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JULY 23rd -28th, 2012

Grundy County Fair

www.grundycountyfair.com

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Sponsored by the Grundy county Agricultural Society


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The Fairgrounds are on the south edge of town. Enter the Fairgrounds on 4th Street or 1st Street.

Parking is allowed on the grass area along the fence line, to the North of the main Fairground Road and on the south side of the fairgrounds

Buildings 1. Building #1 2. Upper Bathrooms 3. Swine Barn 4. Sheep Barn 5. Upper Show Arena & 4-H Office 6. Dairy Barn 7. Poultry Barn 8. Gazebo 9. Rabbit Barn

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Open Class Exhibits Horse Arena Beef Barn Cowboy Building Bucket Calf Barn Alumni Building Exhibit Building & Bathrooms Shelter


TABLE OF CONTENTS FAIR SCHEDULE ...........................................................................................................................4 FAIR OFFICIALS ........................................................................................................................... 6 BUILDING SUPERVISION SCHEDULES............................................................................. 7 GENERAL INFORMATION Complaint Procedure..................................................................................................... 9 Overnight & Camping Information............................................................................. 9 Grundy County 4-H & FFA Show Premiums......................................................... 10 Fair Superintendent Responsibilities......................................................................... 11 Iowa Youth Code of Ethics........................................................................................ 14 DIVISION I: LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS General Livestock Informaton................................................................................... 14 Livestock Health Requirements................................................................................. 18 Herdsmanship............................................................................................................... 19 Showmanship................................................................................................................ 20 Livestock Judging Contest........................................................................................... 21 BEEF.............................................................................................................................. 22 DAIRY & DAIRY GOAT......................................................................................... 27 DOG.............................................................................................................................. 29 HORSE & PONY........................................................................................................ 32 MEAT GOAT.............................................................................................................. 34 PETS.............................................................................................................................. 35 POULTRY.................................................................................................................... 36 RABBIT........................................................................................................................ 38 SHEEP.......................................................................................................................... 39 SWINE.......................................................................................................................... 41 CLOVER KIDS BUCKET BOTTLE CALF........................................................................................ 43 BOTTLE LAMB.......................................................................................................... 44 LITTLE CHICKS........................................................................................................ 45 PETS.............................................................................................................................. 45 LITTLE RABBITS...................................................................................................... 46 DIVISION II: NON-LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS General Non-Livestock Informaton......................................................................... 47 Elements & Principles of Design.............................................................................. 52 Fairgrounds Decorating & Club Photo Board Contest......................................... 54 Onsite Garden Judging................................................................................................ 55 Section 1: Animals........................................................................................................ 56 Section 2: Ag & Natural Resources........................................................................... 56 Section 3: Creative Arts............................................................................................... 57 Section 4: Family & Consumer Science.................................................................... 58 Section 5: Personal Development.............................................................................. 60 Section 6: Science, Engineering & Technology....................................................... 60 DIVISION III: CHALLENGE CLASSES............................................................................... 61 DIVISION IV: FASHION SHOW............................................................................................ 64 DIVISION V: COMMUNICATIONS...................................................................................... 66 DIVISION VI: OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS Non-Livestock............................................................................................................... 72 Drew Scott Memorial Open Sheep Show................................................................. 80 Open Llama Show........................................................................................................ 81 Jennie Bakker Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest……………………………….83


Grundy County Fair July 23rd – 28th, 2012 SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGES, UPDATES, ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONS

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Non Livestock Judging Poultry Check In /Pollurium Testing Rabbit Check In Dairy / Dairy Goat Check In Bucket Bottle Calf Check-In Share the Fun & Fashion Show Fair Queen and King Contest Non-Livestock Building Open to the Public Fair Kick Off Party… Faythe Kubick Music & Line Dancing (Sponsored by Grundy County Memorial Hospital) 9:00 pm -10:30 pm Bon Fire – Bring Your Lawn Chair

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 pm 1:00 p.m. 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 p.m. 5:00 pm

Swine Check In / Weigh In Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings Open Beef Check In / Weigh In Sheep & Meat Goat Check In / Weigh In Little Rabbits Rabbit Show Bucket Calf Workshop (Sponsored by Washington Wranglers) Horse Check In Dairy / Dairy Goat Show Horse Show Date Night @ the Fair / Free Meal & A Movie 5pm - 7pm Meal (sponsored by Green Belt Bank & Trust) 5pm – 7pm Retirement Party for Brenda Everts, Grundy Co. Extension Office Asst. 5pm – 9pm Fancy Car Show Off 6pm -6:45 pm Heartlovin Cooking (sponsored by GCMH) 6pm Jennie Bakker Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest Judging Photo’s w/the Fair Queen & King Grundy County FFA Ag Olympics Music at the Gazebo w/the Johnson’s

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7pm – 8pm Little Kids Dance (K-6) 8:00 pm Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest Winners Announced Movie under the Stars : Puss N Boots /1 Free Pop & Popcorn

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 Farm Bureau Day 7:30 am – 9:30 am

8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 am 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast (Sponsored by Grundy County Banks) Swine Show Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings Open Farm Bureau Treasure Hunt & Conservation Station Dog Show Farm Credit Watermelon Feed Family Fair (sponsored by Operation Threshold) Sand Art & Bubbles (sponsored by County 4-H Council) Livestock Judging Contest Bucket Calf Interviews & Show Family Fun Night Fair Teen Dance 4


Thursday, July 26th, 2012 TBA 7:15 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. TBA 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Open Tractor Show (North of Grandstands) Broiler Check In / Weigh In (Clean & Dry) Poultry Show w/ Little Chick Show Non Livestock and Open Class Buildings Open Crop Marketing Program No Fit Beef Showmanship Working Exhibits & Presentations (awards, clean up & out by 330) YMCA Carnival (Wristband $5.00) Eric Michaels Magic & Illusion Eric Michaels Magic & Illusion Trade Show Set Up KIX 101 Live at the Fair Trade Show Farmers Market Sweet Corn Feed Sheep Show & Bottle Lamb Show Antique Tractor Parade Eric Michaels Magic & Illusion Tractor Pull

Friday, July 27th, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Non Livestock & Open Class Buildings Open to the Public 9:00 a.m. Beef Show 9:30 am – 11:30 am Horticulture Workshop w/ Black Hawk Co. Horticulturist Bryan Foster After Beef Show Beef Exhibitor Potluck 2:00 pm WATER GAMES (Sponsored by Grundy County 4-H Council) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pedal Tractor Pull (Sponsored by Grundy County FFA) 4:30 p.m. Pet Show 6:30 p.m. Drew Scott Memorial Open Sheep Show (Points Sanctioned Heartland Youth Association)

7:00 pm 7:00 pm

National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Combine Demolition & Car Demolition Fireworks After Dark

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

All Exhibits Released (check in to Non Livestock Bldg no later than 8:30 a.m.)

9:00 a.m. 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 2:00 pm 6:30 pm

FAIR CLEAN UP (Non-livestock building clean up will NOT start until all exhibits are checked out by owner) Fair Clean-Up Picnic to Follow (Fair Clean Up Help Only!)

National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Open Llama Show National Micro Mini Tractor Pull Prairieland Pullers (Garden Tractor Pull)

Sunday, July 24th, 2011 TBA

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Grundy County Fair Officials www.grundycountyfair.com 4-H & Extension Office ……………………...................………........319-824-6979 Fair Board Office……………………………………….................… 319-824-2311 Fair Veterinarian……………………….…….Kurt Steckelberg………641-485-5878

Grundy County Fair Board President………………………………………...……… . . . . . . . ……..Ron Flater Vice President /Treasurer………………… . . . . . . . .…….……..Dave Grunklee Secretary………………………………………………..................……...Jan Greany Directors: Darwin Cannegieter Jarrod Bakker Richard Benson Kyle Dudden Jeff Greiner Jared Gutknecht

Jon Hilliard Curt Kyhl Curt Mackie Lynn Pakala Sarah Pakala Jerry Schmidt

Rick Schmidt Brandon Van Loh Dennis Van Loh Kathy Van Loh

Grundy County Extension Staff County 4-H & Youth Coordinator..........................................................Andrea Traeger Region 9 4-H & Youth Field Specialist.......................................Connie Cunningham Office Assistant..............................................................................................Brenda Everts Summer 4-H & Youth Assistant............................................................Ashley Kitzman Grundy County 4-H Youth Committee: Karen Benson Shelly Luiken Jodi Dinsdale Bill Noteboom Kendall Dinsdale Jean Schmidt Kyle Dudden Jake Hooper Bonnie Shinn

Youth Members

Kyler Dudden Bradley Schmidt Craig Schott

Ext. Council Liason

Grundy County FFA Advisors Grundy Center.............................................................................................Amber Greiman Gladbrook Reinbeck………………..………………….......…………….Jeff Mayes Aplington Parkersburg……………………………..............................…John Daniels AGWSR ………………………………………...……………….....…James Abbas Hudson………………………………………..............………........…Dennis Deppe

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Building Supervision Schedules Building Supervision Schedules are for ALL Clubs and Rabbit & Poultry Exhibitors! 1. At least two people should be in the building at all times. 2. 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 on the fairgrounds. 3. Do NOT leave the building unsupervised or until the next supervisors arrive. 4. Building Supervisor's Responsibilities: a. Greet people coming in to the building b. Help visitors find exhibits c. Make sure that no damage takes place or animals are taken out of cages by someone other than exhibitor d. May also sweep or pick up garbage if needed e. Answer questions about 4-H 5. If you have a schedule conflict you must find your own replacement NOTE: Projects cannot be taken out before release time on Saturday. Early removal of any exhibit will result in forfeiting of premium money. See Schedule on next page‌

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Building Supervision Schedule Date & Time

Exhibit Building

Rabbit Building

Poultry Building

Palermo Clovers

Joan & Krystal Meester

Brad Schmidt

Lincoln Jr. Farmers Buck Grove Buckaneers Washington Wranglers Shiloh Sunny Smilers Clay Busy Bees Black Hawk Nighthawks

Alexa Schmidtz

Monday 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday 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.

Brad Schmidt

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 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.

Buck Grove Buckaneers Palermo Clovers Colfax Future Farmers Lincoln Jr. Farmers Clay Busy Bees Shiloh Sunny Smilers

Thursday 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.

Black Hawk Nighthawks Shiloh Sunny Smilers Buck Grove Buckaneers Lincoln Jr Farmers Washington Wranglers Colfax Future Farmers

Joan & Krystal Meester

Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Clay Busy Bees

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

Robotics Club Palermo Clovers Black Hawk Nighthawks Washington Wranglers Lincoln Jr. Farmers

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Joan & Krystal Meester

Exhibitors are invited to sign up to watch the Rabbit & Poultry building prior to the time being assigned. Volunteers are also welcome. Contact Andrea at 319-824-6979.

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Grundy County Fair Rules & Regulations Fair Lost & Found

The Fair Lost & Found can be located at the 4-H 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.

Alcohol Policy Absolutely no alcohol in any barns or buildings. Anyone caught will be asked to leave the buildings.

Sportsmanship ALL PARENTS & EXHIBITORS 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.

Complaint Filing Procedure Anyone who has a complaint must follow procedure! Complaining to your superintendent, staff, or Fair Board member without following procedure will not achieve any results. 1. Complaints MUST be filed in written form and signed by the person with the complaint. 2. Complaints must be filed at the 4-H office on the fairgrounds during the week of fair. Complaints will not be accepted after fair. 3. Complaints will be reviewed & all joint decisions of the Fair Board, CYC & Extension Staff, and Youth Committee will be final.

Camping & Overnight Policy The Grundy County Fair Board allows exhibitors to stay overnight at the fairgrounds. Overnight 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.

For a camping spot contact the Fair Board Secretary in advance.

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Grundy County 4-H & FFA Show Premiums The Grundy County Fair Association has set aside $7,000 to be distributed among the fair exhibitors. Grundy County Fair Participants 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.

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.

The Grundy County Fair and Agricultural Society, Extension Staff, 4-H Youth Committee, and Superintendents 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.

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Fair Superintendent Rules & Responsibilities Non-Livestock, F a s h i o n S h o w & Communication Superintendents: Pre-Fair 1. Confirm position as Superintendant & Assistant Superintendant with the 4-H County Youth Coordinator 2. Submit any needs or repairs in writing to the Extension Office. Requests will be forwarded to the appropriate group. 3. Attend 1 Pre-Fair Meeting with the Fair Planning Committee 4. Attend Fair Clean Up on Saturday, July 21st & Help with setting up the Non-Livestock Building, Alumni Building for Judging, and Stage for Communication Events 5. Make proper arrangements for the event (judging, building arrangements, stage, table set up, etc) you supervise. 6.

Help find volunteers to assist during Judging & while setting up the arrangement of projects for display. 7. All purchasing power for supplies to be vested in the executive committee of the fair board. 8. Make sure that no alterations are made to any facilities without the permission of the Fair Board. Week Of Fair 1.

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.

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If your show box & awards are not already at your event you need to pick them up from the 4-H Office on the fairgrounds. Greet the judge for your event and answer any questions. Should your judge not arrive 30 minutes prior to the event please let the 4-H Fair Office know and they will call the judge for you. Greet your volunteers and tell them what you need them to do. Instruct judges to enable them to decide all questions that may come up for consideration in accordance with the rules and regulations specified. Prevent as much as possible the handling of exhibits.

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Record Results in the Show Binder. If you have any questions during the show check with the CYC.

8. Announce & Hand Out Awards when applicable. 9. Put away supplies and tear down after the show. 10. Return show box, unused awards & results to the 4-H Office immediately after the show. 11. Help make this a positive experience for our youth and families the best you can. Post-Fair 1. Communicate with the CYC your intent for the position as Superintendant & Assistant Superintendant for the next year fair. 2. Submit any needs or repairs in writing to the Extension Office. Requests will be forwarded to the appropriate group. 3. Attend the Fair Follow Up Meeting if possible. 11


Livestock & Livestock Judging Superintendents: Pre-Fair 1. Confirm position as Superintendant & Assistant Superintendant with the 4-H County Youth Coordinator 2. Submit any needs or repairs in writing to the Extension Office. Requests will be forwarded to the appropriate group. 3. Attend 1 Pre-Fair Meeting with the Fair Planning Committee 4. Review rules in fair book and discuss any change requests with the CYC. 5. Help with the Weigh In for the species you supervise 6. Attend Fair Clean Up on Saturday, July 21st & Help with set up of the building you supervise. 7. Make proper arrangements for the event (judging, building arrangements, stage, table set up, etc) you supervise. 8. All purchasing power for supplies to be vested in the executive committee of the fair board. 9. Make sure that no alterations are made to any facilities without the permission of the Fair Board. Week Of Fair 1. 2.

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Be on the ground early in the morning the first day and each succeeding day of the fair. Superintendents are in charge of the arrangement of all animals and articles in their department. Livestock stalls are assigned by 4-H staff and a layout is given to superintendant. Assure that all the animals are cared for during the week. If there are any animal Health Concerns the superintendent should notify the 4-H Office. All early release decisions are made by the 4-H Staff, Youth Committee & Fair Board Livestock Check In & Weigh In’s: a. Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to check in & weigh in’s. b. Assign jobs to volunteers. County Council will be available to help. c. Absolutely NO Show Binders leave the grounds! d. Show Sheets must be posted as soon as possible. Swine must be posted by 5pm Tuesday. Beef & Sheep must be posted no later than 5pm Wednesday. This allows time for families to check the list, for everyone to make any corrections needed & to repost before shows. Prevent as much as possible the handling of exhibits. Livestock Show Responsibilities: a. 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. b. Help arrange animals for exhibition for the best advantage of the spectators and judges. c. Make proper arrangements for showing and the show arena set up prior to show time. d. Greet the judge & volunteers for your event and answer any questions. Should your judge not arrive 30 minutes prior to the event please let the 4-H Fair Office know and they will call the judge for you. 12


e. Instruct judges to enable them to decide all questions that may come up for consideration in accordance with the rules and regulations specified. f. Record Results in the Show Binder. If you have any questions during the show check with the CYC. g. Announce & Hand Out Awards when applicable. Thank your judges. h. Put away supplies and tear down after the show. i. Return show box, unused awards & results to the 4-H Office immediately after the show. Help make this a positive experience for our youth and families the best you can. Post-Fair 1. Communicate with the CYC your intent for the position as Superintendant & Assistant Superintendant for the next year fair. 2. Submit any needs or repairs in writing to the Extension Office. Requests will be forwarded to the appropriate group. 3. Attend the Fair Follow Up Meeting.

FAIR SUPERINTENDENT MEETINGS SCHEDULED Please try to attend one of the following meetings. June 20th 7pm at the Grundy County Fairgrounds July 16th 7pm at the Grundy County Fairgrounds July 21st 8am at the Grundy County Fairgrounds

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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. 14


DIVISION I LIVESTOCK Exhibitor Eligibility: 1.

Grundy County 4-H Members who have completed 4th -12th Grade

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Grundy County FFA Members 4th -12th Grade up to the age of 21

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Enrolled Clover Kids who have completed K – 3rd Grade

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Youth age 5 by the first day of fair can participate in clover kid livestock shows

Reinbeck FFA, Ackley-Geneva/Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock FFA, Aplington-Parkersburg FFA, Grundy Center FFA and Hudson FFA Chapters

Schedule: Pre Fair Clean Up / Set Up: Check In: Livestock Shows: Livestock Released: Clover Kid Livestock Released: Post Fair Clean Up:

Saturday, July 21st See Fair Schedule See Fair Schedule Saturday, July 28th Saturday, July 28th Saturday, July 28th

9:00 am

8:00am – 9:00 am 8:00am – 9:00 am 9:00 am

Attention ALL Livestock Exhibitors & Parents! Livestock Show Rules & Expectations 1.

ALL 4-H Exhibitors MUST attend at least four local club meetings to be eligible to participate at Fair. Excused absences will not count.

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DEADLINES ALL Exhibitors must meet the following deadlines: a.

May 15th

Livestock ID & Dog ID’s must be completed on 4honline or ID forms turned in to the Ex tension Office. This includes: Beef (Market & Breeding), Dairy, Dairy 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 can be ID’d on 4honline by May 15th. It is not required. However, they must be ID’d on your Fair Entry Form Livestock ID’s both 4honline & in paper form will NOT be accepted after May 15th. Animals that are not properly identified are not eligible to exhibit at County Fair or State Fair. 15


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July 1st

Fair Entry Deadline (County & State Fair) This Includes: Livestock Entry Form & Stall Fees, Communications, & Iowa Code of Ethics. Non-Livestock Entries are entered at the Judging Entry Table on Entry Day. Clover Kid Livestock ID Forms & Entry Fees 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. Entries will be accepted July 2nd because July 1st is a Sunday. Late Entries: $10.00 Late Fee Accepted July 3rd. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 3rd. NO LATE ENTRIES FOR STATE FAIR! NO EXCEPTIONS!

c. July 28th

8:00am – 9:00am Livestock & Non–Livestock Exhibits Released Release time includes All Clover Kid Exhibits! Including: Bucket Calves, Bottle Lambs, Poultry, Rabbits & Non-Livestock Exhibits. Exhibits that are sold prior to fair are NOT allowed to leave early. All exhibits must be picked up by 9 a.m. Please check in at the Non-Livestock Building by 8:30 a.m.

3. Livestock Ownership, Identification & Exhibiting a.

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 agreement is the only accepted lease agreement at the State Fair Level.

b . Animals Identified under Exhibitors name MUST be entered at fair under the SAME exhibitors name. The exception is horse at the county level only. Members of the same family may Identify two of the same horses. The same horse can be ridden by 2 members of the same family in ridding classes that are performed individually only. Ex. barrels, poles & trail. c.

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. 16


4. Exhibitor Identification a. 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. 5. 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. Livestock & Communications 1. If you cannot 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. 2. 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. 6. Exhibitor Show Attire for ALL Species: a. Full length pants b. Grundy County 4-H, or FFA T-shirt, or white shirt with 4-H Chevron c. Unacceptable Clothing: shorts, hats, caps, sweat bands, sandals, flip flops, State Fair Shirt, County Council shirt, or club shirts etc. d. Leather shoes or boots are recommended 8. GROOMING a. NO PROFESSIONAL GROOMERS ALLOWED! Penalty for violating this rule is disqualification. b. Acceptable Groomers: 1. Current Grundy County 4-H or FFA Member 2. 4-H or FFA Member’s IMMEDIATE family members Immediate Family Members are mom, dad or siblings, step siblings.

3. 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.

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7. 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. All exhibitors will be included in Herdsmanship Judging. See the Herdsmanship section of the fair book for rules. 8. Sportsmanship ALL PARENTS & EXHIBITORS 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. 9. Sale of Livestock Sale of any animal on the fairgrounds during the week of the fair is NOT allowed. Please make other arrangements to sell your animal. Animals sold prior to fair are NOT released early and must stay until they are released at 8:00 am on Saturday, July 28th. 10. Removal of Projects 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. All exhibits are released on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 8:00 am.

Livestock 2012 Health Requirements Please review the 2012 Health Requirements. Detailed information is available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/NR/rdonlyres/46E8BFDA-9F79-4699-8911711E967E9A75/162113/2012HealthRequirements.pdf

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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 2011 Herdsmanship Winner: Buck Grove Buckaneers

Scoring 1. Cleanliness of alleys, stalls, and pens ........................................... 50 pts. Clean alley in front of stalls & pens Clean stall & pen (bedding adequate, bright, clean and inplace.) Animals securely tied or penned Manure hauled & deposited in proper place Clean Water & Feed Boxes (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 are 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. Visable Stall Card (Able to be read from the alley, clean and neatly arranged.) Completed Information on Stall Cards

5. Bonus Points……………………………………………………….. 25 pts. 4-H or FFA member caught helping another youth Club or Chapter Sign Hung in Barn

Total Points ........................................................................................ 125 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, dairy goat, horse, rabbit, poultry, sheep, swine, 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.

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 grade level, they must advance to the next division the following year. An individual can win Senior Showmanship more than once.

4. You must show your own animal. 5. Showmanship Divisions: (grades are as of 2011-2012 school year) POULTRY, HORSE Showmanship is split into two divisions: Junior Showmanship ................................. Youth Grades 4-8 Senior Showmanship ................................. Youth Grades 9-12 BEEF, SHEEP, SWINE, RABBIT Showmanship is split into three divisions: Junior ............................................................... Youth Grades 4-6 Intermediate ................................................... Youth Grade 7-9 Senior ............................................................... Youth Grade 10-12 6. First and Second Place Ribbons will be given in each class. 7. 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.

Livestock Judging Contest will be held on Wednesday, July 25th ,2012 Registration will be at 1:30 p.m. in the upper show ring. The contest will begin at 3:30 p.m.

2.

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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BEEF Superintendent: Jim Everts

Section A: Pen of III Market Beef 1.

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

2.

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 ............................................................... Goals and Evaluation (4-H 94) ................................................. Neatness of Records ................................................................ Uniformity of Cattle (based on Grade) .......................................

45 points 15 points 5 points 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 III Market Beef 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 must sign up for No Fit Beef Showmanship at the Fair Weigh In. 4. Showmanship will be split into three divisions: (Grades are as of the 2011-2012 School Year)

Junior ............................................................... Youth Grades 4-6 Intermediate ................................................... Youth Grade 7-9 Senior ............................................................... Youth Grade 10-12 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.

NO FiT RuLES: 1. Wash and Comb and Blow Dry Only 2. No Grooming 3. No adhesives, substances or coloring agents are to used Beef Weigh In / Check In : No Fit Beef Show:

Tuesday, July 24th Thursday, July

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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, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

3.

Exhibitors must have possession of purchased animals by May 1. Entries must have been listed on 4honline or ID 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.

All Registered & Purebred animals ID’d by tattoo will be brought to the scale for verification 6 . 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/Calves 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:

Tuesday, July 24th Tuesday, July 24th Friday, July 27th Friday, July 27th

10:00 am 10:30 am 8:00 am 9:00 am

Heifer Classes 110-01-01 110-01-02 110-01-03 110-01-04 110-01-05 110-01-06 110-01-07 110-01-08 110-01-09 110-01-10 110-01-20

Angus ........................................................................... 6 Red Angus ……......................................................... 6 Hereford........................................................................6 Shorthorn ..................................................................... 6 Chianina........................................................................6 Simmental ....................................................................6 Gelbvieh .......................................................................6 Maine Anjou .................................................................6 Texas Longhorns .........................................................6 Other Breeds.................................................................6 Commercial ………......................................................6

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Cow/Calf Classes 110-20-01 110-20-02 110-20-03 110-20-04 110-20-05 110-20-06 110-20-07 110-20-08 110-20-09 110-20-10 110-20-20

Angus …….................................................................... 6 Red Angus….…........................................................... 6 Hereford …….................................................................6 Shorthorn ……............................................................... 6 Chianina …….................................................................6 Simmental ……..............................................................6 Gelbvieh ........................................................................ 6 Maine Anjou .................................................................. 6 Texas Longhorns .......................................................... 6 Other Breeds…….......................................................... 6 Commercial ……........................................................... 6

Section D: Market Beef 1.

All entries must have been weighed and tagged at the weigh-in. Exhibitors may weigh & tag a maximum of 6 head. Entries must have been listed on 4honline 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.

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

7. 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. 8. Grundy County born calves: a. Asignedform including the name, address and signature of the breeder be filed at the Extension Office by July 1st. b. Grundy County Born Calves will be compete in regular fair classes and be recognized on the Beef Show Sheet. 9. All market beef animals will be entered in the rate of gain contest. The top ten will be recognized. 10. Only market animals exhibited in market classes with beginning weights are eligible for carcass class & awards.

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11. 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. 12. 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:

Tuesday, July 23rd

10:00 am

Market Beef Check In / Weigh In :

Tuesday, July 23rd

10:30 am

Show Sheets will be posted no later than Wednesday, July the 4-H Office of any corrections that are needed.

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Market Beef Show:

Friday, July 27th

by 5pm. Please check sheets and notify

9:00 am

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

Prospective Feeder Calf (born on or after 1-1-12) ....................... 6 The next step after “Bucket Calf Class� 1. Exhibitor must have possession of purchased animal by 5-1-2012. 2.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. 3. Classes will be determined at fair. Junior Bucket/Bottle calves are not eligible to show in this feeder calf class.

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DAIRY CATTLE & DAIRY GOAT Superintendent: Kayla Kyhl Assistant Superintendent: Dennis VanLoh

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 must 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.

Dairy & Dairy Goats Check in: Dairy & Dairy Goats Show:

Monday, July 23rd Tuesday, July 24th

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 10:30 am

The age breakdown for dairy classes will be as follows: Jr. Calf ............................................................ born March 1, - April 30, 2012 Int. Calf ................................................... born Dec. 1, 2011 - Feb. 29, 2012 Sr. Calf .............................................................. born Sept. 1, - Nov. 30, 2011 Summer Yearling .............................................. born June 1, - Aug. 31, 2011 Jr. Yearling ...................................................... born March 1, - May 31, 2011 Winter Yearling ..................................... born Dec. 1, 2010 - Feb. 28, 2011 Sr. Yearling ............................................. born Sept. 1, 2010- Nov. 30, 2011 Dry Cow Class 2 Yr. Old Cows ...................................... born Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2010 3 Yr. Old Cows ...................................... born Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2009 4 Yr. Old Cows ...................................... born Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2008 Aged Cows ........................................................... born before Sept. 1, 2007 27


All Classes in this department are worth 6 points. To make entry list a Dept. #; Class #; Lot #; for each entry Classes Dept. #

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

160-01-02

Intermediate Doe .......................................................... 4 6-24 months of age.

160-02-01

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DOG Dog Superintendent: Reka Lizer

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.

4.

Dogs will be released immediately after the show.

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.

6.

Any bitch in season may not be shown.

Dog Check in : Dog Show:

Wednesday, July 25th Wednesday, July 25th

9:30 am 10:00 am

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.

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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 200-0101 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 200-0101 thru 200-01-05.

200-01-07

Open .............................................................................. 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 Pre- Novice, 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.

200-01-08

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

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.

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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, 2011. 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 Senior Handler (grades 10 & up) in first year of handling training.

200-02-04

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

200-02-05

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

200-02-06

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

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HORSE Superintendent: Jenna Kyhl

1. Refer to “Rules and Regulations for 4-H Equine Shows In Iowa” for rules about specific classes. 2. Livestock must be ID’d on 4honline or by paper ID 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. 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 (14 or 14.1 hands or greater) and ponies are 56” and under (14 hands or less).

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:

Tuesday, July 24th Tuesday, July 24th Halter, Riding, Games

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Halter Classes Shown at halter and judged on conformation, general appearance, and action. 250-01-01 250-01-02 250-01-03 250-01-04 250-01-05 250-01-06 250-01-07 250-01-08 250-01-09

Ponies two years old and younger ............................. 3 Ponies three years and older ...................................... 3 Horses Weanlings and Yearlings................................ 3 Horses two and three years old .................................. 3 Horses four years and older ....................................... 3 Mules ............................................................................. 3 Miniature Horses, all ages ........................................... 3 Donkeys ........................................................................ 3 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. 250-02-01 250-02-02

English Pleasure ......................................................... 4 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. 250-03-01 250-03-02

Barrel Racing .............................................................. 3 Pole Bending ................................................................ 3

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MEAT GOAT

Superintendant: 1. Market/MeatgoatsmustbeintheexhibitorspossessionbyMay5.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 5th: 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 5th 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 5th 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 checkin. 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 intact goats that are exhibited must be tagged with a Scrapie flock tag in their ear. The animal is tagged by the 4H’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: Tuesday, July 24th 11:00 am th Meat goat Weigh in/Check in : Tuesday, July 24 11:30 am Meat goat Show: Thursday, July 26th 4:30 pm 420-01-01 Market Goat (maximum of 7) ............................................. 4 420-01-02 Breeding Commercial Yearling (maximum of 7) .............. 4 34


PETS Pet Superintendent: Joan Meester 1. All pets must be on a lead or in a cage. 2. Proof of rabies vaccinations is required for cats & dogs. 3. Pets are released immediately after the show. Pets: Cats, Turtles, Frogs, Fish, Hamsters, etc. Pet Check in : Pet Show: 210-01-01

Friday, July 27th Friday, July 27th

4:00 pm 4:30 pm

Cat (maximum 2) .................................................................2 Judged on condition, health, and manners.

210-01-02

Other Pet ....................................................................... 2 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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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. Pullorium Typhoid-free certificates must be brought to check-in. Pullorium Typhoid testing will be done at check in for birds without 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: Broiler Check In Poultry Show:

Monday, July 23rd Monday, July 23rd Thursday, July 26th Thursday, July 26th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 7:15 am 8:00 am

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. 300-01-01 300-05-01

Production Hens (Hatched prior to January 1st) ................... 2 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. 300-10-01 300-10-02 300-10-05 300-10-06

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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: 300-20-01 300-20-02 300-20-03 300-20-04 300-20-05 300-20-06 300-20-07 300-20-08 300-20-09 300-20-30 300-20-31 300-20-32

Turkey (male) ................................................................. 2 Turkey (female) ................................................................ 2 Turkey (pen of three) ......................................................... 2 Duck (male) ..................................................................... 2 Duck (female) ................................................................... 2 Duck (pen of three) ............................................................ 2 Geese (male) ................................................................... 2 Geese (female) ................................................................. 2 Geese (pen of three) .......................................................... 2 Bantam Duck (male) ....................................................... 2 Bantam Duck (female) ..................................................... 2 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

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

Class #3: 300-20-16 300-20-17 300-20-18 300-20-27 300-20-28 300-20-29

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: 300-20-19 300-20-20 300-20-21 300-20-22 300-20-23 300-20-24 300-20-25 300-20-26

Pigeon (male) .................................................................. 2 Pigeon (female)................................................................ 2 Pigeon (pen of 2 - 1 male and 1 female) ................................... 2 Guinea (male) .................................................................. 2 Guinea (female) ............................................................... 2 Guinea (pen of three) ......................................................... 2 Ornamental (male) .......................................................... 2 Ornamental (female) ........................................................ 2 37


RABBIT Superintendent: Annie Grimm 1. Limit of two entries per class. 2. Rabbits must be tattooed by July 1st. Tattoo in the Left Ear. Rabbit Check in : Rabbit Show:

Monday, July 23rd Tuesday, July 24th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1:00 pm

Section A: Grade Rabbits

Grade Rabbits are not eligible for Best Of Show. 310-01-01 Senior Buck (over 6 months old) ........................................ 2 310-01-02 Junior Buck (under 6 months old) ....................................... 2 310-02-01 Senior Doe (over 6 months old) .......................................... 2 310-02-02 Junior Doe (under 6 months old) ........................................ 2 310-02-05 Single Fryer (about 5 lbs.)................................................. 2 310-02-06 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 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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SHEEP Superintendents: Jared & Heather Gutknecht 1. Sheep must be in the exhibitor’s possession by May 5. Livestock ID’s must be filed on 4honline or by paper form 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 5th: a. Ear tagging of all Breeding and Market lambs. Yearlings are not required to have new tags if they have a previous year’s 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 5th 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 5th weighin 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 5th 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 5th 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. 9. Classes will be divided by the superintendents according to fair weights. 10. Exhibitor and/or family member must be present to help check-in at the fair. 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 weigh- in. 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.

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Sheep Must Be Penned By: Sheep Weigh in / Check In:

Tuesday, July 24th Tuesday, July 24th

1:00 pm 1:30 pm

Show Sheets will be posted no later than Wednesday, July 25th by 5pm. Please check sheets and notify the 4-H Office of any corrections that are needed.

Sheep Show:

Thursday, July 26th

5:30 pm

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

400-10-01

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

410-01-04 410-02-01 410-02-02 410-02-03 410-02-04 410-02-05 410-02-06 410-02-07 410-02-08

Commercial White Face Ewe Lamb ..............................4 Purebred Yearling Ewe (haven’t lambed) ............................. 4 Commercial Yearling Black Face Ewe (haven’t lambed) ...... 4 Commercial Yearling Speckled Face Ewe (haven’t lambed) ...... 4 Commercial Yearling White Face Ewe (haven’t lambed) ..... 4 Purebred Yearling Ewe (have lambed) ................................ 4 Commercial Yearling Black Face Ewe (have lambed) ........ 4 Commercial Yearling Speckled Face Ewe (have lambed).......4 Commercial Yearling White Face Ewe (have lambed) ....... 4

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SWINE Superintendents: Jarrod & Shari Bakker

Section A: Market Swine 1.

ALL pigs must come to weigh in April 14th, 2012. Derby (Carcass) pigs are required to weigh in, all other pigs will be tagged. Exhibitors may weigh & tag a maximum of 15 pigs total (Market & Breeding)

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!

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Exhibitors may show a maximum of 8 pigs at fair total (Market & Breeding)

6.

Market,Derby&BreedingHogsmustbeidentifiedattheFairWeighIn/CheckIn

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Market pigs must weigh at least 210 lbs and can be no larger than the maximum weight of 295 on entry day.

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Classes will be split by the swine committee, Derby classes will be divided by beginning weight and market classes by ending weight.

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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:

Tuesday, July 24th Tuesday, July

24th

Wednesday, July

25th

7:00 am 7:30 am -10:00 am 8:30 am

Market Classes: 450-01-01 450-20-01 450-20-02

Derby (Carcass) Hogs ………………………………… 4 Market Hogs ………………………………………….…. 4 Purebred Hogs ………………………………......………. 4 Registration papers are required!

450-21-01

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Section B: Breeding Swine 1.

ALL pigs must come to weigh in April 14th, 2012. 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. Health papers are recommended. Swine Must Be Penned By:

Tuesday, July 24th

7:00 am

Weigh in/Check In:

Tuesday, July 24th

7:30 am -10:00 am

Swine Show:

Wednesday, July 25th

8:30 am

Breeding Classes: 450-25-01

Commercial gilt …………….………………………...…. 4

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CLOVER KIDS Buck Calf, Bottle Lamb, Little Rabbits, Little Chicks, Pets & Non-Livestock Clover Kid Fair Activities are not Competitive. All participants will receive the same recognition.

Clover Kid Eligibility

Currently Enrolled Clover Kids who have completed K- 3rd Grade & Any Grundy County Youth age 5 by the first day of fair. Non-livestock activities are only for currently enrolled Clover Kids. See the 4-H Non-livestock section of the fair book for classes.

Section A: Bucket Bottle Calves Superintendent: Deb Green 1. Any newborn or orphan calf, steer or heifer, dairy or beef, that is calved between March 1 and before June 15, 2012 may be shown. 2. If purchased, the calf must be purchased and in possession of exhibitor within 2 weeks of birth; identified by tagging, and identified on the livestock identification report by July 1st. 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 & ID 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. Each exhibitor will be interviewed in regard to management and care of calf. 8. 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: Bucket Bottle Calf Show: Release Time:

Monday, July 23rd Wednesday, July 25th Saturday, July 28th

5:00 pm 6:00 pm 8 - 9 a.m.

Bucket Bottle Calves are NOT allowed to leave early!

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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. Lamb eligibility: 1. Lambs should be born after February 1 but before May 15 of current year. 2. Lambs must be identified by July 1st. 3. Livestock Entry & ID Form and stall fees 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 Tuesday, July 24th and may be taken home Saturday morning from 8-9 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: Tuesday, July 26th 6:00 pm Bucket Bottle Calf Show: Thursday, July 26th 5:30 pm During Sheep Show; between the market & breeding classes. 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.

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. Livestock Entry & ID 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 cannot 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. Waterfowl would be ducks or geese Poultry is listed in the 4-H Poultry section of the fair book. Little Chicks must be checked–in at: Thursday, July 26th th Little Chicks Show: Thursday, July 26 during Poultry Show 475-03-01

7:30 am 8:00 am

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. 1. Rabbits must be under the care of the youth within 8-12 weeks of birth. 2. L i v e s t o c k E n t r y & I D Form and stall fees 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: Little Chicks Show: 475-04-01

Tuesday, July 24th Tuesday, July 24th

10:30 am 12:30 pm

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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DIVISION II NON-LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS Judging Superintendent: Kayla Kyhl / Building Superintendent: Jackie Stevens

Exhibitor Eligibility: 1. Grundy County 4-H Members who have completed 4th -12th Grade 2. Grundy County FFA Members 4th -12th Grade up to the age of 21 Reinbeck FFA, Ackley-Geneva/Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock FFA, AplingtonParkersburg FFA, Grundy Center FFA and Hudson FFA Chapters

3. Enrolled Clover Kids who have completed K – 3rd Grade Schedule: On Site Garden Judging Fashion Show Judging Pre Fair Clean Up / Set Up: Non-Livestock Judging: Exhibitors Must Be Checked in By: Livestock Released: Post Fair Clean Up:

Monday, June 18th starting at 8:30am Saturday, June 23rd starting at 8:30am Saturday, July 21st 9:00 am Monday, July 23rd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday, July 23rd 12:30 pm Saturday, July 28th 8:00am – 9:00 am Saturday, July 28th 9:00 am

Attention ALL Non-Livestock & Communication Exhibitors! Non-Livestock Rules & Regulations: 1. 2.

ALL 4-H Exhibitors MUST attend at least four local club meetings to be eligible to participate at Fair. Excused absences will not count. ALL Exhibitors must meet the following deadlines: Deadline to sign up to participate in: 1. Fashion Show 2. On Site Garden Judging

a. June 1st

b.

July 1st

Fair Entry Deadline (County & State Fair) This Includes: Livestock Entry Forms & Stall Fees, Communications, & Iowa Code of Ethics Non-Livestock Entries are entered at the 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. Conitinue... 47


Entries will be Accepted July 2nd because July 1st is a Sunday.

Late Entries: $10.00 Late Fee Accepted from July 2nd – July 3rd. NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 3rd. NO LATE ENTRIES FOR STATE FAIR! NO EXCEPTIONS! c. July 23rd

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Non-Livestock Judging Non-Livestock & Challenge Class Entries are checked in at the Non- Livestock Judging Entry Table on Monday, July 18th between 9am – 1pm. Please check in no later than 12:30pm. There is no pre-entry required. ENTRY TAGS MUST BE ATTACHED TO PROJECT!

c. July 28th

8:00am – 9:00am Livestock & Non–Livestock Exhibits Released Release time includes All Clover Kid Exhibits! Including: Bucket Calves, Bottle Lambs, Poultry, Rabbits & Non-Livestock Exhibits. Exhibits that are sold prior to fair are NOT allowed to leave early. All exhibits must be picked up by 9 a.m. Please check in at the Non-Livestock Building by 8:30 a.m. Non-Livestock Exhibits may only be removed from the display by the exhibitor and his/her immediate family 1. Non-Livestock Exhibitors MuST sign a release form when checking out all exhibits before removing the items from the exhibit building. 2. 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 know who this appointed person is by Wednesday, July 25th. Exhibits will not be released to an undesignated person. 3. 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 premium. This includes Items used for Fashion Show. 48


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. 4. Exhibit Rules: a. 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. Check for additional requirements in food & nutrition, photography and visual art classes. A written explanation, audio recording or video recording is to be included as part of the exhibit. The exhibitor should respond briefly to the following questions about the exhibit: • What did you plan to learn or do? (What was your exhibit goal(s)?) • What steps did you take to learn or do this? • What were the most important things you learned?

b. 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. c. 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. d. 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.

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e. Endangered and threatened plants and animals (includes insects), or songbird feathers and nests may NOT be used in any exhibit. f. 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.) g. 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 additional requirements for food & nutrition, photography, visual arts and detailed evaluation criteria in each class. Tip Sheets are located on each 4-H project page at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects h. 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. i. Each item in an exhibit must be securely labeled, including the name of the county, class number, and exhibitor’s name. j. All judges’ decisions are final. k . 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. l. Large items selected to represent the County at State Fair are the Exhibitor’s responsibility for transporting to and from State Fair. m. 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. n. 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 23-28,2012

July 23, 2012. July 1, 2012. July 23-28, 2012

07/23/2012

Entry Tags MUST Be attached to Projects!

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.

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

RHYTHM You have felt rhythm in music. Rhythm is also a part of things you see. It allows the eye to move from one part of a design to another part. Rhythm can be created by: • Repeating a color, shape, texture, line, or space when designing. • Varying the size of objects, shapes, or lines in sequence (small 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 the Color Wheel 4-H 0633.)

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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 any time after fair clean-up on Saturday, July 21st and must be in place by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23rd. 6. Entries will be judged in the evening of Monday, July 23rd. 7. All entries must be removed between 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21st 8. Entry Deadline is July 1st, 2012. 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. Award Announcement: ___________________ 600-01-01

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

Club Photo Board Contest Sponsored by Moeller & Walter

1. Each 4-H Club will receive a 4 x 8 plywood board. 2. Photo Boards must include at least two holes for visitors to poke their heads thru for a picture opportunity. 3. Clubs will be assigned a location to display the photo board. 4. Each group will be assigned a location on the fairgrounds to decorate. 5. Clubs must come up with a way to safely support the board so that visitors may use them for a photo opportunity. 6. Additional decorating may be done any time after fair clean-up on Saturday, July 21st and must be in place by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23rd. 7. Entries will be judged in the evening of Monday, July 23rd. 8. All entries must be removed between 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23rd. Any objects added to the display must be removed on clean up day. 9. Boards can be used by each club for other events or donated to be used at future fairs. Award Announcement: __________________ 600-01-02

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On Site Garden Exhibitor Eligibility: 1. Grundy County 4-H Members who have completed 4th -12th Grade 2. Grundy County FFA Members 4th -12th Grade up to the age of 21 Reinbeck FFA, Ackley-Geneva/Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock FFA, AplingtonParkersburg FFA, Grundy Center FFA and Hudson FFA Chapters

3. Enrolled Clover Kids who have completed K – 3rd Grade Entry Deadline: On Site Garden Judging: Award Announcement:

June 15th, 2012 July 10th, 2012 July 26th, 2012 After Working Exhibits

Rules: 1. Entries may be individuals, groups, clubs or families. 2. Exhibitor must be present for Judging 3. Gardens are judged on maintenance and care, plant spacing, insect and weed control, design 7 arrangement, plant selection, etc. 4. A write up with pictures is optional. 5. Categories: A. Home Gardening B. Commercial Gardening C. Flower/Ornamental D. Landscaping

605-01-01

On Site Garden (Not eligible for State Fair) .......................... 4

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Section 1: Animals 510-01-01

Animal 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.

520-01-01

Veterinary Science ....................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning about keeping animals healthy.

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

Crop Production ........................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of field crops.

540-01-01

Environment and Sustainability ................................. 3 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, 2012. To exhibit vegetable specimen (project), refer to Harvesting & Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit (4-H 04 6 2 ).

560-01-01

Outdoor Adventures .................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning about backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking or other outdoor activities.

570-01-01

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

590-01-01

Other Agriculture and Natural Resources ................ 3 An exhibit that shows learning about agriculture or natural resources and does not fit in any of the classes listed above.

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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 8 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

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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 4H 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 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.

720-01-01

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

730-01-01

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

750-01-01

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, 2011 is acceptable. Current USDA and/or IowaStateUniversityguidelinesforhomefoodpreservationmustbeused.

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 re-closeable plastic bag with entry tag fastened outside the bag. (7 cookies per plate)

10.

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

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 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.

790-01-01

Other Family and Consumer Science ........................ 3 An exhibit that demonstrates learning about a family and consumer science topic that does not fit any previous Family & Consumer Science class listed. 59


Section 5: Personal Development 810-01-01

Citizenship .................................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning about or contributing to your community, your country or your world.

820-01-01

Communication ............................................................ 3 An exhibit that shows learning about written, oral, and visual communication skills in their many forms.

830-01-01

Leadership .................................................................... 3 An exhibit that shows learning about leadership skills and influencing others in a positive way.

890-01-01

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

920-01-01

Mechanics ..................................................................... 3 Any exhibit that shows skills or learning in automotive, electrical, small and large engines, tractors, welding, and restoration.

930-01-01

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

940-01-01

Science, Engineering & Technology .......................... 3 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 III 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 23rd

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: Wednesday, July 25th After Working Exhibits 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 25th after Working Exhibits at the 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.

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DIVISION IV FASHION SHOW Fashion Review, Clothing Selection and $15.00 Challenge Superintendent: Rachel Mooty Fashion Show Monday, July 23rd, 5:00 pm State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event: Thursday, August 11th, 2012

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 knitted, 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. 960-01-01

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

960-02-01

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

960-03-01

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

960-15-01

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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: 960-04-01

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

960-05-01

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

960-06-01

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

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DIVISION V COMMUNICATIONS

Working Exhibits: Lori Mulder / Presentations: Pam Doak / 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.

Exhibitor Eligibility: See Non-Livestock General Rules on page 47

State Fair Eligibility: 4-H Members Completing 5th -12th Grade in 2012 See Event Rules for age guidelines for Share the Fun & Extemporaneous Speaking

Schedule: Share the Fun Presentations Extemporaneous Speaking Working Exhibits

Monday, July 23rd Thursday, July 26th Thursday, July 26th Thursday, July 26th

5:00pm 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

GENERAL COMMUNICATION RULES 1. Educational Presentations and Working Exhibit may be given by one or more 4H’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.

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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. Check In: Presentation Judging:

Thursday, July 26th 12:00 pm Thursday, July 26th 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Note: Presentations will be given between Working Exhibit sessions & awards will be presented at 2:30pm. Exhibitors need to be present for awards!

975-10-01

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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’ers – 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. Check In: Presentation Judging:

Thursday, July 26th Thursday, July 26th

12:00 pm 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Note: Presentations will be given between Working Exhibit sessions & awards will be presented at 2:30pm. Exhibitors need to be present for awards!

975-10-02

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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. 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.

8.

Working Exhibits:

Thursday, July 26th

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Groups will be split into two 45 minute sessions

975-20-01

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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 Share- The-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.

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

8.

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.

9.

All Participants must be current 4-H members (Excluding accompanists).

Share the Fun: 975-30-01

Monday, July 23rd

5:00 p.m.

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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. “Brighten Your World” (2012 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference theme) d. “Nothing Compares” (2012 Iowa State Fair theme) 9.

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.

975-40-01

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DIVISION VI OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS Superintendent: Judy Eilers Asst. Superintendents: Margaret Stahl & Marian Nederhoff

Grundy County Residents and 4-H & FFA Alumni are invited to exhibit in the Open Class at the Grundy County Fair! Entry Forms & Tags are available at the Grundy County Extension Office, 703 F Ave; Suite 1, Grundy Center. 1. Classes are open to anyone who wishes to exhibit with one exception, 4-H & FFA members cannot enter the same exhibit in both 4-H & FFA classes and open classes. 2. Please complete your form and tag prior to turning in your exhibit. 3. Exhibits must be brought to the Open Class building on the fairgrounds on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 between 1:00-3:00 p.m. or on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. 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. The superintendents and assistants reserve the right to reclassify an item or to split classes. The open class superintendents are not responsible for broken or damaged items. 6. Exhibits entered in previous years are not eligible for exhibit: also, items must have been made within the last two years. 7. No more than two items per class. 8. All entry forms and tags must be completed and firmly attached to the exhibit by the exhibitor before arriving at the building. 9. Exhibits will be released on Saturday, July 28 th 8:00-9:00 a.m. ALL Exhibits must be picked up by 9:00 a.m.! If you cannot pick up your project please make other arrangements. 10. Not responsible for broken items.

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Horticulture Section A: Fruit and Vegetable 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 the “Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit” at the Extension Office. Class Class Name OV 1

Vegetables & herbs 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

OV 2

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

Vegetable Basket Display

Basket must include 5 or more vegetables, attractively displayed. Basket can not be larger than one-half bushel size.

OV 3

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

OV 4

Other - Fruit or vegetable not already listed

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Section B: Flowers and Flower Arrangement Classes 1. No more than 2 items per class 2. For information about exhibiting and judging flowers and house plants ask for “Preparing Cut Flowers and House Plants for Exhibit” at the Extension Office.

3. Plants will not be watered unless you include instructions with your entry. Class Class Name OH 1 OH 2 OH 3 OH 4 OH 5 OH 6 OH 7 OH 8 OH 9 OH 10 OH 11 OH 12 OH 13

Garden Flower Spike – Use glass vases, no plastic. Garden Flower Spray – Use glass vases, no plastic. Garden Flower Stem – Use glass vases, no plastic. Gone Wild - Arrangement of wild flowers Shoebooty - A plant or flower arrangement in a shoe or boot. Green Thumb Arrangement - A predominately green arrangement. Mini Me - Miniature arrangement under 6 inches high. Fall Harvest - Arrangement of yellow and/or orange flowers. Weathered Beauty - Fresh flowers with weathered wood. Patriotic - Arrangement or container. Everything needs to be red, white or blue. Kitchen Sunshine - Any kind of fresh flowers in kitchen container Rustic Arrangements - Arrangement of flowers in a rustic container. Holiday Fair – Container must be a holiday container, ex. Christmas, Easter, etc…

OH 14 Oh 15 OH 16 OH 17 OH 18 OH 19 OH 20

White on White – White Flowers, White Container Tea Time - Fresh flowers arranged in a tea pot. Coffeemate - Fresh flowers arranged in a coffee mug or cup. Home Grown Dried Arrangement House Plants Patio Plants Patio Plant Container Flower Garden – This includes more than 1 plant in a container.

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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 bake sale. 3. EACH CLASS MUST INCLUDE RECIPE. Preserved foods must include: a. Method of preservation b. Processing time c. Date processed

4. All jars must be displayed without rings. 5. No cream cheese. 6. No more than 2 items per class Class OF 1 OF 2 OF 3 OF 4 OF 5 OF 6 OF 7 OF 8 OF 9 OF 10 OF 11 OF 12 OF 13 OF 14 OF 15 OF 16 OF 17 OF 18

Class Name Yeast Bread (1 loaf) Bread Machine Loaf (1 loaf) Yeast Rolls (7 rolls) Quick Breads (1 loaf or 7 muffins) Fruit and Nut Breads (1 loaf 3x5 or larger) Layer Cakes (1 cake with frosting) Cakes and Cupcakes (1 cake or 4 cupcakes) Decorated Cakes (judged on decorating only) Bar Cookies (7) Chocolate Chip Cookies (7) Drop Cookies (7) Refrigerator and Roll Out Cookies (7) Candy (7 pieces) Jams (1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin) Jellies (1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin) Preserves and Butters (1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin) Canned Fruits (1 clear sealed jar) Canned Vegetables (1 clear sealed jar)

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OF 19 OF 20 OF 21 OF 22 OF 23

Canned pickles (1 clear sealed jar) Canned Relishes (1 clear sealed jar) Dried Foods Pie (No cream pies) 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. (ex. OT 4 A is 1 class and OT 4 B is 1 Class. You can bring 2 OT4A’s and 2 OT4B’s)

Class OT 1 OT 3 OT 2 OT 4

Class Name Needlework Embroidery Crewel Embroidery 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

OT 5 Needlepoint OT 6 Quilts (Include Size on Entry Tag) a. Machine Quilted b. Hand Quilted c. Embroidery Quilt d. Patchwork Quilt

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

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

OT 7 Quilted Clothing OT 8 Fleece Blanket OT 9 Afghan a. Knitted b. Crocheted c. Other (Specify)

OT 10 Wall Hangings a. Framed b. Unframed c. Hoops

d. Latchhook e. Other Wall Hanging

OT 11 Healthcare & Wellness Items (ex. Walker accessory, lap robe, receiving blanket, prayer shawl, etc…)

OT 12 Knitting OT 13 Machine Knitting OT 14 Crochet with Yarn OT 15 Crochet with Thread

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OT 16 Tatting OT 17 Weaving (any item) OT 18 Toddler Clothing OT 19 Children’s Clothing OT 20 Men’s Clothing OT 21 Women’s Clothing a. Blouse, top or shirt b. Skirt, short, 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

OT 22 Holiday Sewing OT 23 Pillows a. Quilted b. Pieced c. Crochet d. Other (specify)

OT 24 Fabric Crafts

a. Stuffed Toys b. Rag Crafts c. Padded d. Jewelry e. Doll Clothes f. Recycled Items d. Other (specify)

OT 25 Serger Sewing OT 26 Novelties OT 27 Home Decorating a. Curtains b. Tablecloths c. Appliance Covers d. Other (specify)

OT 28 Accessories a. Purses b. Hat c. Tote Bag

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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 OA 2 OA 3 OA 4 OA 5 OA 6 OA 7 OA 8 OA 9 OA 10 OA 11 OA 12 OA 13 OA 14

Ceramics Dolls Christmas Tree Ornaments Holiday Novelties Oil painting Acrylic painting Fabric painting Stenciling Silk or Dried Flower Arrangement Holiday Wreaths Decorated Wreath Snowmen Angels Drawings a. Charcoal b. Pencil c. Other

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

OA 19 OA 20 OA 21 OA 22 OA 23

Shadow Box Arrangement Cricut Creations – Cricut machine used to create this exhibit Decorative Soap Creative Cards - must be a set of 3 cards 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 Other Arts and Crafts

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Section D - Photography 1. All photography entries must be a visible 5”x7” in size or larger 2. The photo must 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 Black and White Animal photo OP 2 Black and White people photo OP 3 Black and White Still Life photo OP 4 Black and White Landscape photo OP 5 Color Animal Photo OP 6 Color people photo OP 7 Color Still Life Photo OP 8 Color Landscape photo OP 9 Sepia Photos OP 10 Digitally Enhanced - Any picture that has been changed in any manner with computer technology Trick photo - A photo that gives the illusion of something that is not really there. These photos cannot be digitally enhanced. They must be natural illusions. OP 12 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.

OP 11

Section E - Woodworking Class Class Name OW 1 OW 2 OW 3 OW 4 OW 5 OW 6 OW 7 OW 8

Refinishing Wooden Articles indoor Woodworking Outdoor Woodworking Wooden Toys Wood Carving Wood Burning Lawn Ornaments Other Woodworking

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 Examples...a recycled exhibit, a consumer management plan, community service write up, energy saving plan, etc. Be Creative!!

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Drew Scott Memorial Market Lamb Show Heartland Youth Show Lamb Sanctioned Event

Friday, July 27th at 6:30pm Superintendent: Jared Gutknecht Early Registration:

$8.00 / Head

Must be postmarked by July 18th, 2012

Show Day Registrations:

$10.00 / Head

Check-in / Weigh-in:

4-5:30 pm

(same day as show)

Judge: Joel Morrical General Rules: 1. Sheep must be checked in by 5:30pm (7-27-12) 2. Divisions will be determined according to weight (Market: Heavy Weight , Middle Weight, & Light Weight) 3. Exhibitors must bring own bedding (pens are provided at no additional charg) 4. All lambs must be identified on their entry form as market or breeding. 5. Identification tags must be in place during check-in 6. Ewes must have a valid Scrapie Tag (no rams allowed) 7. Health papers must be current (within 10 days of the show) Grand Market: $250 Reserve Market: $200

Grand Breeding: $150 Reserve Breeding: $75

Additional premiums provided for division and class winners! Contact Information:

Jared Gutknecht 319-404-8856 5515 Platt Rd; Cedar Falls, IA 50613 jaredgutknecht@gmail.com All proceeds donated to

Drew Scott 4-H Scholarship Fund


Open Llama Show Entry Fee: $5.00 Per Class Entered Date: July 28, 2012 Exhibitors Meeting: 11:00AM Show Time: 11:30AM Location: Gundy Co. Fairgrounds, Grundy Center, IA A llama/alpaca may be shown by more than one exhibitor in a different age group. No llama or alpaca under five months of age may be shown Llamas/alpaca need not to be registered to be shown. All exhibitors must be cleanly dressed with no open-toed shoes Class age groups may be changed by show management Wool Descriptions: Light to medium- Minimal to long body wool; short to moderate neck wool; smooth to moderate leg wool Heavy wool: abundant body and neck wool; minimal to abundant leg wool Grundy Co. Fair Board and Show Management is not responsible for any loss or injury to item, person, or llamas Class 01 02 03 04

Showmanship Grades K-3rd Grades 4th -6th Grades 7th -12th Adults 19 & Over

Class 17 18 19

Class 05 06 07 08

Obstacle Grades K-3rd Grades 4th -6th Grades 7th -12th Adults 19 & Over

20 21 22

Class 09 10 11 12

Public Relations Grades K-3rd Grades 4th -6th Grades 7th -12th Adults 19 & Over

Class 13 14 15 16

Pack (Packs will be provided) Grades K-3rd Grades 4th -6th Grades 7th -12th Adults 19 & Over

Class 23 24 25

26 27 28

Halter Light - Medium Juvenile Mail, 5-12 months Yearling Mail, 13-24 months Adult Males, 25 months & over Grand Champion Male Reserve Champion Male Juvenile Female, 5-12 months Yearling Female, 13-24 months Adult Females, 24 months & over Grand Champion Female Reserve Champion Female Halter Heavy Wool Juvenile Mail, 5-12 months Yearling Mail, 13-24 months Adult Males, 25 months & over Grand Champion Male Reserve Champion Male Juvenile Female, 5-12 months Yearling Female, 13-24 months Adult Females, 24 months & over Grand Champion Female Reserve Champion Female


Class

Name of Exhibitor

Exhibit Age

Name of Llama

Sex of Llama

Owner/Handler:________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________ City:___________________________ State:____________ Zip:________ Email:____________________________ Phone:_____________________ Number of Entries:________________ Parent/Legal Guardian Signature:__________________________________ Please Make Checks Payable To: Grundy Co Fair Open Llama Show Send Entries to: Raven Dilley 21854 Y Ave Eldora, IA 50627

Grundy Co. Fair board and Show Management is not responsible for any loss of items or injury to person or items or animals. For more information call Raven Dilley at (641) 485-6689


Jennie Bakker Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest Sponsored by Grundy Center Subway Superintendent: 1.

Anyone is welcome to participate in the Jennie Bakker Chocolate Chip Cookie contest.

2.

Participants need to bring their entry to the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 24th by between 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Check them in at the Open Class Building.

3.

Entries should include 12 cookies, on a plate, placed inside a baggie.

4.

Recipe must be included. They must have at least 1 cup of chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk chocolate). The cookies can contain any other ingredients.

5.

Judging will start at 6:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs to watch the judging at North Side of the Open Class Building.

6.

Winner will be announced: Tuesday, July 24th 8:00 pm at the North Side of the Open Class Building.

7.

All exhibited cookies will be sold. AWARDS: 1st Place

$20.00 Subway Chamber Bucks

2nd

Place

$15.00 Subway Chamber Bucks

3rd

Place

$10.00 Subway Chamber Bucks

Subway will be giving away 180 Chocolate Chip Cookies Tuesday, July 24th during Date Night @ the Fair.


GRUNDY COUNTY FAIR HISTORY Help us complete the Grundy County Fair Timeline with your Fair pictures & stories

“4-H is not about winning it’s about learning” – anyonomus “My favorite fair memories are changing every year! One of my favorite memories includes the sheep show! I remember the year that my friend Heather’s mom came up to me and told me I was going to help Heather show sheep. YIKES!!! I knew nothing about showing sheep. I learned a few things …#1. I should not have worn my 4-H shirt that day. (That was the best excuse Heather’s mom had for why I had to help) #2. I was very capable of helping and #3. Showing livestock could be a lot of fun! I gained many friends through showing sheep over the years following. Yes, the Fink’s got me started in the sheep project area right away the next year. I had the most fun showing pen of three sheep with Heather Fink, Clint McMartin, Daniel McMartin, Jodi Klosterboer, and Jesse Willis to name a few. Thanks to 4-H and all the fun I had at the Grundy County Fair I perused my career choice of becoming the Grundy County 4-H & Youth Coordinator. I love watching the kids grow and I am not talking about height. I have made many new friends and continue to learn new things. I am very excited about the 4-H program and I look forward to each new year and sad when each of these kids graduate. This is the best family organization! We have a great Fair Board who supports our program and the youth in Grundy County. If you have not experienced the Grundy County Fair it’s time for you to come visit!” - Andrea Traeger, Grundy County 4-H & Youth Coordinator.


4-H & FFA FAIR AWARD SPONSORS The following sponsors have contributed to awards for Livestock, Communications & Fashion Shows.

Sponsor list will be updated as donations are received Platinum ($500 & up) Gold ($200 & up) Dinsdale Construction Kendall & Jodi Dinsdale Family

Silver ($100 & up) Syngenta Seeds Grundy National Bank Latta Harris Hanon & Penningroth LLP Ed & Brenda Noteboom Chuck Murphy Farms Carole Dinsdale

Bronze ($50 & up) Hudson Veterinary Clinic State Bank & Trust Company Dee Gene & Linda McMartin In Memory of Lutjen Beenken &

Friend of Fair Awards

(under $50)

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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 Kelly Whipps

2012 To Be Announced‌


Contestants Needed for 2012 Grundy County Fair King and Queen The 2012 Grundy County Fair is again sponsoring a Grundy County King and Queen Contest. The Queen will go on to represent the county at the Iowa State Fair August 9 – 19, 2012. Judging at the Iowa State Fair will be August 7 – 11. Contestants must be at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on August 9. The Grundy County Fair Queen must reside in the county she represents or an adjoining county if the majority of her activities are in Grundy County. Contestants must never have been married or have had children. Each contestant must be an active member of at least one service organization in the community such as a church group, Girl Scouts, 4-H, etc. Eligibility is not limited to 4-H membership. No professional model is eligible to compete in the state competition. Any contestant who has competed at a State Fair Finals may not compete again. It is the responsibility of each contestant to make arrangements for transportation to and from Des Moines. The King and Queen must be available for activities throughout the week of the Grundy County Fair, July 23 – 28, 2012. Please contact Linda Bennett before July 7, 2012 by email at flbennett@gcmuni.net or by phone at 319-825-3686 or 319-231-5769.


FAIR QUEEN & KINGS Where Are They Now?

1998 Fair Queen Lindee Petersen Flater Married to: Mike Flater (2003) Child(ren): Carson (2) Home:

Strongsville, OH

Career:

Real Estate Associate w/Pinnacle Financial Group, Inc. in Cleveland, OH since 2003

Highlights since 1998:

Graduated with a BA in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate from University of Northern Iowa in 2002

Where is your crown?: Tucked safely away in a storage container with all my high school memorabilia in my attic.

Favorite Fair Memory: Wow, to decide on just one is difficult. I’d

have to stay that what stands out the most is driving in my first figure 8 powder puff race, that was something I would have never dreamed I would do. I also liked spending time with my 4-H friends that I didn’t see a lot during the year, the sheep show, family fun night, and endless practices for our presentations at fair.


1999 Fair Queen Krista Van Hauen Married/Single:

Single

Home:

Davenport, IA

Career:

Head Women’s Basketball Coach at St. Ambrose University

Highlights since 1998: Graduated from Waldorf College with a

Bachelor of Science Degree, Wellness Management in collegiate women’s basketball at Cornell College (05-06), Bradley Univeristy (0608), Univeristy of Northern Colorado (08-10), and presently at St. Ambrose Univeristy (10-present).

Where is your crown?: In my crown box on my dresser in my bedroom.

Favorite Fair Memory: Representing Grundy County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Pageant and being named Miss Leadership at the 1999 Iowa State Fair.


2002 Fair Queen Alaina Akkerman Flater Married to: Darren Flater (2006) Home:

Dike, IA

Career:

Member Representative for AAA in Waterloo

Highlights since 2002:

B.A. in Communications from Wartburg College

Where is your crown?: Stored in a shoe Box. Favorite Fair Memory: Some of my favorite fair memories are

tipping a hog over during the swine show, fun with working exhibits, going to the State Fair, and of course the best memory was meeting and marrying my husband!


2009 Fair Queen Codie Johnson Married/Single:

Single

Home:

New Minden, IL for the summer & Ames, Iowa this fall

Career: Highlights since 2009:

Attended Hawkeye Community College, Studied abroad in Brazil for 6 months, Attended Iowa State Univeristy, Interning at the Maschhoffs, State Post-Secondary Agricultural Student Organization Vice President

Where is your crown?: Currently packed away in boxes in

preparation for moving, otherwise it sits along with my sash, pictures and mementos from fair.

Favorite Fair Memory: Interviewing the kids for the Bucket Bottle

Calf show. Eating dirt during & after the wheel barrel race, or hanging out at the Fair ALL week and getting out of the “dirty” jobs because I had “better” things to do such as smiling for pictures and handing out ribbons.


Grundy County Faribook 2012