GREENFIELD — 4-H livestock and horticulture entries for the Iowa State Fair are due July 1. Entries must be made online. Contact Adair County Extension for help with the entry process. The state fair premium book is only available online. It can be accessed at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statefair/livestock.
4-H’ers must have completed fifth to 12th grade during the 2013-14 school year to be eligible to enter 4-H competition at the state fair. Livestock classes are available for poultry, dog, horse and pony, breeding and market beef, breeding and market sheep, breeding and market swine, rabbit, dairy and meat goat and dairy cattle.
Members can also enter horticulture exhibits. The July 1 entry deadline also applies for the 4-H horticulture show slated for 9 a.m. Aug. 9. Garden crops and herbs may be shown along with vegetable container displays and jumbo vegetables.
The deadline for making 4-H and FFA entries for the Adair County Fair is also July 1. Entry forms and fair books are available from 4-H leaders and FFA advisers. All entries for animals, including dogs and cats, Pride of Iowa, Communication, Fashion Revue and Clothing Selection, and crops must be turned into the Extension office in Greenfield by the deadline. The Extension office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 1 to accept county fair entries.
Entries for static exhibits for the 4-H and FFA Center do not need to be pre-entered. 4-H community club members, Clover Kids, FFA members and youths who have participated in any type of Extension programming including camps and adventure trips are eligible to enter static exhibits at the fair. They should obtain an entry card and have it completed when they come for judging July 16. A judging schedule is printed in the fair book.
The Adair County Fair will officially open with the fair BBQ July 16. Other events slated for the evening will include recognition of 4-H’ers who graduated from high school this spring, crowning of Little Miss and Little Mister Adair County and Adair County Fair Queen, and announcement of the 4-H Hall of Fame inductee.
The Adair County Fair is July 16-20. A complete listing of fair activities, including grandstand events, is available at Adair County Extension and on the web at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/adair/content/all-thingsadair-county-fair or at the official county fair website http://www.adaircountyfair.org
For more information about 4-H and FFA activities planned for the fair, contact Adair County Extension at 641-743-8412 or 1-800-ISUE 399.