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     2010         Fair Schedule ...................................... 3
                  Fair Board Officers and Directors...... 5

O’Brien County    Extension Staff .................................... 5
                  Rules for King and Queen Competition 6
  Youth Fair      4-H General Rules & Regulations ...... 7
                  General Livestock Rules .................... 8
                  Show Ring Code of Ethics ................. 11
                  Showmanship/Substitutes Showman 13
                  Livestock Health Requirements ......... 16
                  Beef Department ................................. 16
                  Bottle/Bucket Department .................. 24
                  Dairy Department ................................ 25
                  Goat Department ................................. 27
                  Swine Department ............................... 28
                  Swine Affidavit .................................... 30
                  Sheep Department .............................. 30
                  Horse Department ............................... 35
                  Rabbit Department .............................. 37
                  Pet Department.................................... 39
                  Dog Department .................................. 40
                  Poultry Department ............................. 41
                  Livestock Judging Contest ................ 42
                  Herdsmanship ..................................... 42
                  Communications ................................. 43
                  Non-Livestock Exhibits ...................... 48
                  Agriculture and Natural Resources ... 50
                  Horticulture .......................................... 52
                  Expressive Arts ................................... 55
                  Family & Consumer Science .............. 61
                  Personal Development ....................... 67
                  Science, Mechanics & Engineering ... 68
                  4-H Clothing Event .............................. 70
     July 17-22   Special Exhibit Classes ...................... 72
                  Open Class Crafts ............................... 73
                  Open Class Horticulture ..................... 81
                  Open Class Youth Horticulture .......... 90
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                                             2010 O’Brien County Fair
SATURDAY, JULY 17
8:30 am – 4-H Non-livestock judging will take place @ Primghar Community Center
9:00 am - 4th Annual Antique/Classic Tractor Ride, registration at the Fairgrounds
10:00 am - Open class craft exhibits must be checked in
10:30 am - Open Class craft judging
12 -1:15 pm – Noon Break
2:00 pm – Deadline for bringing in Communication Posters
7:30 pm – Auto races sponsored by Primghar Jaycees

SUNDAY, JULY 18
12:30 pm–Horse Projects must be checked in.
1:00 pm – Horse Show
3:30 pm—Sheep must be in place
4:00- 6:00 pm –Sheep weigh-in
5:00–7:00 pm – Swine weigh-in
3:00-6:00 p.m.—Poultry check-in and testing
6:00—8:00 pm—Rabbit Check-in

MONDAY, JULY 19
7:30-8:30 am-Rabbit Check-in, must be in place by 8:30
8:00-9:00 am – 4-H Horticulture and Flower Arranging entries must be checked in.
8:00-11:00 am–Open Class Horticulture & Flower Arranging entries must be checked in
9:00 am – Begin Judging Educational Presentations/Share-The-Fun/Working Exhibits
9:00 am – Begin judging 4-H Horticulture and Flower Arranging
9:00 am – Rabbit Show
10:00 am –Goat and Dairy must be in place.
10:00 am – 4-H Exhibit Building Open to public.
11:00 am – Judging of Open Class Horticulture and Flower Arranging
10:00 noon – Market Beef, Breeding Heifers, Cow-Calves and Feeder Calves & Bottle/Bucket calves must be in place.
12:30 pm – Broiler Contest Judging
1:00 pm – Live Poultry Judging
1:00 pm – Evaluate Advanced lamb pen projects, Sheep Show Immediately following Advanced Lamb Pen evaluation
4:00 pm—Style show practice—administration building
5:00 pm—Dairy Show
5:30 pm— ―Sheltered Reality‖ Drum line
7:30 pm—4-H Fashion Revue/Clothing Selection Style Show; O’Brien County Fair Queen & King Coronation & Share-The-Fun Acts
TUESDAY, JULY 20
8:00 am – Beef Show
10:00 am – 4-H Exhibit Building Opens
2:00 pm – Children’s Entertainment provided by O’Brien County Library Association — Administration Building
4:00 pm - Bottle/Bucket Calf Show
5:00-7:30 pm - Farm Credit Services Ice Cream Social
6:00 pm – Pedal Pull
7:30 pm – LIVE ENTERTAINMENT—Danika Portz

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
8:00 am – Swine Show
9:00 am – Discovering 4-H Pet Judging followed by 4-H Pet Show
10:30 am - Dog Show (or immediately following Pet Show)
2:00 pm—Goat Show
3:00-3:30 pm – Livestock Judging Registration (or immediately following goat show)
3:30 pm (or immediately following goat show)– Livestock Judging Contest
5:00–7:00 pm – O’Brien County Farm Bureau Watermelon Feed
4:00 pm—Ag Olympics
7:30 pm – Auto Races sponsored by Primghar Jaycees
7:30 pm – All 4-H Livestock may be released

THURSDAY, JULY 22
9:00 am – Awards/Announcements and Livestock Sale
9 -12:00 – 4-H Non-livestock exhibits may be released.
4-H’ers & parents are encouraged to help with cleanup.
9:00 pm - 12:00 am – Teen Danc
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             O’Brien County 4H Clubs and Leaders                                            ISU Extension O’Brien County Staff

Caledonia Ramblers ..... Dan Hunt , Kevin Stamer,                                 Kris Keene ....................... County Youth Coordinator
                                 Sharon Schnepf, Jared Rohrs                      Marsha Rehder ................ Office Assistant
Center Farmers ............. Mark Hansen, Brad McDowell                           Roxanne Hayenga ........... County Program Coordinator
Eagle Musketeers ......... Elizabeth Baker, Roxanne Baker
G & W Feeders ............. Mike Negus, Jon Rehder
Highlanders................... Kim Steinkamp, Darwin Gaudian,                               O’Brien County Fair
                                 Gordon Wittrock                                          Queen & King Competition
Jolly Workers ................ Jay Solsma , Vanessa Knoblock                    2009-2010 Fair Queen is Jill Jurgenson, daughter of
Kool Kids....................... Val Moermond, Betty Harms                              Neil & Deb Jurgenson of Sutherland
O & O Kids .................... Helen Elgersma, Greg Paulsen                    2009-2010 Fair King is Andrew Koehlmoos, son of Doug & Lisa
                                 Lynette Gable, Deb Shriver                     Koehlmoos of Granville.
Western Workers .......... Contact Extension Office                              Queen candidates were Megan Hunt of Granville and Sterling
O'Brien County Sharp Shooters…..Charlene Elyea                                  Schnepf of Granville. King candidate was Michael Koester.
Sheldon FFA ................. Gene Bomgaars
South O'Brien FFA ....... Eric Kumm
HMS FFA ....................... Betsy Brugman
     O’Brien County 4H Youth Council
           Matt Akwa                       Andrew Koehlmoos
           Alexa Albert              Trevor Lansink
           Courtney Ebel             Jeremy Maass
           Emily Elgersma            Jake Moermond
           Thurston Gable            Kelsey Proehl
           Bryan Goettsch            Cody Rehder
           Tasha Haag                Brenton Rossman
           Megan Haupert             Paris Schnepf
           Nathan Heemstra           Sterling Schnepf
           Shelbi Holtkamp           Brice Tewes
           Jennifer Hoover           Danielle Tewes
           Jill Jurgensen            Jerrica Walling
           Katie Knoblock            Ben Wagner                                   Rules for the                                        Queen and
                                                                                                          King Competition
                                                                                  1. Each contestant must be at least 16 years of age and not
    O’Brien County Fair Board Members                                           more than 21 years of age on August 12 th , the first day of the
                                                                                2010 Iowa State Fair.
     Darwin Gaudian ......... President, Primghar, At-Large                        2. Contestants must never have been married nor had chil-
     Gordon Wittrock......... Vice-Pres, Primghar, Highland                     dren.
     Sherry Durst .............. Secretary-Treasurer, Primghar                     3. A county fair queen and king must reside in the county she/
     Stephanie Madsen..... Sheldon, Floyd Twp                                   he represents or an adjoining county if the majority of her/his
  Kevin Mars ...................... Primghar, Summit Twp                        activities are in the county she/he represents.
  Paul Dagel ...................... Sanborn, Lincoln Twp                          4. Each contestant must be an active member of 4-H or FFA.
  Harold Stamer ................. Granville, Caledonia Twp                      Each club or chapter may nominate two candidates.
  Dave Stoll ....................... Primghar, Hartley Twp                        5. No professional model--one who has been employed and
  Dudley McDowell ............ Sheldon, Carroll Twp                             paid a salary for a specific job of modeling--is eligible for the
  Brad McDowell ................ Primghar, Center Twp                           state pageant.
  Justin Steinkamp............. Hartley, Omega Twp                                6. Any contestant who has competed at State Fair Finals may
  Duane Konz .................... Hospers, Baker Twp                            not compete again. No winners at county level may compete
  Dennis Mars .................... Primghar, Dale Twp                           again.
  Lynnette Soden ............... Hartley, Grant Twp                               7. The county contest will be decided upon this basis -- 2/3
  Glenn Fuller .................... Paullina, Union Twp                         speech and interview and 1/3 upon the popular vote held at the
  Bruce Fiddelke ................ Sutherland, Waterman Twp                      county fair. All 4-H'ers and FFA members are
  Mark Hibbing ................... Paullina, Liberty Twp                        eligible to vote.
  Glenn Grooters ............... Sanborn, Franklin Twp                            8. The Iowa State Fair will provide a queen's sash and crown
                                                                                for each county fair to award their queen at the county fair. This
                    Fair Board Members At Large                                 must be worn when she appears at the Iowa State Fair. Kings
  Bob Steinkamp........................................... Primghar             will receive a medallion provided by the Fair Board.
  Mike Rienfeld ............................................. Primghar          9. If for some reason the 2010 O'Brien County Fair Queen can-
  Doug Koehlmoos ....................................... Granville               not complete her term and represent O'Brien County at the
  Dan Hunt .................................................... Granville        State Fair Competition and the 2010 County Fair, the crown and
  Merv Hoermann ......................................... Sutherland             sash will be returned to the O'Brien County Fair Board and will
                                                                                 be awarded to the first runner up or whoever fulfills the respon-
               Fairground Superintendent                                         sibility. The rule also applies to the King, at the county level.
                                                                                10. The Queen and King will need to be available to represent
 Willfred Gaudian ................................... Primghar                   O'Brien County 4-H and FFA and the O'Brien County Fair Board
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 during the remainder of all the 2010 O'Brien County Fair activities. Responsibilities should include representing O'Brien County Fair,
 4-H and FFA at community events and other 4-H and FFA activities throughout their reign.
   MacDONALD'S JEWELRY, Hartley, provides the Queen's necklace and the O'BRIEN COUNTY FAIR BOARD provides atten-
dant gifts and pays the entry fee to the State Fair competition.

4-H & FFA GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
1.All entries MUST be made with entry fee in the O’Brien County Extension Office, Primghar, by 4:30 pm, July 1, 2010. Make all checks
 payable to the O’Brien County Fair. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE IN
 ANY DIVISION.
2.4-H’ers and FFA youth MUST ATTEND 4 meetings to be able to show at the fair.
3.Any 4-H or FFA member in a recognized O’Brien County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter may exhibit at the fair providing they meet the
 requirements for showing and if they do not exhibit the same project at any other county 4-H show. FFA exhibits must meet the re-
 quirements of 4-H exhibits to be eligible to show.
4.It is unlawful for anyone to falsely represent or pretend to be a member or associate with 4-H clubs or FFA Chapters.
5.A 4-H & FFA member may exhibit at the O’Brien County Fair the one consecutive summer following high school graduation. All ex-
 hibitors must be in the 4th grade or above.
6.Premium checks will be distributed to 4-H Leaders and FFA instructors by October 15, 2010 and must be cashed by December 1,
 2010 or premium money will be forfeited. Again, NO premium money will be paid unless record books are turned in to the 4-H Club
 leaders and the FFA Advisors, then into Kris at the O’Brien County Extension Office.
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7.*No record books will be accepted for premium after October 15 !*
8. Any person(s) consuming alcohol in the youth areas of the fairgrounds, and/or during any competitions, shows or other judging in-
 volving youth will result in the disqualification of the family from all activities and competitions of the fair, forfeiture of all premiums,
 awards and other prizes earned by the family.
9.The O’Brien County Livestock Show and Agricultural Association will use diligence to insure the safety of stock or projects after their
 arrival and placement, but in no case will the society be responsible for any theft, accident, or loss of property that might occur.
10.The O’Brien County Livestock Show and Agricultural Association, its superintendents and office personnel are not responsible for
 articles left at the fair.
11.The O’Brien County Fair is sponsored by the O’Brien County Livestock Show and Agricultural Association, the ISU Extension Ser-
 vice and FFA Chapters

ENTRY FEES
Along with entry fees, each 4-H’er is expected
to pay $1.00 for accident insurance.
 Advanced Cattle Feeders ............. $5.00 per project
 Market Beef & Breeding Heifers .... $2.00 per animal
 Bottle/Bucket Calf .......................... $1.00 per animal
 Dairy .............................................. $2.00 per animal
 Horse ............................................. $2.00 per class
 Sheep ............................................ $1.00 per class
 Advanced Lamb Feeding project ... $5.00 per pen
 Swine............................................. $1.00 per class
 Goats ............................................. $1.00 per class
 Broiler Contest ............................... $1.00 per entry
 Live Poultry .................................... $1.00 per class
 Rabbits .......................................... $1.00 per class
 Pets ............................................... $1.00 per class
 Dog Obedience……………………..$1.00 per class


 LIVESTOCK RULES
1.Only livestock projects, which have been enrolled by the exhibitor and listed by the exhibitor on a Livestock Identification Report
 Form filed in the County Extension Office on or before May 15, 2010 will be allowed to exhibit. These include Breeding Beef,
 Feeder Calves, Bottle/Bucket Calves, Dairy, Goats, Sheep, Swine, Horse and Dog. No late ID's will be accepted. Rabbits must be
 listed on the ID form at the time of tattooing Saturday, June 5, 2010.
2.All exhibitors showing beef, swine, sheep, dairy cattle, goats, poultry and rabbits MUST have FSQA certification on file at the Exten-
 sion Office by July 1, 2010.
3.All 4-H’ers and FFA exhibitors are expected to bring sufficient bedding and feed to take care of his/her livestock throughout the fair.
4.All beef, market swine, and market lamb projects should be checked in and weighed by specified times. The superintendent in
 charge should record weights and other information.
5.Fair Office and Department Superintendents make stall assignments. Any changes made in stall assignments without permission of
 Fair Office and Superintendent will result in forfeiture of all awards and premiums earned by the exhibitor(s) involved. In case of in-
 volvement by non-exhibitors, those exhibitor(s) who benefit from the situation will be penalized.
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 6.Only blue ribbon winners are eligible for championship. The judge will make placing according to merit; blue ribbons need not nec-
  essarily be presented in each class.
 7.Exhibitors must keep public alleyways open and free from litter, equipment and excessive water, to allow the public to view live-
  stock exhibits.
 8.It is mandatory that all 4-H/FFA members must clean inside and outside their own pens to the alleyway after the livestock sale or
  no premium money will be awarded.
 9.Exhibitor numbers will be used. Available from the fair office.
 10.All 4-H/FFA livestock must be owned by exhibitors or in partnership with parent or legal guardian. Registration papers and ani-
  mals should be presented to the superintendent upon request.
 11.If an ear tag is lost from an animal it is your responsibility to report it to the Extension Office immediately. A superintendent or
  Extension Staff member will come to your place and retag the animal. The cost of the tag will be the exhibitor’s expense.
 12.Livestock Building Safety Rules:
   a. All fans & electric cords are to be securely fastened and out of animals’ reach.
   b. All moving parts of fans and equipment are to be shielded.
   c. All electric cords and equipment are to be free of defects and in good working order.
   d. All alleyways are to be free of obstructions AT ALL TIMES!
13.All exhibitors are requested to wear a 4-H/FFA T-shirt while exhibiting.
14.All animals presented for exhibition at the Fair shall be subject to daily inspection during the fair. Should any animal be found to be
  affected with any contagious, infectious or communicable disease, it shall be immediately removed upon approval of superintendent
  and veterinarian.
15.No drug of any kind may be administered to any animal while housed at the fairgrounds.
16.Any exhibitor with animals requiring medical attention for any reason will go through the following steps:
   a. Notify superintendent of the department.
   b. Superintendent will contact the Fair veterinarian to inspect the animal in question.
   c. Upon diagnosis, a licensed veterinarian will determine if treatment is necessary. If treatment is necessary the owner’s veterinar-
      ian will be notified to treat the animal unless owner requests Fair veterinarian to treat the animal.
  d. Animals requiring treatment will be removed from fair, if deemed necessary. If an animal is requested to be removed from the
     Fair by the superintendent, it must be done so immediately.
17.Livestock must remain in place until posted release time of the fair. Any one removing livestock before release time without con-
 sent of superintendent will lose all premiums awarded.
18.All exhibitors must abide by the Code of Show Ring Ethics, as printed in these Rules and Regulations.
19.Refer to ―PENALTIES‖ in regards to penalties and sanctions for violations of any of the rules listed in this area.

PENALTIES
1. All premiums and awards earned by an exhibitor will be forfeited if the exhibitor’s entries, or any part of the entries, are removed
   from assigned pens or stalls at any time before the designated check out time. In regards to violations in livestock departments the
   following penalties shall be placed upon the exhibitor.
    A. Any violation shall result in immediate disqualification of the animal(s) from the department that the violation occurred in and
    forfeiture of all premiums and awards earned, and disqualification from the auction. Violations for this penalty shall include, but not
    limited to:
     i. Intervention of judging by family and/or friends.
     ii.Changing stall assignments without consent of the department superintendent and/or Fair office.
     iii. Failure to care, feed and water animal(s).
     iv. The grooming of animals by parties other than the exhibitor and his/her family include the following statements:
          1. Any O’Brien County 4-H/FFA leader or member may assist other members with their livestock project on the day of show.
          2. Any O’Brien County 4-H/FFA families that are showing in the 2010 livestock shows may assist each other on the day of the
             show.
     v. Failure to comply with direction of, or intervention with the duties of, the department superintendent.
     vi. The animal(s) have been found to be entered in, or shown at, another 4-H and/or FFA achievement show or fair.
     vii. Other violations as determined by the superintendent and/or Fair Office.
 Should the exhibitor violate another rule the following
 year that the exhibitor has been disqualified due to
 any of the previously mentioned rules; the exhibitor
 shall be in ―serious violation‖ of the rules and section
 "B‖ shall apply.
 B. If a serious violation of the rules is found, the following shall be sanctioned upon the exhibitor, and the exhibitor’s family if they are
   deemed involved with the violation.
   i. The exhibitor and the family shall be barred from exhibiting in all livestock departments at the O’Brien County Fair and the Iowa
     State Fair for the current year and next calendar year.
   ii. The exhibitor and family shall be barred from exhibiting in the livestock department that the violation occurred at the O’Brien
     County Fair and the Iowa State Fair for the current year and the next 2 calendar years.
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   iii. The exhibitor, and the exhibitor’s family, shall be placed on probation for the remainder of their years eligible to exhibit. Any
     further violation of the rules and regulations of the Fair shall permanently bar the exhibitor, and the exhibitor’s family if they are
     deemed involved with the violation, from exhibiting at the O’Brien County Fair and the Iowa State Fair.
   iv. In the case of a serious violation of these rules, the name of the exhibitor and family, and the particulars of the violation(s) shall
     be forwarded to the International Association of Fairs and Expositions to be placed in a file that could prevent exhibition at live-
     stock shows in the United States and Canada. Refer to the Show Ring Code of Ethics.
   v. Serious violations shall include, but not limited to:
         1. Altering the confirmation of an animal by artificial means.
         2. Administering illegal drugs, or drugs that are not prescribed by a licensed veterinarian.
         3. Falsifying records in regards to ownership, age or any facts thereto.
         4. Misrepresenting an exhibit, such as switching an animal(s) after they have been officially weighed in or otherwise entered.
   vi. Other violations as determined by the superintendent and/or Fair Office.

                                                  ~ IOWA YOUTH CODE OF ETHICS ~
Youth are expected to be sincere, honest and act in a sportsmanlike way at all times. Youth represent the entire program and their
behavior reflects on their parents, leaders, club and the entire youth program. All adults involved with the youth program, leaders as
well as parents, are expected to set positive examples and serve as positive role models by what they say and do. Any youth that
breaks the code of ethics or allows another person (adult or peer) to talk them into violating the code of ethics agrees to forfeit all
prizes, awards and premiums. The youth may also be prohibited from exhibiting at this and future exhibitions including the Iowa
State Fair and other county, state or regional exhibitions.
1. I will do my own work, appropriate for my age and physical and mental development. This includes research and writing of ex-
   hibit explanations, preparing exhibits (such as sewing, cooking, refinishing, etc.), care and grooming of animals, etc. Adult assis-
   tance should help guide and support me, not do it for me.
2. All exhibits will be a true representation of my work. Any attempt to take credit for other‟s work, alter the conformation of ani-
   mals, or alter their performance is prohibited. Copyright violation or allowing others to complete your exhibit is considered mis-
   representation and is prohibited.
3. I will treat all people and animals with respect. I will provide appropriate care for animals.
4. I will present exhibits that are safe for consumption. All food exhibits will be safe to exhibit and for judges to evaluate. Other
   exhibits will be safe for judges to evaluate and for exhibition.
5. All food animals that may be harvested immediately following the show shall be safe for consumers, and shall have met all with-
   drawal times for all medications, and be free of volatile drug residue.
6. If any animal requires medical treatment while at the fair or exhibition, only a licensed veterinarian may administer the treatment.
   All medications that are administered shall be done according to the label instructions of the medication used.
7. My animal‟s appearance or performance shall not be altered by any means, including medications, external applications and surgi-
   cal procedures. Any animal that is found to have changed its appearance or its performance shall be disqualified from the show,
   and have penalties assessed against the exhibitor, parent and/or guardian by the management of the fair or exhibition.
8. I will follow all ownership and possession rules and, if requested, will provide the necessary documentation.
9. I will follow all livestock health requirements as printed in the premium book of the fair or exhibition. I will provide animal health
   certificates from a licensed veterinarian upon request from the management of the fair or exhibition.
10.By my entering an animal in this fair or exhibition, I am giving consent to the management of the fair or exhibition to obtain any
   specimens of urine, saliva, blood or other substances from the animal to be used in testing. If the laboratory report on the analysis
   of any sample indicates a presence of forbidden drugs, this shall be evidence such substance has been administered to the animal
   either internally or externally. It is presumed that the sample tested by the laboratory to which it is sent is the one taken from the
   animal in question. Its integrity is preserved and all procedures of said collection and preservation, transfer to the laboratory and
   analysis of the sample are correct and accurate and the report received from the laboratory pertains to the sample taken from the
   animal in question and correctly reflects the condition of the animal at the time the sample was taken, with the burden on the ex-
   hibitor, parent and/ or guardian to prove otherwise.
11.I am responsible for my exhibit and I will not allow others to violate this code on my behalf. By my entering an exhibit in this
   fair or exhibition I will accept any disciplinary action taken by the management of this fair or exhibition for any violation of this
   code of ethics and any other rules of competition of the fair or exhibition without recourse against the fair or exhibition.
12.I want my exhibit to be an example of how to accept what life has to offer, both good and not so good, and how to live with and
   learn from the outcome.
13.I will not be involved in any illegal activities while participating in 4-H and FFA events, including but not limited to alcohol, to-
   bacco or drug use.
  I agree to conduct myself in an honest, ethical, and upstanding manner and I understand that disciplinary actions will result if these
  rules are violated. I understand that I am expected to represent the program in a positive manner. I have read, understand and
  agree to follow this code of ethics and any other rules of competition of the fair or exhibition as printed in this premium book.
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SUPERINTENDENTS
Each Superintendent shall have full charge of his or her department. They shall have the authority to select assistants and helpers
unless otherwise provided, subject to approval of the board.

The Fair Board Superintendents will have the final say if any problems should arise concerning their area.

Showmanship/Substitute Showmen
1. No entry fee is required for any showmanship classes, except horse exhibitors, in which an entry fee is required.
2. Showmanship classes will be divided as follows unless noted:
   A. Junior: 4th - 6th grade as of Sept. 15, 2009.
   B. Intermediate: 7th - 9th grade as of Sept. 15, 2009.
   C. Senior: 10th -12th grade as of Sept. 15, 2009.
3.NO PREMIUM MONEY is awarded for any showmanship classes with the exception of horse classes, where premium money will be
 awarded.
4.Each 4-H or FFA member must show his/her own project during the showmanship contest in each division.
5.All exhibitors are requested to wear a 4-H or FFA T-shirt while exhibiting unless showmanship rules dictate otherwise -- example:
 dairy classes suggest that exhibitors wear white trousers and a white shirt. Horse exhibitors, follow rules in horse department.
6.Substitute Showmen - An animal must be shown by the owner unless excused by the superintendent of the division. The superin-
 tendent must also approve the substitute who will exhibit the animal. The substitute must be an O'Brien County 4-H or FFA member.
 Only one person will be allowed in the ring while the animal is being shown. An exhibitor who has more than one animal in a class,
 need not secure approval for another eligible showman to exhibit one of his/her animals, however, it is the exhibitor's responsibility to
 alert the situation to the clerk as the animal is checked into the show ring.


Livestock Sale
9:00 am Thursday, July 22, 2010
1. Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Animals (beef, sheep and swine) MUST remain on the fair grounds and parade
   through the sale ring for recognition. Beef and sheep animals are not required to sell.
2. Any animal going through the auction on Thursday is considered as having changed ownership (even if it is bought back by the
   original owner), and is no longer eligible to be exhibited as a 4-H project.
3. If after the sale list is made up, the exhibitor does not keep his place, the animal is then put back in line behind those numbered to
   sell.
   THANK YOU BUYERS: On behalf of the fairboard,                4-H'ers and FFA members, we appreciate your support of our county
youth. You are greatly appreciated!
   EXHIBITORS: We encourage you to send thank-you’s on an individual basis to express your appreciation.
***Please note: Fair Clean up will follow the completion of the livestock sale. All 4-H Clubs & FFA Chapters are expected to
assist with the clean up. Report to the fair office for dire



2010 Livestock Requirements
 ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABSCESSES OR ANY OTHER CONTAGIOUS
OR INFECTIOUS CONDITION WILL ELIMINATE THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHOW.

   Species not requiring individual Certificate of Veterinary Inspection will be inspected when unloaded or shortly thereafter by an
    accredited veterinarian.
   Each show must have an official veterinarian.
   Quarantined animals or animals from quarantined herds cannot be exhibited.
SWINE—Exhibitors must sign a copy of the Swine affidavit in the Swine section of this fair book. Swine must be double-vaccinated
for Erysipelas and must not have originated from a foreign-born herd!
POULTRY AND BIRDS—All poultry exhibited must come from U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid clean or equivalent flocks, or have had a nega-
tive Pullorum-Typhoid test (this will be done at check-in).
DOGS AND CATS - All dogs and cats exhibited must have a current rabies vaccination certificate.
HORSE- A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with individual identification or a description of the individual animal shall accompany all
horse exhibitors.
BOTTLE/BUCKET CALF- A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (within 30 days prior to the date of entry) with individual identification
or a description of the individual animal shall accompany all bottle/bucket calf exhibitors. Calves must have received a 4-way shot by
July 1, 2010.
SHEEP AND GOATS- All sexually intact sheep and goats must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag. Current
health papers ( not more than 1 week prior to arrival) are required for all sheep being exhibited.
                                            **See each department for more specific rules
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                                                            BEEF DEPARTMENT (50)
                                       Beef show will begin at 8 am on Tuesday
Superintendents: Dan Hunt, Merv Hoermann, Brad McDowell and Susie Maass    Judge: Larry Anderson, Clarion, IA

1.  Beef project members wanting outside pens for beef tie-ups must send a $20 deposit along with entries by July 1st. All deposits
    must be made by the exhibitor themselves. The deposit will be returned when pens are cleaned out on Thursday. Cleaning of
    these pens can be done before or after the sale, but not during. Pens must be cleaned by 1:00. If this rule is not followed, depos-
    its will be forfeited. Outside pen assignments will be determined by fair entry order and beef superintendents. Each exhibitor will
    be assigned 1 pen, with second pens being assigned as room allows.
2. All market calves must have been weighed and ear-tagged at the O’Brien County Beef weigh-in January 2, 2010.
3. The top two animals in each class will complete for championship ribbons.
4. Any artificial means of removing or remedying physical defects of conformation in animals exhib9ited will be considered as fraud
    and deception. Unnatural means of providing an animal feed, water or other fluid (i.e. stomach pump, IV) will not be allowed. All
    animals giving evidence of such treatment will be barred from exhibition at the O’Brien County Fair.
5. Grooming chutes may not be stored in the barn or alleyways except while in use the day of the show and must be removed from
    the alley by ONE hour following the conclusion of the beef show. Failure to comply with this request can mean forfeiture of pre-
    mium money.
6. Painting, dyeing and use of color agents of beef animals is not condoned by O’Brien County Fair Officials. Beef projects which
    show evidence of this will not be permitted into the show ring. If a color or coloring agent rubs off an animal rubbed with either a
    towel or hand, that animal will be disqualified. Exhibitors can use colored grooming aids on hooves only.
7. After a class has been placed in the show ring, officials reserve the right to re-inspect animals for color or sharp practices. If such
    is found, the animal will be barred from further championship competition and forfeit all premium money.
8. All Market Beef, Breeding Heifers, Cow-Calves, Feeder Calves and Bottle/Bucket Calves will be stalled in the respective barns or
    outside pens only. Animals must remain in barn stall until 8:00 pm each day, after which time they may be moved to outside
    pens.
9. County raised calves will be recognized in the show ring at the beginning of each class.
10. Only ring men appointed by the superintendent are allowed in the ring.
11. Failure to notify the Extension Office or beef superintendent (Dan Hunt) by Saturday, July 17th of a scratch of a beef
    exhibit that requires a stall tie-up will result in the exhibitors beef premium money being forfeited.

Breeding Heifers
1. Exhibitors may exhibit two entries per class.
2. Classes will be decided by superintendents based on birth dates.
3. Over-all Beef Breed Champion—the top two exhibits of each breed will compete for overall breed champion.
4. Breeding heifers entered in a purebred class must show pedigree to the superintendent upon request.
5. Premiums – (Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00) The Overall Champion Purebred Heifer and the Overall Champion Commer-
   cial Breeding Heifer will each receive $15.00; The Overall Reserve Champion Purebred and the overall Reserve Champion Com-
   mercial Breeding Heifer will receive $10.00 each. There must be three exhibits per class or breed for Champion and Reserve
   Champion money to be paid.

Cow-Calf
1. Exhibitors may exhibit two entries per class.
2. Classes are divided as follows:
   A. Cow (less than 36 months old) – Calf born during 2010
   B. Cow (more than 36 months old) – Calf born during 2010
   C. Cow (from Bottle/Bucket project) - Calf born in 2010
   D. Produce of Dam – must be a steer or heifer dropped January 1- December 31, 2009. Dam must be a former 4-H/FFA project.
3. Premiums – Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00 Grand Champion Cow-Calf: $15.00, Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf:
$10.00.
Feeder Calf Project
1. Feeder calf dropped January 1-May 1, 2010. It is encouraged that a family member owns the dam.
2. Exhibitors may exhibit two entries per class. (Two males and two females.)
3. Feeder calves will be shown by sex.
4. The superintendent will break classes by age dependent on the number of entries.
5. Feeder calves must be ear tagged and identified by May 15, 2010.
6. Premiums – Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00 Grand Champion Feeder Calf: $15.00. Reserve Grand Champion Feeder
   Calf: $10.00.

Bottle/Bucket Feeder Calf Project
1. Bottle/Bucket calf must be ear-tagged and identified by May 15, 2010.
2. To exhibit in this class, you MUST also show a calf in the bucket/bottle calf class.
3. Exhibitor may show two calves in this class and it can not be the calf shown in the Bottle/Bucket calf show.
4. Feeder calves will be shown by sex, if numbers allow.
5. Bottle/Bucket Feeder calf dropped Jan 1-May 10, 2010.
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6. Classes will be broke by age, if numbers allow.
7. Premiums – Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00. Grand Champion B/B Feeder calf - $15.00. Reserve Grand Champion B/B
   Feeder Calf - $10.00.

Dairy Feeder Calf
1. Entries must be 100% dairy animal.
2. Must meet same requirements as Feeder calf class

Dairy/Beef Feeder Calf
1. Entries must be of a dairy/beef cross.
2. Must meet same requirements as Feeder calf class

Market Beef Steers/Heifers
1. Each exhibitor may exhibit not more than three market beef animals, steers and/or heifers. Only two market beef animals may be
   sold through the auction.
2. Fair weights (July 19th weigh-in): Exhibitors will have the option to move a calf up one class to the next heavier weight if they have
   more than one calf in a specific class, so that they may have the opportunity to exhibit their own projects.
3. A minimum rate-of-gain requirement of 2.4 pounds for steers and 2.2 pounds for heifers is required to receive a blue ribbon. Rate-of
   -gain tags will be issued as exhibitors enter the show ring.
4. If there are any discounts for light or heavy carcass’s from the packer bid, the discount will be passed on to the exhibitor and not the
   buyer.
5. The Market steer, Market heifer, Market Dairy/Beef, Market Dairy and Market Bottle/Bucket Calf will all be awarded Champion &
   Reserve champion in their respective classes. There will be a Grand and Reserve Grand Market individual awarded from these mar-
   ket champions and reserve champions
6. Trophies will be awarded to weight division champions and reserve champions for market classes which are based on the superin-
   tendent’s decisions. Additional premiums will NOT be paid for these division champions and reserve champions.
7. Premiums –Blue $8.00; Red $7.00; White $6.00. In addition to the blue ribbon premium, the top Market Beef Steer and the top Mar-
   ket Beef Heifer will receive $5.00. Grand Champion Market Individual (steer or heifer) will receive $15.00, and Reserve Grand
   Champion Market Individual (steer or heifer) will receive $10.00.

Market Dairy—Steers/Heifers
1. Entries must be 100% Dairy animal.
2. Must meet same requirements as Market Beef classes.
Market Dairy/Beef Cross—Steers/Heifers
1. Entries must be of a Dairy-Beef cross.
2. Must meet same requirements as Market Beef classes.

Market Bottle/Bucket Calf —Steers/Heifers
1. For all exhibitors that entered the Bottle/Bucket Calf project in 2009.
2. Each exhibitor may enter both of his/her bucket calves.
3. Must meet same requirements as Market Beef classes.
Advanced Cattle Feeders
Superintendents: Dan Hunt, Merv Hoermann,
                 Gene Bomgaars
Objectives:
1. To teach accepted management practices of ration formulation, health practices, etc.
2. To teach purchasing and marketing of cattle.
3. To teach the economics of cattle feeding.
4. To teach the importance of least cost ration formulation.
Requirements:
1. Weigh-in four head of market steers or heifers on November 28, 2009, from 11 am to 2 pm. Individual calf weights are required.
   All pen cattle will be exhibited the second week of June unless marketed early. If there is a request from the exhibitor to market
   earlier because of a grading factor, this can be approved by the superintendents and for that reason only. If this does occur there
   will be 50 points deducted from the exhibitor’s total points of the project.
2. All cattle must be ear tagged with 4-H tags at weigh-in time at the November 28, 2009 weigh-in.
3. Beginning purchase price will be the current feeder market value based on 4 feeder cattle auctions prior to the November 29 th
   weigh-in as determined by the Beef superintendents. The beginning purchase price to be used will be posted the day of the weigh-
   in.
4. Feed records must be sent in twice during the month. Feed records will be reported from the feeding periods of the 1 st-15th of
   every month and the 16th-30th (31st) of each month. These feed records will be due on the 5th and 20th of each month. Please
   send or drop off your records at the Extension Office. Fax number 712-957-5065. Any late feed records turned in will result in a
   50% deduction for feed record points.
5. Feed stuff prices will be determined as follows:
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     a. Corn prices will be determined by the average bid by the Ag Partners, Sutherland location, for each feeding period.
     b. Exhibitors will be given the option to forward price their feed stuffs.
     *Corn can be forward contracted at any given time after weigh-in or beginning with any new feeding period. The forward contract
     price will be based on the bid from the Ag Partners, Sutherland location. As $.02 bushel month carrying charge will be added to
     the bid if an exhibitor chooses to forward contract hi s/her corn beyond 30 days.
     ** Protein supplement can be forward contracted on the same basis as corn. If there are any carrying charges of beyond 30
     days, they must be added.
     *** Roughage prices will be based on the current market prices and forward contract prices can be established by local supplier of
     the exhibitor.
6. Projects will be evaluated on the number of head weighed in at the November 28, 2009, weigh-in.
7. If an animal dies OR has veterinary approval NOT to exhibit due to health complications beyond the exhibitor’s control, the project
     can be completed and will be eligible for premiums based on total project records.
8. If an exhibitor violates any of these requirements, the project can be disqualified at the discretion of the superintendents.
9. Advanced Cattle Feeder’s cattle are to be weighed and in place on the chosen market and exhibit date no later than 6:00 pm
10.Advanced Cattle Feeder exhibitors are to select two of their pen cattle to be evaluated for carcass merit. These two carcass cattle
   should be the exhibitor’s choice of the best two grading animals in the pen. (Yield grade and quality grade.) Your selection will be
   compared to the results from the government grade at the packing plant. Your points for ―accurate carcass selection‖ will
   be determined from this.
11.Premiums will be awarded on the basis of the following points:

  a. Management check                     100 points possible
  b. Cost of gain                         200 points possible.
  c. Return per dollar invested           200 points possible
  d. Records                              100 points possible
  e. Average Daily gain                   100 points possible
  f. Quality grade & Yield grade          100 points possible
  g. Feed/Efficiency                      100 points possible
  h. Accurate carcass selection           100 points possible
  Total points possible                   1,000 points

12.Premiums: Blue $25.00; Red $15.00; White $10.00. Additional premium dollars provided by: O’Brien County Cattleman’s Asso-
  ciation ($25.00 per pen project); $100 a piece prorated amongst exhibitors: Ag Partners LLC, Sheldon Feed Mills; Sheldon Vet-
  erinary Clinic; Animal Medical Centers, Hartley; Sheldon Livestock Inc.; Hy-Vee Food Stores, Sheldon, Fareway Food
  Stores, Sheldon; Little Sioux Corn Processors, Marcus; Bunkers Feed & Supply, Paullina & Granville; POET Biorefining,
  Ashton; Horizon Beef, Inc., Sanborn.
13.Placing of the Advanced Cattle Feeders Pen Project will be displayed in the show barn during fair week.
14.A meeting for the Advanced Cattle Feeders Pen Project to go over the results will be held prior to fair.

Beef of Merit
The Beef of Merit Marketing Class purpose is to provide O’Brien County Fair FFA/4-H beef exhibitors an opportunity to participate in
a live show combined with a value added carcass competition where the traits that add value to a beef carcass and the industry are
evaluated in a scientific way.
1. Must meet the same requirements as Market Beef classes.
2. Entries are open to steers and heifers.
3. Entries can be from the Market Beef, Market Dairy, Market Dairy/Beef, or Market Bottle/Bucket classes.
4. Carcass information will be obtained by ultrasound scanning.
5. Scanning will be done during the weigh-in, Monday, July 19, 2010.
6. The standards for carcass weight, quality grade, and yield grade will be based on industry standards at the time of the fair and the
   beef superintendents.
7. Performance placing will be based on carcass value added per head on feed.
8. There will be a fee charged for scanning at time of entry on July 1.
9. Premiums offered in this class will be based on carcass value added per head.

Rate of Gain
1. Rate of gain (pounds per day) will be figured from beginning weights and ending weights at fair time for all Market Beef cattle.
2. There will be no Packer’s Choice class this year.

Beef Classes
5100 – Purebred Heifer
5110 –Commercial Heifer
5160 – Cow/Calf–Cow less than 36 mo old; calf born in 2010
5170 – Cow/Calf–Cow more than 36 mo old; calf born in 2010
5180 – Cow/Calf -Bottle/Bucket project; calf born 2010
5190—Produce of Dam – must be a steer or heifer dropped Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2009. Dam must be a former 4-H/FFA project.
5300- Feeder Calf Heifer – dropped Jan 1 – May 1, 2010
5310 – Feeder Calf Steer – dropped Jan 1 – May 1, 2010
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5320 –Bottle/Bucket Feeder Calf–dropped Feb 1-May 10, 2010
5330- Dairy Feeder Calf – dropped Jan 1 – May 10, 2010
5340-Dairy/Beef Feeder Calf-dropped Jan 1-May 10, 2010
5400 - Market Steer
5410 – Market Heifer
5420 – Market Dairy/ Beef cross
5430 – Market Dairy
5440 – Market Bottle/Bucket Calf
5500 – Advanced Cattle Feeders Pen Project
5510 - Beef of Merit
5610 – Junior Showmanship – Grades 4th-6th
5620 – Intermediate Showmanship – Grades 7th-9th
5630 – Senior Showmanship – Grades 10th-12th
5700—Bottle/Bucket Calf-dropped Feb 1- May 10, 2010

Special Beef Awards
1. The O’Brien County Cattlemen’s Association will present trophies to the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef
    Individual. The O’Brien County Cattlemen’s Association will pay $25.00 to each 4-H/FFA member who exhibits an Advanced
    Cattle Feeder Project.
2. Ken’s Feed Store of Sutherland will award the plaque to Grand Champion Feeder Calf.
3. C-S Agrow of Calumet & Granville will award plaques to Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Calf, Overall Champion and Reserve
    Champion Breeding Heifer.
4. Security State Bank of Sutherland, Calumet & Paullina will award trophies to the Champion and Reserve Champion Cow-Calf.
5. Farmers Coop Elevator Paullina & Granville will award Reserve Champion plaque for Advanced Cattle Feeder Project.
6. Animal Medical Centers (Hartley) will donate $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
7. Ag Partners, Hartley will present plaques to the top, Junior, Intermediate and Senior showmen.
8. Sheldon Livestock Sales Inc. will award a trophy to the Champion & Reserve Champion Steer and Champion & Reserve Cham-
    pion Market Heifer and Plaques to the top Beef of Merit exhibitors. Will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle
    Feeder Project.
9. Savings Bank – Primghar/Hartley will recognize the top three Rate of Gain beef contestants with plaques.
10.Black’s Farm Supply will award a plaque to the Champion Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
11.Sheldon Veterinary Clinic will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
12.Hy-Vee Food Stores Sheldon will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
13. Ag Partners LLC, Sheldon Feed Mills will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
14.Norwest Ag - Boyden will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
15.Bunkers Feed & Supply – Granville & Paullina – will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
16.Fareway Food Stores of Sheldon – will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
17. Little Sioux Corn Processors of Marcus will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
18.Horizon Beef, Inc. of Sanborn will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
19.POET Biorefining of Ashton will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.
20.American State Bank of Granville will provide plaques to Market Beef Division Champions.
21.Little Sioux Corn Processors of Marcus will provide plaques to Market Beef Division Reserve Champions.

Bottle/Bucket Calf Classs
Superintendent: Glenn Fuller, Mark Hibbing & Bruce Fiddelke                  Judge: Rod Ogren, Marcus
Purpose:
 To teach proper health care and nutritional requirements of young cattle.
 To teach basic record-keeping skills.
 To provide a better understanding of the feeder cattle industry.
 To design a dairy/beef exhibit to fit the physical size and maturity level of younger youth.
Guidelines:
1.   This project is open to all youth grades 4th thru 12th
2.   Classes will be divided as to the ages of the youth involved in the project.
3.   Any calf born between February 1st and May 10th may be shown.
4.   The calf may be a bull, steer, heifer, dairy, beef, crossbred or purebred that is bucket or bottle-fed. No nursing is permitted. The
     calf must be in the youth’s possession 7-10 days after birth.
5.   Exhibitors may tag three calves on or before May 10, 2010 and only one calf may be shown in this class at the fair. Other 2 may
     be shown in Bottle/Bucket Feeder Calf Class. Ear tags will cost $1.00 per tag, and available at the O’Brien County Extension Of-
     fice.
6.   ID form (Breeding Beef Identification Form), Entry Form (blue form) and picture of youth with calf showing the ear tag due in Exten-
     sion on or before May 17, 2010.
7.   Calves will be shown at halter and broke to lead, no leather halters.
8.   No clipping is allowed. Washing and brushing is the ONLY preparation needed.
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9. Each exhibitor is responsible for the care of his or her calf & keeping the pen clean at the fair. Feed, water & clean, dry bedding
    is the youth’s responsibility during the fair. Fair Board will no longer provide bedding.
10. The best way to show growth of your Bottle/Bucket calves is to measure their girths. You need to measure and document it in your
    worksheets every 20 days. (Please follow the chart included in your paper work.)
11. Calf and exhibitor only in the show ring. Exhibitor must wear proper 4-H beef attire. Boots are the suggested form of footwear.
12.Judging will be based on the following:
    - What the youth has learned about care and manage-          ment of raising the calf.
    - Showing and handling of the calf.
    - General health and condition of the calf.
    - Complete and accurate records on this project.
13. Calves are entered on Monday, July 19, before 12:00 noon, & stay through Wednesday evening July 21st.
14. Bottle/Bucket calf project worksheets due in Extension Office July 1st , with O’Brien County Fair entry form.
15. All Bottle/Bucket calf entries are REQUIRED to have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection within 30 days prior to the date of
    entry.
16. All Bottle/Bucket calves MUST be vaccinated with the 4-way shot by July 1, 2010.
17. Premiums: Blue $10.00; Red $8.00; White $6.00
Special Bottle/Bucket Calf Awards
Farmer’s Coop Elevator Paullina & Granville will provide a trophy for each class.


                                                DAIRY DEPARTMENT (81)
                              Show begins at 5:00 pm on Monday                        Superintendents: Glenn Grooters
1. Registered Animals: All registered animals must have registration papers. Purebred animals with pending registrations must follow
   rules for grade animals. All registration papers need to be made available upon request at the O’Brien County Fair.
2. Grade Animals: A tattoo is required of any grade animal of the colored breeds. An animal sketch is required of ALL HOLSTEINS.
   These tattoo numbers or animal sketches are required on with the livestock identification papers, which are due in Extension Office
   May 15, 2010.
3. If proper identification is not available, the animal in question may not be allowed to show.
4. Show attendants will check in the animals by 10:00 am Monday, with the exception of lactating cows. All required papers are
   needed at this time. This party will also check general health of animals and will report any general health violations.
5. Lactating cows need to be in place by 4:00 pm on Monday and must be checked in by 5:00 pm to show attendants. All lactating
   Dairy animals may be released following the Dairy Show on Monday. Breed Champions are NOT required to stay.
6. Suggested clothing for dairy exhibitors should include white shirt, white pants, and hard-soled shoes.
7. To be eligible to exhibit in the Daughter-Dam class the following requirements must be met:
   • Dam must be a 4-H project and exhibited at the fair.
   • Daughter may be any age but must be at least 3 mo old.
8. To be eligible to exhibit in the Produce of Dam class the following requirements must be met:
   • Two animals from the same Dam.
   • Dam must be a former or current 4-H/FFA project.
9. To be eligible to show in the Dairy Herd class:
   • Enter and show three females. At least one of the three must be a cow. At least one must qualify as “bred by exhibitor,” and all
   three must be of the same breed. All three animals must have qualified for individual classes to be a part of the herd.
10. Premiums: Blue $15.00; Red $12.00; White $9.00. An animal must receive a blue ribbon to be eligible for breed champion.

Dairy Classes
Jr. Heifer Calf              Int. Heifer Calf
(Mar 1, 10-May 15,10)        (Dec 1, 09 – Feb 29, 10)
8106 – Ayrshire              8112 - Ayrshire
8107 – Brown Swiss           8113 – Brown Swiss
8108 - Guernsey              8114 - Guernsey
8109 - Holstein              8115 - Holstein
8110 - Jersey                8116 - Jersey
8111 – Milking Shorthorn     8117 - Milking Shorthorn

Sr. Heifer Calf              Summer Yearling
(Sept 1, 09 – Nov 30, 09)    (June 1, 09 –Aug 31, 09)
8118 - Ayrshire              8124 - Ayrshire
8119 – Brown Swiss           8125 – Brown Swiss
8120 - Guernsey              8126 - Guernsey
8121 - Holstein              8127 - Holstein
8122 - Jersey                8128 - Jersey
8123 – Milking Shorthorn     8129 – Milking Shorthorn
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Jr. Yearling                  Winter Yearling
(Mar 1, 09 – May 31, 09)      (Dec 1, ’08 – Feb 28, 09)
8130 - Ayrshire               8136 - Ayrshire
8131—Brown Swiss              8137 – Brown Swiss
8132 - Guernsey               8138 – Guernsey
8133 - Holstein               8139 - Holstein
8134 - Jersey                 8140 - Jersey
8135 – Milking Shorthorn      8141 – Milking Shorthorn

Sr. Yearling                  2 yr Old Cow
(Sept 1, 08 – Nov 30, 09)     (Sept 1, 07 – Aug 31, 08)
8142 – Ayrshire               8148 – Ayrshire
8143 – Brown Swiss            8149 – Brown Swiss
8144 – Guernsey               8150 – Guernsey
8145 – Holstein               8151 – Holstein
8146 – Jersey                 8152 – Jersey
8147 – Milking Shorthorn      8153 – Milking Shorthorn

3 & 4 Yr Old Cow              Mature Cow
(Sept 1, 05 –Aug 31, 07)      (born before Sept 1, 05)
8154 – Ayrshire               8160 – Ayrshire
8155 – Brown Swiss            8161 – Brown Swiss
8156 – Guernsey               8162 – Guernsey
8157 – Holstein               8163 – Holstein
8158 – Jersey                 8164 – Jersey
8159 – Milking Shorthorn      8165 – Milking Shorthorn

Daughter-Dam                  Produce of Dam
8166 – Ayrshire               8172 – Ayrshire
8167 – Brown Swiss            8173 – Brown Swiss
8168 – Guernsey               8174 – Guernsey
8169 – Holstein               8175 – Holstein
8170 – Jersey                 8176 – Jersey
8171 – Milking Shorthorn      8177 – Milking Shorthorn

Dairy Herd
8178 – Ayrshire
8179 – Brown Swiss
8180 – Guernsey
8181 – Holstein
8182 – Jersey
8183 – Milking Shorthorn

Special Dairy Awards
The Robert Gable family will present a traveling trophy to the Overall Champion & Reserve Champion Dairy Animal. This trophy
must be won three years before the winner may retain permanent possession.

Dairy Goat Classes
   DG2: Dairy Goat Breeding Doe - (registered or grade) Nov. 1, 2009-March 1, 2010
   DG3: Yearling Dairy Goat Breeding Doe—(registered or grade) Born in 2009
   DG4: Mature Dairy Goat Breeding Doe-(registered or grade) Born before 2009
   DGS: Goat Showmanship

                                                  Meat Goat Department (61)
                                           Goat Show will begin at 2:00 pm on Wednesday
                       Superintendent: Jared Rohrs                Judge: John Fastert
1. Entries are open to goats regularly enrolled and identified as 4-H projects. All animals must be tagged with the official state 4-H
   ear-tag and identified on the 4-H Livestock Identification form by May 15, 2010. Either a DNA sample or retinal image needs to
   be collected at the verification site if going to be shown at Iowa State Fair, Clay Co. Fair or Aksarben.
2. All meat goats will be weighed in at the fair to determine classes on Sunday, July 18th at 5:00, following sheep weigh in.
3. There is no limit on number of breeding goats that may be exhibited. Exhibiters may identify up to 6 market goats, but only 3
   may be shown.
4. Either wethers or does may be shown in the market classes and there will be no weight limit, but goats over 70 pounds will be
   harder to sell.
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5. Any meat goat showing evidence of contagious diseases will be unable to be shown . Disqualified meat goats must be removed
   from the Fairgrounds immediately.
6. All breeding does must be identified with an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or by an official tattoo registered with
   USDA (to register, call 1-866- USDA-TAG) and this flock number must be listed with the scrapie program.
7. Classes will be divide by weight. The superintendents will make class breaks.
8. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to ensure that their pens and alley areas are kept in a clean condition.
9. Goats will not be sold through the auction.
10. FSQA certification required to exhibit.
11.Premiums – Blue $6.00; Red $5.00; White $4.00.

Meat Goat Classes
   BG1: Market Goat—female or altered male (no bucks allowed) Nov. 1, 2009—March 1, 2010
   BG2: Meat Goat Breeding Doe - (registered or grade) Nov. 1, 2009-March 1, 2010
   BG3: Yearling Meat Goat Breeding Doe—(registered or grade) Born in 2009
   BG4: Mature Meat Goat Breeding Doe-(registered or grade) Born before 2009
   BGS: Goat Showmanship

Special Goat Awards
Iowa Meat Goat Assoc. and Bunkers Feed & Supply will award banners for Champion and Reserve Champion Market and Doe



                                                       Swine Department (70)
                                              Swine Show will begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday

Superintendents: Darwin Gaudian, Gordon Wittrock, Denny Mars, Mike Rienfeld, Kevin Mars, Justin Steinkamp, Tracy Wittrock and
Bob Steinkamp
Judge: Dennis Johnson, Northwood, Iowa

Market Swine
1. This show is a terminal show—All hogs go to slaughter.
2. An exhibitor may exhibit a maximum of one pen of six, one pen of three and three market individuals. The three individuals can
   not all be of the same sex. No exhibitor will be allowed to exhibit more than six hogs. Superintendents will have the option to drop
   showing of the pen of six on Monday, July 19 or Tuesday, July 20, if the weather is excessively hot or if there are a larger number of
   hogs. One hog must be entered in the carcass class.
3.ALL SWINE MUST BE PROPERLY CARED FOR WITH WATER, FEED, AND DRY BEDDING DAILY. IF NOT, PREMIUM
  MONEY WILL BE WITHHELD!
4.Pigs of all weights will be excepted. Heavy and lightweight pigs will be subjected to grade and yield discounts.
5. Only hogs weighing between 230# to 280# will be considered for grand championship drive.
6. Market swine pen classes will be divided according to average weight of pen. Individual classes will be divided by individual
   weights, weighed on Sunday, July 18.
7. Individual barrows and gilts will be shown separately.
8. All hogs shown at the O'Brien County Fair must be ear tagged with approved tags by May 15, 2010.
9. ALL PIGS MUST BE DOUBLE VACCINATED FOR ERYISIPELAS. With the first shot being at 8-10 weeks of age. Second shot
   between May 20 and July 1, 2010! Oral administration is acceptable.
10. Due to packer regulations, hogs must be US born and raised ONLY!
11. All pigs will go through the sale and be sold from weigh-in weights.
12. All exhibitors must be FSQA certified and the certificate must be on file in the Extension Office by July 1, 2010 with ID forms.
13. Premium - Blue $5.00; Red $4.00; White $3.00.

Swine Showmanship
 Swine showmanship will be divided into three classes according to grade in school during the 2009-2010 school year. Junior: 4-6th
  grade; Intermediate 7-9th grade; Senior 10-12th grade.
 Showmanship is open to any interested individual. Please sign up for the class on your entry form.

Swine Classes
7005 Market Individual Swine-An exhibitor may show 3 individuals
7010 Market Individual Swine
7020 Market Individual Swine
7030 Market Pen of 3 Swine (one entry)
7040 Market Pen of 6 Swine (one entry)
7050 Carcass Contest (Each exhibitor must have one entry.)
7001 Junior Showmanship
7002 Intermediate Showmanship
7003 Senior Showmanship
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Special Swine Awards
O’Brien County Pork Producers will present trophies to the Champion & Reserve Champion Market Hog; Champion & Reserve Cham-
pion Pen of Three; Champion & Reserve Champion Pen of Six. The Pork Producers also provide pigskin ribbons to the top showmen.
Nicholson & Edwards Grain Co. will award plaques to the top Junior, Intermediate and Senior showmen.
Farm Credit Services will award trophies to the Champion & Reserve Champion Gilt and the Champion & Reserve Champion Barrow.
CARCASS CONTEST SPONSORED BY O’BRIEN CO. PORK PRODUCERS
1. Each 4-H/FFA exhibitor will be required to enter the carcass contest . All carcass pigs must weigh at least 230# to be eligible. Youth
may enter two carcass pigs, but they must pay the $7 entry fee for both at time of entry on July 1. Carcass pigs will be scanned at weigh
-in on Sun, July 18.
Awards: - 1st, $100.00 and trophy; 2nd, $70.00; 3rd, $40.00; 4th, $20.00; 5th and 6th, $15.00; 7th through 10th, $10.00;
ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER OF HARTLEY AND SPENCER, LEROY RAABE, and O'BRIEN COUNTY PORK PRODUCERS each
contribute $100.00 in premium money. This money will be pro-rated according to placing. Carcass trophies are donated by Iowa State
Bank, Sheldon & Paullina. SPENCER AG CENTER, LLC has donated $100 towards the cost of scanning.

                                                            ~ 2010 Swine Affidavit ~
                           (Copy of affidavit to be signed at O‟Brien Co. Fair Swine Check-in)

                           I, _________________________, am the owner of these swine and they have met the following regulations:

                           __ 1. They do NOT originate from a quarantined herd.
                           __ 2. All drug withdrawal requirements have been met for exhibited swine.
                           __ 3. Pigs where Double Vaccinated for Erysipelas - Injectable or oral.
                           __ 4. These pigs were born and raised in the US and do not originate from a foreign-based herd
                           __________________________________Date_______________
                           Signature of 4-H/FFA Member
                           __________________________________ Date_______________
                           Signature of Parent or Guardian

                                                               Sheep Department (60)
                              Sheep Show begins at 1:00 on Monday with Advanced Feeder Lamb Evaluation
Superintendents: Dudley McDowell, Glenn Grooters, Mark Dodge                        Judge: Bob Koehler, Slayton, MN
ALL SHEEP MUST BE PENNED IN THE ASSIGNED AREA!

* All Market Sheep Will Be Weighed & Tagged on May 8, 2010 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the fairgrounds.
* All market lambs, advanced feeder lambs, feeder lambs and any commercial ewe lambs or purchased ewe lambs competing
for rate of gain awards must be sheared on June 5, 2010, from 8-10 am at the fairgrounds.
* Fair weigh-ins to determine classes will be held Sunday, July 18. Lambs must be in place by 3:30 pm. Weigh-ins will begin by
4:00 pm
*** Any lambs arriving after 3:30 without notification to superintendents, will forfeit 1/2 of premium earned on those lambs.
**** Wet or extra dirty lambs at weigh-in will be subject to up to a five pound weight reduction.
**All ewe lambs and rams must have official Scrapie tags.
****Health papers will be required, issued not more than one week before the fair.

Market Lambs
1. An exhibitor may exhibit five (5) individual market lambs, or a combination of 7 with feeder lambs.
2. All lambs must be ear tagged with approved 4-H tags and weighed on May 8, 2010.
3. No blocking, clipping or trimming will be allowed.
4. All Market Lambs will be weighed to determine classes on July 18, 2010. Market lambs weighing less than 120 pounds at weigh-in
   will not be allowed to sell. These lambs will show in a separate lightweight class and will not be eligible for purple ribbons.
5. Commercial Ewes must be identified and a list presented to the superintendents at the time of weigh-in on July 18th.
6. Market lambs must gain one half ( .50) pound per day or more from beginning weight to fair weigh-in to be eligible for a blue ribbon,
   seven tenths ( .70) to be eligible for a purple ribbon.
7. Buck lambs or wether lambs with incomplete castrations are not eligible to show and must be removed from the fair grounds.
8. Class champion and reserve champions will compete for Grand and Reserve Grand Champion honors (Individual).
9. Packers Choice class will consist of top 10 rate of gain lambs.

Feeder Lambs
1. An exhibitor may exhibit five (5) individual feeder lambs or a combination of 7 with market lambs.
2. All lambs must be ear tagged with approved 4-H tags and weighed in on May 8, 2010.
3. No blocking, clipping or trimming will be allowed.
4. All Feeder Lambs will be weighed to determine classes on July 18, 2010.
5. Feeder lambs may compete for Rate of Gain and sell in the sale if they weigh over 120 pounds.
6. Lambs entered in the feeder lamb class must be identified as such on the May 8th weigh-in date.
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Advanced Lamb Feeding Project
Objectives:
1. To teach accepted management practices of a feeder lamb project. (Ration formulation, health practices, etc.)
2. To teach purchasing and marketing of lambs.
3. To teach the economics of lamb feeding.
Requirements
1. Weigh-in five (5) head of market ewes or wethers on May 8, 2010 Individual lamb weights will be used.
2. All market lambs must be ear tagged with 4-H tags at weigh-in.
3. The sheep superintendent will determine beginning purchase price by contacting several buyers during the week of weigh-in.
4. Feed records must be sent in every two- (2) weeks.
5. Uniform feedstuff prices will be used for all projects. Commercial feeds will be your actual price paid.
6. 4-H/FFA members may feed all lambs in the same pen, but report only the advanced lambs feed.
7. The project will be evaluated on the number of head weighed-in.
8. If an animal dies or has veterinary approval NOT to exhibit due to health complications beyond the exhibitor's control, the project
    can be completed and will be eligible for premiums based on total project records.
9. Lambs must be sheared at the fairgrounds on June 5, 2010. Animals identified for the Advanced Lamb Pen project can be shown
    in the Advanced Lamb pen class only.
10. Premiums will be awarded on the following basis: economy of gain (25 pts.), return per dollar invested (30 pts.), records (25 pts.),
    and daily gain (20 pts.).
11. Premiums: Blue - $30.00, Red - $20.00, White - $10.00.
12. For specific rules & guidelines, contact the Extension Office.
Breeding Sheep
1. An exhibitor may enter a maximum of five (5)-breeding sheep.
2. Breeding sheep will not sell through the auction
3. All health requirements must be met.
4. Any length wool is allowed but all clipping and shearing must be done prior to coming to the fair.

Purebred Sheep
1. Rams and ewes must be purebred and registration papers must be presented at check in.
2. Breeds will show separately.
3. Only one ram will be allowed per pen.
4. Association tags or family ear tags are an acceptable means of identification: birth date, ear tag number and/or registry number of
   each purebred must be given on the entry form and correspond with information on livestock ID forms.
5. Animals may be divided into classes based on actual date of birth.
6. Purebred animals can be shown with any length of wool.
7. All health requirements must be met.

    Home Raised/Commercial Ewes
The purpose of this division is to encourage exhibitors to establish superior crossbred ewe flocks taking advantage of hybrid vigor
inherent in crossbred ewes.
1. All commercial ewes must be tagged with approved 4-H tags by May 8, 2010.
2. Entries are open to ewe lambs born on or after Jan 1. Birth date of current year, breed, birth type (single, twin, triple) must be given
   on the entry form.
3. Lambs shown in the commercial ewe classes may not be shown in the market classes, but may compete for rate of gain. If you
   choose to compete for rate of gain, the ewes must be weighed in on May 8th & sheared on June 5th.
4. Exhibitors should feed for maximum growth (not fattening) to encourage early sexual maturity.
5. Animals will be divided into classes based on actual date of birth. Entries without actual corresponding dates on both entry informa-
   tion and I.D. forms will be placed in the oldest class.

Purchased Commercial Ewes
1. All purchased commercial ewes must be tagged with approved 4-H/FFA tags by May 8, 2010.
2. Entries are open to ewe lambs born on or after January 1. Birth date of current year, breed, birth type (single, twin, triple) must be
   given on entry forms.
3. Lambs shown in the purchased commercial ewe classes may not be shown in the market classes, but may compete for rate of gain.
   If you choose to compete for rate of gain, the ewes must be weighed in on May 8th
   and sheared on June 5th.
4. Exhibitors should feed for a maximum growth (not fattening) to encourage early sexual maturity.
5. The superintendents will determine classes.
6. All health requirements must be met.
7. Purebred sheep will show first, followed by Commercial ewes, then feeder lambs and finishing up with market lambs.
                If a commercial ewe is named Rate of Gain Champion, they will not be allowed to sell in the sale.
Sheep Showmanship
Sheep showmanship will be divided into three classes according to grades in school during the 2009-2010 school year. Junior - 4-6th
grades; Intermediate - 7-9th grade; and Senior - 10-12th grade. A top showman will be selected from the three class winners. Only
sheep exhibited will be eligible for showmanship class.
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Sheep Classes
Market Lambs
6010 – Market Lamb Individual (an individual may exhibit 5 lambs or a combination of 7 with feeder lambs.)
       Grand & Reserve Champion Individual Market Lamb
6020 – Feeder Lamb Individual (an individual may exhibit 5 lambs or a combination of 7 with market lambs.
6100 – Advanced Lamb Feeding Project
       Grand & Reserve Champion Adv Lamb Feeding Project

Breeding Sheep
6030 – Purebred Ewe – born after January 1, 2010
6040 – Purebred Ram – born after January 1, 2010
6050 – Black Face Commercial Ewe
6060 – Speckled Face Commercial Ewe
6070 – White Face Commercial Ewe
       Champion and Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe
6080 – Purchased Commercial Ewe
6200 – Junior Showmanship
6210 – Intermediate Showmanship
6230 – Senior Showmanship
Premiums: Feeder lambs, Market and Breeding Sheep: Blue $6.00; Red $5.00; White $4.00.

Special Sheep Awards
Treimers Insurance-Hartley will present trophies to the Grand and Reserve Champion Market Lambs.
Darrell Hunt Shearing will present trophies to the Grand and Reserve Champion Feeder Lambs
Coop Elevator Association of Ocheydan, Hartley, Sibley & Harris, will present plaques to the top Junior, Intermediate and Senior Show-
men.
Lynnette Soden and family in memory of Keith Rusch, Hartley, will present the traveling showmanship plaque to the overall top show-
man. This plaque must be won three years to be retained.
Harold and Sharon Stamer, Granville, will present a trophies in memory of Chris Koehlmoos to the Champion and Reserve Champion
Commercial Ewe.
Bunkers Feed and Supply of Granville, will present trophies to the Grand & Reserve Champion Rate of Gain.
Top Line Feed, Germantown, will provide $100 to be used for premiums for Advanced Lamb Premium.
United Suppliers of Eldora, IA & Farmers Coop of Paullina, Granville & Hospers , will each provide $150 to be used for premiums for
Rate of Gain.
Farmers Cooperative Elevator Paullina, Granville & Hospers and Archer Coop Grain will provide trophies for Advanced Lamb Pens.
Northwest Iowa Sheep Association will provide award for Packers Choice.

                                                     HORSE DEPARTMENT(83)
                                                   Horse Show begins at 1:00 on Sunday

Superintendents: Dave Stoll, Tom Gonnerman, Cloyd Goosen                      Judge: Laura Sangwin, Peterson, Iowa
1. Projects must be on the grounds and checked in, with health papers, by 12:30 pm on Sunday, July 18 or you do not show. Judging will
   begin at 1:00 pm on Sunday – All game classes will be held on Sunday July 18th as well!
2. Each exhibitor will be required to stall one horse or pony (that was ID’d on May 15th) on the fairgrounds until release on Wednesday,
   July 21st , at 7:30 pm Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of all premium money.
3. Each exhibitor is responsible for the control of his or her own animal.
   Only 4-H’ers or FFA members or members of their family may ride or warm up their horses at any time during the O’Brien
   County Fair! At no time during the show will anyone other than the exhibitor or family members be allowed to ride. Violators will be
   disqualified from the remainder of the show.
4. Exhibitors are allowed to enter only one horse or pony per class.
5. The judge’s decision is FINAL. The superintendent has NO authority over the judge.
6. Please refer to the 4-H Horse Show Guide for additional rules concerning individual classes and equipment for each class. Guide
   books are available at the Extension Office for a small cost. Please refer also the general livestock rules found in the front of this fair
   book. It will be assumed that you are aware of all these rules, and action will be taken accordingly.
7. No horse or pony may be shown by two individuals in the same show. No two year old or older stallions will be allowed in any class.
8. Exhibitors shall not substitute a different horse or pony for that entered in a class unless the superintendent is provided with veterinar-
   ian’s certificate stating the reason for the needed change. The substituted horse must be a project identified by May 15 of the current
   year.
9. Superintendents will give stall assignments. No changing of stalls is allowed, unless cleared by superintendents.
10.ALL classes must be specified by entry deadline. (July 1, 2009)
11.Exhibitors will be divided based upon the grade in school just completed. Juniors are 4 th –7th grade, Seniors 8th –12th grade.
12.Horses and ponies will be divided based upon their height at the withers, allowing one half inch for shoes. Ponies will be under 14.1
   hands (57 inches), and horses will include 14.1 hands and over.
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13.Exhibitors entering class #8315 Novice Showmanship, must be a first or second year horse exhibitor regardless of age. Exhibitors
   in this class are not eligible for classes #8313 and #8314.
14.Exhibitors entering in #8320 Walk Trot class are not eligible for Junior or Senior Pleasure or Horsemanship. The Walk Trot class is
   for those exhibitors not ready to lope in a class. If you win, you will be required to advance to the pleasure classes.
15. On Sunday, all exhibitors (including FFA) will be required to show in a white, long sleeve shirt (button or snap down front, with col-
    lar), hard sole boots blue jeans (no stone washed or faded). AN SEI APPROVED SAFETY HELMET IS REQUIRED IN ALL
    CLASSES AND ANYTIME MOUNTED, DURING THE FAIR WEEK! YOU WILL BE RQUIRED TO WEAR IT FOR THE COS-
    TUME CLASS.
16. There will be a High Point horse in the Junior and Senior division and a High Point Individual in both divisions. Points will be
    awarded according to the color of ribbon: Grand – 5 points; Reserve – 4 points; Blue – 3 points; Red – 2 points; and White – 1
    point
17. Premiums: Blue; $6.00 Red; $5.00 White; $4.00.

Special Horse Awards
Town and County Saddle Club will provide prizes for the Grand Champion in Junior and Senior Showmanship.
The Horse Superintendents will provide prizes for the Junior and Senior High Point Individual.
Zelda Buse Christenson will provide prizes for the Junior and Senior High Point Horse in memory of Earl Buse.
Tom and Betty Gonnerman will provide a traveling trophy if a senior member wins both the High Point and Individual Awards in
memory of Shelley Gonnerman.

Horse Classes
Sunday, July 18
8310 – Open Pony Halter (either sex/any age)
8311 – Mare Halter
8312 – Gelding Halter
8313 – Sr. Showmanship
8314 – Jr. Showmanship
8315 – Novice Showmanship (See rule #13)
8316 – Sr. Costume – Walk Only
8317 – Jr. Costume – Walk Only
8318 – Sr. Trail Class
8319 – Jr. Trail Class
8320 – Walk Trot – (Designed for those young riders not ready for a lope. Not allowed to enter classes 8321-8324)
8301—English Equitation
8302—English Pleasure
8321 – Sr. Western Pleasure
8322 – Jr. Western Pleasure
8323 – Sr. Horsemanship
8324 – Jr. Horsemanship

Game Classes
8325 – Sr. Egg & Spoon        8326 – Jr. Egg & Spoon
8327 – Sr. Barrels            8328 – Jr. Barrels
8329 – Sr. Flag Race          8330 – Jr. Flag Race
8331 - Sr. Speed Dash         8332 - Jr. Speed Dash
8333 – Sr. Poles              8334 – Jr. Poles
8335 – Sr. Keyhole            8336 – Jr. Keyhole


                                                  RABBIT DEPARTMENT (84)
                                               Rabbit Show begins at 9:00 am on Monday
Superintendent: Stephanie Madsen
Judge: Reynold Loecker, Yankton, SD
1. All 4-H/FFA members MUST have their rabbit(s) tattooed and inspected and I.D. form completed ON OR BEFORE Saturday, June
     5, 2010 or will not be able to exhibit at the fair. Rabbits that have been previously tattooed also need to be inspected and ID form
     completed. If your rabbits are unable to make it on that day; it is your responsibility to make arrangements with the superintendent
     to get your rabbit inspected and ID form completed BEFORE Saturday, June 5, 2010. All rabbits must be identified at time of
     tattooing if they will be shown in the purebred or commercial class.
2. All rabbits need to be checked in by a superintendent before placing in cages. The rabbits may be checked in on Sunday, July 18,
   from 6:00 - 8:00 pm or Monday, July 19, from 7:30 – 8:30 am Rabbits must remain on the fairgrounds until release on Wed, July 21
   at 7:30 pm.
3. An exhibitor may tattoo up to 12 rabbits, but enter no more than 8 rabbits in competition--no individual may have more than two
   entries per class.
4. It is suggested that all rabbit exhibitors wear a white shirt with long sleeves for protection, but it is not required.
5. Rabbits will not be required to have a health certificate but will be inspected by the superintendents and/or official veterinarian upon
   check-in. If a rabbit is found to have any infectious or contagious condition, they will be asked to leave the show immediately.
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6. The Fair Board will provide cages. Exhibitors must furnish their own padlocks and feeding equipment.
7. The show will be on Monday, July 19, at 9:00 am
8. Exhibitors must be present during judging, except with superintendent’s permission.
9. Judging will be done according to American Rabbit Breeders Association standards. Individual rabbits will be judged by recognized
   breed standards.
10.There will be breed shows if there are at least 3 4-Class and 3 6-Class rabbits from a particular breed. Classes considered to have to
   few entries may be dropped or combined with another class at the superintendent's discretion.
11.All exhibitors are encouraged to take part in showmanship.
   Any rabbit may be used for showmanship as long as it was exhibited in its respective class in the show. Ages for showmanship are
   as follows: Junior: 4th-6th grade, Intermediate: 7th – 9th grade, Senior: 10th – 12th grade
12.Meat class exhibits may be either crossbred or purebred, but may NOT have been shown in any other class (except Showmanship).
13.A first and second place rabbit will be picked from all the blue ribbon rabbits in each breed or class. These rabbits will then go on to
   compete for Overall Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit.
14.Premiums - Blue $3.00; Red $2.00; White $1.00.

Rabbit Classes
8406—AMERICAN FUZZY LOP                   8407—DUTCH
8408—DWARF HOTOT8                         409—MINI LOP
8410—MINI REX                             8411—POLISH
8412—STANDARD REX                         8413—ANY OTHER
Age divisions for four-classed purebred rabbits- age at fair time
Lot 1 – Senior Buck – over 6 months
Lot 2 – Senior Doe – over 6 months
Lot 3 – Junior Buck – up to 6 months
Lot 4 – Junior Doe – up to 6 months
Example: A 5 mo old Mini Rex Buck would be in class 8410-lot 3

        Six Class Purebred Rabbits
8414 - NEW ZEALAND
8415 – ANY OTHER BREED
Age divisions for six-classed purebred rabbits – age at fair time
Lot 5 – Senior Buck – over 8 months
Lot 6 – Senior Doe – over 8 months
Lot 7 – Intermediate buck – 6-8 months
Lot 8 – Intermediate Doe – 6-8 months
Lot 9—Junior Buck – less than 6 months
Lot 10 – Junior Doe – less than 6 months
Example: A 7 month old New Zealand Doe would be in class 8414, lot 8

Crossbred Rabbits
8416 - Individual Commercial (Cross Bred) Buck Rabbit
8417 - Individual Commercial (Cross Bred) Doe Rabbit

Age divisions for four-classed purebred rabbits- age at fair time
Lot 11 – Senior Buck – over 6 months
Lot 12 – Senior Doe – over 6 months
Lot 13 – Junior Buck – up to 6 months
Lot 14 – Junior Doe – up to 6 months
Example: A 7 month old Polish/Netherland Dwarf cross doe would be in class 8417-lot 12.
Showmanship
8401 - Junior Showmanship, 4th-6th grade
8402 - Intermediate Showmanship, 7th – 9th grade
8403- Senior Showmanship, 10th – 12th grade

Dress A Bunny
8418 – Junior
8419 – Intermediate
8420 – Senior
A fun class open to all rabbit exhibitors and limited only by your imagination! Rabbits are to be dressed in a costume of your choice.
Class will be judged on originality and manners of the rabbit. Examples: Baseball player, scarecrow, wizard. Depending on number of
entries, this class may be split by age divisions.

Special Rabbit Awards
Hy-Vee Sheldon will present plaques to the Top Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showmanship.
Top Line Feeds, Germantown - Overall Champion and Reserve Champion Rabbit trophies.
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                  PET DEPARTMENT (30) - Pet Show begins after Disc 4H Pet Show on Wednesday morning
1. Exhibitors must have a current rabies certificate or an official certificate of veterinarian inspection with the date of vaccination for
    each dog or cat.
2. Dogs must have been vaccinated for distemper and parvo virus within the last year
3. All participants must wear a white or green 4-H T-shirt.
4. All pets must be leashed or caged.
5. All participants must have a booklet, which includes story and expenses.
6. Animals must be clean and groomed.
7. Participants should be knowledgeable about their pet.
8. Limit of 2 entries per 4-H member, one pet per classes (no litters!). One of each species.
9. Pet exhibits should be brought to the fair at the time of the show (to exhibit hall 10 minutes prior to show) and taken home immedi-
    ately following the show.
10. Premiums - Blue $3.00; Red $2.00; White $1.00.

Pet Classes
3010 -Dogs        3030- Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, etc
3020 - Cats       3040 – Other Pets

        DOG DEPARTMENT (31) - Dog Show begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday or immediately following Pet Show
Superintendent: Linda Akwa
1. Mixed breed and purebred dogs are allowed.
2. Exhibitors are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend the scheduled obedience classes with their dogs. Training is required before
    showing the dog.
3. Dogs may be entered in the pet division as well as dog obedience.
4. Proof of current vaccinations, including rabies, distemper and parvo, is required before participating in the classes or the show.
5. A 4-Her may show more than one dog with each dog being in a different obedience class no dog may be entered in more than one
    obedience class.
6. No female dog in heat may attend classes or be exhibited at the show.
7. Handlers that receive a blue ribbon in an obedience class are expected to advance to the next obedience class the following year.
8. Superintendents reserve the right to advise handlers as to class participation.
9. The trainer, or the superintendent reserves the right to excuse any dog that shows aggressive behavior during the classes and at
    the show.
10. Entries will not remain on the fairgrounds, but rather must be present only for the show. All dogs should remain on leash or crated
    except in the show ring.
11. Exhibitor conduct: Exhibitors shall not strike dogs or use any unnecessarily harsh physical means of disciplining dogs. The exhibi-
    tor shall be ready when their class is called. Each exhibitor is expected to act in a sportsman-like manner at all times.
12. Exhibitors are reminded to bring necessary equipment to provide adequate care for their dogs during waiting periods. (Food and
    water).
13. Dogs will not be taken into barns or near livestock.
14. AKC rules will be used as guidelines, although this is not an AKC sanctioned dog show.

Dog Classes
3050 - Pre-Novice A-First year dogs with first year handlers
3051 - Pre-Novice B-Either dog or handler or both have shown in before in a pre-novice class at the fair.
3052—Novice A-First time for dog and handler in novice class
3053—Novice B-Dog and handler have competed in novice in previous year(s)
3055—Showmanship A -First year handler
3056—Showmanship B—Experience handlers (second year or beyond)

                        POULTRY DEPARTMENT (85) - Poultry Show begins at 12:30 on Monday
Superintendent: Gordon and Ruth Wittrock, Mark Goosen and Kevin Massmann                   Judge: Reynold Loecker, Yankton, SD

Broiler Contest
1. Exhibitors may purchase their chicks when and where they want; no limit to the number of chicks the exhibitor may purchase.
2. Broilers will be exhibited as three dressed and iced birds.
3. Giblets are required with each bird.
4. All exhibitors must fill out a goal card listing age of bird and date bought, where bought, type of feed, protein content of feed, how
   processed, breed of bird and importance of protein in the feed. The judge will ask these questions.
Goal cards are required for each entry!
   8501 Commercial Dressed Class
   8502 Home Dressed Class
Premiums - Blue $5.00; Red $4.00; White $3.00.
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Live Poultry
1. All livestock must be owned by exhibitor or in partnership with parents.
2. All exhibits must comply with State Health requirements concerning poultry. ALL birds should be Pullorum-Typhoid free.
3. Birds will be checked in and tested between 3—6 p.m. on Sunday, July 18th. Cages will be furnished.
4. The birds will be released from the fair on Wednesday, July 21st at 7:30 pm. Birds will not be sold at the current O’Brien County
   Fair auction on Thursday.
5. ALL POULTRY MUST BE CLEAN AND DRY WHEN BEING JUDGED.
6. All birds should be dusted by July 1, 2010, with an insecticide powder. Birds will be checked before unloading at the fair. Birds will
   be rejected; if found with lice.
 Premiums - Blue $5.00; Red $4.00; and White $3.00.


Live Poultry Classes
8510 CHICKEN (meat production) - 1 pen, pen of 3
8511 PULLETS Immature—pen of 3 (layer type) less than 1 yr -1 pen
8512 HEN Mature—pen of 3 (layer type) more than 1 yr -1 pen
8513 1 ROOSTER AND 1 HEN—(the hen may be part of the pen of 3)
8514 BIG ROOSTER – 1 bird may be part of 8513
8515 DUCKS—pen of 2
8516 GEESE - 1 bird
8517 TURKEY – 1 bird
8518 BANTUM COCK—1 Year and under
8519 BANTUM PULLET—1 Year and under
8520 BANTUM ROOSTER—Over 1 Year
8521 BANTUM HEN – Over 1 Year
8522 BANTUM ROOSTER & BANTUM HEN
8523 EXOTICS -1 bird per breed
8524 EXOTIC CHICKENS - 1 bird per breed
8525EXOTIC DUCK – Large Ducks - over 3 pounds
8526 EXOTIC DUCKS - Bantum Ducks - 3 pounds & under

LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST—Begins immediately after Hog Show on Wednesday
1.Contest open to all counties.
2. Areas to be judged are 2 classes of cattle, 2 classes of swine, 2 classes of sheep. We reserve the right to alter or reduce classes depend-
  ing upon the availability of livestock.
3.Official placing will be given.
4.Contestants will be allowed 10 minutes to judge each ring
5.Determining the individuals with the most perfect scores of 50 points will break ties.
6.Awards will be given to the top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in each age division, junior, intermediate &senior
7.A team consists of 4 individuals. All 4 scores of the members of the team will be counted toward the team score.
8.4-H and County FFA judging teams should be sanctioned. i.e. Approval of 4-H club leaders and/or Vo-Ag instructors.
9.Registration will begin at 3:00 and the contest begins immediately after the Goat Show on Wednesday, July 21.
                                              Special Livestock Judging Awards
Security State Bank of Sheldon will award the top three Livestock Judging plaques.
Iowa State Bank of Sheldon and Paullina will present the top 10 individual Judging medals.

                                               Herdsmanship Contest
Sponsored by: Bradley & Dudley McDowell Families
A Herdsmanship contest will be implemented again at the 2010 O'Brien County Fair. The Herdsmanship contest is open to all 4-H
clubs and FFA chapters. Each day a committee will evaluate the neatness and cleanliness of the pens in the livestock barns. A point
system will be used.
BASIS OF RATING
  A. Cleanliness of alleys and stalls or pens    (60)
  B. Arrangement of exhibit                      (25)
  C. Stall Cards                                 (15)
                                    Total Points 100
A Herdsmanship plaque is displayed in the O’Brien County Extension Office with the winning overall club name. Premium money will
also be awarded to Overall Club Champion and runner-up, as well as winners in each species.
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                                                      COMMUNICATIONS
Superintendent: Val Moermond, Sharon Schnepf
**You will need a separate entry form for communication entries!

The Communication Department is designed to provide opportunities for youth to select a method by which they might develop their
personal communication skills in sharing talents, knowledge or information with others. The classes are designed to provide a series
of developmental experiences for various age levels. The ability to communicate will be the major criteria for evaluating this depart-
ment.
The communications events in O’Brien County including Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, Extemporaneous Speaking,
and Share-The-Fun will be judged on Monday, July 19. Entry deadline is July 1, 2010.

State Fair winners from O’Brien County communications events will participate at the Iowa State Fair on the following dates:
  Educational Presentations: (2)- Aug 15, PM; (1) - Aug 20, AM; (1)- Aug 21, AM (3)
  Working Exhibits: (1)- Aug 20, PM; (1) - Aug 21, AM; (2) - Aug 21, PM
  Share The Fun: (2)—Aug 21, 5:00 PM; (1)—Aug 20, 5:00 PM
  Extemporaneous Speaking: (2)- Aug 22, AM

Ribbons and State Fair Winners will be awarded on Monday, July 19th when all communication events have been presented.
(Around 3:00 PM)

Premiums are awarded in Educational Presentations, Extemporaneous Speaking and Working Exhibits as follows: Blue $12.00; Red
$10.00; White $8.00.

                                                     Educational Presentations
Educational Presentations provide an opportunity for members to demonstrate their communication skills by presenting knowledge,
information, or a process to gain a desired response from the audience.

RULES
1. The topic of the presentation should determine its length, but intermediates and senior presentations should not exceed twenty (20)
   minutes. Junior presentations should not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.
   4-H’ers giving presentations involving food must be concerned about safe handling of the food they are using. 4-H’ers should use
   sanitary and safe procedures and methods at all times. This is tremendously important if samples are available to the viewing pub-
   lic. Appropriate storage of the food items and the sanitary handling of the food must be demonstrated by the 4-H’ers. Plastic
   gloves and hairnets are just a couple items that should be considered and used as appropriate.
3. Presenters are expected to comply with all copyright/trademark regulations. Copyrighted material may not be distributed
   without permission.
4. Blue, Red, and White ribbons will be awarded according to quality.
5. Selections will be made for district competition (1 possible) at the Clay County Fair and for state competition (6 possible.) To be
   eligible to go on to State, participants must have completed 5 th grade. A 4-H member may participate in only one educational pres-
   entation per year at the Iowa State Fair.

                                                           Working Exhibits
Working Exhibits provide an opportunity for members to communicate and interact with an audience in an informal way. Many stages
of the exhibit or product should be ready so that any step can be discussed. No set format need be used.
Questions that might be asked as starters are:
     Have you seen?
     Would you like to know how too?
     May I show you how?
The best subjects involve action by the members or involve the audience in some doing, feeling, tasting, smelling, or judging. The
member’s subject should be an outgrowth of his/her 4-H experience. It is important that the subject used in the working exhibits is of
interest to the audience.

RULES
1. The length of the working exhibit at the county level will be determined at judging time
2. Blue, Red, and white ribbons will be awarded according to quality.
3. Selections will be made for district competition (1 possible) at the Clay County Fair and for State competition (4 possible), at the
   Iowa State Fair. To be eligible to go on to State, participants must have completed 5 th grade. A 4-H member may participate in only
   one working exhibit per year at the Iowa State Fair.
4. 4-H’ers giving presentations involving food must be concerned about safe handling of the food they are using. 4-H’ers should use
   sanitary and safe procedures and methods at all times. This is tremendously important if samples are available to the viewing pub-
   lic.
   Appropriate storage of the food items and the sanitary handling of the food must be demonstrated by the 4-H’ers. Plastic gloves
   and hairnets are just a couple items that should be considered and used as appropriate.
5. Presenters are expected to comply with all copyright/trademark regulations. Copyrighted material not be distributed with-
   out permission.
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6. NOTE: When presenting a working exhibit, it is important to give the source of your information. If your directions were taken from
   a copyrighted magazine or book, you CANNOT duplicate the directions and distribute them. You may have purchased the maga-
   zine for your use, but that does not grant you permission to duplicate and distribute.

What is the best approach?
   Make a poster with the directions and include the source of the directions.
   If you modified the directions and want to provide a handout, give your directions and credit ―Adapted from…‖ and state the
      original source.
   If you did not modify directions, you CANNOT distribute the directions to fair goers without having copyright permission granted
      from the source. If permission is granted, that should be noted on the handout piece and the 4-H’er brings the letter of permis-
      sion with them to be judged and whenever the working exhibit is given.

                                                             Share-The-Fun
Share-The-Fun presentations will:
    Provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers to perform before an audience, purely for the sake of enjoyment.
    Provide 4-H’ers an opportunity to share their skills and talent and to have fun and fellowship with members from other counties.
    Provide activities that will tend to ―draw‖ people to the 4-H Exhibit Building during the fair.
    Provide a program that will help broaden the image of 4-H, keeping current members enrolled and inviting new ones to ―take a
      look‖.

RULES:
 1. Share-the-Fun skits/acts will be given before a live audience and must NOT exceed eight (8) minutes in length.
 2. Skits/acts must be sensitive to the diversity of Iowa’s population. They must be in good taste and not offensive to minority groups
    of Iowan’s or U.S. Citizens
 3. If you are performing a vocal selection, accompaniment must either be live or a recorded version with INSTRUMENTAL ONLY so
    that the judges may best evaluate your performance.
 4. Selections will made for district participation (1 possible) at the Clay County Fair and for State participation (3 possible) at the
    Iowa State Fair. If a Share-the-Fun skit/act involves a club, or a group from a given club, at least 80% of the performing group
    must have completed 5th grade.
 5. No premiums given.
                                                     Extemporaneous Speaking
This program is designed to encourage the development of the communication life skill through enhancing the ability to think, to or-
ganize, to speak, and to answer questions readily by anticipating 4-H’ers before an audience.
1. Participants must be senior 4-H’ers – completed 9th through 12th grade (or that equivalent) in 2010.
2. O’Brien County may send two entries to State Fair.
3. Program format:
   a. Thirty minutes before the program, each participant will draw three of the available topics, selecting one to speak on. The se-
   lected topic will not be available to the other participants in the speaker’s assigned room. The general nature of the topics will relate
   to 4-H. The other two topics drawn but not chosen will be returned to the available topics for the other participants.
   b. A preparation room is to be used with one participant per speaking site admitted initially and one additional participant per speak-
   ing site admitted each ten minutes as the program progresses. A participant may not leave the preparation room until it is time to
   speak, nor may a participant receive help from a parent, leader, other adult, or any other youth. A program official will assist partici-
   pants with the time requirements.
   c. All reference material will be screened by a program official on the following basis:
           i. Participant may bring his/her own books, magazines, or newspaper clippings for reference during the thirty minutes of
   preparation.
           ii. Reference material must be printed material such as books or magazines (cannot be notes, outlines, or speeches pre-
   pared by the participant or by another person for use in this program).
           iii. Some relevant reference material will be available in the preparation room. This material will consist of historical material
   related to the 4-H program.
   d. Each speech shall be the result of the 4-H’ers own efforts using approved reference material that a participant may bring to the
   preparation room. No other assistance may be provided. Plain 3‖x5‖ note cards will be provided for each participant in the prepara-
   tion room. If notes are used, the 3‖x5‖ note cards provided must be used in delivering the speech.
   e. Only notes made during the preparation period may be used.
   f. Each speech shall not be less than 4 or more than 6 minutes with 5 minutes additional time allowed for related questions, which
   shall be asked by the judge. The participant will be shown time cards in an ascending order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) by the timekeeper. ―Stop‖
   will be said at 6 minutes.
   g. The program timekeeper will introduce each participant by name and the county he/she represents. The participant will be ex-
   pected to introduce his/her speech by title only.
   h. Participants are not permitted to use any props, gadgets, posters, or audiovisuals of any sort. A podium will not be available.
4. Speeches will be evaluated using the following criteria:
         1. Content related to topic.
         2. Knowledge of the subject.
         3. Organization of material.
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         4.     Power of expression.
         5.     Voice.
         6.     Stage presence.
         7.     General effect.
         8.     Response to questions.

                                                      4-H Poster Communications
This component of the Iowa State Fair 4-H Communications program is to provide the opportunity for 4-H’ers to communicate to the
public using the non-verbal form of communication of a poster. The objective of this class is to provide the opportunity for 4-H’ers to
tell a story visually about 4-H to the general public.

    1.        Two entries per county will be chosen for State Fair. Only one poster per 4-H’er.
    2.        Posters receiving a Seal of Excellence at the Iowa State Fair will be taken to the Extension 4-H Building on the ISU Campus
              for display.
    3.        Any currently enrolled 4-H’er who has completed 5th grade through 12th grade may create a poster for this class at the State
              Fair.
    4.        All posters must be designed on, or affixed to, standard poster board or foam core board. Size minimum of 14‖x20‖ or maxi-
              mum of 15‖x 22‖. Posters may be vertical or horizontal. Posters may be any medium: watercolor, ink, crayon, acrylic, char-
              coal, oils, and collage. Posters CANNOT be 3-dimensional.
    5.        Each poster MUST have the completed Poster Entry Form attached to the back.
    6.        Posters cannot incorporate copyright material or exact copies of other promotional designs, such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Con-
              ference theme logo.
    7.        The 4-H Clover is a protected emblem. 4-H’ers can include, but do not copy/print other material over the clover.
    8.         The themes for ―Communicating Through 4-H Posters‖ are:
                   A. ―4-H is…‖ (open to 4-H’ers interpretation)
                   B. ―Join 4-H‖
                   C. ―Set The Stage‖ (2010 4-H Conference Theme)
                   D. ―Non Stop Fun!‖ (2010 Iowa State Fair theme )

                                                      4-H NON-LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS
Superintendent: Sharon Schnepf
General Rules
1. Each club will be assigned a time to enter exhibits in the project areas of Ag & Natural Resources, Expressive Arts, Family and
   Consumer Sciences, Issues, Personal Development, and Science, Mechanics & Engineering. These will be conference judged on
   Saturday, July 17 at the Primghar Community Center. Members must be present when their exhibits are judged. If that is not
   possible, a substitute may take your place with permission of the Extension staff, prior to judging day. If you are not able to be
   judged during assigned time; prior arrangements must be made with the O’Brien County Youth Coordinator.
2. Changes to entries may not be made the day of judging. Any exhibit not listed on Fair entry form will not be judged. All
   exhibits must be pre-entered by July 1st .
3. Please limit interaction during conference judging to include the project member and judge ONLY.
4. State Fair exhibits will be chosen at the end of the judging day on July 17th . All exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with
   the Iowa State Fair General Exhibit rules for the exhibit to be eligible for State Fair participation. Anyone having a state fair ex-
   hibit must contact Kris or stop in the fair office for information concerning the State Fair.
5. Exhibit classes are broad categories. To plan exhibits, 4-Hers are encouraged to use projects guides and manuals & program
   materials to determine goals and learning experiences. An exhibit can represent an idea, a part, or all learning involved in the re-
   spective project area.
6. An exhibit is to be an outgrowth of work done to accomplish a goal(s) determined during the current 4-H year. An individual or
   group can do exhibits. Exhibits might be, but are not limited to, an actual product, poster, display box, report, notebook, model,
   videotape, audiocassette, etc. Article may have been made for use by some other person. The article may have been used or
   worn before showing, but must be clean for exhibit.
7. The 4-H’ers goal and applicable exhibit standards will form the basis of the evaluation process. Evaluation criteria will include dem-
   onstrated learning, workmanship and techniques, and general appearance and design. All exhibitors will receive written evaluation
   comments on the exhibits and a blue, red or white O’Brien County Fair ribbon. Junior 4-H’ers may receive Junior Merit ribbons for
   an outstanding project.
8. Each exhibit must have a 4-H entry tag firmly attached to the project. If goal card not attached to exhibit, exhibit will be
   dropped one ribbon placing. If using tape be sure it will stay attached the remaining time at the fair. Goal cards are available
   from the 4-H leader or Extension Office. Each exhibit must have the following information firmly attached: Name, County, Grade,
   Years in Project and Class number and category. The exhibitor should respond briefly to the following questions:
      A. What was your goal?
      B. How did you go about working toward your goal(s)?
      C.What were the most important things you learned as you worked toward your goal(s)?
      D.What ideas or plans do you have for the future on what you learned or discovered?
      E. Additional items (costs, time)
** Check for additional requirements in classes for Food & Nutrition, Home Improvement, Photography, & Visual Arts. DO THIS BE-
FORE BRINGING ITEMS TO THE FAIR!
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9. Exhibit displays should be in proportion to the main item or idea being displayed. If the exhibitor chooses a display to illustrate what
   was learned, the following maximum size guidelines apply:
     Posters and banners are not to exceed standard poster board size of 22‖ x 28‖ or foam core board size of 22‖ x 30‖.
     Chart or graph boards and model display are not to exceed 4’ x 4’ in size.
     Display boxes are not to exceed 28‖ x 22‖ in height or width and 12‖ in depth.
     ** Exceptions - Food & Nutrition box not to exceed 10‖ x 12‖ x 14‖ and poster art exhibits must be 14‖ x 22‖ poster board or 15‖
      x 22‖ foam core.
10.Endangered and threatened plants and animals (includes insects) should not be used in any exhibit. Wildflowers taken from parks
   should not be used. It is illegal to posses songbird feathers or nests. Game animals ―legally taken,‖ such as pheasant, duck,
   goose, or quail are acceptable. Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) are plants that should not be planted in gardens. It has the
   potential of becoming noxious in Iowa. Other dried established noxious weeds are acceptable to use in exhibits.
11. Original use by a 4-H’er of copyright material should NOT be used in 4-H exhibits. A copyright design is not allowable because in
   the fair settings the exhibit is on public display and that infringes on copyright laws.
12. All exhibits, activities and programs must represent appropriate safety procedures in the development of the exhibit and during
   the evaluation process. This includes static exhibits and activities revolving around the communications program.
13. Fair officials assume no responsibility for exhibits, but will do what they can to guard against damage or loss. 4-H’ers are discour-
   aged from sending items that have special meaning and historical value as the exhibit or part of an exhibit.
14. Exhibits will be released on Thursday, July 22 at 9:00 am Any exhibit taken prior to Thursday will cause automatic with-
   drawal of premium money.
15. The following class breaks will be made according to grade in school in the 2009-2010 school years: 1st Year member – 4th grade;
   Junior 5th – 6th grade; Intermediate 7th – 9th grade; Senior 10th – 12th grade. All 4-H’ers who have completed 5th grade through 12th
   grade (or that equivalent) are eligible to exhibit at the State Fair. O’Brien County is allowed a total of 34 exhibits in the
   non-livestock areas at the Iowa State Fair.
16. Club booths may be set up on Fri, July 16 or Sat, July 17. Fair booths will be judged on Saturday, July 17.
17. Exhibits for State Fair must be in Des Moines on Tues, Aug 11th for judging. The Extension Office will make arrangements with a
   volunteer to transport exhibits to and from State Fair, expect for large articles such as a chair, desk, etc., that will not fit into a family
   car. Parents will be responsible for transporting large items. Exhibits need to be delivered to Extension Office by Aug 6th at 4:00
   pm and picked up following the State Fair on Aug 24th,
18. 2010 Premiums for exhibits are awarded as follows: Blue - $3.00; Red - $2.00; White - $1.00, State Fair selected - $5.00, State
   Fair Alternates and Junior Merits - $4.00.

**** Exhibits which do not comply with rules 8, 9 and 10 will NOT be evaluated, awarded a ribbon, premium
money or displayed.

AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
701A – Crop Production
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a corn, soybean, small grain, or forage project or program. If the exhibit involves
a crop specimen, include the variety and planting date. Exhibit topics might include, but not all limited to, variety selection, plant
growth, planting, plant nutrition, weed and insect or disease control, environmental protection, harvesting, storage, marketing, or ca-
reer opportunities.

101A – Animal Science
Any exhibit (excluding animal itself) which is an outgrowth of a small or large animal project or program including beef, dairy, goat,
dog, horse, pets, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine. Ownership of an animal is not required for entry in this class. Exhibit topics might
include, but are not limited to, selection, feeding, financial management, waste management, and use of records, health care, housing
or career opportunities.

211A– Conservation
Any exhibit that is an outgrowth of a conservation project or program such as soil conservation, creating habitats, wetland restoration,
energy conservation, planting windbreaks, etc.

221A – Entomology
A general or special collection, from an entomology or bee project (excluding live specimen,) or any exhibit that is an outgrowth of an
entomology or a bee project or program such as life cycle, bee management, products, (honey, wax), equipment, diseases, pests,
habits of insects, insect genetics, IPM scouting, etc.

706A - Forestry
General or special collection, i.e., leaves, seeds, etc.

706B - Forestry
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a forestry project or program such as insect or disease control, growth stages,
type of tree for intended use, etc.
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711A – Horticulture
An exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in flower gardening and ornamentals, home garden, houseplants, small fruit crop,
home grounds improvement project or program. Exhibits might include such projects or concepts as plant nutrition, insect, weed or
disease control, harvesting, preservation, marketing, careers, etc.

711B - Home Grounds Improvement
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a home grounds improvement project or program. Exhibits might include ideas or
concepts such as landscape plans, techniques, selection of landscape plants, garden design, garden features, careers, etc.

741A – Plant Science
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of a plant science project or program such as collections plant growth, plant parts, soil structure, soil
maps, germination, cross breeding, root systems, etc.
231A – Veterinary Science
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of a veterinary science project or program such as maintaining health, cause and prevention of dis-
ease, internal parasites, public health, careers, etc.
911A - Wildlife
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in the wildlife project or program such as fish and wildlife identification, observation,
habitats, fish and wildlife harvest, other activities, etc.
881A - Safety & Education Shooting Sports
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in an SESS project program such as archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader, etc.
Topics may include selection of equipment, record keeping in scoring, safety practices, care and storage of equipment, ethics, etc.
865A—Outdoor Adventures and Camping
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in an outdoor adventure or camping project or program such as camper safety, fire
building, rainy day activities, outdoor cooking, day camp plan, selecting camping equipment, equipping a backpack, resource file of
camping activities, orienteering, outdoor ethics, etc.
301A – Other Ag & Natural Resources Ideas
Any other exhibit that is an outgrowth of a 4-H agriculture and natural resources project or educational experience that does not fit any
previous class listed.

                                                              HORTICULTURE
JUDGING WILL TAKE PLACE ON Monday, July 19th. YOU WILL BE CONFERENCE JUDGING WITH THE JUDGE. ALL EN-
TRIES NEED TO BE PREREGISTERED!
*** A 4-H’er or FFA member may only bring a total of 10 Horticulture Exhibits
Vegetables
1. Use 4H-462 ―Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit‖ for information about preparing and displaying. Exhibits not follow-
   ing 4H-462 recommendations will be discounted one ribbon placing. Publication can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/
   Publications/4H462.pdf or available from the Extension Office.
2. Exhibitors should exhibit the number of vegetables stated in this fair book or the number in publication 4H-462. If these are not
   followed the exhibit will be discounted one ribbon placing.
3. All garden products exhibited must have been raised in the current project year.
4. All exhibits should be displayed on a firm plate with twist ties for attaching 4H Entry Cards. If not attached will be dropped one
     ribbon placing.

4-H Garden Crops
200 – A Variety Garden Display (also known as mixed grouping)The vegetable display must include five or more different vegeta-
ble crops grown in the exhibitor’s home garden. More than one variety of any particular vegetable can be displayed, however, not
more than four items of the same vegetable can be displayed. For example, four tomatoes would constitute one vegetable, e.g.,one
large red slicing, one cherry tomato, one yellow tomato, and one processing tomato. Any decorative basket or box not larger that ½
bushel in size can be used. The variety garden display will be judged 75% for the cultural perfection of the vegetables and 25% for
the decorative arrangement. For the benefit or an educational value for the viewing public, each piece must be clearly labeled as to
the variety (cultivar).
4-H Vegetable Classes – One specimen of each
201 – Broccoli
202 – Cabbage – any variety
203 – Cauliflower
204 - Egg Plant
205 – Squash—Winter
206 – Other
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4-H Vegetable Classes – Two specimens of each
207 – Cucumber – any type
208 – Pepper – any variety
209 – Sweet Corn
210 – Sweet Potatoes
211—Squash—Summer
212—Kohlrabi
4-H Vegetable Classes – Three specimens of each
213 – Beets
214 – Carrots
215 – Garlic Bulbs
216 – Herbs – 3 sprigs in water of one Herb OR 3 different Herb varieties in water
217 – Onions – (dry)
218 – Parsnips
219 – Potatoes – any variety
220 – Tomatoes – any variety
221 – Other

4-H Vegetable Classes – Six specimens of each
222 – Beans – any variety
223 – Other
4-H Vegetable Classes – Ten specimens
224– Cherry Tomatoes
4-H Vegetable Classes – one or more specimens
225 – Novelty vegetables – an uncommon or unique vegetable
4-H House Plants
Must include 4-H Goal Card giving common name; botanical name, if known; soil mixture, watering, and fertilizing methods followed;
and where the plant is located in the home.
1. The houseplant should be purchased or started early enough that the exhibitor’s care of the plant may be judged.
2. Members will be responsible for the care of their own houseplants while they are at the fair.
3. No artificial plants should be included in plant displays.
226– Flowering Plants
227– Terrariums
228 – Hanging Plants
229– Foliage Plants
230 – Cacti
231 – Other
4-H Cut Flower
1. Flowers to be in a suitable container.
2. Must include 4-H Goal Card giving name of flower, variety, and how to care for the cut flower.
232 – Perennials – 1 flower or flower cluster
233 – Annuals – 3 specimens


Bucket Of Vegetables or Flowers
1. Any 4-H member may enter—no more than two entries in each class.
2. Any kind of vegetable may be grown in your bucket.
3. Five gallon buckets work well. Suggested to have some sort of drainage system. Example holes drilled in bottom of bucket then
   add Styrofoam peanuts then your soil.
4. Members will be responsible for the care of their own bucket while at the fair.
234– Bucket of Vegetables
235 – Bucket of Flowers
Flower Arranging
1. Entries DO need to be signed up on the fair entry form due July 1. Judging will take place on Monday, July 19, with conference
    judging with the judge.
2. Any 4-H'er in O'Brien County may enter. The 4-H'er need not be signed up for this project. However, for record book award consid-
    eration the 4-H'er must have been entered in Horticulture by May 1.
3. Arrangements must be made from only non-commercial flowers. Flowers may be used from gardens of the members, family, friends,
   etc., but may not be purchased from a shop.
4. Arrangements should show your interpretation of the title. The arrangement should carry out the title as well as meeting the require-
   ments specified.
5. Accessories may be used in any of the classes to help carry out the theme.
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6. All arrangements must be made from fresh flowers unless otherwise specified as dried or silk.
7. In accordance with the Iowa Noxious Weed Law the following plants should not be used in exhibits: quack grass, thistle, bindweed,
   horse nettle, leafy spurge, peppergrass, knapweed, buckhorn, butter print, cocklebur, wild mustard, Queen Anne's lace, sheep sor-
   rel and dock.
8. Fill out an Entry Tag and Goal Card for this project.

4-H Flower Arranging Classes – Need to be entered on Fair Entry Form!

236 – ―Fair Queen‖ – using roses and other varieties of silk or fresh flowers—and lots of sparkle!
237 – ―What’s Cooking?‖ – A centerpiece suitable for the kitchen using silk or fresh flowers.
238 – ―Figure 8 Races‖ – incorporate race cars and checkered flags into your arrangement of fresh or silks.
239– ―Gone fishin’‖ – Use dried materials in an appropriate container
240 – ―Bundle of Joy‖ – Use pink or blue flowers, fresh or silk, in an appropriate ―new baby‖ container.
241 – ―Long Long ago‖ - Using an antique container, add fresh or silk flowers to bring it to life!

                                                       EXPRESSIVE ARTS
Photography
1. Photographs may be either black and white or color. Photographs may be processed from negatives, slides, or digital cameras and
   computer manipulation programs. Photographs exhibited must have been taken during the current 4-H year.
2. If photos are mounted, they can be a) flush mounted (no mounting board showing) on mounting board, or b) with mount borders
   (window mat or flat mount directly on board). Exhibitors may cut there mounting boards, use inexpensive ready-cut window mats,
   or have matting done professionally. In all cases 4-H’ers are responsible for design decisions such as border, with width, color, and
   size. FRAMED PHOTOS, INCLUDING FLOATING FRAMES WILL NOT BE JUDGED.
3. If photos are not mounted, they may be exhibited in a clear plastic covering, such as photo album sheets.
4. A series is a group of photos or slides that are related or tell a step-by-step story. Photos must be mounted as one unit in story
      order. Slides should be numbered and/or displayed in sequence.
5. The ―4-H Photography Exhibit‖ label MUST BE COMPLETED AND ATTACHED to each photo exhibit entry. Label is available
      from the Extension Office or 4-H leaders. Any photo without label will be dropped one ribbon placing.
6. Captions are optional. If used, they should be short.
7. Photos should be brought and displayed in a clear Ziploc bag to prevent damage to the photo during display
8. A 4-H’ER IS LIMITED TO TWO (2) ENTRIES PER CLASS!

850—4-Hers in Action (Non-competitive class)
“4-H’ers in Action!” is a non-competitive class open to all 4-H members in grades 4-12 regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in
the photography project. One photo that best represents ―4-H in Action!‖ will be chosen to represent O’Brien County in a special state
fair exhibition.
Participation ribbons only will be awarded and no premium is given for this class.

There is a theme this year, which is Holidays and Seasons, so each photo exhibited should represent ―4-H’ers in Action during the
holidays and seasons!‖

Requirements for this class include:
 The photo will be a 5x7 color photo taken after Jan 1, 2009
 May be a portrait or a landscape
 4-H’er must provide a high resolution , electronic version of the photo on a CD and the printed 5x7 photo
 Reflect a 4-H’er or a group of 4-Hers involved in a project, doing community service, enjoying a recreational activity-anything that
  is related to the 4-H youth program.
 Include a photo story to depict what is happening in the photo and explain why it is the best example of ―4-H’ers in Action!‖ from
  your county. (Captions limited to 75 words or less)

851A – Mounted Photograph OR Series
Individual photo or series of photos where each exhibited photo is at least 5x7 inches (the standard 5x7 print). Larger photos may be
cropped if necessary for better composition, but no smaller than 5x7 inches. Series entries should consist of three to five photos (each
5x7 minimum) mounted as one piece. Mounting is required for all entries in this class. Use of standard commercial photo mats is ac-
ceptable provided that exposed area of photo is not less than 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches. See rule number two above for mounting sugges-
tions.

851B– Single Photograph Or Series
A photo of any size may be considered in this class. There is no minimum size. Series entries should include three to five photos. If
the series is mounted, it should be done as one piece. See item numbers two and three above for exhibiting suggestions.

851C – Contemporary/Creative Photography
A photograph that is understood to be a creative, imaginative, or experimental departure from realism. Examples of Contemporary/
Creative Photography may include: abstracts, derivations, distortions, black light, bas-relief, diazochrome, posterization, polarization,
multiple exposures, montages, kodalith, multiple images with trick lenses and similar processes.
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  Special exhibit requirements for class 851C:
  1. Photograph must be mounted but not framed.
  2. Photo exhibit label must be attached to the back of the exhibit.
  3. A detailed report must be attached clearly stating the process used to achieve the desired effect. Each step and materials
     or equipment used must be included in this report.
  4. Where possible, a copy of the photo before manipulation should be included with the report.
851D – Photography Idea
The class is designed for creative photography and experiments that do not fit into the previous classes. Photos or educational
displays in this class may make use of creative camera techniques, darkroom techniques, mounting and exhibiting techniques,
or computer enhancement, just to name a few possibilities. Above all, creativity and originality are valued. If exhibit is a photo
or collage of photos, it must not be framed and have exhibit label.


                                4-H District Juried Photography Contest at the Clay County Fair
Eligibility: 4-H’ers in the 20 counties of Iowa State University Extension’s Northwest Area
Description: Photo(s) taken by a 4-H’er during the current 4-H year; photos that do not advance to the Iowa State Fair;
mounted 8‖ x 10‖ image(s)
Objective: Provides an opportunity for 4-H’ers to participate in a regional competition and showcase their work
Rules: Open to pre-registered Junior, Intermediate, and Senior 4-H’ers that follow all contest entry rules as outlined on Clay
County Extension’s web site:
             http://www.extension.iastate.edu/clay/ .
More information: Call the Clay County Extension Office at 712-262-2264.

Visual Arts
**** Special Note: The Principles of Art and Elements of Design ARE required for visual arts exhibits at the O’Brien
County Fair
1. Members will be able to exhibit articles made from kits, ONLY AT THE COUNTY FAIR. Articles made from kits or preformed
   molds will not be accepted for State Fair consideration. (Kits are defined as any prepackaged item where the materials and
   the design are predetermined by the manufacturer.) Preformed molds may be used in class 821B where purchased green
   ware or white ware may be used to demonstrate a process or technique.
2. If the exhibit results in a finished art object, you must include the picture of the source of design, the design sketches, or
   process for creating the design. This might include cut paper designs, sketches, a piece of tree bark, doodles, or magazine
   pictures (identify the magazine and issue.)
3. The written description of the exhibit must identify the design element(s) and/or art When application of design elements and
   art principles must be explained, the following guidelines shall be used:
        Members in grades 4-6 are responsible for using a minimum of one design element within their exhibit. Youth must ex-
            plain how the specified element is used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using
            more than one element, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
        Members in grades 7-8 are responsible for using a minimum of two design elements within their exhibit. Youth must ex-
            plain how the specified elements are used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for us-
            ing more than two elements, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
        Members in grades 9-10 are responsible for using a minimum of one art principle and the element or elements used in
            the selected principle. Youth must explain how the element or elements are used to illustrate the selected principle.
            While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than one principle, youth may discuss additional
            principles and corresponding elements used in the exhibit.
        Members in grade 11-12 are responsible for using a minimum of two art principles and the elements used in the selected
            principles. Youth must explain how the elements are used to illustrate the selected principles. While not evaluated or
            given a higher ribbon placing for using more than two principles, youth may discuss additional principles and corre-
            sponding elements used in the exhibit.
Design elements are line, shape, form, color, and texture. Design principles are balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, and
unity. Information on elements and principles of design for visual art can be found at:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H634.pdf

4. Copyright logos, designs, or trademark materials should not be used for visual art exhibits on public display at a fair or
other setting without permission. If written permission has been obtained for an exhibit in the technique class, it should be in-
cluded in the written support materials of this exhibit. For display purposes, exhibits will then be labeled ―Copyright permission
granted‖. These materials are never appropriate for the Original Art class. You do not need to request permission to use the 4
-H emblem. This is granted to you as a member of the 4-H program, as long as you are not making money from its use.

821A – Original Art
Original art should be an exhibit that has a design unique to you. By using one medium or a combination, an individual creates
an object that is not recognizable as another’s work. Trademarks, logos, and other copyrighted images
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CANNOT be original since some other artist has already designed and created it. You must identify and explain the application of the
design element(s) and art principle(s) featured in this exhibit.
If you answer, ―yes‖ to the following questions, your exhibit should be in the original art class.
1. Did your idea come from something you thought up, the placement of geometric shapes, or something viewed in nature?
2. Did you see a design, magazine, picture, painting, etc., that gave you an idea and you made major changes to that idea? (Include
   the source of design and explain the major changes.)
3. Did you create your exhibit by observing things around you like looking at a still life or from a photograph you took of a scene?
4. Are the people in your exhibit (drawing, painting) ones you observed, studied, sketched, or photographed and not people you saw in
   a magazine or other photograph? (If the person is identifiable from your picture, did you request their permission to use them in
   your artwork?


821B – Design and/or Technique Exploration
Technique Exploration is an exhibit that provides an individual the opportunity to practice a skill or explore a design element or art
principle. This exhibit may be an object, portfolio, display, or organized sketchbook. If a non-original design source is used, its origin
(where you found the idea, any pictures, sketches, etc.) must still be credited. Logos, designs, & trademarks that are copyrighted may
only be used if permission for this specific use has been granted from an authorized authority. The written permission must be in-
cluded in the support materials provided with the exhibit or the piece is not legal for public display and will be disqualifi ed. For display
purposes, those exhibits with written permission will be labeled ―Copyright permission granted‖.
In this class:
1. Directions may be used to make the exhibit (basket weave pattern, quilt pattern, process instructions i.e. tie dying). Include the
   source of instructions or copy of the instructions. In your write-up be sure to focus on the design elements or art principles used in
   making decisions to develop the exhibit.
2. It may be a process evaluation shown by examples that demonstrate a different step of the process needed to complete a finished
   product. This process evaluation is the only acceptable place to exhibit portions of greenware or whiteware to provide the appropri-
   ate surface to illustrate the process techniques being explored. Processes could include glazes, paint blending, surface preparation
   to the final product. A finished product will only be used in the evaluation to determine level of accomplishment of the goal.
3. A portfolio showing several examples of practicing techniques of a medium where you used design ideas from photos, magazines,
   pictures. You must credit the sources of design ideas.
4. You may use a series of rubber stamps, stencils, etc. to create a design, develop technique or study color and texture. Detailed
   explanation of the use of the design elements/art principles is required.
5. Create a picture while practicing and improving your technique(s) of drawing, shading, blending, etc. The write-up focuses on the
   techniques practiced to demonstrate skills in applying the design elements and/or art principles.
821C - Other Visual Art Topics
Exhibits might include study on an individual artist, style, craft business or marketing process, planning group tour, career options, etc.
821D – Kit Class (County Only)
Articles made from kits (any prepackaged item where the materials and the design are predetermined by the manufacturer) or pre-
formed molds. 4-H’ers are reminded that kits are not in keeping with the elements of creativity and originality of visual arts and may
not advance to State Fair.


                                               FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
Child Development
NOTE: Emphasis is on learning related to working with children
501A – Child Development
Educational display or other type of exhibit relating to a child development project/program, such as age appropriate games and toys,
original stories, babysitting, toy safety, positive guidance and discipline, kids with special needs, careers, etc. Exhibit information
should include what you have learned 1) about yourself and/or; 2) about children while creating and using this exhibit or; 3) what the
child gained or learned from use of the items in the exhibit.

Clothing
Special Rule: Art elements and principles of design are the foundation of design whether putting together fabrics for clothing and
quilts, selecting furnishings for a room, or creating a drawing. Design elements are line, shape, form, color and texture. Design prin-
ciples are balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis and unity. Information on elements and principles of design for clothing can be
found at www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H313.pdf

When application of design elements and art principles must be explained, the following guidelines shall be used:
   Members in grades 4-6 are responsible for using a minimum of one design element within their exhibit. Youth must explain how
      the specified element is used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than one ele-
      ment, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
   Members in grades 7-8 are responsible for using a minimum of two design elements within their exhibit. Youth must explain how
      the specified elements are used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than two
      elements, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
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    Members in grades 9-10 are responsible for using a minimum of one art principle and the element or elements used in the se-
      lected principle. Youth must explain how the element or elements are used to illustrate the selected principle. While not evalu-
      ated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than one principle, youth may discuss additional principles and correspond-
      ing elements used in the exhibit.
    Members in grade 11-12 are responsible for using a minimum of two art principles and the elements used in the selected princi-
      ples. Youth must explain how the elements are used to illustrate the selected principles. While not evaluated or given a higher
      ribbon placing for using more than two principles, youth may discuss additional principles and corresponding elements used in
      the exhibit.
Garment may have been worn before showing but must be laundered or dry-cleaned before being entered.

511A – Clothing Design & Creative Sewing
Includes, but not limited to, constructed garments, or accessories; design illustrations, sketches, models, etc.; modified, designed or
recycled garments; making a garment that enhances the way you look; design or sew for others etc. Application of design elements and
art principals must be explained when appropriate.

511B–Choosing Clothes & Learning About Fabrics
Includes, but not limited to, purchased garments or accessories, textile fiber or fabric characteristics, choosing clothes or accessories to
enhance the way you look, labeling, etc. (Include only one shoe, earring, etc. if part of the exhibit.) Application of design elements
and art principals must be explained when appropriate.

511C – Clothing Care & Safety
Includes, but not limited to, decisions about clothes for sports, temperature control and protection, laundry experiences, clothing care,
etc.

511D – Other Clothing & Sewing Ideas
Any other exhibit, which is an outgrowth of a 4-H textile and clothing educational experience. Could include but not restricted to:
 exploration of ethnic or historical clothing;
 career or processes in the textile and/or apparel industry
 decorative processes such as textile dying, printing, embroidery, knitting, or quilting;
 construction of household textile. The exhibit may be an object, notebook, or poster. Application of design elements and art princi-
  pals must be explained when appropriate.

                                                     Consumer Management
541A – Spending Plans & Record Keeping
   Track your spending
   Set up family record keeping system
   Survey your spending habits
   Track your 4-H project spending (livestock records, photography)
   Describe appropriate use of credit
   Track how you spend your time (calendar system, diary, etc.)
   Set up a family calendar system

541B – Comparison Shopping
   Compare products
   Compare type of stores or places to shop
   Compare cost of shopping with cash or credit
   Compare college, trade schools, etc.
   Compare cost of recreational activities
   Compare financial institutions (banks, savings & loans, credit unions, etc.)
   Compare car insurance
   Compare investments and savings

541C - Consumer Rights & Responsibilities
   Explore advertising influences
   Show how to make a consumer complaint
   Show how to find consumer information
   Evaluate reliability of consumer information
   Describe cost of fraud (shoplifting, bad check, fake ID, etc.)
   Describe potential problems related to privacy issues (social security #, credit card, internet shopping)
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                                                           Food and Nutrition
****Special Rules
1. The recipe (ingredients, preparation instructions, time, and temperature) MUST be included for any PREPARED food exhibit.
   SOURCE OF RECIPE MUST BE CREDITED. If not included; project will be dropped one ribbon placing.
2. PRESERVED foods MUST include the Food Preservation Exhibit Label, VI-991201-WB/SAS. These labels may be picked up from
   the Extension Office or 4-H Leaders. If not included will be dropped one ribbon placing. Only food processed after August 1,
   2009 is acceptable.
   a. Type of food
   b. Method of preservation
   c. Processing time
   d. Date processed
   e. Source of recipe and/or method of preservation (if publication, include name and date)
   Current USDA and/or Iowa State University guidelines for home food preservation methods must be used. (Check at County Exten-
   sion Office for recommended practices or call the ISU Answer Line at 1-800-262-3804 for current researched information.
3. Preserved foods will be returned to the exhibitor. All other perishable food products will be discarded when removed from display.
4. Prepared foods should be placed on a firm disposable plate or flat cardboard. Consider this recommendation rather than pans,
   plates, china, or baskets due to potential damage or loss. Place exhibit in a reclosable plastic bag with entry card fastened outside
   the bag.
5. Products that require refrigeration (cream fillings, cream pies, cream cheese frosting, meat or broth, relish or fruit trays,
   cheeses, eggs, custards, egg noodles, and friendship starters, etc.) are not appropriate entries for the fair. These items do
   not hold up well at room temperature and often pose a food safety hazard. WE DISCOURAGE THE USE OF ALL FROST-
   INGS. SUCH ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, JUDGED, OR DISPLAYED.
6. Due to safe handling concerns during processing, no meat jerky product exhibits will be allowed.
7. All food products and food preparation procedures used, illustrated, or described must be unquestionably safe. Any exhibit con-
   sidered to be or to portray a food safety risk will not be accepted, judged or displayed.
8. The use of alcoholic beverages in the preparation or production of 4-H food exhibits is NOT permitted.
9. If you choose to use a display box, the dimensions are not to exceed 10‖x12‖x14‖. (The three dimensions can be applied to best fit
   the exhibit size for height, width or depth.) Poster size maximum: poster board 22‖x28‖ or foam core board 22‖x30‖.
10. All food products/exhibits should be appropriate for human consumption/nutritional evaluation.
11. Food product exhibits must be prepared, baked, or cooked using only food grade utensils and containers.
12. Adequate size number of food items should be displayed – one loaf of bread or 3-5 individual items such as rolls or cookies.

521A – Food Preparation & Safety (Including Food Preservation)
Includes, but not limited to, prepared product, product evaluation, food preparation terms, storage practices, etc.

521B – Consumer Behavior & Management
Includes, but not limited to, resource management, product comparison, meal planning and service, purchasing, food packaging and
recycling, nutrition labeling, etc.

521C– Nutrition & Wellness
Includes, but not limited to dietary guidelines, nutrient functions, physical health, etc.

521D – Other Food & Nutrition Ideas
Exhibit can tell or show any special related topic such as measurement of ingredients, eating out, special recipe collection, cultural
food traditions, food science ―whys,‖ careers, etc.

                                                       HOME IMPROVEMENT
NOTE: Art elements and principles of design are the foundation of design whether putting together fabrics for clothing and quilts, se-
lecting furnishings for a room, or creating a drawing. Design elements are line, shape, form, color and texture. Design principles are
balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis and unity. Information on elements and principles of design for home improvement can be
found at www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H492.pdf

When application of design elements and art principles must be explained, the following guidelines shall be used:
   Members in grades 4-6 are responsible for using a minimum of one design element within their exhibit. Youth must explain how
      the specified element is used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than one ele-
      ment, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
   Members in grades 7-8 are responsible for using a minimum of two design elements within their exhibit. Youth must explain how
      the specified elements are used in the exhibit. While not evaluated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than two
      elements, youth may discuss additional elements used in the exhibit.
   Members in grades 9-10 are responsible for using a minimum of one art principle and the element or elements used in the se-
      lected principle. Youth must explain how the element or elements are used to illustrate the selected principle. While not evalu-
      ated or given a higher ribbon placing for using more than one principle, youth may discuss additional principles and corre-
      sponding elements used in the exhibit.
   Members in grade 11-12 are responsible for using a minimum of two art principles and the elements used in the selected princi-
      ples. Youth must explain how the elements are used to illustrate the selected principles. While not evaluated or given a higher
      ribbon placing for using more than two principles, youth may discuss additional principles and corresponding elements used in
      the exhibit.
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531A – Design in the Home
An educational display, notebook, poster or other type of exhibit such as a design element or art principle, explaining design of an
item, selecting an item illustrating design, etc. Must include explanation of how design elements or art principles were used in this
exhibit.

531B – Furniture in the Home
Includes, but not limited to, reclaimed furniture, room plans, furniture styles, historic furniture, buymanship, etc. Must include explana-
tion of how design elements or art principles were used in this exhibit.

531C – Accessories in the Home
Includes, but not limited to, wall accessories, nature accessories, flatware selection/coordination, table design, lighting design, etc.
Must include explanation of how design elements or art principles were used in this exhibit.

531D– Fabrics in the Home
Includes, but not limited to upholstered furniture, pillows, curtains, table liners, storage protection, etc. Must include explanation of
how design elements or art principles were used in this exhibit.

531E – Maintenance in the Home
Includes, but not limited to cleaning plan, storage, energy conservation, recycling, own home away from home, etc. If appropriate,
include explanation of how the design elements or art principles were used in this exhibit.

531F – Other Home Improvement Ideas
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of a home improvement project or program such as decision-making process, careers, etc. . If ap-
propriate, include explanation of how the design elements or art principles were used in this exhibit.

                                                                 ISSUES
950A – Societal Issues
Any exhibit by an individual or group that is an outgrowth from an Extension 4-H educational experience. Exhibits might include, but
are not limited to, topics such as water quality, erosion, pollution, radon, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, animal welfare/rights, etc.
Include information on:
 How does my/our goal relate to the issue?
 What did I/we learn about the issue?
 How can I/we best communicate the importance of the issue?
 What did I/we do to educate others about the issue?

                                                   PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
*When you sign up for a project area under Personal Development, you must be able to tell how your involvement in that project has
helped you grow and develop personally. Commenting about your personal growth on the goal card is the first step. Then you must
be able to tell the judge about your personal growth. This includes all classes under Personal Development, including Self-
Determined. Self-Determined is not a catchall class!

806A - Citizenship
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a citizenship project or program such as responsibilities with family, club, commu-
nity, world, plan a community service activity, learn about local and county government, study family heritage, etc.

811A– Communication
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a communications project or program such as describing the communication proc-
ess, methods of communicating, or a product based on a communications method which might include slide/tape, videotape (done in
standard play), or feature news stories.

Class 811V, Digital Video Storytelling
Educational display or other type of exhibit that demonstrates application of technology to produce a creative movie/film/video. Exhib-
its may include a finished movie or video, creation of a detailed storyboard, editing techniques using digital video software, production
techniques for the film/video shoot, or other display to share what was learned. Copyright permission must be obtained (and included
with the exhibit) for any non-original material included as part of a film/movie/video.

831A - Health
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a health project or program such as personal health analysis, physical fitness
plan, home health hazard hunt, body systems and functions, daily food intake, minor injury treatment, community health services, ef-
fects of smoking, etc.
841A - Leadership
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a leadership project or program such as types of leadership, analysis of personal
leadership qualities, identification of community needs, resource analysis, develop a plan for an activity, etc.
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871A - Music
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a music project or program such as study of a composer, music history, comparison
of types of music, composing an original song, teaching music to others, making a musical instrument, sharing musical programs, etc.

 881A - Safety
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of participation in a safety project or program such as home hazard hunt, organize safety poster con-
test, conduct farm safety program, attend CPR training, develop home fire safety plan, etc.

891A – Self Determined
Any exhibit, which is an outgrowth of participation in a self-determined project or program, which does not fit any other project class.


                                               SCIENCE, MECHANICS & ENGINEERING
401A - Aerospace
Flyable model built from a kit or original design.

401B - Aerospace
Educational display or other type of exhibit showing an aerospace idea such as forces involved in flying, model rocket photography,
safety in flying model rockets or airplanes, test for rocket stability, etc.; may include scale models or kits to illustrate a concept.

421A - Automotive
Repaired or restored vehicle

421B - Automotive
Educational display or other type of exhibit showing an automotive idea such as: safe operation, maintenance plan, comparison shop-
ping, principles of systems operations such as electrical, braking, air bags, etc.

901A - Computer
Educational display or other type of exhibit showing:
    an original computer program written by the exhibitor in a common compute language, including documentation; or
    an applied use of existing software (database, spreadsheet, graphic design, etc.) including printouts of the application showing
     work product; or
    another idea that is an outgrowth of participation in a 4-H computer project or program.
611A – Electric/Electronics
Constructed or repaired article or educational display or other type of exhibit showing an electric or electronic idea such as safety, con-
struction techniques, lighting effects, electrical energy sources, etc.

451A – Small Engine
Repaired or restored operating engine or educational display or other type of exhibit showing a small engine idea such as maintenance,
function of parts, comparisons, etc.

441A - Tractor
Repaired or restored tractor

441B - Tractor
Educational display or other type of exhibit related to tractor showing an idea such as safe operation, maintenance plan, engine compo-
nents, operation costs, principles of engine operation, safety hazards, etc.

411A – Welding
Constructed article or educational display related to welding showing an idea such as safety, types of welds, comparisons of welds, etc.

461A – Woodworking
New constructed and finished article.

461B – Woodworking
Educational display or other type of exhibit showing a woodworking idea such as type of woods, wood finishes, safety precautions, tools
and proper use, wood fasteners, woodworking skills and techniques, etc.

893A – Science & Technology
Educational display or other type of exhibits showing how science and technology help us interact with the world or demonstrate a con-
cept. May include constructed article, posters, portfolios, notebooks, etc., to show and explain what was learned.
 893B—Geospatial
Educational display or other type of exhibit related to geospatial technology, geographic education, Geographic Information Systems, or
Global Positioning Systems explaining an idea or demonstrating and application of geospatial/GIS/GPS technology.
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893C—Robotics
Educational display or other type of exhibit related to robotics and robots. May include programming applications, construction of
robots, use of sensors, or other ideas to demonstrate or explain robotics applications.

893D—Engineering Solutions
 Educational display or other type of exhibit that demonstrates a creative or applied solution, using engineering principles or technol-
ogy, to solve a problem.

601A – Other Science, Mechanics & Engineering Ideas
Any other exhibit, which is an outgrowth of a 4-H Science, mechanics, engineering or technology project or educational experience
that does not fit any previous classes listed.

                                                        4-H CLOTHING EVENT
                                      PLEASE INCLUDE ON YOUR FAIR ENTRY FORM!
                              Judging Date: Tuesday, July 13th at the Primghar Community Center
1. Four Fashion Revue participants are eligible to represent each county with no more than two participants from any one category
   (female, male, or minority).
2. Three Clothing Selection participants (one female, one male, one minority) are eligible to represent each county.
3. Three $15 Challenge participants (one female, one male, one minority) are eligible to represent each county.
4-H members may participate in the State Fair Fashion Revue more than one time. Clothing Selection only once. O’Brien County
contestants will participate at the State Fair on Saturday, August 14th .
NOTE: Garments for the Clothing Event may also be used as a fair exhibit.

1200 - Fashion Revue
4-H’er will model an outfit he/she has constructed, hand-knitted or crocheted during the club year. If a skirt, shorts or pants are
constructed, a purchased top may be worn. Participants will be evaluated as follows: the individual (posture, poise, grooming),
the outfit on the individual (style, fabric, and color becoming to the individual, pleasing accessories, appropriate under garments,
outfit clean and neat), and construction as it affects appearance (fabric suitable to style of garment, quality of construction, fit appro-
priate findings-buttons, lining, well-pressed, etc.).

Special Event Criteria
All participants to qualify for the State Fashion Revue event should:
1. Have been enrolled in the clothing project.
2. Model a garment or outfit the entrant has constructed, hand-knitted, machine knitted or crocheted during the current 4-H year.
     a) Garment or outfits consisting of one to three pieces such as party clothes, tailored suits, vest, slacks, skirt, active sportswear
     and /or coats are acceptable as Fashion Revue entries.
     b) Blouses and sweaters are usually considered garments. If they are used under a coat or jacket for a touch of color at the
     neck (similar to a scarf) they may be made or selected.
     c) All other accessories and undergarments may be made or selected.

1201 - Clothing Selection
4-H’er will model a purchased outfit that he/she has selected. Clothing may be new or used, selected for any occasion and need
that the 4-H’er has. Gifts of clothing ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. (Outfit must be purchased, since the purpose of the program is to help
youth develop skills in buying clothing. Outfit means two or more pieces unless a dress is purchased.) Participants will be evalu-
ated as follows: the individual (posture, poise, grooming), the outfit on the individual (becoming color, style, fabric, fit and appropri-
ate accessories of the outfit, activity, and individual), the outfit for intended purposes (selection reflects understanding of fiber, fab-
ric, design, construction, fit, warmth, comfort, etc.) and the money spent (amount justified careful consideration of member’s needs).

Special Event Criteria
All participants to qualify for participation in the State Clothing Selection should:
1. Select and/or purchase an outfit that represents the 4-H’ers goals or intended use for the selected outfit.
2. Have had individual planned or county experience(s) in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction
   features, price and cost comparison.
NOTE: Outfits may be selected and/or purchased from any source; including consignment shops used clothing stores, etc. Cloth-
ing items, which are home sewn, are not eligible unless the completed garment was purchased from a used clothing source. Cloth-
ing items, which are custom sewn specifically for the participant, are not eligible.

1202—$15 Challenge
4-H’ers are encouraged to spend $15 or less on an outfit following these criteria:
Special Event Criteria
The $15 Challenge – All participants (male or female) to qualify for participation in the state event should:
Purchase an outfit that represents the 4-H’ers goal or intended use for the selected outfit.
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Have had individual planned or county experience(s) in choosing shopping alternatives, evaluating fit, quality and construction fea-
tures, price and cost comparison
Outfits must be purchased at a garage sale, consignment store, or resale shop (i.e. Goodwill, Salvation Army). Hand-me-downs or
clothing as gifts belong in clothing selection.
Cost of outfit must be $15 or less, not including shoes, accessories, or undergarments.
Receipt(s) MUST be turned in with Clothing Event Report Form.
                                                  SPECIAL EXHIBIT CLASSES
                                                  4-H Historical/Family Heritage
   Purpose: This class is designed to help participants gain a greater appreciation for and to focus on 4-H history and family heritage.
Emphasis is also provided for an intergenerational focus. Participants (youth and adults) are encouraged to learn more about the
history of 4-H in Iowa and their heritage. This class is designed and intended to provide an opportunity for 4-H’ers and adults to form
a team in planning and developing an exhibit to share together learning’s related to history and heritage.
1. Each county may enter two exhibits at the Iowa State Fair in this class, as long as one is 4-H-related.
2. The 4-H youth exhibitor(s) will receive special recognition certificate.
3. The exhibit must be an outgrowth of a 4-H learning experience planned and completed by one or more 4-H’ers, of eligible exhibitor
   age, with one or more adult(s).
4. The exhibit is to be an outgrowth of work done, through 4-H, to accomplish a goal(s) determined jointly by all the participating 4-
   H’ers and adults.
5. Exhibits might be an actual product, poster, display, report, notebook, model, videotape, audiocassette, etc.
6. The exhibit should include the following information:
    What was the goal(s)?
    How was the idea for the exhibit determined and developed?
    What responsibilities were completed by each participant, youth and adult, involved in the learning experience?
    What were the learning’s of this experience for each individual? This might include what you learned about working with each
     other.
    What were the benefits of the experience for the participants (youth/adults/together)?
    What plans do you have to continue this interest?
    What responsibilities did each participant, youth and adult, involved in the learning experience complete?
7. Exhibitors are responsible to read and comply with the Iowa State Fair ―General Exhibit Rules‖ to be eligible for State Fair entry.

811L – 4-H Historical/Family Heritage
Any exhibit by one or more 4-H’ers with one or more adult(s), which is an outgrowth of a goal identified by the participants. Topics
might be related to the history of: 4-H, a 4-H project, educational experience, activity, family heritage, Iowa, etc.

                                      Live Healthy Iowa ! (formerly ―Go The Distance‖)
960A — Any exhibit, by one or more 4-H’ers, which is an outgrowth of a goal to explore an area of nutrition and physical activity for
personal development.

960B — Any exhibit, by one or more 4-H’ers, which is an outgrowth of a goal to provide leadership in the areas of nutrition and physi-
cal activity in a group setting (ex: family, club, community).

960C — Any exhibit, by one or more 4-H’ers, which displays citizenship in the areas of nutrition and physical activity within a commu-
nity (example: senior living center, school).


                                                   OPEN CLASS DEPARTMENT
                                                          Open Class Craft
Superintendents: Sally DeKok and Bev Dau
General Rules:
1. All articles entered in this department must be the work of exhibitor and the work of one who does not sell those products in a show
   or regularly to stores.
2. Only one entry can be made in each lot. It is not permissible to enter duplicate articles and work in two or more classes. All articles
   must be completed.
3. All residents of O’Brien County are encouraged to exhibit. 4-H’ers are asked to display all their projects in the 4-H department.
4. Soiled work will not be accepted or entered for premiums. Any item that was entered in last years show may not be entered this
   year.
5. Kits will be allowed in all classes. Sets or pairs are allowed.
6. The management will use diligence to insure the safety of articles after their arrival and placement, but in no case will they be re-
   sponsible for any loss or damage that may occur.
7. Ribbons will be awarded as Blue, Red and White awards; Grand Champion ribbons may be awarded in each division. (Not every
   exhibit will necessarily receive a ribbon.) Articles will be judged on general appearance, neatness, and degree of difficultly and
   quality of workmanship.
 8. Articles that have to be dry cleaned or which may be easily soiled must be put it clean plastic bags or covered with cellophane
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   for display. Bags will not be provided by supervisors. During judging all articles will be unwrapped, however.
9. Premiums: Blue $3.00; Red $2.00; White $1.00.

Registration and Exhibiting:
1. Preregistration is NOT required. A $1.00 entry fee per person will be collected (with the exception of those just entering quilt
  blocks) when entries are brought to the fair on Saturday, July 17th
2. Exhibitors must know the divisions and class numbers of their exhibits. Entry tags will be prepared and then placed on each ex-
  hibit the day of entry. Hour for entering exhibits will be from 7:30—10 am on Saturday, July 17th
3. Judging will begin at 10:30 am on day of entry. No exhibitors or visitors are allowed in the building during judging. The show will
  be open to fair goers on opening day of the fair. All open classes will be held in the Open Class Building along with the open class
  horticulture department on the fairgrounds.
All exhibits may be removed at 8:00 pm, on Wed., July 21st and must be removed by 10:00 am Thurs., July 22nd.

                                                               CLASSES
Please attach information, if you machine or hand quilted. Unless information is attached to the quilt project, it will be as-
sumed the project was professionally quilted and the quilting will not be judged.
1. DIVISION
CLASS A. Quilting
1. Appliqué, Hand - 1a. crib 1b. throw 1c. bed size
2. Appliqué, Machine - 2a. crib 2b. throw 2c. bed size
3. Hand pieced and hand quilted - 3a. crib 3b. throw 3c. bed size
4. Hand pieced and machine quilted - 4a. crib 4b. throw 4c. bed size
5. Machine pieced, hand or machine quilted - 5a. crib 5b. throw 5c. bed size
6. Bed sized quilt of mixed technique - 6a. crib 6b. throw 6c. bed size
7. Mini quilt - 7a. pieced 7b. appliqué 7c. embroidery
8. Embroidery - 8a. crib 8b. throw 8c. bed size
9. Group Quilt - 9a. crib 9b. throw 9c. bed size
10.Paper Piecing - 10a. crib 10b. throw 10c. bed size
11. Hand or Machine pieced and tied 11a. Crib
     11b. Throw 11c. Bed size

CLASS AA. Quilting
1. Wall Hanging
2. Fashion Item
3. Table Runner
4. Pillow
5. Placemats
6. Pot Holders
7. Hot Pads
8. Home Decorations
9. Scrappy Projects
10.Cheaters quilt project
11.Any other
CLASS AAA. Quilting - Restoration ( Please include a short explanation telling about your quilt)
1. Old or antique quilt or pieces - 1a. added pieces or finished quilt - give description 1b. old or antique quilt made into craft project.
2. Trash to Treasure Quilt -2a. Restored or preserved quilt 2b. Top or blocks purchased from another person and finished.

2. DIVISION
CLASS B. Crocheting
1. Afghans - 1a crib 1b. throw 1c. bed size
2. Garments
3. Doilies
4. Household Items
5. Decorations for the Home
6. Any other

3. DIVISION
CLASS C. Hand Knitting
1. Afghans - 1a crib 1b. throw 1c. bed size
2. Garments
3. Household Items
4. Decorations for the home
5. Any other

4. DIVISION
CLASS D. Needlework
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1.   Needlepoint                                                       8. Any Other
2.   Lace net darning
3.   Embroidery                                                        10. DIVISION
4.   Swedish Weaving                                                   CLASS J. Stained Glass
5.   Crewel                                                            1. Suncatchers
6.   Smocking                                                          2. Wall Hangings
7.   Felting - a. needle felted b. hand knitted and felted   c.        3. Holiday Decorations
     ready-made knitted and felted                                     4. Jewelry
8.   Any other                                                         5. Any other

5. DIVISION                                                            11. DIVISION
CLASS E. Counted Cross Stitch                                          Class K. Wood
1. 8x10 or smaller                                                     1. Hand carved
2. Picture over 8x10                                                   2. Lathe work
3. Pillow                                                              3. Furniture - 3a. unfinished 3b. finished 3c. refinished
4. Christmas tree decoration                                           4. Replicate - 4a. kit 4b. your own work
5. Christmas Stocking                                                  5. Wood Constructed Item
6. Decorated towel                                                          A. Wall hung item
7. Bookmark                                                                 B. Relief carving
8. Jar Lid                                                                  C. Puzzle and games
9. Work done on linen                                                       D. Clock
10. Work done on perforated paper                                           E. Decoration for home
11. On afghan cloth                                                         F. Rocking horse
12. Any other                                                               G. Wooden toy
                                                                            H. Jewelry
6. DIVISION
                                                                            I. Intarsia
CLASS F. From the Sewing Machine
                                                                            J. jigsaw work
1. Baby item
                                                                            K. Picture frames
2. Doll clothing
                                                                       6. Laser Work
3. Pillow Case
                                                                       7. Any other
4. Kitchen item
5. Placemats
                                                                       12. DIVISION
6. Child’s garment
                                                                       CLASS L. Work of Children (Kindergarten – 3rd Grade -
7. Adult clothing – 1 piece                                            indicate age on entry tag)
8. Adult clothing – 2 piece
                                                                       1. Sewn item – hand or machine
9. Sweatshirt conversions
                                                                       2. Decoration for home
10. Windsock
                                                                       3. Item from recycled materials
11. Stuffed toys
                                                                       4. Latch hook
12. Clothing accessory
                                                                       5. Other needle work
13. Recycled project
                                                                       6. Drawing or coloring
14. Any Other
                                                                       7. Clay
                                                                       8. Painting
7. DIVISION
                                                                       9. Beadwork
CLASS G. China painting
                                                                       10. Wooden item
1. Dolls –decorated
                                                                       11. Birdhouse
2. Plates and dishware
                                                                       12. Lawn ornament
3. Eggs
                                                                       13. Duct Tape - 13a. clothing 13b. fashion accessory 13c. fun
4. Boxes
                                                                           item
5. Jewelry
                                                                       14. Photography
6. Pitchers, Steins, Vases
                                                                       15. Any Other
7. Plaques, portraits and pictures
8. Holiday Designs                                                     13. DIVISION
9. Any Other                                                           CLASS M. Bird Houses and Feeders
8. DIVISION                                                            1. Built from scratch – unpainted
Class H. Restoration of old or antique toys                            2. Built from scratch – painted
                                                                       3. Purchased – Painted
9. DIVISION                                                            4. Recycled Material
Class I - Paintings                                                    5. Gourds
1. Oils                                                                6. 6. Any other
2. Acrylic
3. Watercolor                                                          14. DIVISION
4. Chalk or Charcoal                                                   CLASS N. Lawn Ornaments
5. Pastels                                                             1. Decorated flower pot
6. Pencil                                                              2. Any other
7. Ink                                                                 15. DIVISION
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CLASS O. Decorated Bowling Ball                                   or larger and displayed in a plastic bag. Professional photogra-
                                                                  phers will be judged separately. Any photograph which has
16. DIVISION                                                      been altered from the original photograph must go in the crea-
CLASS P. Decorated Garden Gate                                    tive class.
                                                                  1. Colored Photograph
17. DIVISION
                                                                     a. people
CLASS Q. Painted Quilt Square for a Building
                                                                     b. places or landscapes
1. 4’ square or larger
                                                                     c. things
2. 3’ square or smaller
                                                                     d. plants
18. DIVISION
                                                                     e. animals
CLASS R. Creative Arts and Handy Crafts—Fabrics
                                                                  2. Black and White Photograph
1. Padded albums or frames
                                                                     a. people
2. Fashion Accessory
                                                                     b. places or landscapes
3. Tree Skirt
                                                                     c. things
4. Table cloth and napkins
                                                                     d. plants
5. Pillows
                                                                     e. animals
6. Rugs
                                                                  3. Series – 3 – 5 photos on same mat (does not have to be 5 x
7. Any other
                                                                     7 or larger)
                                                                  4. Creative (Any photograph which uses various techniques to
19. DIVISION
                                                                     alter the original photograph)
CLASS S. Creative Arts and Handy Crafts—Paper
                                                                     a. people
1. Decorated Stationary
                                                                     b. Places or landscapes
2. Fancy paper cutting
                                                                     c. Things
3. Stamping
                                                                     d. Plants
4. Scrapbooking—one page
                                                                     e. Animals
5. Any other
                                                                  5. Slogan with a photograph a. People b. Place or landscape
20. DIVISION
                                                                     c. Things d. Plants or animals
CLASS T. Creative Arts and Handy Crafts—Miscellaneous
1. Dolls                                                          25. DIVISION
2. Pottery                                                        Class Y. Scarecrows
3. Tree Decoration
4. Toys                                                           26. DIVISION
5. Decorated basket                                               Class Z. Wind chimes
6. Recycled materials
7. Decorations for the home                                       27. DIVISION
8. Jewelry                                                        Class ZZ - Here’s to the USA - Any thing with a patriotic theme
9. Holiday decorations
10. Any other                                                     28. DIVISION
                                                                  Class ZZZ . Appliqué
21. DIVISION                                                         1. Machine
CLASS U. Weaving                                                                a. Wall hanging
1. Kitchen Item                                                                 b. Table Runner
2. Garment                                                                      c. Placemats
3. Accessories                                                                  d. Pillow
4. Decorative Items                                                             e. Home Decoration
5. Baskets                                                                      f. Any other
6. Any other                                                         2. Hand
                                                                                a. Wall hanging
22. DIVISION                                                                    b. Table Runner
CLASS V. Purses, Bags, Totes                                                    c. Placemats
1. Purses                                                                       d. Pillow
2. Bags                                                                         e. Home Decoration
3. Totes                                                                        f. Any other
4. Any other
                                                                  29. DIVISION
23. DIVISION                                                      Class ZZZZ. Decorated Old Chairs
CLASS W. Trash to Treasure (Something made into some-
thing new or redone to improve.)                                  30. DIVISION
1. To be used or displayed indoors                                Class AA Decorated Doors
2. To be used or displayed outdoors

24. DIVISION                                                                 O’Brien County Fair Open Class
CLASS X. Photography                                                            QUILT SQUARE CONTEST
Matted on appropriate mount board or mounted on foam core –                   QUILTER’S PATTERN CHOICE
please do not use tagboard or frames! All photos must be 5 x 7    Fabric packets may be picked up at businesses below for
                                                                  $3.00
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Rules: All blocks must measure 12‖ x 12‖ finished. Blocks may           Vegetable Superintendent: Pam VanderPloeg
be appliquéd or any pieced technique of any pieced technique of
construction may be used. Only fabric in the packet may be used.        Entry fee of $1.00 for each exhibitor. Entries for both classes will
More than one packet may be used to complete a block. There             be accepted from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday, July 19th. Judg-
will be a slight fee of $3.00 for the block fabrics.                    ing will be at 11:00 am Monday. All specimens and collections
                                                                        should be labeled prior to entry. Exhibitor must have had all en-
Return your block on entry day, Saturday, July 17, 2010(8:00 am -       tries in their home or garden since the spring of the current fair
10:00 am) to the open class building at the O’Brien County Fair         year for Divisions II and III. No exhibitor should have more than
grounds or submit to the O’Brien County Extension Office prior to       one entry in any class. The show is not responsible for damage to
this date.                                                              or loss of property. Exhibitors' names should not be disclosed until
                                                                        awards are made. All persons except those necessary to handling
All blocks will be judged by the viewing public, on Monday, Tues-
                                                                        of show shall be excluded while judging is in progress. Exhibits
day and also Wednesday morning of the fair. Winners will be
                                                                        may be dismantled or removed at 9:00 pm, Wednesday, July 21st
posted Wednesday noon. A grand champion ribbon and $10.00
                                                                        and must be removed by 10:00 am, Thursday, July 22nd . Unless
will be awarded to the top vote receiver. Second place will re-
                                                                        announced by exhibitor, chairman will dispose of unclaimed en-
ceive a reserve champion ribbon and $5.00. The name of all indi-
                                                                        tries. Containers will be furnished for flower entries. Any prize may
viduals who have entered a square will be placed in a drawing.
                                                                        be withheld at the discretion of judge, whose decision shall be
The 1st name drawn will receive 12 squares, 2nd and 3rd place
                                                                        final. Anyone working for a flower shop or business cannot enter
will receive a percentage of the remaining squares. The squares
                                                                        in the arrangement class or cut flowers.
received will be picked at random.
Note: More than one entry per person is permissible for contest.
                                                                        Vegetables will be judged according to Extension Publica-
Packets may be picked up at                                             tion 4-H 462—available at
   Hartley Drug—Hartley                                                www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H462.pdf
   Mullers Furniture—Paullina
   O’Brien County Extension Office—Primghar                            DIVISION 1 - BUCKET OF FLOWERS
   Main Market & Variety—Sutherland                                    The following rules apply for this exhibit:
Any questions, or to get packets, call Bev Dau 949-2176 or Sally        1. No entry fee charged.
DeKok 757-3521.                                                         2. Three placings awarded:
                                                                             1st - $10.00
            O’Brien County Fair Open Class                                   2nd - $7.50
                       ―Pail of Parts‖ Contest                               3rd - $5.00
                                                                        3. Anyone may enter, but may have only one entry.
This contest was created in 2007 with much success! Anyone              4. Any kind of flowers or greenery may be used.
who is over 18 years of age is eligible to enter. We will provide a     5. Five gallon buckets work well. Suggested to fill bucket half full
bucket(s) of unique pieces, otherwise known as ―junk‖! All the             of Styrofoam peanuts first, then add potting soil. This makes
buckets will include the same number of items and be close as              the buckets lighter and easier to carry. The buckets will be put
possible to identical. There will be a $10 deposit per bucket due          around the fairgrounds for beautification after judging.
when the contestant receives the bucket. The deposit will be re-        6. Entries will be taken from 8 am until 11 am on Monday, July
turned on entry day.                                                       19th . Entries may be removed Wednesday, July 21st after 9
You can clean, sand, weld, cut, bolt, fasten, bend, shape, paint or        am or by 10 am on Thursday, July 22nd .
finish the items that were provided. But NO pieces can be added!
Create whatever you want with the contents of your bucket. The          DIVISION 2 - POTTED PLANTS
goal is to use all the items in your pail.                              1st Premium $1.00 - 2nd Premium 75¢ -3rd Premium 50 cents
Please call the O’Brien County Extension Office at 712-957-5045         Rosette will be awarded for Best Potted Plant Over All
to reserve a bucket. There will only be 5 buckets available, so
first come, first serve.                                                No potted plant may be exhibited after being exhibited 2 years in
Entry Day will be Saturday, July 17th, 2010. all entries need to be     succession. Potted plants must be of one variety only.
in the open class crafts building at the O’Brien County Fair-           1. Single Begonia in bloom
grounds between 8 and 10 AM. When you leave your creation,              2. Double Begonia in bloom
you will be asked to name it.                                           3. Foliage (1 plant in container)
                                                                        4. Geranium in bloom
Rules:                                                                  5. Philodendron
                                                                        6. Gloxinia in bloom
1.   You can cut, weld, or form any piece. Cutting does not mean
                                                                        7. Ivy
     resizing. If it starts out as 2‖ it should not end up as 1‖.
                                                                        8. Double Petunia in bloom
2.   You can leave 1 item out of your creation and it will not count
                                                                        9. African Violets in bloom (single)
     against you. For instance, you start with 6-2‖ washers, you
                                                                             (a) white; (b) pink; (c) blue; (d) lavender; (e) bi-color
     decide to use 2 of them and leave out 4, those 4 count as 1
                                                                        10. African Violet (double) in bloom
     item because they are the same. If you leave out more than
                                                                            (a) white; (b) pink; (c) blue; (d) lavender; (e) bi-color
     1 item you will be penalized 5 points per item not used.
                                                                        11. Best rare or curious plant; plant must be listed
3.   Please remember when you check in your creation, you will
                                                                        12. Most artistic potted plant in figurine
     be asked to name it. You will lose 5 points if it is not named.
                                                                        13. Plant or plants of same variety in hanging basket or hanging
4.   Winners will be announced Monday, July 19, 2010.
                                                                            container
5.   All decisions made by the judge are final.                         14. Impatiens
     OPEN CLASS HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT                                 15. Succulents
Flower Superintendent: Julie Johannsen
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16. Wax Begonia                                                                         3. Pink            7. Bi-color
17. Rex Begonia                                                                         4. Yellow          8. Any other color
18. Angel Wing Begonia                                                           D. I.D. Size over 8 inches, 1 stem
19. Lettuce Leaf Begonia                                                                1. White           5. Lavender
20. Tuberous Begonia                                                                    2. Red             6. Purple
21. Terrarium                                                                           3. Pink            7. Bi-color
22. Any other                                                                           4. Yellow          8. Any other color
23. Best potted plant overall                                                    E. Cactus, Size 4 to 8 inches, 1 stem
                                                                                        1. White           5. Lavender
DIVISION 3 - CUT FLOWERS                                                                2. Red             6. Purple
1st Premium $1.00 - 2nd 75¢ - 3rd 50 cents                                              3. Pink            7. Bi-color
Rosette will be awarded for Best Specimen Over All                                      4. Yellow          8. Any other color
All cut flowers must have at least 3 to 4 inch stem. Containers will             F. Cactus, Size over 8 inches, 1 stem
be provided. You                                                                        1. White           5. Lavender
may not use a decorative container from home.                                           2. Red             6. Purple
    1. Asters                                                                           3. Pink            7. Bi-color
       A. Annual Double (3 stems)                                                       4. Yellow          8. Any other color
            1. White            4. Blue or purple                                G. Pompons (1 stem) 2 inches or less
            2. Pink.            5. Cactus                                               1. White           5. Lavender
            3. Red              6. Any other variety not listed                         2. Red             6. Purple
   2. Bachelor’s Buttons (5 stems)                                                      3. Pink            7. Bi-color
   3. Bee Balm (3 stems)                                                                4. Yellow          8. Any other color
   4. Carnations or Pinks (5 stems)                                              H. Single Type (1 stem)
   5. Calendulas (5 stems)                                                             1. White            5. Lavender
   6. Celosia or Cockscomb                                                             2. Red              6. Purple
       A. Crested, 1 stem                                                              3. Pink             7. Bi-color
       B. Plumed, 1 stem                                                               4. Yellow
  7. Chrysanthemums                                                              I. Ball Type (1 stem) 3-4 inches
       A. Large Flowered, double, 1 spray                                              1. White            5. Lavender
            1. White          5. Yellow                                                2. Red              6. Purple
            2. Bronze         6. Purple                                                3. Pink             7. Bi-color
            3. Red            7. Lavender                                              4. Yellow           8. Any other color
            4. Pink           8. Any other color                             11. Delphiniums, 1 spike
       B. Small, flowered, double, 1 spray                                       A. Hybrid
            1. White          5. Yellow                                                1. Blue             4. Bi-color
            2. Bronze         6. Purple                                                2. Purple           5. White
            3. Red            7. Lavender                                              3. Lavender         6. Raspberry or Pink
            4. Pink           8. Any other color                            12. Foxglove , 1 spike
     C. Large, flowered, 1 bloom to a stem                                                   1. Light        2. Dark
            1. White          5. Yellow                                     13. Gaillardia (5 stems)
            2. Bronze         6. Purple                                     14. Gladiolus
            3. Red            7. Lavender                                          A. Single spike
            4. Pink           8. Any other color                                         1. White           10. Light Rose
     D. Cactus, 3 stems                                                                  2. White(blotched) 11. Deep Rose
            1. White          5. Yellow                                                  3. Green           12. Light Red
            2. Bronze         6. Purple                                                  4. Cream           13. Dark Red
            3. Red            7. Lavender                                                5. Yellow          14. Lavender
            4. Pink           8. Any other color                                         6. Orange          15. Purple
 8. Cone Flower, 3 stems                                                                 7. Salmon          16. Smoky
            1. Light          2. Dark              3. Double                             8. Light Pink      17. Blue
 9. Cosmos, 3 stems                                                                      9. Dark Pink       18. Any other color
10. Dahlias (1 stem)                                                              B. Miniature (single spike)
     A. Large, 1 stem - over 5 inches                                                    1. White or Cream 5. Pink
            1. White          5. Lavender                                                2. Green             6. Red
            2. Red            6. Purple                                                  3. Yellow            7. Lavender
            3. Pink           7. Bi-color                                                4. Orange            8. Any other color
            4. Yellow         8. Any other color                            15. Daisies, 5 stems
     B. Medium, 3 stems - 3 to 5 inches                                            A. Gloriosa
            1. White          5. Lavender                                          B. Painted
            2. Red            6. Purple                                            C. Shasta
            3. Pink           7. Bi-color                                   16. Hibiscus, 1 stem
            4. Yellow         8. Any other color                            17. Hydrangeas, 1 stem
     C. Small, 3 stems - not over 3 inches                                               1. White
            1. White          5. Lavender                                                2. Pink
            2. Red            6. Purple                                                  3. Blue
                                                                            18.Liatris, 1 spike
                                                                                         1. Light          2. Dark
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19. Lilies                                                           2. Magenta         4. Orange
     A. Day Lilies - 3 stems                                   B. Small
             1. Light          2. Dark                               1. Yellow          3. White
      B. Hybrid Daylilies –3 stems                                   2. Magenta         4. Orange
             1. Light          2. Dark                    30. Yarrow, 3 stems
      C. Other Hybrid lilies—1 stem                            A.. White
             1. Asiatic                                        B. Magenta
             2. Oriental                                       C. Yellow
             3. Aurelian (Trumpet)                                  1. Button           2. Common
             3. Tiger                                     31. Verbena, 3 sprays
             4. Other                                     32. Viola, 5 stems
20. Marigolds                                             33. Zinnias
      A. Large (African) - 3 stems                          A. Large flowered, 3 stems
             1. Red                                             1.Red or Crimson        4. Yellow or Orange
             2. Orange                                          2.Pink or Salmon        5. Lavender or Purple
             3. Yellow                                          3.White                 6. Green
             4. Cream                                       B. Cacti-top or Fantasy, 3 stems
      B. Small (French) - 5 stems                               1. Red or Crimson       4. Yellow or Orange
             1. Red                                             2. White or Cream       5. Lavender or Purple
             2. Orange                                          3. Pink or Salmon
             3. Yellow                                      C. Miniature, 3 stems
             4. Cream                                           1. Red                  4. Yellow or Orange
21. Pansies, 5 stems                                            2. White                5. Lavender
22. Petunias, 3 stems                                           3. Pink                 6. Blend
     A. Double                                            34. Any Other Item, 1 stem
     B. Single                                            35. Best Specimen Over-All
     C. Small flowered
23. Phlox, 1 stem                                         DIVISION 4 - ARRANGEMENTS
      A. Annual                                           1st Premium $2.00 - 2nd $1.00 -3rd 50 cents
           1. Light            2. Dark                    Rosette awarded for Class A Arrangements, one rosette for
      B. Perennia                                         Classes A,B and C, one rosette for Classes E and F and
           1. Light            2. Dark                    one rosette for Class G.
24. Roses                                                 In accordance with the Iowa Noxious Weed Law the following
      A. Hybrid Tea, 1 stem                               plants should not be used in exhibits: Quack grass, thistle, bind-
           1. Dark Red         5. Yellow                  weed, horse nettle, leafy spurge, peppergrass, knapweed,
           2. Medium Red       6. Orange                  buckthorn, butter print, cocklebur, wild mustard, Queen Anne's
           3. Light Pink       7. White                   lace, sheep sorrel and dock. Flowers may be grown or pur-
           4. Medium Pink      8. Any other color         chased. Only fresh flowers may be used in arrangements
      B. Floribunda, 1 spray                              this year. There will not be a silk division in class A.
           1. Red              6. White
           2. Pink             7. Orange Red              Class A. Arrangements—Themes:
           3. Pink blend       8. Orange blend            1. ―You Are My Sunshine‖ – Using yellow flowers and ―Sunny
           4. Yellow           9. Any other color         Day‖ accents.
           5. Yellow blend
      C. Climbers, 1 stem                                 2. ―Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head‖ – Using colors from
           1. Scarlet          3. Yellow                  the rainbow—red, yellow, green, blue, violet and umbrellas as
           2. Pink             4. Any other color         accents
      D. Polyanthus, 1 stem
           1. Pink             3. Yellow                  3. ―Row, Row, Row Your Boar‖ – Using greens and blues
           2. Red              4. Any other color         (foliage and flowers) and boating accessories.
      E. Grandiflora, 1 stem
           1. Red              5. White                   4. ―Love Makes the World Go Round‖ – Using white flowers with
           2. Pink             6. Orange Red              foliage and accents from any county.
           3. Pink blend       7. Orange Blend
           4. Yellow            8. Any other color        5. ―Come Fly With Me‖ - Using brightly colored flowers and
25. Scarbiosa, any color, 3 stems                         things that fly i.e.. Balloons, kites, airplanes, etc.
26. Snapdragons, 3 stems
      A. Light Colors                                     6. ―Anything Goes: Any flowers, foliage, accents. Totally up tot
      B. Dark Colors                                      the exhibitor's imagination
27. Sweet Peas, annual, 3 stems
      A. Annual                                           Class B. Wreaths – Decorate any kind of wreath using
      B. Perennial                                        silks, dried flowers, fruit, grains, etc.
28. Sweet Williams, 1 stem                                1.Wreath for Daily Living
           1. Light            2. Dark                    2.Wreath for Holidays
29. Sunflowers, 1 stem
      A. Large                                            Class C. Swags – Using any materials for swag and decora-
            1. Yellow          3. White                   tions
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1.Swags for daily living                                                 39. Rhubarb (3 stalks)                       1.00 .75 .50
2.Swags for holidays                                                     40. Rutabaga (3 specimens)                   1.00 .75 .50
                                                                         41. Salsify (3 specimens)                    1.00 .75 .50
Class D. Candle Rings – Using any materials for rings and deco-          42. Spinach (1 plant)                        1.00 .75 .50
rations                                                                  43. Squash, Butternut (1 specimen)           1.00 .75 .50
1.Rings for daily living                                                 44. Squash, Summer Crookneck (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50
2.Rings for holidays                                                     45. Squash, Summer Straightneck (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50
Class E. Pitchers – Decorate with either silks and/or dried materi-      46. Squash, Zucchini (2 specimens)           1.00 .75 .50
als                                                                      47. Squash, any other variety not listed     1.00 .75 .50
                                                                         48. Sweet Corn, any variety (2 specimens) 1.00 .75 .50
Class F. Pocket Planters – Using any medium                              49. Swiss Chard ( 6 leaves)                  1.00 .75 .50
                                                                         50. Tomatoes, red (3 specimens)              1.00 .75 .50
Class G. Table Settings – ―You Light Up My Life‖ – Exhibitors            51. Tomatoes, yellow (3 specimens)           1.00 .75 .50
interpretation using fresh flower (no silks) of pastel colors and        52. Tomatoes, red (small 3 specimens)        1.00 .75 .50
candlelight. You need only two place settings. Do not include            53. Turnips (3 specimens)                    1.00 .75 .50
silverware. Please bring your own square card table. You DO              54. Group of 4 Herbs                         1.00 .75 .50
NOT NEED TO PREREGISTER! Set-up on Monday 8-11:00 am                     55. Most attractive garden exhibit, at least
in open class craft building.                                                8 vegetables                             2.00 1.00 .50
                                                                         56 Any other vegetable                       1.00 .75 .50
DIVISION 5 - VEGETABLES                                                  57. Any other vegetable idea                 1.00 .75 .50
Rosette awarded to Best Over All Vegetable                               58. Artistic Vegetable, make odd shaped veggie into something
1. Beans, green, in pod (6 specimens)         1.00   .75   .50                                                        1.00 .75 .50
2. Beans, yellow, in pod (6 specimens)        1.00   .75   .50           DIVISION 6 - APPLES
3. Beans, lima, in pod (6 specimens)          1.00   .75   .50           1. Best Plate Whitneys - 6                  1.00   .75   .50
4. Beans, any other variety (6 specimens) 1.00       .75   .50           2. Best Plate Duchess—6                     1.00   .75   .50
5. Beets, for table use (3 specimens)         1.00   .75   .50           3. Best Plate Delicious (red) -6            1.00   .75   .50
6. Beets, any other variety (3 specimens) 1.00       .75   .50           4. Best Plate Delicious (yellow) - 6        1.00   .75   .50
7. Broccoli (1 head)                          1.00   .75   .50           5. Best Plate Wealthy - 6                   1.00   .75   .50
8. Brussels Sprouts (1 pint)                  1.00   .75   .50           6. Best Plate Greenings - 6                 1.00   .75   .50
9. Cabbages, flat (1 head)                    1.00   .75   .50           7. Best Plate Crabapples - 6                1.00   .75   .50
10. Cabbages, round (1 head)                  1.00   .75   .50           8. Best Plate any other variety - 6         1.00   .75   .50
11. Cabbages, red (1 head)                    1.00   .75   .50
12. Cabbages, any other variety (1 head) 1.00        .75   .50           DIVISION 7 - OTHER FRUIT
13. Carrots, coreless (3 specimens)           1.00   .75   .50           1. Best Plate six plums (yellow)            1.00 .75     .50
14. Carrots other than coreless (3 specimens) 1.00   .75   .50           2. Best Plate six plums (red)               1.00 .75     .50
15. Cauliflower (1 head)                      1.00   .75   .50           3. Best Plate grapes, 2 bunches, green      1.00 .75     .50
16. Celery (1 head)                           1.00   .75   .50           4. Best Plate grapes, 2 bunches, other than green           1.00
17. Cucumbers, pickling (5 specimens)         1.00   .75   .50                                                       .75   .50
18. Cucumbers, slicing (2 specimens)          1.00   .75   .50           5. Muskmelon, (1 specimen)                  1.00 .75     .50
19. Dill, heads (2 specimens)                 1.00   .75   .50           6. Strawberries, Everbearing (any variety, 1 pt.)           1.00
20. Eggplant (1 specimen)                     1.00   .75   .50                                                       .75   .50
21. Endive ( 1 specimen)                      1.00   .75   .50           7. Cherries, any variety (1 cupful)         1.00 .75     .50
22. Kale ( 1 specimen)                        1.00   .75   .50           8. Raspberries (any variety, 1 cup)         1.00 .75     .50
23. Kohlrabi (2 specimens)                    1.00   .75   .50           9. Watermelon (1 melon)                     1.00 .75     .50
24. Lettuce, any other variety                1.00   .75   .50
25. Herb any variety (1 specimen)             1.00   .75   .50           DIVISION 8 – DRIED
26. Okra (3 specimens)                        1.00   .75   .50           1. Fruits                                   1.00   .75   .50
27. Onions, yellow (3 specimens)              1.00   .75   .50           2. Vegetables                               1.00   .75   .50
28. Onions, white (3 specimens)               1.00   .75   .50           3. Herbs                                    1.00   .75   .50
29. Onions, red (3 specimens)                 1.00   .75   .50           4. Any other idea                           1.00   .75   .50
30. Parsnips (3 specimens)                    1.00   .75   .50           5. Group of 4 dried foods                   1.00   .75   .50
31. Peas (6 specimens)                        1.00   .75   .50
32. Peas, any other variety (6 specimens) 1.00       .75   .50
33. Peppers, hot (2 specimens)                1.00   .75   .50                       Youth Horticulture Department
34. Peppers, sweet (2 specimens)              1.00   .75   .50
35. Pepper, any other variety (2 specimens) 1.00     .75   .50           This class is open to ALL Youth in Grades Kindergarten
36. Potatoes (3 specimens)                                               through 12. You do NOT need to be a 4-H club member to par-
        1. Yukon                              1.00   .75   .50           ticipate! 4-H members are strongly encouraged to enter the 4-
        2. Kennebec                           1.00   .75   .50           H Horticulture Division, however they may chose to enter this
        3. Norland                            1.00   .75   .50           department, which WILL NOT require entrants to include goal
        4. Red Pontiac                        1.00   .75   .50           cards with their exhibits. Discovering 4-H club members are
        5. Russet                             1.00   .75   .50           invited to participate in this class!
        6. Sweet                              1.00   .75   .50
                                                                         *No entry fee is required for this department and pre-registration
        7. Any other white variety not listed 1.00   .75   .50
                                                                         is NOT necessary for this department, but may be brought to
        8. Any other red variety not listed 1.00     .75   .50
                                                                         the fairgrounds on Monday, July 19th, from 8 AM to 10 AM for
37. Radish, Red (5 specimens)                 1.00   .75   .50
                                                                         check in.
38. Radish, White (5 specimens)               1.00   .75   .50
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*Conference judging will take place following the 4-H show at          46. Tomatoes, red (3 specimens)
approximately 11 AM on Monday, July 19th.                              47. Tomatoes, yellow (3 specimens)
                                                                       48. Tomatoes, red (small 3 specimens)
*Premiums will be awarded as follows:                                  49. Group of 4 Herbs
    Blue- $1.00 Red-$.75 White-$.50                                    50. Most attractive garden exhibit, at least 8 vegetable
                                  Vegetables                           51. Any other vegetable
1. All garden products exhibited must have been grown by the           52. Any other vegetable idea
   exhibitor during the current growing season.                        53. Artistic Vegetable, make odd shaped veggie into something
2. One entry per class is allowed.
3. Use 4H-462 ―Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Ex-                                           Fruit Classes
   hibit‖ for information about preparing and displaying. This         1. Best Plate six plums (yellow)
   publication is available at the ISU Extension Office or online      2. Best Plate six plums (red)
   at: www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H462.pdf                3. Best Plate grapes, 4 bunches, green
4. All exhibits should be displayed on a white paper plate with        4. Best Plate grapes, 4 bunches, other than green
   twist ties for attaching Entry Cards. Entry cards will be filled    5. Strawberries, Everbearing (any variety, 1 pt.)
   out at check-in on the 19th.                                        6. Ground Cherries (1 cupful)
                                                                       7. Raspberries (any variety, 1 cup)
                              Vegetable Classes                        8. Apples, any variety, plate of 6
1. Beans, green, in pod (6 specimens)
2. Beans, yellow, in pod (6 specimens)                                                            Cut Flowers
3. Beans, lima, in pod (6 specimens)                                   1. Bring flowers in a non-decorative jar or bottle.
4. Beans, any other variety (6 specimens)                              2. Entry Card must give name of flower and the variety.
5. Beets (3 specimens)                                                 3. Refer to open class rules for number of stems or blooms.
6. Broccoli (1 head)                                                   (Classes to be determined by superintendents)
7. Brussels Sprouts (1 pint)
8. Cabbages, flat (1 head)                                                                  Container of Plantings
9. Cabbages, round (1 head)                                            1. Any type of outdoor container may be used.
10. Cabbages, red (1 head)                                             2.Any types of greenery or flowers may be used
11. Cabbages any other variety (1 head)
12. Carrots, (3 specimens)
13. Cauliflower (1 head)
14. Celery (1 head)
15. Cucumbers, pickling (5 specimens)
16. Cucumbers, slicing (2 specimens)
17. Dill, heads (2 specimens)
18. Eggplant (1 specimen)
19. Endive ( 1 specimen)
20. Kale (1 specimen)
21. Kohlrabi (2 specimens)
22. Lettuce, any other variety
23. Herb any variety (1 specimen)
24. Okra (3 specimens)
25. Onions, yellow (3 specimens)
26. Onions, white (3 specimens)
27. Onions, red (3 specimens)
28. Parsnips (3 specimens)
29. Peas (6 specimens)
30. Peppers, hot (2 specimens)
31. Peppers, sweet (2 specimens)
32. Pepper, any other variety (2 specimens)
33. Potatoes (3 specimens)
     1. Yukon            5. Russet
     2. Kennebec         6. Sweet
     3. Norland          7. Any other white variety not listed
     4. Red Pontiac      8. Any other red variety not listed
34. Radish, Red (5 specimens)
35. Radish, White (5 specimens)
36. Rhubarb (3 stalks)
37. Rutabaga (3 specimens)
38. Spinach (1 plant)
39. Squash, Butternut (1 specimen)
40. Squash, Summer Crookneck (2 specimens)
41. Squash, Summer Straightneck (2 specimens)
42. Squash, Zucchini (2 specimens)
43. Squash, any other variety not listed
44. Sweet Corn, any variety (2 specimens)
45. Swiss Chard ( 6 leaves)
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          Thank you to the following advertisers
 for their support to the O’Brien County 4-H Program. Dave DeKok, Siding & Windows
                                                      ICON Ag Solutions
Archer Cooperative Grain Co.                          Farm Credit Services of America
Citizens State Bank                                   Top Line Feed & Supply
Calumet Manure Management                             Jons Gallery
Wittrock Baling Inc.                                  Black’s Farm Store
Hy-Vee Food Store                                     Animal Medical Centers PC
Fareway                                               Cmelik Law Office
Primghar Rehabilitation & Care Center                 Bunkers Feed & Supply
Main Market Grocery & Hometown Variety                G & H Repair & Sales Inc.
First National Bank                                   C-S Agrow Service Co.
American Natural Soy Processors, LLC                  Northwestern Bank
Highland Honey Haulers                                Hamill Motor Company
South O’Brien Insurance                               Fiesta Foods
Farm Bureau Financial Services                        Deluxe Feeds Inc.
Sutherland Lumber Co. & Paullina Bldg Center          J & K Insurance & Real Estate
Vander Veen Pioneer Seed                              The Old P.O. Steakhouse & Lounge
Savings Bank                                          Primghar Chiropractic Center, Inc.
Co-op Elevator Association                            Sanborn Foods
Vos Electric                                          B & J Builders
D K Plastics                                          Kunkel Tire & Service, Inc.
H & N Service                                         Nicholson & Edwards Grain
Little Sioux Corn Processors                          Baum-Harmom Mercy Hospitals & clinics
Iowa State Bank                                       Farm & Home Centers, Inc.
Primghar Body Shop                                    Primghar Pizza Ranch
O’Brien Co Soil & Water Conservation District         Farmers Cooperative Oil Co.
O’Brien County Implement                              Ken’s Feed
Tom’s Repair Inc.                                     North West REC
Shea’s True Value Hardware                            Sheldon Veterinary Clinic
Northwest Ag Supply, LLC                              Family 1st Dental
Paullina Locker Plant                                 Car-Go Express Convenience Stores
Snider’s Auto Care Center                             Ron Drenkow Motors, Inc.
Triple R                                              Morgan Collision & Tire Inc.
Vander Werff & Associates                             Klaassen Realty & Sterk Auction
Sanborn Savings Bank                                  PC Advantage
Edward Jones Investments                              Century Mutual Insurance Assoc.
Soden’s Handyman Service                              Biozyme, Inc.
Arnold Motor Supply                                   Farmers Cooperative Elevator
Pro-Go & Producers Co-op                              Rental Corner
Sanborn Hardware                                      American State Bank
Zub’s Shop and Cardtrol                               Just One More, Restaurant and Bar
Bob & Scott’s Grocery                                 Shortee’s Pit Stop
Hartley Chiropractic Clinic                           Primghar Chamber of Commerce
Red’s Café & Catering                                 Security State Bank
MacDonald’s Jewelry                                   Janet’s Bloomers
The Wash House                                        United Community Bank
Pass It On Consignments                               Josh’s Custom Grinding
Fine Homes                                            Ag Partners LLC
Nutrient Management Services, LLC                     POET Biorefining
Neal Chase Lumber Co.                                 Burley’s Appliance
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The Important Things Are Not Ribbons
                                                                     SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR
There once was a boy, won ribbons, mostly blue                     2009 LIVESTOCK BUYERS……
Came home from the fair, with a big trophy too.
                                                             John Steinbeck~ Hartley
With a voice glad and proud, he said to his dad,
                                                             American Bank NA ~ LeMars
“‟Tis the very best year that I‟ve ever had.”
Said his very wise Dad, “Son, I‟d like to hear,              American State Bank, ~ Hospers, Granville
Why you think this was such a fine year.”                    Archer Cooperative Grain ~ Archer
                                                             BHT ~ Primghar
“Why, Dad you know, all the prizes I‟ve won;
                                                             Blacks Farm Store ~ Primghar
How I‟ve come out on top, in most things I‟ve done.
Just look at the ribbons that hang on my wall                Bunkers Feed & Supply ~ Granville
And think of the money, I‟ve made since last fall.           C-S Agrow ~ Calumet
From premium checks, and a big auction price                 Calumet Manure Mgmt ~ Calumet
You can‟t help but think cash and ribbons are nice.”         Deluxe Feeds Inc. ~ Sheldon
But the man said, “My son, you‟re not thinking right,        Farmers Cooperative Co ~Paullina, Granville
Blue ribbons, „tis true are better than white;               Farmers Coop Society ~ Sanborn
But ribbons will fade and trophies grow old,                 First National Bank ~ Primghar
Money‟s soon spent, and fame soon grows cold.                Doug Maass~ Austin, TX
The important things, son, are not ribbons or pins,
                                                             Hy-Vee ~ Sheldon
And sometimes it‟s really the loser who wins;
                                                             J & K Insurance ~ Sutherland
Now here are the things, most important, it‟s true           Ken's Feed Store ~ Sutherland
Your 4-H experience has accomplished for you.”               Lazy K Acres~ Sheldon
“You‟ve seen how a business meeting is run
                                                             Northwest Ag Supply ~ Hartley
This knowledge will help you in years to come.
                                                             Paullina Merchants ~ Paullina
You‟ve conquered the fear of addressing a crowd,
You‟ve learned how to stand up and talk nice and loud.”      Primghar 4H Boosters ~ Primghar
                                                             Producers Coop~ Primghar
“Patience you‟ve learned, in your projects, too,
                                                             Savings Bank ~ Primghar, Hartley, Lake Park
As well as your skills, that will always help you.
                                                             Schwartz Black’s Seed~ Primghar
You‟ve learned to cooperate with majority rule,
To give in with grace and not be a fool,                     Security State Bank ~ Sutherland, Paullina
                                                             Steinkamp Express ~ Primghar
Who must always have his very own way.
                                                             Sterk Auctions ~ Hartley
Be it in club work, in school or at play.
You‟ve learned how to lose, without making a „beef‟          The Acre Company~ Spencer
You know the judge judges to her best belief.                Todd Hatterman~ Paullina, IA
You‟ve learned how to win, without boasting too loud,        TopLine Feed & Supply ~ Germantown
A kid can lose friends, if he‟s overly proud.”               Treimer’s Insurance ~ Hartley

“These are the things, most important to you.                Vande Weerd Trucking ~ Hospers
You‟ll remember and use them all your life through.          Vander Werff & Assoc.~ Sanborn
They‟ll help you become a mighty fine man,                   VanderVeen Pioneer Seed ~ Hartley
They‟ll do more for you, than any prize can.”                Wooly’s Pit Crew ~ Sutherland

                                     —Anonymous

				
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