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Fair Entry Reminders According to: WA STATE 4-H Policy

Posted by cahnrs.webteam | May 21, 2014

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The “Grade” for 4-H Fair Entries is the grade the 4-H member was in on January 1st. of the
4-H year

Primary K – 2nd
Junior 3rd – 5th
Intermediate 6th – 8th
Senior 9th – 12th.

4-H Members must be in the 3rd grade or higher (Oct. `09 – June `12 for this year) AND have reached their 8th birthday by January 1 (2012) to be eligible for:

  • Competitive situations, including livestock shows or sales

  • Enrollment in large animal projects including beef, dairy, goat, equine, sheep

  • llama, and swine

    • Primary members may enroll in pygmy goat and participate in non-competitive situations. (i.e. participation ribbon only at Fair)
    • Primary members may enroll in the “Horseless Horse Project” & can participate in non-competitive situations but they can not handle live horses at 4-H events.
  • Enrollment in food preservation projects using hot water bath or pressure canning.

What this means:

  • Primary youth may enter 4-H class/division exhibits for their enrolled 4-H projects.
  • Primary 4-H exhibits can NOT receive Danish System Awards (Blue, Red, White) or Best of Show Awards.
  • Primary 4-H youth may receive participation recognition.

Refer to EM0758 “Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program Policy
For more information on 4-H membership, animal ownership deadlines, showing horned animals, showing unaltered male animals, volunteer policies and more!

Contact Bridget Rohner at 725-4171 or Karen Robertson at 659-3209