ISU Extension Dallas County Dallas County 20859 Fairground Rd. Adel, IA 50003-4406 4-H News Phone/Fax: 515-993-4281 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org June / July 2007 ISSUE www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas DALLAS COUNTY FAIR Our 2007 Graduates July 11 - 15, 2007 Jayme, Courtney, Zachary, Brendan, Amanda, Kelcey, Jennifer, Chris, Katherine, Robert, Clinton, Jill, Katherine, Michelle, Brittni, and Matthew. Inside this issue: Announcements 2 Fair information 3–6 State Fair & other shows 7 The Dallas County Livestock Judging Team... Calendar 8 competed recently at the ISU Block and Bridle Contest. The results are as follows: Featured 4-H’ers Junior Division- (21 individuals/5 total teams) Noah– 10th overall Hannah– 4th in beef; 8th overall Michael – 2nd in beef; 9th overall Bryce - 15th overall Eric– 11th overall The team placed 3rd in swine, beef, questions and overall. Senior Division- (102 individuals) Dallas County Luke - 5th swine, 5th beef, 6th overall Livestock Judging Team Kate - 11th sheep, 32nd overall 2007 Congratulations to all the participants! And Thanks to their coach, Emily Front row (from left to right) Brewer. Michael, Bryce, and Hannah. 2007 Horse Jamboree Back row (from left to right) Congratulations to the following Dallas County 4-H’ers who placed! Luke, Kate, Eric and Noah. Rachel – Drawing senior – Champion Senior team grooming – 2nd Place Junior team grooming – 7th Place Thank you To the Dallas County 4-H Foundation for purchasing 2 way radios for use at the horse shows. Page 2 Dallas County 4-H Open Senior High Point- Horse Show Results 1st place-Jayme 38 pts., Dallas Co. Saddlelites The Dallas County 4-H Open Horse 2 place-Lizzy nd Show was held on May 12. The 30 pts., Dallas Co. Trailblazers weather was great and provided Junior High Point- 3rd place-Rachel for great success. There were 1st place-Abigail 27 pts., Dallas Co. Saddlelites over 200 entries for the day and 27 pts., Dallas Co. Trailblazers 2nd place-Jenna approximately 40 4-H’ers exhibited 23 pts., Dallas Co. Trailblazers their horses from 5 different 3rd place-Cooper counties. A special thank you to all the 15 pts., Dallas Co. Aggies sponsors: 3rd place-Jake · Crossroads Ag Congratulations to everyone who 15 pts., Webster Co. · Dallas Co. Farm Bureau placed in a class as well as our top Elkhorn Aggies · Daniel & Stephanie Fallis high point earners for each age · Heartland Co-op Intermediate High point- division: 1st place-Abby · Orschlen 62 pts., Madison Co. · Sugar Grove Sunshine Club Jefferson Lee Jades · TR Portable Welding. 2nd place-Jennifer Without their support this show 41 pts., Polk Co. Innovators would not have been possible. 3rd place-Mackenzie Also, thank you to parents and 22 pts., Dallas Co. Saddlelites volunteers who donated their time to work at the show. Submitted by Laura Rowe, Abby - 1st Place Jayme - 1st Place Horse Superintendent Intermediate High Point Senior High Point Use of the Arena Summer Day Camps Only 4-H’ers are allowed to use the Fun Olympics, Gone Fishin’ and horse arena on the fairgrounds for Bug Bonanza, are the day camps practice during times when the arena offered this summer by Iowa is not being used for an event. If State University Extension in you use the arena, be ready to cooperation with Dallas County Riding Opportunities Conservation. These camps are identify your club name and the name of your leader if asked by a The Saddlelites and the for youth entering grade 3-6 in the fair board representative. Trailblazers invite 4-H’ers to join fall. For information about the Remember that the arena is to be left camps call 515-993-4281 or find them as they ride in the arena for information and application on our the way you found it. If the arena is practice. recently raked for an event, do not website at: use. www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas Saddlelites: /kidsteens Mondays - 6:30-8 pm Trailblazers: Wednesdays - 6:30-8 p.m. For questions contact Carolyn Wilson, Dallas County 4-H Youth Coordinator: email@example.com or 515-993-4281 Dallas County Fair Page 3 4-H T-shirts Punch Cards Queen Contest & Armbands The Youth Committee will offer a Available food stand punch card. This $10 If you are interested in competition card is an alternative to cash and for the 2007 Dallas County Fair If you will be exhibiting at the can be used at the 4-H food stand Queen, call Jackie Zika at fair or giving a presentation and would during the fair. These can be 681-0958. like a 4-H T-shirt, we have them! purchased at the food stand or They are white with the 4-H design on during judging day. the front, come in a variety of sizes Fair Board Elections… and cost $8 each. We also have armbands available for those New Class - will take place at the Gazebo on exhibiting horses. The cost is $1.75. 4-H’ers in Action! Saturday morning, July 14 from 9 – noon. Requirements: Any 5” x 7” color County Fair Work photograph (vertical or horizontal), Silent Auction Assignments taken after January 1, 2005, that shows a 4-H’er or group of 4-H’ers Plans are underway for the Silent Each club has assignments during the Auction to be held during the fair for set-up or takedown, building involved in a project, doing county fair. We are encouraging ambassadors, and the 4-H food stand. community service, giving an each club to make a donation with a Your leader will be asking 4-H’ers educational presentation, enjoying a value of no more than $25-$35 to and parents to help with these this event. A portion of last year’s recreational activity, or anything responsibilities. The time you spend auction was used for citizenship in the food stand helps raise money else related to the 4-H youth projects & supporting participation that is used for camperships, program. Photos should reflect any in the CWF trip. recognition, project materials, etc. of the many aspects of 4-H throughout the Food Stand Volunteers year. (Because photos may be Compete in the Financial selected for an exhibition at the Remember to bring your own cap or Quiz Bowl Iowa State Fair, negatives or digital hair cover or you will be required to copies of the photos should be kept Teams of three will compete for wear a hair net while working. on file.) Include a photo story to tell great prizes in the Financial Quiz Bowl at the county fair! It will be what’s happening in the photo and Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Free Breakfast explain why it’s the best example of Each team must have at least one “4-H’ers in Action!” from your individual who is 12 years old or Come to the fairgrounds on Saturday, county. Captions are limited to 75 younger. July 7 for a breakfast provided by words or less. Farm Bureau. This is for all 4-H’ers Participants are not required to be a Photography and story writing 4-H member. Teams will earn and their families, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Remember to thank them! are to be done by a 4-H youth points by answering finance Teen Dance… member. related questions in a game format. Team sign-up will be held will be sponsored by the 4-H Senior from 5:30-6:15 p.m. If you have Council on Sunday, July 15, from questions about the Financial Quiz 8-11 p.m. This will be open to all bowl you can contact Tammy 4-H’ers 13 - 19 and their invited Hickman-Fay at 993-3355(daytime) guest. The cost will be $2 per or 992-4105. (evening) person. See us online at: www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas or at the State 4-H Youth site: www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/ Dallas County Fair Page 4 Insert Health requirements for Fair check in… Remember to… fair: Dogs & Cats- wear hard soled shoes and 4-H or for swine, poultry, rabbits and Certificates of vaccinations must be horses is Tuesday evening, July 10; white T-shirts when showing provided to the extension office no beef can check-in Tuesday evening livestock at the fair. later than June 9. or Wednesday morning. Other livestock check-in Wednesday, July 12. Check your fair schedule for Poultry- each species. The schedule was in Animal Care and the April-May newsletter or is pullorum free certificate required or will test at check in. If you would Disclosure Statements … posted at: www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas/ki like your poultry certified before must be completed, signed, and dsteens check in, call the extension office. given to the superintendent at check in by all exhibitors showing market beef, sheep, meat goats or swine at the fair. These are available from End of Fair Clean-up your leader, the extension office or All livestock pens and areas can be accessed at: including rabbits and poultry need Sheep production prize www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/Agri to be cleaned by the livestock culture/livestockhandbook.htm If you are showing market lambs, owner. Cleaning in the large animal under ethics. you will have the opportunity to building will begin only after the participate in a class for top sale is completed. production, with a 1st place prize of $50. You will take a quiz based on information gathered from the project materials FSQA and 4-H’ers showing Bottle working with the project. If you Sheep and Goat Scrapies don’t have the sheep materials, Calves Tags contact the extension office by July Will be interviewed on Monday, 6 to get them. July 9, 1:30-6 p.m. Written Female sheep or goats coming to reports are to be turned in at this the fair must have a scrapies tag or time. they will not be allowed to show. Call Carolyn at 993-4281 for information about getting scrapies tags. Reserve your pens If you have sheep, goats, beef, Horse show trophies… bucket/bottle calves, swine, rabbits or poultry coming to the fair, won at the fair will be presented on you need to notify your leader the Friday, July 13 at 5 p.m. Donors number of pens/stalls you will need Fair Auction Checks… will be invited to present trophies to by July 1. Your leader will call the will be in the office ready to pick up the winners. appropriate superintendents by on Monday, July 23. July 5 to reserve pens and stalls for your club. For questions contact Carolyn Wilson, Dallas County 4-H Youth Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-993-4281 Dallas County Fair Page 5 Dallas County 4-H Mandatory County Fair Horse Project Barrel Racing /Pole Bending & Horse Project Registration Horsemanship Workshop Horsemanship Workshop s Saturday July 7, 2007 June 13, 6 pm-8 pm, Just a reminder that registration for Both Clinics welcome all skill Dallas County Fairgrounds classes for the county fair is held on levels. Be sure to bring your horse. Saturday, July 7 from 9 am- 12 at Spectators are welcome. The Jessie Schafer and Laura Rowe will the south arena. Entries for classes workshops are free for Dallas share suggestions and tips on will be taken and horse health care County 4-H’ers. Non-Dallas County preparing your horse for show and statements are to be turned in and 4-H’ers will be charged$10 per how to complete a horsemanship any questions will be answered. individual/not more than $20 per pattern. This will be the only time available family. All proceeds collected from to register for classes. If you have this clinic will go to support the questions please contact Laura Barrel Racing & Pole Dallas County 4-H Horse Project. Rowe by email Bending Workshop Pre-registration is required by email@example.com or June 26, 6 pm-8 pm, Monday, June 11. Please contact by telephone 515-992-3089. Dallas County Fairgrounds Laura Rowe by email firstname.lastname@example.org This clinic will be instructed by or by telephone 515-992-3089. Jennifer Conrad (Professional Barrel Racing card holder) and In the case of inclement weather Laura Rowe who will provide please call before you haul. group instruction on how to reduce your times in barrel racing and pole bending. Award Application Livestock Judging Team... Beef Carcass Evaluation Workshop… is looking for 2-3 more youth in Livestock field specialist, Joe will be held on Thursday, grade 4-8 and one or two more in Sellers will evaluate the carcasses August 2 at 1:30, and repeated at grades 9 – 12 to join the team. of 4-H calves that have been taken 6:30 p.m. Learn how to complete a Practice is on June 3 at 2 p.m. to the Redfield Locker on Tuesday, great award application form to at Emily’s house. For more July 24, at 6:30 p.m. All exhibitors receive recognition for your work in information, contact Emily Brewer are encouraged to come learn about a project area or for citizenship and at 515-669-5390 or at: the traits that make a good cut of leadership activities. Award email@example.com. meat and see how the Dallas County information and forms will be in the carcasses score. next newsletter. This workshop will **Members wanting to pick up their be especially helpful for new 4- sale checks at the locker should call H’ers, but all 4-H’ers, parents, and the extension office by 3 p.m. on leaders are encouraged to attend. that day. Dallas County Fair Page 6 Static Exhibit Judged Monday, July 9. Page 30 in your fair book will show Copyright is important! when your club is scheduled. Cookies for judges The copyright law is enforced in 4-H. The copyright law states that a If you’re bringing cookies or bars to copyrighted design (art, be judged on July 9, please consider photograph, written word, logo, leaving some for the judges to enjoy trademark, team insignias, etc.) later that day. cannot be displayed in a public Entry tags and photo setting without permission of the labels… owner. We have an example letter you may use to request this are available from your leader and permission. If often takes a long should be filled out and attached to time to be granted permission, so your exhibit before you come to the ask now! fair. How is your exhibit judged? Goal Cards The way your exhibit looks is Remember... important, but it also is judged on You are more likely to do a better to check the dimensions in the fair what you learn as you make it. job if your goal cards are completed book for static exhibits. Oversized Judges want to know what goals before arriving at the fair. Be sure projects will not be considered for you had and how you made your to read the general rules and the state fair. exhibit. This is why they talk with regulations for static exhibits on you as they judge. You can practice pages 27-29 in your fair book. Pay what you want to tell the judge special attention to Item #9, and be about your exhibit by answering sure that this information is clearly Home Economics Answer these questions: provided for the judge. What were your goals? Line… How did you work toward your goals? is available to 4-H’ers who have What was the most important questions about their home thing you learned as you economic project (child worked to reach your goals? development, clothing, consumer management, food and nutrition, What would you like to do in home improvement). They can be this project area next year? reached Monday – Friday, 8 -11:50 a.m. and 1- 5 p.m. at 1-800-262-3804. Page 7 State Fair Entry Forms Livestock Updates… To show livestock or horticulture exhibits at the State Fair you must for Ak-Sar-Ben and State Fair have completed the 5th grade and including information and rule you will need to register by June 30. changes are available on line at: Premium books and entry forms www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/Ag should arrive at the extension office riculture/updates.htm by the second week in June. State Fair Volunteer Exhibitors of livestock or If you are interested in horticulture need not exhibit at the volunteering at the Iowa State Fair, county fair to participate in the state Clay County Fair Entries Due information and applications can fair. Entries for the 4-H show must be found at: Entry cards and fair books for the be made through the county Clay County Fair will soon be www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/St extension office. available at the extension office. ateFair/StateFairinfo.htm. Forms must be returned by July 27. Market Broilers Market broiler division is open to all 4-H members who are enrolled in the poultry project and have completed 5th through 12th Ak-Sar-Ben Entries Due grade. Participants purchase 50 August 16 is the deadline for birds and exhibit five in the broiler Calling all Actors! entering livestock exhibits. division at the state fair. Forms and Dallas County 4-H’ers have been Registration materials should arrive payment are due on June 1 and can at the extension office by mid-June. asked to return to the Iowa State be found on the 4-H Fair to perform the pageant, Livestock handbook web page at: 150 Years: Iowa State Fair on the www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/Agr first day of the fair. No speaking iculture/Broilerent.pdf. Look under parts. Admission is free. If Poultry division for the Iowa State interested contact Lorna Grow at Fair Market Broiler Division rules. 992-3003 or firstname.lastname@example.org American Royal in Kansas City Livestock Quiz Bowl June 15 is the enrollment Some of you are very deadline for market lambs or pigs knowledgeable livestock members. that show in the American Royal. Now is the time to shine by If you are planning to show at the preparing to participate in the American Royal, contact Carolyn Livestock Quiz Bowl on August 10 at the extension office. at the Iowa State Fair. Contact the extension office for more information. Dallas County Extension Office 28059 Fairground Road Adel, IA 50003-4406 Dallas County 4-H Newsletter Dates to Remember: July: June: 4 Office closed-Independence Day 7 Breakfast sponsored by Farm Bureau 12-14 Intermediate Trip - Minneapolis 7:30-9 am at the Food Stand 15 4-H Leaders: Fair assignment sheets 7 Pre-fair meeting 8:30 Comm. Building due to EO 7 Set up 9:30 am 26-28 State 4-H Youth Conference-ISU 7 Register for horse classes 9:30-noon 29 State fair entries due at EO 7 Cat show- 1 pm Small Animal Building 30 Clothing Event-Village of Legacy 7 Pet show- 2 pm Small Animal Building Point, Waukee 7 Dog show- 3:30 Entertainment Plaza Judging 1- 4 pm 10-15 Dallas County Fair Fashion show-7 pm 15 Fair auction 3 pm 31 Post fair meeting 7 pm August: 2 Award application workshop 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. 9-19 Iowa State Fair “Sounds Like Fun” 15 Ak-Sar-Ben entries due 25 Youth Safety Day - DC Fairgrounds Iowa State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.
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