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					LEFLORE COUNTY FAIR
September 11 & 12, 2009

FFA EXHIBITS

Check In:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Check Out: Saturday, September 12, 2009 Beginning at 4 P.M.
For More Information or Questions Contact the OSU Ext. Office: 918-647-8231
Oklahoma State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State and Local Governments Cooperating. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran, and is an equal opportunity employer.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
• • All FFA members participating in the LeFlore County Fair will follow the FFA Code of Ethics and be dues paying members. For questions regarding FFA exhibits, please contact the OSU Extension Office at (918) 647-8231.

SECTION 400
FFA EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS
1. Purpose: To promote the benefits of enrolling in Agricultural Education and joining FFA. Booth will be of the type that could be used in a variety of settings, such as FFA Week booths, shopping center displays, local fairs, etc. 2. Booth will consist of an 6’ table top display. The table must be a standard 32” in height and 28” to 32” wide. The display board will be constructed of a 4’ x 8’ sheet of 1/2” or 5/8” plywood. The board is to be cut and hinged to consist of two 2’ wings and a 4’ center back. The table will not be provided and must be 6” in length. 3. The back side of the display board is to be painted in dark blue. 4. Tables will NOT be provided by the Fair. The chapter is responsible for bringing their own table and covering the top of the table and the skirting of the table. Electrical outlets are provided. Bring extension cord. Due to space limitations we highly recommend that a 6’ table be used. 5. The current National FFA theme must be utilized. The Local Chapter name must be displayed. 6. Booth space will be assigned by the Extension Educator upon arrival. 7. Booths will be divided into two divisions. The Mechanical Division will include booths with a moving display involving powered devices. Examples may include water wheels, fans, rotating devices, talking booths and electronic devices. The Non-Mechanical Division includes booths with no powered displays. Nonmechanical booths may include lights that do not flash, move, or rotate. Chapters can enter in one division only.

8. Scorecard for Educational Booths: I. PROMOTES BENEFITS OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND FFA (50 PTS.) a. Promotes one of the three components: (Classroom, SAE, Leadership)-30 pts b. Central Theme: (Current National FFA Theme) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 pts II. APPEARANCE (50 PTS.) a. Attention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pts b. Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pts c. Creativity.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pts d. Neatness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pts e. Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pts TOTAL POINTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 pts Booths not following guidelines (size, theme, division, etc.) will be disqualified.

SECTION 402
FFA HAY SHOW
1. Entries are for individual FFA members only and must be a product of their own Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). 2. Classes of hay will include legume and non-legume. One bale will constitute an entry. The bale may be broken by the judge for evaluation purposes. Bales must be rectangular or small round bales. No large round bales. 3. Protein analysis will not be used as a criteria for judging. 4. Factors considered by the judge will include maturity, texture, leafiness, freedom from foreign material, color, size and shape of bales, odor and freedom from mold.

SECTION 415
FFA HORTICULTURE
• • • These exhibits must be Supervised Agricultural Experience program projects of the FFA members who exhibit in this department. Pecans (large type in shell) exhibited in clear quart-size plastic bags only. Only one exhibit allowed in each class per individual. Exhibitor name and chapter must be on entry tag. All entries must be listed in entry book and exhibits tagged. Any exhibit not properly identified will be automatically disqualified. Exhibits of over-ripe and poor quality will not be judged. All measurements and sizes specified are approximate according to industry standards. (Example: A standard 12” wreath will measure slightly more than 12”.) All exhibits except for trees and shrubs may not have been exhibited previously. The Extension Educator reserves the right to not display any exhibits. Exhibits which are showing signs of stress or damage may be traded or removed with approval of the Extension Educator.

VEGETABLE AND FRUIT EXHIBITS
Class 1. Potatoes, White or Red, 6 specimens 2. Okra, 6 specimens 3. Onions, Yellow, White or Red, 6 specimens 4. Eggplant, 3 specimens 5. Pepper (Jalapeno or Hungarian Wax), 6 specimens 6. Pepper (Other Hot Peppers), 6 specimens 7. Pepper (Sweet Bell), 6 specimens 8. Pepper (Sweet Banana), 6 specimens 9. Pepper (Other Sweet), 6 specimens 10. Tomatoes (Large type), 6 specimens 11. Tomatoes (Cherry type), 6 specimens 12. Champion (Class1-11) 13. Reserve Champion (1-11) 14. Pumpkin, Field Type (Oblong), 1 15. Pumpkin, Jack-O-Lantern (Round and flat), 1 16. Pumpkin, Small (Less than 4” in diameter), 3 17. Cucumbers, Slicing or Pickling, 3 specimens 18. Squash, any variety, 2

19. Watermelon, Oblong Type, 1 20. Watermelon, Round Type, 1 21. Any Melon Other Than Watermelon, 3 22. Gourd, Ornamental, Large, 1 23. Gourd, Ornamental, Small, 2 24. Champion (Classes 14-23) 25. Reserve Champion (Classes 14-23) 26. Ornamental Peppers, 6 specimens 27. Corn, Ornamental, 6 ears 28. Pecans (native or improved), 18 specimens in quart-size plastic bag 29. Apples, (Red, Yellow or Green) 5 30. Pears, 5 31. Champion (Class 26-30) 32. Reserve Champion (Class 26-30)

SECTION 417
FFA HOUSE PLANT EXHIBITS
1. All plants must have been in possession of exhibitor for at least 60 days. 2. One container per entry, with saucers if there is a drainage hole in container. NO WATERING without a saucer. 3. Judging will be based on color, condition, container, foliage and/or flower, correct name, culture, perfection, quality, maturity, and shape. 4. Plants must be groomed for exhibition. Clean with water only. Insect free and not waxed. No freshly repotted plants. 5. Pots OVER 12” in diameter or containers not intended for horticultural use WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 6. One entry per exhibitor for each class. Entries must be made in official entry book and each entry must be tagged to be judged. 7. No plant over 4 feet tall including pot shall be entered.

FOLIAGE PLANT
Class 1. Croton 2. Dumbcane 3. Dracaena 4. Rubber Plant 5. Philodendron 6. Pothos 7. Nephthytis (arrow headvine) 8. Schefflera 9. Weeping Fig 10. Any Other Foliage Plant, under 24” 11. Any Other Foliage Plant, 24” to 48” 12. Champion (Foliage Plant) 13. Reserve Champion (Foliage Plant)

POTTED FLOWERING PLANT
Class 14. Chrysanthemum 15. African Violet 16. Begonia 17. Geranium 18. Peace Lily 19. Any Other Tropical Plant 20. Any Other Annual 21. Several Varieties 22. Champion (Potted Flowering Plant) 23. Reserve Champion (Potted Flowering Plant)

CACTI AND SUCCULENTS
Cacti is classified as those plants being covered with spines or thorns. (Including snake plant & yucca.) Class 24. Cacti under 10” tall 25. Cacti over 10” tall 26. Succulents under 10” tall 27. Succulents over 10” tall 28. Several varieties (2 or more cactus and/or succulents 29. Aloe Vera 30. Snake Plant 31. Bromeliad 32. Champion (Cacti/Succulent) 33. Reserve Champion (Cacti/Succulent)

HANGING BASKETS
Class 34. Asparagus Fern 35. Boston Fern 36. Airplane Plant (spider) 37. Swedish Ivy 38. Jews Small Leaf (one variety) 39. Jews Large Leaf (one variety) 40. Philodendrons or Pothos 41. Several Varieties Combined (2 or more) 42. Any Other Hanging Basket 43. Any Other Fern 44. Nephthytis 45. Champion (Hanging Basket) 46. Reserve Champion (Hanging Basket)

POTTED PLANTS
Class 47. Ornamental Pepper (with peppers) 48. Unique Potted Plant (any rare or unusual plant, specify variety) 49. Foliage or blooming dish garden (3 specimens or more) 50. Creative Plant Display 51. Any Other Potted Plant (under 18”) 52. Any Other Potted Plant (over 18”) 53. Champion (Potted Plant) 54. Reserve Champion (Potted Plant) 55. Grand Champion House Plant (classes 1-45) 56. Reserve Grand Champion House Plant (classes 1-45)

Section 418
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FLORAL OR PLANT DESIGN
All materials used in exhibits must contain dried or artificial materials only. An arrangement with any artificial material will be classified artificial.

DECORATED PUMPKINS
Class 1. Grades 8, 9, and 10 (decorated not carved) 2. Grades 11 & 12 (decorated not carved) 3. Champion (Pumpkin) 4. Reserve Champion (Pumpkin)

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
(DRIED, NATURAL) Class 5. Small, under 12” 6. Large, 12” to 24”

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
(ARTIFICIAL) Class 7. Small, under 12” 8. Large, 12” to 24”

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
(SEASONAL OR OCCASIONAL) Class 9. Seasonal or occasional small, under 12” 10. Seasonal or occasional large, 12” to 24” 11. Novelty Arrangement (small) 12. Novelty Arrangement (large) 13. Wedding Bouquet 14. Wedding Arrangement (table size only) 15. Champion Floral Arrangement 16. Reserve Champion Floral Arrangement

CORSAGE
Class 17. Shoulder (dried) 18. Wristlet (artificial) 19. Shoulder (artificial) Grades 8, 9 & 10 20. Shoulder (artificial) Grades 11 & 12 21. FFA Week (artificial) 22. Homecoming (artificial) Grades 8, 9 & 10 23. Homecoming (artificial) Grades 11 & 12

BOUTONNIERE
Class 24. Artificial Grades 8, 9 & 10 25. Artificial Grades 11 & 12 26. Champion (Corsage/Boutonniere) 27. Reserve Champion (Corsage/Boutonniere)

WREATHS
(DRIED, NATURAL) Class 28. Small, under 12” 29. Large, 12” to 18”

WREATHS
(ARTIFICIAL) Class 30. Small, under 12” 31. Large, 12” to 18”

WREATHS
(SEASONAL) Class 32. Small, under 12” 33. Large, 12” to 18”

ALL OR DOOR SWAGS
Class 34. Dried/Artificial 35. Artificial 36. Decorative (non-floral) (no constructed metal items) 37. Champion (Wreath/Swag) 38. Reserve Champion (Wreath/Swag) 39. Grand Champion Floral or Plant Design 40. Reserve Grand Champion Floral or Plant Design

SECTION 421
FFA CHAPTER AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS EXHIBIT
1. Articles exhibited must have been constructed by FFA members in the Agriculture Education school shop. 2. Entries may be individually or chapter constructed. 3. At time of entry, advisor must sign a statement the exhibit was constructed in the school shop by the exhibitor or by members of the FFA chapter. 4. An article can be shown only once at the LeFlore County Fair, and must have been constructed during the previous two school years. 5. All articles must be clean and in a presentable condition even though they may have been used during the year. 6. Pictures showing operation of the project may be displayed with the exhibit. 7. Each exhibit shall have a sign showing chapter, ownership, list of materials, and a suggested retail price. (These signs will be provided by the Extension Office.) 8. Entries will be judged on the basis of workmanship, structure and design, practicability, safety, and materials used. 9. Exhibits in Class 10, “Reconditioned Machinery & Equipment,” must be factory manufactured equipment that has been reconditioned in the Ag Shop. 10. Exhibits in Class 12 and 13 “Small Projects,” must be less than 2 ft. in length and less than 20 lbs. in weight. 11. Where an exhibit is entered in the wrong class the Superintendent will make the determination and transfer it to the proper class. 12. The judge will not award premiums or points for entries in any class that do not meet acceptable standards of quality. 13. All exhibits to be displayed in a safe manner.

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS EXHIBIT SCORECARD 1. Workmanship:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Possible Points a. General appearance (neatness and finish).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 b. Skills (careful workmanship and number of skills) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2. Structure and Design: a. Strength and durability ............ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 b. Originality (mainly for addition of accessories to a standard design or original design, if practical) ...................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Practicability: a. Labor saving on the farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 b. Convenience and usefulness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4. Material: a. Economic choice of material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 TOTAL . . . .100 Class 1. Livestock, Horse, and Welding Trailers 2. Trailers & Wagons 16 ft. and over 3. Trailers & Wagons Under 16 ft. (16 ft. is the cargo area) 4. Truckbed, Racks & Pickup Accessories 5. Livestock Production Products (squeeze chute, divider,panels, clipping chutes, lamb & goat stands) 6. Farmstead & Crop Improvement (gates, angel box, box blade, mail boxes) 7. Shop Improvement (welding tables, saw horses, torch carts, anvils) 8. Hobby/Recreation (deer stand, clay target, thrower, weight benches) 9. Cookers, Grills & Smokers 10. Reconditioned Machinery and Equipment 11. Furniture (picnic tables, benches, bed frames, etc.) 12. Decorative Small Projects (paperweight, horseshoe, cowboys, small metal art, piggybanks, etc.) 13. Functional Small Projects (lamp, hat rack, boot jack, towel racks, doorknockers, doorbells, etc.) 14. Decorative Large Projects (large metal art) 15. Farmstead Tools (post driver, Tee post puller, etc.) 16. Chapter Mechanics Sweepstakes 17. Grand Champion Chapter Display 18 Reserve Grand Champion Chapter Display

SECTION 422
GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST
1. One fruit of any variety of pumpkin or pumpkin-type squash may be entered. 2. Entry limited to Oklahoma FFA & 4-H members only. 3. The fruit must be free of damage that would limit storage and exhibition. (Should be intact, without lesions, cuts or open wounds.) 4. The fruits will be weighed to determine the heaviest. 5. All fruit will be weighed and selection of those retained for exhibition during the fair, all others will be sent home.

SECTION 423
FFA PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES
1. Oklahoma FFA members are required to include photographs as a part of their State FFA Degree scrapbooks, State Proficiency Award applications, Reporter Contest scrapbooks, Agriscience Contest applications, etc., as well as assisting with many chapter award applications such as Gold Emblem, etc., which also require photographs. The purpose of the photography contest is to provide an opportunity for individual FFA members to showcase their talent in this area while preparing for these state award applications. 2. Entry must contain at least three, but not more than five, 5” x 7” color prints that were taken by the member. The series must be mounted on 22” x 28” black poster or matt board, with a protective covering over the prints. Posters are to be displayed horizontally. 3. Pictures on newsprint or those that have been mechanically altered will not be accepted. 4. Subject must relate to the member’s Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE) or to FFA activities within their local chapter. 5. Entries will be judged on subject matter, effectiveness, photo quality and composition.

SECTION 424
FFA NEWS REPORTING
1. FFA members are encouraged to submit newsworthy articles and pictures about outstanding accomplishments of individual FFA members and/or their local chapter to all forms of print and broadcast media. The purpose of the News Reporting contest is to recognize individual FFA members for their talent and accomplishment in this area. 2. The news story must be in manuscript form with not more than three doublespaced typewritten pages. One, and not more than one, 5” x 7” color or black and white photograph must accompany the story. Each page of the story and the photograph must be mounted on one 22” x 28” sheet of black poster or matte board, with protective covering for each. Must be equipped to hang. Posters are to be displayed horizontally. 3. Subject must relate to Agricultural Education and/or FFA. 4. Entries will be judged on the basis of news value, readability and organization.

SECTION 425
AGRISCIENCE PROJECT DISPLAY
1. The purpose of the Agriscience Project Display is to provide an opportunity for individual FFA members to compete in a science fair related to agriculture. Members who have developed a project based on the application of scientific principles and emerging technologies in agriculture are eligible. It is also designed to educate parents, school officials, and the public about career opportunities available for agriscience students. 2. Suggested areas of focus include: plant science, animal science, food science, engineering sciences, and environmental sciences such as natural resources, earth science, energy production and management. 3. The Agriscience Project Display must meet size requirements outlined for a display in the National FFA Agriscience Fair Guidelines and Procedures. Each student must provide their own table top and skirting. Electrical outlets are provided.

4. Booth space will be assigned by the Extension Educator upon arrival. 5. Judging criteria for the Agriscience Project Display: A. Creative ability/originality: 25 points B. Scientific thought/goal: 25 points C. Supporting evidence: 25 points D. Booth appearance: 25 points TOTAL: 100 points


				
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