Thursday, May 25, 2017

State Fair Livestock Nomination Sites Announced

The State Fair youth livestock nomination sites were released today. The full PDF packet is available here. Additionally, it is posted below with the ability to scroll through the document.

There are changes for 2017 and it is the exhibitor's family's responsibility to be up to date and to complete all necessary requirements.

Sheep, goats, market cattle, and commercial heifers all need to be nominated in person. (Most Orange County youth already did this at our local weigh-ins.) The nomination weigh-ins are only in the month of June and all are a fairly long distance from Orange.

Hogs need to be nominated by tag only. Request tags from Joi Saville on campus; she will send to the Extension office and then each family will have to install their own tags by August 1.

These nomination sites are just step 1 in the State Fair process. You will have to actually enter animals in the fair using an online process by August 15. That system should go live one month before the due date.

Fair Entries Due June 9

Fair entry forms are now posted. These are due with payment by June 9.

Cloverbud entries will be done online this year.

All other entries (youth ages 9-18) have an entry fee and will use paper forms. These are posted online. Exhibitors need to print their forms, complete, and return with payment to the Extension office by June 9.

Website for all forms:

Exhibitors need to print a cover sheet and payment form -- one per child. After that, print and complete whatever show entry forms are needed (beef, dairy, goat, hog, sheep).

Monday, May 22, 2017

My Hands to Larger Service....Opportunities Present

Interested in helping those in need or helping get ready for the fair? Take a look below!
Opportunity #1
What: Carwash at Advance Auto, fundraising for Shining Hands Caring for Kids Program (weekend meal program for local students)
When: Saturday, June 3rd from 9am- 1:00pm (divided into two shifts, 9-11 or 11-1)
Where: Advance Auto Parts (140 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960)
Opportunity #2
What: Fairground Clean-up Day, stick pick-up, weed eating, mulching, beautifying grounds
When: Sunday, June 11th from 2:00pm until conclusion of work
Where: Fairgrounds (14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange, VA 22960)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration Now Open

We invite all youth ages 5-8 to register for our annual 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp, to be held in Orange July 31-August 3. Cloverbud Camp explores a new theme each year and includes hands-on activities, socialization and fun with other kids, a daily snack, and many take-home projects.

The cost per camper is only $30 and includes all supplies, snacks, and a commemorative T-shirt with the theme. Register today by calling 672-1361. A 4-H health history and code of conduct are required; current 4-H members' info can be pulled from 4-H Online. New youth are also welcome, including rising Kindergartners.