discretion of either the superintendent, show committee or official fair veterinarian. If the results of testing indicate the possible use of compounds or drugs not approved for use in that species by FDA or compounds or drugs used outside the specified withdrawal requirements of FDA, these animals will be declared ineligible for competition and awards. In the case of market animals, the fair board will determine the appropriate disposal of animals. An animal that is tampered with by unusual means to change appearance or weight may be declared ineligible by the fair board. This includes pumping fluid into animals for non-treatment reasons, icing of lambs, etc. 12. FLUID ADMINISTRATION: The use of drenching, mechanical pumping devices, or other abnormal methods to administer water or fluids into animals will not be permitted. Administration of fluids for dehydration or other animal health reasons may be done only after receiving approval from a veterinarian and show management. Any exhibitor found in violation of this rule will be eliminated from further competition in the show and will not be eligible for any livestock awards, including (but not limited to) championships, the 4-H auction, showmanship, or interview awards 13. GROOMING: All grooming of livestock, including clipping, trimming, doing top lines and blocking (all species) must be done by the exhibitor, members of the exhibitor’s family, past Steele County 4-Her or family member, resident of Steele County, or any other bonafide 4-H member from Minnesota. Any exhibitor found in violation of this rule will be eliminated from further competition in the show and will not be eligible for any livestock awards or premiums including championships, the auction, and showmanship. Enforcement of this rule will be the responsibility of the Livestock PDC and County Extension Office. Please, note, that 4-Hers winning trips to State Fair must follow State Fair grooming rules while exhibiting there. No artificial color may be used above the flank on beef animals. They are acceptable to be applied to the legs and hooves only. Any animals found to be in violation are not eligible for purple ribbons, champions or 4-H auction. 14. SHOW ELIGIBILITY: Exhibitors must be enrolled in the livestock species project in which they exhibit. Though animals may be identified in the family name

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for any 4-Her in the family to show, animals are committed to a specific 4-H member for show purposes at the time of County Fair ID verification or weigh in. In addition, once a dairy animal has freshened, it may only be shown by the first 4-Her to show it after its first freshening. Any other family member or any other 4-H member may not show this animal after that. Members must show their own animals with three exceptions: 1) For medical reasons or personal emergencies (such as a funeral), 2) If the 4-Her has a school conflict, or 3) If the 4-Her has two animals in the same class. If the 4Her has two animals in the same class, another Steele County 4-Her may show one of their animals, no approval needed. In the first two situations, the 4-Her will need to get approval for a substitute show person from the committee responsible for the show and receive prior approval (required for school conflicts) if known in advance. If approved, another 4-Her can show the animal; and it will be eligible for all possible awards if other project requirements are met. 15. RATE OF GAIN: All steer, market heifer, wether and market ewe lamb & market goat projects that are weighed for Rate of Gain will be entered into the County Fair Rate of Gain Contest. Steers and market heifers are weighed by their February 15 identification deadline, wethers, market ewes and market goats weighed by their May 15 identification deadline. All are weighed again for Rate of Gain when they “check in” to County Fair. Champion and Reserve Champion Rate of Gain Market Beef, Dairy Steers, Market Lambs and Market Goats will be eligible to go through the Market Sale with “ceiling off”. 16. WEIGH-IN AND ID VERIFICATION: RABBITS Mon., Aug. 13 11 AM-3 PM SWINE Tues, Aug. 14 8 AM–1 PM (market & breeding) POULTRY Tues, Aug. 14 9 AM-11 AM BEEF Tues, Aug. 14 1 PM-3 PM (market & breeding) LAMA Wed, Aug. 15 9 AM-10 AM DAIRY Wed, Aug. 15 9 AM-12 PM HORSES Wed, Aug. 15 8 PM GOAT Thur, Aug. 16 8 AM (market & breeding) SHEEP Thur, Aug. 16 After Goats (market & breeding) At County Fair verification and weigh-in, animals must be declared by a specific family member before entering the scale or verification and cannot be switched to other siblings after weigh-in. 17. SHOWMANSHIP: 4-Hers may only show their own ID’d and exhibited animals in showmanship classes. Judging is based on how well the animal is fitted and shown. Members are judged while classes are being placed. Showmanship Contest awards for Junior and Intermediate divisions in a species area can only be won once. Any member winning in a younger

showmanship division of a given species area automatically elevates to the next division regardless of age. NEW in 2012, in showmanship, these three divisions are now in effect for every species: - Juniors 3rd – 5th grade completed; Intermediates - 6th - 8th grade completed; and Seniors - 9th grade and older completed. 4-Hers will show in class according to their ages and will not advance to the next level until they meet the grade for the next level. 18. 4-H CHORE TEAM CHALLENGE: The Chore Team Challenge will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 2 PM at the Cattle Arena. Each team will compete against other teams in a variety of fun chore challenges. Each Chore Challenge Team will consist of five (5) Steele County 4-H members. 19. MN 4-H LIVESTOCK QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ETHICS POLICY (LQA&E) - All youth participating at the MN State Fair as 4-H livestock exhibitors in beef, dairy, lamas, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits or goats AND ALL regular (non-Cloverbud) 4-H county fair swine exhibitors must have completed a Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time training takes place. 19. LIVESTOCK SPECIES INTERVIEWS: Livestock Interviews will take place at the cattle arena from 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM on the Monday BEFORE fair week – August 6th. Call Backs will be held at 2 PM at the Cattle Arena on Monday of fair week, August 13. In addition, livestock exhibitors may participate in as many specie interviews as desired, but MUST participate in at least one Livestock Interview. If they do not interview, they are ineligible for special awards and State Fair trips. All species will select a Livestock Interview Champion. Champions receive a trophy that will be given out at the Parade of Champions. This will also be announced at the Livestock Show. All interview champions except horse and dog will be given one state fair trip. If they have a livestock trip, they must take the animal trip. Interview winners will be placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd. If the 1st place 4-Her has a livestock trip, they must take the animal trip; then the interview trip is given to the 2nd place interviewer. If this 4-Her has an animal trip, they must take the livestock trip. The interview trip is then given to the 3rd place interviewer. If they have an animal trip or if they choose not to go to State Fair, the trip goes back to that livestock species. Interviewers can expect to introduce themselves, talk about goals, their animals, marketing and breeding, animal health and career opportunities. 20. FOR SALE SIGNS: are NOT permitted to advertise livestock in the 4-H barns. You will be asked to remove them. 21. CODE OF CONDUCT & SHOW RING ETHICS POLICY: International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) National Code of Show Ring Ethics Exhibitors of animals at livestock shows shall at

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all times deport themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship. Their conduct in this competitive environment shall always reflect the highest standards of honor and dignity to promote the advancement of agricultural education. This code applies to junior as well as open class exhibitors who compete in structured classes of competition. This code applies to all livestock offered in any event at a livestock show. In addition to the “IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics,” fairs and livestock shows may have rules and regulations which they impose on the local, county, state, provincial and national levels. All youth leaders working with junior exhibitors are under an affirmative responsibility to do more than avoid improper conduct or questionable acts. Their moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced by their fine example. Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers and absolutely responsible persons who violate the code of ethics will forfeit premiums, awards and auction proceeds and shall be prohibited from future exhibition in accordance with the rules adopted by the respective fairs and livestock shows. Exhibitors who violate this code of ethics demean the integrity of all livestock exhibitors and should be prohibited from competition at all livestock shows in the United States and Canada. The following is a list of guidelines for all exhibitors and all livestock in competitive events: A. All exhibitors must present, upon request of fair and livestock show officials, proof of ownership, length of ownership, and age of all animals entered. Misrepresentation of ownership, age, or any facts relating thereto is prohibited. B. Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers, or absolutely responsible persons shall provide animal health certificates from licensed veterinarians upon request by fair or livestock show officials. C. Junior exhibitors are expected to care for and groom their animals while at fairs or livestock shows. D. Animals shall be presented to show events where they will enter the food chain free of violative drug residues. The act of entering an animal in livestock show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer and/or absolutely responsible person for show management to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood, or other substances from the animal to be used in testing. Animals not entered in an event which culminates with the animal entering the food chain shall not be administered drugs other than in accordance with applicable federal, state, and provincial statutes, regulations and rules. Livestock shall not be exhibited if the drugs administered in accordance with federal, state, and provincial statues, regulations and rules affect the animal’s performance or appearance at the event. If the laboratory reports on the analysis

of saliva, urine, blood, or other sample taken from livestock indicates the presence of forbidden drugs or medication, this shall be prima facie evidence such substance has been administered to the animal either internally or externally. It is presumed that the sample of urine, saliva, blood, or other substance tested by the laboratory to which it is sent is the one taken from the animal in question, its integrity is preserved and all procedures of said collection and preservation, transfer to the laboratory and analysis of the sample are correct and accurate and the report received from the laboratory pertains to the sample taken from the animal in question and correctly reflects the condition of the animal at the time the sample was taken, with the burden on the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to prove otherwise. At any time after an animal arrives on the fair or livestock show premises, all treatments involving the use of drugs and/or medications for the sole purpose of protecting the health of the animal shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian. E. Any surgical procedure or injection of any foreign substance or drug or the external application of any substance (irritant, counterirritant, or similar substance) which could affect the animal’s performance or alter its natural contour, conformation, or appearance, except external applications of substances to the hoofs or horns of animals which affect appearance only and except for surgical procedures performed by a duly licensed veterinarian for the sole purpose of protecting the health of the animal, is prohibited F. The use of showing and/or handling practices or devices such as striking animals to cause swelling, using electrical contrivance, or other similar practices are not acceptable and are prohibited. G. Direct criticism or interference with the judge, fair or livestock show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before, during, or after the competitive event is prohibited. In the furtherance of their official duty, all judges, fair and livestock show management, or other show officials shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation, and respect, and no person shall direct abusive or threatening conduct toward them. H. No owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person shall conspire with another person or persons to intentionally violate this code of ethics or knowingly contribute or cooperate with another person or persons either by affirmative action or inaction to violate this code of ethics. Violation of this rule shall subject such individual to disciplinary action.

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I.

J.

The application of this code of ethics provides for absolute responsibility for an animal’s condition by an owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or participant whether or not he or she was actually instrumental in or had actual knowledge of the treatment of the animal in contravention of this code of ethics. The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to have disciplinary action taken by the fair or livestock show for violation of this Code of Show Ring Ethics and any other rules of competition of the fair or livestock show without recourse against the fair or livestock show. The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent that any proceedings or disciplinary action taken by the fair or livestock show may be published with the

name of the violator or violators in any publication of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, including Fairs and Expositions and any special notices to members. K. The act of entering of an animal in a fair or livestock show is the giving of verification by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person that he or she has read the IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics and understands the consequences of and penalties provided for actions prohibited by the code. It is further a consent that any action which contravenes these rules and is also in violation of federal, state, or provincial statues, regulations, or rules may be released to appropriate law enforcement authorities with jurisdiction over such infractions.

4-H MARKET LIVESTOCK SALE 1. REGISTRATION FOR SALE: A 4-Her may enter one market animal in the 4-H Market Livestock Sale held Saturday, August 18. To enter an animal in the 4-H market sale, exhibitors must pay $5.00 to “Steele County 4-H” for support of the Buyers Orientation and cost of ear tags. This fee must be paid at the County Fair Extension Office between 12 Noon, Thursday, August 16 and 10 AM Friday, August 17. 2. ELIGIBLE ANIMALS: Steele County 4-H livestock project members must exhibit the animal at County Fair that is entered in the Market Sale. All 4-Hers participating in the 4-H Market Sale must take their own animal through the sale ring unless prior arrangements have been made with the Extension Office. No White Ribbon animals can be sold. Animal ownership can NOT be transferred 3. CLOVERBUDS: Cloverbuds may NOT sell an animal in the Market Sale. 4. SALE DETAILS: This is a non terminal sale. 5. MINIMUM WEIGHTS: To sell in the market sale, animals must weigh a minimum of: Swine-210 lbs./ Sheep-90 lbs./ Beef-1,050 lbs. 6. DISPOSAL OF NON-SALE MARKET ANIMALS: Additional animals that were weighed at the County Fair weigh-in day, may be shipped to market via 4-H arrangements. Arrangements must be made at the County Fair 4-H Office by 10 AM on Friday, August 17.

7. 4-HER & 4-H PROGRAM PAYMENT SCHEDULE: This is a PREMUM ONLY sale. Bidding at the auction is on the premiums associated with the ribbon the animal was awarded. Premiums bid at the sale are paid to the 4-Her minus $10 per animal. The $10 is paid to the 4-H Market Sale Foundation and the 4-Her is paid the balance. In addition, on “Ceiling Off” animals, the bid amount above the blue ribbon premium is split between the 4-Her and Steele County 4-H Market Sale Foundation. The 4-Her receives 60% and the 4-H Market Sale Foundation receives 40%. “Ceiling Off” animals are champions, reserve champions, animals going to State Fair and all blue ribbon animals in each class. Funds raised by the 4-H Market Sale Foundation are used to benefit 4-H youth programs in Steele County. 8. PREMIUM SCHEDULE FOR SALE: Premium amounts are: BEEF: Blue - $95 / Red - $85 SWINE: Blue - $70 / Red - $60 SHEEP & GOATS: Blue - $65 / Red - $55 POULTRY & RABBITS: Blue $50 / Red - $40.

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STATE FAIR & STATE SHOWS 1. ELIGIBILITY: Members participating in State events must have completed at least sixth grade by State Fair time and not be more than one year past high school. 2. GOVERNING RULES: State rules will apply to members taking part in State events with livestock, general exhibits, demonstrations, etc. 3. LQA&E REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS: All livestock exhibitors must have completed the Livestock Quality Assurance & Ethics Training in order to be eligible for state fair trips. This certification is good for 3 fair seasons, and a copy of your certificate must be on file at the Extension Office. Currently, anyone who completed LQA training in 2010, 2011 or 2012 meets the LQA&E requirements. 4. TRIP LIMITS: 4-Hers may accept only one livestock and one non-livestock State Fair individual trip but may also participate in a group event or demonstration at State Fair. In addition, 4-Hers may also accept a State Horse Show and/or State Dog Show trip. 4-Hers will receive a $30 monetary gift for presenting a livestock demonstration that includes an animal at State Fair. 5. STATE TRIP SELECTION PROCESS: Trips for State Fair, State Horse Show, & State Dog Show will be selected from blue ribbon exhibits only (see exceptions for the Dog Show under the Dog Training section.) Checking for Awarded Trips All 4-Hers who have completed 6th grade or higher must check the State Trip board in the 4-H exhibit building to see if they have won a State trip. Members should check the board starting at 5 PM Tuesday and twice daily there after. Accepting or Declining Trips 4-Hers should tell 4-H office staff which trips they WOULD take whether the trip has reached them yet or not. 4-Hers who win more than one individual State trip must notify the Extension Office which trip(s) they accept and which one(s) they decline as soon as possible after each trip is won. Consequences of Inaction Any 4-Her, who has not notified the Extension Office of the trip(s) they want to take by 10:00 AM on Friday, August 17, will FORFEIT any unaccepted trip(s) for which they were eligible and those trip(s) will pass to the next eligible 4-Her. 6. STATE TRIP PAPERWORK: As soon as a trip is accepted and no later than 10 AM on Friday, August 17, 4-Hers must pick up their State trip paperwork from the Extension Office. All State Fair trip forms must be completed, signed and returned to the County Fair Extension Office at or before the State Fair meetings take place – that is 5 PM on Thursday, August 16 for Non-Livestock State Fair trips and 3 PM on Friday, August 17 for Livestock State Fair trips. State Dog Show forms must be completed and returned to the County Fair Extension Office by 5:00 PM Thursday, August 16. State Horse Show paperwork must be completed and returned by Noon on Saturday, August 18 of County Fair.

7. STATE FAIR TRIP MEETINGS: The General (nonlivestock) trip meeting will be held at 5 PM on Thursday. The Livestock trip meeting will be held at 3 PM on Friday. Attendance by 4-ers and parents at the State Fair meetings is REQUIRED. Check with Extension staff if you have questions. 7. CHAPERONES: Chaperones will need to be identified before the State Fair meetings in order for 4-Hers to go to State Fair. Chaperones for ALL state trips must be screened 4-H volunteers. If a potential chaperone has not yet been screened, the volunteer screening paperwork must be submitted immediately upon accepting the assignment so that the screening process may be completed before the event begins. Check with Extension staff. Chaperones will be trained by Extension staff prior to their assignments. 8. PACKING & TRANSPORTING GENERAL EXHIBITS: 4-H members winning State Fair trips with a nonlivestock exhibit must pack and prepare their exhibit for transport to State Fair after 8 PM on Sunday evening of County Fair. Packed and

labeled exhibits should be left at the 4-H exhibit building as instructed by the Extension Staff. 4-Hers adjusting or packing their exhibits after Sunday MUST bring their packed and labeled exhibit to the Extension Office at 635 Florence Ave, Owatonna before 5 PM, Monday, August 20. 4-H Staff will deliver exhibits to State Fair on Tuesday morning after County Fair and return them to the Extension Office by the Wednesday after State Fair where they may be picked up by exhibitors. 4-Hers not meeting the 5 PM Monday deadline to pack and prepare their exhibit for transport and those with “heavy or delicate” exhibits will need to transport their own exhibits to State Fair Tuesday morning after County Fair. Extension Staff must be notified by if you plan to do this. 9. EXHIBIT AND LIVESTOCK LIABILITY: While normal precautions are taken in transporting and handling 4-H exhibits and livestock to State events, responsibility for the animal and/or exhibit is entirely the 4-H member’s and his/her family’s. If liability insurance on a show animal is desired, the 4-H member and his/her family must secure that insurance or any other type of insurance needed on that animal’s value. 4-H member and parents, on accepting a 4-H livestock trip, agree to the above responsibility for insurance. 10. REGISTRATION PAPERS: All exhibitors of registered 4-H project animals must present the original registration paper at the time of verification on entry day (Thursday) at the Minnesota State Fair. Registered animals must be registered in the exhibitor’s or exhibitor’s family name unless the animal is leased in which case the registration must be in the name of the lessor. Exhibitors with leased animals must follow the guidelines on the lease agreement as well as providing the registration papers when applicable. Exhibitors

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who cannot provide the proper registration papers will have their animals assigned to the appropriate commercial class. 11. BEEF: All Market Beef must be born on or after January 1. The RECOMMENDED State Fair minimum weight is 1,000 pounds. The REQUIRED State Fair maximum weight is 1,500 pounds for beef breeds and 1,600 for dairy breeds. Animals exceeding these weights can earn no higher than a blue ribbon. 12. DAIRY: Dairy Senior Yearlings that have calved will compete in the State Fair 2 year old class. Dairy Advanced animals at State Fair must show a complete butterfat record for 305 days. 13. DOGS: Only dogs ID’d on form 4H-MI-5578 will be eligible for State Dog Show. 14. GOATS: Goats eligible to show in the dairy goat classes are Alpine, Lamancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Toggenburg, recorded grades, grades or crosses of these breeds. Any breed may show in the market goat class. See details under the Goat project section. 15. SHEEP: All Market Lambs must be born on or after January 1st. The RECOMMENDED State Fair minimum weight is 105 pounds. The REQUIRED State Fair maximum weight is 170 pounds. (Animals exceeding this weight can earn no higher than a blue ribbon). 16. SWINE: Market swine may NOT be leased. Breeding Gilts can be leased. All market barrows and market gilts must be born on or after February 1. They must be ID’d by May 15th. The RECOMMENDED MINIMUM MARKET SWINE State Fair weight is 220 pounds. The REQUIRED State Fair maximum weight is 300 pounds. (Animals exceeding this weight can earn no higher than a blue ribbon). 17. LIVESTOCK GROOMING: All grooming of livestock at State Fair (all species) including clipping, trimming, doing top lines and blocking, must be done by the exhibitor, member of the exhibitor’s immediate family (parents, step-parents, legal guardians, brothers, sisters) or any other bonafide 4-H member from Minnesota. Icing of lambs in not allowed.

18. FLUID ADMINISTRATION / SHOWING & HANDLING PRACTICES: The use of drenching, mechanical pumping devices or other abnormal methods to administer water or fluids to animals will not be permitted. Administration of fluids for dehydration or other animal health reasons may be done only after approval from a veterinarian and show management. At any time after an animal arrives at the fair or livestock show premises, all treatments involving the use of drugs and/or medications shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian, except in breeding classes for sound management practices such as mastitis or pneumonia control. The use of showing and/or handling practices or devices such as striking animals to cause swelling, using electrical contrivance, or other similar practices are not acceptable and are prohibited. No artificial color may be used above the flank on beef animals. They are acceptable to be applied to the legs and hooves only. Any animal found to be in violation is not eligible for Purple Ribbon, Champion, Reserve Champion or 4-H Auction. Any exhibitor found in violation of these rules will be eliminated from further competition in the show and are ineligible for any livestock awards or premiums, including championships, the auction, showmanship, and interview competition. 19. LIVESTOCK HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: 4-Hers must follow the same livestock health requirements at State Fair as outlined for county fair. Be especially watchful of sheep fungus, as sheep with evidence of fungus will not be allowed to unload or show at State Fair. At this time, there are no state requirements for bovine tuberculosis (TB) testing for cattle. 20. EXHIBITOR CODE OF CONDUCT: Exhibitors must follow the County and State exhibitor rules of conduct and meet curfew deadlines. 21. DEMONSTRATIONS: Every member who does a Demonstration at State Fair will receive a $30 premium. This premium is for BOTH Livestock and General Demonstrations. State Fair Livestock Demonstrations must involve a live animal.

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LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS BEEF Beef Superintendents & Commitee Superintendents: Tanner Nelson, Cassie Balvitsch, Leah Hawkins Committee: Blake Arett, Sarah Mulert, Bailey Kruesel EXHIBIT CHOICES Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits in the Same Class Where 2 Are Allowed Listed In Show Order COW/CALF PAIR (Limit of 1 Pair-Shown at Pen and/or Ring) A-20-1 PB Beef Cow/Calf Pair at Pen A-20-70 Grade/Crossbreed Cow/Calf Pair at Pen A-20-2 PB Beef Cow/Calf Pair @ Ring A-20-71 Grade/Crossbreed Cow/Calf Pair @ Ring J-70-10 Cloverbud Beef (1) Refer to Cloverbud Section CALVES (Limit of 1 per class) A-50-70 Jr Dairy Steer (3-5 grade only) A-40-70 Jr Beef Calf (3-5 grade only) A-30-1 Beef Prospect Market Heifer A-30-2 Beef Prospect Market Steer A-3-1 Spring Breeding Heifer BREEDING HEIFERS (Total Limit of 2) A-1-70 Pure Breed Beef Breeding Heifer A-2-70 Grade/Cross Breed Beef Breeding Heifer MARKET BEEF (Limit of 2 per class) A-40-2 Market Beef Heifer A-40-1 Beef Steer A-50-1 Dairy Steer – Pure Dairy Breed A50-2 Dairy Steer – Cross Dairy Breed RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. 1. ENTRY / WEIGH-IN / ID VERIFICATION: Beef enter, weigh in, and have IDs verified on Tuesday, August 14 from 1 – 3 PM. 2. JUDGING: Project animals will be judged at the 4-H Beef Show on Wednesday, August 15 beginning at 3 PM with Cow/Calf at the pens and continuing in the Cattle Arena at 5 PM. 3. EXHIBIT LIMITS: Members may exhibit two beef steers, two dairy steers, two market heifers, and/or two breeding heifers. Only one calf per class can be shown. Only one cow/calf pair may be shown but it can be shown in the pen and/or in the ring.

CLASSES Spring Calf Fall Calf Summer yrlg Junior yrlg Senior yrlg Cow/Calf Prospect Calf Jr Beef Calf Jr Dairy Steer Market Beef Market Heifer Dairy Steer

BIRTHDATES Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2012 Sept.1-Dec. 31, 2011 May 1-Aug. 31, 2011 Jan. 1-April 30, 2011 Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2010 Calf born on or after January 1 of current year Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2012 March 1, 2012 or after January 1, 2012 or after Born on or after January 1 to August 31 of previous year Born on or after January 1 to August 31 of previous year Born on or after January 1 to August 31 of previous year

4. MARKET BEEF: will be mouthed at the County Fair scale to assure that age qualifications are met. Market beef with more than one visible eruption of permanent teeth can show for ribbon and premium only and will not be eligible for special awards or trips. An eruption is a pair of teeth. If only one tooth of the second eruption is visible it counts as a second eruption. 5. DAIRY STEERS: will be shown separately from the beef steers. Any beef-dairy crossbred steer will show with the beef steers. Pure Breed Dairy Steers must be 100% of one of the following Dairy Breeds to be accepted in the dairy steer show: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, and Jersey. Dairy steers showing permanent teeth may be shown but they can place no higher than a red ribbon and they will not be eligible for State Fair. Cross Breed Dairy Steers must be from the following breeds in any combination: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Montebeliarde, Normande, Red & White Holsteins, Norwegian Red and Viking Red (Swedish, Danish & Finnish Red). 6. SHOW DIVISIONS: If more than one market steer, market heifer, or dairy steer class is needed, they will be divided and shown by weight divisions. 7. RATE OF GAIN: There will be a voluntary Rate of Gain Contest for all Market Beef (steers & heifers combined) & Dairy Steers. The top five animals will receive a special premium. Champion and Reserve animals in each area will be eligible to go through the Market Sale with the “ceiling off”. 8. BEEF BREEDING HEIFER: Classes will be separated by breed, PB/Crossbreed, or age when numbers merit.

judged on production and knowledge of the 4-Her. The second division will have the pair shown in the ring and judged on conformation animal quality. Cow/Calf 9. COW/CALF: There will be and two divisions of the Cow / Calf state fair awards will be based on animal quality and project. The first division will have the pair penned and awardedontoproduction cow/calf and pairsknowledge that are shown in the The ring. judged of the 4-Her. Cow/Calfdivision pairs can be shown in either divisions. second will have the pair shownorinboth the ring and Any bonafide 4-H members allowed to assist the 4judged on conformation and are animal quality. Cow/Calf Her byfairshowing animals in the arena the state awardsone will ofbethe based on animal qualityforand cow/calf judging. Parents as a third awarded to cow/calf pairsmay thatassist are shown in person. the ring. can be shownPAIRS: in eitherborn or both 10. Cow/Calf CALVES pairs OF COW/CALF afterdivisions. May 15 Any allowed to 5assist 4mustbonafide be added4-H on members the cow’s are ID form within days the of birth Her one of in theby arena for Fair. the and by ID’dshowing with a State 4-Hthe earanimals tag or tattoo County cow/calf judging. Parents may as a third of person. This may or may not be theassist continuation a heifer 10. CALVES OF COW/CALF PAIRS: born are aftereligible May 15 project. Bull, steer and heifer calves for must be added theshould cow’s ID within days of birth cow/calf pairs. on They be form clipped and5 halter broke. ID’d with a State 4-H FAIR ear tagCOW/CALF or tattoo byTRIP: CountyIf Fair. 11. and DETERMINING STATE there This may may Fair not Cow/Calf be the continuation of a heifer is only oneorState trip, the following order project. Bull, steer and heifer for will be used to determine trip calves winner:are1)eligible Champion cow/calf pairs. They should be clipped and halter broke. Cow/Calf 2) Champion Prospect Market Calf 3) 11. DETERMINING STATE FAIR COW/CALF TRIP: IfCalf there5) Reserve Cow/Calf 4) Reserve Prospect Market is only one State Fair Cow/Calf trip, the following order rd th rd 3 Place Cow/ Calf 6) 4 Place Cow/Calf 7) 3 Place will be used to Calf determine trip winner: Champion Prospect1)Market Calf Prospect Market 8) 4th Place Cow/Calf Market Calfby 3) -- the number2) ofChampion State FairProspect trips is determined the Reserve 4) Reserve number ofCow/Calf participants and stateProspect quotas. Market Calf 5) rd Place Cow/ Calf 6) 4th Place Cow/Calf 7) 3rd Place 12. 3CALF CLASSES: A calf can be shown in only one of the th Place Prospect Market Calf Prospect 8) 4beef following Market classes:Calf junior calf, prospect market calf or -the number of State Fair trips Calves is determined theto the spring breeding heifer class. do not by have number of participants and state quotas. be from Cow/Calf project. 12. CALF CLASSES: A calf can be shown in only one of the 13. PROSPECT MARKET CALF: class (steers and heifers) following classes: junior beef calf, prospect market calf or is either for calves from an identified and exhibited the spring breeding heifer class. Calves do not have to cow/calf project or from a prospect market calf only be from Cow/Calf project. project (cow is not identified). Prospect Market Calves 13. PROSPECT MARKET CALF: class (steers and heifers) must have a state 4-H ear tag or a tattoo if registered. is either for calves from an identified and exhibited Heifers and steers are eligible and will show separately. cow/calf project or from a prospect market calf only Prospect market calves may be leased. project (cow is not identified). Prospect Market Calves 14. must JUNIOR CALF: is only project members haveBEEF ardstate 4-H ear tag for or abeef tattoo if registered. th grade on January 1, 2012. This through 5 who are in 3 Heifers and steers are eligible and will show separately. calf may market or may not may be from the cow/calf pair of an Prospect calves be leased. immediate member of the family. 14. JUNIOR BEEF CALF: is only for beef project members 15. who JUNIOR STEER: is for project members are inDAIRY 3rd through 5th grade on beef January 1, 2012. This rd through 5th grade on January 1, 2012. who were in 3 calf may or may not be from the cow/calf pair of an 16. immediate SPRING BREEDING HEIFER member of the family.CALF: does not have to come from a cow/calf weaned. 15. JUNIOR DAIRY STEER:pair. is for Calf beef must projectbemembers Registered must5have a tattoo or tag 1, matching th grade who were incalves 3rd through on January 2012. the registration papers. HEIFER CALF: does not have to 16. SPRING BREEDING come from a cow/calf pair. Calf must be weaned. Market Beef Weight for State Registered calves Requirements must have a tattoo or tag Fair: matching the -registration The recommended State Fair minimum weight is 1,000 papers. pounds; the required State Fair maximum weight (animals cannot exceed thisRequirements weight) is 1,500 Animals Market Beef Weight forpounds. State Fair: these weight guidelines can place noishigher -exceeding The recommended State Fair minimum weight 1,000 than a blue pounds; the ribbon. required State Fair maximum weight (animals Dairy Steer Weight State Fair: cannot exceed thisRequirements weight) is 1,500for pounds. Animals - The recommended State Fair minimum weight is 1,000 exceeding these weight guidelines can place no higher pounds; theribbon. required State Fair maximum weight (animals than a blue Dairy Steer Weight Requirements for pounds. State Fair: cannot exceed this weight) is 1,600 Animals - The recommended State Fair minimum weight is 1,000 pounds; the required State Fair maximum weight (animals cannot exceed this weight) is 1,600 pounds. Animals exceeding these weight guidelines can place no higher than a blue ribbon. AWARDS

2012 Steele County Free Fair ♦ Page 65 AWARDS exceeding these weight guidelines can place no higher than a blue COW/CALF ribbon. CHAMPION KNOWLEDGE award Is sponsored by Nelson Livestock Farms CHAMPION COW/CALF EXHIBIT award is sponsored by AWARDS Mulert’s Southside Simmentals, Owatonna CHAMPION COW/CALF KNOWLEDGE award Is sponsored by Nelson Farmsaward will be given by Krause TOP JUNIORLivestock DAIRY STEER Feeds and Supplies, Inc., Hope CHAMPION COW/CALF EXHIBIT award is sponsored by Mulert’s Southside Simmentals, TOP JUNIOR BEEF CALF award is Owatonna sponsored by SunOpta, Inc. Hope TOP JUNIOR DAIRY STEER award will be given by Krause Feeds andBEEF Supplies, Inc., Hope CHAMPION PROSPECT MARKET CALF award is given in Memory of Clarence TOP JUNIOR BEEF CALF award is Mulert sponsored by SunOpta,

Inc. - HopeBREEDING HEIFER award is given by Norman CHAMPION and Joann Buck Family, Owatonna CHAMPION BEEF PROSPECT MARKET CALF award is

given in Memory of Clarence Mulertis given by Nick & CHAMPION MARKET HEIFER award Deb McGregor in Memory Rolland andbyBetty CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER of award is given Norman Biesterfeld and Joann Buck Family, Owatonna CHAMPIONMARKET BEEF STEER award is is sponsored by Sharon & CHAMPION HEIFER award given by Nick & Lance Davis Deb McGregor in Memory of Rolland and Betty BiesterfeldDAIRY STEER award is given by the Larry and CHAMPION

Mary Richards In Memory Gary Richards, Ellendale CHAMPION BEEF STEER award of is sponsored by Sharon & Lance Davis CHAMPION MARKET BEEF is an award sponsored by Mike and Gretchen Supalla,award New isRichland CHAMPION DAIRY STEER given by the Larry and Mary Richards In Memory of Gary Richards, Ellendale JUNIOR BEEF SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION is given a scotch comb sponsored Agency CHAMPION MARKET BEEF isbyanSteve awardCarroll sponsored by Mike and Gretchen Supalla, New Richland State Farm Insurance, Owatonna. JUNIOR BEEF SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION is given a is INTERMEDIATE BEEF SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION scotch Steve CarrollGrass Agency given comb a steelsponsored show stickbyby the James Family, State Farm Insurance, Owatonna. Owatonna INTERMEDIATE SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION is SENIOR BEEF BEEF SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION is presented given by by theCurtis Jamesand Grass Family, with aa steel showshow halterstick given Bernie Jensen Owatonna Family. SENIOR BEEFRATE SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION is presented CHAMPION OF GAIN MARKET BEEF award is given with a show halter given by Curtis and Bernie Jensen by Alphonso J. Langer and Family, Owatonna Family. TOP FIVE RATE OF GAIN MARKET BEEF receive CHAMPION RATE OF$4, GAIN premiums of $5, $3,MARKET $2, $1 BEEF award is given by Alphonso J. Langer and Family, Owatonna CHAMPION RATE OF GAIN DAIRY STEER award is TOP FIVE RATEby OFKlecker GAIN MARKET BEEF receive sponsored Livestock Hauling, Jim Klecker premiums of $5, $4, $3, $2, $1 TOP FIVE RATE OF GAIN DAIRY STEERS receive CHAMPION RATE OF$4, GAIN premiums of $5, $3,DAIRY $2, $1 STEER award is sponsored by Klecker Livestock Hauling, Jim Klecker CHAMPION RATE OF GAIN BEEF PROSPECT MARKET TOP FIVE GAIN by DAIRY STEERSBank receive CALFRATE awardOF is given 1st National of Waseca – premiums of $5, $4, $3, $2, $1 Hope Branch CHAMPION RATE OF GAIN BEEF PROSPECT MARKET TOP FIVE RATE OF BEEF stPROSPECT MARKET CALVES CALF award is given by 1 National Bank of Waseca – receive premiums of $5, $4, $3, $2, $1 Hope Branch JUNIOR BEEF INTERVIEW CHAMPION award sponsored TOP FIVE RATE OF BEEF PROSPECT MARKET CALVES by Howard & Kay Anderson receive premiums of $5, $4, $3, $2, $1 SENIOR BEEF INTERVIEW CHAMPION award sponsored by Shady Lawn Seeds; Mike, Cindy and Justin Wesely TOP BEEF HERDSMANSHIP CLUB award is given by the Central Livestock Association, South St. Paul

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DAIRY Dairy Superintendents & Committee Superintendents: Kelsey Mussman, Travis Thamert & Kendra Schroeder Committee: Matt Kern, Taylor Jirousek & Makaila Klejeski EXHIBIT CHOICES Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits in the Same Class Where 2 Are Allowed Listed In Show Order J70-30

Cloverbud Dairy (1) Refer to Cloverbud Section

JUNIOR CALF (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) Exhibited by 3-5 graders only B-1-70 Ayrshire Jr Calf B-2-70 Brown Swiss Jr Calf B-3-70 Guernsey Jr Calf B-5-70 Jersey Jr Calf B-6-70 M/Shorthorn Jr Calf B-14-70 PB Holstein Jr Calf B-15-70 Grade Holstein Jr Calf B-20-70 Crossbred/Other Br Jr Calf WINTER SENIOR CALF (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) B-1-1 Ayrshire Winter Sr Calf B-2-1 Brown Swiss Winter Sr Calf B-3-1 Guernsey Winter Sr Calf B-5-1 Jersey Winter Sr Calf B-6-1 M/Shorthorn Winter Sr Calf B-14-1 PB Holstein Winter Sr Calf B-15-1 Grade Holstein Winter Sr Calf B-20-1 Crossbred/Other Br Winter Sr Calf FALL SENIOR CALF (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) B-1-2 Ayrshire Fall Sr Calf B-2-2 Brown Swiss Fall Sr Calf B-3-2 Guernsey Fall Sr Calf B-5-2 Jersey Fall Sr Calf B-6-2 M/Shorthorn Fall Sr Calf B-14-2 PB Holstein Fall Sr Calf B-15-2 Grade Holstein Fall Sr Calf B-20-2 Crossbred/Other Breed Fall Sr Calf SUMMER JUNIOR YRLG (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) B-1-3 Ayrshire Summer Jr Yrlg B-2-3 Brown Swiss Summer Jr Yrlg B-3-3 Guernsey Summer Jr Yrlg B-5-3 Jersey Summer Jr Yrlg B-6-3 M/Shorthorn Summer Jr Yrlg B-14-3 PB Holstein Summer Jr Yrlg B-15-3 Grade Holstein Summer Jr Yrlg B-20-3 Crossbred/Other Breed Summer Jr Yrlg

SPRING JUNIOR YRLG (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) B-1-4 Ayrshire Spring Jr Yrlg B-2-4 Brown Swiss Spring Jr Yrlg B-3-4 Guernsey Spring Jr Yrlg B-5-4 Jersey Spring Jr Yrlg B-6-4 M/Shorthorn Spring Jr Yrlg B-14-4 PB Holstein Spring Jr Yrlg B-15-4 Grade Holstein Spring Jr Yrlg B-20-4 Crossbred/Other Breed Spring Jr Yrlg WINTER SENIOR YRLG (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) B-1-5 Ayrshire Winter Sr Yrlg B-2-5 Brown Swiss Winter Sr Yrlg B-3-5 Guernsey Winter Sr Yrlg B-5-5 Jersey Winter Sr Yrlg B-6-5 M/Shorthorn Winter Sr Yrlg B-14-5 PB Holstein Winter Sr Yrlg B-15-5 Grade Holstein Winter Sr Yrlg B-20-5 Crossbred/Other Breed Winter Sr Yrlg FALL SENIOR YRLG (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) B-1-6 Ayrshire Fall Sr Yrlg B-2-6 Brown Swiss Fall Sr Yrlg B-3-6 Guernsey Fall Sr Yrlg B-5-6 Jersey Fall Sr Yrlg B-6-6 M/Shorthorn Fall Sr Yrlg B-14-6 PB Holstein Fall Sr Yrlg B-15-6 Grade Holstein Fall Sr Yrlg B-20-6 Crossbred/Other Breed Fall Sr Yrlg JUNIOR 2 YR OLD (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) Includes Sr.Yrlgs that have calved B-1-7 Ayrshire Junior 2 Yr Old B-2-7 Brown Swiss Junior 2 Yr Old B-3-7 Guernsey Junior 2 Yr Old B-5-7 Jersey Junior 2 Yr Old B-6-7 M/Shorthorn Junior 2 Yr Old B-14-7 PB Holstein Junior 2 Yr Old B-15-7 Grade Holstein Junior 2 Yr Old B-20-7 Crossbred/Other Breed Junior 2 Yr Old SENIOR 2 YR OLD (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) B-1-8 Ayrshire Senior 2 Yr Old B-2-8 Brown Swiss Senior 2 Yr Old B-3-8 Guernsey Senior 2 Yr Old B-5-8 Jersey Senior 2 Yr Old B-6-8 M/Shorthorn Senior 2 Yr Old B-14-8 PB Holstein Senior 2 Yr Old B-15-8 Grade Holstein Senior 2 Yr Old B-20-8 Crossbred/Other Breed Senior 2 Yr Old 3 & 4 YR OLD COW & AGED COW (Unlimited Entries) 3 & 4 Year Olds B-1-9 Ayrshire 3-4 Yr Old B-2-9 Brown Swiss 3-4 Yr Old

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B-3-9 Guernsey 3-4 Yr Old B-5-9 Jersey 3-4 Yr Old B-6-9 M/Shorthorn 3-4 Yr Old B-14-9 PB Holstein 3-4 Yr Old B-15-9 Grade Holstein 3-4 Yr Old B-20-9 Crossbred/Other Breed 3-4 Yr Old Aged Cows-5 Yrs+ B-1-11 Ayrshire Aged Cow B-2-11 Brown Swiss Aged Cow B-3-11 Guernsey Aged Cow B-5-11 Jersey Aged Cow B-6-11 M/Shorthorn Aged Cow B-14-11 PB Holstein Aged Cow B-15-11 Grade Holstein Aged Cow B-20-11 Crossbred/Other Breed Aged Cow DRY COW (Limit of 4 - not more than 2/class) Non-Lactating 2 Yr+ B-1-12 Ayrshire Dry Cow B-2-12 Brown Swiss Dry Cow B-3-12 Guernsey Dry Cow B-5-12 Jersey Dry Cow B-6-12 M/Shorthorn Dry Cow B-14-12 PB Holstein Dry Cow B-15-12 Grade Holstein Dry Cow B-20-12 Crossbred/Other Breed Dry Cow B-70-1 B-70-2 B-70-3

DAIRY GENETICS (must show animal(s))(unltd #) (calves, yearlings, non-milking 2 Yr Olds) DAIRY PRODUCTION (must show animal(s)) (unltd #) (2 yr+ with at least 305 days in milk) DAIRY HERD MGMT (3 animals/at least one Freshened / 1 breed) (from 1 herd)

CLASSES Junior calf (3-5 graders) Winter calf Fall calf Summer Junior Yearling Spring Junior Yearling Winter Senior Yearling Fall Senior Yearling Junior 2 year old Senior 2 year old Three year old cows Four year old cows Cow, five years & older Dry Cow

BIRTHDATES Mar 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012 Dec 1, 2011 to Feb 29, 2012 Sept 1 to Nov 30, 2011 June 1 to August 31, 2011 March 1 to May 31, 2011 Dec 1, 2010 to Feb 28, 2011 Sept 1 to Nov 30, 2010 March 1 to Aug 31, 2010 Sept 1, 2009 to Feb 29, 2010 Sept 1, 2008 to Aug 31, 2009 Sept 1, 2007 to Aug 31, 2008 Born before Sept 1, 2007 Born before Sept 1, 2010

2. JUDGING: Project animals will be judged at the 4-H

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RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. 1. ENTRY / ID VERIFICATION: Dairy ID verification will be

at the barns on Wednesday, August 15 from 9 AM - 12 Noon.

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Dairy Show on Thursday, August 16 beginning with showmanship at 8:30 AM in the Cattle Arena. Each breed will be shown separately. The show will start with Cloverbuds followed by Senior, Intermediate and Junior Showmanship, and then move through the classes by age. EXHIBIT LIMITS: 4-Hers may show four animals per division, but not more than two per class (i.e. Jr Calf, Wtr Sr Calf, Spr Jr Yrlg, Jr 2 Yr Old etc.) except for advanced cows (3 yr+ lactating cows) where an unlimited number may be shown. Only one dairy herd exhibit may be entered. Members entering animals in the Genetics and/or Production class(es) must also show those animals in another dairy class. BREEDS & CLASSES: a) Grade, purebred or crossbred animals may be taken as project animals. b) Dairy breed classes include Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Holstein and “Crossbred and Other Breeds”. c) Animals must be shown in the “Crossbred and Other Breeds” class if they are less than 7/8’s or 87% of any one of the six purebred breeds listed above or if they are a dairy breed other than Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, or Holstein. d) All color breeds will be shown with both registered and grade in the same class (i.e. – Grade Jerseys show together with Registered Jerseys.) LEASING: Dairy members may show a leased animal if a signed copy of the lease agreement and ID forms are on file at the Extension Office by May 15. The leased animal must be a calf or yearling unless the leased cow was shown previously by the same 4-Her as a calf or yearling. The leased animal may only be shown by the 4Her (not by owner/others) while the lease is in effect. Members must assume responsibility for care and management of the leased animal. DAIRY PRODUCTION CLASS: Details and applications for production entries will be sent to members in time to return information to the Extension Office by the August 1 deadline. The Production Class is limited to two year old or older animals that have completed a 305 day lactation record with an official DHIA test record (type test code less than 40). Cows must have at least 305 days in milk. First lactation animals with less than 305 days in milk should be entered in the Dairy Genetics class. Cows should be identified with DHI herd code, computer number, registration or 9-digit ear tag number, and barn name. Provide the calving date of the cow’s production record as well as the 2-digit type test code. Report the cow’s most recent 305 - 2x - M.E. record (complete or more than 305 days in milk). Ranking will be based on value of product at the last completed lactation 305 day M.E. DAIRY GENETICS INDEX CLASS: Details and applications for Genetics entries will be sent to members in time to return information to the Extension Office by the

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August 1 deadline. Genetics is limited to animals less than 3 years old that have not completed a 305-day lactation record. Other animals should be entered in the Dairy Production Class. All heifers entered must be sired by a bull with a published sire summary or by a young A.I. bull with a Pedigree Index available on the sire summary tape. (A Pedigree Index will have a “*” printed next to the dollar value on the DHI Report.) Dam must be identified by register or ear tag number with DHI herd code, herd code computer number, and farm name 8. EXHIBITOR CLOTHING: Although all white clothing is traditionally worn at dairy shows, white clothing is optional, NOT MANDATORY, in the Steele County 4-H Dairy Show. The official judge will be instructed to disregard whether 4-Hers wear white or not, when placing classes and in showmanship. 9. 4-H Dairy Stars Awards – New in 2012: This year, the dairy project will be piloting the Steele County 4-H Dairy Stars Awards. This program mimics the 4-H Dairy Showcase at the Minnesota State Fair, and will be recognizing and rewarding youth for their involvement and project development in the 4-H dairy project. It will recognize efforts in: mentorship, leadership, 4-H involvement, 4-H activities and accomplishments. The score sheet for this award is broken down as follows: Dairy Livestock Interview (15%), showmanship (15%) Dairy Judging (20%), Dairy Bowl Teams (10%) and Leadership Profile (40%). Awards will be distributed in a scholarship form to three Juniors (Grades 3-8) and five Seniors (Grades 9-13) at the Parade of Champions. Applications will be mailed out and be due back to the Extension Office by July 15th.

AWARDS KOTTKE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN DAIRY gift award given by Kottke Jewelers, Owatonna, to an outstanding 4-H Dairy member, who is at least a high school senior and who has provided leadership in the dairy project as well as excelling in show ring performance. This award can only be won once. JUNIOR CHAMPION REGISTERED HOLSTEIN award will be given by the Associated Milk Producers, Inc. JUNIOR CHAMPION GRADE HOLSTEIN award sponsored by the C.S.A., Lodge MN #210, Owatonna JUNIOR CHAMPION COLOR BREED award given by Viracon, Owatonna SENIOR CHAMPION REGISTERED HOLSTEIN award is given by Vic Calverley Family in His Memory. SENIOR CHAMPION GRADE HOLSTEIN award sponsored by Brad and Lorrie Rugg SENIOR CHAMPION COLOR BREED award given by Silvin Pribyl Family .

RUTH DEMMER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR GRAND CHAMPION DAIRY - a traveling trophy is given by the Demmer Family in Memory of Ruth Demmer. Any member winning this award three times in a row will keep the traveling trophy. Another award will also be given each year for the member to keep. CHAMPION ROSETTE RIBBONS are sponsored by David Demmer Family, New Richland for the six Champion animals listed above. RESERVE CHAMPION ROSETTE RIBBONS are sponsored by Don Schroht Family in Memory of Albert and Doris Schroht for the six Reserve Champion animals as listed above. BEST UDDERED DAIRY ANIMAL award is given by Shady Lawn Seeds; Mike, Cindy & Justin Wesely DAIRY PRODUCTION CHAMPION receives an award from the I.B.A. Dairy Supplies, Owatonna for exhibiting the top producing 4-H dairy animal shown at the Steele County Fair (based on an official DHIA milk test). In addition, the Steele County A.D.A. will give premiums for Blue - $20, Red - $15, White - $10 placings in the production division. DAIRY GENETICS award will be given by Darwin and Barb Kasper Family, Medford. JUNIOR DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP award is sponsored by Rick and Gail Demmer, Ellendale. INTERMEDIATE DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP award is sponsored by Sampson Dairy Foods. SENIOR DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP award is sponsored by Mary Larson in Memory of Bruce Larson, Claremont JUNIOR DAIRY INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff & Mary Loveless SENIOR DAIRY INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Kerncrest Holsteins. TOP DAIRY HERDSMANSHIP CLUB award is given by Rusty and Barb Paulson Family

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DOG TRAINING EXHIBIT CHOICES 2 Dog Limit – 1 per Class except for Brace & 4 Dog Team OBEDIENCE (1 Dog per class) Z-2-1 Beginner A (1) - For a 4-Her and his/her dog in the first year of training at home or in an organized class. The 4-Her may participate in this class only once during their 4-H career. A dog is ineligible if it has more than ten (10) weeks of training in any organized class prior to enrolling in beginner level 4-H training classes or if it has achieved one leg of its AKC-CD. Z-2-2 Beginner B (1) - For a 4-Her with previous obedience training experience who is working with a new dog or a dog with previous experience in organized training class. The 4-Her may participate in this class for only one year with the same dog. A dog that has achieved one leg of its AKC-CD is ineligible. Z-2-3 Graduate Beginner (1) - Dogs will perform the long sit, long down, stand for examination, and recall off lead. A 4-Her and dog may participate in this class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county or state show level. A dog having achieved one leg of its AKC-CD is ineligible. Z-2-4 Novice (1) For a 4-Her and his/her dog having received a blue ribbon in a beginner class or those members who wish to enter because of previous training. A 4-Her and dog may participate in this class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county or state show level. A dog with an AKC-CD is ineligible for this class. Z-2-5 Graduate Novice (1) For 4-H members and dogs who previously participated in the novice class and received a blue ribbon or those members who wish to enter because of previous training. 4-Her can stay in the class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county or state show level. A dog having one leg toward an AKC- CDX is ineligible for this class. Z-2-6 Pre-Open (1) - 4-Her can stay in this class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county or state show level. A dog with one leg toward an AKC-CDX is ineligible for this class. Z-2-7 Open (1) - 4-Her can stay in this class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county or state show level. A dog with an AKC- CDX is ineligible. Z-2-8 Graduate Open (1) - 4-Her can stay in this class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county or state show level. A dog with one leg of an AKC-UD is ineligible for this class. Z-2-9 Pre-Utility (1) - All exercises are performed off leash. A 4-Her and dog many participate in this class until receiving a blue ribbon at the county or state show level. A dog with one leg of it’s’ AKC-UD is ineligible. Z-2-10 Utility (1) Unrestricted. (Does not count as obedience.)

Z-2-11 Veteran’s Obedience - Dogs must be at least seven years old or older. Dogs must be trained to the Graduate Novice level. If a dog under the age of seven years has been found unfit to jump (broad jump and high jump) by a licensed practicing veterinarian, it will be allowed to compete in this class. Once a dog competes in Veterans at the county show level, it can never again be shown in any agility class or other obedience class (other than Brace and Four Dog Team), even if being trained and exhibited by another 4-Her. The Novice score sheet will be used for judging. Z-2-12 Brace (1) - For 4-Hers who have two dogs of their own or for those who wish to team up and train a brace. The stand for examination, recall, long sit and down will be done off lead. No particular level of training is required or prohibited in this class. The Graduate Beginner Score Card will be used in judging. (Does not count as obedience.) Z-2-13 Four Dog Team (1) For 4-Hers who wish to work together in training their dogs to perform as a unit of four. The heel on leash and figure 8 will be on lead. The stand for examination and the recall will be done off lead. Dogs will be called simultaneously. The one minute long sit and three minute long down will be done off leash with the handler in sight. The FourDog Team Score Card will be used in judging (One score card per team.) (Does not count as obedience) SHOWMANSHIP (1 Dog per class) Z-3-1 Junior Novice Showmanship (1) For 4-Hers who are in third through eighth grade on January 1, 2012. It is judged entirely on the member’s ability to groom and show the dog by breed standards. A crossbred dog should be shown and groomed by the breed standard it resembles. Conformation of the dog is not evaluated. Once the 4-Her receives a blue ribbon in this class, he moves to Jr. Open if he is still Jr. age. If he becomes a Sr. just after receiving a blue in this class, he would advance to Sr. Novice. Z-3-2 Junior Open Showmanship (1) (3-8 gr) - For the 4H member who has achieved a blue ribbon in Junior Novice and is still in 3rd - 8th gr. 4-Hers stay in this class until they are in 9th grade, even if they receive a blue. The fall they enter 9th grade, is the 4-H year they advance to the Sr. Novice class. Z-3-3 Senior Novice Showmanship - For 4-Hers who are in ninth grade or higher on January 1, 2012, it is judged entirely on the member’s ability to groom and show the dog by breed standards. A crossbred dog should be shown and groomed if the dog is not evaluated. Once a blue ribbon is received, 4-Her advances to Sr. Open class.

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Z-3-4 Senior Open Showmanship (1) (9 gr +) - For the 9th grade and older 4-H member who has achieved a blue ribbon in Senior Novice. AGILITY Agility Classes may be divided according to the jump heights as follows: Mini Jump Heights of 6” and 12” Open Jump Heights of 18” and 24” Z-1-1 Beginner Agility - 4-Her/Dog Team will do a simple “S”, “M” or “U” shaped course with ten obstacles. The standard course time is 60 seconds. All dogs will be shown on leash, wearing flat collars. Members may show at this level until achieving a round of 5 or fewer faults in competition and then must advance to the next level the following year. A dog with a leg toward any agility title is ineligible. Z-1-5 Elementary Agility - 4-Her / Dog Team will do a simple “S”, “M” or “U” shaped course with ten obstacles. The standard course time is 60 seconds. All dogs will be shown off leash. The handler may decide if the dog is shown with or without a collar. Members must show at this level until achieving a round of 5 or fewer faults in competition and then must advance to the next level the following year. A dog with a leg toward a USDAA or NADAC, UKC or an AKC-Novice agility title is ineligible, as is a handler having earned a USDAA Junior Handler Program (UJHP) Elementary certificate. Z-1-10 Intermediate Agility – 4-Her / Dog Team will do a course slightly more challenging than a figure 8 consisting of 12 – 14 obstacles. The standard course time is 75 seconds. Dogs, at the handler’s option, may be shown with or without a collar, but must be off leash. Members must show at this level until achieving a round of 5 faults or less in competition and then must advance to the next level the following year. Dogs with a leg toward a UKC title, a NADAC or USDAA regular title, or a leg toward an AKJCOpen agility title are ineligible, as is a handler having a earned a UJHP Intermediate Certificate. Z-1-15 Senior Agility – 4-Her/Dog Team will do a course slightly more challenging than a figure 8 consisting of 13 - 15 obstacles. Dogs are shown with no collar or leash. The standard course time will be computed at 2 yards per second, but not exceeding 75 seconds. Members must show at this level until achieving a round of 5 faults or less in competition and then may advance to the next level the following year or have the option to stay at this level for a maximum of three years of 5 faults or less. After the third year of 5 faults or less, members must advance to the next level the following year. Z-1-25 Jumpers 1 - This class corresponds to the ability of dogs and handlers in the Beginner and Elementary standard levels. A total of 10-13 obstacles are used. The standard course time is 50 seconds which may cross a maximum of two times. Dogs may be shown

on or off leash at this level. Dogs may wear a flat buckle collar with no tags or other attachments. A score of 5 or fewer faults is required to move to the Jumpers 2 level. Z-1-30 Jumpers 2 - This class corresponds roughly to the ability of dogs and handlers in Intermediate and Senior standard classes. The course is a total of 1316 obstacles used and will cross 2 or 3 times. The standard course time will be computed at 2.5 yards per second for dogs jumping 4”, 8” and 12” and at 2.75 yards per second for dogs jumping 16” and 20”. All dogs must be shown off leash. The handler may decide if the dog is shown with or without a collar. Members must show at this level until achieving a round of 5 faults or less in competition and then may advance to the next level the following year or have the option to stay at this level for a maximum of three years of 5 faults or less. After the third year of 5 faults or less, member must advance to the next level the following year. Z-1-35 Jumpers 3 - This course corresponds to the ability level of handlers and dogs in the advanced standard class. A total of 16-20 obstacles are used and the course design will include 2-4 crossing patterns. Dogs must be shown with no collar or leash. The standard course time will be computed at 3.0 yards per second for dogs jumping 4, 8, and 12” and at 3.25 yards per second for dogs jumping 16 and 20”. Dogs may compete at this level indefinitely. 4-Hers may drop back to Jumpers 2 if they find competition difficult at Jumpers 3 level provided they have not yet earned a blue ribbon in the Jumpers 3 level or previously earned 3 runs of 5 faults or less in Jumpers 2 level. RALLY Rally is a sport where the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge combining the fast pace of Agility and the exercises of Obedience. The dog and handler will proceed through a course of designated stations. Each station has a sign giving instructions regarding the skills that are to be performed. Handlers are permitted to talk, praise, encourage, clap their hands, pat their legs or use any verbal means of encouragement. Multiple commands and/or signals are allowed. The handler may not touch the dog or make any physical corrections. At any time during the performance, loud or harsh commands or intimidating signals will be penalized. Z-4-1 Pre-Novice - Same as Beginner A & B. Exercises will be performed on leash. The participant must earn a blue ribbon to advance. Course includes 8-12 signs, with 1-2 stationary signs. Z-4-2 Novice - Same as Graduate Beginner and Novice Obedience. It is performed on leash and must earn a blue ribbon to advance. The course includes 10-15 signs with 3-5 stationary signs, and minimum of three signs from Novice.

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Z-4-3 Pre-Advanced - Same as Graduate Novice, PreOpen or Open. Exercises are performed off leash. The participant must earn a blue ribbon to advance. The course includes 12-17 signs, with 3-7 stationary signs, and a minimum of 3 signs from Pre-Advanced. Z-4-4 Advanced - Same as Graduate Open or Pre-Utility. Exercises will be performed off leash. 4-Her has the option to compete in this level until they earn three blues with the same dog, but if they chose to compete in Excellent, they can’t move back to Advanced. The course includes 12-17 signs, with 3-7 stationary signs, with a minimum of 2 Pre-Advanced, 1 Advanced, and 1 jump sign. Z-4-5 Excellent - Same as Utility. Exercises are performed off leash. The course must include 15-20 signs with 37 stationary signs, and a minimum of 2 advanced signs, 1 excellent sign, 2 jump signs and an honor station. Z-4-6 Veteran - Class for dogs that are too old and unfit to jump. Dogs must at least be 7 years old unless they are found unfit to jump by a licensed, practicing veterinarian. Once a dog competes in Veterans Rally class at the county show level, it can never again be shown in an agility class, obedience class of PreOpen or higher. The course will consist of 12-15 exercises from Pre-Novice through Advanced, an honor station, with the exception of sending over jumps. RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. Additional information, class requirements, and rules/regulations can be found in the “MN 4-H Agility, Obedience, Showmanship and Rally Rules and Guidelines” and in the “Steele County 4-H Dog Project Handbook.” 1. CLASS REGISTRATION: 4-Hers exhibit in the classes corresponding to the level of training they and their dog have received. Any 4-Her who has received an AKC, UKC or CKC title must compete above that degree. 2. DOG DEMONSTRATION AT COUNTY FAIR: The 4-H Dog Demonstration during County Fair is on Tuesday, August 14 beginning at 5:30 PM in the Cattle Arena. All members MUST participate to receive their premiums, championships, special awards and State Dog Show eligibility as earned at the previous qualifying show. 3. NUMBER DOGS ELIGIBLE: 4-Hers may show two dogs but only one per class. 4-Hes may not substitute or change dogs after the Qualifying Show in Obedience or Showmanship for any reason. A dog may be handled by only one 4-Her in obedience but may be handled by another family member in showmanship. 4. AGE OF DOGS: Dogs must be over 6 months old at the time of training.

5. PRIOR TRAINING: Any 4-Her that has received an AKC, UKC or CKC title must compete above that degree. 6. STATE QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS: The qualifying competitions for State Dog Show eligibility will be held July 31 (Graduate Beg & Higher Obedience and Showmanship) and August 7 (Beg. A & B Obedience and Agility) at the Fairgrounds Beer Garden. Any 4-Her, who has completed 4th grade and receives a blue ribbon or places 1st or 2nd with at least 100 points in a class of no blue ribbons, will be eligible for the State Dog Show – if they have met the county attendance and work requirements. (NOTE: If the 4-Her advances to the State Show on a “red ribbon”, he/she cannot stay in this class for a second year). A 4-Her winning a trip to the State Dog Show held in September at the State Fairgrounds must return his completed registration form and fee to the Extension Office by 5 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012. 4-Hers who have completed 8th grade and compete as Juniors at County Fair will also compete as Juniors at the State Show, if eligible (even though at that time they will be in 9th grade). 7. CLASS GRADE LEVELS: Grade levels in the Dog project are different than most other 4-H project areas. They are: JR - 4-Hers who have completed 8th gr & lower SR - 4-Hers who have completed 9th gr + Juniors and Seniors compete together in dog classes EXCEPT in Showmanship Classes where they are evaluated separately. 8. CLASS ADVANCEMENT: a) 4-Hers may skip a class or classes, but once skipped, the 4-Her may not drop back to the lower class the following year. b) A 4-Her may train in either Beg. A or Beg. B for only one year. 4-Her then advances to Graduate Beginner. Members do not advance from Beg. A to Beg. B. c) A 4-Her may work with a new dog previously shown by another 4-Her. If the dog has been trained and/or shown at the Novice level or higher, it may drop back only one class level. AWARDS Medallions or small trophies will be awarded as follows: BEGINNER A – Larry Reese, Owatonna BEGINNER B – Paws T’ Notice, Arlene Caron, Owatonna GRADUATE BEGINNER – Larry Reese, Owatonna NOVICE – Paws T’ Notice, Arlene Caron, Owatonna GRADUATE NOVICE – Fairview Animal Medical Center, Owatonna PRE-OPEN – Knights of Columbus, Medford-Deerfield OPEN – Knights of Columbus, Medford- Deerfield GRADUATE OPEN – Mike and Julie Mussman Family, Claremont

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BEGINNER AGILITY – WFLA Lodge #127, Owatonna

PRE-UTILITY – Owatonna Veterinary Hospital, Dr. James Gute UTILITY – TLC Pet Grooming, Owatonna

ELEMENTARY AGILITY – Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff and Mary Loveless INTERMEDIATE AGILITY – Steele County Humane Society

VETERANS’ OBEDIENCE – Dagry Tooling, Owatonna

SENIOR AGILITY – Fairview Animal Medical Center, Owatonna JUMPERS 1 – Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff and Mary Loveless JUMPERS 2 – Hometown Motors, Owatonna

BRACE – Dagry Tooling, Owatonna FOUR DOG TEAM – Hound Street Arts JUNIOR NOVICE SHOWMANSHIP – TLC Pet Grooming, Owatonna

JUMPERS 3 – WFLA Lodge #127, Owatonna PRE-NOVICE RALLY – Dirty Paws

JUNIOR OPEN SHOWMANSHIP – Steele County Humane Society

NOVICE RALLY – Dirty Paws

SENIOR NOVICE SHOWMANSHIP – Mike & Julie Mussman Family, Claremont

ADVANCED RALLY – M. C. Fitness

SENIOR OPEN SHOWMANSHIP – Owatonna Veterinary Hospital, Dr. James Gute

PRE-ADVANCED RALLY – M. C. Fitness JUNIOR DOG INTERVIEW CHAMPION – Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff & Mary Loveless SENIOR DOG INTERVIEW CHAMPION – Tim and Deb Arlt, Owatonna

BEGINNER AGILITY – WFLA Lodge #127, Owatonna ELEMENTARY AGILITY – Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff and Mary Loveless INTERMEDIATE AGILITY – Steele County Humane Society

2012

SENIOR AGILITY – Fairview Animal Medical Center, Owatonna JUMPERS 1 – Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff and Mary Loveless JUMPERS 2 – Hometown Motors, Owatonna JUMPERS 3 – WFLA Lodge #127, Owatonna PRE-NOVICE RALLY – Dirty Paws

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GOAT Goat Superintendents & Committee Superintendents: Brandon Hanson, Adam Manderfeld & Alex Spinler Committee: Abby Crabtree, Noah Loveless, Grant Kyllo & Garrett Kyllo EXHIBIT CHOICES Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits in the Same Class Where 2 Are Allowed Listed In Show Order J-70-40 Cloverbud Goat (1) Refer to Cloverbud Section BREEDING GOATS (Limit 2 per class) C-4-1 Jr. Doe Kid (2) C-4-2 Sr. Doe Kid (2) C-4-3 Dry Yearling Doe (2) (Not in Milk) C-4-4 Milking Yearling Doe (2) (In Milk) C-4-5 Milking Doe (2) (2 Yrs+ In Milk) MEAT BREEDING DOES (Limit 2 per class) C-20-2 Jr. Meat Breeding Doe (2) C-20-3 Sr. Meat Breeding Doe (2) C-20-4 Meat Breeding Dry Yrlg Doe (2) (Never Kidded) MARKET GOATS (Limit 2 per class) C-20-1 Meat Mkt Goat(Altered Male or Female-no bucks)(2) C-20-70 Dairy Mkt Goat(Altered Male or Female-no bucks)(2) (100% Dairy) CLASSES: BIRTHDATES Dairy Junior Doe Kid April 1 to June 30, 2012 Dairy Senior Doe Kid Jan. 1 to March 31, 2012 Dairy Dry Yearling Doe (never Born in 2011 kidded) Dairy Milking Yearling Doe Born in 2011 Dairy Milking two-year old Doe Born in 2010 Dairy Milking three-year old Doe Born in 2009 Dairy Milking four-year old Doe Born in 2008 Dairy Milking five-year old & older Born in 2007 Doe Meat or Dairy Market Goat (altered Jan.1 – April 30, 2012 male or female) Meat Breed.Dry Yrlg (never kidded) Born in 2011 Meat Goat Junior Breeding Doe April 1 – May 15, Kid (registered or grade) 2012 Meat Goat Senior Breeding Doe Kid January 1 – March 31, (registered or grade) 2012 RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”.

1. ENTRY / WEIGH-IN / ID VERIFICATION: Goats enter at 9 PM on Wednesday, August 15 or by 8 AM Thursday. Goat ID verification will be at the barns at 8 AM on Thursday, August 16. 2. JUDGING: Project animals will be judged at the 4-H Goat Show on Thursday, August 16 in the Cattle Arena beginning at 1 PM or upon completion of the Dairy Show. 3. EXHIBIT LIMITS: 4-Hers may show 4 market goats but only 2 per class, female or male (wethers only – no bucks allowed). 4-Hers may show two breeding animals per class, for both dairy and meat breeding animals. 4. MARKET GOATS: Meat Market Goats may be a purebred meat breed, a meat breed combination, and/or a meat/dairy breed combination. Dairy Market Goats must be from the following breeds in any combination but must be 100% dairy: Alpine, Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf, Oberhasli, Saanen, LaMancha, Sable, Toggenburg. Market goats may have lost one or more milk teeth but there may be no evidence of breaking skin or eruption of two permanent teeth. Market goats are completely clipped. It is optional to clip from the knee in the front and hock in the back down to the hoof line. New in 2012: Goats can be braced BUT must be shown with all four feet on the ground. Animals must be shown with a chain or collar used only to control the animal. 5. MEAT BREEDING DOES: Meat Breeding Does may be a purebred meat breed, a meat breed combination, and/or a meat/dairy breed combination. Classes will be determined by age division (junior doe, senior doe, and yearling doe). There will not be a breakdown by breeds or purebred and grade until enrollment numbers justify it. Meat breeding does must be clipped and fitted for show. Goats can be braced BUT must be shown with all four feet on the ground. Animals must be shown with a chain or collar used only to control the animal. 6. DAIRY GOATS: Classes will be determined by age division (junior doe kids, senior doe kids, dry yearling does, milking yearlings and milking does). There will not be a breakdown by breeds or purebred and grade until enrollment numbers justify it. Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Sables, Toggenburg, Recorded Grades, Unrecorded Grades (from the eight recognized ADGA breeds or combinations) are eligible to be shown as dairy goats. Fainting, Kinder, Cashmere, Angora, Pygmy, and Boer breeds of goats or their crosses are not allowed in dairy classes. All animals must be trimmed and fitted for show. 7. HORNS: For safety reasons, all market goats and dairy goats must be disbudded/de-horned. Regrowth of less than one inch allowed. Meat breeding does may have horns and they do not need to be capped or blunted. However, if an animal is deemed a safety concern, additional safety measures may be required.

This champion is selected from the 2012 Jr. & Sr. Meat Breeding Doe Kids.

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RATE OF GAIN: There will be a voluntary rate of gain contest (beginning weight must be recorded on ID) for all eligible market goats. The top five animals will receive a special premium. The Champion and Reserve animals will be eligible to go through the Market Sale with “ceiling off”.

Goat Weight Requirements for State Fair: Market animals must be a minimum of 40 pounds, but not to exceed a maximum of 110 pounds by State Fair. AWARDS

CHAMPION MARKET GOAT award is sponsored by WFLA Lodge # 127, Owatonna. CHAMPION MARKET GOAT RATE OF GAIN award sponsored by Lone Oak Organic Farm – Larry & Sandra Spinler, Morristown JUNIOR GOAT SHOWMANSHIP award is sponsored by Mussman Dairy, Mike and Julie Mussman INTERMEDIATE GOAT SHOWMANSHIP award sponsored by Agrology Crop & Soil, Brad Spinler

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HORSE Horse Superintendents & Committee Superintendents: Shelby Bucher, Lauren Mischke & Alyssa Bethke Committee: Tara Simon, Brittany Reese & Hannah Haroldson, EXHIBIT CHOICES

Announcement of Top Walk-Trot exhibitors

Y-6-4

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Y-6-3

Western Horsemanship (6-8 grade completed)

Y-6-2

Western Horsemanship (grade 9+ completed)

Listed In Show Order THURSDAY, 9:30 AM Y-20-1 Horse Training and Achievement Program Evaluations (Steps 1-6) (1) THURSDAY, 10:30 AM J-70-60 Cloverbud Horse Lead Line Showmanship (1) J-70-61 Cloverbud Lead Line Pole Weaving * J-70-62 Cloverbud Lead Line Barrels *

Cloverbud games classes will be modified at the committees’ discretion. Cloverbuds must attend one Monday Night training session. Refer to Cloverbud Section.

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Y-1-3 Y-1-2

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Halter Showmanship (6-8 grade completed) (1) Halter Showmanship (grade 9+ completed) (1)

Announce Sr Champ & Res Champ Halter Showman Selection of Overall Halter Showman: Top two halter showman in Int and Sr classes return for Overall Halter showman ONLY IF state trips are determined by champions. No trophy for this class. 15 Minute Break (Walk-Trot horses can ride in the arena)

Y-70-1 Y-70-2 Y-71-1 Y-71-2

Walk-Trot Horsemanship/Equitation (Beg. Rider) Walk-Trot Horsemanship/Equitation (Adv. Rider) Walk-Trot Pleasure (Beg. Rider) Walk-Trot Pleasure (Adv. Rider) 15 Minute Break (English horses can ride in the arena)

Y-4-4 Y-4-2

Y-2-4 Y-2-2

Open English Pleasure (3-8 grade completed) Open English Pleasure (9 grade + completed)

Selection of English Pleasure Champ & Res Champ: Top two English Pleasure Horses from classes Y-4-4 and Y4-2 return for English Pleasure Champion (No Int or Sr trophies for English classes.)

Open English Equitation (3-8 grade completed) Open English Equitation (9 grade + completed)

Selection of English Equitation Champ & Res Champ: Top two English Equitation Riders from Y-2-4 and Y-2-2 return for English Equitation Champion (No Int or Sr trophies for English classes.) 30 Minute Break (Western horses can ride in the arena)

Announce Int Champ & Res Champ Western Horsemanship Announce Sr Champ & Res Champ Western Horsemanship Selection of Overall Western Horsemanship Champion: top two Western Horsemanship riders from classes Y-6-3 and Y6-2 return for Overall Western Horsemanship ONLY IF state trips are determined by champions: No trophy for this class.

Y-7-4

Western Pleasure (3-5 grade completed)

Y-7-3

Western Pleasure (6-8 grade completed)

Y-7-2

Western Pleasure (grade 9+ completed)

Announce Jr Champ & Res Champ Western Pleasure Announce Int Champ & Res Champ Western Pleasure Announce Sr Champ & Res Champ Western Pleasure Announce HORSE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recipient Selection of Overall Western Pleasure Champion: Top two Western Pleasure horses from Y-7-3 and Y-7-2 return for Overall Western Pleasure ONLY IF state trips are determined by champions: No trophy for this class.

Horseless Horse Halter Showmanship Lead Line (3–12+ grades completed) (1)

THURSDAY, Not Before 11 AM Y-1-4 Halter Showmanship (3-5 grade completed) (1)

Announce Jr Champ & Res Champ Western Horsemanship

Y9-70 Y-9-4 Y-9-3 Y-9-2

Walk-Trot Trail (All grades/3-12+ completed) Trail (3-5 grade completed) Trail (6-8 grade completed) Trail (grade 9+ completed)

FRIDAY, 8 AM Y-10-70 Walk-Trot Egg and Spoon * All Grades Y-10-4 Egg and Spoon (3-8 grade completed) Y-10-2 Egg and Spoon (grade 9+ completed) Y-11-4 Pole Weaving (3-5 grade completed) Y-11-3 Pole Weaving (grade 6-8 completed) Y-11-2 Pole Weaving (grade 9+ completed) Y-13-4 Key Race (3-5 grade completed) Y-13-3 Key Race (grade 6–8 completed) Y-13-2 Key Race (grade 9+ completed) Y-12-4 Jump Figure 8 (3-5 grade completed) Y-12-3 Jump Figure 8 (grade 6-8 completed) Y-12-2 Jump Figure 8 (grade 9+ completed) Y-14-4 Barrel Race (3-5 grade completed) Y-14-3 Barrel Race (grade 6-8 completed) Y-14-2 Barrel Race (grade 9+ completed)

Announce Jr, Int & Sr Games Champs and Res Champs Selection of the Overall Games Champion & Reserve Champion for determination of Trip Winner(s): The combined Int and Sr times for each event (pole weaving etc), determine the 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. placings for that event. Then the 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. placings for the four timed events are combined to determine the lineup for Overall Games Champion, Reserve, and trip winner(s). No trophy for this class.

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RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. Additional information is listed in the “4-H Horse Showmanship Manual". 1. ENTRY / ID VERIFICATION: Horses enter County Fair on Wednesday, August 15 from 6 - 8 PM. Horse IDs will be verified at 8 PM on Wednesday, August 15. 2. JUDGING: Horse Training & Achievement evaluations will be Thursday, August 16 at 9:30 AM, followed by Cloverbuds at approximately 10:30 AM. Halter and Performance Judging is Thursday, August 16 beginning at 11 AM. Games Judging will begin at 8 AM on Friday, August 17. 3. RELEASE TIME: Horses leave the grounds on Friday, August 17 after the Horse Show (approximately 12 Noon – 2 PM). 4. EXHIBIT LIMITS: Two horses per exhibitor can be shown at the County Fair, but only one horse entered per event. A third, training horse only, may be exhibited with permission from the Extension Office. To help with stalling, members should write on their County Fair Exhibit Registration forms if they will be showing one or two horses. Each exhibitor is limited to showing in only one of the six western horsemanship classes, only one of the six western pleasure classes, only one English Equitation class, and only one English Pleasure class. This includes anyone entering walk-trot classes. 5. SHOW PRE-REQUISITES: In order to show a horse at the County Fair show, a child must attend at least five horse related activities in 2012 which must include a minimum of two Monday night training sessions. At least one of these two must include active participation with one of your identified horses. 4-Hers in grade 12 or above, with at least two years 4-H experience, may either attend Monday training sessions or assist with two 4-H Horse related activities. Other horse related activities that will fulfill this requirement besides Monday evening trainings might be horse judging practices, private lessons, youth horse shows or open shows. Attendance will be taken at the Monday evening training, but 4-Hers are responsible for letting horse committee members know what other training activities they have participated in. 6. HELMET POLICY: All 4-Hers participating in ANY 4-H sponsored mounted activity (including training and shows) are required to wear properly fastened ASTM/SEI approved protective headwear. Helmet use is required when mounted. The policy extends to 4-H volunteers when they are working with 4-H youth in a 4-H volunteer role during mounted activities. Cloverbuds, mounted or not, must wear a helmet at all practices and shows. 7. EXERCISING HORSES: Horses will be exercised in the arena only. Riding in the open arena is permissible until 10:30 PM on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Helmets, boots, and long pants must be worn during the

exercise time. Parents and other non 4-H members are not allowed to exercise or work out a 4-Her’s horse. 8. ELIGIBLE HORSES: All horses shown must be identified on the MN 4-H Horse ID form and on record at the Extension Office. Male foals may be shown, but yearling and older stallions are ineligible as 4-H projects. The age of the horse shall be computed on the basis of a calendar year starting on January 1 of the year foaled; it is a weanling during the calendar year in which foaled, and a yearling during the first calendar year following its foaling date, regardless of the time of the year foaled. Only mares and geldings, regardless of age, will be allowed at County Fair. Mare with foal at side will be allowed to exhibit with prior approval. 9. RIDING ATTIRE: Only Western attire and equipment is allowed in Games classes. No chaps are allowed in horsemanship. Walk-trot classes may be done in either Western or English attire. 10. WALK-TROT: Walk-Trot classes are open to all ages. Rider can enter in either Beginner Rider Walk-Trot or Advanced Rider Walk-Trot, but not both. Beginner is for youth who have never won in a judged riding horse class. Animals will be shown at a walk and trot with top exhibitor determined by points earned. Once an exhibitor and horse combo wins a walk-trot class, they go into an advanced walk-trot or loping judged class except that a Beginner Rider Walk-Trot exhibitor can go to the Advanced Rider Walk-Trot class instead if they are not yet ready for a loping judged class. Rider may stay in advanced walk-trot class until they are comfortable with moving into loping class. No State Horse Show trips or counted points are available for walk-trot classes. If horse-rider combination shows in any walk-trot class, that horse-rider combination is ineligible to show in a loping judged class. 11. HORSE TRAINING: Training evaluations are only open to 4-Hers who are actively enrolled in and working on the step-by-step 4-H Training Program as outlined in the 4-H Training Guide and Workbook. The horse used in the Training class can be of any age but cannot have had any prior training beyond halter breaking and lunging and cannot have been ground driven or ridden when training began. The 4-Her must be enrolled in both the Horse project and the Horse Training project, must begin at Step 1 and follow step by step in both the Achievement Program workbook and in the Horse Training Program workbook and must bring both workbooks to County Fair on the testing day. Members must receive a passing score of 70% or above to be eligible for a State Horse Show trip. Depending on the number of 4-Hers enrolled in this program; one or two State Horse Show trips could be awarded. 12. WESTERN HERITAGE: This is an event available to 4-H Horse project members interested in exploring and preserving our Western Heritage. Events include breakaway roping, team roping, calf roping and cutting, team penning, goat tying and horse and cow events. There is no Western Heritage event at the County Fair,

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but 4-Hers can become eligible for the Regional event by participating in at least one Western Heritage Clinic. An award will be given at County Fair to the 4-Her with the highest score at a Regional Western Heritage event. 13. HORSELESS HORSE HALTER SHOWMANSHIP: Members enrolled in the Horseless Horse project have the opportunity to work with one of the Horse Project members during the summer. They will learn about the care and handling of the horse as well as the cost of ownership. This class is for members in the Horseless Horse project who have completed grades 3 – 12+, who do not own or lease their own horse, and who have worked with a horse project member as described above. This is a showmanship class only – absolutely no riding. 14. POINT SYSTEM: The Steele County Horse Project Point System splits points between the judged events and the timed events. For instance, trail class placings will only be used toward judged event points. The same horse entered in both timed and judged events will have two separate point totals. Walk trot classes do not count toward point totals and only blue ribbon winners will receive points. The point system only gives points for the top six blue placings in a class - 6 points are given for 1st place blue, 5 points for 2nd place blue, etc. 15. AWARDING TRIPS: 4-Hers may take both a State Fair and a State Horse Show trip if they qualify at County Fair. A maximum of two Horse Training Program participants may advance to the State Horse Show as the Training Program Guidelines dictate. 4-Hers must meet age/ grade requirements to advance to state level and may only participate there in classes in which they received a blue ribbon at the County Fair. All State Horse Show trips will be awarded based on county quotas. If there is a tie in determining trip winners, the trip will be awarded to the most senior rider based on the riders’ birthdates. a) If there are six or fewer riding trips available, no champions will automatically go to the State Horse Show. All trips will be awarded by points. b) If more than six riding trips are available, trips will be awarded according to championships and points, with championships taking preference to points. When more than six trips are available, overall champions will be awarded trips first and those trips will be subtracted from the total trips available. Any remaining trips will be awarded based on points. The number of trips awarded to riders in the judged or timed events will be determined by the % of participants in each area that receive points. For example, if there are 100 horses entered at the fair and 10 horses earn points in timed events and 40 horses earn points in judged events, the % will be based on 50 horses. In this example, 20% of trips would be awarded to timed events and 80% to judged events. If there are 10 trips, then 2 will go to timed and 8 to judged. Using the examples above, the 8 judged trips would be distributed as such: Western Pleasure Champion, Western Horsemanship Champion, English Pleasure Champion, English Equitation Champion & Showmanship

Champion, leaving the 3 remaining judged trips to be awarded based on points. AWARDS CHAMPION HORSE TRAINING award is sponsored by Bulk-N-Bag Shavings, David and Carmen Petersburg, Owatonna CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP award is given by Chestnut Acres, Owatonna CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE SHOWMANSHIP award is given by Jim and Cindy Aamot CHAMPION SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP award is given by Merry Lane 4-H Club, Blooming Prairie TOP WALK-TROT BEGINNER RIDER award to the top beginner walk-trot exhibitor in horsemanship and western pleasure combined sponsored by Morning Glory Hill Riding School TOP WALK-TROT ADVANCED RIDER award to the top advanced walk-trot exhibitor in horsemanship and western pleasure combined donated by Genevieve & Gerald Souba CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE award is sponsored by Let’s Ride Tack & Apparel, Owatonna CHAMPION ENGLISH EQUITATION award is given by the Owatonna Saddle Club CHAMPION JUNIOR HORSEMANSHIP award is given by Kevin, Lisa & Taylor Schewe CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HORSEMANSHIP award is sponsored by Owatonna Saddle Club CHAMPION SENIOR HORSEMANSHIP award is sponsored by The Sheriff’s Posse CHAMPION JUNIOR WESTERN PLEASURE award will be given by the Angela Michaelson CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE WESTERN PLEASURE award is donated in Genevieve & Gerald Souba CHAMPION SENIOR WESTERN PLEASURE award will be given by Terry and Cindy Vaith, Owatonna JUNIOR GAMES CHAMPION award is given by Let’s Ride Tack & Apparel, Owatonna INTERMEDIATE GAMES CHAMPION award will be given by the Bill and Hazel Meixner Family in Memory of Rocky SENIOR GAMES CHAMPION award is given by Owatonna Veterinary Hospital, Dr. James Gute CHAMPION NOVICE award will be given by Kim Miller, Owatonna. A novice is defined as a 4-H horse member who has never participated in or exhibited in a past State 4-H Horse Show. The number of points received during the County Fair Horse Show identifies this person.

Page 78 ♦ 2012 Steele County Free Fair TOP WESTERN HERITAGE award is given to the 4-Her receiving the highest score at a Regional Western Heritage event. JUNIOR HORSE INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff & Mary Loveless SENIOR HORSE INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Brian and Maralou Brose TOP HORSE HERDSMANSHIP CLUB Award given by The Southern Minny Buzz

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POULTRY & PIGEON Poultry Superintendents & Committee Superintendents: Jessica Turnlund & Brandon Peeters Committee: Justin Peeters & Aaron Deml EXHIBIT CHOICES Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits in the Same Class Where Two (2) Are Allowed Listed In Show Order J70-80

Cloverbud Poultry (1) Refer to Cloverbud Section

SHOW AND HOBBY (Limit of 1 per class) E-70-1 Show and Hobby Bird not fitting another category. PIGEONS (Limit of 1 per class) E-5-1 One Pair Breeding Pigeons (1 male & 1 female of the same breed) must have been bred the previous year or earlier. The birds must be at least one year old, thus a breeding pair. The same birds may not be shown two years in a row, even by someone else. They may be Utility, Fancy, or Flying birds. E-5-2 Young Bird (Male or Female) (1) – Utility, Fancy or Flying bird with this year’s band. CHICKENS (Limit of 1 per class) E-1-1 Market Pen (1) of two males or two females. E-1-2 Standard Breeding Pen (1) of one male and two females. E-1-3 Bantam Breeding Pen (1) of one male and two females, to be judged on breed characteristics using the American Standard of Perfection as a guide. E-1-4 White Egg Production Pen (1) of 2 pullets. E-1-5 Brown Egg Production Pen (1) of 2 pullets. DUCKS (Limit of 1 per dass) E-2-1 Market Pen (1) of two females or two males. E-2-2 Standard Breeding Pen (1) of one male and two females. E-2-3 Bantam Breeding Pen (1) of one male and two females. Note: Mallard Ducks can be shown as a PB Breeding Pen of Bantam Ducks. They should not be dewinged and should be kept in a flight pen. GEESE (Limit of 1 per class) E-3-1 Market Pen (1) of two females or two males. E-3-2 Breeding Pen (1) of one male and two females. GUINEAS (Limit of 1 per class) E-4-1 Market Pen (1) of two males or two females of same breed. Whites, Pearls or Lavender breeds only.

E-4-2

Breeding Pen (1) of one male and two females of same breed. Whites, Pearls or Lavender breeds only.

TURKEYS (Domestic only) (Limit of 1 per class) E-6-1 Market Pen (1) of two females or two males. E-6-2 Breeding Pen (1) of one male and two females. DOVES (Limit of 1 per class) (NEW in 2012) E-7-1 One Pair Breeding Doves (1 male & 1 female of the same breed) must have been bred the previous year or earlier. The birds must be at least one year old, thus a breeding pair. Birds must be banded with the previous year’s (or earlier) seamless band in correct size for the breed. The same birds may not be shown two years in a row, even if by someone else. All doves will be judged by the Book of Pigeon Standards. RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. 1. ENTRY / WEIGH-IN: Birds will be entered and weighed in and health certificates verified on Tuesday, August 14 from 9 AM to 11 AM. 2. JUDGING: Project birds will be judged on Tuesday, August 14 at 12:00 Noon. Members must be present at judging time, as part of the ribbon placing is based on the interview with the judge. 3. EXHIBIT LIMITS: Members may exhibit one pen of birds in each poultry class listed here. 4. HERDSMANSHIP: Poultry project exhibitors should provide their own waterers and feeders. 5. HATCH DATES: All poultry must be hatched after January 1, 2012 (except breeding pairs of pigeons/ doves advanced classes). Suggested hatching dates are: All Breeding Chickens, Turkeys, Guineas & Waterfowl – January 1 or after; Egg Production Chickens – March 1 or after; Market Chickens – show best at 8-10 weeks; Market Turkeys or Market Waterfowl - March 1 or after and Show and Hobby Birds - at least 2 months old at show. 6. IDENTIFICATION: Birds going on to State Fair must be identified with a numbered leg band provided at State Fair, except for Doves, which must already be banded with a previous year’s (or earlier) seamless band in the correct size for the breed. 7. EVALUATIONS: Breeding Birds are judged on breed characteristics using the American Standard of Perfection as a Guide. Market Birds - Market type will be emphasized with judging based on health and vigor, uniformity of development, degree of finish, fleshing and

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feathering and freedom from market defects. Meat market qualities should be emphasized with birds well filled out in breast and leg. Egg Production - Production type will be emphasized, with judging based on health and vigor, uniformity of development, and apparent sexual maturity as an indication of egg producing ability. 8. PIGEONS: Breeding Pair of Pigeons must have been hatched the previous year or earlier. Younger birds were hatched this year. The same birds cannot be shown 2 years in a row even by someone else. No health certificate is required but birds that look ill or diseased will not be allowed to show. A vaccination program is recommended. Birds winning a trip to State Fair must be the same birds exhibited at County Fair. All birds going to State Fair must be banded. Bands must be seamless with unique numbers and correct size for breed. Seamless bands within one size will be accepted. One State Fair trip is available in 2012 for pigeons and that trip is not a part of the SF poultry trip quota. 9. SHOW & HOBBY BIRDS: Show and Hobby birds are those that do not fit into any of the other classes. They might be pheasants, partridge, quail, wild ducks other than mallards etc. They must be a bird that is not listed in the Poultry Standard of Perfection Book. 10. MARKET BIRDS: There will be a minimum of one State Fair trip awarded to market pens from the entire show. Market birds going to State Fair must be from the same flock as the County Fair winners. 11. POSTER CONTEST: Any 4-Her in the Poultry project may enter a 14”w x 22”h poster with original design that either 1) Promotes the 4-H poultry project or, 2) Is an educational 4-H poster on poultry. A flat design with two colors and a clear, simple message is best. Do not use trademarked characters or themes. The poster should be reproducible, and must be labeled on the back with name, club, grade completed and county. All posters made by 4-Hers of any age or grade are eligible for State Fair display, whether or not the 4-Her exhibits at State Fair.

CHAMPION GUINEA award is sponsored by Kraig Thoreson Cedar Pines Poultry CHAMPION DOVE award is sponsored by Heinz Insurance Agency, David Otterson CHAMPION TURKEY award is given by Wells Federal Bank, Owatonna CHAMPION JR POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP sponsored by Bob & Linda Noble Family and Jim & Christine Behne CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP award is given by Paul & Cindy Hokanson Family CHAMPION SR POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP award is given by Robert and Valerie Bartelt Family, Ellendale JUNIOR POULTRY INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff & Mary Loveless SENIOR POULTRY INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Eric W. and Jayne Hager Dee, Northfield TOP POULTRY HERDSMANSHIP CLUB award is sponsored by Dean Schuette Family

AWARDS POULTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is given by Cash Wise Foods, Owatonna to an outstanding 4-H Poultry member who has provided leadership in the Poultry project as well as excelling in the Show Ring. CHAMPION SHOW / HOBBY BIRD award is given by Farmers Feed and Pet Supply, Owatonna CHAMPION PIGEON award is given by Dan & Kathy Hansen Family

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RABBIT Rabbit Superintendents & Committee Superintendents: Bria Stenzel & Katie Wolf Committee: Logan Stenzel, Colton Froelich, Cameron Deml EXHIBIT CHOICES Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits in the Same Class Where 2 Are Allowed

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Listed In Show Order J70-90

Cloverbud Rabbit (1) Refer to Cloverbud Section

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FUR & WOOL F70-1 Fur & Wool Class MARKET RABBITS (Limit 1 pen per class) F3-71 Crossbred Single Fryer (1)(not State Fair eligible) F3-1 PB Single Fryer (1) F3-72 Crossbred Pen of 3 Fryers(1)(not State Fair eligible) F3-2 PB Pen of 3 Fryers of Same Breed (1)

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BREEDING RABBITS (Limit 2 per Division)

(Divisions: Jr. Buck, J.r Doe, Int. Buck, Int. Doe, Sr. Buck, Sr. Doe)

F1-3 F2-5 F1-4 F2-6 F2-3 F2-4 F1-1 F2-1 F1-2 F2-2

Small Breed PB Junior Buck (under 6 months) Large Breed PB Junior Buck (under 6 months) Small Breed PB Junior Doe (under 6 months) Large Breed PB Junior Doe (under 6 months) Large Breed PB Interm. Buck (6-8 months) Large Breed PB Interm. Doe (6-8 months) Small Breed PB Senior Buck (6 months & older) Large Breed PB Senior Buck (over 8 months) Small Breed PB Senior Doe (6 months & older) Large Breed PB Senior Doe (over 8 months)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. 1. ENTRY / WEIGH-IN / ID VERIFICATION: Rabbits should be in their cages at County Fair before 3 PM on Monday, August 13. Rabbits will be weighed in and IDs verified on Monday from 11-3 PM. 4-H members and/or family members must be present at the ID check in order to show. Rabbits that are not in their cages by 3 PM Monday will not be able to show. 2. JUDGING: Rabbits will be judged on Monday, August 13 beginning at 6:00 PM in the Cattle Arena. 3. EXHIBIT LIMITS: Breeding Rabbits - Members may exhibit up to two breeding rabbits per division: i.e. two junior bucks, two junior does, two intermediate bucks, two intermediate does, two senior bucks and two senior does. Market Rabbits – 4-Hers may exhibit up to four market pens but only one per class: i.e. one purebred single fryer, one crossbred single fryer, one pen of three purebred

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fryers and one pen of three crossbred fryers. NOTE: Only purebred fryers are eligible for State Fair. FUR AND WOOL: Each 4-H member may show one of their identified breeding or market rabbits in the Fur & Wool class. This rabbit must also be shown in one of the breeding or market classes. CLASS DIVISIONS: All breeds have junior and senior classes. Large breeds have intermediate classes as well. The animal’s proper class is determined by age of animal on show day. JUDGING STANDARDS: Judging is based on health and vigor, uniformity of development, coat, condition and degree of fleshing. Standard recognized breed characteristics would be considered in judging breeding classes. Fryers are judged on conformity and condition only. Fryers should weigh 3-5 lbs each. BREEDING RABBITS: All breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) are eligible and will be judged according to ARBA standards. Small Breeds are Dutch, Florida White, Holland Lop, Jersey Wooly, Mini Lop, Mini Rex, Netherland Dwarf, Polish, Rex. American Fuzzy Lop, American Sable, Dwarf Hotot, English Angora, French Angora, Satin Angora, Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Standard Chinchilla, English Spot, Harlequin, Havana, Himalayan, Lilac, Rhinelander, Silver, Silver Marten, Thrianta and Tan. Large Breeds are New Zealand, Satin, American Giant Angora, Bevern, Californian, Champagne Dargent, Checkered Giant, American Chinchilla, Giant Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Crème Dargent, Flemish Giant, French Lop, Hotot, English Lop, Palomino and Silver Fox. MARKET RABBITS: All market rabbits (fryers) are to be owned and raised by the 4-Her. Because they can NOT be more that 70 days of age at the State Fair Show on August 25th, they must be born June 17th or after to be eligible for County or State Fair championships. Does producing the fryers need to be ID’d by May 15. Fryers need to be ID’d by August 1. A portion of the doe’s tattoo must be in the fryer’s tattoo. There may not be duplicate tattoos in single fryers and market pen rabbits. A single fryer may also be part of a market pen. Market pens are composed of 3 fryers of the same breed and variety. Ideal fryer weight is 3-5 lbs. NOTE: Only purebred fryers are eligible for State Fair.

Rabbit Requirements for State Fair: - All breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association are eligible. Rabbits will be judged according to ARBA standards. - Each rabbit must be permanently tattooed in the left ear for identification purposes. - Only purebred fryers are eligible for State Fair, should weigh 3-5 lbs. each, and cannot be over 70 days of age at time of show.

CHAMPION BREEDING RABBIT (Junior Show) award given 2012 Steele County Free Fair ♦ Page 83 by the Stenzel Family AWARDS CHAMPION FUR & WOOL award sponsored by the David and Cindy Johnson Family, Owatonna CHAMPION MARKET RABBITS award given by Greg & Cathy Nelson, Owatonna CHAMPION JUNIOR BUCK will be given an award donated by Alice and Marvin Bronner, Claremont CHAMPION JUNIOR DOE will be given an award donated by Alice and Marvin Bronner, Claremont CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BUCK will be given an award donated by Alice and Marvin Bronner, Claremont CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE DOE will be given an award donated by Alice and Marvin Bronner, Claremont CHAMPION SENIOR BUCK will be given an award donated by Alice and Marvin Bronner, Claremont CHAMPION SENIOR DOE will be given an award donated by Alice and Marvin Bronner, Claremont CHAMPION BREEDING RABBIT (Junior Show) award given by the Stenzel Family CHAMPION BREEDING RABBIT (Senior Show) award given by the Richard Steinberg Family, Owatonna CHAMPION JUNIOR RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP award given by the George Larson Family, Owatonna. This award may only be won one time. CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP award is sponsored by Brian & Michele Rysavy and Family. This award may only be won one time. CHAMPION SENIOR RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP award is given by the Keck’s Repair, Inc. Owatonna JUNIOR RABBIT INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff & Mary Loveless SENIOR RABBIT INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Fairview Animal Medical Center, Owatonna TOP RABBIT HERDSMANSHIP CLUB award is given by Greg and Cathy Nelson, Owatonna

CHAMPION BREEDING RABBIT (Senior Show) award given by the Richard Steinberg Family, Owatonna CHAMPION JUNIOR RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP award given by the George Larson Family, Owatonna. This award may only be won one time. CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP award is sponsored by Brian & Michele Rysavy and Family. This award may only be won one time. CHAMPION SENIOR RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP award is given by the Keck’s Repair, Inc. Owatonna JUNIOR RABBIT INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff & Mary Loveless SENIOR RABBIT INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Fairview Animal Medical Center, Owatonna TOP RABBIT HERDSMANSHIP CLUB award is given by Greg and Cathy Nelson, Owatonna

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SHEEP Sheep Superintendents & Committee Superintendents: Shaun Guthier, Matt Dahle & Allison Blazek Committee: Riley Arthur, Cole Ignaszewski & Leah Rieck EXHIBIT CHOICES Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits in the Same Class Where 2 Are Allowed Listed In Show Order G-30-2 G-30-3 G-40-1

Sr Lamb Lead (1) (6 grade +) Jr Lamb Lead (1) (3-5 grade) Fleece (2)

J70-100 Cloverbud Sheep (1) Refer to Cloverbud Section BREEDING SHEEP (Limit of 2 XB & 2 PB Breeding Lambs) G-6-1 PB Hampshire Breeding Ewe Lamb G-8-1 PB Suffolk Breeding Ewe Lamb G-9-1 Other PB Breeding Ewe Lamb G-2-1 Grade/Cross Breeding Ewe Lamb G-10-1 Market-Type (slick shorn) Breeding Ewe (2) G-3-70 Non-Lambed Yearling Breeding Ewe (2) G-3-71 Lambed Yearling Breeding Ewe (2) G-3-72 Aged Breeding Ewe (2) MARKET SHEEP (Limit 2 per Mkt Class up to Six Total) G-20-3 Market Lamb-White Face Jr Show (3-5 gr) G-20-1 Market Lamb-Speckled Jr Show (3-5 gr) G-20-70 Market Ewe-Black Face Jr Show (3-5 gr) G-20-2 Market Wether-Black Face Jr Show (3-5 gr) G-20-73 Market Lamb-White Face Sr Show (6 gr +) G-20-71 Market Lamb-Speckled Sr Show (6 gr +) G-20-74 Market Ewe-Black Face Sr Show (6 gr +) G-20-72 Market Wether-Black Face Sr Show (6 gr +) G-70-1

Market Sheep Trio (3 ID’d and shown market sheep)(1)

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Yearling Ewe Market Lamb

BIRTHDATES Born in January of current Year Born in February of current Year Born in March of current Year Born on or after January 1 of previous year and must not show evidence of four permanent incisors. Born on or after January 1 of current year

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. 1. ENTRY / WEIGH-IN / ID VERIFICATION: Sheep enter at 9 PM Wednesday, August 15 and early Thursday morning and will be weighed and have IDs verified on Thursday, August 16 after the 8 AM Goat weigh in/ID verification. All market lambs must be sheared to no more than ¼” of wool before they go across the scale at County Fair weigh in. Trio animals must also be identified at this time. 2. JUDGING: Project animals will be judged on Thursday, August 16 at 5 PM in the Cattle Arena. 3. EXHIBIT LIMITS: Members may show a maximum of two market animals per class with a limit of six total lambs. 4. HERDSMANSHIP: No sheep are allowed in the wash area after 5 PM on day of the sheep show. Lambs must be dry when shown. 5. MARKET LAMBS: All classes will be shown by weight divisions with approximately 8-12 per class. Black face market lamb classes will be divided into a market wether and a market ewe division. White and speckled face market class will be one class of combined wethers and ewes. 6. RATE OF GAIN: There will be a voluntary rate of gain contest (beginning weight must be recorded on ID) for all eligible market lambs. The top five animals will receive a special premium. The Champion and Reserve animals will be eligible to go through the Market Sale with “ceiling off”. 7. BREEDING EWES: Breeding ewes will be shown in individual breed classes if numbers permit, and there will be a commercial class. Ewe classes will be further separated by age. Yearling ewes must not show evidence of four permanent incisors. 8. TRIO: Trio lambs must come from 4-H lambs identified by the 4-H member prior to May 15 as his/her wether and market ewe projects. Only one trio per member may be exhibited at the County Fair. Trios must be made up of lambs shown by the same 4Her who showed it individually at County Fair. You cannot bring an extra lamb for your trio. Breeding ewe lambs cannot be shown as one of the market trio of lambs. Trio may not sell in the sale. 9. LAMB LEAD: The Lamb Lead class is open to any 4-H sheep exhibitor. This class gives 4-Hers a chance to combine their skills and knowledge of sheep production and fashion and clothing selection. Exhibitors must groom and train their own animals and must use the same animal for the sheep show and lamb lead. The objective is to present a class of sheep in the most attractive manner, to give spectators an opportunity to view a demonstration with maximum appeal and to acquaint the public with modern sheep production. Breeding ewes must be fitted and wethers and market ewes closely shorn and all trained to show at halter. The entrant will be judged on mode of

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dress selected, which must be appropriate and attractive. Exhibitor must wear a garment made from at least 60% wool. Garment is defined as a piece of clothing covering a main part of your body (not socks or accessories). Evaluation will be based 40% on interview, 20% on person (first impression, posture, grooming, and poise), 20% on outfit, 10% sheep appearance, and 10% sheep training. 10. FLEECE: Wool fleece must come from sheep representative of the exhibitor’s flock, bred and owned by the exhibitor. Fleece must be no less than 3 inches in length but no more than 13 months growth. Fleece entries will be judged after Lamb Lead. Any 4-Her who receives a blue or purple ribbon on their fleece at County Fair may enter a fleece at State Fair even if they do not win a State Fair trip. Market Lambs Weight Requirements for State Fair: - Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 105 pounds; required maximum weight is 170 pounds. Market animals exceeding the maximum weight will be limited to a blue ribbon at State Fair. Lamb Lead Requirements for State Fair: - Lamb lead exhibitors must groom and train a sheep and must wear a garment made from at least 60% wool. Garment is defined as a piece of clothing covering a main part of your body (not socks or accessories). Exhibitors will be judged based on project knowledge, poise, their outfit, and their lamb. - Classes may be combined depending on number of entrants Fleece Requirements for State Fair: - All 4-Hers receiving a blue ribbon on their fleece may exhibit at the State Fair; no housing will be provided! AWARDS SR LAMB LEAD CHAMPION award is given by the Arthur Family in Memory of Erwin Arthur, Ellendale JR LAMB LEAD CHAMPION award is given by the Arthur Family in Memory of Erwin Arthur, Ellendale CHAMPION FLEECE award is given by Jim Andrews Family. CHAMPION EWE LAMB award is given by Alan & Judy Schaefer Family, Blooming Prairie CHAMPION YEARLING EWE award is given by Kevin and Lisa Noble Family, Blooming Prairie CHAMPION AGED EWE award is given by Dale Hartle Trucking, Owatonna CHAMPION BREEDING EWE award is given by the Bill & Vicki Arthur Family, Ellendale CHAMPION WHITE FACE MARKET LAMB (JR) award is sponsored by Keck’s Repair, Inc. CHAMPION SPECKLE FACE MARKET LAMB (JR) award is sponsored by QUIZNOS, Subs – Soups – Salads, Owatonna

CHAMPION BLACK FACE MARKET EWE (JR) award is sponsored by Brent and Roxanne Underwood, Ellendale CHAMPION BLACK FACE MARKET WETHER (JR) award is sponsored by Ellendale Hustlers 4-H Club CHAMPION MARKET LAMB (JR SHOW) award is sponsored by Peterson Family in Memory of Don M. Peterson CHAMPION WHITE FACE MARKET LAMB (SR) award is sponsored by Cole Ignaszewski, New Richland CHAMPION SPECKLE FACE MARKET LAMB (SR) award is sponsored by QUIZNOS, Subs –Soups – Salads, Owatonna CHAMPION BLACK FACE MARKET EWE (SR) award is sponsored by Jayme and Hilary Underwood & Family CHAMPION BLACK FACE MARKET WETHER (SR) award is sponsored by Allen & Jane Nelson, New Richland CHAMPION MARKET LAMB (SR SHOW) award is given by QUIZNOS, Subs – Soups – Salads, Owatonna CHAMPION TRIO OF LAMBS award is given by Smith Shearing & Wool Buying, New Richland JUNIOR SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP award is given by The Finholdt Families, Owatonna. INTERMEDIATE SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP award is given by Tim’s Auto Service. SENIOR SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP award is given by Sue Zwiener, New York Life Insurance, Blooming Prairie. CHAMPION RATE OF GAIN MARKET LAMB award is given by the Bill & Vicki Arthur Family, Ellendale TOP FIVE RATE OF GAIN MARKET LAMBS receive special premium awards of $5, $4, $3, $2, $1 JUNIOR SHEEP INTERVIEW CHAMPION award is sponsored by Prairie Ridge Orthodontics, Jeff & Mary Loveless SENIOR SHEEP INTERVIEW CHAMPION award sponsored by Tim and Joanne Larson Family.

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SWINE Swine Superintendents & Committee Superintendents: Caleb Buck, Eric Hansen & Mitch Dinse Committee: Elisabeth Buck, Chad Wilker & Patrick Hamilton

2.

EXHIBIT CHOICES Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits in the Same Class Where Two (2) Are Allowed Listed In Show Order J70-110 Cloverbud Swine (1) See Cloverbud Section

3. 4.

MARKET SWINE (Limit 2 Barrows & 2 Market Gilts) H-20-1 Crossbred Mkt Barrow – Jr Show (3-5 gr) H-70-1 Pen of 3 Mkt Swine (also shown as Individuals) H-20-71 PB Mkt Barrow – (ALL gr) (During Sr Show) H-20-70 Crossbred Mkt Barrow - Sr Show (6 gr +) H-30-1 Market Gilt (ALL gr) (2) BREEDING GILTS (Limit 2) H-2-1 Cross/Grade Breeding Gilt H-4-1 PB Duroc Breeding Gilt H-5-1 PB Hampshire Breeding Gilt H-6-1 PB Spotted Breeding Gilt H-7-1 PB Yorkshire Breeding Gilt H-8-1 Other PB Breeding Gilt CLASSES: January Gilt February Gilt March Gilt

Market Barrow

Market Gilt

BIRTHDATES: Born in January of current year Born in February of current year Born in March of current year Born on or after January 1 of current year. Recommended farrow date of February 1 or after. Born on or after January 1 of current year. Recommended farrow date of February 1 or after.

RULES & REQUIREMENTS

5. 6.

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and IDs verified on Tuesday, August 14 from 8 AM to 1:00 PM by club per schedules posted in the barns. JUDGING: Cloverbuds, Junior Barrows, Junior Showmanship, Breeding Gilts and Pen of Three projects will be judged at 5:30 PM Tuesday, August 14 at the Swine Arena. Judging will continue on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 AM in the Swine Arena beginning with Senior Barrows followed by Market Gilts and Intermediate & Senior Showmanship. EXHIBIT LIMITS: 4-Hers may show two breeding gilts, two market gilts and two barrows. RELEASE TIME: The State Fair trip winning swine, breeding gilts and light weight swine that will not be in a County Fair market sale or show must be taken home between 12 Noon and 2 PM on Saturday, August 18. All other swine will be released at 5 PM on Sunday, August 19. GILTS: Gilts may be shown as either a breeding or market gilt but not both. MARKET SWINE: Market gilts will be divided and shown by weight. Barrows will be divided and shown by weight. A Registered Purebred Barrow class, open to Junior & Senior exhibitors, will be held prior to the Senior Show only if there are more than five purebred barrows entered. Otherwise purebred barrows will show with crossbred barrows in their appropriate weight class and show. PEN OF THREE: Swine Pen of Three exhibits must be composed of hogs identified by the 4-H member by May 15 as his/her barrow or market gilt project animals. Pen of Three hogs must also be exhibited as individuals in a barrow or market gilt class at County Fair. Only one pen of three per 4-Her may be exhibited. The pen of three may not sell in the Market Sale.

Market Gilts at the State Fair: - Market Gilts will again be shown at State Fair. Note: Champion barrows and gilts will never compete against each other and auction limitations will be in place.) Market Swine Requirements for State Fair: - Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 220 pounds; maximum State Fair weight is 300. Market animals under the minimum weight and over the maximum weight will show in their own classes and will be limited to a blue ribbon at State Fair.

Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”.

AWARDS

1. ENTRY / WEIGH-IN / ID VERIFICATION: Swine must enter from 5-9 PM ONLY Monday, August 13. All must be in place by 10 PM Monday. Swine will be weighed in

CHAMPION BREEDING GILT award is given by Jostens, Owatonna

CHAMPION BARROW (JR SHOW) award will be given by Interstate Mills, LLC, Owatonna

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CHAMPION PEN OF THREE award is given by Ron and Tammy Schroht, Owatonna CHAMPION BARROW (SR SHOW) award will be given by Don and Jon Wilker, Owatonna CHAMPION MARKET GILT award is sponsored by HomeTown Credit Union

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HERDSMANSHIP The 4-H Herdsmanship Contest is designed to help 4-H members learn skills in making a presentable exhibit for the public as well as learning skills in courtesy, cooperation, neatness, and proper and ethical care of all animals. RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. 1. All 4-H clubs exhibiting 4-H livestock will participate. 2. Decorations are optional. They will not improve your score; however, they could reduce it if they are not properly maintained. Note: “For Sale” signs are NOT allowed! 3. Each club’s numerical scores will be recorded daily and the corresponding ribbon color posted on the Herdsmanship poster. Numerical ranges for each ribbon color will be posted on the Herdsmanship poster as a reference. 4. Animal exhibits will be evaluated throughout the six days of fair beginning Tuesday through noon Sunday. Designated times per species are posted at the herdsmanship office in the show barn according to the schedule below. A reminder to ALL – Herdsmanship will be judged on Sunday - even if animals have gone to market. 5. ALL species pen cleanout will be done Friday AM. You will need to remove all wet bedding and manure from Beef and Dairy. Bedding must be completely removed and new bedding added for Poultry, Rabbits and Swine. If your stall is not cleaned by Friday PM, you will be FINED $20 per animal up to a maximum of $100 per family. SPECIES

TUES

WED

Beef

5-6 PM

9-11 AM

Dairy

5-6 PM

9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

Goat

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Horse

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Lama

5-6 PM

Poultry

6-7 PM

Rabbit

5-6 PM

Sheep

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11:30 AM-1 PM

Swine

3-5 PM

5-6:30 PM

9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

THURS 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 5-6:30 PM 11:30 AM-1 PM 9-11 AM 8-10 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

FRI

SAT

11-11:30 AM 5-6:30 PM

SUN

9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 11-11:30 AM 5-6:30 PM

9:3010:30 AM 9:3010:30 AM 9:3010:30 AM

9-11 AM

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9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM 9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

11-11:30 AM 5-6:30 PM 11-11:30 AM 5-6:30 PM 11-11:30 AM 5-6:30 PM

9:3010:30 AM 9:3010:30 AM 9:3010:30 AM 9:3010:30 AM

9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

11-11:30 AM 5-6:30 PM

9:3010:30 AM

9-11 AM 5-6:30 PM

HERDSMANSHIP JUDGING CRITERIA BY SPECIES BEEF & DAIRY Stalls 1. Bedding is dry, in place - free from manure with no urine spots, adequate but not excessive 4- 6 inches minimum 2. Animals tied securely 3. Manure hauled out and deposited in proper place 4. Stall cards arranged properly with all awards stickers displayed (no extra notes) replace soiled or torn if necessary Aisle 5. Clean, swept down with no puddles 6. Alleys kept clean including side and center 7. Arrangement of decorations and tack equipment 8. Debris and garbage not in aisle. Tack Stall and Equipment 9. Clean, neat and organized 10. All tack show box, show supplies, grooming equipment, brooms, forks and shovels should be neatly arranged. 11. Hay and straw neatly piled. Feed and equipment neatly kept 12. No furniture 13. Club card attached to tack stall(s) and fitting area. Cattle 14. Clean and well groomed 15. Animals are neatly arranged Exhibitor 16. 4-Her contributing to work 17. Friendly, polite, and courteous. Acts as a good Ambassador of Agriculture 18. Cleans up after one’s animal in the wash stall or in passing. HORSE Stalls 1. Bedding is free from manure with no urine spots, and adequate but not excessive - 2-3 inches minimum. 2. Water bucket securely fastened, chest high. 3. Stall card attached and stall number visible. 4. No hay nets, but hay bags are allowed. Aisle 5. Clean, swept down, no puddles. 6. Debris and garbage not in aisle. 7. Arrangement of decorations. Tack Stall and Equipment 8. All tack appointments, grooming equipment, forks and shovels should be neatly arranged. 9. Electrical outlets used only for grooming equipment when in use. 10. Stall card attached to tack stall(s) and stall number visible. Horse 11. Clean and well groomed.

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12. Tack removed when unattended in stall. A work halter may be attached to the outside of the stall door when the horse is in the stall, in order to move horses quickly in case of an emergency. 13. Animal attended while tied or standing in the aisle. 14. Animal properly tied (in tie stalls only). Exhibitor 15. 4-Her contributing to work 16. Friendly, polite, and courteous. Acts as a good Ambassador of Agriculture 17. No riding in the barn. 18. Cleans up after one’s animal in the wash stall or in passing. POULTRY Pens 1. Shavings are dry, in place - free from manure with no urine spots, adequate but not excessive 2. Animals adequately fed and watered. Waterers kept clean. 3. There are no carrying crates in project area or tack. 4. Space under cage kept neat and clean 5. Stall cards arranged properly with all awards stickers displayed (no extra notes) replace soiled or torn if necessary Aisle 6. Clean, swept down with no puddles 7. Arrangement of decorations and tack equipment 8. Debris and garbage not in aisle. 9. No furniture Tack Stall and Equipment 10. Clean, neat and organized 11. All tack show box, show supplies, grooming equipment, brooms and shovels should be neatly arranged. 12. Extra bedding and feed is neatly stored 13. Club card attached to tack stall(s) Birds 14. Clean and well groomed. 15. Animals separated if injured due to fighting Exhibitor 16. 4-Her contributing to work 17. Friendly, polite, and courteous. Acts as a good Ambassador of Agriculture 18. Cleans up after one’s birds in the wash stall or in passing. RABBIT Pens 1. Shavings are dry, in place - free from manure with no urine spots, adequate but not excessive 2. Cage should be clean and area kept neat 3. Animals should have adequate feed and water. They need to have water at all times and should have evidence of adequate care 4. There are no carrying cages, boxes, or crates in project area or tack.

5. Stall cards arranged properly with all awards stickers displayed (no extra notes) replace soiled or torn if necessary Aisle 6. Clean, swept down with no puddles 7. Arrangement of decorations and tack equipment 8. Debris and garbage not in aisle. 9. No furniture Tack Stall and Equipment 10. Clean, neat and organized 11. All tack show box, show supplies, grooming equipment, brooms and shovels should be neatly arranged. 12. Extra bedding and feed is neatly stored 13. Club card attached to tack stall(s) Rabbit 14. Clean and well groomed. 15. Animals separated if injured due to fighting Exhibitor 16. 4-Her contributing to work 17. Friendly, polite, and courteous. Acts as a good Ambassador of Agriculture 18. Cleans up after one’s animals in the wash stall or in passing. SHEEP, GOATS & LAMAS Stalls 1. Bedding is dry, in place - free from manure, with no urine spots, adequate but not excessive 2-3 inches minimum 2. Animals’ pens fastened securely 3. Manure hauled out and deposited in proper place 4. Stall cards arranged properly with all awards stickers displayed (no extra notes) replace soiled or torn if necessary Aisle 5. Clean, swept down with no puddles 6. Alleys kept clean including side and center 7. Arrangement of decorations and tack equipment 8. Debris and garbage not in aisle. 9. No furniture Tack Stall and Equipment 10. Clean, neat and organized 11. All tack show box, show supplies, grooming equipment, brooms, forks and shovels should be neatly arranged. 12. Hay and straw neatly piled. Feed and equipment neatly kept 13. Club card attached to tack stall(s) Sheep, Goats or Lamas 14. Clean and well groomed. 15. Animals are neatly arranged Exhibitor 16. 4-Her contributing to work 17. Friendly, polite, and courteous. Acts as a good Ambassador of Agriculture 18. Cleans up after one’s animals in the wash stall or in passing.

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SWINE

Stalls 1. Bedding is dry, in place - free from manure with no urine spots, adequate but not excessive 2-3 inches minimum 2. Animals’ pens fastened securely 3. Feed pans and water pans only when 4-Her is present 4. Manure hauled out and deposited in proper place 5. Stall cards arranged properly with all awards stickers displayed (no extra notes) replace soiled or torn if necessary Aisle 6. Clean, swept down with no puddles 7. Arrangement of decorations and tack equipment 8. Debris and garbage not in aisle. 9. No furniture Tack Stall and Equipment 10. Clean, neat and organized 11. All tack show box, show supplies, grooming equipment, brooms, forks and shovels should be neatly arranged. 12. Bedding neatly piled 13. Feed and equipment neatly kept 14. Club card attached to tack stall(s) Swine 15. Clean and well groomed. 16. Animals are neatly arranged Exhibitor 17. 4-Her contributing to work 18. Friendly, polite, and courteous. Acts as a good Ambassador of Agriculture 19. Cleans up after one’s animals in the wash stall or in passing. AWARDS TOP HERDSMANSHIP CLUB WITH 1-6 SPECIES award is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Steele County TOP HERDSMANSHIP CLUB WITH 7-9 SPECIES award is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Steele County INDIVIDUAL SPECIES HERDSMANSHIP AWARDS awards are given to the top scoring club in each species area by the sponsors as listed under each species area.

Future Steele County Free Fair Dates:

2013 2014 2015 2016

August 13-18 August 12-17 August 18-23 August 16-21

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4-H CHORE TEAM CHALLENGE To give 4-H Members an opportunity to compete in an overall chore team challenge contest and and to promote species team building participation.

AWARDS

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”.

LIVESTOCK CHORE TEAM CHALLENGE – TOP TEAM - award sponsored by Steele County 4-H Club Council. Each team member will receive a chair.

1. The Chore Team Challenge will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2012, 2 PM at the Cattle Arena. 2. Each team will compete against other teams in a variety of fun chore challenges. 3. Each Chore Challenge Team will consist of five (5) Steele County 4-H members.

LIVESTOCK CHORE CHALLENGE - INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS - $25 individual participation award is sponsored by Federated Insurance Company Owatonna LIVESTOCK CHORE TEAM CHALLENGE – PARTICIPATION AWARD - $25 award is sponsored by McGregor Chiropractic PC to be shared among team members whose team name is drawn from all participants in the Chore Team Challenge.

JUDGING TEAMS RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for Livestock Exhibitors”. 1.

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Steele County teams advancing to the Minnesota State Fair receive premiums from the Steele County Free Fair to assist in trip expenses. Judging teams that may be involved are: Dairy, Consumer Education, General Livestock, Horse, Poultry and Rabbit.

AWARDS 4-H JUDGING TEAM PREMIUMS - sponsored by the Steele County Agricultural Society, each judging team advancing to the Minnesota State Fair competition receives a $30 premium to go toward trip expenses.

Steele County Free Fair

7,000 Animals 500 Concession Stands 100 Food Stands

40 Rides 30,000 Projected Attendance

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CLUB ACTIVITIES & GENERAL/HE EXHIBITS CLUB BANNER EXHIBIT CHOICES T-1-1*

Club Banner

AWARDS COMMUNITY PRIDE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Banner must be 3’x5’ and designed to hang vertically. 2. It must be completed and equipped with a dowel (minimum size 3’ 8”) and ready to hang. 3. Banner must be of fabric (no paper) and can be one or twosided. 4. Club name on 3 x 5 card pinned to back. (Any assembly technique can be used.) AWARDS Two banners will be selected for State Fair exhibit. BANNER CHAMPION – $15 premium sponsored by Steele County Agricultural Society

CLUB GO-FOR (Gopher) SIGN EXHIBIT CHOICES T-1-3

Club 4-H Promotional Sign

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Sign (board) should be a scant 14” high x 27” wide with a message promoting 4-H and life skills learned in the program. AWARDS CLUB GO-FOR CHAMPION - award for top three clubs sponsored by Steele County 4-H Club Council

CLUB SCRAPBOOK

COMMUNITY PRIDE EXHIBIT CHOICES T-1-2 T-1-70

Community Pride Exhibit – Club (1) Community Pride Exhibit – Individual (1)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Purpose of this project is to provide an incentive for 4H youth to be actively involved in having a positive effect in their community and to stimulate projects offering a variety of real, learn-by-doing experiences that deal with community improvement related skills, knowledge and beliefs. 2. 4-Hers may have two exhibits if one is an individual project and the other a group/club project they participated in. Those who participated in a club/group project should choose two representatives to conference with the judge, but the exhibit should be registered in the club name since premiums for group/club projects will be paid to the club. 3. The exhibit may include a tri-fold display (see General Guidelines), video, or method which visually highlights the entire project or certain parts in a manner that tells the public what positive effects the project had on the community.

EXHIBIT CHOICES T-1-4

Club Scrapbook

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Show and explain your club activities and participation in community and county events. AWARDS CLUB SCRAPBOOK CHAMPION - award sponsored by Steele County Agricultural Society

CLUB PROJECT EXHIBIT CHOICES T-1-5 T-1-6

Conservation Container Garden / Flower Box

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Two matching pots for container gardens are provided by the Extension Office.

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AWARDS CLUB CONSERVATION CHAMPION - award for sponsored by Steele County Agricultural Society CLUB CONTAINER GARDEN CHAMPION - award for sponsored by Steele County 4-H Club Council

4-H ADVENTURES EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits S-20-1

4-H Adventures Exhibit (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS

JUNIOR AEROSPACE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Technology Navigators. SENIOR AEROSPACE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Technology Navigators

BICYCLE EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-20-1

Bicycle Exhibit (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS

Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

1. All exhibitors will receive a participation ribbon on each of their exhibits. They will also receive a $2 premium on each of their exhibits. 2. This exhibit area is for youth who are not enrolled in a Community 4-H Club but have participated in a shortterm University of MN Extension 4-H Adventure. 3. The exhibit or presentation must show something learned through that activity.

1. Exhibit could be a notebook, picture story, or display about bike safety, equipment, riding skills, activities, or any other bicycle related exhibit. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing types of bikes, parts of a bike, maintenance, traffic rules, bicycling hazards, how to wear a helmet, equipment used to teach others about bike repair or first aid, etc. - Notebook or picture story of a bike rodeo or other bike event you helped with, or research on some other aspect of bicycling that was presented to a class or service club.

AWARDS PARTICIPATION RIBBON sponsored by Steele County 4-H Club Council.

AWARDS

AEROSPACE EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-10-1

Aerospace Exhibit (2)

JUNIOR BICYCLE CHAMPION - award - Given In Memory of Evan Jacobson by Meriden Meadowlarks 4-H Club SENIOR BICYCLE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Straight River Sports & Fitness, Owatonna

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Flyable models should be ready for flight (do not include fuel); recovery system should be in place and operative. 2. Members should be familiar with safety codes. Exhibit Suggestions: - Flyable models built from kit or your own design. - Non flyable models built from kit or your own design. - Display of other equipment needed for aerospace project. - A rocket launch AWARDS

CAT EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits J-70-20 P-30-1 P-310-4

Cloverbud Cat Exhibit (1) Cats Exhibit (2) Pet Parade (Thursday @ 10 AM)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Cats NO longer have to be identified on Pet ID forms. At County Fair, all cats should be shown in the Cat project not under Pets. At State Fair, cats can enter

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either the Cat or the Pet show. 2. 4-Hers bring their cats to County Fair for judging, but take them home afterward, leaving their exhibit for display. 3. Cats must have current rabies and three-way (D/R/C) shots. Certificates of vaccination must be brought to conference judging and available to the judge. 4. A cat may be entered in the cat project AND entered in the Pet Parade. Exhibit Suggestions: - Educational exhibits may include models, diagrams or pictures. Members must have a photograph of themselves with their cat shown on display or poster. Be prepared to answer questions about your exhibit, you cat and its’ care AWARDS JUNIOR CATS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Fairview Animal Medical Center SENIOR CATS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Jim & Sherry Harbal Family

CHILD & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-40-1

Child Development Exhibit (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Per State Fair guidelines, exhibits must contribute to a child’s growth and development and well-being. Members should be prepared to explain how the exhibit does this, as well as the age and other characteristics of the child for whom the exhibit is intended. The item should be used with children before exhibiting. A photo of this activity must be included with the exhibit. Signs of use will not detract from the placing of the exhibit. Exhibit Suggestions - Toy, game, puzzle, puppets, art/craft materials, etc., made from new or recycled/throw-away material. - Babysitting kit/travel kit/rainy day kit, including at least one item made by exhibitor. - Original book, story, poem, song, play, cookbook, audio or video tape and narrative, activity book, safety manual for children, file about children and/or families. - Scrapbook, photographs, items, reports, video, etc., on family heritage with description of what was learned about self and family. - A creatively developed program and/or item used for or with a person with a special need (gifted, developmentally delayed, physically impaired, etc.).

AWARDS JUNIOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION - award sponsored by the Steele County Child Care Association. SENIOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION - award sponsored by Kids Korner Educare Centers, Inc. Owatonna

CITIZENSHIP EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-50-1

Citizenship (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Members may enter two exhibits of different types or topics. Exhibit Suggestions: - Three-ring notebook or tri-fold display reporting on community projects and/or citizenship activities which you or your club completed under your leadership. Include plans of action as well as the evaluation of each. - A written narrative and/or visual communication presentation of 8 to 10 minutes, using photos, video and/or slides, to show how you worked with others in your community to solve problems. AWARDS CITIZENSHIP CHAMPION – An American Flag will be presented to a 4-H member by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 3723, Owatonna

CLOTHES YOU BUY EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-60-6 P-60-9 P-60-4 P-60-7 P-60-70

Jr CYB Garment w/Display (1) (3-5 gr) Jr CYB Non-Garment Exhibit (1) (3-5 gr) Sr CYB Garment w/Display (1) (6 gr +) Sr CYB Non-Garment Exhibit (1) (6 gr +) Cloverbud Clothing

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

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1. 4-Hers must select their own garments/outfits. 2. Each garment / item should have an information tag listing fiber content, care instructions, member name, grade completed, club and county. 3. Garments may have been worn before showing but should be cleaned and pressed before exhibiting. 4. To be eligible for special awards, purple ribbons, championships, State Fair lineup or State Fair trips, 4-Hers must have their completed Clothing records checked prior to July 24 by their club leaders. (This date is earlier than the August 1 deadline for other record checks.) 5. All Clothes You Buy Construction AND Fashion Revue evaluations will take place on Tuesday, July 24. Evaluations and practice for Fashion Revue begin at 10 AM at the Owatonna Arts Center. Clothing Construction evaluations begin at 1 PM at the Owatonna Arts Center. This date and time schedule applies to Juniors, Seniors and Cloverbuds in both CYM and CYB. 6. SENIORS – At evaluation, purchased garments or outfits must be accompanied by an 8-1/2” x 11” notebook which includes, at minimum, the following information: a) a colored snapshot of member wearing the garment - label photo with name, county, and color of complexion, hair and eyes; b) cost of garment/outfit. Hangtags, price tag and original register receipt must be in the booklet. c) care and laundry instructions and how you are going to care for the garment; d) explanation of why garment was purchased and examples of ways it will be used in existing wardrobe and e) wardrobe inventory. It should also include a comparison of cost of buying versus cost of constructing this garment. Be sure to include all construction costs, e.g. button, zippers, thread and pattern. It is strongly suggested to have a table of contents and numbers on your pages. 7. JUNIORS – At evaluation, purchased garments or outfits must be accompanied by an 8 ½” x 11” poster including the following information: a) no more than one colored snapshot of member wearing the garment b) cost of garment or outfit, c) general care of garment, d) what factors were considered in buying the garment. Additional information and items will not affect the ribbon placing. Label back of poster with member’s name, county, club, and grade completed. 8. An educational display may be exhibited without a purchased garment. Exhibit should be labeled with the 4-Her’s name, county, club, and grade completed. 9. 4-Hers may enter one or two exhibits for Clothes You Buy. If two exhibits are shown, one must be a purchased garment and/or outfit with accompanying Notebook -Seniors, or Poster - Juniors, and the other must be an educational exhibit. Exhibit suggestions: - A purchased garment that fits into your wardrobe plan. - A poster showing cost comparisons, wardrobe building, accessorizing, care, etc.

AWARDS JUNIOR CLOTHES YOU BUY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Becky Noble, Rapid City, SD SENIOR CLOTHES YOU BUY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Mary Jo and Howard Schoenfeld

CLOTHES YOU MAKE EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-60-1

CYM – Constructed Garment or Item (1) P-60-8 CYM – Non-Garment Exhibit (1) P-60-70 Cloverbud Clothing RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. To be eligible for special awards, purple ribbons, championships, State Fair lineup or State Fair trips, 4Hers must have their completed Clothing records checked prior to July 24 by their club leaders (This date is earlier than the August 1 deadline for other record checks). 2. All Clothes You Make Construction AND Fashion Revue evaluations will take place on Tuesday, July 24. Evaluations and practice for Fashion Revue begin at 10 AM at the Owatonna Arts Center. Clothing Construction evaluations begin at 1 PM at the Owatonna Arts Center. This date and time schedule applies to Juniors, Seniors and Cloverbuds in both CYM and CYB. 3. Exhibitors may follow the exhibit suggestions below for their grade level. 4. Each garment/item made should also include an information tag listing pattern company, pattern number, fiber content, care instructions, exhibitor’s name, grade completed, club and county. Other nonsewn exhibits should be labeled with exhibitor’s name, grade completed, club and county. 5. 4-Hers may enter one or two exhibits for Clothes You Make. If two exhibits are shown, one must be a sewn garment/item and the other an educational exhibit. 6. Garments may have been worn before showing but should be cleaned and pressed before exhibiting. 7. Items constructed should be appropriate for skill level and experience of exhibitor. Exhibit suggestions: CLOVERBUDS/K-3 GR COMPLETED - Constructed Garment made from a pattern – such as simple blouse, shirt, T-shirt, sweatshirt, jumper or simple dress (no set- in sleeves or collar); pants,

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shorts, skirt or jumpsuit with elastic or drawstring waistband (no zipper or buttonholes); apron etc.; other simple garment made from pattern or kit - Non-Clothing Constructed Item - simple home or clothing accessory item such as a pillow, locker caddy, book bag, belt, placemat, puppet, racket cover, tote bag, etc. - Educational Display or Exhibit – about constructed garments or other items, equipment, careers, or another topic of exhibitor’s choice related to clothing and its care. Exhibit suggestions: JUNIORS / 3-5 GRADE COMPLETED - Constructed Garment made from a pattern– Simple constructed garment such as a top, shirt, pants, skirt, jumper, dress, etc. that has at least one of the following: collar, set-in sleeves, buttons/buttonholes, gathers., tucks, pleats, zipper or waistband. Suggested fabrics include woven cotton or cotton blends or T-shirt knits. - Combination - of two of the suggestions above (example: skirt and top) - Educational Display or Exhibit – about constructed garments or other items, equipment, careers, or another topic of exhibitor’s choice related to clothing and its care. Exhibit suggestions: SENIORS / 6 GR+ COMPLETED - Constructed Garment made from a pattern - Blouse, shirt, top, skirt, pants, sweatshirt, jumper, dress, jacket etc. that has at least three of the following features: collar/lapel, set-in or raglan sleeves, cuffs/ribbing, buttons/buttonholes, zipper, waistband/ribbing, topstitching, pockets, lining. Suggested fabrics include denim, gabardine, knits, fleece, corduroy, wool or wool blends, etc. - Creative Sewing - designed garment for special needs, costume, outfit showing cultural diversity, wearable art, costume, or use of techniques such as knitting, crossstitch, etc incorporated into garment. etc. - Educational Display or Exhibit – about constructed garments or other items, equipment, careers, or another topic of exhibitor’s choice related to clothing and its care. - Non-garment sewn item - pillow top, tote bag, chef’s apron, skirt with elastic waistband, backpack, etc. - Garment mended, repaired or recycled - include color photo of original garment and explanation of steps used. AWARDS JUNIOR CLOTHES YOU MAKE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Calverley Family in Memory of Erlys Calverley SENIOR CLOTHES YOU MAKE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Sportstitch, Inc., Blooming Prairie.

FASHION REVUE EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-60-10 Fashion Revue Clothes You Make(1) P-60-13 Fashion Revue Clothes You Buy (1) P-60-71 Cloverbud Fashion Revue (1) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Fashion Revue is planned for 4-H members in the Clothing Projects - Clothes You Make (CYM) and Clothes You Buy (CYB) - who wish to model a garment they have made, restyled or purchased which is needed in their wardrobe. 2. Participation in the public Fashion Revue on Tuesday, July 24 at the Owatonna Arts Center is encouraged but is not mandatory. But, participation is required for anyone who wants to accept a State Fair clothing or fashion revue trip with their garment. 3. All Clothes You Make AND Clothes You Buy Fashion Revue evaluations will take place on Tuesday, July 24. Evaluations and practice for Fashion Revue begin at 10 AM at the Owatonna Arts Center. This date and time schedule applies to Juniors, Seniors and Cloverbuds in both CYM and CYB. 4. Purchased and constructed garments will be evaluated according to separate criteria. 5. If you have sewn for others, they may model and participate in Fashion Revue with you if you desire.

The 4-H Public Fashion Revue will be held at 7 PM, Tuesday, July 24 at the Owatonna Arts Center AWARDS JUNIOR CLOTHES YOU MAKE FASHION REVUE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Mark’s Repair – Mark and Karen Peterson, Owatonna SENIOR CLOTHES YOU MAKE FASHION REVUE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Scott and Gayle Kozelka, Owatonna JUNIOR CLOTHES YOU BUY FASHION REVUE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Kristi’s / Kristi Larson SENIOR CLOTHES YOU BUY FASHION REVUE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Brian and Lisa Ahrens Family in Memory of Heather Ahrens FASHION REVUE COURT OF HONOR – Participants receive flowers given by Cedar Floral Design Studio

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CLOVERBUDS EXHIBIT CHOICES Register One Time for Each Exhibit You Bring (Up to 5 Non-Livestock & 1 per Livestock Species) It is recommended that parents help their youngsters choose exhibit possibilities by referring to the “classes” below and in the 4-H Family Handbook under “Suggestions for County & State Fair Exhibits”. Please consider 4-H policies and safety of children when choosing exhibits. Cloverbud Non-Livestock Exhibits (5 – not including FR): J-1-3 Cloverbud Non-Livestock Exhibit P-60-70 Clothing for Cloverbuds P-60-71 Cloverbud Fashion Revue (FR) Cloverbud Livestock Exhibits (1 per species): J-70-10 Beef (1) J-70-120 Lama (1) J-70-20 Cat Exhibit (1) J-70-70 Pet Exhibit (1) J-70-30 Dairy (1) J-70-80 Poultry (1) J-70-40 Goat (1) J-70-90 Rabbit (1) J-70-50 Dog Exhibit (1) J-70-100 Sheep (1) J-70-110 Swine (1) J-70-60 Horse Lead Line Showmanship J70-61 Horse “ “ Pole Weaving Choose 1 Only J70-62 Horse “ “ Barrels Other Cloverbud Opportunities: K-1-7 Cloverbud Demonstration P-310-4 Cloverbud Pet Parade (Thursday @ 10 AM)

will be housed with other club exhibits and remain at the County Fair for its duration. Cloverbuds will show their animals/birds in the first class shown at each species show. 5. Cloverbuds exhibiting ”horse” must attend at least one Monday night training session. Cloverbuds (mounted or not) must also wear a helmet at all practices and shows. 6. All Cloverbuds preparing clothing exhibits are invited to participate in the Clothing and Fashion Revue activities on Tuesday, July 24 at the Owatonna Arts Center beginning at 10 AM and in the public Fashion Revue, on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 PM at the Owatonna High School Auditorium.. 7. Cloverbud exhibitors receive participation ribbons and a premium of $2 for each of their exhibits. No State Fair trips are awarded due to age of members. 8. Cloverbuds may NOT take animals through the 4-H Market Sale. Non-Livestock Exhibit Suggestions: - A group project completed by your Cloverbud Club (e.g.Cloverbud Club Banner, Cloverbud Poster, etc.). - Any one item made by the Cloverbud member at a Cloverbud 4-H Club meeting. - Any one item made at home. Some ideas include: 3 cut flowers in a vase, a potted plant, vegetable creature or creation, a nutritious food snack, and a simple item you made for your home like a pillow, placemat, etc., rock creature, paper bag puppet, 4 interesting objects of nature, tree leaf collection, display of insects, simple craft item, or anything else you can think of. AWARDS PARTICIPATION RIBBONS are sponsored by the Steele County 4-H Club Council.

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Cloverbuds is for children who have completed K-3 grade and who are enrolled in the Cloverbud program by July 15. 2. Cloverbuds will receive a registration in the mail to register for the exhibits they will bring to fair. Completed forms must be returned to the Extension Office by July 15. Cloverbuds should follow guidelines listed under the project areas. 3. Cloverbuds who wish to exhibit animals/birds at the County Fair must be accompanied by an adult responsible person who has control of the animal/bird at all times. Cloverbuds are restricted to showing one animal/bird per specie (not one per class). Parents are reminded that the County 4-H medical and liability policies are only effective if this policy of adult control is followed. 4. Cloverbud livestock must meet all health requirements as outlined in County Fair book. Cloverbud livestock

CLOWNING EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-70-1

Clowning Exhibit (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. All pieces of exhibit must be labeled with name, clown name, county, and club. 2. At State Fair, clowning exhibitor shall participate in complete character at conference judging if appropriate. Exhibit Suggestions: - Homemade prop with written explanation describing

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how you made it, how you use it, the audience reaction, and any other information you feel is important. Include pictures showing how you use your prop. Scrapbook, journal or poster of your clowning experiences. Include a written statement about what you have gained from your clowning experiences. Educational display on a topic. Suggestions include: types of clowns, history of clowning, developing a prop, putting on a face, developing a character and a clown kit (make-up, costume, wig, props, etc.). Poster on your personal clowning experiences which could include teaching others, leadership skills, interacting with others, etc. Costume/make-up application including your costume, a written description, and picture of you as the complete character.

AWARDS CLOWNING CHAMPION – award sponsored by Happy Hustlers 4-H Club

COMPUTER EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-80-1

Computer Exhibit (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Reports and written summaries should be bound in a booklet or placed in a folder. 2. Computers may be used in judging, but emphasis is on documentation, screen print, and summary. 4-Hers are responsible for providing and securing any hardware used for judging, storage, safety and set up of their computer including extension cords. Extension Office. 4-H and Fair Board are NOT responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items or computers. Hardware may not be left on display. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing the parts of a computer and how they work, consumer choices involved when buying a computer, how computer software can be put to use. Include statement of purpose, written plan for use, and examples of use. - Program/software developed by the 4-H member including a statement of objectives, and discussion of program. Program/software can be original or adapted, by the member, from an existing program. AWARDS

JUNIOR COMPUTER CHAMPION - award sponsored by Technology Navigators, Owatonna SENIOR COMPUTER CHAMPION - award sponsored by Abraham Consulting Technologies, Owatonna

CONSUMER EDUCATION EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-90-1

Consumer Education Exhibit (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Exhibitor should be able to explain his/her choices and the reasons for those choices. Exhibit Suggestions: - Label comparison showing different types of labels and/or models of same included. - Consumer comparison comparing several models of the same item, showing feature, costs, etc., with best item selected and reasons why. AWARDS JUNIOR CONSUMER EDUCATION CHAMPION - award sponsored by Tim and Tracy Ignaszewski Family. SENIOR CONSUMER EDUCATION CHAMPION - award sponsored by Walmart Superstore, Owatonna

CRAFTS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-100-1 Sr Crafts/Kits (6-gr +) (2) P-100-3 Jr Crafts/Kits (3-5 gr) (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Members enrolled in Creative Arts can exhibit in both Fine Arts and Crafts. 2. Craft exhibits should demonstrate ability to follow directions using steps and procedures. 3. Emphasis is on the creative process and the employment of design elements and principles. The craft/kit exhibit develops from someone else’s ideas and can be exactly replicated or replicated with modifications.

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4. All crafts must be from the current year’s work. 5. All objects must be appropriately finished and ready for display. Frames for 2-dimensional and bases for 3dimensional objects may be purchased or custom made. 6. For a beginner, choose a project that teaches new techniques. For advanced, choose a project requiring masterful craftsmanship. 7. Each exhibit will be evaluated on its individual merit as a craft/kit. Exhibit Suggestions: - Basket making, tie dye, beading, ceramics, leather tooling, calligraphy, work from kits or patterns etc. AWARDS JUNIOR CRAFTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Sharon Katzung, Owatonna SENIOR CRAFTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Tri M Graphics, Owatonna

FINE ARTS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-100-4 Sr Fine Arts (6-gr +) (2) P-100-6 Jr Fine Arts (3-5 gr) (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Members enrolled in Creative Arts can exhibit in both Fine Arts and Crafts. 2. Emphasis is on the creative process and the employment of design elements and principles. The original fine art object should demonstrate exploration with materials, tools, and/or practiced skills, which will be described by the exhibitor. It should show proof that it was developed from the 4-Hers own ideas and imagination. 3. All fine art must be current year’s work. 4. All objects must be appropriately finished and ready for display. Frames for 2-dimensional and bases for 3dimensional objects may be purchased or custom made. 5. Each exhibit will be evaluated on its individual merit as an original fine art. 6. Beginners should choose a project that teaches new techniques. Advanced artists should choose a project requiring mastery. Exhibit Suggestions: - Original work in drawing painting, sculpture, print process, textiles, pottery, etc…(No kits or non-original patterns)

AWARDS JUNIOR FINE ARTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Owatonna Arts Center SENIOR FINE ARTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Tone Music, Owatonna

DEMONSTRATIONS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits K-1-1 K-1-2 K-1-7 K-2-1 K-2-2 K-3-1 K-3-2 K-4-1 K-4-2

Demonstration - Individual Demonstration – 2 Person Team Cloverbud Demonstration Livestock Demonstration - Individual Livestock Demonstration – 2 Person Team Illustrated Presentation – Individual Illustrated Presentation – 2 Person Team Youth in Action Demonstration - Individual Youth in Action Demonstration – 2 Person Team

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Open to all 4-Hers especially those who demonstrated at the County Demonstration Day on Wednesday, August 1st, beginning at 12:30 PM at the Steele County Community Center on the Fairgrounds. 2. Demonstrations must be given during County Fair in a pre-arranged time schedule in order to qualify for the County Fair premium and any State Fair trip. 3. Demonstration / Illustrated Presentations / Youth in Action Presentations may be related to any project that the member is enrolled in or to any area of interest or expertise the 4-Her has. Presentations may be an individual or a two-person team. Individual presentations shall not exceed 15 minutes in length and team presentations should not exceed 25 minutes in length except that Youth in Action Presentations are generally 45-50 minutes long. Individual Demonstration: (Not to exceed 15 min) Cloverbuds: 3-5 minutes 1-5 graders: 5-10 minutes 6 graders and older 10-15 minutes Team Demonstrations: (Cannot exceed 25 min) Any age/grade: 4. Demonstrations are an oral presentation that includes actually demonstrating the hands-on steps required to accomplish a task or process. This most often includes the use of physical objects and actual doing or showing. For example, a demonstration could involve using bedding plants, potting soil and related items to demonstrate how to plant a flower pot. At the end of the

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Demonstration there should be something of a "finished product". Demonstrations may also include the use of supporting visuals like posters, charts or overhead transparencies. Supporting visuals can include technology based options like presentation software (i.e. MS PowerPoint). However, the focus of the Demonstration should be on the "doing", not the supporting visuals. 5. Illustrated Presentations are an oral presentation that presents an idea, concept, viewpoint or experience in an educational or informative format. For example, an Illustrated Presentation could be a report on leadership lessons learned through a trip to Washington DC or an educational presentation that explores sustainable energy options. Illustrated Presentations most often consist of interaction with supporting visuals like posters, charts or overhead transparencies. Supporting visuals can include technology based options like presentation software (i.e. MS PowerPoint). Supporting visuals may include tangible items, but generally little or no activity takes place with the item. 6. Youth in Action presentations are interactive, continuous presentations that are approximately 45 - 50 minutes in length with about 15-20 minutes of demonstrations and 20-30 minutes of hands-on work and questioning by the audience. Topics selected for a Youth in Action demonstration may be related to a project in which the member is enrolled or to any other area of interest or expertise the member has. Involving the audience in the process is the primary focus of Youth in Action and constitutes a major portion of the evaluation results. 7. Presentation Software (i.e. MS PowerPoint) may be used for both Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks. If Presentation Software is used in a Demonstration or Youth in Action Presentation, the presentation software should supplement the Demonstration (hands on demonstrating should still be the basis of the entry). If used for an Illustrated Talk, the presentation software can be the basis for the entire talk; however the member must interact with the presentation and information - not just step to the side and let the presentation play. (Self-presenting entries created with presentation software should be burned on to a DVD and entered in the “Video” class.) 8. If presentation software is utilized, judging will include the effective use of the software. For information on effectively using visuals in presentations and/or presentation software please see http://www.mn4h.org/programs/software_presentation 9. If presentation software is utilized in either a Demonstration or an Illustrated Talk, the 4-Her is responsible for securing any equipment necessary for judging. The ideal situation is to deliver the presentation with a computer and LCD projector, but the use of transparencies and an overhead projector is also possible. 10. 4-H members winning other State Fair trips may also

demonstrate in their project area at State Fair. 4-H members who demonstrate at State Fair will receive a premium of $30. This amount will be paid for BOTH Livestock and General demonstrations. State Fair livestock demonstrations must involve a live animal. AWARDS JUNIOR DEMONSTRATION CHAMPION - award sponsored by Allan R. Radel 4-H Foundation SENIOR DEMONSTRATION CHAMPION - award sponsored by Allan R. Radel 4-H Foundation

DOG EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits J-70-50 Cloverbud Dog Exhibit P-120-1 Dog Exhibit (2) P-310-4 Pet Parade (Thursday @ 10 AM) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. 4-Hers bring an educational display only for this project. They do NOT bring the dogs to the County Fair judging. 2. Refer to “Dog” in the livestock exhibit section for “Dog Training” information. Exhibit Suggestions: - Exhibit on dog diseases, breeding, training etc. AWARDS JUNIOR DOG CHAMPION – award is sponsored by Coldwell Banker Home Connection, Julie Wesely- Smit, Owatonna SENIOR DOG CHAMPION – award is sponsored by Coldwell Banker Home Connection, Julie Wesely- Smit, Owatonna

ELECTRICITY EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-130-1 Electricity Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. A wiring diagram or schematic must accompany all

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electric and electronic exhibits. Exhibit Suggestions: - Working electrical item constructed for home, yard, or farm. - Diagram of wiring in your home/farm showing switch locations, fuse boxes, wire size, capacities, fuse sizes, total bulk wattage, appliance wattage, number of circuits, and type of wiring installation. - Electronic item built from kit, plan, or own design with an explanation of what it is and how it is used. - Display on careers in electrical field, electrical experiment (may or may not have worked), educational display used to teach others etc. AWARDS JUNIOR ELECTRIC CHAMPION - award sponsored by Steele-Waseca Co-op Electric SENIOR ELECTRIC CHAMPION - award sponsored by Steele-Waseca Co-op Electric

ENTOMOLOGY EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-140-1 Entomology Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Collections can be contained in a standard 18” x 24” glass-topped case for display in horizontal position. Minimum depth is 3”. But, to be eligible for State Fair, general insect collections must be contained in a glass topped case; approximately 19” x 16.5” x 3” to 24” x 18” x 3”. (Drawers are available in varying sizes.) Arrange so that the case may be displayed in a horizontal position. Place project label on lower right corner of glass top. Only one case per exhibitor is allowed. 2. Specimens must be collected by exhibitor. Purchased insects are not acceptable. 3. Specimens must be properly pinned with insect pins. (Insect pins are available at the Extension Office.) Small insects may need to be placed on cardboard points. (See Collecting and Preserving Insects, FO6892 for specific information on pinning and pointing). 4. Specimens must be properly labeled. See information under Exhibit Suggestions for specific requirements for General and Specialty collections and Non-Collections. Order & family names should be spelled correctly. In addition to specimen order and/or family, location collected, date collected, and collector is the minimum information that must be included on the labels. County and state (and country, when applicable) is the

minimum location information that should be included. It is valuable to also include nearest town or township where the specimen was collected and the type of habitat it was collected from (e.g. on elm tree; on lake shore; indoors) as well as the common name of the insect. 5. All labels should be visible so they can be read. Use permanent ink marker or pencil to write labels. Labels produced by a computer printer are acceptable. Ballpoint ink or non-permanent markers are NOT acceptable. 6. Live exhibits (e.g. bees or ant colony, ants) will be accepted if they are self-sustaining for 7 days (County Fair) or 14 days (State Fair) without special care. Exhibit Suggestions: - GENERAL insect collection: 25 species of adult insects for 3-5 graders; 50 or more representing at least 8 orders and identified to order for 6 graders and up. - SPECIALTY collection: can include but is not limited to a single order collection (i.e. Coleopteran ore Lepidoptera), a collection of immature insects, a collection of insects from a particular habitat (i.e. aquatic, forest or prairie) or a collection of economic pests of a specific crop (i.e. insects attacking corn). Specimens in specialty collections may need to be identified beyond order to family. - NON-COLLECTION exhibit: can include but is not limited to a life history display (e.g. insect life cycle), a scientific investigation (e.g. insect habitats or effects of environment factors on insects), or insects in current events. A non-collection exhibit should emphasize an aspect of entomology and demonstrate specific knowledge of insects. 4-Hers should be prepared to discuss references and sources, books, magazines, experts consulted etc. A written report should accompany the project and include an introduction to the subject, a description of the process, the prediction of an outcome, a statement of results, and a discussion of conclusions. Pictures, drawings, charts, tables etc. can be used. AWARDS JUNIOR ENTOMOLOGY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Steele County Master Gardeners SENIOR ENTOMOLOGY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Central Valley Coop, Owatonna

EXPLORING ANIMALS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-150-1 Exploring Animals (2-using different species) Beef, Lamas, Dairy, Goats, Pets, Cats, Dogs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep,& Swine

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AWARDS

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JUNIOR EXPLORING THE ENVIRONMENT CHAMPION award sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 3723, Owatonna

1. Exploring Animals is modeled after the Horseless Horse / Horse Related project and is for all 4-Hers whether or not they own or lease an animal as long as they wish to learn and display more about a given species. Animal ownership is not required. Species included in this division are beef, lamas, sheep, swine, dairy, poultry, rabbits, goats, pets and cats. (Pets, Cats & Lamas Exploring Animals exhibits are not eligible for State Fair). 4-Hers may enter two exhibits if from different species areas. Exhibit Suggestions: - An educational exhibit to show or explain something 4-Her made, did or learned or may explore consumer issues, breeds or careers or other creative topics of exhibitor’s choice. AWARDS JUNIOR EXPLORING ANIMALS CHAMPION – award sponsored by Northland Farm Systems, Owatonna. SENIOR EXPLORING ANIMALS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Bruce & Rose Ann Kubicek, Ellendale

EXPLORING THE ENVIRONMENT EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-160-1 Exploring the Environment Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display on environmental pollution describing the causes, effects on people and other living things, and methods to correct the situation. - Display showing features of soils such as color, structure, texture. - A display or journal of Minnesota plants, insects, animals, birds or fish. Include pictures or drawings and information on habits, foods, and shelter needs. - Display showing erosion control practices such as minimum tillage, terraces, contour strips, grassed waterways, field windbreaks, water control structures, etc.

SENIOR EXPLORING THE ENVIRONMENT CHAMPION award sponsored by the Steele County Soil and Water Conservation District

FISHING SPORTS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-170-1 Fishing Sports Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. Exhibit Suggestions: - Fish identification. Describe the habitat and food needs of selected Minnesota fish; develop a panel display explaining the life history of a fish; create a model or exhibit identifying the parts of a fish. - Fishing Knots. Identify how and where each knot is used; fishing equipment which is made or repaired such as lures, fishing rods and reels, ice fishing rig, or other fishing equipment; - Safety practices and techniques that are related to fishing or boating. - Examples of how water quality affects the fish ecosystem. AWARDS JUNIOR FISHING SPORTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by The Southern Minny Buzz SENIOR FISHING SPORTS CHAMPION – award sponsored by Gene Fisher Family

FLOWER GARDEN EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-180-1 Flower Garden Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Flowers must be grown by the 4-H member.

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2. Flowers must be exhibited in uniform containers with one cut flower or stem in each container. 3. Label each container according to kind or variety. 4. Live plant material will be accepted if it can be maintained in a fresh condition with ease. If not, adaptation such as photographs in place of live material may be made. Exhibit Suggestions: - One variety of annual flower (three stems) - One variety of hardy perennials (one stem) - One blossom of a tea rose - One stem of a hardy shrub rose - One variety of summer flowering bulbs (one stem) - Collection of three different perennial garden flowers (one stem or stalk of each)-not suggested by State Fair - Collection of four different annual garden flowers (one stem of each)-not suggested by State Fair - One stem of one of glad spike or dahlia - Flower bouquet or arrangement on any theme - Display of dried flowers with a card explaining the drying method - My Flower Garden - Exhibit on poster board, not to exceed 22 x 28". Include a plan of the garden drawn to scale (see Flower Gardening Bulletin, page 3), the correct variety name and pictures (or photographs) of the flowers grown. Be prepared to discuss the process from soil preparation to blooming. - Educational Exhibit showing the principles of propagation or reproduction, nutrition, culture and physiology (how a plant lives and grows). AWARDS JUNIOR FLOWER GARDEN CHAMPION - award sponsored by Steele County Master Gardeners SENIOR FLOWER GARDEN CHAMPION award sponsored by the Owatonna Garden Club

FOOD & NUTRITION FOOD REVIEW EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-190-1 Sr Food & Nutrition (6 grade +) P-190-3 Jr Food & Nutrition (3 – 5 grade) P-190-7 Food Review (Judged August 1st) 3) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. 4-Hers may exhibit TWO (2) Food and Nutrition exhibits, TWO (2) Food Review exhibits, or ONE OF EACH. FOOD & NUTRITION

1. Food and Nutrition exhibits may be: Actual Food Exhibits - Bring food exhibits on a small paper plate or other suitable container. Entries containing perishable foods must be accompanied by a free-standing 8-1/2” x 11” poster displaying a color photo of the food taken prior to fair, a 3” x 5” card with the recipe and another 3” x 5” card listing the nutritional value of the food. The display will remain in place after the food is discarded. b) Educational Exhibit - Consisting of a poster, mobile, three-dimensional display, scrapbook, balance beam type exhibit, charts, journals, pictures, slides, equipment, supplies, photographs, puppet play, skit, judging comparison, taped interview, file of ideas, research study etc. Per State Fair guidelines, pictures, food models, plaster, plastic, paper-mache, etc. are preferable to perishable food in an educational exhibit. Perishable foods may be used if they add to or help explain your educational exhibit. If perishable food is a part of the exhibit, include a colored photo (no larger than 4”x6”) of the food on the display and bring the actual food just for judging. 2. JUNIOR (5th grade and younger) Food & Nutrition exhibitors should be familiar with the Food Guide Pyramid and how it relates to their food exhibit and a healthy diet. 3. SENIOR Food exhibitors should also have knowledge of the nutritional value of the foods in their exhibit. These Food and Nutrition exhibitors should be prepared to discuss references and information sources, nutritional values, methods, menu, costs, appropriate to their exhibit. Exhibit Suggestions: - One serving of a nutritious food (vegetable or fruit dish, snack, bread, dairy, etc.) Include 8 1/2 x 11 poster showing nutritional value, recipe and a photo of the food. - Study of nutrients needed for yourself or someone else, using the dietary guidelines and Food Guide Pyramid. - Make a food or fitness plan for yourself or someone else and show how it relates to nutritional and energy needs (Example: An athlete on a volleyball team or a teen who doesn’t have a lot of time). - Adapt a recipe(s) to show healthier ingredient choices. - Study of how physical fitness and/or food choices are related to disease (i.e. cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.) - Study of labels from similar food items, comparing important nutrient content like fat, fiber and sugar. - Exhibit showing food or kitchen safety. - Nutrition/food science experiment a)

FOOD REVIEW 1. Food Review exhibits will be evaluated on Wednesday, August 1 beginning at 4 PM at the Steele County Community Center. The display at County Fair will include everything exhibited at Food Review

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evaluations except the food itself. 2. The entire Food Review display may not be larger than 30” square. 3. A Food Review display includes: a) One food item from the menu that the exhibitor has prepared b) One place setting to be used with the prepared food including dishes, silverware, linens, and centerpiece for the course in which the food item is served b) An 8-1/2” x 11” poster displaying a color photo of the place setting with the food item shown, a 3” x 5” card with the recipe and another 3” x 5” card listing the nutritional value of the food. c) The meal menu displayed on a second 8-1/2” x 11” free-standing poster Exhibit Suggestions: - One serving of a nutritious food based on a “themed” menu with accompanying place setting and posters AWARDS JUNIOR FOOD & NUTRITION CHAMPION – award sponsored by Lakeside Foods SENIOR FOOD & NUTRITION CHAMPION - award sponsored by The Kernel Restaurant, Owatonna JUNIOR FOOD REVIEW CHAMPION - award sponsored by Lakeside Foods SENIOR FOOD REVIEW CHAMPION - award sponsored by Superior Foods, Janice Pederson, Ellendale Owatonna

FOOD PRESERVATION EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-190-4 Food Preservation Exhibit (2)

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jars must be sealed and screw bands left on two-piece jar lids. Jams and jellies should be covered with lids. Use pint jars for fruit, vegetables and fish. Use 1/2 pint jars for jams and jellies. Use 1 quart jars for pickled products. Each jar or plastic bag should be labeled with a 2”x3” label with the name, county, grade, style of pack, product, processing time and method, and date product was packed. Labels on pressure canned items should also indicate dial or weighted gauge and how many pounds of pressure used. Jams, jellies and preserves must be processed using the boiling water bath method, using 2 piece lids. (Paraffin is NOT acceptable.) Low sugar spreads are acceptable, but, no jams, jellies or spreads needing refrigeration or freezer storage will be accepted. No artificial coloring should be added to any entry. Dried foods may be stored in glass jars or self-sealing or airtight plastic bags. The quantity of dried foods should be: Fruits and vegetables - 1/2 cup or more of each; Herbs - 1/4 cup of each in whole leaf form; Meat/venison or beef jerky - 3 strips.

Exhibit Suggestions: Produce exhibits should include two (2) jars or two (2) bags of product. This allows the County Fair judge to open one container and have the second available for State Fair if a trip is awarded.

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Vegetables or fruits Jams, jellies, preserves, low-sugar spreads (no frozen) Pickled products (fermented or added acid, including pickles, sauerkraut, relishes, salsa) Meats, poultry and/or fish (Fish must be in pint jars.) Dried vegetables or dried fruits. Dried herbs Beef or venison jerky Food science experiment or educational display

AWARDS JUNIOR FOOD PRESERVATION CHAMPION - award sponsored by Merry Lane 4-H Club, Blooming Prairie SENIOR FOOD PRESERVATION CHAMPION - award sponsored by Superior Foods, Janice Pederson, Ellendale

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Any 4-Her taking a foods project may enter up to two food preservation exhibits in addition to or instead of a food & nutrition or food review exhibit. 2. All recipes, procedures, and times followed must be according to current USDA and/or National Center for Home Food Preservation recommendations and publications. 3. Products should have been preserved within the last year. 4. All jars must be heat-tempered glass canning jars. All

FOREST RESOURCES EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-200-1 Forestry Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

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1. Exhibits should be mounted on cardboard or other sturdy material. Exhibit Suggestions: - Collection of leaves or needles with twigs, identified with their common name. Common name should be printed near the identified leaf / needle. - Photographic display of forest products - include the name of the product / use to identify the photograph. - Display showing tree growth; annual ring crosssections; make a seed collection. - Prepare a report with drawings about your favorite tree including name of tree, drawings or pictures of tree, facts and uses of the tree, and other appropriate information. - Display showing layers of the forest; renewable versus non-renewable resources; forestry careers; leaf and twig identification; taxonomic keys; tree road maps. - Display showing forest succession; tree and forest measurements; fire’s effect on the forest; how trees grow; forest types; harvesting methods; entomology of the forest; pathology of the forest. - Display showing forest products, including maple syrup production; wood products; Christmas trees or other forest resources (recreation, wildlife, etc.) - Display showing specialized woodland management, including shelterbelts / windbreaks and urban forestry. AWARDS JUNIOR FORESTRY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Martin Ahrens Family in his Memory SENIOR FORESTRY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Dave’s Tree Care, Owatonna

GEOLOGY EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-220-1 Geology Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Specimens should be approximately 2”x2” and must be securely attached so that they will not fall if display is set on edge. Label each specimen using the label described on page seven of the Geology Manual. Size of label may be reduced to fit display case, if needed. 2. Beginning collections can be contained in an egg carton or an 18” x 24” glass-topped case with a minimum depth of 3”. They should be displayed in horizontal position. To be eligible for State Fair,

specimens should be attached to a backboard and displayed in a glass-topped case of the same model as used by entomologists for exhibit at State Fair (approximately 19” x 16.5” x 3”). Place exhibit label in lower right corner of glass top. 3. Members must have knowledge of how specimens are identified as to rock or fossil type. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display of birthstones, a rock plate, or an egg carton collection (see geology bulletin), six silly silicates. - Rocks, minerals, or fossils from within Minnesota or on a definite theme such as metamorphism, weathering, quartz minerals, ores, or a theme of your own choosing. - Polished rock types used to make decorative items such as paperweights and jewelry; include an unpolished specimen of each rock type. - Educational exhibit showing the “science how’s and why’s” dealing with the principles of geology and natural earth sciences. AWARDS JUNIOR GEOLOGY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Richard Armstrong Consulting, Owatonna SENIOR GEOLOGY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Owatonna Bus Company

GEOSPATIAL EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-230-1 Geospatial (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Exhibits must be labeled with name and county on all pieces of the exhibit. The fair staff will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged exhibits. 2. Exhibits may include a poster, display or booklet. 4-Hers may, additionally, share their project work through a computer based presentation. Exhibitors will need to bring the appropriate software and presentation data. 3. Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System (GIS/GPS) programs allow 4-H members to explore science, engineering and technology and combine to form the content for the Geospatial project area. Exhibit Suggestions: - Community maps - Comparison of GPS units - Current uses of GIS and GPS

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Reviews of equipment, software and resources available Investigations into the history of GIS and/or GPS Development of GIS maps that incorporate waypoints and trails created through GPS

AWARDS GEOSPATIAL CHAMPION - award sponsored by Dave Wavrin, Owatonna

AWARDS JUNIOR HEALTH CHAMPION - award sponsored by the Horizon Eye Care Professionals, Owatonna SENIOR HEALTH CHAMPION - award sponsored by Curves for Women, Owatonna

HOME ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL CONNECTIONS EXHIBIT CHOICES

EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits

Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits

P-260-1 Home Environment (2)

P-240-1 Global Connections (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS

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Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. Exhibit Suggestions: - Poster or report explaining what you learned as a result of a cross-cultural home stay experience. - Report or display on mission trip, school trip, pen pal, etc. AWARDS GLOBAL CONNECTIONS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Gene and Rita Michaelson

HEALTH EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-250-1 Health (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. Exhibit Suggestions: - Report on a health issue (i.e. alcohol and chemical abuse, eating disorders, sexuality, sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, stress, depression, etc...) of your choice. - Report on a community project that you conducted on a health issue. Include objectives, audience, timetable, program description, materials, community support and evaluation.

1. Members exhibiting in this project should be prepared to discuss and/or have written information to show how their exhibit applies to the home, how and where it is used or displayed, and all details of how it was made or selected. They should know about the subject matter of the specific exhibit, the materials used, how and why it was done, costs involved, and alternatives considered. 2. A photograph and report showing its place in the home environment must accompany exhibits that are items for the home. 3. Pictures and wall hangings that are exhibited should be finished and ready to hang. 4. Purchased kits may not be considered for State Fair. Exhibit Suggestions: - Finished or refinished wood item, or reupholstered furniture. - Repaired, restored, or remodeled item for the home. - Chart and/or plan for the care and maintenance of the inside or outside of the home including daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly jobs. - An article remade or reclaimed for the home with a link to the past, including history of use. - Description, diagram/photos, samples and cost of a redecorating or remodeling plan showing before and after. AWARDS JUNIOR HOME ENVIRONMENT CHAMPION - award sponsored by Prudential Advantage Realty – Gail Buckingham & Diane Holland, Homeward Bound Team SENIOR HOME ENVIRONMENT CHAMPION - award sponsored by Alexander Lumber Company

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HORSELESS HORSE HORSE RELATED EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits Y-40-1 Y-50-1 Y-50-2

Horse Related (2) (4-Her with a horse.) Horseless Horse (2) (4-Her without a horse.) Horseless Horse Halter Showmanship Leadline Class (all grades)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Horseless Horse is for members who do not own a horse and Horse Related is for 4-Hers who have a horse (owned or leased) and want to enter a project related to their horse. If a horse related exhibitor also exhibits his/her horse at County Fair and wins a State Horse Show Trip in both Horse and Horse Related, he/she must choose to take either the horse related exhibit or show the horse itself at the State Horse Show, but not both. 2. Junior and Senior Champions are determined by overall lineup of Horseless Horse AND Horse Related exhibits. 3. Halter Showmanship Class This class is for members of the Horseless Horse project who have completed grades 3-12+ who do not own or lease their own horse but who have worked with a horse project member during the summer to learn about the care and handling of a horse, as well as the cost of ownership etc. This is a Halter Showmanship class only – absolutely no riding. AWARDS JUNIOR HORSELESS HORSE / HORSE RELATED CHAMPION - award sponsored by Tim and Roxanne Sorensen Family in Memory of Marvin and Gertrude Summer SENIOR HORSELESS HORSE / HORSE RELATED CHAMPION - award sponsored by Jackie and Peter Ostlund, Owatonna

1. State Fair guidelines encourage dish gardens, terrariums and hanging plants as part of the exhibit, with evaluation based on organization, neatness, content and quality. 2. Live plant material may be part of any exhibit if it can be maintained in fresh condition with ease. 3. POTTED PLANT requirements: - Flowering plants should be in bloom. - Foliage plants should be in vigorous condition. - Plants should be grown in the exhibited container for at least one month prior to fair. 4. PLANTS IN HANGING CONTAINERS requirements:: - Container for the plant should not be more than 10" in depth or diameter. - Maximum total length of hanger and plant should not exceed 4' - Evaluation will include appropriateness of plant for a hanging container, condition, arrangement, hanger to container to plant relationship, and plants being well established. 5. TERRARIUM requirements: - The terrarium may not exceed 24" in any dimension. - Terrarium should be planted four to six weeks ahead of exhibiting. - Members must be able to identify all plant materials in their terrariums, know why they were selected for use (quality, container and design). Exhibit Suggestions: - Two or more varieties of house plants with common and botanical name - Terrarium or dish garden; consider terrarium material of general terrarium plant of native and woodland plants of Minnesota. - Educational exhibit showing plant propagation, plant history, forcing bulbs, life cycle of a flowering plant, etc. AWARDS JUNIOR INDOOR GARDEN CHAMPION - award sponsored by Panache Floral, Owatonna. SENIOR INDOOR GARDEN CHAMPION - award sponsored by C.S.A., Lodge MN # 210, Owatonna

LAWNS & LANDSCAPE DESIGN EXHIBIT CHOICES

INDOOR GARDENING EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2)

P-270-1 Indoor Garden Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-280-1

Lawns & Landscaping Exhibit (2)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Posters showing physiology of a tree are not acceptable for State Fair.

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2. Evaluations will be based on design, neatness, plants used, and story told. Exhibit Suggestions: - Landscape Plan (not to exceed 22" x 28") drawn to scale with plants and major areas of yard labeled; should show changes and future plans. Photographs showing "before and after" views are desirable. - Design a project meeting for this project area (in booklet form) including what you would teach, how you would teach it, goals of your meeting, activities you would include, and visual aids you would use.

AWARDS JUNIOR NEEDLE ART CHAMPION - award sponsored by SeniorPlace, Inc. - Owatonna SENIOR NEEDLE ART CHAMPION - award sponsored by Cedar Gallery, Inc. - Owatonna

PETS EXHIBIT CHOICES

AWARDS JUNIOR LAWNS & LANDSCAPING CHAMPION - award is sponsored by Owatonna Groundsmasters, Bruce & B.J. Busho SENIOR LAWNS & LANDSCAPING CHAMPION - award is sponsored by Jensen Tree Moving, Owatonna

NEEDLE ART EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-290-1 Needle Art Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. All items exhibited under the Needle Art project should be hand-worked. Machine worked linens or other items for the home should be exhibited under the Home Environment project. 2. Each exhibit must include a consumer information tag, if appropriate, with the following information: pattern company name and number, techniques, fiber content, cost, and care instructions. Participant is encouraged to bring instructions/pattern to evaluation. 3. If item is framed, a wall hanging, or to be displayed on a wall, it should be finished and ready to hang. Exhibit suggestions: - Any item made by the member using the techniques of knitting, crocheting, embroidery and crewel, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, hardanger, hand quilting, weaving, appliqué, latch hook, tatting, other. - Consumer Product Analysis: Comparison and evaluation of materials, supplies, or accessories used for a needle arts technique. - Historical/Cultural Study: Story, poster, or display about a needle arts heirloom from your family or local history museum. Exhibit must include information on how item should be preserved.

Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits J-70-70 P-310-1 P-310-4

Cloverbud Pet Exhibit (1) Pets Exhibit (2) Pet Parade (Thursday @ 10 AM)

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. forms. All pets except cats and dogs should be shown 1. Pets NO LONGER have to be identified on Pet ID under Pets. 2. 4-Hers bring their pets to Co. Fair for judging, but take them home afterward, leaving their exhibit for display. 3. Check with your veterinarian if you have a pet that requires specific vaccinations. Certificates of vaccination must be brought to conference judging and be available to the judge. 4. Pets must be domesticated. 5. Cats should be in the Cat Project, Dogs in the Dog Project. Animals that were raised as part of another project may not show under Pets, but they can participate in the Pet Parade, if appropriate. 6. Members should have knowledge of the pet’s housing, feeding, grooming, handling, breeding, and health care needs. The 4-Her’s involvement with the pet and the pet’s condition and appearance are important aspects of the exhibit. Exhibit Suggestions: - Educational display explaining pet care, health, nutritional needs, etc...; exhibit must include a photograph of 4-Her with their pet. - Pet related exhibit, i.e. photo album, history of species display, animal care display etc. AWARDS JUNIOR PETS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Pro-Pet, Owatonna SENIOR PETS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Jim & Sherry Harbal Family

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PERFORMING ARTS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-300-1 Performing Arts (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Emphasis is on the skills learned in performance of drama, music, theatre and other performing arts. 2. Judging of Performing Arts exhibits will take place at the Owatonna Arts Center on Tuesday, July 24 beginning at 6 PM and in conjunction with 4-H Fashion Revue. 4-H members will be required to bring a poster or display about their performance to the County Fair to receive their premium money and special awards. 3. Exhibit can be either a performance or an exhibit that shows a member’s involvement or interest in the performing arts. If the exhibit is an actual performance, the performance cannot last longer than 10 minutes. 4. To be eligible for State Fair, the member must be able to discuss the process of selection, planning, performing and reflection on their project work. Exhibit Suggestions: - Poster or display about your involvement or interest in the performing arts. - A puppet and script made and created by member - Create and perform a short story, show, music selection, etc., and includes a write-up about it. - A journal or scrapbook (with written statements) of current performing arts experiences. - An educational display of some aspect of music, drama, or performing. AWARDS JUNIOR PERFORMING ARTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Little Theatre of Owatonna SENIOR PERFORMING ARTS CHAMPION – award sponsored by Wenger Corporation

PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-320-2 Jr Conventional Photography (3-5 gr) P-320-1 Sr Conventional Photography (6 gr +) P-320-5 Jr Digital Photography (3-5 gr)

P-320-4 Int Digital Photography (6 – 8 gr) P-320-3 Sr Digital Photography (9 gr +) P-450-1 Video Photography (3 – 13 gr) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Members may enter two exhibits of different types. 2. All photos and slides must be taken / produced by the member during the current project year. 3. Photos should be mounted on mat board or poster board; suitably sized for the number of photos being used. Do not use frames or glass. One suggestion is to mount photos on 1/8” foam core board. 4. Name, county, club, grade, exhibit class and lot should be clearly printed on back of the exhibit. PHOTOGRAPHY - CONVENTIONAL 1. Enlargements may range in size from 5 x 7” to 11 x 14” and should be mounted with appropriate size neutral matting. Exhibit Suggestions: - A photo story of 5 to 7 photos (3-1/2” x 5” or 4”x6”), preferably photos without additional decorations - Four to six with a common theme or subject (e.g. seasons, action photos, close-ups of people, “best” etc.). - An enlargement. Attach original 3 ½ x5 or 4x6 photo. - Slide show with an accompanying written script. Slides should be in plastic slide sheets. - Exhibit of advanced photo skills such as: photo journalism, portrait, commercial, or close-up photography, advanced darkroom techniques. PHOTOGRAPHY - DIGITAL 1. Digital photography exhibits are any exhibits taken with a digital camera or any photo not taken with a digital camera, but digitally enhanced in any way. 2. The exhibitor must provide any specialized presentation equipment (i.e. digital camera, computer, etc) necessary to evaluate the exhibit. The equipment and discs should be brought with the exhibitor to the conference evaluation. 3. Attach original to enhanced photos. Include original picture(s) on enlargements or digitally enhanced photos. Exhibit Suggestions: - A photo story of 5 to 7 photos (3-1/2” x 5” or 4”x6”), preferably photos without additional decorations - Four to six with a common theme or subject (e.g. seasons, action photos, close-ups of people, “best” etc.). - An enlargement. Attach original 3 ½ x5 or 4x6 photo. - A computer enhanced enlargement. - A photographic image which has been completely digitally processed VIDEO 1. All exhibits must be recorded at “SP” (standard speed).

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2. All videos exhibited (whether by video tape, DVD, computer based video, or other video format) must have been made by the exhibitor or their video production team in the current project year. The exhibitor must create at least 50 percent of the finished original material; portions from other sources must be documented. 3. The member's name, grade, county, club, and the exhibit class and lot should be clearly printed on the exhibit and all the other items required as part of an exhibit. 4. Equipment needed to view the video must be provided by the exhibitor. Extension Staff MAY be able to help locate equipment if arrangements are made ahead of the fair. 5. Any 4-H video exhibit which appears to contain copyrighted material will not be publicly displayed unless the exhibitor has written permission from the producer to use the material in the video. Exhibit suggestions: - A poster which illustrates how a video camera works, how a VCR works, or how to care for video equipment, illustration of computer video creation etc. - A 3-5 minute video which shows your most creatively planned camera work. Include shots showing various techniques. - A video on a selected subject. Include a short storyboard or outline. - A videotape made by using a combination of computer technology and traditional camera created video. - A software presentation program that is “selfpresenting” and does not depend on live youth interaction can be burned to a DVD as a VIDEO Exhibit.

Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-110-1 Corn (1) P-110-4 Small Grains (1) & Legumes (1) P-330-1 Plant & Soil & Science Display RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Members may enter two exhibits of different types, topics or crops. 2. Crops must be grown on your farm during the previous growing season. 3. Include 3” x 5” index card listing the variety. Exhibit Suggestions: - A two quart exhibit of any shelled corn (no ear corn), soybean or small grain variety must be placed in either 1 clear two quart jar or 2 clear one quart jars. - An educational display illustrating one of the following ideas: plant reproduction, soils, plant growth factors, plant characteristics, growing and using plants, plant growth and food production, examples of a plant disease, and the life cycle of that disease explaining causes and control. AWARDS JUNIOR PLANT / SOIL SCIENCE / CROP SCIENCES CHAMPION – Award sponsored by Triple “J” Farms, David Janke Family, Owatonna SENIOR PLANT / SOIL SCIENCE / CROP SCIENCES CHAMPION - Award sponsored by Ellendale Hustlers 4-H Club Given in Memory of Gary Richards

AWARDS JUNIOR CONVENTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Sandy Dinse

POTATO

SENIOR CONVENTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Lemond Snappy Boosters 4-H Club

EXHIBIT CHOICES

JUNIOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CHAMPION sponsored by Lindgren Photo & Frame

P-340-1 Potato Exhibit (2)

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CHAMPION - Sponsored by Happy Hustlers 4-H Club SENIOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CHAMPION – sponsored by Daryl and Char Kubicek VIDEO CHAMPION - sponsored by Fame Awards

PLANT & SOIL SCIENCE CROP SCIENCES EXHIBIT CHOICES

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Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. Exhibit Suggestions: - Twelve potatoes (this year’s crop) similar in size with variety identified on a 3” x 5” card. - Educational display illustrating diseases and control, methods of mulching and reasons, causes and effects of sun scald. AWARDS JUNIOR POTATO CHAMPION - award sponsored by Steele County Farm Bureau

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SENIOR POTATO CHAMPION - award sponsored by Straight River Stars 4-H Club

QUILTING EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-350-1 Quilting Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Each item should include information listing pattern book & name, fiber content of fabric and batting, and care instructions. 2. Item may be machine quilted, hand quilted or hand tied. If not hand tied by the 4-Hers, state who hand/machine quilted the final project. (NOTE: depending on the skill level of 4-H member, someone else may do the final quilting.) Exhibit Suggestions: - A quilted item (any finishing technique acceptable) - Repair of an old quilt - A display showing the history of quilting, fabrics and patterns used in quilting, or a topic of your choice. AWARDS QUILTING CHAMPION - award sponsored by Joan Robbins, Owatonna

ROBOTICS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-360-1 Robotics Exhibit – Individual (1) P-360-2 Robotics Exhibit – 2 Person Team (1) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. The goal of the robotics program is for 4-Hers to explore science, technology and engineering through designing and building a functioning robot. The robot can be either programmable or remote controlled. The robot can be created by an individual or a group. All 4Hers involved in the exhibit must register for a Robotics

exhibit. 2. 4-Hers may enter two exhibits if one is an individual exhibit and the other is for a team project they participated in. 3. Exhibits must be labeled with name and county on all pieces of exhibit. Fair staff will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged robots or parts. 4. Exhibits may have a one page report explaining the function, purpose and construction of the robot. 5. At State Fair, in addition to conference judging, exhibitors will participate in the Legos Robotics demonstration area. Exhibit Suggestions: - A robot - A display and/or booklet of project work - Diagrams of programming AWARDS ROBOTICS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Genevieve & Gerald Souba

SAFETY EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-370-1 Safety (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. Exhibit Suggestions: - Explore a safety issue of your choice. Ideas include traffic safety, home safety, farm safety, community safety, fire prevention, and first aid kit. Include an item for display representative of project activity. - Prepare a First Aid Kit and be able to explain the reasons for the items you included. AWARDS JUNIOR SAFETY CHAMPION - award sponsored by the Extinguisher Services, Mike & Heidi Hartle, Owatonna SENIOR SAFETY CHAMPION - award sponsored by Steele-Waseca Co-op Electric

SELF DETERMINED EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-380-1 Self-Determined Exhibit – Individual (1)

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P-380-2 Self-Determined Exhibit – 2 Person Team (1) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. This Division is intended for an exhibit that doesn’t fit in any other project area. This is NOT a “catch-all” category but rather intentional self-directed learning. 2. In conference judging, the member or team must be able to discuss the process of selection, planning and management of a self-determined learning experience. 3. 4-Hers may enter two exhibits if one is an individual exhibit and the other is for a team project they participated in. 4. Teams can be no more than three from the same club or from any more than three different Steele County 4-H clubs. 5. Each 4-Her must register for the exhibit in July in order to receive their own premium. Exhibit Suggestions: - Poster, display, or notebook showing the process of doing the activity/project - Display of finished work AWARDS

3. MN and 4-H regulations for handling and storing firearms must be followed. Exhibit Suggestions: - Safety techniques applied to shooting activities (e.g., range commands and range safety, eye and ear protection, cleaning a firearm, dressing for safety-first aid, survival skills, etc.). - Shooting Skills (e.g., basic safety rules, basic parts and functions of each piece of equipment, care and maintenance, accessories, position, etc.). - Display illustrating key field identification features of a group of game animals (e.g., distinguishing various species of puddle ducks, differences among five lookalike species, of upland game birds, etc.). - Leadership skills learned in your shooting sports club. - History and terms of trapping, hunting, and firearms. - Sportsmanship: Ethical behavior and responsibility, effects of values to wildlife of modern game laws and regulations. AWARDS JUNIOR SHOOTING SPORTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Dave’s Firearms, Owatonna SENIOR SHOOTING SPORTS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Dave’s Firearms, Owatonna

JUNIOR SELF-DETERMINED CHAMPION - award sponsored by Mike and Trudy Pierce SENIOR SELF-DETERMINED CHAMPION - award sponsored by Deerfield Get There 4-H Club

SHOP EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits

SHOOTING SPORTS & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-390-1 Shooting Sports/ Wildlife Management Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. No explosive materials are allowed (including live ammunition etc.). Arrows must be secured in such a manner so as to prevent their points or edges from being a hazard. Only sporting firearms and bows will be exhibited, displayed or demonstrated. A sporting firearm is a firearm that can be legally used in hunting wildlife or in recognized target shooting competitions. 2. Exhibit may not exceed 12" deep x 24" wide x 36" high, except that a gun, bow and arrow, or taxidermy item may be included in a display and will not be considered in the calculation of dimensions.

P-400-1 Sr Shop Exhibit (2) (9 grade +) P-400-2 Int Shop Exhibit (6-8 grade) P-400-3 Jr Shop Exhibit (2) (3-5 grade) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Attach a card to all exhibits describing construction materials, unusual joinery, finishing techniques and cost. 2. Exhibit must not take up more than 20 square feet of floor space (without prior approval from the Extension Office). Exhibit Suggestions: - Display on properties, uses, or processing of wood. - Article made of wood or metal - Wooden or metal article repaired, finished, or refinished. AWARDS JUNIOR SHOP CHAMPION - award sponsored by Advantage Cabinets, Inc. INTERMEDIATE SHOP CHAMPION - award sponsored by

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AWARDS JUNIOR VEGETABLE GARDEN / FRUIT CHAMPION – award sponsored by Eleanor Christofferson & Family, Owatonna TOM SOUBA SENIOR VEGETABLE GARDEN / FRUIT CHAMPION AWARD - sponsored by the Steele County Farm Bureau

WATER/WETLANDS CHAMPION - award sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Medford-Deerfield

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-470-1 Wildlife Exhibit (2)

VETERINARY SCIENCE EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits

RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

Exhibit Suggestions: - Diagram of your favorite animal with anatomy. - Display or binder of diseases of animals (ringworm, heartworm, dysplasia abomasums, hip dysphasia, scours, etc.)

Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing the life cycle of your favorite wild animal. - Birdhouse, birdfeeder, or homemade bird book of local birds. - An animal book of wild animals of Minnesota--describe habitat, food, and shelter needs. - A wildlife management plan - show practices related to land use and forest management for wildlife. - Basic concepts of Wildlife Management (waterfowl wing boards, birdhouse trails, game food habits, game animal habitat requirements, history of game management, etc.

AWARDS

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JUNIOR VETERINARY SCIENCE CHAMPION - award sponsored by the Blooming Prairie Veterinary Clinic

JUNIOR WILDLIFE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Izaak Walton League – Owatonna Chapter

SENIOR VETERINARY SCIENCE CHAMPION - award sponsored by the Owatonna Veterinary Hospital, Dr. James Gute

SENIOR WILDLIFE CHAMPION - award sponsored by Mike, Rhonda and Shaun Guthier & Heather, Ryan and Lauryn Larson in Memory of Lloyd Guthier

P-440-1 Vet Science Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”.

WATER/WETLANDS EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-460-1

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RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. Exhibit Suggestions: - Display showing the five unique physical properties of water; the hydrologic or water cycle; the quantities and uses made of water by families, municipalities, industries, animals, and plants; - Display on water quality or management--pollution, conservation, water quality standards, etc. AWARDS

YOUTH LEADERSHIP EXHIBIT CHOICES Must Register Twice if Taking Two (2) Exhibits P-480-1 Leadership Exhibit (2) RULES & REQUIREMENTS Also see “Rules & Requirements for All Exhibitors” and “Specific Guidelines for General/HE Exhibitors”. 1. Youth leader should be prepared to discuss the skills they have discovered, developed and shared with others through their involvement in Youth Leadership. This may happen individually or as a group. Exhibit Suggestions: - A written narrative of your leadership role in your club or county including: holding an elected office, committee work, part of event management, project organizer, on-going yearly responsibilities in a planned

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club program and fund raising, etc. - A lesson plan for an activity or a project meeting that you have planned and presented. Include teaching outline, objectives, information to be presented, techniques to be used, etc. - Display, scrapbook, poster (but not limited to these), that documents you taking charge and leading a service project. Share the steps from beginning to end.

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Michaelson Funeral Home Mike’s Repair & Extinguisher Services Mulert’s Southside Simmentals NAPA Auto Parts Noble RV Northland Farm Systems Dr. Dean & Michele Olsen Owatonna Bus Company Owatonna Ford Owatonna Groundsmasters Owatonna Heating & Cooling Owatonna Mutual Fire Insurance Owatonna Veterinary Hospital, Dr. James Gute Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. Pichner Farms, Doug / Jeanne Pichner Prairie Ridge Orthodontics Randall’s License Bureau Ringhofer Insurance Connie & Doug Ruth SE MN Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assoc. SPX Corporation Sette Sports Center Shady Lawn Seeds – Mike Wesely Smith, Tollefson & Rahrick, Attorneys at Law State Farm Ins. – Steve Carroll Amy Swain Hearing Center The Retrofit Companies Lon Thiele, Sheriff Tim’s Auto Service United Prairie Bank - Owatonna Viracon – Apogee Services, Inc. Walbran & Furness, Chartered Vern Wilker Wottreng Family Dental Pat & Debbie Zeman

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Steele County 4-H Members, Parents, 4-H Club Council and Extension Staff wish to THANK ALL those who have supported our Steele County 4-H program through the 4-H Food Stand, Shop with Santa, and our 4-H Pasta Dinner & Silent Auction. Your support makes good things happen for Steele County youth!

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