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Adair County 4-H deadlines approaching

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:33 a.m. CDT

GREENFIELD — The deadline for identifying all 4-H and FFA livestock projects for the Adair County Fair and other 4-H shows is May 15. All members with breeding heifers, cow-calf pairs, feeder calves, bucket/bottle calves, dogs, horses, dairy, dairy goats, meat goat does or breeding sheep must complete an official identification form and submit it to Adair County Extension office by May 15. No late forms can be accepted.

Market lamb and meat-goat identification forms will be completed during lamb weigh-in scheduled 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Adair County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. Youths planning to exhibit lambs or meat goats in the 4-H department at the Iowa State Fair will have retinal images taken on the animals at the tagging.

May 15 is also the deadline for youths to sign up for 4-H and still be eligible to exhibit at the Adair County Fair. The 4-H program is open to all youths in grades four through 12. Youths can select to join one of the 10 clubs or become an independent member.

Adair County Extension will be open until 6 p.m. May 15 to accept enrollment forms and animal identification sheets.

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