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2020 KANSAS STATE INFORMATION

2020 State Fair results that have been posted can be found here.

State Fair Eligibility can be found here.

Instructions on what is required AND how to submit your state fair virtual project information to the Extension office can be found here.

The excel sheet showing what is required for your virtual state fair entry is found here.

The post fair letter sent to each 4H family and leader can be found here.

ALL information & forms needs submitted to the Extension office by Tuesday, August 25, 2020. 

Only ONE entry per 4Her per division.

COUNTY FAIR

2020 Fair Prince Reed Foley & Princess Lena Leatherman                2020 Fair Princess Lena Leatherman and Prince Reed Foley

The 2020 Doniphan County Fair will be July 25, and 27-31.

2020 4H Fair Schedule here.  Please review the 2020 Fair Schedule closely.  There have been significant changes to this year's schedule.

2020 4H Exhibitors' Numbers - Green Cards are available at the Extension office.

2020 Fair Book (listed below by project)

2020 4H Fair General Rules here.  Please review general rules carefully.  There have been a few changes to this year's rules.  Also review project rules carefully.  There have been significant changes to many of the project rules.

Animal Science Section General Rules

Family and Consumer Science Section

Miscellaneous Section


Summary of Requirements

  • Market beef, sheep, and goats weighed in on appropriate dates.  (No sheep/goat weigh in for 2020)
  • All livestock tagged/identified by JUNE 1 and reported to Extension Office. (Horse papers due May 1)
  • State fair animals nominated or otherwise entered/registered by appropriate deadlines.
  • State fair exhibitors completed YQCA certification by date of nomination or by June 15.
  • Pen/Stall requests turned in by deadline.

Continuing in 2020 - YQCA Certification for State Fair and KJLS Exhibitors

**COVID-19 UPDATE**

The YQCA board is offering a flash sale for the month of April 2020 on online courses.  You must purchase a coupon to get the discounted price.  Instructions and a letter explaining follow.

Starting in 2019, any 4-Hers who will show in the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive or Kansas Junior Livestock Show must complete YQCA training prior to nominating their animals and/or entering breeding livestock, or by June 15.  A copy of the child's certificate must be attached to nomination materials.

YQCA training must be done annually, either online or in-person, for all exhibitors 4-H age 8 and up.  12- and 15-year-olds have one chance to test out of the entire intermediate (12-14 year range) or senior (15-18 year range) requirements.  Training prices vary by type.

In-person trainings may be held at Discovery Days and at the 4-State Lookout Sheep & Goat Show, if we can get enough pre-registrants.

Online training may be done at your own convenience.

Pre-registration must be done by creating an account at www.YQCA.org (use your 4-H Online credentials) and enrolling all youth.  Prepayment with a credit card is required; please contact the office if other arrangements have to be made.

More detailed explanations and instructions are available:

Please contact the office for more information.


Livestock Identification Requirements for County and State Fair 

All livestock being shown at the county or state fair need to be registered properly with the office by May 1 (June 1 2020 for all except horses).  All livestock need to be properly tagged (or tattooed, for registered animals; or ID papers submitted, for horses) and the correct forms submitted to the office long before fair comes.

"Livestock" here includes horses, cattle (beef and dairy), sheep, goats (meat and dairy), and swine.  Rabbits and poultry and dogs follow separate rules.

YOU MUST INFORM THE EXTENSION OFFICE OF ALL LIVESTOCK THAT WILL BE SHOWN BY MAY1 (June 1 2020)No matter which species, no matter whether market or breeding, no matter whether state or county tagged - you must provide the office with, at minimum, the species and tag number!  You may inform us of more animals than you will actually show, but all animals that might be shown must be identified this way.

Showing horses?

Horse ID papers, with a proper color photo attached, are due to the extension office by May 1.  New in 2020: a 4-Her with one family-owned horse may lease one additional horse.  The other rules for leasing (care/riders/etc) must be followed.  See the horse rule book for details.

2020/COVID-19 updates: horse papers due May 1, whether for county only or state.  There will be no district shows in 2020; the state fair horse show will be open 4-H.  HOWEVER - 4-Hers must have completed at least horse achievement level 1 and must compete at their county fair.  Horse level testing is being done online.  Watch the state horse page for updates or contact Margaret for the latest information.

Those wishing to show at the state fair must complete the appropriate horsemanship achievement level prior to the district show registration date!  Contact the office for more information and to arrange paper test times.  You must arrange for your own in-saddle evaluation, though the office can provide a list of evaluators.

Horse District Show: NO DISTRICT SHOW for 2020 (usually towards the end)  New for 2020: 4-Hers may compete in their own district show plus one more; however, final state fair class eligibility will use the results from only one of the two shows - not both.

Most horse paperwork for state fair is due August 1, but must go through the county office first - please get us these forms early!

Showing livestock at the county fair only?

Animals being shown only at county fair need county tags.  2020 tags are $1 each - stop by the office to pick them up.

You will then need to turn the numbers into the extension office by May 1 (June 1 2020 for all but horses):

  • Horses: submit a Horse Identification Form
  • Beef cattle
    • Market animals must be weighed in (March 13 2020) and get a county eartag
    • Commercial breeding heifers must have a county tag
    • Purebred/Registered breeding heifers do not need a tag but their registration/tattoo information must be turned in
  • Swine (market and breeding): get a county swine tag, report animal's gender and tag number to the office
  • Sheep
    • All sheep need a valid scrapie ID
    • Market animals must be weighed in (none for 2020) and get a county eartag
    • Commercial breeding animals must get a county tag
    • Purebred/Registered breeding ewes do not need a tag but their registration/tattoo information must be turned in
  • Meat goats
    • All goats need a valid scrapie ID
    • Market animals must be weighed in (none for 2020) and get a county eartag
    • Commercial breeding animals must get a county tag
    • Purebred/Registered breeding does do not need a tag but their registration/tattoo information must be turned in
  • Dairy goats and dairy cattle
    • All goats need a valid scrapie ID
    • Commercial breeding animals must get a county tag
    • Purebred/Registered breeding animals do not need a tag but their registration/tattoo information must be turned in

Reminder - this must be done by JUNE 1 (May 1 for horses)!!!

  • If your animal loses its eartag after the deadline - call the extension office!
  • If an animal dies after the deadline - call the extension office!
  • If an animal isn't born until after the deadline - call the extension office! 

Showing at the state fair?

If you want to show at the state fair, you will likely need to get an EID tag for your animal, collect a DNA sample, and submit nomination and declaration forms to be eligible to register.  Nomination is not registration/entry for state fair!  It is a step BEFORE state fair entry.

  • The extension office has envelopes for DNA samples, but it is the 4-Her's responsibility to pull samples and submit to the state with payment ($8)
  • Nominating an animal is not registering it to show at the state fair!
  • Nomination forms must be signed by one of the county agents

State fair nominations have slightly different dates than county fair - but remember, if you're also showing at county, the office needs the information listed above!

**COVID-19 UPDATE**

State fair nomination and registration deadlines have not changed in response to COVID-19.  Please contact the office EARLY to get tags and paperwork arranged.

More information on state fair nominations can be found at the K-State Youth Livestock webpage.

2020 Deadlines

  • Beef cattle
    • Market animals must be weighed in (March 13 2020), get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by May 1
    • Commercial breeding heifers must have an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15
    • Purebred/Registered breeding heifers do not need an EID tag or DNA sampling, but must be in the exhibitor's name by June 15
    • Register for state fair by July 15
  • Swine
    • Market and commercial breeding animals must get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15
    • Purebred/Registered breeding gilts do not need an EID tag(**except - registered gilts going to KJLS) or DNA sampling, but must be in exhibitor's name by June 15
    • Register for state fair by July 15
  • Sheep
    • Market animals must be weighed in (none for 2020)
    • Market and commercial breeding animals must get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15
    • Purebred/Registered breeding animals do not need an EID tag or DNA sampling, but must be in the exhibitor's name by June 15
    • Register for state fair by July 15
  • Meat goats
    • Market animals must be weighed in (none for 2020)
    • All meat goats must be nominated and get an eID tag, even if they're purebred/registered.
    • All meat goats must get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15
    • Register for state fair by July 15

Beef EID tags are $4 each.  Sheep, goat, and swine tags are $3 each.

State Fair Pre-Entry

After nomination but before the Doniphan County Fair, market livestock showmen hoping to compete at the state fair must submit pre-entries.  These pre-entries are mostly due July 15 2020.  4-Hers or 4-H families must enter on their own; the county will then confirm the entry.

Dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry entries are due to the state office August 15 and must be done through the extension office.  Please get us your entries EARLY!

Horse entries are due to the state office August 1 and must be done through the extension office.  Please get us your entries EARLY!

Forms and Important Links

2020 District Horse Show information

  • All district shows for 2020 have been cancelled