Jefferson County 4-H’ers exhibit at Iowa State Fair
Jefferson County 4-H’ers earned ribbons and recognition at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.
Jefferson County 4-H’ers Danielle Garrison and Alison Dickinson advanced from The $15 Challenge at the Jefferson County Fair to participate in the Iowa State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event at Iowa State University. The Awardrobe Clothing Event provides youth with opportunities to attend educational workshops and learn about career opportunities in the field of apparel, merchandising and design; engage in hands-on service learning activities; meet 4H’ers from across Iowa; and enhance communication and stage presence skills through interviews and modeling selected or constructed garments in a public runway show.
The agriculture and natural resources exhibit had 300 entries. Jefferson County exhibitors were: Jordon Baker and Samuel Dickinson of Stockport, Hidden Hazards Display- Red; Jacob Greiner of Lockridge, Ant Farm- Blue; Hunter Lock of Packwood, On the Moove- Blue; Malcolm Myers of Packwood, Accurate Ammo Poster- Red; and Trent Taglauer of Brighton, Hydroponic Garden- Blue.
More than 125 citizenship entries were judged. 4-H’ers can design their own citizenship project and present the results.
Jefferson County exhibitors were: Maxwell Anderson of Fairfield, Can You Help? Poster- Red; and Kaitlyn Daugherty of Fairfield, My Gold Award Poster- Red.
A total of 360 clothing and fashion, sewing and needle arts entries were judged. Jefferson County exhibitors were: Kaitlyn Conger of Hedrick, Quilted Turkey Runner-Red; Kaitlyn Daugherty of Fairfield, Red Infinity Dress- Red; and Hollie Nelson of Lockridge, Modern Maze Quilt- Blue.
Nearly 1,000 creative arts entries were judged. Jefferson County exhibitors were: Kaitlin Clemmons of Fairfield, Fall Tree Photograph- Red; Trenton Conger of Hedrick, Mountain River Photograph- Blue; Kristen Daugherty of Fairfield, Girl and Birdbath Photography Series- Red; Kristen Daugherty of Fairfield, Brown Bear Painting- Red; Alison Dickinson of Keosauqua, Winter Photograph- Blue; Jacob Greiner of Lockridge, Log In Water Photograph- Red; Jacob Greiner of Lockridge, Metal Birdbath Sculpture- Blue; Katherine Hull of Batavia, Coral Rose Photograph- Red; Avery Phillips of Richland, Stone Teepee Photograph- Blue; Whitney Phillips of Richland, Zebra Drawing- Red; and Kaitlyn Post of Fairfield, White Flower Photograph- Blue.
The food and nutrition exhibits included 500 exhibits.
Jefferson County exhibitors were: Ashlee Hardeman of Fairfield, Yeast Rolls- Blue; Natalie Jones of Fairfield, Apple Pie- Red; and Abby Melcher of Fairfield, Dutch Letters- Blue.
The home improvement entries included 400 projects. Jefferson County exhibitors were: Jolea Burkhart of Fairfield, Shadow Box Wall Hanging- Blue; Kaitlyn Conger of Hedrick, Wooden Child’s Chair- Blue; and Kaitlyn Daugherty of Fairfield, Chore Chart- Red.
The science, engineering, and technology entries included more than 400 projects. Jefferson County exhibitors were: Kristen Daugherty of Fairfield, Five Second Rule Poster- Blue; and AJ Greiner of Lockridge, Farm Boys Learn A Lot Poster- Red.
More than 100 self-determined entries, projects that don’t fit into traditional categories, were judged. Jefferson County exhibitors were: Chelsea Lanphier of Packwood, 8th Grade Scrapbook- White.
Jefferson County 4-H’er Alison Dickinson of Keosauqua performed during the Share-the-Fun event in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. She sang and played the piano. Performers receive evaluation comments from a judge, but are not ranked; the purpose is to entertain the audience and have fun while doing it.
4-H’ers compete in three categories of oral communication: educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking, and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H’ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H’ers invite passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate. In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H’ers prepare a speech in 30 minutes and deliver it to an audience. In poster communication, the 4-H’er conveys a message visually.
Jefferson County 4-H’ers giving educational presentations were: Maxx Anderson of Fairfield, Modge Podge Pictures, received Recognition; and Danielle Garrison of Fairfield, My Girl Scout Experience, received Merit.
Kaitlyn Post of Fairfield presented a working exhibit, T-Shirt Bags, and received Excellence.
Alison Dickinson of Keosauqua participated extemporaneous and received Merit.
Jefferson County 4-H youth showed livestock during the second week of the Iowa State Fair. Jefferson County exhibitors placed as follows:
Breeding Beef, Shorthorn Plus — Avery Bennett of Richland, Champion Shorthorn Plus, 4th Overall Breeding Heifer, 2 Purples.
Breeding Beef, Commercial Heifer — Megan Black of Batavia, Blue; and Mackenzie Martin of Batavia, Blue.
Breeding Beef, Maine-Anjou Hi% — Cale Martin of Batavia, Blue.
Breeding Sheep, Black Face Commercial Ewe — Kaitlyn Post, Fairfield, Blue.
Market Sheep, Market Lamb — Payton Lock of Packwood, Purple; and Kaitlyn Post of Fairfield, Blue.
Performance Lambs, Division 3 — Payton Lock of Packwood, Purple.
Performance Lambs, Division 2 — Kaitlyn Post of Fairfield, Blue.
Four 4-H’ers won showmanship honors at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Kaitlyn Post from Jefferson County received a purple ribbon for her outstanding ability in the show ring with her sheep. Payton Lock also was honored for showmanship in the sheep show with a blue. Cale Martin and Mackenzie Martin were honored with blues in the beef show.
Most shows evaluate the animals, but the showmanship award reflects the 4-H member’s ability to prepare and exhibit the animal in the show ring.