Fair leaders are tightening rules for student exhibitors at Treasure Valley county fairs in an effort to relieve crowding.
LOGAN, Utah — Cache Makers 4-H Club, in partnership with Utah State University Extension, will be hosting four diverse after-school programs promoting STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — in the month of February.
Riley Berchtold likes the hands-on experiences she gets in Bonneville County’s 4-H day camps and clubs.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — After over a year of recording her expenses, writing letters to her sponsor and grooming him, Kara Reynolds and her calf, Bodie, were able to win grand champion as part of the Catch a Calf program with the National Western Stock Show late last month.
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Progress is being made on the new Bonneville County Fairgrounds under construction near Sandy Downs with the Family and Consumer Science Building expected to be completed in May and other buildings shortly thereafter.
During his first year in 4-H, Skyler Ennis won reserve champion in showmanship in all age groups in beef plus many more awards and ribbons with his beef and horse projects.
A Bonneville County 4-H club and 4-H day camps enable Sammie Lackey to meet other kids with similar interests while learning new skills, too.
Unlimited, is the way leaders and members describe what they learn in the Bonneville County Curious Creativity 4-H Club.
LOGAN, Utah — Considering how involved high school agricultural teachers can get with hands-on education, it’s not surprising that the field can see a high rate of burnout. One teacher is hoping to help combat that trend locally with the help of a national program.
Just six weeks before the county fair, Midnight started showing signs of heat stroke.
Livestock Skill-a-thon contest set
Kimberly Cramer credits her success in 4-H with practicing how to raise a lamb with her older brothers Jordan, Trevor and Caleb Cramer before she was old enough to join.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Albany County’s purchase of the Range Arena was completed this fall after voters approved the $325,000 transaction as part of voters’ renewal of the Special Purpose Excise Tax in August.
Trevor Cramer has raised market steers, pigs, goats and lambs in 4-H. He’s entered the breeding cow class, plus participated in livestock judging, too.
Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour recently completed its 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months from June to November, according to a news release.
The 4-H program provides youths from all backgrounds the opportunity to raise, care for and show livestock. If youths understand how to take vitals, properly administer antibiotics, and understand vaccination programs, they will be better prepared to raise a healthy animal.
PRESTON — You’ve heard of 4-H. You recognize the engraved clover symbolizing head, heart, hands and health.
The best part of raising your own 4-H lambs, is selecting a good prospect, says Macoy Hill.
Tatelyn Hill has been in 4-H for eight years and this year enrolled in FFA at the Technical Careers High School. The school is in District 93.
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Gentry Loveland joined 4-H after her grandmother, Darla Hill, and her uncle and aunt, Jared and Jeanna Hill, noticed how much she liked their lambs.
At age 9, Baylor Hogge has a career all picked out.
RIGBY — Jefferson County Fair Board Chairman Carl Anderson reflected on an excellent year between the Mud Lake and Rigby FFA and 4-H programs in a meeting with the county commissioners.
EMMETT — Each year October marks a renewal of the local 4-H program. Having completed the Gem/Boise County Fair, many youths take a short break from 4-H as they head back to school before re-enrolling in 4-H for another fun year.
4-H sign-up for 2018-19 opens
Makae Hogge has many interests, from mountain biking, to 4-H where she won first at the Eastern Idaho State Fair last year in stationing and she qualified to go again this year. Stationing is where a rider moves cattle to different points in the arena. Makae, 12, added that win to many other…
All around the country National 4-H Week celebrates all that is good with the program and clubs and their leaders are at the core of the organization.
CALDWELL — Merrisa Schwartz isn’t what you typically think of as a 4-H member. At 17 years old, Schwartz is heading into her fifth year as a 4-H member.
PRESTON — In honor of the 38 years Dennis Clark never missed the Franklin County Fair, and the hundreds of sheep he sheared for 4-H and FFA youth, his family instituted a new award.
Kassidy Shaffer hopes to land a 4-H college scholarship someday.
TREMONTON, Utah —Throughout the summer, Gracie Valencia, 14, of Honeyville, worked hard to care diligently for her lamb in anticipation for the Box Elder County Fair’s annual junior livestock auction.
Dallee Hogge lives in Bonneville County, is active in 4-H in Madison and Jefferson counties and is an FFA officer at Rigby High School.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Competition was fierce, and the bids flew as 4-H members said goodbye to animals they have been raising during the season.
Exhibit promotes FFA scholarships
BLACKFOOT — They are icons of the American West — wild horses running free across the range.
RIGBY — The Jefferson County Junior Market Sale earlier this month was a huge success this year, in which more than $203,000 worth of animals was sold.
AFTON, Wyo. — Emotions were high Aug. 11 as 4-H members across Lincoln County, Wyo., were preparing for the culminating event of their 4-H year. They were all in hopes of selling their animals and getting the “BIG” pay-off they had worked so hard for all year.
The Eastern Idaho State Fair has been bringing families, friends and neighbors together since 1902 when some local cattle ranchers purchased some land, put on a livestock show and named it the Southeastern Idaho Fair.
BLACKFOOT — The Eastern Idaho State Fair will be at the Blackfoot Fairgrounds from Friday to Sept. 8.
Participating in 4-H projects and rodeo queen contests complement each other, says Olivia Lerwill.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Seniors, children and their parents gathered at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center on Aug. 3 to participate in a small slice of a county fair.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The smoke cleared briefly to allow 4-H horse club members, family members and spectators to enjoy the annual 4-H Horse Show at the Kittitas County Event Center.
GARDEN CITY —Sisters Mariah and Sarah Cobb paced around their alpaca exhibit at the Western Idaho Fair, happily answering questions and sharing their alpaca knowledge with curious fairgoers.
DRIGGS —Whitney Waddell circled the buyer’s arena under Fair Building on Aug. 10 showing her last steer at the Teton Valley Fair. She was confident, and smiled while working the more than 1,200-pound animal with the greatest of ease.
Below is the schedule of Western Idaho Fair events remaining until the fair closes Sunday. Pull out these two pages to carry with you through the fair.
LOGAN, Utah — The Cache County Fair is a long-held tradition of ending a productive summer by gathering with friends and neighbors for a show of agricultural excellence.
Some of the events and attractions will be taking place every day throughout the week. A list of these is provided below, followed by the events unique to each day.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One could call Annabelle Waack’s 4-H animal a lamb among swine.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — At more than $603,000, this year’s annual 4-H/FFA Rotary Livestock Auction has already topped previous years in sales.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Getting ready for the Sweetwater County 4-H auction is an arduous process regardless of one’s experience.
PRESTON — The Franklin County Fair begins Saturday in Preston.