Fair Reminders
Notes for Li. Co. Fair Large Animal Exhibitors
WA State 4-H Fair
    Creative Kids & Still Life
    Livestock Judging
Lincoln County 4-H Leader and Member of the Year
From the WA State 4-H Office
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Friday, August 19, 2016

It's Fair Season!
Hope to see you at either the Lincoln Co. Fair or the Wheat Land Communities Fair!
Reminder: Offices may be closed for some days during the fairs. If you call and leave a message, be sure and leave details including your name and phone number. I have remote access to email, but NOT my desk phone!
The Ritzville WSU Extension Office will be closed Thursday, August 25th and Friday, August 26th.

Karen Robertson, WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams or 509-659-3209

Other contacts - see the bottom of this E-News

Fair Reminders
Check out our 4-H Fair Pages for updates:

Lincoln County Fair
August 25 - 26, 2016 - "Country Roots & Cowboy Boots"
Website           2016 Premium Book      Schedule      Entertainment
Some groups start helping with barn & building prep this weekend!
Move in day is Wednesday, August 24th.
See Randy's article for Livestock check-in tips.

Leaders' Council Silent Auction Details: Contact Joy Wilken at or 509-257-2319.

Wheat Land Communities Fair
September 1 - 4, 2016 - "All American Fair"
Website         2016 Exhibitors Guide   Schedule

Exhibitors guides, forms, and entry tags are available at the Ritzville Extension Office. 4-H Record Book Judging - Tuesday, Aug. 23rd - 4:30 - 8:30'ish at the
Ritzville WSU Extension Office. Contact Alice Weber for details.

Adams County Fair (Othello)
September 14 - 17, 2016 - "Boots, Chaps 'N Cowboy Hats"
Online Livestock Registration opened July 1, 2016

WA State Fair
September 2 - 25, 2016 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Links to information will be available on:
See State Fair Article in this newsletter.
Notes for Lincoln Co. Fair
Large Animal Exhibitors

From: Randy Williams

Weigh-In Schedule….

3-8 PM           Sheep & Goats
4-8 PM           Swine
5-8 PM           Beef

10 PM             All Livestock Exhibits in Place

Appropriate Attire–
            Be sure to wear proper attire when handling your animals—this especially applies to shoes.  At all times individuals need to have on appropriate shoes when working around large livestock (goats, sheep, swine, and cattle)—preferably closed-toe shoes. NO FLIP FLOPS at the scales!

Market Animal Health Record/Quality Assurance Form
All exhibitors must complete and have signed a Market Animal Health Record for Lincoln County Fair animals that are eligible to be sold through the Market Livestock Sale. . . . COMPLETE ARTICLE 
Available from 4-H Livestock Page on the Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website.

WA State 4-H Fair - September 2 - 25, 2016
The Washington State 4-H Fair is an opportunity for 4-H youth to showcase their achievements and talents as they work toward building successful futures. 
There are a variety of ways to be involved; some require "pre-qualification" but some items/activities can be entered for State Fair without prior exhibition.   Below are just a few of the State Fair opportunities. Details are in the State 4-H Fair Exhibitors Guide 

4-H Presentations - Junior, Intermediate, and Senior 4-H members who earn a blue ribbon in the Demonstration contest at the Lincoln County or Wheat Land Communities Fair can enter the State Fair 4-H Presentation Contest. Make sure you let the Fair Demo Superintendent know that you would like to go if you qualify. At the end of the Li. Co. Fair and WLCF, State Fair Packets with contest information and passes will be provided to qualifiers who confirm that they will participate in Puyallup!

Commodity Presentations have extra cash prizes and are open to intermediates and seniors who receive a blue ribbon placing at the county level.  This year the presentation can be about any commodity grown in WA State. These presentations have special guidelines and judging criteria.

Creative Kids Projects 
(Bailing Twine Creations, Creative Recycling - Metal Can items, Bar Cookies - from scratch, Poetry - "Autumn", Photo - "America the Beautiful")
1. Creative Kids Projects are open to enrolled 4-H junior, intermediate, and senior members, regardless of 4-H project enrollment.  It is not required that entries be exhibited at the county level. However - Lincoln Co. youth are encouraged to enter items in the 4-H Dpt. (not open) at the Lincoln Co. Fair.
2. All Creative Kids Projects are due to the State 4-H Fair on Monday, August 29 (1-5pm) or on Tuesday, August 30 (1O am-5pm).  (They can be hand delivered or mailed to arrive by the dates.)

Complete Description of the Creative Kids Projects 

Regular 4-H Still-Life Project Exhibits (Arts, Crafts, Photography, Clothing & Textiles, Foods, etc.)
4-H Junior, Intermediate, or Senior 4-H member must have been ENROLLED in the specific project by the Lincoln-Adams project enrollment deadline of July 15th for Li. Co. Fair or WLCF blue ribbon entries to be eligible for State 4-H Fair entry.

NOTE: Terry Connolly will collect ALL Lincoln Co. State 4-H Fair bound  Creative Kids and still-life items at 9 a.m in the Li. Co. Fair 4-H Building on Sunday, August 28th. Be prepared to fill out entry forms and entry/claim tags. For information, contact Terry @ 509-988-0053 preferably in the evening.

(East) Adams Co. 4-H Members can deliver or mail Creative Kids exhibits to arrive in Puyallup by August 28th or 29th. Contact Carla Jerue at 509-235-8334 or Karen at the Extension Office at 509-659-3209 by Tuesday, August 23rd for mailing details. WLCF Blue ribbon 4-H project still life winners will be eligible to be delivered/mailed to Puyallup for State Fair competition after the WLCF. Call Carla Jerue or visit with her at the WLCF for details.

Lincoln Co. 4-H Livestock Judging Team
Ian McCarty has agreed to be the Adult Representative for the Lincoln Co. 4-H Intermediate Judging Team. From those that qualified, the following are currently planning to judge in Puyallup on September 17th: Tanner Gerdes, Owen Swannack, Zane Perleberg, and Ashlyn McCarty. Congratulations, and good luck! State Fair Packets will be available on Sunday morning, Aug. 28th in the 4-H building. 4-H Judging Contest Page
Lincoln County 4-H Leader and Member of the Year

Nomination process sponsored by the Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council.
Anyone can nominate a  4-H leader and a 4-H Youth Member they have witnessed showing outstanding qualities in the 4-H program.  They can do so by turning in a ballot in the boxes at the fair 8/25-27 until 5 pm on the 27th when votes will be tallied. They can also submit votes by email to or by mail to PO Box 228, Sprague, WA  99032.  These must be received by 8/26 so they can be included in the 8/27 ballots.  The recipients will be acknowledged by Lincoln Co 4-H at the fair rodeo, through the fall activities and for the Leader of the Year at the WA State 4-H Leaders Forum in Pasco Oct 21-23.

Nomination Forms
From the WA State 4-H Office

This message is provided as a friendly reminder that applications for the Washington State 4-H Fair Board and Washington State 4-H Advisory Board are due to the State 4-H Office, 2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371-4998, Attn: Tony Dell, by September 1, 2016!! 

Recommendations to be considered at the 4-H Council meeting, to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Forum in Pasco, are also due on September 1.  Links to the forms are as follows:
4-H Council Recommendation Form:
Advisory Board Adult Nominee Application Form:
Advisory Board Youth/Teen Nominee Application Form:
State Fair Board Adult Nominee Application Form:
State Fair Board Youth/Teen Nominee Application Form:
In some cases, the forms are fillable.  You will need to download the form to your computer, then fill it out and print it.  Originals of all forms with signatures MUST BE POSTMARKED by September 1, 2016!
Current open positions are as follows:
Advisory Board
NW, 3yr position
NW Teen, 2yr position
SW 3yr position
SW 2yr position
SW Teen, 2yr position
SW Teen, 1yr position
SE, 3yr position
SE, 2yr position
SE Teen, 2yr position
SE Teen, 1yr position
NE, 3yr position
NE Teen, 2yr position
NE Teen, 1yr position

State Fair Board
Northwest District:
NW1 - four year term
Southwest District:
No positions open
Southeast District:
SE1 - four year term
SE2 - two year term
SE3 - three year term
Northeast District:
NE1 - four year term (currently held by Matt Harbin, Stevens County - he is eligible for reelection)
NE3 - three year term
Youth Positions:
YOUTH1 - two year term (traditionally an Eastside position)

YOUTH2 - one year term (traditionally a Westside position)
Staff Position:
STAFF1 - two year term (currently held by Janet Edwards)
Thank you for your attention to this message!
Tony Dell,  Program Coordinator   253-445-4583                                                           
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Lauren Hrncirik,
4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
509-754-2011 ext 4314
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
1525 E Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98837

Randy Williams,
Lincoln & (East) Adams
4-H Program Coordinator
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4104
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Karen Robertson,
WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams Area
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA  99169

Bridget Rohner,
WSU Extension Lincoln County Director
Youth, Family & Community Education
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4101
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Judy Boutain,
Office Assistant,
WSU Lincoln County Extension
Aaron Esser,
County Director, Adams County
Agronomist, Lincoln/Adams Area
(509) 659-3210

Kuber, Paul, Ph.D., 
NE WA Regional Livestock Specialist
(509) 725-4171 – Davenport
(509) 477-2185 – Spokane

Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Facilitator: Camille Nelson
Treasurer:  Alice Weber
Record Books:  Alice Weber

Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
President: Joy Wilken
Treasurer: Terry Connolly
Record Books: Jenny Kane

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Leaders
All volunteers, family, & teen leaders involved in horse projects
Facilitator: Robin Nachtigal

Camp Na-Bor-Lee
Director: Marci Dayton
Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website

Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page
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