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July 18-23, 2011 Sponsored by the Grundy County Agricultural Society

www.grundycountyfair.com


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Livestock Trailers, Cars and Trucks

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Horse Trailer Parking

Open Class

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Rabbit

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Upper Show Ring

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Horse Arena

Beef

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4-H Exhibits

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County Cowboy Building

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Alumni Building

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FAIR SCHEDULE ................................................................................................. 2 FAIR OFFICIALS.................................................................................................. 4 GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES...................................................................... 7 Overnight Policy..................................................................................... 7 Fair Superintendents.............................................................................. 7 4-H & FFA Exhibitors.............................................................................. 8 Grundy County 4-H & FFA Show Premiums......................................... 11 Iowa Youth Code of Ethics.................................................................... 12 Livestock Rules........................................................................................... 14 Livestock Show Rules ......................................................................... 14 Health Requirements............................................................................ 14 Herdsmanship...................................................................................... 17 Showmanship....................................................................................... 18 Livestock Judging Contest.................................................................... 19 DIVISION I - BEEF.............................................................................................. 20 DIVISION II - DAIRY CATTLE & DAIRY GOAT................................................... 25 DIVISION III- DOGS........................................................................................... 27 DIVISION IV - HORSE & PONY......................................................................... 30 DIVISION V - LLAMA.......................................................................................... 32 DIVISION VI - MARKET/MEAT GOATS.............................................................. 34 DIVISION VII - PETS.......................................................................................... 35 DIVISION VIII - POULTRY.................................................................................. 36 DIVISION IX - RABBITS..................................................................................... 38 DIVISION X - SHEEP.......................................................................................... 39 DIVISION XI - SWINE......................................................................................... 41 DIVISION XII - CLOVER KIDS........................................................................... 45 DIVISION XIII - NON-LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS.................................................... 49 Elements & Principles of Design.......................................................... 53 Fairgrounds Decorating Contest........................................................... 55 Section 1 - Animals............................................................................... 56 Section 2 - Agriculture and Natural Resources.................................... 56 Section 3 - Creative Arts....................................................................... 57 Section 4 - Family & Consumer Sciences............................................ 58 Section 5 - Personal Development....................................................... 60 Section 6 - Science and Engineering................................................... 60 DIVISION XIV - CHALLENGE CLASSES........................................................... 61 Section A - Photography....................................................................... 61 Section B - Scrapbooking..................................................................... 62 Section C - Food & Nutrition................................................................. 62 Section D - Duct Tape........................................................................... 63 DIVISION XV - FASHION SHOW....................................................................... 64 DIVISION XVI - COMMUNICATION................................................................... 66 Educational Presentations.................................................................... 67 Extemporaneous Speaking.................................................................. 68 Working Exhibits................................................................................... 69 Share The Fun...................................................................................... 70 Poster Communications....................................................................... 71 DIVISION XVII - OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS......................................................... 72


Grundy County Fair July 18th - 23rd

Monday, July 18th, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Non Livestock Judging 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Poultry Check In / Pollurium Testing 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rabbit Check In 2:30 p.m. KIDS DAY (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dairy / Dairy Goat Check In 4:00 p.m. Share the Fun & Fashion Show 5:00 p.m. Bucket Bottle Calf Check-In 6:00 p.m. Fair Queen and King Contest 6:30 p.m. Dog Show 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Non-Livestock Building (Open to the Public) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Exhibitor & Alumni Reunion 2010 Fair Video Highlights

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

(Meal sponsored by Green Belt Bank & Trust)

7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Swine Check In / Weigh In Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings

6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m.

Zumba with Kara Heinrich (Alumni Building) Cost $3.00 Win It In A Minute Competition (Sign up by noon) Family Movie Night – Despicable Me

(Open to the Public)

Crop Marketing Program with John Roach Dairy / Dairy Goat Show Beef Check In / Weigh In Little Rabbits Rabbit Show Sheep & Meat Goat Check In / Weigh In GAME DAY (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) Horse Check In Horse Show Ag Olympic Club Competition (Sponsored by Grundy County FFA)

(Movie, Pop & Popcorn Sponsored by Monsanto, Center Theatre & Titan Machinery.)

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 - Farm Bureau Day 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Exhibitor Breakfast

8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Zumba with Kara Heinrich (Alumni Building) Cost $3.00 Swine Show Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

(Sponsored by Grundy County Banks)

(Open to the Public)

Farm Bureau Treasure Hunt AG & ANIMAL DAY (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) Farm Credit Watermelon Feed Bubble Mania (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) Bucket Calf Interviews Livestock Judging Contest Challenge Class Awards (Alumni Building) Bucket Calf Show Family Fun Night Fair Teen Dance 2


Thursday, July 21st, 2011 7:15 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 am – 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Broiler Check In / Weigh In (Clean & Dry) Poultry Show w/ Little Chick Show Open Tractor Show Check In (North of Grandstands) Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings (Open to the Public)

Master Gardener Program (Alumni Building) No Fit Beef Showmanship YMCA Carnival (Wristband $5.00) Presentations & Working Exhibits Open Tractor Show (North of Grandstands) Pedal Tractor Pull (Sponsored by Grundy County FFA) Flag Football (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) Trade Show Farmers Market Sweet Corn Feed Sheep Show & Bottle Lamb Show Magician Eric Extraordinaire (Building #1) Tractor Pull (Grandstands)

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Non Livestock & Open Class Buildings

9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Beef Show Llama Show WATER GAMES (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) FOOD DAY (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) Pet Show Zumba with Kara Heinrich (Alumni Building) Cost $3.00 National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Open Sheep Show

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(Open to the Public)

(Points Sanctioned Heartland Youth Association)

Combine Demolition Derby

FIRE WORKS AFTER DARK

10:00 a.m.

Non Livestock & Open Class Exhibits Released (check in no later than 9:30 a.m.) Livestock- including bucket bottle calves released (check in no later than 9:30 a.m.) CLEAN UP

Fair Clean-Up Picnic to Follow

1:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24th, 2011 10:00 am TBA

(non-livestock building clean up will NOT start until all exhibits are checked out by owner) (Fair Clean Up Help Only!)

National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Demolition Derby National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Team Roping

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Grundy County Fair

4-H Office: 319-824-6979 Fair Board Office: 319-824-2311 Fair Website: www.grundycountyfair.com

Fair Officials Grundy County Fair Board

President: Ron Flater Vice President: Dave Grunklee Secretary: Jan Greany Treasurer: Kim Heinrich Directors

Darwin Cannegieter Ryan Ross Richard Benson Randy Runge Bob Greany Jerry Schmidt Jeff Greiner Rick Schmidt Jared Gutknecht Brandon Van Loh Jon Hilliard Dennis Van Loh Curt Kyhl Kathy Van Loh Curt Mackie Cole Workman Lynn Pakala

Grundy County Extension Staff County Extension Educator County 4-H / Youth Coordinator Region 9 4-H & Youth Field Specialist Office Assistant Summer 4-H Assistant

Bill Arndorfer Andrea Traeger Connie Cunningham Brenda Everts Heather Kitzman

Grundy County 4-H Youth Committee Karen Benson David Deeringer Jodi Dinsdale Kendall Dinsdale Kyle Dudden Jake Hooper Shelle Johnson Shelly Luiken Bill Noteboom Brenda Noteboom Jean Schmidt

Extension Council Liaison Bonnie Shinn Youth Members Kyler Dudden Craig Schott

Official Fair Veterinarian

Dr. Kurt Steckelberg 4


Building Supervision Schedule Non-Livestock Building Supervision Schedule

1. ALL CLUBS ARE EXPECTED to take a turn supervising the NonLivestock Building. 2. At least two people should be in the building at all times. 3. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your shift. If a replacement does not arrive in 15 minutes of their assigned time, one of the supervisors should notify the 4-H office at the fair grounds. Failure to supervise the building at the assigned time will lead to a FORFEIT of premium money for the ENTIRE CLUB! 4. Do NOT leave the building unsupervised 5. Supervisor’s Jobs: a. Greet people coming in to the building b. Help visitors find exhibits c. Make sure that no damage takes place d. May also sweep or pick up garbage if needed e. Answer questions about 4-H

6. Do NOT leave the building until the replacement supervisors arrive. 7. Projects cannot be taken out before release time on Saturday. Early removal will result in forfeiting of premium money. Monday

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Clay Busy Bees

9:00 a.m. - 11 :00 a.m. 11 :00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Palermo Clovers Colfax Future Farmers Shiloh Sunny Smilers Black Hawk Nighthawks Llama Lovers 4H Scrapbooking

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 11 :00 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m. 1 :00 p.m. - 3 :00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Washington Wranglers Wellsburg Jr Farmers Shiloh Sunny Smilers Buck Grove Buckaneers Lincoln Jr Farmers

9:00 a.m. - 11 :00 a.m. 11 :00 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

4H Scrapbooking Lincoln Jr Farmers Colfax Future Farmers Clay Busy Bees Buck Grove Buckaneers Llama Lovers

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 11 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lincoln Jr Farmers Wellsburg Jr Farmers Palermo Clovers Black Hawk Nighthawks Washington Wranglers

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Thursday

Friday

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Rabbit & Poultry Building Supervision Schedule 1. ALL RABBIT & POULTRY EXHIBITORS ARE EXPECTED to take a turn supervising the Rabbit & Poultry Buildings. 2.

At least two people should be in the building at all times.

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Do NOT leave the building unsupervised. Please Do NOT leave the building until the replacement supervisors arrive.

3. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your shift. If a replacement does not arrive in 15 minutes of their assigned time, one of the supervisors should notify the 4-H office at the fair grounds.

5. Supervisor’s Jobs:

a. Greet people coming in to the building b. Help visitors find exhibits c. Make sure that no damage takes place d. May also sweep or pick up garbage if needed e. Answer questions about 4-H f. Keep visitors from taking animals out of the cages with out the owner’s permission

6. Projects cannot be taken out before release time on Saturday. Early removal will result in forfeiting of premium money.

7. Schedule will be mailed to Exhibitors & hung up in the Rabbit & Poultry Building. If you have a scheduling conflict please find a replacement.

FAIR LOST & FOUND

The Fair Lost & Found can be located at the Extension Office on the fairgrounds. Items that are not claimed by the last day of fair will be taken to the Extension Office. Items will remain in the Extension Office for a period of two weeks. Unclaimed Items will be disposed of.

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GENERAL RULES Overnight Policy

The Grundy County Fair Board allows exhibitors to stay overnight at the fair grounds. Rules and regulations are as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4.

All 4-H and FFA members staying overnight must have a chaperone who is at least 21 years of age and is approved by the fair board officers. No chaperone may be responsible for more than 3 exhibitors. All persons staying overnight must camp in the designated camping area near the east rest rooms. There will be no sleeping in the barns. All persons must be in bed by midnight. Anyone failing to observe this curfew will be required to leave the fairgrounds.

Fair Superintendents (Responsibilities) Non-Livestock & Communications 1.

Make proper arrangements for the event (judging, building arrangements, stage, table set up, etc) you supervise. 2. Help find volunteers to assist during Judging & while setting up the arrangement of projects for display 3. Prevent as much as possible the handling of exhibits. 4. Put away supplies and tear down after the show. 5. Instruct judges to enable them to decide all questions that may come up for consideration in accordance with the rules and regulations specified. 6. All purchasing power for supplies to be vested in the executive committee of the fair board. 7. Make sure that no alterations are made to any facilities 8. Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the event. This gives you time to pick up your box of supplies & awards from the 4H Fair Office, check on last minute set up needs, and check in exhibitors. If there is more to set up you will need more time. 9. Greet the judge for your event and answer any questions. Should your judge not arrive 30 minutes prior to the event please let the 4H Fair office know and they will call the judge for you. 10. Help make this a positive experience for our youth and families the best you can.

Livestock 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Be on the ground early in the morning the first day and each succeeding day of the fair. Help arrange animals for exhibition for the best advantage of the spectators and judges. Prevent as much as possible the handling of exhibits. Make proper arrangements for showing and the show arena set up prior to show time. Put away supplies and tear down after the show. Immediately return the supply box to the Extension Office with results of the show. Superintendents are in charge of the arrangement of all animals and articles in their department. Instruct judges to enable them to decide all questions that may come up for consideration in accordance with the rules and regulations specified. All purchasing power for supplies to be vested in the executive committee of the fair board. Make sure that no alterations are made to any barns or facilities. 7


4-H & FFA Exhibitors 1.

All Grundy County 4-H & FFA chapter members are eligible to exhibit at the Grundy County Fair. a. 4-H Exhibitors must be in 4th grade by September 15th, 2010 and can exhibit the summer immediately following graduation from high school, but not after that fair. b. Clover Kids (K-3rd Grade) & Grundy County youth 5 years of age the first day of fair & no older than the summer following completion of 3rd grade may exhibit in Bucket Bottle Calf, Bottle Lamb, Little Chicks, Little Rabbits. To exhibit in Non-Livestock, Communications & Fashion Show youth must be an enrolled Clover Kid. c. FFA Exhibitors are eligible to exhibit up to the age 21. Members may participate in Showmanship the summer immediately following graduation from high school, but not after that fair.

2. Black Hawk County 4-H & FFA Members are invited to exhibit Beef, Dairy, Horse, Sheep & Swine at the Grundy County Fair. When exhibiting at the Grundy County Fair all Grundy County Fair rules are to be followed.

a. 4-H Exhibitors must be in 4th grade by September 15th, 2010 and can exhibit the summer immediately following graduation from high school, but not after that fair. b. FFA Exhibitors are eligible to exhibit up to the age 21. Members may participate in Showmanship the summer immediately following graduation from high school, but not after that fair.

3. Grundy County 4-H & FFA Members are invited to exhibit at the Black Hawk County Fair July 26th to 30th, 2011 in the Beef, Dairy, Horse, Sheep & Swine Project Areas provided they exhibit in these project areas at the Grundy County Fair. When exhibiting at the Black Hawk County Fair all Black Hawk County Fair rules are to be followed.

4. ALL 4-H Exhibitors MUST attend at least four local club meetings to be eligible to participate at Fair. Excused absences will not count. 5. ALL Exhibitors must meet the following deadlines: a. May 15th

Livestock ID & Dog ID forms are due to the Extension Office. This includes: Beef (Market & Breeding), Dairy, Diary Goat, Dog (Dog & Pet Show), Horse, Llama, Meat Goat, Sheep (Market & Breeding), & Swine. Market Beef, Sheep, Meat Goat, & Swine ID forms were collected at pre-fair weigh in. Rabbit, Poultry & Pets will be Identified on your Exhibitor Fair Entry Form Due July 1st. Livestock ID forms will NOT be accepted after May 15th. Animals that are not properly identified are not eligible to exhibit at County Fair or State Fair. 8


b. July 1st

Fair Entry Deadline – County & State Fair ALL Livestock, Communications, Iowa Code of Ethics (If not completed online or at Enrollment) All other nonlivestock entries are turned in at the Non-Livestock Judging Entry Table on entry day. All exhibitors must complete & submit fair entries on time! Failure to complete or submit fair entries will make you ineligible to exhibit at the Grundy County Fair. Late Entries: $10.00 Late Fee Accepted from July 2nd – July 4th. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 5th. NO LATE ENTRIES FOR STATE FAIR! NO EXCEPTIONS!

c. July 18th

d. July 23rd

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Non-Livestock Judging Non-Livestock & Challenge Class Exhibits must be entered during this time. 8:00 am to 10:00 am Livestock & Non – Livestock Exhibits Released

1. All exhibits must be picked up by 10 a.m. Please check in at the Non-Livestock Building by 9:30 a.m. 2. All Non-Livestock Exhibitors MUST sign a release form when checking out all exhibits before removing the items from the exhibit building. 3. Non-Livestock Exhibits may only be removed from the display by the exhibitor and his/her immediate family. If an exhibitor or their immediate family is unable to remove their exhibits, the exhibitor is responsible to appoint a pickup person and let the office know who this appointed person is by Wednesday, July 20th. Exhibits will not be released to an undesignated person.

6. The Extension Office MUST be contacted first before removal of any projects; Livestock / Non-Livestock Exhibits. Exhibits removed without permission or prior to release time will forfeit premium.

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7. Building Supervision a. Non-Livestock Building Club Leaders are in charge of assigning volunteers to the club shift. Clubs neglecting to have someone supervising the nonlivestock exhibit building during their assigned time will forfeit premium money for the entire club or chapter. Volunteers need to be ON TIME! b. Rabbit & Poultry Buildings Rabbit & Poultry Exhibitors are assigned times to supervise the building. Supervision includes but is not limited to picking up around the exhibits, keeping visitors from taking livestock out of the pens & answering any questions. 8. EXHIBITS a. ALL exhibits entered at the fair must be the work of the 4-H or FFA member & must have been completed after last year’s fair. b. Due to security, 4-H’ers are discouraged from bringing any items that have special meaning or value. c. Exhibits may be made at school as long as the 4-H goal for the exhibit and project were in mind before the exhibit was completed. d. Copyright logos, designs, or trademark materials should not be used for 4-H exhibits on public display at a fair or other setting without written permission. If written permission has been obtained, it should be included in the written support materials of the exhibit. Exhibits that don’t comply will be disqualified. e. Exhibits which do not comply with size guidelines, copyright, and safety procedures will be judged at County Fair but will not be eligible to advance on to State Fair. 9. EXHIBITOR SUBSTITUTION Non-Livestock a. In case of illness or conflict that a 4-H or FFA member is unable to be present for conference judging of non-livestock exhibits, the exhibits may be brought to the fair by another person on entry day. Exhibits will be judged as there is time and written comments will be provided to the exhibitor.

Livestock & Communications a. If you can not be present for a livestock or communications show due to conflict you will not be eligible to participate. No one else is eligible to exhibit on your behalf. b. If you are not able to take your own livestock into the show arena due to an injury or disability you may submit a request for another 4-H’er to show your animal or help you in the arena. This request must be submitted to the Youth Committee prior to Fair. Decisions of the Youth Committee are final. 10


10. SPORTSMANSHIP

ALL EXHIBITORS & PARENTS are expected to act in a sportsmanship like manner and show respect for the judges and superintendents. Persons not acting accordingly may be asked to leave the show or arena.

11. COMPLAINTS

a. Complaints MUST be filed in written form and signed by the person with the complaint. b. Complaints must be filed during the week of fair. Complaints will not be accepted after fair. c. Complaints will be reviewed & all decisions of the Fair Board, Youth Committee, or Extension Staff will be final.

12. The Grundy County Fair and Agricultural Society, the 4-H and Youth Committee, and the Extension staff shall not be responsible or liable for any accidents that may happen during the fair, nor shall they be responsible for any damage, loss, or stolen property including death loss of livestock. To avoid possible error and to conform with the rules of the Society, read them carefully before making entries.

Grundy County 4-H & FFA Show Premiums The Grundy County Fair Association has set aside $7,000 to be distributed among the fair exhibitors. Both Grundy County & Black Hawk County Participants at the Grundy County Fair are eligible for premium funds. Clover Kids will receive $1.00 per exhibit. Checks will be issued by the fair association based on the records of ribbon placings kept by superintendents and Extension Staff. Each class will be prorated on a 4-32 basis. For example, if a point is worth 15 cents, this would make a blue ribbon worth 60 cents, red 45 cents, and white 30 cents. Checks must be cashed immediately! ALL Checks issued by the Agricultural Society (Fair Board) are VOID if they are not cashed within 60 days of the date issued. After 60 days from the date on the check and will become a donation to the Fair Board. If you do not wish to receive a premium check from your fair exhibits please contact the Extension Staff prior to Fair.

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IOWA YOUTH CODE OF ETHICS

Youth are expected to be sincere, honest and act in sportsmanlike ways at all times. Youth represent the entire program and their behavior reflects on their parents, leaders, club and the entire youth program. All adults involved with the youth program, leaders as well as parents, are expected to set positive examples and serve as positive role models by what they say and do. Any youth who breaks the Code of Ethics or allows another person (adult or peer) to talk them into violating the Code of Ethics agrees to forfeit all prizes, awards and premiums. The youth may also be prohibited from exhibiting at this and future exhibitions including the Iowa State Fair and other county, state or regional exhibitions. Youth agree to follow these guidelines: 1.

2.

I will do my own work, appropriate for my age and physical and mental development. This includes research and writing of exhibit explanations, preparing exhibits (such as sewing, cooking, refinishing, etc), care and grooming of animals, etc. Adult assistance should help guide and support me, not do it for me. All exhibits will be a true representation of my work. Any attempt to take credit for other’s work, alter the conformation of animals, or alter their performance is prohibited. Copyright violation or allowing others to complete your exhibit is considered misrepresentation and is prohibited.

3. I will treat all people and animals with respect. I will provide appropriate care for animals.

4. I will present exhibits that are safe for consumption. All food exhibits will be safe to exhibit and for judges to evaluate. Other exhibits will be safe for judges to evaluate and for exhibition.

5. All food animals that may be harvested immediately following the show shall be safe for consumers, and shall have met all withdrawal times for all medications, and be free of violative drug residue.

6. If any animal requires medical treatment while at the fair or exhibition, only the Official State Fair Veterinarian may administer the treatment. All medications that are administered shall be done according to the label instructions of the medication used. 7.

My animal’s appearance or performance shall not be altered by any means, including medications, external applications and surgical procedures. Any animal that is found to have changed its appearance or its performance shall be disqualified from the show, and have penalties assessed against the exhibitor, parent and/or guardian by the management of the fair or exhibition. 12


8. I will follow all ownership and possession rules and, if requested, will provide the necessary documentation.

9. I will follow all livestock health requirements for this fair or exhibition, according to the state health requirements as printed in the Premium Book of the fair or exhibition. I will provide animal health certificates from a licensed veterinarian upon request from the management of the fair or exhibition.

10. By my entering an animal in this fair or exhibition, I am giving consent to the management of the fair or exhibition to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood, or other substances from the animal to be used in testing. If the laboratory report on the analysis of any sample indicates a presence of forbidden drugs, this shall be evidence such substance has been administered to the animal either internally or externally. It is presumed that the sample 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 exhibitor, parent and/or guardian to prove otherwise. 11. I am responsible for my exhibit and I will not allow others to violate this Code on my behalf. By my entering an exhibit in this fair or exhibition I will accept any disciplinary action taken by the management of this fair or exhibition for any violation of this Code of Ethics and any other rules of competition of the fair or exhibition without recourse against the fair or exhibition. 12. I want my exhibit to be an example of how to accept what life has to offer, both good and not so good, and how to live with and learn from the outcome.

13. I will not be involved in any illegal activities while participating in 4-H and FFA events, including but not limited to alcohol, tobacco or drug use.

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Livestock

Livestock Show Rules

Please review the 2011 Health Requirements. Detailed information is available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/NR/rdonlyres/6A2F6B6B-9254-499D-B3DF-E8A4B1B5F1 10/145270/2011HealthRequirements.pdf

1. ALL Exhibitors must meet the following deadlines: a. May 15th

b. July 1st

Livestock ID & Dog ID forms are due to the Extension Office. This includes: Beef (Market & Breeding), Dairy, Diary Goat, Dog (Dog & Pet Show), Horse, Llama, Meat Goat, Sheep (Market & Breeding), & Swine. Market Beef, Sheep, Meat Goat, & Swine ID forms were collected at pre-fair weigh in. Rabbits, Poultry & Pets will be Identified your Exhibitor Fair Entry Form Due July 1st. Livestock ID forms will NOT be accepted after May 15th. Animals that are not properly identified are not eligible to exhibit at County Fair or State Fair. Fair Entry Deadline – County & State Fair ALL Livestock, Communications, Iowa Code of Ethics (If not completed online or at Enrollment) All other nonlivestock entries are turned in at the Non-Livestock Judging Entry Table on entry day. All exhibitors must complete & submit fair entries on time! Failure to complete or submit fair entries will make you ineligible to exhibit at the Grundy County Fair. Stall Fees are due when you submit your fair entries.

c. July 23rd

Late Entries: $10.00 Late Fee Accepted from July 2nd – July 4th. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 5th. NO LATE ENTRIES FOR STATE FAIR! NO EXCEPTIONS!

8:00am – 10:00am Livestock & Non – Livestock Exhibits Released All exhibits must be picked up by 10 a.m. Please check in at the Non-Livestock Building by 9:30 a.m.

2. Livestock Identification Animals Identified under Exhibitors name MUST be entered at fair under the SAME exhibitors name. 3. Livestock Ownership Exhibits must be owned by the 4-H or FFA member unless a lease agreement is filed with the Extension Office by May 15th. Horse lease agreements are the only accepted lease agreements at the State Fair level. 14


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Only youth enrolled in a Grundy County 4-H club and Reinbeck FFA, Ackley-Geneva/Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock FFA, AplingtonParkersburg FFA, Grundy Center FFA and Hudson FFA Chapters are eligible to exhibit at the Grundy County Fair Youth shows.

Black Hawk County 4-H & FFA members (4th grade through the summer immediately following graduation from high school) are invited to exhibit Beef, Dairy, Horse, Sheep & Swine at the Grundy County Fair. When exhibiting at the Grundy County Fair all Grundy County Fair rules are to be followed. a. 4-H Exhibitors must be in 4th grade by September 15th, 2010 and can exhibit the summer immediately following graduation from high school, but not after that fair. b. FFA Exhibitors are eligible to exhibit up to the age 21. Members may participate in Showmanship the summer immediately following graduation from high school, but not after that fair.

6. Grundy County 4-H & FFA members are invited to exhibit at the Black Hawk County Fair July 26th to 30th, 2011 in the Beef, Dairy, Horse, Sheep & Swine Project Areas provided they exhibit in these project areas at the Grundy County Fair. When exhibiting at the Black Hawk County Fair all Black Hawk County Fair rules are to be followed. 7. Attire for ALL Species:

a. Full length pants b. Grundy County, Iowa 4-H, or FFA T-shirt, or white shirt with 4-H Chevron / Black Hawk County, Iowa 4-H, or FFA T-shirt c. Unacceptable Clothing: shorts, hats, caps, sweat bands, sandals, flip flops, State Fair Shirt, County Council shirt, etc. d. Leather shoes or boots are recommended

8. Livestock must be shown by the Grundy County 4-H or FFA member unless the member; has two animals in one class. In this case another current Grundy County member may show the animal. If there are other reasons that the exhibitor cannot show the animal, they MUST submit a request in writing to the 4-H and Youth Committee with explanation for why they are unable to show their animal prior to the first day of fair. 9. Herdsmanship All exhibitors are expected to keep their stall clean during the fair. This also includes cleaning out stalls when you leave the fair. Any exhibitor who does not clean their stall will forfeit any premiums won.

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10. GROOMING NO PROFESSIONAL GROOMERS ALLOWED! Penalty for violating this ruleis disqualification. Acceptable Groomers:

a. Current Grundy County 4-H or FFA Member, Black Hawk County 4-H or FFA Exhibitor who is exhibiting at Grundy County Fair. b. 4-H or FFA Member’s IMMEDIATE family members (mom, dad, sibling) c. Mentors: Someone who is not an immediate family member but has been mentoring the 4-H’er in a specific project area during the year. A mentor agreement form must be completed and turned in to the Extension Office by July 1st. Mentors will be approved by the Youth Committee. If you plan to exhibit at the Iowa State Fair in Livestock please see the State Fair Grooming rules.

11. All livestock Exhibitors will be required to wear a wristband to identify them as a livestock exhibitor. This will help our building supervisors, Fair Board, and Extension Staff easily identify someone who should not be handling the livestock.

12. Sale of any animal on the fairgrounds during the week of the fair is NOT allowed. Please make other arrangements to sell your animals.

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Herdsmanship

The purpose of the Herdsmanship Award is to promote a cleaner & safer environment in the barns. Fair is a place where Grundy County 4-H & FFA animals are showcased. For many people who do not know much about animals and their behavior, care, etc.; everything on the fairgrounds including our 4-H and FFA members should be the best it can be! The Herdsmanship award will go to the top Club or Chapter. This will be judged randomly each day of the fair including show day for each species. Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Rabbits, & Poultry will be judged two times per day of the fair including their show day. Horses will not be judged because of their short time on the grounds but Horse Exhibitors are asked to pick up the area around your trailer after the show. 2010 Herdmanship Winner: Clay Busy Bees

Scoring

1. Cleanliness of alleys, stalls, and pens................................. 50 pts. Bedding adequate, bright, clean and in place. Animals securely tied or penned. Manure hauled and deposited in the proper place. Alleys swept clean of dust and straw. Feed boxes in front of animal only at feeding time.

2. Arrangement of the Exhibit.................................................... 15 pts. Exhibits lined up in an attractive manner. Hay and bedding neat and orderly. Feed, show boxes, and other gear stored neatly.

3. Appearance of Animals.......................................................... 20 pts. Animals clean and brushed.

4. Stall Cards............................................................................... 15 pts. Able to be read from the alley, clean and neatly arranged.

Total Points................................................................................. 100 pts. Herdsman standings will be posted at the fair office.

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Showmanship

1. Showmanship classes will be held in the beef, dairy, horse, rabbit, poultry, sheep, swine, dairy goat, meat goat and llama divisions. 2. All 4-H and FFA exhibitors are eligible to participate. There is no entry before fair. Exhibitors are to show up at the ring when the class is called. Black Hawk County Exhibitors who are participating in Grundy County are also eligible to participate.

3. An individual may only win once as a Junior and once as an Intermediate in each of the livestock species. Once they have won showmanship in their age level, they must advance to the next age division. Exception: If there are two or less in a class they do not move up to the next age division. An individual can win Senior Showmanship more than once. 4. In shows where there are less than 5 exhibitors in an age division all exhibitors will show according to their age. 5. You must show your own animal.

6. Showmanship is split into two divisions: Junior Showmanship................................. 13 and under on show day Senior Showmanship................................. 14 and older on show day

Showmanship for Beef, Swine and Sheep is split into three divisions: Junior............................................................... age 9-12 on show day Intermediate................................................... age 13-15 on show day Senior...................................................... age 16 and up on show day

7. First and Second Place Ribbons will be given in each class.

8. Showmanship will be judged on the following criteria: Appearance of the Animal..................................................... 30 pts. • Condition • Cleanliness • Grooming • Clipping •

Presentation of the Animal ................................................... 40 pts.

• Leading • Response to direction of ring master • Posing • • Use of necessary equipment • Showing to the animal’s best advantage •

Appearance of the Exhibitor................................................. 30 pts.

• Proper clothing and shoes • Alertness • Attitude •

Total Points........................................................................... 100 pts.

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Livestock Judging Contest Superintendent: Ole Cleveland 1. 2.

Livestock Judging Contest will be held on Wednesday, July 20,2011 Registration will be at 1:30 p.m. in the upper show ring. The contest will begin at 3:30 p.m. All members of 4-H and/or FFA are eligible to compete.

3. There will be two team divisions and two divisions for individuals. The Jr. division for individuals will include members from 9-12 years of age. A junior team will consist of four members within the Jr. age limits. The senior division will consist of individuals age 13 and up. A senior team will consist of four senior members. If a team has a mix of any combination of junior and senior members, it will be considered a senior team. 4. Classes will be: Market Swine, Breeding Swine, Market Beef, Breeding Beef, Market Lambs and Commercial Breeding Ewes. Classes will be selected based on availability of animals at the fair. 5.

All participants will receive blue, red or white placing. Trophies will be given to Champion and Reserve Champion in each division. Results will be announced 30 minutes after the conclusion of the last class.

6. Contestants will be allowed 10-12 minutes to view each class. There will be no talking among members participating in the contest for any reason. Team members may not talk to each other. Failure to comply with the rules will be disqualification from the contest.

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Division I - BEEF Superintendent: Jim Everts

Black Hawk County Exhibitors are eligible to participate in Beef Classes.

Section A: Pen of III Market Beef 1. 2.

All feeder pen animals must have been weighed and tagged at the December weigh-in.

Exhibitor may show any of their Pen III animals as an individual in the Market Beef Show. There is a limit of four entries in Market Beef.

3. Exhibitors must complete a “Meat Animal Worksheet� including feed, expenses, appraised sale price, and profit or loss on the project exhibitors must also complete the Goals Section and the evaluation Section of the 4-H Project Beef Record. (4-H 94). 4. Complete records must be turned in to the Extension Office by July 1st.

5. Evaluations will be held on farm June 21st. Exhibitors will be present to answer questions. Appointments will be scheduled by the Extension Office.

6. The judging committee will use the following scorecard: Accuracy of Records............................................................ 45 points Goals and Evaluation (4-H 94).................................................15 points Neatness of Records.............................................................. 5 points Uniformity of Cattle (based on Grade)........................................ 35 points 7. During the evaluations the pen will be given an estimate as to the quality grade, yield grade and selling price of each animal. These prices will be used by the exhibitor to calculate profit and loss on the project.

Pen of Three Classes

100-30-01 Pen of Three Market Beef.............................................. 9 100-30-02 Pen of Three Dairy Beef................................................. 9

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Section B: No Fit Beef Showmanship 1.

All 4-H and FFA exhibitors are eligible to participate. It is highly recommended for any new beef exhibitors and all juniors to gain experience in the arena.

2. Entry prior to fair is not required.

3. Exhibitors are asked to sign up in the 4H office at the Fair prior to the show or report to show ring by 10:00 am Thursday, July 21st.

4. Showmanship will be split into three divisions: Junior............................................................... age 9-12 on show day Intermediate................................................... age 13-15 on show day Senior age.......................................................16 and up on show day 5. Show order will be Senior, Intermediate and Junior Divisions.

6. This Demonstration Show will not take place of the traditional Showmanship on Friday. 7. Ribbons will be given.

8. No Premium Money will be given.

9. Exhibitors must sign up for No Fit Beef Showmanship at the Fair weigh in. NO FIT RULES: 1. Wash and Comb and Blow Dry Only 2. No Grooming 3. No adhesives, substances or coloring agents are to used 4. Animals will be wiped before entering the show ring Beef Weigh In / Check In : No Fit Beef Show:

10:30 am Tuesday, July 19th

10:30 am Thursday, July 21st

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Section C: Breeding Beef Heifers and Cows

1. Animals shown in this section may not compete in any market beef class.

2. Entries in the heifer classes are open to purebred and grade animals born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

3. Exhibitors must have possession of purchased animals by May 1. Entries must have been listed on Identification forms and filed at the Extension Office prior to May 15th. All Breeding Beef must have a tattoo or ear tag. Lost tags must be replaced & reported prior to fair check in.

4. Purebred animals require registration papers. The animal may be registered in the exhibitor’s name or in the name of an immediate family member. The registration papers must be shown to a member of the beef committee at check-in. Failure to show proper papers disqualifies the animal from the Purebred classes. 5. Grundy County born animals must have a statement filed at the Extension Office including the name, address, and signature of the breeder by May 15 to be recognized at the county fair. 6.

A maximum of six entries in Section C: with a maximum of two per class may be brought per exhibitor.

7. There will be no more than ten animals per class.

8. Cows/Calfs may be brought and taken home the day of the show. Beef Must Be Penned By: Breeding Beef Check In : Cow/Calf Check In: Breeding Beef Show:

10:00 am Tuesday, July 19th 10:30 am Tuesday, July 19th 8:00 am Friday, July 22nd 9:00 am Friday, July 22nd

Heifer Classes

110-01-01 Angus Heifer................................................................. 6 110-01-02 Red Angus Heifer......................................................... 6 110-01-03 Hereford Heifer............................................................. 6 110-01-04 Shorthorn Heifer........................................................... 6 110-01-05 Chianina Heifer............................................................. 6 110-01-06 Simmental Heifer.......................................................... 6 110-01-07 Gelbvieh........................................................................ 6 110-01-08 Maine Anjou.................................................................. 6 110-01-09 Texas Longhorns......................................................... 6 110-01-10 Other Breeds Heifer..................................................... 6 110-01-20 Commercial Heifer....................................................... 6

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Cow/Calf Classes

110-20-01 Angus Cow................................................................... 6 110-20-02 Red Angus Cow............................................................ 6 110-20-03 Hereford Cow................................................................ 6 110-20-04 Shorthorn Cow............................................................. 6 110-20-05 Chianina Cow............................................................... 6 110-20-06 Simmental Cow............................................................ 6 110-20-07 Gelbvieh........................................................................ 6 110-20-08 Maine Anjou.................................................................. 6 110-20-09 Texas Longhorns......................................................... 6 110-20-10 Other Breeds Cow........................................................ 6 110-20-20 Commercial Cow.......................................................... 6

Section D: Market Beef 1.

All entries must have been weighed and tagged at the weigh-in. Entries must have been listed on livestock identification forms filed at the Extension Office prior to May 15.

2. Entries must be owned by the exhibitor.

3. Each exhibitor is limited to four market beef entries. 4.

All market beef animals must be dehorned.

6.

Minimum fair weights will be 1000 lbs. for steers and 950 lbs. for heifers. A feeder class will be held for calves under minimum weight.

5. Classes will be divided into classes of no more than 10 calves according to fair weights.

7.

Any animal showing evidence of sharp practices (such as surgical removal of excess brisket or dewlap, filling with oil, etc.) will be barred from the show.

8. Painting, dyeing and use of color agents on beef animals is not allowed. Exhibitors can use colored grooming aids on hooves only. Beef projects showing evidence of this will not be permitted into the show ring.

9. Animals will be rubbed down before entering show ring. If a color or coloring agent rubs off an animal with either a towel or hand, that animal will be disqualified. Animals will be rewiped before entering show ring for Championship and Showmanship. 10. Grundy County born calves require a signed form including the name, address, and signature of the breeder be filed at the Extension Office prior to May 15.

11. Grundy County born calves will compete in regular fair classes and be recognized during the beef show.

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13. Beef entered in the carcass contest will be scanned during the fair weigh-in. Entry cost is $15.00 per market beef that is scanned. Grundy County Beef Producers are paying $7.50 per animal. Participants will be responsible for paying $7.50 per animal and must pay for scanning at the Fair Weigh In. Carcass class placing will be determined with scan results and weight gain. Animals will not be slaughtered. 14. Dairy beef animals must be at least 50% dairy breeding to be eligible. Dairy animals will be shown in their own class(es) with the 1st and 2nd place animals eligible to compete for grand champion steer. Beef Must Be Penned By:

10:00 am Tuesday, July 19th

Market Beef Check In :

10:30 am Tuesday, July 19th

Market Beef Show:

9:00 am Friday, July 22nd

Market Classes 100-01-01

Market Beef Steers....................................................... 6

100-10-01

Market Beef Heifers...................................................... 6

100-20-01

Dairy Beef..................................................................... 6

100-15-01

Carcass Class............................................................... 6

100-35-01

Feeder Calf (born on or after 1-1-11).................................... 6 Exhibitor must have possession of purchased animal by 5-1-2011. Calves must be identified by the May 15th Livestock ID deadline. Exception to this rule is a cow/calf entry that was entered on May 15th ID form. The calves from the cow/calf class are eligible to show in the Feeder Calf Class. Classes will be determined at fair. Junior Bucket/Bottle calves are not eligible to show in this feeder calf class.

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Divison II DAIRY CATTLE & DAIRY GOAT Superintendent: Dennis VanLoh

Black Hawk County Exhibitors are eligible to participate.

Dairy Cattle

1. Entries are open to registered or grade dairy cattle. Exhibitors are encouraged but not required to obtain papers on grade animals making them Identified Grade Dairy Animals. Papers may be obtained through dairy breed associations or DHI.

2. Each entry must be the property of the exhibitor. Partnerships between the exhibitor and his or her parents or guardian will be accepted. 3. It is preferred that the registration papers be in the name of the exhibitor. Any name will be accepted as long as evidence can be shown that the exhibitor owns a portion of the animal and that the name listed on the registration is a parent or guardian to the exhibitor. 4. Entries born before September 1, 2011 must be dehorned.

5. All dairy exhibitors should dress in white pants, and white dress shirt or county 4-H or FFA shirt.

6. Champion, in a single animal in a breed may compete for overall Supreme Champion if animal received a blue ribbon in its class and upon discretion of the judge. If there is one animal in a class it will not necessarily be declared champion. 7. The age breakdown for dairy classes will be as follows:

Jr. Calf.................................................. born March 1, - April 30, 2011 Int. Calf.......................................... born Dec. 1, 2009 - Feb. 29, 2011 Sr. Calf................................................... born Sept. 1, - Nov. 30, 2010 Summer Yearling.................................... born June 1, - Aug. 30, 2010 Jr. Yearling............................................ born March 1, - May 31, 2010 Winter Yearling.............................. born Dec. 1, 2008 - Feb. 28, 2010 Sr. Yearling............................................ born Sept. 1, - Nov. 30, 2009

Dry Cow Class 2 Yr. Old Cows............................... born Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2009 3 Yr. Old Cows............................... born Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2008 4 Yr. Old Cows............................... born Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2007 Aged Cows................................................. born before Sept. 1, 2006

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Dairy & Dairy Goats Check In: Dairy & Dairy Goats Show:

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday, July 18th 10:30 am Tuesday, July 19th

All Classes in this department are worth 6 points. Classes To make entry list a Dept. #; Class #; Lot #; for each entry in the Dairy Classes. Dept. #’s for all Dairy is 150 Class #’s

01 - Ayrshire 02 - Brown Swiss

03 - Guernsey 04 - Jersey

05 - Holstein 06 - Milking Shorthorn

Lot#’s

01-Jr. Calf 02 - Int. Calf 03- Sr. Calf 04 - Summer Yearling

05 - Jr. Yearling 06 - Winter Yearling 07 - Sr. Yearling 08 - Dry Cow Class

09 - 2 Yr. Old Cows 10 - 3 Yr. Old Cows 11 - 4 Yr. Old Cows 12 - Aged Cows

150-10-01

Dairy Herd..................................................................... 4

3 females of one breed owned by the exhibitor. One animal must be the produce of one of the exhibitor’s dairy project animals. One animal must have either completed a production record or be currently entered in a production record test.

Dairy Goats

1. Dairy Goats must be properly identified with tattoos or ear tags and have livestock identification forms filed at the Extension Office by May 15. 2. Only Does shall be allowed to enter.

3. Goats purchased during this 4-H year from out of state must have a negative brucellosis and tuberculosis test performed within 90 days of County Fair. A veterinarian’s documentation is needed to prove this test. 4. Scrapie Eradication Program. All reproductively intact goats (does and bucks) that are exhibited must be tagged with a scrapie flock tag in their ear. The animal is tagged by the 4-H’er if born and raised by you, if purchased it is tagged by the seller. If purchased, you should also receive an owner statement from the seller. Registered goats may use officially approved unique tattoo numbers instead of scrapie ear tags provided they have documentation of participation in the scrapie program from their veterinarian. 5.

Exhibitors should dress in white pants, and white dress shirt or county 4-H or FFA shirt.

160-01-01

Junior Doe.................................................................... 4

160-01-02

Intermediate Doe.......................................................... 4

160-02-01

6 months of age or younger, not in milk and never fresh. 6-24 months of age.

Senior Doe.................................................................... 4 Milkers and all Does that have ever freshened regardless of age.

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Division III DOG

Dog Superintendent: Kristi Scafferi 1. All dogs must be enrolled on Livestock Identification Forms filed at the Extension Office by May 15. 2.

Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for dogs.

3.

All dogs must be either on a lead or in a cage or box.

5.

All dogs should be well groomed, free of loose hair, fleas, lice, and ticks. Toe nails should be of suitable length and the eyes and ears clean and clear.

4.

6.

Dogs will be released immediately after the show.

Any bitch in season may not be shown.

Dog Check In : Dog Show:

5:30 pm Monday, July 18th 6:30 pm Monday, July 18th

Classes

1. Exhibitor and dog experience determine class level. In future years show scores will be used to determine class level along with experience of the exhibitor and dog. A qualifying score is achieved when an exhibitor earns 170 points or more and achieves 50% of the points or better for each exercise in their class. When an exhibitor achieves this standard they must advance to the next class with the exception of Novice “B” and Graduate Novice “B”. However, an exhibitor may advance to the next level without a qualifying score. An exhibitor who does not achieve a qualifying score may remain in the same class for the following year; the only exception to this is for Pre-Novice “A” exhibitors who must advance to Pre-Novice “B” the next year. 2. Ribbons will be awarded on the following points earned: Purple - 190-200 points Blue - 170-189 1/2 points Red - 150-1691/2 points White - 149 1/2 or lower

OBEDIENCE

200-01-01 Pre-Novice “A”............................................................. 2 For dogs and exhibitors in their first year of 4-H dog obedience training. Dogs will heel, stand for examination and do the figure 8 all on leash. They will recall on leash and do sits for one minute and downs for three minutes on leash. Dogs must not have finished their third leg toward any CD degree. 27


200-01-02 Pre-Novice “B”............................................................. 2 For exhibitors who are in their second year or greater of dog obedience or for exhibitors who have not achieved a qualifying score in Pre-Novice “A” or for first year project exhibitors who have achieved a qualifying score in a non 4-H dog obedience show or have a dog with previous experience. Dogs will heel, stand for examination and do figure 8 all on leash. They will recall on leash and do long sits for one minute and long downs for 3 minutes on leash. Dogs must not have finished any leg towards any CD degree.

200-01-03 Novice “A”.................................................................... 2

For exhibitors in second year or greater of dog obedience who have achieved a qualifying score in a 4-H dog obedience show in a Pre-Novice “A” or Pre-Novice “B” class. A qualifying score is not required to advance to this class. Dogs entered in this class may not be entered in class 200-01-01 or 200-01-02. Dogs will heel and do figure 8 on leash and heel off leash, stand for examination off leash, recall off leash, do long sits for one minute and long downs for 3 minutes off leash. This class is open to dogs that have not completed their third leg toward any CD degree, except first year 4-H dog obedience members with first year dog which has earned his CD degree may show in this class.

200-01-04 Novice “B”.................................................................... 2 For exhibitors who have achieved a qualifying score in Novice” A”. Dogs will heel and do figure 8 on leash and heel off leash, stand for examination off leash, recall off leash, do long sits for one minute and downs for 3 minutes off leash. This class is open to dogs that have not completed their third leg toward any CD degree. Dogs entered in this class may not be entered in classes 200-01-01 thru 200-01-03.

200-01-05 Graduate Novice” A”.................................................... 2 This class is open to project exhibitors of three or more years who have achieved a qualifying score in a 4-H dog obedience show in the Novice “A” or “B”, however, a qualifying score is not required to enter this class. Dogs will heel on and off leash, do figure 8 off lease, stand for examination off leash, drop on recall off leash, do long sits for 3 minutes and long downs for 5 minutes both with off leash and exhibitor out of sight. Dogs entered in this class can not be entered in class 200-01-01, 200-01-02 or 200-01-03. Open to dogs that do not have any CDX degree.

200-01-06 Graduate Novice “B”................................................... 2 For exhibitors who have achieved a qualifying score in Graduate Novice “A”. Dogs will heel off leash, do figure 8 off leash, stand for examination off leash, drop on recall off leash, do long sits for 3 minutes and long downs for 5 minutes both off leash and exhibitor out of sight Open to dogs who do not have any CDX degree. Dogs entered in this class may not be entered in classes 200-01-01 thru 200-01-05.

200-01-07

Open.............................................................................. 2

200-01-08

Utility............................................................................. 2

This class is open to project exhibitors of three or more years who have achieved a qualifying score in the Graduate Novice class, however, a qualifying score in PreNovice, Novice or Graduate Novice is not required to enter this class. Dogs will heel and figure 8 off leash, drop on recall, retrieve on flat, over the high jump and broad jump and do 3 minute sits and 5 minute down off leash and with exhibitor out of sight. Dogs entered in this class may not enter classes 200-01-01 thru 200-01-05.

This class is open to project exhibitors of three of more years and for those who have achieved a qualifying score in the Open class, however, a qualifying score in open is not required to enter. Dogs will do scent discrimination (selection of articles handled by the opener) directed retrieve, signal exercises (hand signals), directed jumping and the moving stand for examination. Dogs entered in this class may enter class 200-01-07 as the only other obedience class. 28


HANDLING

1. Entries in this division are open to purebred or mixed breed dogs and must be owned by the exhibitor or in partnership with parent or guardian. 2. The exhibitor is limited to one entry in this division. 3. The handlers grade as of September 15, 2010.

4. Class determination is based on number of years of training completed by the handler. 5.

Participants in handling classes are strongly encouraged to show in obedience classes.

200-02-01 Novice” A”.................................................................... 2 Junior Handler (grades 4, 5, 6) in first year of handling training.

200-02-02 Novice “B”.................................................................... 2 Intermediate Handler (grades 7,8,9) in first year of handling training.

200-02-03 Novice “C”.................................................................... 2 200-02-04 200-02-05 200-02-06

Senior Handler (grades 10 & up) in first year of handling training.

Open” A”....................................................................... 2 Junior Handler (grades 5, 6) in second year or beyond of handling training.

Open “B”....................................................................... 2 Intermediate Handler (grades 7, 8, 9) in second year or beyond of handling training.

Open “C”....................................................................... 2 Senior Handler (grades 10& up) in second year or beyond of handling training.

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Division Iv Horse

Superintendents: John & LuAnn Schreck Black Hawk County Exhibitors are eligible to participate.

1. Refer to “Rules and Regulations for 4-H Equine Shows In Iowa” for rules about specific classes. 2.

Livestock identification forms must be filed at the Extension Office prior to May 15. If the horse is leased, a signed copy of the lease agreement must be filed at the Extension Office also.

3. There are no overnight accommodations for horses at the fairgrounds. Exhibitors will bring their horses on the day of the show and take them home when the show is over. 4. Dress Code: Western: FFA Jacket, 4-H T-shirt or white long sleeve shirt with 4-H Chevron or arm band, blue jeans, boots. Hat is optional. No chaps allowed. English: Same as western. English hunt hat optional. Games: Same as western.

5. 4-H and FFA youth participating in any and all mounted classes and/or games must wear an American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and Safety Engineering Institute (SEI) approved headgear with chin strap and properly fitted harness AT ALL TIMES, while mounted and riding, including warm up. This includes any adults or kids riding on the fairgrounds. 6.

If there is any doubt whether an animal is a horse or pony the superintendent will decide. Horses are animals over 56” tall and ponies are 56” and under.

7. All trailers must park west of arena.

8. Warm up your horses by arena or west of arena.

9. The same horse may be ridden by 2 members of the same family in riding classes that are performed individually only! Ex: barrels, poles, trail Horse & Pony Check In : Horse & Pony Show: Show Order:

3;00pm Tuesday, July 19th 4:00 pm Tuesday, July 19th Halter, Riding, Games

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Halter Classes

Shown at halter and judged on conformation, general appearance, and action.

250-01-01 Ponies two years old and younger............................. 3 250-01-02 Ponies three years and older...................................... 3 250-01-03 Horses Weanlings and Yearlings................................ 3 250-01-04 Horses two and three years old.................................. 3 250-01-05 Horses four years and older....................................... 3 250-01-06 Mules............................................................................. 3 250-01-07 Miniature Horses, all ages........................................... 3 250-01-08 Donkeys........................................................................ 3 250-01-09 Miniature Donkeys....................................................... 3

Riding Classes

The classes will be split into Junior and Senior classes if there are more than two entries in each age group. Senior Exhibitors who have completed grades 9-12. Junior Exhibitors who have completed grades 4-8. 250-02-01 English Pleasure ......................................................... 4 250-02-02 Novice Western Pleasure ........................................... 4 (For exhibitors in first year of horse project or having just completed grades 4-6)

250-02-03 250-02-04 250-02-05 250-02-06 250-02-07 250-02-08

Western Pleasure Pony............................................... 4 Western Pleasure Horse.............................................. 4 English Equitation........................................................ 3 Walk/trot........................................................................ 3 Western Equitation...................................................... 3 Trail Class .................................................................... 4

Game Classes

The classes will be split into Junior and Senior if there are more than two entries in each age group.

250-03-01 Barrel Racing................................................................ 3 250-03-02 Pole Bending................................................................ 3

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Divison V LLAMA

Superintendent: Shelle Johnson 1. Youth must be enrolled in Llama Project.

2. Llama must be identified on Livestock Identification Form filed at the Extension Office by May 15. 3. A Llama may be owned or leased by the 4-H’er. A 4-H Llama Lease Agreement must be completed and turned into the Extension office by May 15th Livestock Identification deadline. You are not required to own a llama to participate in the Llama Lovers Club or to show.

4. Exhibitors need to bring Llama’s prior to show. They are released immediately after the show. 5. All classes will be split into Junior, Intermediate & Senior except for the Leaping Class which is split by the size of the Llama. Llama Check In : Llama Show:

12:30 pm Friday, July 22nd 1:00 pm Friday, July 22nd

Showmanship

The handler is evaluated on presentation, set up, grooming, and handler’s knowledge of the animal. Junior Showmanship (completed grades 4-6) Intermediate Showmanship (completed grades 7-8) Senior Showmanship (completed grades 9-12)

Costume

The handler and the llama dress in costume. The llama should have costume on it’s head, legs and body. The classes will be split into Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Exhibitor must bring a short story about the costume. Exhibitors may use music, other 4-H / FFA members, or write their story on index cards. 275-01-01

Costume........................................................................ 4

Obstacle

This class demonstrates the llama’s obedience and willingness to complete the activities requested by the handler. Each obstacle course will include 10 obstacles. Examples: walking over steps, walking in water, backing or rearing, walking through something, etc. 275-02-01

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Public Relations

This class demonstrates the llama & the handler’s ability to be out in public settings. The llama’s performance will be evaluated on how they handle obstacles they may encounter out in the public. Examples: Wheel chair, putting things on the llama, walking with an umbrella, baby strollers, loading, etc. 275-03-01 Public Relations........................................................... 4

Leaping

This class demonstrates the llamas ability to jump over a high bar. Classes will also be split based on the size of llama. 275-04-01

Leaping Class............................................................... 4

Llama Poster

All Llama poster exhibits are 22x28 with 28 being the bottom & top measurements (horizontal) unless otherwise specified in the communication poster rules. The poster board needs to be mounted on stiff cardboard, pegboard, or wood the same size as the poster, 1/4� or less in thickness. Posters need to be covered in clear plastic. Posters will be judged at the llama show. 275-05-01

Llama Poster................................................................. 4

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Division VI - MEAT GOAT 1. Market/Meat goats must be in the exhibitors possession by May 1. Livestock Identification forms must be filed at the Extension office be May 15. 2. You may weigh up to 15 Market/Meat goats. No bucks may be weighed in. 3. To be eligible for exhibit the following must have been completed at the county wide weigh-in May 1st: a. Ear tagging of all Market & Breading Meat Goats. Yearlings are not required to have new tags if they have a previous 4-H ear tag. b. Weighing of all market goats. c. Commercial Yearlings to be entered into the Breeding Show MUST have breeding information completed on the Goat ID form during the May 1st weigh-in. Goats without this form completed may only be exhibited in the Market Goat Show. Commercial Yearlings must be included on this form. d. All commercial yearlings must be present at the May 1st weigh-in for identification, however are not required to be weighed.

4. Classes open to any breed or crossbred wether or doe. 5. Wethers and does must have all milk teeth in normal position at check-in. Market goats must weigh a minimum of 50 Ibs. No maximum. 6. If horned, market goats must have horns tipped blunt enough to be a safety hazard. No tipping or removal of horns on the grounds. 7. Exhibitors may use halters, collars or collar with a short lead when showing. There will be NO driving or bracing of goats in the show ring. 8. Scrapie Eradication Program. All reproductively in tact goats that are exhibited must be tagged with a Scrapie flock tag in their ear. The animal is tagged by the 4-H’er if born and raised by you, if purchased it is tagged by the seller. If purchased, you should also receive an owner statement from the seller. Registered goats may use officially approved unique tattoo numbers instead of scrapie ear tags provided. They have documentation of participation in the scrapie program from their veterinarian. 9. Wethers and does must be free of any sign of disease and external parasites or they will be disqualified. 10. Classes will be divided by the superintendent according to fair weights. 11. Market goats must be sheared within ten days prior to fair entry day. Entries must be shorn to 3/8� or less of skin above the knees and hock joints. NO painting, powdering and/or artificial coloring is allowed. Clipping of the tail is optional. 12. An exhibitor may show a maximum of 7 meat goats. Meat Goats Must Be Penned By: 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 19th Meat Goat Weigh In/Check In : 1:30 pm Tuesday, July 19th Meat Goat Show: 4:30pm Thursday, July 21st Class 420-01-01 Market Goat (maximum of 7)............................................. 4 420-01-02 Breeding Commercial Yearling (maximum of 7).............. 4 34


Division VII - PETS Pet Superintendent: Joan Meester

1. All pets must be on a lead or in a cage.

2. Prove of rabies vaccinations is required for cats. 3. Pets are released immediately after the show. Pets: Cats, turtles, frogs, fish, hamsters, etc. Pet Check In : Pet Show:

4:00 pm Friday, July 22nd 4:30 pm Friday, July 22nd

210-01-01

Cat (maximum 2).................................................................2

210-01-02

Other Pet....................................................................... 2

Judged on condition, health, and manners.

Judged on condition and health. Includes dogs not trained for obedience or handling. (Dogs shown in this class are not eligible for classes in obedience or handling).

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Division VIII POULTRY

Poultry Superintendent: Heather Greiner Assistant: Byron Mulder

All classes will be judged according to the book of standards

1. Animals must be checked in before caging them.

2. Pullorum Typhoid-free certificates must be brought to check-in. Pullorum Typhoid testing will be done at check in for birds with out certificates.

3. First and second place will be selected In each poultry class. A Grand Champion Poultry entry will be selected from the Breeding classes. 4. Only two entries may be made per class per exhibitor. Poultry Check In : Pollurium Testing: Poultry Show:

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday, July 18th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday, July 18th 8:00 am Thursday, July 21st

Production Classes

All shown as pens of 3. No individuals will be shown. All Production classes will be shown on the basis of uniformity, production ability, health, handling qualities and general confirmation.

300-01-01 Production Hens (Hatched prior to January 1st)................... 2 300-05-01 Production Pullets (Hatched after January 1st)................... 2

Broiler Class

All birds will be purchased from the same hatchery and delivered to the Extension Office for distributIon to the 4-H’ers at the end of May. A form of intent must be sent to the Extension Office with money by May 1st. Exhibitors must purchase a minimum of ten birds. All shown as pens of 3. No individuals will be shown. Judging will be based on health, uniformity, weight and visual appeal. Expected carcass quality will be taken into consideration also. A special sponsored award of $25 will also be awarded to 1st place entry. 300-30-01

Broiler Class................................................................. 2

Market Classes

All shown in pens of 3. No individuals will be shown. Market classes will be judged on uniformity, health, weight for type, fleshing and fat covering. Pen of 3 may consist of either or both sexes.

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Breeding Classes

These birds may not have already shown in Production, Broiler or Market Classes. The purpose of this class is to have a bird that is true to his type as possible. Entries are shown as individuals or pen of 3. An individual may not be included in a pen of 3. Entries must be of production age, minimum of 4 months old. All pens of 3 must be one male and two females. The Breeding Birds will be divided into four classes. Class #1: 300-20-01 Turkey (male)................................................................. 2 300-20-02 Turkey (female)................................................................ 2 300-20-03 Turkey (pen of three)......................................................... 2 300-20-04 Duck (male)..................................................................... 2 300-20-05 Duck (female)................................................................... 2 300-20-06 Duck (pen of three)............................................................ 2 300-20-07 Geese (male)................................................................... 2 300-20-08 Geese (female)................................................................. 2 300-20-09 Geese (pen of three).......................................................... 2 300-20-30 Bantam Duck (male)....................................................... 2 300-20-31 Bantam Duck (female)..................................................... 2 300-20-32 Bantam Duck (pen of three).............................................. 2 Class #2: 300-20-10 300-20-11 300-20-12 300-20-13 300-20-14 300-20-15 Class #3: 300-20-16 300-20-17 300-20-18 300-20-27 300-20-28 300-20-29

Large Fancy Chicken (male).......................................... 2 Large Fancy Chicken (female)....................................... 2 Large Fancy Chicken (pen of three)................................. 2 Large Production Chicken (male)................................. 2 Large Production Chicken (female)............................... 2 Large Production Chicken (pen of three)........................ 2 Bantam Feather Footed (male)...................................... 2 Bantam Feather Footed (female)................................... 2 Bantam Feather Footed (pen of three)............................. 2 Bantam Clean Footed (male)......................................... 2 Bantam Clean Footed (female)....................................... 2 Bantam Clean Footed (pen of three)................................ 2

Class #4: 300-20-19 Pigeon (male).................................................................. 2 300-20-20 Pigeon (female)................................................................ 2 300-20-21 Pigeon (pen of 2 - 1 male and 1 female)................................. 2 300-20-22 Guinea (male).................................................................. 2 300-20-23 Guinea (female)............................................................... 2 300-20-24 Guinea (pen of three)......................................................... 2 300-20-25 Ornamental (male).......................................................... 2 300-20-26 Ornamental (female)........................................................ 2 37


Division IX - RABBIT Superintendent: Annie Grimm

1. Limit of two entries per class. 2. Rabbit Poster and Presentation Classes in Communications on pages 66-71. Rabbit Check In : Rabbit Show:

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday, July 18th 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 19th

Section A: Grade Rabbits 310-01-01 310-01-02 310-02-01 310-02-02 310-02-05 310-02-06

Senior Buck (over 6 months old)........................................ 2 Junior Buck (under 6 months old)....................................... 2 Senior Doe (over 6 months old).......................................... 2 Junior Doe (under 6 months old)........................................ 2 Single Fryer (about 5 lbs.)................................................. 2 Market Pen.................................................................... 2

(Three rabbits of the same color and breed less than 8 weeks old or weighing 5 Ibs. each.)

Section B: Purebred Rabbits (Must be tattooed in left ear)

COMMERCIAL Includes: American, Beveren, Californian, Champange d’Argent, Cinnamon, Creme d’Argent, American Chinchilla, Giant Chinchilla, Flemish Giant, French Lop, New Zealand, Palominos and Satin

310-03-01 SenIor Buck (over 6 months old)........................................ 2 310-03-02 Junior Buck (under 6 months old)...................................... 2 310-04-01 Senior Doe (over 6 months old).......................................... 2 310-04-02 Junior Doe (under 6 months old)........................................ 2 FANCY Includes: American Fuzzy Lop, French Angora, Giant Angora, Sahn Angora, Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Checkered Giant, Standard Chinchilla, Dutch, Hotot, Dwarf Hotot, English Spot, Florida White, Harlequin, Havana, Himalayan, Jersey Wooly, Holland Lop, Lilac, Mini Lop, Netherland Dwarf, Polish, Rex, Mini Rex, Silver Martin, and Lop 310-05-01 310-05-02 310-06-01 310-06-02

Senior Buck (over 6 months old)........................................ 2 Junior Buck (under 6 months old)....................................... 2 Senior Doe (over 6 months old).......................................... 2 Junior Doe (under 6 months old)......................................... 2

Section C: Fur Classes 310-15-01 310-20-01

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Division X SHEEP

Superintendents: Jared & Heather Gutknecht 1. Sheep must be in the exhibitor’s possession by May 1. Livestock identification forms must be filed at the Extension Office by May 15. 2. You may weigh-in up to 15 lambs.

3. To be eligible for exhibit the following must have been completed at the county wide weigh-in May 7th: a. Ear tagging of all Breeding and Market lambs. Yearlings are not required to have new tags if they have a previous years 4-H ear tag. b. Weighing of all market lambs. c. Ewe lambs to be entered into the Breeding Show MUST have breeding information completed on the Sheep ID form during the May 7th weigh-in. Lambs without this form completed may only be exhibited in the Market Sheep Show. Yearling ewe lambs must be included on this form. d. All yearling ewes without a 4-H ear tag must be present at the May 7th weigh-in for identification, but are not required to be weighed.

4. Market lambs may be of either sex. Male lambs must be castrated prior to the May 1st County Weigh-in. 5.

Scrapie Eradication Program. All ewe lambs and yearlings (reproductively intact animals) exhibited at the Grundy County Fair and the Iowa State Fair, must have a Scrapie Flock Ear Tag. If you or your family have your own flock or herd you must tag them with Scrapie Program Tags. If you have purchased lambs, be sure they have been tagged by their owners before they leave their farm. Any ewe or yearling brought to the county fair without this ear tag, will not be eligible to show. Lambs will be checked before they are unloaded and ineligible lambs will not be allowed to unload. These tags MUST be in place for the May 7th weigh-in.

6. Wether’s do not have to be ear tagged with the Scrapie Program Tags.

7. Market lambs must be rough sheared (no more than 1-inch of wool remaining) within 10 days prior to the first day of fair. Final shearing MUST occur prior to fair. No rough shearing will be allowed at fair. However, final clipping or trimming may be done at fair prior to the show. 8. Breeding sheep may not be exhibited in a Market Class.

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11. An exhibitor can enter a maximum of 7 carcass lambs in the market class of which all seven can be entered in the carcass class. Lambs entered in the carcass contest will be scanned during the fair weighin. Entry cost is $7.00 per lamb that is scanned and must be paid at weigh-in. Carcass class placing will be determined with scan results and weight gain. Animals will not be slaughtered. Sheep Must Be Penned By: Sheep Weigh In / Check In: Sheep Show:

1:00 pm Tuesday, July 19th 1:30 pm Tuesday, July 19th 5:30 pm Thursday, July 21st

Section A: Market Sheep Classes

An exhibitor may show a maximum of seven in the Market Sheep class. Maximum of five can be shown in either class 400-01-01 or 400-01-02. 400-01-01 Individual Market Lamb............................................... 4 400-01-02 Individual Market Speckle or White Face Lamb........ 4 400-10-01

An exhibitor may show a maximum of five Individual Market Lambs.

Carcass Lamb............................................................... 4 See Rule #11 above.

Section B: Breeding Sheep Classes 1. Exhibitors may enter two animals per class.

2. Purebred ewes must be registered and carry association tags when shown. All ewes not carrying association tags will be shown in the commercial ewe classes. 3. There must be two or more entries to designate a separate breed class.

410-01-01 Purebred Ewe Lamb..................................................... 4 410-01-02 Commercial Black Face Ewe Lamb............................ 4 410-01-03 Commercial Speckled Face Ewe Lamb...................... 4 410-01-04 Commercial White Face Ewe Lamb............................ 4 410-02-01 Purebred Yearling Ewe (haven’t lambed).......................... 4 410-02-02 Commercial Yearling Black Face Ewe (haven’t lambed). 4 410-02-03 Commercial Yearling Speckled Face Ewe (haven’t lambed). 4 410-02-04 Commercial Yearling White Face Ewe (haven’t lambed). 4 410-02-05 Purebred Yearling Ewe (have lambed)............................. 4 410-02-06 Commercial Yearling Black Face Ewe (have lambed).... 4 410-02-07 Commercial Yearling Speckled Face Ewe (have lambed).. 4 410-02-08 Commercial Yearling White Face Ewe (have lambed).... 4 40


Division XI SWINE

Superintendents: Jarrod & Shari Bakker

Section A: Market Swine 1.

ALL pigs must come to weigh in April 9th, 2011. Derby (Carcass) pigs are required to weigh in, all other pigs will be tagged.

2. All pigs MUST be ear notched using the universal ear notching method PRIOR to weigh in. 3. Maximum beginning weight will be 60lbs. Pigs weighing more than 60lbs can be identified for market class ONLY! 4. Exhibitors may weigh & tag a maximum of 15 pigs total (Market & Breeding)

5. Exhibitors may show a maximum of 8 pigs at fair total (Market & Breeding) 6. Market, Derby & Breeding Hogs must be identified at the Fair Weigh In / Check In 7. Market pigs must weigh at least 210 lbs and can be no larger than the maximum weight of 295 on entry day. 8. 9.

Classes will be split by the swine committee, Derby classes will be

divided by beginning weight and market classes by ending weight.

Derby (Carcass) Contest placing will be determined by the National Pork Producers Council’s Pork Value Index.

10. There shall be no coloring agents, powder or oil used on hogs. No clipping of hogs on the fair grounds. Hogs or Exhibitors in violation will not be allowed to show. 11. Hogs entered in the carcass contest will be scanned during the fair weigh-in. Entry cost is $7.00 per hog that is scanned. Carcass class placing will be determined with scan results and weight gain. Swine must be penned by: Weigh In/Check In: Swine Show:

7:00 am Tuesday, July 19th 7:30 am -10:00 am Tuesday, July 19th 8:30 am, Wednesday, July 20th

Market Classes:

450-01-01 Derby (Carcass) Hogs ………………………………… 4 450-20-01 Market Hogs ………………………………………….…. 4 450-20-02 Purebred Hogs………………………………......………. 4

Registration papers are required!

450-21-01 Pen of 3 ………………………………………………….. 4 1 Pen of 3 per Exhibitor. Pens may be made of market or derby hogs but no breeding hogs. 41


Section B: Breeding Swine 1. ALL pigs must come to weigh in April 9th, 2011. Derby (Carcass) pigs are required to weigh in, all other pigs will be tagged.

2. All pigs MUST be ear notched using the universal ear notching method PRIOR to weigh in. 3. Exhibitors may weigh & tag a maximum of 15 pigs total (Market & Breeding)

4. Exhibitors may show a maximum of 8 pigs at fair total (Market & Breeding) 5. Market, Derby & Breeding Hogs must be identified at the Fair Weigh In / Check In

6. Maximum weight of 350lbs at fair weigh in

7. Breeding classes will be divided by ending weight.

8. There shall be no coloring agents, powder or oil used on hogs. No clipping of hogs on the fair grounds. Hogs or Exhibitors in violation will not be allowed to show. 9. Recommended farrowing date of January 1st or later.

10. Exhibitor must declare at Fair Weigh In / Check In/ if the gilt will be going to market or going home.

11. Exhibitor must abide by state rules on Biosecurity and Disease control. Animals must be quarantined for 30 days and tested for pseudo rabies. 12. Health papers are recommended. Swine must be penned by: Weigh In/Check In: Swine Show:

7:00 am Tuesday, July 19th 7:30 am -10:00 am Tuesday, July 19th 8:30 am, Wednesday, July 20th

Breeding Classes: 450-25-01

Commercial Gilt…………….………………………...…. 4

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Section C: Premier Swine Exhibitor Contest 1. Participants in the Premier Swine Exhibitor contest must participate in all phases of the contest (meaning you must do showmanship, show at least one hog at County Fair and participate in the interview, skill-a-thon and written essay activities) to be eligible for the scholarship award. 2. Senior Division (Grades 9-12) Division Points Possible Interview Skill-a-thon stations Written Essay Live show placing Showmanship Total Points Possible

0 - 100 0 - 100 0 - 40 10 - 30 10 - 30 300

Interview Youth will interview individually with a committee of swine industry professionals and be asked questions about the industry and their swine project. Skill-a-thon Stations Several stations consisting of equipment and proper techniques and knowledge for animal safety and health.

Written Essay Seniors will draw a swine industry topic and be asked to write a short essay on that topic. Live Placing Points will be awarded for your top one live placing in the show. (Purple = 30, Blue = 20, Red = 10) Showmanship Points will be awarded for your ribbon color in showmanship (Purple = 30, Blue = 20, Red = 10)

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Junior Division (Grades 4-8) Division Points Possible Skill-a-thon stations Written Essay Live show placing Showmanship Total Points Possible

0 - 100 0 - 40 10 - 30 10 - 30 200

Skill-a-thon Stations Several stations consisting of equipment and proper techniques and knowledge for animal safety and health.

Written Essay Juniors will be asked to write a short essay on a given swine industry topic. Live Placing Points will be awarded for your top one live placing in the show. (Purple = 30, Blue = 20, Red = 10) Showmanship Points will be awarded for your ribbon color in showmanship (Purple = 30, Blue = 20, Red = 10)

Interview, Skill-a-thon & Written Essay’s Saturday, July 16th at 2:00 pm at the Grundy County Fairgrounds Swine Workshop June 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grundy County Fairgrounds Focus is on preparations for the Premier Exhibitor Contest Swine Exhibitor Awards Wednesday, July 20th following the Swine Exhibitor Pot Luck. Awards The top Senior Premier Swine Exhibitor will receive a $250.00 scholarship. The top three Junior Premier Swine Exhibitors will receive awards.

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Division XII CLOVER KIDS

Clover Kid Fair Activities are not Competitive. All participants will receive the same recognition.

Youth eligibility:

Any Grundy County 4-H Cover Kid or youth 5 years of age the first day of fair & no older than the summer following completion of 3rd grade.

Section A: Bucket Bottle Calves Superintendent: Deb Green Youth eligibility:

Minimum: Must be 5 years of age by the first day of fair. Maximum: No older than the summer following 3rd grade.

1. Any newborn or orphan calf, steer or heifer, dairy or beef, that is calved between March 1 and before June 15, 2011 may be shown. 2. If purchased, the calf must be purchased and in possession of exhibitor with in 2 weeks of birth; identified by tagging, and identified on the livestock identification report by June 15th. 3. Exhibitor may identify up to 2 animals, but is limited to a maximum of 1 calf to be exhibited. 4. Calf must be bucket or bottle fed (no nursing). 5. Exhibitor must complete Fair Livestock Entry Form by July 1. Form and stall fee must be turned into the Extension Office by July 1. 6. Calves will be shown at halter. 7. Classes divided by age of youth. 8. Each exhibitor will be interviewed in regard to management and care of calf. 9. Judging to be based on: a. What exhibitor has learned about care and raising of the calf. b. The grooming and cleanliness of the calf. c. General health, condition, and management of the calf and exhibitor’s knowledge of this area. d. Completed record. e. Confirmation and quality of the calf is NOT to be considered.

Calves must be checked–in at: Interviews: Bucket Bottle Calf Show:

5:00 pm Monday, July 18th 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 20th 6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20th

Calves will be released Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 between 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Any calves that leave prior to release time will forfeit premium. Class 475-01-01

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Section B: Bottle Lamb Superintendent: Jared Gutknecht

This class is to help young children learn to care for a young lamb. Bottle lambs would work well for this class.

Youth eligibility:

Minimum: Must be 5 years of age by the first day of fair. Maximum: No older than the summer following 3rd grade.

Lamb eligibility: 1. Lambs should be born after February 1 but before May 15 of current year. 2. Lambs must be identified on the form sent to enrolled youth. 3. Form must be turned in to extension office by July 1 of the current year. 4. Lambs must be under the care of the youth within 2 weeks of birth. 5. Lambs can be shown by only one (1) exhibitor at the Grundy County Fair. 6. Lambs cannot be identified by a 4-H’er for the market or breeding sheep show. 7. All ewe lambs to be exhibited must have the official Scrapie Flock ID tags from the state (1-866-873-2824). Wethers do not need the official Flock ID tag. 8. An exhibitor may identify up to three (3) animals, but is limited to only one exhibit at the county fair. It is recommended for the welfare of the lambs that ideally they be raised in groups of 2- 3 head. This allows for interaction and a more productive environment. 9. The lambs must be penned by Thursday and may be taken home Saturday morning from 8-10 am. Bottle Lambs can arrive as early as Monday of Fair. Any bottle lambs taken home prior to the release time will forfeit premiums. 10. All lambs are to be halter broke and shown at halter. All exhibitors may have an adult or senior 4-H’er in the show ring with them. 11. The show will take place between the breeding and market sheep show on Thursday. 12. A project record is to be kept throughout the project showing the exhibitor feeding, caring for, and working with the animal. The project record will be shown at the exhibitor interviews held during the Grundy County Fair. 13. Lambs should be shorn within 14 days prior to the fair. 14. Emphasis of the class will be on what the youth has learned while raising the lamb and not on conformation of the animal. 15. All youth showing at the fair will receive a participation award. Bottle Lambs must be penned by:  12:00 pm Thursday, July 21st Bucket Bottle Calf Show:  5:30 pm Sheep Show, Thursday, July 21st between the market & breeding classes.

Class

475-02-01

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Section C: Little Chicks Superintendent: Heather Greiner

This class is to help young children to learn, care for and exhibit poultry & water fowl.

Youth eligibility:

Minimum: Must be 5 years of age by the first day of fair. Maximum: No older than the summer following 3rd grade.

1. Poultry or waterfowl must be under the care of the youth with a week of birth. 2. Poultry or waterfowl must be a minimum of 4 months of age at show.

3. Forms must be turned in to the extension office by July 1st of the current year. 4. Poultry or waterfowl can only be shown by one exhibitor at the Grundy Country fair. 5. These birds can not be shown in the regular 4-H poultry show. 6. Exhibitors may only exhibit one poultry and one waterfowl.

7. The poultry are to be brought to the fair on the day of the show and may be taken home after they are shown. 8. Exhibitors will fill out a project record form.

9. Emphasis of the class will be on what the youth has learned while raising the poultry or waterfowl and not on conformation of the animal. 10. All youth showing at the fair will receive a participation award.

Little Chicks must be checked–in at: 7:30 am Thursday, July 21st Little Chicks Show: 8:00 am Thursday, July 21st during Poultry Show

Class

475-03-01

Little Chicks................................................................. 0

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Section D. Little Rabbits Superintendent: Annie Grimm

This class is to help young children to learn, care for and exhibit a young rabbit.

Youth eligibility:

Minimum: Must be 5 years of age by the first day of fair. Maximum: No older than the summer following 3rd grade.

1. Rabbits must be under the care of the youth within 8-12 weeks of birth.

2. Form must be turned in to extension office by July 1st of the current year. 3. Rabbits can be shown by only one (1) exhibitor at the Grundy County Fair. 4. Rabbits cannot be identified by a 4-H’er for the 4-H Rabbit Show.

5. An exhibitor may identify up to three (3) animals, but is limited to only one exhibit at the county fair.

6. The rabbits are to be brought to the fair on the day of the show and may be taken home after they are shown. 7. Exhibitors will fill out a project record form.

8. Emphasis of the class will be on what the youth has learned while raising the rabbit and not on conformation of the animal. 9. All youth showing at the fair will receive a participation award.

Little Rabbits must be checked–in at: 10:30 am Tuesday, July 19th Little Chicks Show: 12:30 pm Tuesday, July 19th 475-04-01

Little Rabbits................................................................ 0 Classes will be broken down into: A. Junior Buck B. Junior Doe C. Senior Buck D. Senior Doe

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Divison XIII NON-LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS

Judging Superintendent: Janine Whipps / Building Superintendent: Jackie Stevens

Non-Livestock Judging: Exhibitors Must Be Checked In By:

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday, July 18th 12:30 pm Monday, July 18th

Eligibility: 4-H Members who have completed 4th -12th Grade Enrolled Clover Kids who have completed K – 3rd Grade FFA Members 4th -12th Grade up to the age of 21

(participation only)

Attention ALL Exhibitors! Guidelines:

1. Non-Livestock & Challenge Class Entries are checked in at the NonLivestock Judging Entry Table on Monday, July 18th between 9am – 1pm. Please check in no later than 12:30pm. There is no pre-entry required. 2. Non-Livestock & Challenge Class Entries are released Saturday, July 23rd from 8 am – 10 am. Please check in at the Non-Livestock Building by 9:30 am. All exhibits MUST be picked up by 10:00 am. All exhibits must be checked out at the release table before being removed from the display by the exhibitor and his/her immediate family. a. All Non-Livestock Exhibitors MUST sign a release form when checking out all exhibits before removing the items from the exhibit building. b. Non-Livestock Exhibits may only be removed from the display by the exhibitor and his/her immediate family. If an exhibitor or their immediate family is unable to remove their exhibits, the exhibitor is responsible to appoint a pickup person and let the office know who this appointed person is by Wednesday, July 20th. Exhibits will not be released to an undesignated person. c. The Extension Office must be contacted first before early removal of any projects; Livestock / Non-Livestock Exhibits. Exhibits removed without permission or prior to release time will forfeit premium. This includes clothing used for the Fashion Show.

3. Exhibitor Substitution a. Non-Livestock In case of illness or conflict that a 4-H or FFA member is unable to be present for conference judging of non-livestock exhibits, the exhibits may be brought to the fair by another person on entry day. Exhibits will be judged as there is time and written comments will be provided to the exhibitor. b. Communications If the exhibitor is unable to be present for any reason they will not be eligible to participate. c. Fashion Show If an exhibitor is unable to be present for Fashion Show Judging Day the exhibitor may submit a video and Fashion report but are not eligible for State Fair. 49


Exhibit Rules:

1. All Non-Livestock Exhibits must include a Fair Exhibit Form. The form can be included as the Form itself, in a binder, or by electronic media. The exhibitor should respond briefly to the following questions about the exhibit: • What did you plan to learn or do? (What was your exhibit goal(s)?) • What steps did you take to learn or do this? • What were the most important things you learned?

2. Eligible exhibits are an outgrowth of work done as a planned part of the 4-H’ers participation in 4-H projects or programs during the current 4-H year. Exhibits can be done by an individual or group and may represent all or part of the learning in the project or program.

3. Exhibits that do not comply with the class description, size guidelines, copyright restrictions, safety and approved methods will be judged at County Fair but will not be eligible to advance on to State Fair. 4. If the exhibitor chooses a display to illustrate what was learned:

• Posters may not exceed 24” x 36” in size. • Chart boards, graph boards, project presentation boards, model displays, etc., may not exceed 48” x 48” in size. Maximum size is determined by measuring the flat (unfolded) dimensions. • Display boxes may not exceed 28” x 22” in height or width and 12” in depth.

5. Endangered and threatened plants and animals (includes insects), or songbird feathers and nests may NOT be used in any exhibit.

6. Copyrighted materials and designs may not be used in an exhibit that is presented as original work by the exhibitor. Exhibitors must include permission from the copyright holder/owner when using copyrighted materials. Exhibitors must give proper credit to the original source of all materials/designs used in exhibits. (See also special rules for Visual Arts and general copyright information for 4-H’ers.)

7. The 4-H’er’s goal and applicable exhibit standards will form the basis of the evaluation process. Evaluation criteria will include demonstrated learning, workmanship and techniques, and general appearance and design. Refer to exhibit class evaluation Tip Sheets for detailed evaluation criteria in each class. Tip Sheets are located on each 4-H project page at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects 8. A written explanation, audio recording, or video recording is to be included as part of each exhibit. The exhibitor should respond briefly to the following questions about the exhibit:

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9. Due to security, 4-H’ers are discouraged from sending items that have special meaning and historical value as the exhibit or part of an exhibit. The Iowa State Fair and Iowa State University Extension will use diligence to insure the safety of articles entered for exhibition after their arrival and placement. However, they will not be responsible for damage or loss by accident, fire, theft, etc. 10. Each item in an exhibit must be securely labeled, including the name of the county, class number, and exhibitor’s name. 11. All judges’ decisions are final.

12. Exhibitors who are selected for State Fair will receive a packet with an intent to participate form that needs to be completed and returned by the end of the week of county fair to the Extension Office. The packet will also include a class descriptions for the exhibit and deadline for the exhibit to be turned in to the Extension Office for transportation to the Iowa State Fair. 13. Large items selected to represent the County at State Fair are the Exhibitor’s responsibility for transporting to and from State Fair.

14. Exhibits going to the State Fair need to be packaged for travel. The Grundy County Extension Office assumes no liability for articles damaged in transportation to or from the Iowa State Fair.

15. All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with the Iowa State Fair General Exhibit Rules for the exhibit to be eligible for Iowa State Fair.

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July 18-23, 2011

July 18, 2011. Friday, July 1, 2011. July 18-23, 2011

07/01/2011

1. What did you plan to learn or do? (What was your exhibit goal(s)?) 2. What steps did you take to learn or do this? 3. What were the most important things you learned?

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ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN Elements of Design

A design is a visual plan you can use to create your 4- H project. Everything you can see has a design. When you describe something you see, you use words that tell about the lines, shapes, colors, textures, and spaces. Line, shape, color, texture, and space are the basic elements of design. The elements of design are important to everyone who works in textiles and clothing, home interiors, woodworking, photography, landscaping, architecture, foods, and the visual arts. If you understand the design elements, you will be more successful with your 4-H projects. LINE Lines can be horizontal, verticle, dotted, zig-zag, curved, straight, diagonal, bold, or fine. Lines can show direction, lead the eye, outline an object, divide a space, and communicate a feeling or emotion.

SHAPE Shapes are made by connecting lines. Circle, square, triangle, and free form are words used to identify shapes. Line creates two-dimensional or flat shapes. When shapes are three-dimensional, we call them forms. A circle is a shape; a ball is a form. A square is a shape; a cube is a form. A drawing is a flat shape; a sculpture is a three- dimensional form. COLOR Color is described with the words hue, value, and intensity. Hue refers to the name of the color-red or blue, for example. Value tells of the lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity refers to the brightness or dullness of a hue.

TEXTURE Texture is the surface quality of an item. It’s how something feels when touched, or looks like it would feel if touched. Sandpaper is rough. Velvet is smooth. A drawing of a tree stump could show rough outer bark and a smooth inner surface. Search for ways to add texture to your projects. Texture adds variety and interest. SPACE Space refers to the area that a shape or form occupies. It also refers to the background against which we see the shape or form. Space can be defined as positive and negative. The positive space of a design is the filled space in the design-often it is the shapes that make up the design. Negative space is the background. The negative space in design is as important as the positive area.

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

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

PROPORTION Proportion refers to the relationship between one part of a design and another part or to the whole design. It is a comparison of sizes, shapes, and quantities. For example, the relationship between the vertical and horizontal measurements of a wall hanging may be pleasing because the unequal lengths produce an interesting contrast. EMPHASIS Every design needs an accent-a point of interest. Emphasis is the quality that draws your attention to a certain part of a design first. There are several ways to create emphasis: • Use a contrasting color. • Use a different or unusual line. • Make a shape very large or very small.

• Use a different shape. • Use a plain background space.

BALANCE Balance gives a feeling of stability. There are three of types of balance. Symmetrical, or formal balance, is the simplest kind. An item that is symmetrically balanced is the same on both sides. Designs that have a radial balance have a center point. A tire, pizza, and a daisy flower are all examples of design with radial balance. When you look through a kaleidoscope, everything you see has a radial balance. Asymmetrical balance creates a feeling of equal weight on both sides, even though the sides do not look the same. Asymmetrical designs also are called informal designs because they suggest movement and spontaneity. Asymmetrical balance is the hardest type of balance to achieve and often takes experimenting or moving elements around until balance is achieved.

UNITY When things look right together, you have created unity or harmony. Lines and shapes that repeat each other show unity (curved lines with curved shapes). Colors that have a common hue are harmonious. Textures that have a similar feel add to unity. But too much uniformity sometimes can be boring. At the same time, too much variety destroys unity. IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS Where do you get your ideas? Just as you do not copy from the encyclopedia when you write a term paper or from another person’s paper when you take a test, you should never copy another person’s design. You are what makes your designs special! Inspirations or sources for designs may come from poetry, music, nature, and your own photographs and sketches. Let those inspirations be springboards for your imagination. (Contact the extension office for these additional resources: color, 4-H 633 selecting quality crafts, PM962.) 54


Fairgrounds Decorating Contest 1. Open to all Grundy County 4-H / FFA members, families, individuals and organizations. 2. Entries may be individuals, groups, clubs or families.

3. Purpose of contest is to design and decorate a designated area of the fairgrounds.

4. Each group will be assigned a location on the fairgrounds to decorate.

5. Decorating may be done anytime after fair clean-up on Saturday, July 16th and must be in place by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18th. 6. Entries will be judged in the evening of Monday, July 18th.

7. All entries must be removed between 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23rd. 8. Entry Deadline is July 1st, 2011.

9. Decorations may include live or artificial plants or flowers, wooden cut out shapes, flower containers such as flower pots, wooden boxes, wheel barrows, etc. Be Creative! 10. Any objects added to the display must be removed on clean up day. 600-01-01

Fairgrounds Decorating Contest (Not eligible for State Fair) .. 0

Categories:

A. Celebrate 4-H or FFA

B. Recycle Old Omelet Breakfast Pans

Pick up a pan from the Extension Office. Supplies are limited. If you change your mind you must return the pan prior to fair so that it can be given to someone else.

C. Kids Play Area

D. Camp Out At The Fair

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Section 1: Animals 510-01-01

Animal Science............................................................. 3

520-01-01

Veterinary Science....................................................... 3

An exhibit (other than the animal itself) that shows the learning about a large or small animal including beef, dairy cattle, dairy goats, dogs, horse & pony, meat goats, pets, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine. Ownership of any animal is not required. An exhibit that shows learning about keeping animals healthy.

Section 2: Agriculture and Natural Resources 530-01-01

Crop Production........................................................... 3

540-01-01

Environment and Sustainability................................. 3

An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of field crops.

An exhibit that shows the connections between humans and their environment including energy, stewardship, conservation, entomology, fish and wildlife, or forestry. Includes collections.

540-01-02 Recycle Class (Not eligible for State Fair)............................ 2 For items recycled into something useful or recycled for another purpose.

550-01-01 Horticulture.................................................................. 3 An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of plants, small fruits, vegetable and flower gardens, and landscape design. To exhibit vegetable specimens at the Iowa State Fair please make your own entries at the Extension Office no later than July 1, 2011. To exhibit vegetable specimen (project), refer to Harvesting & Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit (4-H 462).

550-01-02

On Site Garden (Not eligible for State Fair).......................... 4 Gardens will be Judged Monday, June 27th. Exhibitor must be present for judging. Gardens judged on maintenance and care, plant spacing, insect and weed control, design & arrangement, plant selection, etc. Categories: A. Home Gardening B. Commercial Gardening C. Flower/Ornamental D. Landscaping

560-01-01

Outdoor Adventures.................................................... 3

570-01-01

Safety and Education in Shooting Sports................. 3

590-01-01

Other Agriculture and Natural Resources................. 3

An exhibit that shows learning about backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking or other outdoor activities.

An exhibit that shows learning about safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment or wildlife management. (The exhibit may not include actual firearms; archery equipment allowed if tips are removed from arrows). An exhibit that shows learning about agriculture or natural resources and does not fit in any of the classes listed above. 56


Section 3: Creative Arts 610-01-01

Music............................................................................. 3 An exhibit that shows learning about musical performance, composition and arrangements, instruments, musical styles or history.

620-01-01 Photography (Limit of 10 Exhibits)...................................... 3 An exhibit, either photo(s) or an educational display, that shows learning about photography from choosing a camera to modifying your photo. Still photos only, not video.

Photography Special Rules:

630 -01-01

1.

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

2.

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

3.

Non-mounted photos may be exhibited in a clear plastic covering. These photos will be displayed in a 3 ring binder.

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

Include a Grundy County Fair Goal Sheet.

Visual Art ...................................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning through original art, exploration of an art technique, or study of any other visual arts topic. Visual Arts Special Rules: 1.

Exhibits made from kits or preformed molds will not be accepted. Exception: Preformed molds (greenware, whiteware) may be used to provide the appropriate surface for a process technique or application of original design.

2.

If the exhibit is a finished art object, the source or inspiration of the design, design sketches, or other process for creating the object and design must be included.

3.

Original works of art must be a creative expression of a design unique to the artist, or represent a significant modification to an existing design to make a new and original statement by the artist.

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4.

630-01-02

Exhibition of derivative works created by a 4-H’er is prohibited without the written permission of the original copyright holder/owner. Use of copyrighted or trademarked designs, images, logos, or materials in 4-H visual arts exhibits is prohibited unless written permission has been obtained from the copyright or trademark holder/owner. For additional information, see 4-H Exhibit Copyright Information at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/visualart.htm

Visual Art (Grundy County Only) ............................... 3 An exhibit made or adapted from a Pattern or Kit. Articles made from kits or patterns are acceptable for members who are learning a skill or technique. An adapted design using any copyright logos, designs or trademark material must have proof of written permission with support material or exhibit. Examples: Paper (Paper cuts, collages, quilling, paper mobiles, origami, etc) Fiber (Macrame, weaving, braiding, latch hook, crewel, cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, etc.) Clay (Ceramics, china painting, bisque ware, pinch pots, etc. Leather (Collages, tooled items, leather lacing, etc. Textiles (Block printing, batik, silk screening, soft sculpture, etc. Wood (Carving, wood burning, sculpture, etc. Glass and Plastic (Glass mobiles, etching, plastic castings, etc. Metal (Metal tooling, wire sculpture, jewelry assembly, etc. Chalk, Carbon, Pigment (Linoleum block printing, water color, drawing, chalk rubbings, etc.) Nature Materials (Pine cone wreaths, dried flower arrangements, corn husk dolls, pysanki, etc.) Combined Media (A project using 2 or more of the above classes) Hobby/Craft (scrapbooking/Cricut crafts, calligraphy, model building, etc) Jewelry (Necklace, earrings, bracelet, etc‌)

Section 4: Family & Consumer Sciences 710-01-01

Child Development...................................................... 3

720-01-01

Clothing and Fashion.................................................. 3

730-01-01

Consumer Management.............................................. 3

An exhibit that shows learning about children. Examples: child care, growth and development, safety and health, children with special needs, and careers in child development.

An exhibit that shows learning about style, fashion, design, thrifty spending, wardrobe planning, types of fabrics, and clothing care. Exhibits may include constructed or purchased clothing and accessories. An exhibit that shows learning through savvy budgeting, comparison shopping, money management, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

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740-01-01

Food & Nutrition........................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning through cooking, baking, eating and choosing healthy foods, including safety practices. Exhibits may include prepared products or educational displays. See also 4-H 3023 “Inappropriate Food Exhibits for Iowa 4-H Fairs� for additional information regarding prepared and preserved food products.

Food & Nutrition Special Rules 1.

Any exhibit considered to be a food safety risk or portray a food safety risk will not be accepted, judged or displayed.

2.

All food products/exhibits should be appropriate for human consumption.

3.

Food product exhibits must be prepared, baked or cooked using only food grade utensils and containers.

4.

Products that require refrigeration will not be accepted, judged or displayed.

5.

Meat jerky products are prohibited.

6. The recipe must be included for any prepared food exhibit; credit the source of the recipe. 7.

Preserved foods must include the Food Preservation Exhibit Label. Only food processed after August 1, 2010 is acceptable. Current USDA and/or Iowa State University guidelines for home food preservation must be used.

8.

Preserved food exhibits must include two product samples. One will be opened for evaluation and discarded; the second will be placed on display and returned to the exhibitor. All perishable food products will be discarded when removed from display.

9.

Prepared foods should be placed on a firm disposable plate or flat cardboard. Place food product exhibit in a reclosable plastic bag with entry tag fastened outside the bag.

10. The use of alcoholic beverages in the preparation or production of 4-H food exhibits is NOT permitted.

750-01-01

Health............................................................................ 3 An exhibit that shows learning through food choices, safe activities and skills such as first aid and CPR, careers, and healthy lifestyle choices.

760-01-01 Home Improvement..................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning in planning, improving and caring for your home living space. Exhibits may include new or refinished/reclaimed/ restored items.

770-01-01

Sewing and Needle Arts.............................................. 3

790-01-01

Other Family and Consumer Science........................ 3

An exhibit that shows learning and skill in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or other needle arts, the use and care of fabrics and fibers, or the construction of clothing and other items.

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Section 5: Personal Development 810-01-01

Citizenship.................................................................... 3

820-01-01

Communication............................................................ 3

830-01-01

Leadership.................................................................... 3

890-01-01

Self-Determined............................................................ 3

An exhibit that shows learning about or contributing to your community, your country or your world. An exhibit that shows learning about written, oral, and visual communication skills in their many forms. An exhibit that shows learning about leadership skills and influencing others in a positive way.

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

Section 6: Science, Engineering & Technology 910-01-01

Digital Storytelling....................................................... 3

920-01-01

Mechanics..................................................................... 3

930-01-01

Woodworking............................................................... 3

940-01-01

Science, Engineering & Technology.......................... 3

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

Any exhibit that shows skills or learning in automotive, electrical, small and large engines, tractors, welding, and restoration. Any exhibit that shows learning about wood, woodworking techniques, and safe uses of woodworking tools and machines. Exhibits may include newly constructed or refinished/reclaimed/restored wood items.

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

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Division XIV CHALLENGE CLASSES (Not eligible for State Fair)

1. Open to ALL 4-H’ers

2. Limit of 1 Entry Per Person with the exception of Scrapbooking. See rules under Section B. 3. Check-In All Challenge Class Entries at the Non-Livestock Exhibit Building by 1:00 pm Monday, July 18th 4. Each Section will be judged separately. All entries in the section will be judged at the same time. 5. No goal sheets needed.

Challenge Class Award Announcements: 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 20th Participants need to be present for results.

Section A: Photography Challenge Class Photo & Mounting Guidelines 1. One entry per member. 2. Photo must be 5” X 7” in size. 3. Photo may be either horizontal or vertical in layout. 4. Photo may be black and white or color. 5. Photo must be matted/mounted using black mat or black cardstock. 6. The black mat or black cardstock should be 8” X 10” in size. 7. Attach the entry tag so that it hangs below the lower left corner of the photo when display. 8. Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be judged

Clover & Junior Members

Theme: “Places in Grundy County” 1. Photo must be of a favorite place in Grundy County. See specific photo and mounting guidelines. 3. Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be judged.

Intermediate & Senior Members

Theme: “Faces in Grundy County” 1. Photo must be of a person of a group of people who reside in Grundy County. See specific photo and mounting guidelines. 2. Entries that do not follow these guidelines will not be judged.

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Section B: Scrapbooking 1. Exhibitor may make 1 entry in each category. Categories

A. 1 Page Layout B. Framed Scrapbook Page C. Fair Theme - 1 Page Layout

Section C: Food & Nutrition Clover & Junior Members Item: Oatmeal Cookies 1. One entry per member.

2. You must follow the recipe given below.

3. Do not substitute or add any additional ingredients. 4. Entry should include six cookies on a plate. Oatmeal Cookie Recipe 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter or margarine 2 eggs

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt 2 cups oatmeal

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup raisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Add other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonful onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Intermediate & Senior Members

Item: 4-H’er & Adult Partner Challenge

1. One entry per member. 2. 4-H’er should contact an adult (not a relative) and ask them to prepare the brownie recipe below, providing three brownies on a plate for judging. 3. 4-H’er will also prepare the brownie recipe (separately from their adult partner), also providing three brownies on a plate for judging. 4. Each partner must follow the recipe given below. No substitution of ingredients or additional ingredients is allowed. 5. Both partners should check in their entries on Monday, July 18, as stated above. 6. Both partners should be present at the awards/results event on Wednesday, July 20, 4:30 p.m., Alumni Building. Brownie Recipe

2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate 1/3 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs

½ teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt

½ cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat chocolate and shortening in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted or melt in microwave. Remove from heat. Mix in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in greased pan, 8x8x2 inches. Bake until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan, 30-35 minutes.

Section D: Duct Tape Creations

1. Make something out of duct tape. The item can be a belt, bag, dress, or anything you can think of but it must be made of duct tape. 2. No other materials may be used. Use your imagination. 3. Items will be judged based on creativity, workmanship, appearance & difficulty. 63


DIVISION XV FASHION SHOW

Fashion Review, Clothing Selection and $15.00 Challenge Superintendent: Denise Freeseman Fashion Show Monday, July 18th 4:00 pm State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Fashion Revue Classes 1. Open to all 4-H’ers

2. 4-H’er needs to be enrolled in a 4-H Clothing & Fashion project & model a garment or outfit the participant has constructed, hand-knitted, machine kintted, or crocheted during the current 4-H year to qualify for participation in the state event. 3.

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

4. Blouses, shirts and sweaters are usually considered as garments. If they are used to complete an outfit, they may be constructed or selected. 5. All other accessories and undergarments may be constructed or selected. 800-01-01

Junior Fashion Revue (Not eligible for State Fair)............... 5

800-03-01

Senior Fashion Revue................................................. 5

800-02-01

Intermediate Fashion Revue (Not eligible for State Fair)..... 5

The $15 Challenge Class 1.

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

a) Purchase an outfit that represents the 4-H’ers goal or intended use for the selected outfit. b) Have had individual or county experiences(s) in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction features, price and cost comparison c) Outfits must be purchased from a garage sale, consignment store, or resale shop (i.e. Goodwill, Salvation Army or other stores of this type). Hand-Me-Downs or clothing as gifts that were selected by the 4-H’er belong in the Clothing Selection classes. d) Cost of outfit must be $15 or less, not including shoes, accessories, or undergarments. e) Receipt(s) MUST be turned in with Clothing Event Report Form.

800-15-01

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Clothing Selection

1. Clothing selection is open to all 4-H members. They do not have to be enrolled in the clothing project. 2.

All participants (male or female) to qualify for participation in the state event should: a) Purchase an outfit that represents the 4-H’ers goal or intended use for the selected outfit. b) Have had individual or county experiences(s) in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction features, price and cost comparison

3. Clothing selection gives 4-H’ers an opportunity to show their skills in evaluating design, fit, fabric quality, construction features, price and cost per wearing of clothing that they purchase. GARMENTS WHICH ARE GIFTS GIVEN TO THE 4-H’er ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. 4. Members should be able to explain 1) Why the garment was selected, 2) care of the garment, 3) fiber content of the garment.

5. Clothes may be purchased from any source including consignment and used clothing stores.

6. Participation is based on satisfactory selection of a purchased garment that represents one of the three categories listed below:

A. Casual Clothes - Clothes for work or school. Work may range from professional to non-technical and service jobs. B. Functional Clothes - clothes that assist with the task or activity, protect you from the environment, or promote safety. Clothing may be chosen for a sport such as bicycling, temperature control, or for use in hazardous situation. C. Special Occasion Clothes - clothing for special events such as graduation, prom, wedding, etc. Clothing is chosen to allow personal expression with thought given to future use.

Clothing Selection Classes 800-04-01

Junior Clothing Selection (Not eligible for State Fair)......... 3

800-06-01

Senior Clothing Selection........................................... 3

800-05-01 Intermediate Clothing Selection (Not eligible for State Fair). 3

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DIVISION XVI COMMUNICATIONS Superintendents

Presentations: Pam Doak Working Exhibits: Lori Mulder / Share the Fun: Eileen Flater The Communication Event program provides opportunities for 4-H youth to develop their personal communication skills by sharing talents, knowledge, or information with others. The events provide a series of developmental experiences for different age levels.

GENERAL COMMUNICATION RULES

1. 4-H’ers who have completed 5th grade through 12th grade in 2011 are eligible to participate at the Iowa State Fair. Exception: Share the Fun and Extemporaneous Speaking - See event rules for age guidelines.

2. Educational Presentations and Working Exhibit may be given by one or more 4-H’ers. Teams consisting of youth of mixed grades will be entered in the class of the member in the highest grade level (i.e. a team with a 5th grader and an 8th grader must be entered in the intermediate/senior class). 3. Topics selected by the 4-H’er(s) should be an outgrowth of his/her 4-H experience(s). Topics should be appropriate for presentation to a general audience. 4.

Participants in the 4-H Communication Programs are expected to wear appropriate clothing representative of the 4-H Youth Program and/or the topic of the presentation.

5. 4-H’ers must use sanitary and safe procedures and methods at all times. Educational Presentations and Working Exhibits involving food must follow established food safety guidelines. 6. All participants are expected to comply with all copyright/trademark regulations. Copyrighted material may not be distributed without permission. 7.

4-H’ers will not be allowed to check out any exhibits for use in presentations. Please have a separate set of supplies for your presentation.

Communications entries selected to advance onto State Fair will be announced at the end of each communication event at the County Fair.

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Educational Presentations

Provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to demonstrate communication skills by presenting knowledge, information, or a process to an audience in order to gain a desired response. 1. Educational Presentations should be appropriate and an outgrowth of the presenter’s 4-H experience or 4-H project work. 2.

Presentations may be given by an individual or a team. Teams are not required to be from the same club. If a team is made up of two age divisions (Example: 1 Junior/1 Intermediate) presentation will be judged as an Intermediate entry.

3. Presentations given by 4-H’ers in 5th-12th grade by September 15 of the previous year, are eligible to advance to State Fair. 4. All presentations will receive ribbon placing of Excellence, Merit or Recognition. 5. The SUGGESTED time length for presentations is: Juniors 4-6 min. (15 maximum) Intermediates 5-10 min. (20 maximum) Seniors 15-20 min. (20 maximum)

6. Use of sanitary and safe procedures and methods is always important, particularly if food samples are available to the audience. Appropriate storage of the food items and the sanitary handling of the food must be demonstrated by the 4-H’ers. Plastic gloves and hair nets are just a couple of items that should be considered and used as appropriate. 7. Presenters are expected to comply with all copyright/trademark regulations. Copyrighted material may not be distributed without permission. 8. Participants will receive ribbon placing of Excellence, Merit or Recognition.

Presentation Judging

900-10-01

Thursday, July 21st 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (in between Working Exhibit sessions)

Presentations............................................................. 10

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Extemporaneous Speaking

Encourage the development of communication skills by providing an opportunity to think, organize thoughts, prepare a speech, and respond to questions when given a limited amount of preparation time 1. Limit one entry per 4-H’er. Must be senior 4-H’er – completed 9th through 12th grade. 2. Each participant will select one of the available topics 30 minutes before their assigned speaking time. 3.

A preparation area will be designated with one participant admitted initially and one additional participant admitted each 15 minutes as the program progresses. A participant may not leave the preparation room until it is time to speak, nor may a participant receive help from a parent, leader, or other adult or youth.

4. Plain 3”x5” note cards will be provided for each participant in the preparation room. Only notes made during the preparation period may be used. 5.

Speeches must be four to six minutes in length. An additional 5 minutes will be allowed for related questions from the judge.

6. The participant will be shown time cards in an ascending order (1,2,3,4,5) by the time keeper. “Stop will be said at six minutes” 7. The time keeper will introduce each participant by name. The participant will be expected to introduce his/her speech by title only. 8.

Participants are not permitted to use any props, gadgets, posters or audio visuals of any sort.

9. Speeches will be evaluated on content, knowledge of the subject, organization, power of expression, voice, stage presence, general effect and response to questions. 10. A judge’s critique/conference with each participant will be included as a part of the program. 11. Participant will receive ribbon placing of Excellence, Merit or Recognition. Presentation Judging 900-10-02

Thursday, July 21st 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (in between Working Exhibit sessions)

Extemporaneous Speaking....................................... 10

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Working Exhibits

Provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to communicate, interact with, and teach an audience in an informal and experiential way. 4-H’ers will not be allowed to check out any exhibits for use in working exhibits.Please have a separate set of supplies for your working exhibit. 1.

Working Exhibits should be appropriate and an outgrowth of the presenter’s 4-H experience or 4-H project work. It provides an opportunity for 4-H’ers to communicate with the audience in an informal way.

2. The 4-H’ers should be prepared to talk about any step of the process of what they are teaching. 3.

The best subjects involve action and involvement by the audience by doing, feeling, tasting, smelling, etc. Part of the judging will be based on how well you attract and involve the audience. Be prepared to lure the audience to your exhibit by asking such questions as: “Would you like to know how to...?” or “Did you know that...?” or “Have you ever...?”

4. Working Exhibits may be given by an individual, team, or as a club entry. Be sure that everyone involved is doing something.

5. Working Exhibit participants will receive ribbon placing of Excellence, Merit or Recognition. 6.

4-H’ers that are in 5th grade or older are eligible to advance to Cattle Congress or State Fair. The extension office will have current guidelines at the fairgrounds to determine final eligibility. A 4-H member may participate in only one Working Exhibit per year at the Iowa State Fair.

7. If team is made up of different age 4-H members, the exhibit will be judged based on the age category of the oldest 4-H’er involved. Example: Team of 1 Junior/ 1 Intermediate, exhibit will be judged as an Intermediate entry. 8. 4-H’ers doing working exhibits that involve food must be concerned for the safety of the food they are using. 4-H’ers should use sanitary and safe procedures and methods at all times. This is tremendously important if samples are available to the viewing public. Appropriate storage of the food items and the sanitary handling of the food must be demonstrated by the 4- H’ers. Plastic gloves and hair nets are just a couple items that should be considered and used as appropriate. Working Exhibits 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Thursday, July 21st. Groups will be split into two 45 minute sessions 900-20-01

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Share the Fun

Provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to share their skills and talents before an audience purely for the sake of enjoyment. 1. If the Share-The-Fun act involves a whole club, the following criteria must be applied to determine if the club can be entered in the ShareThe-Fun Program at the Iowa State Fair: At least 80 percent of the performing group must have completed 5th through 12th grade in 2011. 2. Share-The-Fun performances must not exceed 8 minutes in length.

3. Skits, songs, stunts, short one-act plays, dance, and other entertainment will be acceptable. All performances must be appropriate for presentation to a general audience. 4. This can be an individual or club entry.

6. Entries will receive a participation ribbon. Premium money will be paid. 7. 8.

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Eligible entries will be selected to represent Grundy County at State Fair (depends on allotment).

An individual may have only two entries. If an individual is involved in more than one entry, each one must vary in the talent demonstrated (This does not include accompanists). Example: Singing a solo, duet or participating in a small vocal group are all the same talent. Therefore you can participate only once. All Participants accompanists).

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4-H Poster Communications

Provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to communicate with and tell a story or idea visually about 4-H to the general public using the non-verbal form of communication on a poster. “The 4-H You Know and The 4-H You Don’t Know”

This area of the communications program is to provide the opportunity for 4-H’ers to communicate to the public using the non-verbal form of communication. The objective of this section of 4-H Communications is to provide the opportunity for 4-H’ers to tell a story visually about 4-H to the general public.

Posters

1. Only one poster per 4-H’er. 2.

All posters must be designed on, or affixed to, standard poster board, or foam core board-size minimum of 14”x20” or maximum of 15”x22”. Posters may be vertical or horizontal. Posters may be any medium: watercolor, ink, crayon, acrylic, charcoal, oils, collage.

3. Posters cannot be 3-dimensional. Materials used to make the poster may not extend more than 1/8 inch above the poster or foam core board. 4. Poster must have the completed Poster Exhibit form attached to back. 5. Posters, cannot use copyright material or exact copies of other promotional designs, such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference theme logo. 6.

4-H’ers can include the clover. The 4-H Clover is a protected emblem. Do not copy/print other material over the clover.

7. Entries will be selected for State Fair depending on the allotment given to the county. 8. The themes for “Communicating Through 4-H Posters” are: a. 4-H is . . .” (open to 4-H’ers interpretation) b. Join 4-H c. “Aiming for Adventure” (2011 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference theme) d. “Nothing Compares” (2011 Iowa State Fair theme)

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All posters receiving a Seal of Excellence at the Iowa State Fair will be taken to the Extension 4-H Building on the Iowa State Fair campus for display.

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Division XVII OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS Superintendent: Judy Eilers Asst. Superintendents: Margaret Stahl & Esther Meyer

Grundy County Residents and 4-H & FFA Alumni are invited to exhibit in the Open Class at the Grundy County Fair! Current 4-H or FFA Members are welcome but are not allowed to exhibit the same exhibit in both 4-H classes and open classes.

1. Classes are open to anyone who wishes to exhibit with one exception, 4-H’ers can not enter the same exhibit in both 4-H classes and open classes.

2. Fair entry forms and tags are available at the Grundy County Extension Office, 703 F Ave., Suite I, Grundy Center. Please complete your form and tag prior to turning in your exhibit.

3. Exhibits must be brought to the fairgrounds on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 between I :00-3:00 p.m. or on Monday, July 18th, 2011 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. The exhibits will be judged and exhibited in the open class building.

4. Ribbons will be given to all participating. Each item will be judged on its own merit, receiving a blue, red or white ribbon, regardless of how many are in the class. Blue ribbons will receive $2, Red - $1 and White - $.50. 5. No more than two articles in a class, please.

6. The superintendents and assistants reserve the right to reclassify an item or to split classes. 7. Exhibits entered in previous years are not eligible for exhibit: also, items must have been made within the last two years.

8. All entry forms and tags should be completed and firmly attached to the exhibit by the exhibitor before arriving at the building.

9. Exhibits will be released on Saturday, July 23rd 8:00-10:00 a.m. ALL Exhibits must be picked up by 10:00 a.m.!

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Open Horticulture Classes 1.

All exhibits must be brought on a sturdy paper plate or cardboard and covered with a plastic bag.

2. For information on how to prepare vegetables for exhibit and judging criteria, ask for “NEW Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit” at the Extension Office. 3.

For information about exhibiting and judging flowers and house plants ask for “NEW Preparing Cut Flowers and House Plants for Exhibit” at the Extension Office.

Fruit and Vegetable Classes Class Class Name OV 1

OV 2

Vegetables & Herbs Consult “Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit” for details and the Fair Book for number of specimen to bring. Limit of one exhibit of each kind of vegetable. Asparagus-10 spears Beets-3 specimen Broccoli-3” head Cabbage-1 head Carrots-3 specimen Cauliflower-1 head Celery-1 bunch Chinese Cabbage-1 Cucumber-5 pickling Cucumber-3 slicing Dill-2 heads Dried Onions-3 Eggplant-1 specimen Garlic-3 specimen Green Onions-5 Herbs Kale-1 plant Kohlrabi-2 specimen

Lettuce-1 plant Lima Beans-6 pods Okra-3 Parsnips-3 Parsley-10 sprigs in water Peas-6 pods Peas (Edible)-6 pods Peppers-2 specimen Potatoes-3 Pumpkin-1 Radish-5 specimen Snap Beans-6 pods Spinach-1 plant Squash-2 summer Squash-1 winter Sweet Corn-2 ears Turnips-3 specimen Zucchini-2

OV 3

Vegetable Basket Display Must include 5 or more vegetables attractively displayed in a basket not larger than one-half bushel size. Fruits

OV 4

Other - Fruit or vegetable not already listed

Muskmelon-1 Raspberry-10 specimen Rhubarb-3 stalks Tomatoes-3 specimen Tomatoes (Cherry, Pear or Grape)-10 specimen Watermelon-1

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Flowers and Flower Arrangement Classes 1. Refer to the “NEW Preparing Cut Flowers and House Plants for Exhibits” for information. 2. No more than 2 items per class Class Class Name OH 1 Garden Flower Spike – Use glass vases, no plastic.

OH 2 Garden Flower Spray – Use glass vases, no plastic. OH 3 Garden Flower Stem – Use glass vases, no plastic. OH 4 House Plants OH 5 Patio Plants

OH 6 Gone Wild - Arrangement of wild flowers

OH 7 Shoebooty - A plant or flower arrangement in a shoe or boot.

OH 8 Green Thumb Arrangement - A predominately green arrangement. OH 9 Mini Me - Miniature arrangement under 6 inches high.

OH 10 Fall Harvest - Arrangement of yellow and/or orange flowers. OH 11 Weathered Beauty - Fresh flowers with weathered wood.

OH 12 Patriotic - Arrangement or container. Everything needs to be red, white or blue. OH 13 Kitchen Sunshine - Any kind of fresh flowers in kitchen container.

OH 14 Rustic Arrangements - Arrangement of flowers in a rustic container. OH 11 House Plants

OH 15 Home Grown Dried Arrangement OH 13 Patio Plants

OH 16 Tea Time - Fresh flowers arranged in a tea pot.

OH 17 Coffeemate - Fresh flowers arranged in a coffee mug or cup.

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Open Home & Family Exhibits Section A - Foods

1. Current USDA and/or Iowa State University guidelines for home food preservation methods must be used. (Check at County Extension Office for recommended practices or call ISU Hotline 1-800-262-3804 for current researched information.) Preserved foods must include the Food Preservation Exhibit Label, VI-991201-WB/SSA. 2.

A sample of baked goods will be displayed after judging and the remaining bake goods will be sold at the 4-H bakesale.

3. EACH CLASS MUST INCLUDE RECIPE.

a. Type of food b. Method of preservation c. Processing time d. Date processed e. Source of recipe and/or method of preservation (if publication, include name and date)

4. All jars must be displayed without rings. 5. No cream cheese.

6. No more than 2 items per class Class Class Name

OF 1 Yeast Bread (1 loaf) OF 2 Bread Machine Loaf (1 loaf) OF 3 Yeast Rolls (7 rolls) OF 4 Quick Breads (1 loaf or 7 muffins) OF 5 Fruit and Nut Breads (1 loaf 3x5 or larger) OF 6 Layer Cakes (1 cake with frosting) OF 7 Cakes and Cupcakes (1 cake or 4 cupcakes) OF 8 Decorated Cakes (judged on decorating only) OF 9 Bar Cookies (7) OF 10 Chocolate Chip Cookies (7) OF 11 Drop Cookies (7) OF 12 Refrigerator and Roll Out Cookies (7) OF 13 Candy (7 pieces) OF 14 Jams (1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin, labeled with method) OF 15 Jellies (1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin, labeled with method) OF 16 Preserves and Butters (1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin, labeled with method. Process jars 10 minutes)

OF 17 Canned Fruits (1 clear sealed jar, labeled with method) OF 18 Canned Vegetables (1 clear sealed jar, labeled with method) 75


OF 19 Canned Pickles (1 clear sealed jar, labeled with method) OF 20 Canned Relishes (1 clear sealed jar, with method) OF 21 Dried Foods OF 22 Pie (No cream pies) OF 23 Party Plan - Prepare a menu & place setting for a special occasion.

A complete place setting and menu will be judged.

OF 24 Other Food Entry - specify OF 25 Fruit or Vegetable Sculptured Arrangement

Section B - Textiles and Clothing

1. All classes must indicate whether the article is original, kit or pattern. 2. No more than 2 items per class. Class Class Name

OT 1 Needlework OT 3 Embroidery OT 2 Crewel Embroidery OT 4 Counted Cross Stitch Embroidery a. Wall Hanging or Bell Pull b. Picture 4x4 and under c. Picture 10x10 and under d. Picture 16x16 and under

e. Picture over 16x16 f. Pillow Christmas g. Other Counted Cross Stitch

a. Machine Quilted b. Hand Quilted c. Embroidery Quilt d. Patchwork Quilt

e. Applique Quilt f. Mixed Techniques g. Tied Comforter h. Other Quilts

a. Framed b. Unframed c. Hoops

d. Latchhook e. Other Wall Hanging

OT 5 Needlepoint OT 6 Quilts (Include Size on Entry Tag)

OT 7 Quilted Items OT 8 Wall Hangings

OT 9 Quilted Clothing OT 10 Knitting OT 11 Machine Knitting OT 12 Crochet with Yarn

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OT 13 Crochet with Thread OT 14 Tatting OT 15 Weaving (any item) OT 16 Toddler Clothing OT 17 Children’s Clothing OT 18 Men’s Clothing OT 19 Women’s Clothing

a. Blouse, top or shirt b. Skirt, shorts or slacks c. Casual Dress d. Formal Wear e. Jackets or suits

f. Sweatshirts (decorated) g. Recycled items h. Vests i. T-shirts j. Other

a. Quilted b. Pieced

c. Crochet d. Other (specify)

OT 20 Holiday Sewing OT 21 Pillows OT 22 Afghan

a. Knitted b. Crocheted c. Other (specify)

OT 23 Fabric Crafts

a. Stuffed Toys b. Rag Crafts c. Padded

(i.e. baskets picture frames, albums,box, etc.)

OT 24 Serger Sewing OT 25 Novelties OT 26 Home Decorating a. Curtains b. Tablecloths

OT 27 Accessories

a. Purses b. hat c. tote bag

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d. Jewelry e. Other (specify) f. Recycled Items


Section C - Fine Arts

1. Indicate whether the article is an original design or from a pattern or kit. 2. No more than 2 Entries per class. Class Class Name

OA 1 Ceramics OA 2 Dolls OA 3 Christmas Tree Ornaments OA 4 Holiday Novelties OA 5 Oil Painting OA 6 Acrylic Painting OA 7 Fabric Painting OA 8 Stenciling OA 9 Other Arts and Crafts OA 10 Silk or Dried Flower Arrangement OA 11 Holiday Wreaths OA 12 Decorated Wreath OA 13 Snowmen OA 14 Drawings a. Charcoal b. Pencil

OA 15 Creative Writing OA 16 Angels OA 17 1 Page Scrapbook Layout - must have a page protector, no more than 2 exhibits OA 18 2 Page Scrapbook Layout - must have page protectors, no more than 2 exhibits OA 19 Theme Album - examples: baby album, Christmas album, friends album, dance album, etc. No more than 2 exhibits.

OA 20 Decorative Soap OA 21 Shadow Box Arrangement OA 22 Creative Cards - must be a set of 3 cards OA 23 Creative Jewelry Set - any necklace, earrings, bracelets or a jewelry made by exhibitor, must have a tag attached to the jewelry with exhibitors name and phone number, all jewelry exhibits must be inside a small baggie.

OA 24 Cricut Creations – Cricut machine used to create this exhibit

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Section D - Photography

1. All photography entries must be at least 5”x7” in size and be matted or framed. (the picture itself must be at least 5”x7”) 2. No more than 2 per class.

3. Must indicate if picture is 35mm or digital. Class Class Name OP 1 OP 2 OP 3 OP 4 OP 5 OP 6 OP 7 OP 8 OP 9

Black and White Animal Photo Black and White People Photo Black and White Still Life Photo Black and White Landscape Photo Color Animal Photo Color People Photo Color Still Life Photo Color Landscape Photo Digitally Enhanced - Any picture that has been changed in any manner with computer technology

OP 10 Trick Photo - A photo that gives the illusion of something that is not really there. These photos can not be digitally enhanced. They must be natural illusions.

OP 11 Series

– A series is a group of three to five related photos that tell a story. Include a description of the photos. It should be mounted as one piece.

Section E - Woodworking Class Class Name

OW 1 Refinishing Wooden Articles OW 2 Indoor Woodworking OW 3 Outdoor Woodworking OW 4 Wooden Toys OW 5 Wood Carving OW 6 Wood Burning OW 7 Other Woodworking OW 8 Lawn Ornaments

Go Green Challenge

GO GREEN...any exhibit that helps the environment. 1.

Must attach an index card explaining why this exhibit is a go green exhibit.

2. No more than 2 entries

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4-H & FFA FAIR AWARD SPONSORS

The following sponsors have contributed to awards for Livestock, Communications & Fashion Shows.

Platinum ($500 & Up)

Titan Machinery Pioneer Seeds - Larry Bakker

Gold ($200 & Up)

Pioneer – Joe Dier J & J Agriculture Kendall Dinsdale Dinsdale Construction Steckelberg Veterinary Clinic Greenbelt Bank & Trust Grundy National Bank Dudden Farms

Silver ($100 & Up)

Bakker Bros. Genetics Latta Harris Hanon & Penningroth LLP Benson Family Grundy Mutual Insurance Chuck & JoAnn Murphy Family Jim & Shiela Luiken Family Edwin & Brenda Noteboom Family Graves & Jansen Cattle Cargill Animal Nutrition Fern Feed & Seed

Bronze ($50 & Up)

Subway John & LuAnn Schreck Zanetta Construction LLC Silver Spur Heartland CO-OP of Reinbeck, Grundy, Holland & Lincoln DeeGene & Linda McMartin Hudson Veterinary Clinic Peoples Savings Bank – Dike Kenneth VanHauen

Friend of 4-H (Under $50) Mikal & Shelly Luiken The Schack Cooley Sanitation

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Grundy County Fair

History of the Fair Queen & King 1996 Tiffany Albers 1997 Karla McMartin 1998 Lindee Petersen 1999 Krista Van Hauen 2000 Sharon Green 2001 Sarah Greiner 2002 Alaina Akkerman 2003 Laura Tapper & Jared Gutknecht 2004 Lexi Hach & Devan Green 2005 Valerie Whipps & Jason Freeseman 2006 Sarah Pakala & Brett Gutknecht 2007 Kristen Whipps & Matthew Kitzman 2008 Jennifer Moeller & Tim Husak 2009 Codie Johnson & Wes Pakala 2010 Hollie Johnson 2011 TO BE ANNOUNCED‌


Swine Check In / Weigh In Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings Crop Marketing Program with John Roach Dairy / Dairy Goat Show Beef Check In / Weigh In Little Rabbits Rabbit Show Sheep & Meat Goat Check In / Weigh In GAME DAY Horse Check In Horse Show Ag Olympic Club Competition Zumba with Kara Heinrich Win It In A Minute Competition Family Movie Night – Despicable Me

7:30 am - 9:30 am 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

10:00 am TBA

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

7:15 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 am – 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Full 2011 Fair Schedule on Page 2

Exhibitor Breakfast Zumba with Kara Heinrich Swine Show Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings Farm Bureau Treasure Hunt AG & ANIMAL DAY Farm Credit Watermelon Feed Bubble Mania Bucket Calf Interviews Livestock Judging Contest Challenge Class Awards Bucket Calf Show Family Fun Night Fair Teen Dance

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 - Farm Bureau Day

7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Non Livestock Judging 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Poultry Check In / Pollurium Testing 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rabbit Check In 2:30 p.m. KIDS DAY 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dairy / Dairy Goat Check In 4:00 p.m. Share the Fun & Fashion Show 5:00 p.m. Bucket Bottle Calf Check-In 6:00 p.m. Fair Queen and King Contest 6:30 p.m. Dog Show 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Non-Livestock Building Open 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Exhibitor & Alumni Reunion 2010 Fair Video Highlights

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Team Roping

Non Livestock & Open Class Exhibits Released Livestock- including bucket bottle calves released CLEAN UP Fair Clean-Up Picnic to Follow (Fair Clean Up Help Only!) National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Demolition Derby

Non Livestock & Open Class Buildings Beef Show Llama Show WATER GAMES FOOD DAY Pet Show Zumba with Kara Heinrich National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Open Sheep Show Combine Demolition Derby FIRE WORKS AFTER DARK

Broiler Check In / Weigh In Poultry Show w/ Little Chick Show Open Tractor Show Check In Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings Master Gardener Program No Fit Beef Showmanship YMCA Carnival Presentations & Working Exhibits Open Tractor Show Pedal Tractor Pull Flag Football Trade Show Farmers Market Sweet Corn Feed Sheep Show & Bottle Lamb Show Magician Eric Extraordinaire Tractor Pull

Grundy County Fair July 18th - 23rd, 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011


Grundy County Fair