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DEPARTMENT U – AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
JUNIOR FAIR BUILDING AND JUNIOR FAIR EXHIBITS
Paul Rickenbacher, Superintendent, Nancy Rickenbacher, Anna Creswell, Lynnette Benson
1. Entries are open to regularly enrolled high school agricultural education students. Maximum age limit is that a boy or girl must not have passed his or her 19th birthday on January 1, of the current year. All entries must be a part of the students’ agricultural education program.
2. Each student will be allowed one exhibit in each class unless otherwise stated. Students may enter more than one item in Division C, Class 1, 2 and 3. The maximum number of entries by one exhibitor in each division is 3.
3. ADVANCE ENTRIES MUST BE MADE IN ALL JUNIOR FAIR CLASSES. ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 17, 5:00 P.M. Please inform Anna Creswell of any large projects that would need special consideration for display and/or judging.
4. Judges will divide the exhibits in each class into A, B and C groups according to the merit of the exhibit and each exhibitor will receive a ribbon of that grade.
5. No article can be exhibited a second time at the Hardin County Fair.
6. All exhibits must be in place between 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday, September 3.
7. Exhibits are released at 7:00 P.M. Sunday and must be removed by 9:00 P.M.
8. Rosettes will be awarded to the top exhibition in:
a. Grain and Horticulture
b. Woodworking – Farm Shop
c. Other – Farm Shop
9. No group projects.
Judging – Monday September 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Grain and Horticulture Awards: $2 per exhibit, A, B, C ribbons. Farm Shop and Project Story Awards: as listed, A, B, C ribbons.
• In order to receive an A, a project is graded on the following criteria:
Requirements: Project follows the display, size and amount guidelines set in the Official Fair Premium Book.
Overall Appearance: Project is nicely displayed, neat and clean. Grain and horticulture projects are of good quality and uniform in size. Project stories use correct spelling, appropriate captions and are neatly constructed.
Workmanship: Project is put together squarely; all pieces are attached correctly; all hardware is attached correctly; project has been sanded and stray marks removed; nails and screws have been countersunk. Project stories have all pictures and captions glued on securely and time has been taken on the project story. Not applicable to grain or horticulture projects.
Finish: Finish is appropriate to the project (paint, stain, polyurethane) and applied neatly. Not applicable to grain projects, horticulture projects, or project stories.
• Projects receiving a B are lacking in any one of the above areas:
Requirements: Project may not follow one or more of the display guidelines.
Overall Appearance: Project may not be neat, clean, of good quality, use correct spelling or make use of appropriate captions.
Workmanship: Project may not be constructed correctly, may be missing a piece or pieces, may not be sanded smooth, or may have been hastily constructed.
Finish: Finish on the project may show signs of unevenness or discoloration or the project may still be wet.
• Projects receiving a C are lacking in two or more of the above areas:
Requirements: Project doesn’t follow any of the listed project guidelines.
Overall Appearance: Project is of poor quality and appearance. Project isn’t clean or neat.
Workmanship: Project is poorly constructed, pieces are missing, stray marks are evident, no time was taken on the project display.
Finish: Projects aren’t finished or little time was taken to carefully apply the appropriate finish.
Class 1 – Corn. Production of one thousandth of an acre of corn plus information on production practices used.
Class 2 – Oats. One quart of any variety grown in 2011 labeled as to variety.
Class 3 – Soybeans. Three plants with roots tied in a bundle.
Class 4 – Wheat. One quart of any variety grown in 2011.
Class 5 – Hay, any type, 3 pounds.
NOTE: Hay MUST be tied and exhibited in either a cardboard or wooden box. Suggested size of box, 4 inches by 18 inches by 22 inches. The exhibitor must supply the box.
Class 6 – Other Farm Crops
Class 1 – Peppers, plate of three
Class 2 – Cabbage, one head
Class 3 – Carrots, plate of three
Class 4 – Onions, plate of three
Class 5 – Potatoes, plate of three
Class 6 – Tomatoes, plate of three
Class 7 – Potted Horticultural Plant (maximum 10-inch pot) must be cultivated by exhibitor from seed, propagation or transplant
Class 8 – Other horticultural crops
Class 1 – Woodworking exhibits up to $20 in cost.
Class 2 – Woodworking exhibits $20 to $35 in cost.
Class 3 – Woodworking exhibits $35 to $50 in cost.
Class 4 – Woodworking exhibits over $50 in cost.
Class 5 – Metal or other shop exhibit up to $20 in cost.
Class 6 – Metal or other shop exhibit $20 to $35 in cost.
Class 7 – Metal or other shop exhibit $35 to $50 in cost.
Class 8 – Metal or other shop exhibit over $50 in cost.
Class 9 – Refurbished tractor. Premium, $7.00
Class 10 – Refurbished other woodworking, metal, engine. Premium, $5.00. Include before and after photos.
NOTE: Ag-Ed instructors to decide cost of exhibit.
NOTE: Exhibits may be woodworking, metal or engineering displays.
Class 1 – Project Story Poster (consists of a poster with 4-6 pictures with captions, telling the story of SAE or project or any one FFA activity on a 22×28 poster board.) Premium $2.00
• Best of Show plaques for FFA grains and horticulture, woodworking and other will be given by Hardin Northern FFA