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Premium Book 2019

Premium Book 2019

Register 4-H Projects for the Fair by June 15

Pope County Fair

4-H Premium Book

Pope County Extension 320-634-7734
130 E Minnesota Ave [email protected]
Glenwood, MN 56334
MTW: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Table of Contents

FairEntry quick start guide 3 How to Enroll for Pope 12
County Fair 13
4-H Fair & Related Event 4-5 14
Schedule 6 Food Stand 15

4-H Exhibit Rules Club Projects
Public Presentations:
State Fair Eligibility and 7 Demonstrations and
Registration Performing Arts

Competitive Event Deadline, Static Projects

Consequences and 7 (Adventures –Youth Leadership) 16-25

Exemptions Table

Static Exhibits Rules 8 Animal Science Projects 26
Animal Science Exhibits 8-10 Science of Animals Ex-
Rules hibit/Interviews

Auction Rules 11 Beef - Swine 27-33

Agricultural Society Rules 11 Auction and Showcase 34-35
for 4-H Exhibits Fliers

Premium Schedule 11 Reminders 36

Please carefully review the information provided in this premium book, to ensure a
great Fair experience. Review All deadlines and carefully read project requirements and
descriptions. Contact the office with questions.

Stephanie Grimes Shayla Bosch

4-H Program Coordinator Extension Office Support Specialist

CONTACT US Pope County Extension 320-634-7734
130 E Minnesota Ave [email protected]
Glenwood, MN 56334
MTW: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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2019 4-H Fair & Related Event Schedule

Saturday, June 15 11:59 p.m. All entries Due to FairEntry
Club Projects - Entry Due

Due to office: Health Papers for All Animals E-mail to [email protected]

Saturday, June 29 9 a.m. Horse Show Pope Co. Fairgrounds

Sunday, July 7 2 - 6 p.m. Set Up Day– all families should attend
Final Head Count for each Species due
Livestock Interviews (Pre– register in FairEntry by Pope Co. Fairgrounds
June 15th)

Monday, July 8 12:00 p.m. Lamb Lead Narration Due to the Ext Office
(noon) Fashion Review Narratives Due to Ext Office
Public Presentations (Performing Arts & Demon- popeclothingproject
stration) Judging Time Sign Up Due
Final Exhibit Drops due to Ext Office
E-mail [email protected]

Tuesday, July 16 1 - 5:30 p.m. All Building & Club Exhibits entered Pope Co. Fairgrounds
1 - 5 p.m. Demonstration & Performing Arts Judging 4-H Building
3:30 - 8 p.m. Vet Check
Pope Co. Fairgrounds

Wednesday, July 17 8 - 11 a.m. Vet Check Pope Co. Fairgrounds
9:30 a.m. Lama Show Pope Co. Fairgrounds
12 p.m. Poultry Show
1 - 3 p.m. Vet Check Jack Morris Arena
3 p.m. All Animals Must be Stalled/Penned
3 - 5 p.m. Check in and Weighing of all Livestock Pope Co. Fairgrounds

Thursday, July 18 8 a.m. Goat Show
12 p.m. Dairy Show
3 p.m. Rabbit Show Pope Co. Fairgrounds
6 p.m. Sheep Show Jack Morris Arena

Friday, July 19 7:30 a.m. Swine Show Pope Co. Fairgrounds
11 a.m. Beef Show Jack Morris Arena
4 5 p.m. Auction & State Fair Sign Up Closes
4 p.m. 4-H Showcase—Fashion Revue, Outstanding 4-H Building
Building Exhibits, Livestock Interview Winners
Pope County 4-H: 2019 Premium Book


Saturday, July 20 9 a.m. 4-H Livestock Auction Pope Co. Fairgrounds
Jack Morris Arena
1 p.m. State Fair Meeting
Pope Co. Fairgrounds
3 p.m. Fun Horse Show Jack Morris Arena
5 p.m. All Around Showmanship Horse Arena
8:30 p.m. 4-H Fun Event- Hosted by Youth Leaders Jack Morris Arena
Jack Morris Arena
Sunday, July 21 7 a.m. Animal Release
9 a.m. Building Release / Clean-up Pope Co. Fairgrounds

Saturday, August 10 9:00 am Dog Show Swift County Fair

STATE FAIR Pope Co. Courthouse
Extension Office
Wednesday, August 7 12:00 p.m. State Fair Static Exhibits Due to Ext Office 4-H Building
Wednesday, August 21 10 a.m.
August 21 –25 State Fair Livestock Bus & Semi Load Out State Fair Grounds
August 28-30* St. Paul
Encampment 1 State Fair Livestock Encampment
August 25-27* State Fair Grounds
State Fair Lama Encampment St. Paul
September 6-8
September 13-16* State Fair Static Encampment State Fair Grounds
September 21-22* St. Paul
State 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational Alexandria
State 4-H Horse Show State Fair Grounds
State 4-H Dog Show
St. Paul
State Fair Grounds

St. Paul

*Note Dates/times are subject to change

Each club is assigned to help set up or clean up the 4-H Building & Food Stand:
Fair Set Up Day: July 7th from 2-6 pm

Club: Busy Beavers, New Horizons, Sharp Shooters, Villard Livewires, Waska Wonders

Fair Clean Up Day: July 21st from 9-11 am

Club: Ben Wade Blazers, Lakes Area Leaders, New Prairie Pioneers, Tails & Trails, Wayside

Pope County 4-H: 2019 Premium Book 5

4-H Exhibit Rules

4-H participants are responsible for thoroughly reading and understanding 7. Procedure for entering Club Projects: Clubs must pre-register at the
Extension Office by June 15 to be judged. Club projects will be judged
the rules and guidelines for any specific exhibit or activity as outlined in the with static projects on July 16. 1 or 2 youth from your club should be
available for conference judging of club projects. Please register project
county and state fair premium books, newsletters, or information letters. You by going to:

are responsible for adhering to the rules in this premium book and of the MN 8. Competitive events, deadlines, consequences, and exemption op-
tions: Every Minnesota 4-H member is eligible for a “one-time” member
4-H Program. Minnesota 4-H has developed a series of policies that are exception. This exception provides the ability (one-time in a 4-H mem-
ber’s career) for the 4-H member to acknowledge that they missed a 4-H
put into place to provide continuity in programming from county to deadline related to enrollment or competitive event participation and
waive the consequences for the named deadline. Form must be complet-
county and address risk management of our events and activities at ed and returned to the Extension Office. Review the Competitive Events
table on page 7 for more information.
county and state fairs. These statewide policies are accessible here:
Additional Program Rules:
1. Project Requirements: Members may exhibit only in projects they pre-
4-h-policies registered in by June 15 to be eligible for reserve, champion, auction, and
state fair trips. All work on projects entered should be done by the 4-H
1. Eligibility: The Pope County 4-H Program and County Fair participation member and completed during the current 4-H year. All exhibits must
is open to youth in kindergarten through on year past high school who are comply with all the requirements of the State 4-H Office and the Universi-
actively enrolled in the Minnesota 4-H Program. All 4-H work in Pope ty of Minnesota Extension for the project to be eligible for show. All ex-
County complies with the rules of the state contest and only those comply- hibits will be evaluated by a conference with the judge. Registration for
ing with the rules are eligible to exhibit. New members can join at any time projects is done through by June 15th.
but with limitations on county fair livestock exhibits if enrolling after May
15th and all exhibits after June 15th. Failure to meet this deadline results in 2. Registration: All exhibit registrations must be done online through
the loss of auction eligibility and loss of eligibility for State Fair trips includ- FairEntry. Most project limits are 2 entries, review specific project descrip-
ing State Dog, Lama and Horse Shows. You may exhibit for blue, red, tion for exceptions. Some projects require support materials: pictures
white placing only—no champion or reserve champion. Review the Com- booklet, pattern, material note card, etc. so read carefully.
petitive Events table on page 7 for more information.
3. Responsibility: The Pope County Ag Society or the University of Minne-
2. Absentee judging of projects: 4-H members who have a conflict with the sota Extension is not responsible for lost or damaged exhibits.
static project judging time in their county of membership may be eligible
for absentee judging. You must contact the office by July 8 if requesting 4. Insurance: Accident insurance is in effect for any enrolled 4-H member
this process and will need to provide written/recorded explanation of pro- and screened volunteer while participating in or attending any scheduled
ject and answer standard judging questions. Livestock exhibitors with a and adult supervised 4-H activity. Any accidents need to be reported to
conflict for show dates have two options, switch counties prior to May 15th the 4-H Program Coordinator immediately. Please note: this policy does
or compete for a livestock trip under the Livestock Demonstration area. not cover certain activities, including Cloverbuds while working with ani-
mal projects. The insurance does not include liability coverage. Each 4-
3. Judging experiences for youth with disabilities or injuries: If a 4-H H family is liable for any damage or personal injury caused by their ani-
member is unable to participate in the conference judging process by him- mals while at the county fair. 4-H families are encouraged to check their
self/herself due to a disability or injury, please refer to the policy. liability insurance before bringing animals to the fair.

4. Cloverbud Policies: Cloverbud members must have completed K-2nd 5. Entry Drops : If you sign up for an exhibit but later decide not to bring it
grade. All Cloverbud members are judged non-competitively and receive to the County Fair, PLEASE notify the Extension Office staff as soon as
a participation ribbon and $2.00 premium. Youth in the 4-H Cloverbud possible AND NO LATER THAN JULY 8. This will help decrease unnec-
program will NOT be allowed in the show arena without a parent or essary paper waste, as well as making judging and the County Fair run
responsible youth leader being in complete control of the animal. smoothly.
Review Cloverbud Polices at the link provided above.
• If you are unsure which class you will exhibit an animal in at the Coun-
5. *Code of conduct: A standard of behavior for all involved in our program ty Fair (breeding or market), sign up for both classes BUT make sure
is one of the key components for creating a welcoming learning environ- to notify the Extension Office or species superintendent how many
ment that is physically and emotionally safe. All youth, volunteers, and animals you will be bringing total within that species by July 7 at Fair
parents sign the Code of Conduct when enrolling in the 4-H program. Set Up Day.
Please refer to the complete code of conduct for details.
• Example: If you have a ewe lamb but are not sure if you will show it as
6. *Grievance Policy: The 4-H grievance process provides a vehicle by a breeding ewe or market lamb you may sign it up for both classes in
which to respond to 4-H member's concerns relating to their 4-H program FairEntry. If you know at that time that you will only be bringing 2
participation. A grievance may be filed and a local volunteer grievance lambs total, but have signed up for 4 different exhibit classes; email the
committee convened to address rule violations and alleged wrongdoing. A office the total number of lambs you will be bringing. If you do not
grievance committee will not be convened for the following situations: a) know until closer to the County Fair exactly how many lambs you will
decisions made by judges, which are final; b) missed deadlines which are be bringing, please tell your species specific superintendent by 4:00
covered through the "one-time member exemption process;" and, c) code p.m. Sunday, July 7th. These numbers are used for stalling.
of conduct related violations which will be addressed by staff according to
an established process. A grievance form must be accompanied by $50 Pope County 4-H: 2019 Premium Book
cash or money order only. If the decision is ruled against the person(s)
filing the grievance, the money will be deposited in the County 4-H pro-
gram account for programming purposes; otherwise the money will be

6 returned. Committee decisions are final.


STATE FAIR/STATE SHOW ELIGIBILTIY 4. Along with their qualifying state fair exhibit trip(s), 4-H members may
also participate in activities such as Share-the-Fun, demonstrations,
1. Trips for State Fair, State Horse Show, and State Dog Show will be
selected from blue ribbon exhibits only (see State Dog Show Rules Arts-In, cooking events, animal science educational exhibits or judging
for exceptions). Exhibit classes NOT eligible for State Fair are
marked with an asterisk * and noted in the premium book. teams.
5. In order to accept a trip, a trip must still be available in the project area
2. Members selected to represent the county at State Fair and State
Horse Show must have completed sixth grade. and the youth must indicate a “yes” on the official state fair sign up
sheets posted across from the 4-H Office in the 4-H Building by Friday
3. To be eligible for a livestock trip to the State Fair, 4-Hers must have
met all competitive deadlines and completed Quality Assurance/ at 5 pm. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of the trip and it will go
Ethics Training.
State Policy: All youth participating as a State Fair 4- to the next youth on the list who has indicated a “yes”.
H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, 6. All youth (and their parents/guardians) attending the state fair or state
poultry, rabbits, meat goat, dairy goat, and lama must
have completed a livestock quality assurance training horse show, must attend the State Fair Meeting on Saturday at 1 pm
in which there are two training options 1) a 3 hour in-
person workshop (LQA&E), or 2) a 1 hour on-line to complete paperwork. If you have a conflict with this time, contact
training (YQCA). Youth completing either quality as- Extension Staff.
surance training option will receive a certificate of
completion and need to summit a copy to the exten- 7. Distribution of Unused Livestock Trips: Minnesota 4-H wants to provide
sion office by entry day to be eligible for State Fair. as many 4-H members as possible the opportunity to experience the
Minnesota State Fair judging process. To ensure that as many youth as
Pope County 4-H: 2019 Premium Book possible have the opportunity to participate in a livestock experience at

the Minnesota State Fair, staff and volunteers are asked to follow the
outlined process for the distribution of unused livestock quota trips.


Award Acceptance/Thank You expectations for 2019 To help support this process, sample wording will be provid-
ed, such as the sample below:
New in 2019 before youth will be able to receive their sponsored
plaque or medal they will need to complete their thank you card to Dear _______________,
the award sponsor to the following standard: I would like to thank you for your support of the Pope County 4-H
program with your sponsorship of the ______ (Champion Dairy
• Addressed to sponsors Senior Showmanship, Reserve Champion Beef Breeding Heifer,
• Thank them for their support of the program and specifi- Overall Mechanical Science) award. (This award means a lot to
me… My project was…. What I learned this year… Why I appreciate
cally for their support of your projects the award…)
• Thank again and close with a respectful salutation (Thank again)
• Print & Sign your name so its readable

(Name must be legible, print and sign if needed)


1. Members may exhibit, demonstrate, or take part only in projects in which OWNERSHIP & ANIMAL HEALTH
they are enrolled in FairEntry by June 15. All work on projects entered
should be done by the 4-H member and completed during the current 4-H 1. All animals shown in Minnesota 4-H animal science shows must have the
year unless otherwise noted. required MN Animal Board of Health and State 4-H ID system, ear tag
and/or tattoo. All animals exhibited must be owned solely by the mem-
2. May enter 2 items, in most project areas unless otherwise noted. Register ber, member’s family or leased by agreement. Animals must be identified
for fair by visiting for each project bringing. (i.e. 2 pho- on the appropriate 4-H livestock ownership affidavit, worksheet, or lease
tography exhibits needs to be entered twice.) agreement and the form(s) must be on file in 4HOnline or at the County

3. Poster exhibits may not exceed 22” wide x 28” high. They may be smaller. Extension Office.

4. Education/Science Tri-Fold Exhibits for all project areas may not exceed 2. Animals without the required State 4-H ID will not be eligible for purple
12" deep x 24" wide x 36" high. (Center back 24" wide x 36" high, right and ribbons including Champion or Reserve Champion awards, rate of gain

left wings each 12" wide x 36" high.) competition, auction participation or state fair/show trips advancement.

5. All exhibits will be evaluated by a conference with the judge. 3. All animals must be examined by the official veterinarian on the day they
are admitted to the exhibition and at least once daily during the exhibition.

Project judging criteria All out-of-state animals must meet Minnesota importation requirements.
**This includes Cloverbud Animals.
Exhibit quality 25%
4. No animal may enter or be at a public exhibition that is showing clinical
Educational value 25% signs of any infectious, contagious or communicable disease, including
ringworm and warts.
Knowledge and ability to explain 50%
5. All livestock health testing will be the responsibility of the 4-H family. If
Decision of the judge is final and may not be appealed.

testing is required, the test papers must be presented to the Extension
Office by the Fair Registration Deadline unless otherwise noted. If your
6. Floor Space for any exhibit should not exceed 20 square feet. If your animal requires vaccination, these must be given to the animal and vac-
exhibit exceeds this space limitation, note this in your FairEntry registration cination certificates presented to the Extension Office by the Fair Regis-
and contact the Extension office. tration Deadline of June 15.

7. All exhibits must be labeled with name, club, and county. Other appro- 6. The exhibitor will pay all vet costs incurred at the fair unless otherwise
priate information for the project (i.e., vegetable varieties) should be includ- determined by the Ag Society.

ed. If the exhibit has multiple pieces, each part needs to be labeled and 7. In the event of injury or illness of animal, request for early release should
follow these steps. 1. Parents come to Extension Staff or Species Super-
should indicate 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc. intendent with concern & vet recommendation. 2. Extension Staff/Species
Superintendent goes to Agricultural Society for final approval from Agricul-
8. Copyright Law and Infringement: tural Society. If the superintendent from the Agricultural Society is not
a. Copyright is a form of protection given to authors and creators present at the time the animal is released, it is the family’s responsibility to
of “original work. Original work includes a person’s ideas cap- leave written documentation for the Agricultural Society. 3. It is the 4-H
tured in writing or as an image, photograph, song, audio re- family’s responsibility to notify 4-H Staff and 4-H species superintendent
cording, or visual recording. of the early release. 4. In this instance the 4-H’er does not lose their auc-
b. All original work – including information found on the web – is
subject to copyright protection. The author/creator has exclu- tion spot if the policy is followed as outlined above.
sive rights to reproduce, distribute, display, perform or make
derivative works.
c. Before using another person’s work a part of your 4-H exhibit, 8. All animal health regulations will be in effect as stipulated by the Minneso-
be sure that the work is subject to fair use, has a creative com- ta Board of Animal Health and the County Agricultural Society.
mons license or that you have requested and received permis-

sion (in writing) to use the original work. If an exhibit infringes

on copyright law, a decision may need to be made to remove
the exhibit from display at the county or state fair.



All livestock exhibitors must follow the IAFE Show Ethics policy. IAFE Show 1. Livestock showmanship is available in beef, dairy, goat, lama, poultry,
Ethics within 2019 State Fair Premium book available June 2019 rabbits, sheep, & swine animal science classes. The junior contest for
4-H members who have completed grades 3-5, the intermediate con-
1. All grooming of livestock, including clipping, trimming, and blocking (all test for grades 6-8, and the senior contest for grade 9 and older. 4-
species) must be done by the exhibitor, members of the immediate Hers must show there own animals.
family, or any other registered Minnesota 4-H member. Immediate
family members are defined as being parents, step parents, legal 2. Only the top three places in each age division will receive a premium
guardians, grandparents, brothers or sisters. The 4-H member exhib- (blue, red and white).
iting the animal should be present and involved in the fitting pro-
cess at the fair. Exhibitors in violation of this rule may show for ribbon 3. Members must show within their own age division. They may not move
only and will not be considered for champion, State Fair, or auction. up to a higher showmanship age division, even if they won champion
or reserve champion in their age division in previous years.
2. Exhibitors must be able to handle their animals in the show ring, bar-
ring uncontrollable circumstances. If the exhibitor and assistant cannot 4. Members need not pre-register for showmanship in order to partici-
control the animal, the animal and exhibitor will be asked to leave the pate, but it is encouraged that you register by June 15.
ring and will be given a placing determined by the judge. These ani-
mals asked to leave will not be allowed to return for the auction or 5. The Champion and Reserve Champion Showmanship winners in each
State Fair lineup. livestock species will be invited to compete in the All Around Show-
manship Contest on Saturday. If the Champion or Reserve Champion
3. Livestock classes with less than 3 entries may be combined. Showmanship winner chooses not to participate, the third-place show-
manship winner is the alternate. Three species will be shown each
4. To show in the registered breed classes, animals must meet the regis- year on a rotational schedule with dairy, meat goat, swine on year 1,
tration requirements for that breed and registration papers must be on beef, sheep, dairy goat on year 2. Species not shown in the ring, in-
file with the Extension Office prior to the start of the Fair on Tuesday, cluding poultry and rabbit, will be scored based on educational sta-
July 16th. Animals without proper registration papers must be shown tions. Each species will be eligible for a maximum of 10 points.
as commercial, crossbred, or grade.
5. In the event of an emergency situation such as injury, illness, death in
family, etc approval for substituting another 4-H member to show an An optional Rate-of-Gain contest is offered for market beef, dairy steers,
animal must be obtained from the 4-H Program Coordinator prior to the market goats, market lambs, and market swine.
show. The request must be submitted in writing as soon as the mem-
ber is aware of the situation. Failure to submit a written request will Animals must be weighed by the ownership / weighing deadline and exhibit-
result to loss a Champion or Reserve Champion ribbon and awards, ed at the county fair. *Market lambs & goats must be weighed on County
State Fair or state trip advancement, and Auction. A substitution re- Weigh Day, on the scale provided.
quest does not need to be made when a 4-H member has two animals
in the same class. The substitute show person must be a currently Animals will be weighed on Livestock Entry Day. The animal’s initial weight
enrolled Pope County 4-H member. (Note if this is a non emergency combined with the County Fair weight divided by the number of days will be
situation, the absentee judging process would be followed as outlined used to determine Champion and Reserve Rate of Gain in each species.
on page 6).
All market animals with verified Rate-of-Gain data are eligible for premiums.
6. All Youth (including Cloverbuds) need to attend mandatory species
exhibitor meetings held 15 minutes prior to show. Important infor- Rate of Gain Premium Standards
mation will be shared concerning expectations, important deadlines,
state fair line up process, etc so its extremely important you are pre- Beef Goat Sheep Swine
sent. 1.75+
Blue 2.25+ 0.3+ 0.6+ 1.5 - 1.75
7. Youth need to be present for Animal verification and weighing from Red
3:00-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 2.0 - 2.25 0.2+0.3 0.5 - 0.6

8. Animal Sales and Advertising: No animals may be advertised for sale White < 2.0 <0.2 < 0.5 < 0.5
and no farm, ranch, or sale signs may be displayed or worn. The only
signs other than Pope County 4-H stall cards and champion/reserve BEDDING, EQUIPMENT, & BARN RULES
champion signs that may be displayed are educationally-based signs
with performance or pedigree information, but no owner/exhibitor infor- The County Agricultural Society will furnish stalls, pens and
mation can be posted. the first day of bedding for all livestock exhibits. Dairy, sheep,

4-H Showcase Friday, July 19th and goats will receive straw bedding. Beef will use wood

4 pm on the Stage chips. All other species will receive shavings. Additional
bedding, feed, water, etc. is the responsibility of the exhibitor.
Fashion Revue, Outstanding Building
Exhibits, and Livestock Interview All Bedding must be low in dust, free of pests and molds, and
awards will be presented easily removed from the barns.

Pope County 4-H: 2019 Premium Book 4-H’ers exhibiting livestock at the county fair are responsible
for the care and feeding of animals they exhibit, as deemed

by vet. Exhibitors not providing proper animal care will be

disqualified from exhibition.

Cattle should be double tied with a halter and a neck tie. Bed-
ding should be neatly blocked.
Cattle Cattle may be taken to tie-outs at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and

Thursday and 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Sheep & Blankets are acceptable at any time.



The purpose of 4-H Herdsmanship is to help 4-H members learn skills in Animal Science Interviews provide members a way to process, reflect, and
making a favorable impression on the general public with their livestock share upon their learning during the 4-H year in animal science projects.
exhibit as well as skills in courtesy, cooperation, and proper care of animals. Interviews also provide members an opportunity to strengthen their com-
HERDSMANSHIP is PRIDE in your 4-H Livestock Project, PRIDE in your 4- munication skills, learn valuable life skills, and win awards.
H Club, PRIDE in your family, and PRIDE in yourself.
1. Animal Science Interviews are strongly encouraged, but not required.
Herdsmanship Guidelines 2. Members will have one interview and may talk about one species or
1. Good general appearance of the club group.
2. Exhibitors should be courteous and ready to explain their project to the more than one species if they so choose.
3. Members need to pre-register for Animal Science Interviews by June
general public.
3. Exhibitors should be doing their own clipping, grooming, etc. (see 4-H 15th in FairEntry.
4. Awards will be given to the Champion Interview in each grade division
Grooming Rule on Page 9).
4. Exhibitors should be doing their own feeding, watering, sweeping, of each species. Cloverbuds are not eligible for awards but may par-
ticipate in interviews for practice.
cleaning, etc. (not parents). 5. Awards will be presented during the show for that species and at the 4
5. Exhibitors are also judged on the cleanliness of alleys, aisles, stalls, -H showcase on Friday July 19th at 6 p.m.

pens, cages; bedding is dry, adequate but not excessive; show boxes STATE FAIR REGISTRATION
and equipment not in the way; manure kept hauled away frequently.
6. Animals should be clean, groomed, properly tied or penned. 1. A State Fair trip sign-up poster will be posted in the 4-H Building.
7. Decorations will not increase scores, but may reduce them if not main- All State Fair Trip winners and Alternates must signify their de-
tained. sire to take a trip or decline by indicating “Yes” or “No” next to
8. Radios/tape players may be played at low volume. During shows they their name on the sign-up poster by 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 19th.
must be turned off. Alternates should know that additional trips may be available
9. Because of congestion in the barn, all beef fitting chutes must be kept and be on hand at 5:00 p.m. to claim trips. Connect with Exten-
outside the barn, preferably north or east side of the cattle barn. Exhib- sion Staff with your desire to attend state fair if you are an alter-
itors must keep walkways safe and clear. Exhibitors must clean-up nate.
grooming areas after use.
10. Stay with your animals during feeding. Feed pans should be removed 2. If a 4-Her decides not to take a State Fair Trip after the County’s Final
immediately after animals are finished eating. Registration at the State Fair, they will not be refunded their State Fair
Procedures expenses.

• Herdsmanship will be judged twice per day except Entry Day, anytime 3. Adults interested in chaperoning at the State Fair should contact the 4
between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Herdsmanship will not be judged for -H Program Coordinator as soon as possible to express interest and
a species during its show or in the 15 minutes immediately prior or after begin the volunteer screening process. (Adults, age 21 and over,
its show. The judge will take into consideration show time, milking, etc. interested in chaperoning at the State Fair must complete the Minne-
sota 4-H Volunteer Screening process and online Chaperone training
• Awards will be divided into 2 divisions dependent on the number of prior to the County Fair to be considered.) A mix of male and female
species members exhibit in of beef, dairy, goats, poultry, rabbit, sheep, chaperones is desired as well as those with expertise in certain pro-
and swine. Division I will include clubs that have exhibitors in 4 or ject areas or previously as a State Fair Chaperone.
more species. Division II will include clubs that have exhibitors in 3 or
fewer species. Horse herdsmanship will be judged by family. Each 4. A mandatory State Fair meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday of
club will be judged on their exhibits in each specie and then compete fair, in the Jack Morris Arena. All youth participating in State Fair or
against other clubs within their division. The highest overall average the State Horse Show must attend with their parents in order to com-
score will win the division. Champion t-shirts will be awarded to the plete paper work.
livestock members of the first place Division I and II clubs, and individu-
al horse members at the Annual 4-H Awards program in Oct.

New in 2019 Speaking Up for Animals will be part of Herdsmanship 4-H LIVESTOCK SUPERINTENDENTS

Starting in 2019 the livestock committee is encouraging all species to partici- 4-H Livestock Superintendents serve as leaders for the project area in which
pate in the County Speaking Up for Animals program. Specie areas are they represent. As a leader, superintendents coordinate many events that
encourage to create a display, activity, or other creative way to interact with lead up to and are held during the Pope County Fair.
fairgoers and educate the public about the animal species. Points will be
given to clubs who participate in the program for each species in which they Beef Curt Blair & Jake Reed Poultry Jen Larson
have members enrolled. Talk to your superintendent to sign up.

We hope this will encourage and better prepare youth to participate in the Dairy Nate & Angie Walter Rabbits Barb Koubsky
State Fair Speaking Up for Animals Program.
Goat Tony & Jodi Schoumaker Sheep Jessica Blair
Horse Susan Barsness & Kelly
Lama Anderson Swine Al Becker & Kara Mrnak
Doreen Cihlar
Herdsmanship Jen Larson

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AUCTION 4-H’ers are responsible for inviting bidders to

Purpose: the auction.

1. To encourage growth of the entire county 4-H program. Auction bills were made available to livestock families with the
2. To encourage 4-H livestock project participation.
3. To maintain livestock members in the county. Premium Book. If you need additional copies contact the office.
4. To provide training in livestock marketing. New bidders need to be registered at
5. To encourage improved livestock quality.
6. To acquaint the public with 4-H projects.
Policies: so we have a bidder packet available for them.

1. Youth must sign up for the Auction be 5:00 p.m. Friday of fair online Ag Society Rules for 4-H Exhibits
at or turning in their auction sign
up sheet to the 4-H Fair Office. Sign up sheet is provided in their fair 1. Ribbon Premiums are paid by the Pope County Ag Society
packet available in the 4-H office. Consequence of late sign up is
youth will automatically go to the end of of the auction. 2. Exhibit Release: Exhibitors need to meet exhibition requirements of the
local County Fair Ag Society and the 4-H Youth Development Program
2. Animals sell for a premium; 4-Her keeps the animal. from 4-H exhibit entry day through release time. If exhibition require-
ments are not met (and permission is not granted by 4-H Program
3. 4-Hers taking a livestock State Fair trip must take the animal going Staff), youth will not be eligible for all show related premiums, awards,
to State Fair through the auction. If a 4-H member earns a State and participation in the state event. Approved early release is an excep-
Fair Livestock Trip and a State Horse Show or State Llama Show tion to the rule and becomes a 4-H staff and Agricultural Society deci-
Trip, they must decide which animal they will take through the auc- sion based on each situation.
tion. 4-Her’s may only take one animal through the auction. • Static Exhibits must be in place by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July
16th for judging and display. Released at 9 a.m. on Sunday,
4. From the Auction bid price, 20% goes to Pope County 4-H to benefit July 21st.
the good of the whole; 80% goes to the member to assist with State • Livestock must be stalled/penned by 3 p.m. Wednesday July
Fair expenses, project expenses, or saved for future education. 17th. Livestock is released at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 21st.

5. Auction line up will be random order. 3. The Agricultural Society will take every precaution in its power for the
preservation of the articles and stock on exhibit, but will not be responsi-
6. 4-Hers must bring their own animal through the auction unless prior ble for any loss or damage that may occurring the delivery, exhibition or
approval has been granted by 4-H Staff. removal of exhibits.

7. Exhibitor absence from the show will disqualify an exhibitor from 4. Barns are closed at 10:00 p.m. - No one should be entering after that
participating in the auction, unless prior approval from staff was time without prior authorization from the Agricultural Society.
5. Guest access to barns must be maintained throughout the fair. Do not
8. New in 2019– Our Exemption Policy has changed concerning late block alley ways, play loud music, or in any other way prohibit guests
fair registration (in FairEntry). We will allow youth in grades 3-5 to enjoyment of viewing the exhibition. At all times be courteous and re-
participate in the auction without using their one time exemption, spectful.
however they will go through at the end of the auction. Youth in
grades 6+ would need to use their exemption to be eligible for the PREMIUM SCHEDULE
auction if this deadline was missed. (Exemption table is on Pg 7)
Project Area Blue Red White
9. If an animal is released to go home prior to the auction by the Fair $ 5.50 $ 4.00
Veterinarian, the 4-H’er does not lose their auction spot. Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Goats $ 7.00
$ 3.00 $ 2.00
10. In the event the exhibitor earns an auction spot but is unable to be Poultry, Rabbits, Lama, Lamb Lead, Fash-
present for the auction, approval for substituting another 4-H mem- ion Review, Dog Show, Horse: (Halter, $ 4.00 $ 3.00
ber to show their animal through the auction must be obtained from
Extension Staff. The request must be submitted in writing to the Games, Pleasure, Equitation, Training & $ 4.00 $ 2.00 $ 1.00
Extension Office by July 8th. Extension Staff will review it and a Achievement ) **(Horse Showmanship, Egg $ 7.50 $ 5.00
decision will be made before County Fair. Emergency requests may $ 2.50 $ 2.00
be made up to 5:00 p.m. Friday evening of the County Fair. Failure & Spoon, Walk Trot are not eligible for Pre-
to submit a written request will result in loss of auction spot. 2nd 3rd
mium) $ 2.50 $ 2.00
Eligibility: $ 2.00 $ 1.00
Public Presentations, Performing Arts & $ 5.00
• Blue Ribbon or higher Beef, Dairy, Goat, Horse, Lama, Poultry, Rab- Food Revue
bit, Sheep, Swine
Litter, Fleece/Fiber, Horse Related, Horse-
• Animals receiving Champion or Reserve Rate of Gain will be eligible less Horse, All Building Exhibits unless $ 3.00
to participate in the auction as Champions.
otherwise noted
• Champion, Reserve Champion, and State Fair Trip Winners will be
noted in the auction program. Club Activities $10.00

Rate of Gain $ 3.00


Showmanship *excluding horse & dog $ 3.00

Dairy & Dairy Goat Production* $ 3.00

Cloverbud / Participation $ 2.00

4-H Food Stand


April 28 Food Stand Handbook given to club leaders at 4-H Leader Council Tuesday 2—6 pm
Wednesday 12—10pm
May 15 Shift Request forms due at the Extension Office
Thursday— 8 am—
June 1 Shift Assignments Announced to Club Leaders Saturday 10pm

July 1 Worker Sign Up sheet due to the Extension Office

July 17-20 Pope County Fair


• Please ensure your clothes are clean. We suggest wearing a club t-shirt to identify your group.

• Keep hair pulled back or if you have a clean/comfortable cap, please wear it

• No tank tops allowed in the kitchen. No shorts allowed at the grill. Avoid wearing loose sleeves, scarves, jewelry and other articles of clothing or accessories.
• Must wear clean, closed toe shoes

• Assemble your group behind the building at least 15 minutes before you are scheduled to work.
• Bring your worker worksheet with you. This will make it easier to assign duties and needs to be completed for insurance liability purposes.

• The shift manager will be out about 10 minutes before your shift to go over any last minute information and to assist in transitioning from one club to another.
• Inform your club that only family members scheduled to work the shift will be allowed in the kitchen.

• You must wash your hands often during your shift and always when you enter the kitchen area. Scrub hands together for at least 20 seconds, count or sing the ABC’s

twice to yourself. Dry hands on a paper towel.

• Do not touch food with bare hands. Use tongs, forks, gloves, or scoops to handle food. 4-H FAMILY
• Workers in the kitchen frying/grilling area must be adults.

• Please pay attention to posted signs for other food safety rules. PUNCH CARDS
• Keep your work area clean and make sure all garbage goes in the trash.

• No eating or drinking allowed in the kitchen area. Drinks need to be labeled and kept in the storage room. 4-H Families can purchase $10
punch cards for your family to use
• All food that has been prepared too far in advance will be discarded in the garbage (hamburgers, French fries, at the lunch stand during the fair
etc.). There will be no exception to this rule. Please, let's all try to keep costs low and waste to a minimal level. for $9.
We realize that there may be times we will need to discard some food, but let's not over do it

• Use respectful language, talk in a conversational voice, no yelling

• No running, roughhousing, or arguing in the kitchen or dining room Cards can be purchased any time
• Only workers scheduled to work the shift will be allowed in the Kitchen area of the building. prior to Fair at the Extension office
• Cloverbuds and children under 3rd grade are not allowed in the Kitchen Area or on Tuesday, July 17 at the Food
• No youth in grill area.

OTHER: Stand.

• If things get busy, don't panic, take a deep breath and do the best you can. The customers will wait a few minutes

to get a good meal. Don't make too much food in advance, everything is better cooked fresh.

• If it slows down during your shift, a few people at a time may take a short break. You must check with your Club Food stand Supervisor or the Food stand Manager

before taking a break.

• When your shift is over, you may be excused from your post only when your replacement worker has arrived and you have trained them in on the duties of your post.

Before leaving, please be sure any items used in your work area are re-stocked, and your area is straightened up, for the next shift coming in. The adult clean up per-
son and club supervisor should make sure all areas are clean before your club leaves, including the bathroom, 4-H building floors, and garbage cans (both

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Register club projects at No State Fair trips in this division. Cloverbud members have completed
kindergarten or grades 1-2.
Cloverbuds need to register for projects through FairEntry by June
Requirement: 15. See Page 3 for details. Cloverbuds have more flexibility in their
1. Banner must be 3' x 5' and designed to hang vertically. project choices, however we encourage you to look through the
2. It must be completed and equipped with a dowel (minimum size 3’ 8”) regular project listing to see where a static project would be classi-
fied or in the case of livestock to learn about the age groupings and
and ready to hang. expectations in those project areas. Static projects are listed
3. Banner must be of fabric (no paper) and can be one or two-sided. starting on Page 16 and livestock projects on Page 26.
4. Club name on 3 x 5 card pinned to back. (Any assembly technique
can be used.) There is no conference judging for banner.
Two banners will be selected for State Fair exhibit. Cloverbud Project
- Cloverbuds may bring an unlimited number of building projects.
COMMUNITY PRIDE - To help Cloverbud prepare for regular project entry when they are in 3rd

Requirement: grade, review the Static Project areas and note that exhibit limits.
1. The exhibit may include a three-sided display, video, or other visual
method which visually highlights the entire project or certain parts in a
manner which tells the public what positive effects the project had on Beef Cloverbud
the community. Dairy Cloverbud
2. Two club youth who participated in the project may represent the club Goat Cloverbud
in conference judging. Horse Cloverbud Barrels
One exhibit will be selected for State Fair exhibit. Horse Cloverbud Western Pleasure
Note again in 2019, Community Pride participants at State Fair may Horse Cloverbud Showmanship
exhibit another individual project. Lama Cloverbud Showmanship/Costume
Poultry Cloverbud
SCRAPBOOK Rabbit Cloverbud
Sheep Cloverbud
- Show and explain your club activities and participation in community and Swine Cloverbud
county events. Not eligible for State Fair. New 2019- Cloverbud Livestock Poster exhibit available for each
species listed above

CLUB PROJECT - Minnesota 4-H Cloverbud policies will be followed at all 4-H events and
activities, including during the entire course of the County Fair inside 4-
Conservation H buildings, barns, and arenas as well as to and from trailers, the wash
rack, tie outs, and the arena. See the Minnesota 4-H Cloverbud Policy at
Container Garden
Poster - about club
• Youth in the 4-H Cloverbud program will
Other NOT be allowed in the show arena without a
parent or responsible youth leader being in
Requirement: complete control of the animal.

1. May be any project area your club selected to learn more about as a - Cloverbuds may show an animal being exhibited
group or a stand alone project. A majority of your club members by another 4-H member. The older 4-H exhibitor should vet check, stall,
should have participated in the project and group learning experience weigh/ID check, and care for the animal during the fair.
- Cloverbuds need to register for stalling/pens at the county fair if bringing
2. Club projects in this area are not eligible for State Fair. their own animal to the fair. This process is done in FairEntry when you
register for fair.
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Notebook, 3-sided display, poster, or educational exhibit reporting on the -Cloverbud animals must be vet-checked by 3 pm on Wednesday of fair.
learning experiences club members took part in as part of their club project.


PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS member is enrolled or to any other area of interest or expertise the member
has. Involving the audience in the process is the primary focus of Youth in
Table, microphone and easel will be provided. All other equipment must be provided by Action and constitutes a major portion of the evaluation results.
youth. In addition to registering in FairEntry by June 15th, youth need to sign up for a time
slot by July 8th at - Presentation Software (i.e. MS PowerPoint) may be used for both Demon-
strations and Illustrated Talks. If Presentation Software is used in a Demon-
DEMONSTRATIONS stration, the presentation software should supplement the Demonstration
(hands on demonstrating should still be the basis of the entry). If used for an
Demonstration - Individual Illustrated Talk, the presentation software can be the basis for the entire talk;
Demonstration - Team however the member must interact with the presentation and information -
not just step to the side and let the presentation play. (Self-presenting en-
LIVESTOCK DEMONSTRATIONS tries created with presentation software should be burned on to a DVD and
entered in the “Video” class.)
Livestock Demonstration - Individual
Livestock Demonstration - Team Special NOTE: If presentation software is utilized in either a Demonstration
or an Illustrated Talk, the 4-Her is responsible for securing any equipment
ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATIONS necessary for judging. Extension staff may be able to assist in this process,
but it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to contact Extension staff WELL
Illustrated Presentation - Individual BEFORE the scheduled judging.
Illustrated Presentation - Team
Performing Arts - Individual or Group
Youth in Action Demonstration - Individual Requirements:
Youth in Action Demonstration - Team - Exhibit can be either a performance or an exhibit that shows a member’s
Demonstration / Illustrated Presentations may be related to any project involvement or interest in the performing arts.
that the member is enrolled in or to any area of interest or expertise the - To be eligible for State Fair, the member must discuss the process of se-
4-Her has. Presentations may be an individual or a two-person team.
Individual presentations shall not exceed 15 minutes in length and team lecting, planning, performing and reflection on their project work.
presentations should not exceed 25 minutes in length. - If the exhibit is an actual performance it cannot last longer than 10 minutes.
-The 4-Her is responsible for providing any equipment necessary for
Demonstrations are an oral presentation that includes actually demon-
strating the hands-on steps required to accomplish a task or process. This judging. Microphone will be provided.
most often includes the use of physical objects and actual doing or show- - Performing Arts participants must have an exhibit on display throughout the
ing. For example, a demonstration could involve using bedding plants,
potting soil and related items to demonstrate how to plant a flower pot. At entire County Fair. Examples: For musical performances, copy of the
the end of the Demonstration there should be something of a "finished music be placed inside a sheet protector to be displayed, with a picture of
product". Demonstrations may also include the use of supporting visuals the youth preforming attached. For other types of performances, a photo
like posters, charts or overhead transparencies. Supporting visuals can of the member performing along with the performance title is adequate.
include technology based options like presentation software (i.e. MS Pow- These exhibits must be turned in on Exhibit Entry Day, Tues, July 16th.
erPoint). However, the focus of the Demonstration should be on the Exhibit Suggestions:
"doing", not the supporting visuals. - Poster or display about your involvement or interest in the performing arts.
- A puppet and script made and created by member.
Livestock Demonstrations are demonstrations that incorporate the use of - Create and perform a short story, show, music selection, etc., and include
an animal into the demonstration. Livestock are defined as beef, dairy, a write-up about it.
goat, rabbit, poultry, sheep, and swine. At the County Demonstration Day, - A journal or scrapbook (with written statements) of current performing arts
presentations are not required to utilize a live animal due to animal health experiences.
concerns but are encouraged to if possible. - One Bonus State Fair live- - An educational display of some aspect of music, drama, or performing.
stock trip will be awarded to the top placing Livestock Demonstration, enti-
tling them to participate in all of the related activities and shows of that All Public Presentations will be judged on
species at State Fair
the Stage on Tuesday, July 16th.
Illustrated Presentations are an oral presentation that presents an idea,
concept, viewpoint or experience in an educational or informative format. Sign up for a time by July 8th at
For example, an Illustrated Presentation could be a report on leadership
lessons learned through a trip to Washington DC or an educational presen-
tation that explores sustainable energy options. Illustrated Presentations
most often consist of interaction with supporting visuals like posters, charts *Schedule will be e-mailed to participants
or overhead transparencies. Supporting visuals can include technology
based options like presentation software (i.e. MS PowerPoint). Supporting prior to Entry Day.
visuals may include tangible items, but generally little or no activity takes
place with the item. 15
Youth in Action presentations are interactive, continuous presentations
that are approximately 45 - 50 minutes in length. Topics selected for a
Youth in Action demonstration may be related to a project in which the

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Static 4-H Projects

Limited to 2 entries per area unless otherwise noted


Limit of 5. *Projects not State Fair Eligible. Requirements:
- Exhibitors should be prepared to discuss, in conference judging, the age
- This area is for youth who to exhibit work learned through their participation and other characteristics of the child for whom the exhibit is intended and
in a 4-H Adventure program, Includes 4-H Adventure Day, Clover Fun PJ how the exhibit contributes to the child's growth, development, and well-
Party, Clover Connection & 4-H Day Camp projects. being.
- If the exhibit is designed to be interactive with children, the item is to be
AEROSPACE used with children before exhibiting and a photograph of this activity must
accompany the exhibit. Signs of use will not detract from the placing of
Requirements: the exhibit.
- Flyable models should be ready for flight (do not include fuel); recovery Exhibit Suggestions:
- Toy, game, puzzle, puppets, art/craft materials, etc., made from new or
system should be in place and operative. recycled/throw-away material.
- Members should be familiar with safety codes in 4-H curriculum. - Babysitting kit/travel kit/rainy day kit, including at least one item made by
Exhibit Suggestions: exhibitor.
- Flyable models built from kit or your own design. - Original book, story, poem, song, play, cookbook, audio or video tape and
- Non flyable models built from kit or your own design. narrative, activity book, safety manual for children, file about children and/
- Display of other equipment needed for aerospace project. or families.
- A rocket launch. - Scrapbook, photographs, items, reports, video, etc., on family heritage with
description of what was learned about self and family.
BICYCLE -A creatively developed program and/or item used for or with a person with a
special need (gifted, developmentally delayed, physically impaired, etc.).
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Display showing types of bikes, parts of a bike, maintenance, traffic rules, CITIZENSHIP

bicycling hazards, how to wear a helmet, equipment used to teach others Exhibit Suggestions:
about bike repair or first aid, etc. - 3-Ring binder, report binder or 3-sided display reporting on community pro-
- Notebook or picture story of a bike rodeo or other bike event you helped
with, or research on some other aspect of bicycling that was presented jects and/or citizenship activities which you or your club completed under
to a class or service club. your leadership. Include plans of action as well as the evaluation of each.
-A written narrative and/or visual communication presentation of 8 to 10
CAT minutes, using photos, video and/or slides, to show how you worked with
others in your community to solve problems.
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Educational exhibits may include models, diagrams or pictures. Members
must have a photograph of themselves with their cat shown on a display or

• If a live cat brought in for conference judging it must be current on all

vaccinations, and be kept in a carrier.

Each club is assigned to help set up or clean up the 4-H Building & Food Stand:
Fair Set Up Day: July 7th from 2-6 pm

Club: Busy Beavers, New Horizons, Sharp Shooters, Villard Livewires, Waska Wonders

Fair Clean Up Day: July 21st from 9-11 am

Club: Ben Wade Blazers, Lakes Area Leaders, New Prairie Pioneers, Tails & Trails, Wayside

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You must complete the clothing google form, in addition to registration Requirements:
at - Computers may be used in judging, but emphasis is on documentation,

Clothes or Non Garment You Make screen print, and summary. 4-H'ers are responsible for providing and
Requirements: securing any hardware used for judging; hardware may not be left on dis-
- Each garment must include an information tag listing: pattern company - Reports and written summaries should be bound in a booklet or placed in a
name and number, fiber content of fabric and care instructions, member folder.
name and club. Exhibit Suggestions:
- Display showing the parts of a computer and how they work, consumer
- Garments may have been worn before showing, but should be cleaned choices involved when buying a computer, how computer software can be
before exhibiting. put to use. Include statement of purpose, written plan for use, and exam-
ples of use.
- Items constructed should be appropriate for skill level and experience of - Program/software developed by the 4-H member including a statement of
exhibitor. objectives, and discussion of program. Program/software be original or
adapted by the member from an existing program.
Exhibit Suggestions:
- A project such as a pillow top, tote bag, chef’s apron, skirt with elastic
waistband, backpack, etc.,
- A constructed garment made from a pattern

- Creative sewing such as wearable art, costume, or use of techniques CONSUMER EDUCATION
such as knitting, cross-stitch, etc, incorporated into garment.
- Clothing or textiles display showing a "fact" or "why" related to clothing
selection, care. - Exhibitor should be able to explain his/her choices and the reasons for

- Garment mended, repaired or recycled, with color photo of original gar- those choices.

ment and explanation of steps used. Exhibit Suggestions:

- Label comparison showing different types of labels and/or models of same

Clothes or Non Garment You Buy included.
- Consumer comparison comparing several models of the same item,
showing feature, costs, etc., with best item selected and reasons why.
- The purchased garment or outfit must be accompanied by an 8-1/2"x

11" binder with, at minimum, the following information:
a) Colored photo of member wearing the garment. Label photo with
name, county, and color of complexion, hair and eyes. CRAFTS & FINE ARTS

b) Cost of garment. Explanation of why garment was purchased and - Members enrolled in Creative Arts can exhibit 2 projects in both Fine Arts
examples of ways it will be used in existing wardrobe, and include
and Crafts.
inventory of wardrobe.
-Garments may have been worn before showing but should be cleaned CRAFTS
and pressed before exhibiting.
Exhibit suggestions: Requirement:
- A purchased garment that fits into your wardrobe plan. - Each exhibit will be evaluated on its individual merit as a craft/kit.
- A poster showing cost comparisons, wardrobe building, accessorizing,
- Emphasis is on the creative process and the employment of design ele-
care, etc.
ments and principles. The craft/kit exhibit develops from someone else's
ideas and can be exactly replicated or replicated with modifications.

-All art objects must be appropriately finished. Exhibits will be disqualified if
not ready for hanging, displaying, etc. (i.e. wire or hooks on paintings, bases

Fashion Revue Clothes You Make or Buy for 3 dimensional work, etc.)

Limit of 1 Fashion Revue Clothes you Make & 1 Fashion Revue Clothes you Exhibit Suggestions:
Buy entry. - For a beginner, choose a project that teaches new techniques. For ad-

Requirements: vanced, choose a project requiring masterful craftsmanship.
-Participants may model any clothing they have constructed, restyled or
- Basket making, tie dye, beading, ceramics, leather tooling, calligraphy, work
purchased as a part of their 4-H clothing project. from kits, etc.

Note: At State Fair, clothing exhibitors can use the same garment to par- FINE ARTS
ticipate in both Fashion Revue and regular clothing in the same year.
Fashion Revue public - Each exhibit will be evaluated on its individual merit as an original fine art.
performance will be on - Emphasis is on the creative process and the employment of design ele-
Friday, July 19th at 4 pm
ments and principles. The fine art exhibit should show proof that it is de-
on the Stage veloped from the 4-Hers own ideas and imagination.
- All art objects must be appropriately finished. Exhibits will be disqualified if
not ready for hanging, displaying, etc. (i.e. wire or hooks on paintings,
bases for 3 dimensional work, etc.)
Exhibit Suggestions:
- For a beginner, choose a project that teaches new techniques. For ad-

vanced, choose a project requiring mastery.
-Original work (no kits) in drawing, painting, sculpture, print process, tex-

tiles, pottery, etc.

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CORN - Include description of the problem/challenge being solved
- Exhibit Suggestions: - Include description of the engineering design process/steps undergone to
- An educational display illustrating plant reproduction, soils, plant growth solve problem
Exhibit Suggestions:
factors, plant characteristics, growing and using plants, plant growth and -Display, binder, poster illustrating the process of doing the activity/project
food production, examples of a plant disease, and the life cycle of that -Exhibit of engineering design product
disease explaining causes and control. -display, binder, poster, webpage exploring a related career
-A two quart exhibit of shelled corn (no ear corn), must be placed in a clear
two quart jar or 2 clear one quart jars. Requirements: Crop must be grown ROBOTICS
on your farm in the previous growing season. Include 3 x 5 index card Note: The goal of the 4-H robotics program is for the 4-H members to explore
listing the variety. science, technology and engineering through designing and building a func-
tioning robot. The robot can be either programmable or remote controlled.
Exhibit Suggestions: The robot can be created by an individual or a group.
-An educational display illustrating one of the following ideas: plant reproduc-
tion, soils, plant growth factors, plant characteristics, growing and using Requirements:
plants, plant growth and food production, examples of a plant disease, and - Exhibits must be labeled with name, and county on all pieces of the
the life cycle of that disease explaining causes and control.
-A two quart exhibit of any soybean or small grain variety, must be placed in exhibit.
- Include a description of the robots ability to sense, follow a plan and
a clear two quart jar or 2 clear one quart jars. Requirements: Crop must
be grown on your farm in the previous growing season. Include 3 x 5 complete an act
index card listing the variety. - Exhibits may have a one page report explaining the function, purpose and
construction of the robot.
Exhibit Suggestions:

- A robots, a display, diagrams of programming, booklets, etc.

Level 1 - grades 3 -8.
Note: Dog Show Entries can be found on the AnSci Pages Level 2 grades 7 - 12.
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Educational exhibits may include models, diagrams or pictures. Each member (regardless of age) needs to register in one of these clas-
- Examples: dog diseases, breeding, training, etc. ses.
An Engineering Design Challenge machine is based on Rube Goldberg, an
ELECTRIC overly complex contraption designed to accomplish a simple task. The best
machines use a variety of everyday items to create a series of chain-reaction
Requirements: steps to accomplish a simple task. In the project, youth not only employ
- A wiring diagram or schematic must accompany all electric and electronic physics and engineering, but humor and storytelling, to create their machine.
This activity is a team event of at least 3 and no more than 10 members.
exhibits Requirements:
Exhibit Suggestions: Please refer to the Engineering Design Challenge Level 1 and 2 Handbooks
- Working electrical item constructed for home, yard, or farm. at for complete details.
- Diagram of wiring in your home/farm showing switch locations, fuse boxes,
1.Teams of at least 3 youth
wire size, capacities, fuse sizes, total bulk wattage, appliance wattage, 2.Minimum of 10 steps
number of circuits, and type of wiring installation. 3.Machine must operate in 2 minutes or less
- Electronic item built from kit, plan, or own design with an explanation of 4.Exhibit physical size limited to 6 ft x 6 ft x 6 ft
what it is and how it is used. 5.Explain one thing/step on the machine that uses science content
- Display ideas: Careers in electrical field, electrical experiment (may or may and skills to help solve a problem/challenge
not have worked), educational display used in teaching others, etc. 6.Need to keep a written record illustrating the process of doing the
ENGINEERING DESIGN Exhibit Suggestions:
- Engineering Design Challenge machine itself
Visit - Display, binder, poster illustrating the process of the doing the activity/
project for more information project
Requirements: Note: In 2019, the State Engineering Design Challenge for Level 1 and 2 will
- Design and build their own remote-operated vehicle (ROV) be held at a site other than the State Fair. However, challenge teams are
- Use and adapt it to monitor water quality/Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) invited to showcase their machine and project at the State Fair. Participants
education can also have other general projects judged.
- Work in teams of at least 3 youth, or individuals may exhibit
- Illustrate the community partnership (example: DNR, Water Resource or Pope County 4-H: 2019 Premium Book
Lake Association)
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Display, binder, poster illustrating the process of doing the activity/project
- Exhibit of ROV
- Display showing their use in Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) education
- Booklet showing their progression in Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) educa-
tion as a team



Requirements: Exhibit Suggestions:
Insect Collection exhibits: - Display on environmental pollution describing the causes, effects on people

- Collections shall be contained in a glass topped case (drawers available and other living things, and methods to correct the situation.
for purchase in varying sizes); approximately 19" x 16.5" x 3" to - Display showing features of soils such as color, structure, texture.
24" x 18" x 3" Arrange so that the case may be displayed in a horizon- - A display or journal of Minnesota plants, insects, animals, birds or fish.
tal position. Place project label on lower right corner of glass top. Only
one case per exhibitor is allowed. Include pictures or drawings and information on habits, foods, and shelter
- Specimens must be collected. Purchased insects are not acceptable. - Display showing erosion control practices such as minimum tillage, terrac-
- Exhibitors must be the collector of the specimens in the project. es, contour strips, grassed waterways, field windbreaks, water control
- Specimens must be properly pinned with insect pins. Small insects may structures, etc.

need to be placed on cardboard points. FISHING SPORTS
- Specimens must be properly labeled.
Exhibit Suggestions:
1) The location, date, and collector must be included on the labels. - Fish identification. Describe the habitat and food needs of selected Minne-
County and state (and country, when applicable) are minimum location
information that should be included. It is valuable to include nearest sota fish; develop a panel display explaining the life history of a fish; cre-
town or township where the specimen was collected, the type of habitat ate a model or exhibit identifying the parts of a fish.
it was collected from (e.g. on elm tree; on lake shore; indoors.), and the - Fishing Knots. Identify how and where each knot is used; fishing equip-
common name of the insect. ment which is made or repaired such as lures, fishing rods and reels, ice
2) All labels should be visible so they can be read. Use permanent ink fishing rig, or other fishing equipment;
marker or pencil to write labels. Labels produced by a computer printer - Safety practices and techniques that are related to fishing or boating.
are acceptable. Ballpoint ink or non-permanent markers are not ac- - Examples of how water quality affects the fish eco-system.
- For more specific information on pinning, labeling, other information, see FLOWER GARDENING
Collecting and Preserving Insects, A MN 4-H Entomology Resource, Requirements:
projects/4-h-entomology-project. - Label each container according to kind or variety.
- Emphasis of project must relate to an aspect of entomology. - Outdoor living flowers and plants are to be exhibited in this area
- Project must demonstrate specific knowledge of insects. Be prepared to
discuss references and sources (e.g. books, magazines, internet, inter- (including Outdoor Fairy Gardens)
views with an expert etc.) - Live plant material will be accepted if it can be maintained in a fresh condi-
- Live projects (e.g. bee or ant colony) will be accepted if the project can
tion with ease.
be self-sustaining for up to 14 days (state fair) without special care. Exhibit Suggestions:
- A written report or journal should accompany the project, introducing - When exhibiting cut flowers, we suggest:

the subject, describing the process (materials and method), predicting three stems of one variety of annual flower, or
an outcome, stating the results, and discussing any conclusions. Pic- one stem of a hardy perennial, or
tures, drawings, charts, tables, or other figures may be used. one stem of summer flowering bulbs, or
Exhibit Suggestions: one blossom of a tea rose, or
one stem of a hardy shrub rose.
- General Insect Collection: must consist of a minimum of 50 species of adult - Flower bouquet or arrangement on any theme.
insects representing at least 8 orders. - Display of dried flowers with a card explaining the drying method.
- My Flower Garden ‑ Exhibit on poster board, not to exceed 22 x 28". In-
- Specialty insect collection can include but is not limited to a collection of a clude a plan of the garden drawn to scale, the correct variety name and
single order (e.g. Coleoptera or Lepidoptera), a collection of immature pictures (or photographs) of the flowers grown. Be prepared to discuss
insects, a collection of insects from a particular habitat (e.g. aquatic, for- the process from soil preparation to blooming.
est, or prairie) or a collection of economic pests of a specific crop (e.g. Educational Exhibit showing the principles of propagation or reproduction,
insects attacking corn). nutrition, culture and physiology (how a plant lives and grows).

- Non-Collection Project can include but is not limited to life history displays
(e.g. insect life cycle), scientific investigation (e.g. insect habitats or
effects of environment factors on insects), or insects in current events.


Requirements: Looking for additional project
- This area is for 4-Hers who wish to learn more about a given species. Ani-
mal ownership is not required. resources or ideas?
- 4-Hers enrolled in Exploring Animals, Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit,
Sheep or Swine may exhibit in this category. check out https://
Exhibit Suggestions:
- An educational exhibit to show or explain something 4-H’er made, did,

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- All recipes, procedures, and times followed must be according to current
Limit of 4 entries, at least 2 must be displays with our without food.
USDA and/or National Center for Home Food Preservation recommen-
Requirements: dations.
- Exhibit may be food items and/or displays. - All food preservation exhibits must be labeled with a 2” x 3” label. Labels
- Exhibitors should be prepared to discuss with the judge, references and to include county, name, grade, product, style of pack, processing
information sources, nutritional values, methods, menu, costs, etc., as method (boiling water bath or pressure canner), date, processing time,
appropriate to that exhibit. date processed and source of recipe. Pressure canned items indicate
- The exhibit may be a poster, mobile, three-dimensional display, scrap- dial or weighted gauge and how many pounds of pressure used.
book, balance beam, charts, journals, pictures, slides, equipment, sup- - Jars must be heat-tempered glass canning jars.
plies, photographs, puppet play, skit, judging comparison, taped inter- - All jars must be sealed. Leave screw bands on two piece jar lids. Jellies
view, file of ideas, research study, etc. and jams must be covered with lids.
- Pictures, food models, plaster, plastic, papier-mâché, etc., are preferable - Use pint jars for fruit, vegetables, and fish; one-half pint jars for jams and
to perishable foods in an educational exhibit. Perishable foods should jellies; 2- 1 pint jars or one quart jar for pickled products.
be used only if they add to or help explain the educational exhibit. If - Jellies and jams must be processed in boiling water bath according to
perishable food is a part of the exhibit, the food is to be brought just for USDA and/or University of Minnesota food preservation publications,
judging. available through the Extension Office. Note: Paraffin is not acceptable.
- Exhibits containing perishable foods, which will be discarded, must in- - No artificial food coloring should be added to entries.
clude a colored photograph of the food. The photograph should be - Dried foods may be stored in glass jars, self-sealing plastic bags or air-
taken prior to the County Fair and attached to the display. This photo- tight plastic bags. The quantity of dried foods should be: fruits and veg-
graph and a 3x5 note card listing nutrition information and the recipe will etables - 1/2 cup or more of each, herbs - 1/4 cup of each in whole leaf
be displayed at the exhibit instead of the food. form, 3 strips of meat (i.e. venison or beef jerky).
Exhibit Suggestions: - Preserved within the past year.
- One serving of a nutritious food (vegetable or fruit dish, snack, bread, Exhibit suggestions:
dairy, etc.). Include 8½ x 11 poster showing nutritional value, recipe, Suggested exhibits include one (1) jar or one (1) bag of product:
and a photo of the food. - Vegetables or fruits
- Study of nutrients needed for yourself or someone else, using the dietary - Jams, jellies, preserves, low-sugar spreads (no frozen)
guidelines and MyPlate. - Pickled products (fermented or added acid, including pickles, sauerkraut,
- Make a food or fitness plan for yourself or someone else and show how it relishes, salsa).
relates to nutritional and energy needs. (Example: an athlete on a vol- - Meats, poultry and/or fish. (Fish must be in pint jars.)
leyball team, a teen who doesn't have a lot of time). - Dried vegetables or dried fruits.
- Adapt a recipe(s) to show healthier ingredient choices. - Dried herbs.
- Study of how physical fitness and/or food choices are related to disease - Beef or venison jerky.
(such as: cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.). - Food science experiment or educational display.
- Study of labels from similar food items, comparing important nutrient
content like fat, fiber, and sugar. FOOD REVUE
- Exhibit showing food and/or kitchen safety.
- Nutrition/food science experiment. Requirements:
-Judged on Entry Day of fair
-Table will be provided. Youth should bring place setting, menu item, and
recipe to share.
- Project must be displayed at fair. Bring photo, menu, & recipe to judging to
be kept on display, food will not be kept on display.

Have time to be a judges assistant during Static
Judging on Tuesday?

Let the office know or complete the Volunteer
Sign Up (youth and adults):

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Requirement: Exhibit Suggestions:
- Exhibits should be mounted on cardboard or other sturdy material. - Poster or report explaining what you learned as a result of a cross-cultural
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Collection of leaves or needles with twigs, identified with their common home stay experience.
- Report or display on mission trip, school trip, pen pal, etc.
name. Common name should be printed near the identified leaf/needle.
- Photographic display of forest products--include the name of the product/ HORSELESS HORSE/HORSERELATED
-exhibit information ca be found on page 31
use to identify the photograph.
- Display showing tree growth; annual ring cross-sections; make a seed col- HEALTH

lection. Exhibit Suggestions:
- Prepare a report with drawings about your favorite tree--include name of - Report on a health issue (i.e. alcohol and chemical abuse, eating disorders,

tree, drawings or pictures of tree, facts and uses of the tree, and other sexuality, sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, stress, depression) of
appropriate information. your choice.
- Display showing layers of the forest; renewable versus non-renewable re- - Report on a community project that you conducted on a health issue. In-
sources; forestry careers; leaf and twig identification; taxonomic keys; tree clude objectives, audience, timetable, program description, materials,
road maps. community support and evaluation.
- Display showing forest succession; tree and forest measurements; fire's
effect on the forest; how trees grow; forest types; harvesting methods; HOME ENVIRONMENT
entomology of the forest; pathology of the forest.
- Display showing forest products, including maple syrup production; wood Requirements:
products; Christmas trees or other forest resources (recreation, wildlife, - Members exhibiting in this project should be prepared to discuss and/or
- Display showing specialized woodland management, including shelterbelts/ have written information to show how their exhibit applies to the home,
windbreaks and urban forestry. how and where it is used or displayed, and all details of how it was made
or selected. They should know about the subject matter of the specific
FRUIT exhibit, the materials used, how and why it was done, costs involved, and
alternatives considered
Requirements: - A photograph and report showing its place in the home environment must
- Include a 3 x 5 index card listing the varieties of fruit, name and club of accompany exhibits that are items for the home.
exhibitor. - Pictures and wall hangings that are exhibited should be finished and ready
- Exhibitor should bring 6 items of one variety of fruit. to hang.
Exhibit Suggestions: - Purchased kits ARE ALLOWED to be used.
- Display showing a comparison of several varieties of the same fruit Exhibit Suggestions:
- Finished or refinished wood item, or reupholstered furniture.
(labeled); display using a branch to illustrate proper pruning of fruit trees - Repaired, restored, or remodeled item for the home.
and explaining the process; illustrate the many uses of fruits (fresh, jams, - Chart and/or plan for the care and maintenance of the inside or outside of
juices, cooking, baking, salads and recipes); illustrate the use of fruits as the home including daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly jobs.
natural dyes. -An article remade or reclaimed for the home with a link to the past, including
- Educational display illustrating diseases (actual specimens) or insects history of use.
(actual specimens) and methods of control. -Description, diagrams/photos, samples and cost of a redecorating or remod-
eling plan showing before and after.
Fair Set up Day is
- Attach specimens securely to a backboard and display in a glass-topped July 7th.

case of the same model as used by the entomologists (approximately 19" All Families need to help set
x 16.5" x 3"). Specimens should be approximately 2" x 2". Label each up barns, the 4-H Building
specimen using the label described on page seven of the Geology Manu-
al. Size of label may be reduced to fit display case, if needed. Attach and the Food Stand.
specimens so they will not fall if case is set on its edge. Member must
have knowledge of how specimens are identified as to rock or fossil type.
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Display of birthstones, a rock plate, or an egg carton collection (see geology
bulletin), six silly silicates.
- Rocks, minerals, or fossils from within Minnesota or on a definite theme
such as metamorphism, weathering, quartz minerals, ores, or a theme of
your own choosing.
- Polished rock types used to make decorative items such as paperweights
and jewelry; include an unpolished specimen of each rock type.
- Educational exhibit showing the "science how's and why’s" dealing with
the principles of geology and natural earth sciences.

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Register your projects Requirements:
for the Pope County Fair - Posters showing physiology of a tree are not eligible for State fair
- Evaluation will be based on design, neatness, plants used, & story told.
by June 15 at
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Landscape Plan (not to exceed 22" x 28") drawn to scale with plants and
major areas of yard labeled; should show changes and future plans. Pho-
tographs showing "before and after" views are desirable.
- Design a project meeting for this project area (in booklet form) including
what you would teach, how you would teach it, goals of your meeting,
activities you would include, and visual aids you would use.

NEEDLE ARTS Requirements:
- Each exhibit must include a consumer information tag (note card size), if
appropriate, with the following information: pattern company name and
Indoor living flowers and plants are to be exhibited in this area number, techniques, fiber content, cost, and care instructions.
(including Indoor Fairy Gardens) - Participant encouraged to bring instructions/pattern
- If item is framed, a wall hanging, or to be displayed on a wall, it should be
Requirements: finished and ready to hang.
POTTED PLANTS: Exhibit suggestions:
- Flowering plants should be in bloom. - Any item made by the member using the techniques of knitting, crocheting,
- Foliage plants should be in vigorous condition. embroidery and crewel, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, hardanger,
- Plants should be grown in the exhibited container for at least one month handquilting, weaving, appliqué, latchhook, tatting, other.
- Consumer Product Analysis: Comparison and evaluation of materials, sup-
prior to fair. plies, or accessories used for a needle arts technique.
PLANTS IN HANGING CONTAINERS: - Historical/Cultural Study: Story, poster, or display about a needle arts heir-
- Container for the plant should not be more than 10" in depth or diameter. loom from your family or local history museum. Exhibit must include infor-
- Maximum total length of hanger and plant should not exceed 4' mation about how item should be preserved.
- Evaluation will include appropriateness of plant for a hanging container,
condition, arrangement, hanger to container to plant relationship, and
plants being well established. Exhibit Suggestions:
TERRARIUMS: - Educational display explaining pet care, health, nutritional needs, etc.; ex-
- The terrarium may not exceed 24" in any dimension. hibit must include a photograph of 4-Her with their pet.
- Terrarium should be planted four to six weeks ahead of exhibiting. - Pet related exhibit, i.e. photo album, history of species, animal care display.
- Members must be able to identify all plant materials in their terrariums, and- - If bringing pet with for conference judging, the pet needs to meet all Board
know why they were selected for use in their terrarium (quality, container of Animal Health Requirements and be in a carrier or case. Animal should
and design). be kept outside of the 4-H building until judging time and enter through the
Exhibit Suggestions: side door directly to the judging area and removed promptly after judging.
- Two or more varieties of house plants with common and botanical name. -You can not show an animal species that has another possible species
- Terrarium or dish garden: consider terrarium material of general terrarium class entry even if the animal is question does not qualify in any of the of-
plant of native and woodland plants of Minnesota. fered classes.
-Educational exhibit showing plant propagation, plant history, forcing bulbs,
life cycle of a flowering plant, etc. All Static Projects are

judged from 1-5:30 pm

on Tuesday, July 16


PHOTOGRAPHY •Publications:
•Show calendars, brochures, posters that are created using computer
Elements of Photography software
This exhibit will focus on what makes a good photograph. Only overall image •Photo Novelties:
corrections are allowed including: cropping, exposure correction, color satu- •Display mugs, puzzles, blankets, or other media on which photos have
ration, contrast, sharpening, and black and white or sepia conversion. been printed
•Slide Show:
Equipment: •Make a compilation of photos with titles, voice-over or music back-
Use any device capable of capturing a photographic image to be printed: ground. For judging, exhibitor can show project on 14 x22” poster
digital or film camera, cell phone, tablet or drone may be used. Drone opera- board, computer or tablet.
tor must meet age requirements for use of a drone.
Exhibit Ideas: - All photos exhibited must have been taken/produced/enhanced by the ex-
1.Photo Story: hibitor during the current year
•Show a town’s history or a family history. This could include photos of - The exhibitor’s name, club, county and exhibit class should be clearly print-
historic buildings, old photos copied from the historical society or library, ed on the back of the exhibit.
family or individual portraits, etc. - Unaltered 4”x6” photos must be attached to the back of any exhibit in the
•Develop a documentary of another of yours or a friend’s 4-H project or “Photo Manipulation” category.
of your 4-H club’s community service project - For safety, no picture frame or glass is allowed
•Document environmental issues such as the plight of pollinators, pollu- Exhibits with multiple photos should use 4”x6” prints
tion, soil erosion, or the steps taken to improve the environment - Enlarged photos should be 5”x7” or 8”x10”
•Present a day in the life of – farm or city youth, a local professional - Photos should be mounted on mat board or poster board using neutral col-
person such as a school nurse or a firefighter, law enforcement office, or ors (white, tan, grey or black). Do not use construction paper or colored
other interesting personality paper.
•Exhibit a series of photos on how to make or do something - Exhibits should reflect the appropriate size for the item designed, e.g. the
•Common Theme or subject: photos used for an ornament, a calendar, a poster, or brochure would require
•Display a series of 3 to 7 photos of a common subject such as people, different sized photographs.
buildings, landscapes, animals, seasons, action, nature, weather, close- -Use 14 x 22” board for 5 or more photos in an exhibit. Cut smaller boards
ups, etc. for enlargements

•Photographic Elements: Have time to be a
•Display a series of 5 to 7 photos that illustrate some photographic ele- judges assistant during
ment such as composition, lighting, shutter speeds depth of field, etc. Static Judging on Tues-
•Show a single image created in camera or a triptych (set of 3 photos day?
intended to be used together) of several images created by moving the Let the office know or
camera complete the Volunteer

PHOTO MANIPULATION (youth and adults)
Entries in this category must involve editing with computer software such as Sign Up:
Photoshop, Lightroom, IPhoto, Picasa, Gimp, Pick Monkey, Pixi, Microsoft
Publisher, etc.

Use any device capable of capturing a photographic image to be printed:
digital or film camera, cell phone, tablet or drone. Drone operator must meet
age requirements for use of a drone. A computer or tablet is required for
photo manipulation.

Exhibit Ideas:
1.Photo Series:
•Make a series of 5 to 7 photos that illustrate a common theme such as
environmental issues, plight of pollinators, how to do something,
etc. Photos in this category must involve digital editing
•Enlarged Photo:
•Show a 5”x7” or 8”x10” print that has been digitally enhanced and illus-
trates software skills. An unaltered 4 x6” print must be attached to the
back of the exhibit

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Exhibit Suggestions: Requirements:
- An educational display illustrating one of the following ideas: plant repro- - Exhibit may not exceed 12" deep x 24" wide x 36" high, except that a gun,

duction, soils, plant growth factors, plant characteristics, growing and bow and arrow, or taxidermy item may be included in a display and will not
using plants, plant growth and food production, examples of a plant dis- be considered in the calculation of dimensions.
ease, and the life cycle of that disease explaining causes and control. - MN and 4-H regulations for handling and storing firearms must be followed.
- No explosive materials are allowed. Arrows must be secured in such a
POTATOES manner so as to prevent their points or edges from being a hazard. Only
sporting firearms and bows will be exhibited, displayed or demonstrated.
Requirement: Exhibit Suggestions:
- 12 potatoes (this year’s crop) similar in size, variety labeled on a 3 x 5 card. - Safety techniques applied to shooting activities (e.g., range commands and
Exhibit Suggestions: range safety, eye and ear protection, cleaning a firearm, dressing for safe-
- Educational display illustrating diseases and control, methods of mulching ty-first aid, survival skills, etc.).
- Shooting Skills (e.g., basic safety rules, basic parts and functions of each
and reasons, causes and effects of sun scald. piece of equipment, care and maintenance, accessories, position, etc.).
- Display illustrating key field identification features of a group of game ani-
QUILTING mals (e.g., distinguishing various species of puddle ducks, differences
among five look-alike species, of upland game birds, etc.).
Requirement: - Leadership skills learned in your shooting sports club.
- Each Item should include information listing (notecard size to display with - History and nomenclature of trapping, hunting, and firearms.
project): pattern book & name, fiber content of fabric & batting, and care in- - Sportsmanship: Ethical behavior and responsibility, effects of values to
structions. If not quilted or hand tied by the 4-Her, state who tied or hand/ wildlife of modern game laws and regulations.
machine quilted the final project. (Note: depending on skill level of 4-Her,
someone else may do the final quilting). SHOP
- Item may be either machine quilted, hand quilted, or hand tied.
Exhibit Suggestions: Requirements:
- A quilted item, any finishing technique acceptable. - Exhibit must not take up more than 20 square feet of floor space.
- Repair of an old quilt. - Attach a card to all exhibits describing construction materials, unusual join-
- A display showing the history of quilting, fabrics and patterns used in quilt-
ing, or a topic of your choice. ery finishing techniques, and total cost.
Exhibit Suggestions:
SAFETY - Article made of wood or metal
- Wooden or metal article repaired, finished, or refinished.
Exhibit Suggestions: - Display on properties, uses, or processing of wood.
- Explore a safety issue of your choice. Ideas include traffic safety, home
safety, farm safety, community safety, fire prevention, and first aid kit. In- SMALL ENGINES
clude an item for display representative of project activity.
- Prepare a First Aid Kit and be able to explain the reasons for the items you Exhibit Suggestions:
included. - Small engine that has been reconditioned or repaired.
- Exhibit may be display, binder, poster, etc. - A device constructed by a member utilizing a small engine.
- Display on the parts of an engine, etc.
SELF-DETERMINED - An educational display of some aspect of small engine use, care, re-

conditioning, etc.

Requirement: TRACTOR
- This Division is intended for an exhibit that doesn’t fit in any other project
area. This is not a “catch-all” category but rather intentional self-directed - Check space requirements for large exhibits with staff. Large exhibits may
Exhibit Suggestions: be displayed outdoors
- Poster, display, or notebook showing the process of doing the activity/ - Fuel must be removed from exhibits for display.
project Exhibit suggestions:
- Display of finished work - A poster, video, display, notebook, representing your project learning.
- Use this project area for Geospatial exhibits and Clowning exhibits. - Restored, reconditioned, rebuilt tractor.
Exhibit may represent learning about tractor safety, history, use, purchasing
Register your projects by June 15 at decisions, establishing a custom business with your field or lawn tractor, or material prepared to train others.

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VEGETABLE GARDENING - The exhibitor’s name, grade, and club must be clearly printed on all
exhibit pieces- The video/filmmaking exhibit SHOULD NOT EXCEED 10
Requirements: MINUTES
- Label vegetables with proper variety names. - All video/film footage exhibited must have been made/created DURING
- When exhibiting a collection of vegetables, it is recommended the collection THE CURRENT 4-H YEAR. When appropriate, (i.e. historical sequences)
older video clips can be used, otherwise video content must have been
includes six different kinds of vegetables (1 large specimen + 3 medium taken in the current 4-H year
specimen + 2 small specimen = 6 different vegetable specimens for this - Video/film must be presented on DVD, USB, flash drive or data CD
project choosing any combination of the following: - Video/film needs to be in presentation form, including a title and cred-
A. One large vegetable specimen (cabbage, squash, melon, pumpkin, its
cauliflower, etc.) - It is encouraged that when developing a 4-H video/filmmaking exhibit,
B. Three different medium sized vegetable specimens and 3 of each spec- members will develop skills beyond the classroom
imen (tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers, kohlrabi, carrots, beets, - The video/film must be original material, portions from other sources must
turnips, etc.) be documented and have a copyright release, including music. Any video/
C. Two small vegetable specimen’s and 12 of each specimen (green film exhibit, which appears to contain copyrighted material, including music,
beans, peas, lima beans, etc.) will not be publicly displayed unless the exhibitor has written permission from
D. Potatoes or cherry tomatoes may not be included the producer to use the material in the video/film.
- If selected for State Fair: vegetable exhibits taken to state fair must contain - A computer must be brought for viewing the video/film during the
six different vegetables or be an educational display.
Exhibit Suggestions: conference judging, otherwise other arrangements need to be made in
- Collection of three or more different vegetables, (use the guide above). advance with the 4-H staff
- Display showing three varieties of the same vegetable. - Video/film must be playable on Windows, use file format including .WMV,
- Educational display showing some aspect of vegetable gardening (e.g., the .FLV and .MPEG, .AVI, .MOV, .AVCHD, .MPEG-1, .MEG-4, as well as a
difference in development between thinned vs. un-thinned vegetables). playable DVD.
- A mini garden planted in a tub, pail, or large planter. Note: This is not a slideshow (see Manipulated Photography for


Requirements: Exhibit Suggestions:
-Exhibit may include models, diagrams, actual items and/or written articles. - Display showing the five unique physical properties of water; the hydrologic
Exhibit Suggestions:
- Diagram of your favorite animal with anatomy or water cycle; the quantities and uses made of water by families, munici-
- Display or binder on diseases of animals, ringworm, heartworm, displaced palities, industries, animals, and plants;
abomasum, hip dysphasia, scours, etc. - Display on water quality or management--pollution, conservation, water
quality standards, etc.


Video/Filmmaking Exhibit Suggestions:
- Display showing the life cycle of your favorite wild animal.
Video/Filmmaking – Production Team (2-3 members per - Birdhouse, birdfeeder, or homemade bird book of local birds.
team/can come from different schools and/or grades) - An animal book of wild animals of Minnesota--describe habitat, food, and

Equipment: Any electronic device capable of capturing a video image shelter needs.
video camera, digital camera, DSLR, time lapse camera or trail camera, - A wildlife management plan--show practices related to land use and forest
cellphone, tablet, Go Pro or drone with attached camera (operator must
meet age requirements to use a drone). management for wildlife.
Exhibit Ideas: - Basic concepts of Wildlife Management (waterfowl wingboards, birdhouse
- Showcase various video/film techniques
- A selected subject. Include a short storyboard or outline trails, game food habits, game animal habitat requirements, history of
- A poster that illustrates how a video/film camera works, or how to care for game management, etc).
video/film equipment, illustration of computer video/film creation, etc.
- A video/film made by blending computer technology and traditional camera YOUTH LEADERSHIP
created video/film.
- A video/film using data from trail camera or time lapse camera (stop action Purpose:
video) or drone with attached camera (operator must meet age requirements Youth Leadership is a project area that requires the member to discover their
to use a drone). skills and then develop those skills and share them with others. This might
- A video/film using Claymation or stop action happen individually or with a group.
- Document environmental issues such as the plight of pollinators, pol- Guidelines:
lution, soil erosion, or the steps taken to improve the environment Taking charge, leading a service project, and sharing the steps from begin-
Requirements: ning to end would be one example of a youth leadership project. Some ways
- All video/filmmaking exhibits must be made by the exhibitor OR By a pro- to present your work would be (but are not limited to): three sided display
duction team of which the exhibitor must be a member boards, scrapbooks, and posters.

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Animal Science Projects


(2 exhibits per area, judged with building exhibits) - Animal Science Interviews provide members a way to process, reflect,
and share upon their learning during the 4-H year in animal science pro-
Project in health, breeding, production or other need to be on one of the fol- jects. Interviews also provide members an opportunity to strengthen their
lowing species of animal: Beef, Dairy, Goat-Dairy, Goat-Market, Poultry, communication skills, learn valuable life skills, and win awards.
Rabbits, Sheep, Swine - Animal Science Interviews are strongly encouraged, but not required.
Members may interview in the species of their choice. They may not inter-
Health view in more than one species.
- Members need to pre-register for Animal Science Interviews.
Health – Grades 6+ Awards will be given to the Champion Interview in each grade division of
Health – Grades 3-5 each species. Cloverbuds are not eligible for awards but may participate
Breeding in interviews for practice.
Breeding – Grades 6+ - Awards will be presented during the show for that species.
Breeding - Grades 3-5
Production Interview will be held on Sunday, July 7th during fair setup. Sign up
Production: Grades 6+ in Fair entry for, grade level and species.
Production: Grades 3-5
Other: Grades 6+
Other: Grades 3-5 All animals shown in Minnesota 4-H animal science shows must have the
Other required State 4-H ID system, ear tag and/or tattoo. All animals exhibited
Other: Grades 6+ must be owned solely by the member, member’s family or leased by
Other: Grades 3-5 agreement. Animals must be identified on the appropriate 4-H livestock
ownership affidavit, worksheet, or lease agreement and the form(s) must
Exhibit Suggestions: be on file in 4HOnline or at the County Extension Office.
- Items constructed (such as feeding systems or show equipment) or science
exhibits focusing on one of the four divisions listed above. All animal health forms need to be on file by June 25th, unless otherwise
- These projects may be enhanced with 3-dimensional displays, posters or arranged with the office due to test expiration date.
State Fair trips will be available. Exhibits will be judged during Livestock The exhibitor will pay all vet costs incurred at the fair unless otherwise
Weekend and 4-H’ers may exhibit both an animal and a Science of Animal determined by the Ag Society.
Educational Exhibit.

4-H Showcase Friday, July 19th @4 pm on the Stage

Fashion Revue, Outstanding Building Exhibits, and Livestock Interview awards will be presented

Mandatory Livestock exhibitor meeting: 15 minutes prior to show time.
All youth including Cloverbuds must be present

Auction Sign Up is due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 19th

State Fair Registration and Meeting Saturday, July 20th, 1 p.m.

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Spring Calf Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2019 Beef - Purebred Dairy Steer
Fall Calf Sept.1-Dec. 31, 2018
Summer yearling May 1-Aug. 31, 2018 Beef - Crossbred Dairy Steer
Junior yearling Jan. 1-April 30, 2018
Senior yearling Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2017 Requirements:
Cow/Calf Calf born on or after January 1, 2019 -Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 1,000 pounds; maximum
Prospect Calf Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2019 recommended weight is 1,600 pounds.
Market Beef January 1 – August 31, 2018 -Dairy Steers showing permanent teeth may be shown, but they can place
Dairy Steer January 1 – August 31, 2018 no higher than a red ribbon and are not eligible for State Fair or auction.
- Pure Breed Dairy Steers must be 100% dairy breed. These breeds will
BREEDING HEIFER be accepted without registration papers Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey,

Beef - Heifer Calf Holstein, and Jersey. Milking Shorthorn dairy steers must be registered with
Beef—Heifer Yearling American Milking Shorthorn Society and not carry the “S” suffix. Crossbred
-Dairy Steers may be any combination of the before listed breeds., and also
Montebliarde, Normande 9dairy) , Red and White, Norwegian Red & Viking
Red (Swedish, Danish & Finnish Red)

- Beef heifer ownership ID forms and/or lease agreements must be on file
in the Regional Extension 4-H Office by May 15th of the current year. Beef Showmanship - Grades 9+
Beef Showmanship - Grades 6-8
Beef Showmanship - Grades 3-5


Beef - Cow and Calf Pair Beef – Rate-of-Gain Market Beef
Beef – Rate-of-Gain Dairy Steer

Beef - Heifer or Steer Calf BEEF REMINDERS
Beef – Dairy Steer Calf – All Dairy Breeds
Requirements: Because of congestion in the barn, all beef fitting chutes must be kept
- Limited to 2 entries. outside the barn, preferably north or east side of the cattle barn. Exhibi-
-To be eligible for state fair, calves must be of beef breed only. Dairy tors must keep walkways safe and clear. Exhibitors must clean-up
prospect calves are not eligible for State Fair. grooming areas after use.
- A calf may only be exhibited once; either as a Prospect Market Calf, Cow
Cattle should be double tied with a halter and a neck tie. Bedding should
and Calf pair, or Spring Breeding Heifer Calf. be neatly blocked.


Beef - Market Steer
Beef - Market Heifer

Requirements: Cattle may be taken to tie-outs at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
- Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 1,000 pounds; recom- and 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday

mended maximum weight is 1,500 pounds.

Each club is assigned to help set up or clean up the 4-H Building & Food Stand:
Fair Set Up Day: July 7th from 2-6 pm

Club: Busy Beavers, New Horizons, Sharp Shooters, Villard Livewires, Waska Wonders

Fair Clean Up Day: July 21st from 9-11 am

Club: Ben Wade Blazers, Lakes Area Leaders, New Prairie Pioneers, Tails & Trails, Wayside

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DAIRY Birth Dates: DOG
Mar 1, 2019-May 15, 2019
Spring calf Dec 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019 Will show at the Swift County show in Appleton on Saturday, August
Winter calf Sept 1 to Nov 30, 2018 10th at 9:00 a.m. To participate youth need to register in FairEntry by
Fall calf March 1 to August 31, 2018 June 15th.
Junior Yearling Sept 1, 2017 to Feb 29, 2018 4-Hers shall exhibit in the classes corresponding to the level of training they
Senior Yearling and their dog have received. Additional information, class requirements, and
Two year old + Cow Born prior to Aug 31, 2017 rules/regulations can be found in the Minnesota 4-H Agility, Obedience, Rally
and Showmanship rules and guidelines (four separate publications) available
on the MN 4-H dog project website.

Dairy - Spring (Junior) Calf Dog - Agility
Dairy - Winter Calf Dog - Rally
Dairy - Fall Calf Dog - Obedience
Dairy - Jr. Yearling
Dairy - Sr. Yearling DOG SHOWMANSHIP
Dairy - Two-Year-Old + Cow
Dairy - Dry Cow Dog - Showmanship Novice Junior
Dog - Showmanship Open Junior
Requirements: Dog - Showmanship Novice Senior
- Senior Yearlings that have calved must compete in the two‑year‑old cow Dog - Showmanship Open Senior
class. Requirements:
- Advanced classes must show a complete butterfat record for 305 days.
- Spring Jr. Calf is not eligible for State Fair. Must be born and entered in - 4-Hers - 3rd grade & up are eligible for county & state dog show.
4hOnline by May 15th. • All dogs must be vaccinated according to the requirements

DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP listed on the MN 4-H Dog Project ID Affidavit and Vaccination
Dairy Showmanship - Grades 9+ • Dog must be over 6 months of age at show.
Dairy Showmanship - Grades 6-8
Dairy Showmanship - Grades 3-5


Dairy – Production must be checked by the vet
upon arrival to the fair.
- Animal must have completed a 305-day lactation record.

- Only supervised DHIA test records are eligible for 1st place recognition.
-The value of the product of the last completed location 305 day M.E. will

be used to determine ribbon placing.

- Animal need not be shown at the county fair.

DAIRY GENETICS INDEX Veterinarian will be at the Fairgrounds
(between cattle barn and horse barn) on:
All Livestock Classes of
3 or less may be combined Tuesday, July 16
3:30—8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17
8 –11 a.m.
1—3 p.m.

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Market Goats limited to 2 meat and 2 dairy type.

If adequate space and pens are not available at the County Fair, the exhibitors with the greatest overall number of exhibits will be limited further than listed above.


Junior Doe Kid BIRTH DATES: NOTE: Pygmy Goats (all breeds) are classed as Meat Goats.
Senior Doe Kid April 1 to June 30, 2019 Doe shown in a market class cannot come back in future years in a breed-
Dry Yearling Doe Jan. 1 to March 31, 2019 ing doe class.
Milking Yearling Doe Born in 2018, never kidded
Milking two-year old + Doe Born in 2018 BIRTH DATES:
Born in 2017 or prior Meat Market Goat (wether or doe) December 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019

Dairy Goat Jr. Doe Kid Dairy market goat (wether) December 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Dairy Goat Sr. Doe Kid December 1, 2017– February 28,
Dairy Goat - Dry Yearling Doe Senior Yearling Meat Goat Breeding 2018
Dairy Goat - Milking Yearling Doe Doe (registered or grade, never
Dairy Goat - Milking 2 Year Old Doe kidded) March 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018
Dairy Goat - Milking 3 - 4 Year Old Doe
Dairy Goat - Milking 5+ Year Old Doe Junior Yearling Meat Goat Breeding June 1, 2018-November 30, 3018
Doe (registered or grade, never
Requirements: kidded) Dec 1, 2018 – Feb. 28, 2019
-To show in any dairy goat class, animal must be 100% dairy breed. Mar 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019
-If exhibiting a Junior Doe Kid born after May 15th, you must turn in a com- Fall Yearling Meat Breeding Doe
plete paper identification sheet (or e-mailed to [email protected]) to the Ex- (registered or grade, never kidded)
tension Office no later than June 30th. (We will only accept birthdates May
16-June 30 as any others born prior should have been identified by May Senior Meat Breeding Doe Kid
NOTE: For safety reasons all dairy goats must be Dis-budded/ Junior Meat Breeding Doe Kid
dehorned. Regrowth of less than 1 INCH allowed.
MARKET GOAT ( Limit of 2 Meat & 2 Dairy )
Meat Market Goat - wether or doe
Dairy Goat – Best Udder
Dairy Market Goat - wether
Dairy - Production
Requirements: Meat Goat - Senior Yearling Breeding Doe, registered or grade,
never kidded
- Owners or guardian must provide official DHIA-ring test-Standard Test Meat Goat - Junior Yearling Breeding Doe, Registered or Grade
records listing total days in milk and total pounds of milk. Record in pro- never kidded
gress should also be included. Meat Goat – Fall Yearling Breeding Doe never kidded
- The highest lifetime milk production record will be used to determine Meat Goat – Senior Meat Breeding Doe Kid
ribbon placing. Meat Goat – Junior Meat Breeding Doe Kid
- Animal must be exhibited in Dairy Goat Show.
-Market animals must be a minimum of 40 pounds, but not to exceed a
maximum of 110 pounds by State Fair.
-Dairy Market Goat must be 100% dairy breed.
NOTE: For safety reasons, all market goats must be de-horned/
disbudded. Re-growth must not exceed 1 inch. Does shown in market
classes must be disbudded in accordance with market animal rules.
Cut (saws) off horns are not permitted. Meat breeding does may
have horns and they do not need to be capped or blunted. However, if an
animal is deemed a safety concern at the discretion of the committee, addi-
tional safety measures may be required.
-If exhibiting a Junior Doe Kid born after May 15th, you must turn in a com-
plete paper identification sheet (or e-mailed to [email protected]) to the Ex-
tension Office no later than May 31st. (We will only accept birthdates May
16-31 as any others born prior should have been identified by May 15th)


Goat Showmanship - Grades 9+ Rate of Gain - Market Goat
Goat Showmanship - Grades 6 - 8
Goat Showmanship - Grades 3 - 5 Dairy and Meat goat will compete in a
combined Rate of Gain Contest
Dairy and Meat goat will show in the same showmanship class.

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HORSE HORSE SHOWMANSHIP(@ Halter – Pleasure, Gaming, Training)

Horse Helmet Policy: All 4-Hers participating in any 4-H sponsored mount- Classes will be split, mares & geldings
ed activity are required to wear properly fastened ASTM/SEI approved
protective headgear. Helmet use is required when mounted. This policy Horse - Showmanship Grades 9+
also extends to 4-H volunteers when they are working with 4-H youth in a Horse - Showmanship Grades 6-8
4-H volunteer role during mounted activities. Additional information can Horse - Showmanship Grades 3-5
be found on
*Male foals may be shown, but yearling and older stallions are ineligible
Horse – Egg and Spoon 3+
DATE: Saturday, June 29
LOCATION: Pope County Fair Grounds Horse—Halter Grades 6+

ENGLISH EQUITATION Horse—Halter Grades 3-5

Horse - English Equitation - Grades 6+ HORSE TRAINING
Horse - English Equitation - Grades 3-5
Horse - Training Steps 1 - 6
-Indicate current completed training step (signed by horse volunteer) and
Horse - English Pleasure - Grades 6+ bring both Training Book and Achievement book to horse show to be
Horse - English Pleasure - Grades 3-5 judged.
-Training will be judged prior to the start of the Horse Show.
Horse - Western Horsemanship, All Gaits, Grades 6+
Horse - Western Horsemanship, All Gaits, Grades 3-5 An exhibitor may show in as many classes as they wish, but will be paid
premiums only on halter, games, pleasure, training, and achievement.
WESTERN PLEASURE View premium table on page 10. An exhibitor may enter two horses in the
County Fair Horse Show (plus two for Horse Training, if entered in that
Horse - Western Pleasure - Grades 6+ project), but can only enter one at the State 4-H Horse Show.
Horse - Western Pleasure - Grades 3-5
-Points (for state fair eligible riders, on state fair eligible rides):
POLE WEAVING 1. Points will only be calculated from blue ribbon placings and only the top
six placings in a class will receive points. Points are awarded as follows:
Horse - Pole Weaving, Grades 6+
Horse - Pole Weaving, Grades 3-5 1st – 6 points
2nd – 5 points
JUMPING FIGURE 8 3rd – 4 points
4th – 3 points
Horse - Jumping Figure 8, Grades 6+ 5th – 2 points
Horse - Jumping Figure 8, Grades 3-5 6th – 1 point
2. Points will be used to determine games, pleasure and overall high point
KEY RACE awards and trips as follows.
3. Pleasure points will be awarded in all Horsemanship, Western Pleasure
Horse - Key Race, Grades 6+ – stock or pleasure type, English Pleasure, English Equitation, Showman-
Horse - Key Race, Grades 3-5 ship, and Trail classes.
a. All other pleasure classes do not count towards trips or awards.
BARREL RACE b. Following the Junior and Senior Showmanship classes, the judge
will pick an overall showmanship lineup from those two decisions as per
Horse - Barrel Race, Grades 6+ the judge’s discretion for overall points
Horse - Barrel Race, Grades 3-5 4. Games points will be awarded in Poles, Barrels, Key Race and Jump-
ing Figure 8
TRAIL CLASS a. All other game classes do not count towards trips or awards.
b. A 5 second penalty will be added to your time for each obstacle
Horse - Trail Class, Grades 6+ knocked over – knocked down obstacle is only counted once, not on
Horse - Trail Class, Grades 3-5 way down and on way back. A knocked down obstacle does not equal
automatic red ribbon.
30 c. Not going around an obstacle that breaks pattern is a disqualification
if not following pattern.
5. All points are to be counted on each horse and rider combination sepa-
rately. If a rider has two horses, points do not get combined at any time.

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Each horse carries a separate ID number to keep point totals and ribbon Horse Registration is due in
placings recorded. FairEntry by June 15th.
6. In case of a tie in points:
1. Person with the most 1st places
2. Person with the most 2nd places LAMA
3. Person with the most 3rd places
4. Draw Hat Lama – Costume
Awards and points are not official until verified with the Extension Office. Lama – Obstacle Course/Public Relations

State Fair trips will be awarded to eligible point winners in Grades 6 and up, LAMA SHOWMANSHIP
based on points accumulated from blue ribbons in qualifying events. Will be
posted at the county fair. Lama Showmanship Grades 9+
Lama Showmanship Grades 6-8
System for Sending Exhibitors to State Horse Show Lama Showmanship Grades 3-5

Quotas for State Horse Show trips will be announced in July; the number of The lama used in showmanship is the lama eligible for State Fair.
trips is determined by the State 4-H Horse Program Committee, based on
the number of 4-Hers in the county horse project. Trips will be awarded LAMA FIBER
using the following system:
Lama Fiber
If there is an even number of trips, trips will be split evenly between
games and pleasure. Birthdates
4-H Lama Projects must be born prior to January 1, 2019.
If there is an odd number of trips, trips will be split evenly between games Gender:
and pleasure and the extra trip will be designated as high point overall trip. No sexually intact male above 18 months is eligible for exhibition.
All castrated males born prior to January 1, 2019 are eligible for exhibi-
In the instance that a rider wins more than one trip, they must decide as tion.
quickly as possible which trip they will take; if a rider turns down a trip, it All females born prior to January 1, 2019 are eligible for exhibition.
goes to the next person in THAT LINE UP (e.g. pleasure, games or high
point overall). NOTE: This is a regional lama show and counties are judged individual-
ly. Stall’s are not provided for lama’s shown by youth not enrolled in
Should a horse become injured between the Pope County Fair and the Pope County 4-H. Pope County 4-H members Lama’s are stalled in the
State Horse Show and cannot compete, the trip must be forfeited to the next horse barn.
rider in line.
For State Fair Grand Entry Rider: the oldest participant has first choice; if ANNOUNCEMENT
they have previously participated, then it goes to the next person and so on.
If it reaches the bottom of the list, then the oldest is offered the opportunity Wednesday July 17
again. • Lama’s must be entered, vet checked, and

The following horse projects will be judged on July 16th entry day from stalled by 9 a.m.
1-6 pm in the 4-H Building. • Exhibitor meeting is at 9:15 a.m.
• Lama show will begin at 9:30 a.m.

- To participate in this project area youth must have a horse or have
regular access to a horse. Youth does not need to participate in the
horse show.
- Exhibits may be a model, poster, scrapbook, essay, and/or article. The
exhibit should show or explain something the 4‑H member has made,
done, or learned in the project.
- Exhibits are conference judged with the exhibitor present.


- This project area is for youth who do not have regular access to a
horse, but are interested in the horse project area.

Exhibits may be a model, poster, scrapbook, essay, and/or article. The ex-
hibit should show or explain something the 4‑H member has made, done,
or learned in the project.
- Exhibits are conference judged with the exhibitor present.

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CHICKENS Poultry Showmanship - Grades 9+
Poultry Showmanship - Grades 6-8
Chickens - Market pen of two males or two females Poultry Showmanship - Grades 3-5
Chickens - Breeding pen of one male & two females
Chickens - Bantam Breeding pen of one male & two SHOW AND HOBBY
Chickens - Egg production pen of two pullets, White egg Show & Hobby - Market - 1 male or 1 female
layers Show & Hobby - Non-Market - 1 male and 1 female
Chickens - Egg production pen of two pullets, Brown Requirements
egg layers - Must be captive wild birds or exotic fowl. Domestic fowl excluded.
- Not eligible for auction or state fair
Doves - Purebred breeding pair
Limited to 5 animals no more than 2 in a class.
Ducks - Market pen of two males or two females
Ducks - Breeding pen of one male & two females Rabbit - Small Breed Senior Buck over 6 months of age
Ducks - Bantam Breeding pen of one male & two females Rabbit - Small Breed Senior Doe over 6 months of age
Rabbit - Small Breed Junior Buck under 6 months of age
GEESE Rabbit - Small Breed Junior Doe under 6 months of age

Geese - Market pen of two males or two females 4 Class (small) rabbit breeds include Dutch, Florida White, Holland Lop,
Geese - Breeding pen of one male & two females Jersey Wooly, Mini Lop, Mini Rex, Netherland Dwarf, Polish, Rex, Ameri-
can Fuzzy Lop, American Sable, Dwarf Hotot, English Angora, French
GUINEA Angora, Satin Angora, Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Standard Chinchilla,
English Spot, Harlequin, Havana, Himalayan, Lilac, Lion Head, Rhineland-
-ONLY Pearls, Whites and Lavender breeds can be shown: er, Silver, Silver Marten, Thrianta and Tan.

Guinea - Market pen of two males or two females - same breed LARGE BREEDS
Guinea - Breeding pen of one male & two females - same breed
Rabbit - Large Breed Senior Buck over 8 months of age
PIGEONS Rabbit - Large Breed Senior Doe over 8 months of age
Rabbit - Large Breed Intermediate Buck 6 - 8 months of age
Pigeons - Utility, 1 Breeding Pair Rabbit - Large Breed Intermediate Doe 6 - 8 months of age
Pigeons - Utility, 1 Young bird Male or Female, 1 young bird, this year Rabbit - Large Breed Junior Buck under 6 months of age
band Rabbit - Large Breed Junior Doe under 6 months of age
Pigeons - Fancy, 1 Breeding Pair
Pigeons - Fancy, Young bird Male or Female, 1 young bird, this year 6 Class (large) rabbit breeds include New Zealand, Satin, American Giant
band Angora, Bevern, Californian, Champagne Dargent, Checkered Giant,
Pigeons - Flying, 1 Breeding Pair American Chinchilla, Giant Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Crème Dargent, Flem-
Pigeons - Flying, Young bird Male or Female, 1 young bird, this year ish Giant, French Lop, Hotot, English Lop, Palomino and Silver Fox.
band Requirements:

TURKEYS - Domestic only - All breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association
are eligible. Rabbits will be judged according to ARBA standards.
Turkeys - Domestic Only - Market pen of two males or - Each rabbit must be permanently tattooed in the left ear for identifica-
two females tion purposes.
Turkeys - Domestic Only - Breeding pen of one male &
two females MARKET RABBIT

Requirements: Rabbit - Single Fryer, 3 ½ to 5 ½ pounds, not over 70 days old
-Limit 2 entries per class, must be different varieties. Exemption being Rabbit - Pen of three fryers, 3 ½ to 5 ½ pounds, not over 70 days old
exhibitor can have two of the same breed of market chicken.
- Must be entered, vet checked & penned by 11 a.m. in order to show. RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP
- Egg production pen of two pullets will have two separate lots – one for
white egg layers and one for brown egg layers. White egg layers must Rabbit Showmanship - Grades 9+
be hybrid. Brown egg layers must be commercial purebred or hybrid; Rabbit Showmanship - Grades 6 - 8
hybrids are preferred. Rabbit Showmanship - Grades 3 - 5
- Poultry exhibited must be of this year's hatch, (except doves and
pigeons). All, except waterfowl, doves and pigeons, must have health Pope County 4-H: 2019 Premium Book
certificate and must be identified by a numbered leg band.
- Breeding classes will be judged on breed characteristics using the
American Standard of Perfection as a guide.

-To be eligible for State Fair, birds (except pigeons) must be from same
flock, breed, and variety as your County Fair winners but does not have
to be same birds.



Requirements: Limit 6: 2 Breeding gilts 2 Market Gilts, 2 Market Barrows
- Limited to 6 entries: 2 ewe lambs, 2 yearling ewes, 2 market lambs (Note: Champion barrows & gilts will never compete, and auction limita-

- Market lambs must be weighed on the Sheep Weigh Day, on the tions will be in place.)
scale provided, to participate in the County Rate-of-Gain contest. Ani- Requirements:
mals must be weighed at check-in at the County Fair on Livestock En- - Market Swine Identification and Weight Affidavit must be turned in to the
try Day. Extension Office by May 15 to be eligible. Animals must be entered and
-Participation in Rate of Gain is optional weighed at the County Fair on Livestock Entry Day
-Market lambs not participating in Rate of Gain are still eligible for pur-
ple ribbons, auction and State Fair. BIRTH DATES:

Ewe Lamb BIRTH DATES Breeding Gilt Born in January– March of current year
March Ewe Lamb Market Barrow
Yearling Ewe Born in January-March of current Year Born on or after January 1 of current year. Recommended
Market Gilt farrow date of February 1 or after.
Market Lamb Born in March of current Year Born on or after January 1 of current year. Recommended
farrow date of February 1 or after.
Born on or after January 1 of previous year and must
not show evidence of four permanent incisors.

Born on or after January 1 of current year


Sheep - Yearling Ewe Swine - Breeding Gilt
Sheep - Ewe Lamb


Market Lamb Swine– Market Barrow

Requirements: Swine—Market Gilt
- Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 105 pounds; recom-
mended maximum weight is 170 pounds.

LAMB LEAD Requirements:
- Recommended minimum weight for State Fair is 220 pounds; maximum
Lamb Lead State Fair weight is 300. Market barrows and market gilts weighing less
than 220 pounds will show in their own class “Super Lightweights” and
Requirements: those 301 pounds and over will show in their own class “Super Heavy-
- Complete google form weights” and will be eligible for blue, red or white ribbons and are not eligi-
- Lamb lead exhibitors must groom and train a sheep and must wear a ble for champions at State Fair.
garment made from at least 60% wool. Garment is defined as a piece
of clothing covering a main part of your body (not socks or accesso- SWINE SHOWMANSHIP
-Exhibitors will be judged based on project knowledge, poise, their out- Swine Showmanship - Grades 9+
fit, and their lamb. Swine Showmanship - Grades 6-8
- Classes may be combined depending on number of entrants Swine Showmanship - Grades 3-5


Sheep Showmanship - Grades 9+ Rate of Gain – Market Swine
Sheep Showmanship - Grades 6-8
Sheep Showmanship - Grades 3-5 SWINE LITTER

Rate of Gain – Market Lamb
- Litter class consists of 3 pigs from the same litter born between Jan-
FLEECE uary 1 and May 31 of the current year.
-Individuals from barrow and gilt classes can be entered in the litter
Sheep Fleece class.
Requirements: -Class is not State Fair or Auction eligible.

- All 4-H'ers receiving a blue ribbon on their fleece may exhibit at the
State Fair; no housing will be provided!

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may be combined


67th Annual Pope County 4-H Premium Livestock Auction

9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019
Auctioneer John Reed, Clerk Eagle State Bank
Jack Morris Livestock Show Arena, Pope County Fairgrounds, Glenwood, MN

•To encourage the growth of the Pope County 4-H Program - 20% of the proceeds for the auction go
to help support the growth of the Pope County 4-H program and membership, state fair and livestock
expenses, provides training and opportunities in livestock project areas and supports education pro-

•To help support youth in livestock - 80% goes to the youth to help them invest and grow their live-
stock project, invest in their future for college, and help support attending State Fair, where the aver-
age out-of-pocket cost is $230.00

Blue Ribbon, Champion and State Fair Trip Winners sell for premium!

You can participate in the auction as an individual or business. If you or your representative encounters a schedul-
ing problem with attending our auction, we would be happy to accept phone bids or donations prior to the sale, at
(320) 634-7734.
You can also pre-register as a bidder at to ensure we have a packet ready for you
to pick up at the registration table.

Pope County Extension Office 130 East Minnesota Ave Glenwood, MN 56334-1636

Pope County 4-H Showcase

You’re invited to the 2019 Pope County 4-H Showcase!
4-H’ers are showing off their talents in Fashion Revue and Perform-
ing Arts. Also being recognized is outstanding static exhibit awards

and livestock interview winners.

Date: Friday, July 19th
Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Free Stage

*Fashion Revue participants need to be in attendance at 3:45pm in the 4-H
*Rain location will be in Jack Morris Livestock Arena

Register your 4-H Projects for the Fair by June 15th

Pre-Fair Volunteers Needed, to help get things ready

 Contact Office, if you are interested in helping with Prep work
 Fair Set Up Day July 7

Want to volunteer at Fair?

 Sign up Here:
 Contact Species Specific Livestock Superintendents
 Contact Office

Want to volunteer at the Horse Show?

 Sign up Here:
 Contact Office

Food Stand

 Every Member grades 3+ and an adult from each family needs

to sign up to help.
 May 15th Request Forms Due
 July 1st Worker Sign Up Sheets Due

Want to Chaperone State Fair?

 Are you a screened Volunteer? If not go to https:// and start the
Application Process

 Have You completed the 4-Honline Chaperons Training?

Each club is assigned to help set up or clean up the 4-H Building & Food Stand:
Fair Set Up Day: July 7th from 2-6 pm

Club: Busy Beavers, New Horizons, Sharp Shooters, Villard Livewires, Waska Wonders

Fair Clean Up Day: July 21st from 9-11 am

Club: Ben Wade Blazers, Lakes Area Leaders, New Prairie Pioneers, Tails & Trails, Wayside

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