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2013 4-H/FFA Exhibitors Handbooks and Entry Forms:
Handbooks are now available for download.
2013 4-H/FFA Exhibitor Handbook:
Click here to download the full book.
4-H/FFA Livestock Entry Form
4-H/FFA Small Animals Entry Form
4-H/FFA Family & Consumer Science Entry Form
Competitive Exhibitor Hours:
Tuesday Aug 19, 6pm, Livestock Barn
Sale registration 5-6pm
4-H Endowment Picnic 4pm, north of Livestock Barn
There is no better opportunity to support Idaho youth — purchase beef, pork or lamb at the Market Livestock Sale. Idaho's youth work for months raising their animals for market, usually for college funds. If a full beef or hog is too much meat, split it up with friends at work or family members. Businesses supporting the sale will receive a donor receipt for tax purposes.
Western Idaho Fair awards $1,000 scholarships to outstanding 4-H & FFA members pursuing higher education. Applications are due each year in April. For more information and a list of current scholarship recepients, click here.
Primary funding for the scholarship program comes from paid parking during the Fair. Scholarships are also sponsored in part by:
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Fairgoers are encouraged to explore the vast exhibition of Idaho's youth. From livestock events to small animals, photography to mechanics, 4-H and FFA youth work year-round on their projects to prepare for Western Idaho Fair exhibition. Viewing of these shows is free to fairgoers and a fantastic educational experience for families.
What is a Livestock Show?
Nearly 200 years ago, the very wealth of America was dependent upon strong, quality animals to feed families, just as it is today. The best way to improve this quality was by exhibition. Farmers brought their very top cattle, sheep and hogs to town, creating our first agricultural fairs. Judging one another's stock was important to improve breed quality traits and farmers could buy and sell their livestock while at the fair.
Today's shows are very similar, but farm economics have tightened severely, and far fewer ranchers and farmers are in business. A good note is that at least in this neck of the woods, 4-H and FFA numbers are thriving. Our livestock and small animal exhibitors are filling our barns for lively competition throughout the week.
What is 4-H?
Teaching youth everything from leadership skills to public speaking, and enforcing fair play, honor and commitment, the 4-H program is a marvelous American institution. The project work of 4-H members is displayed in Center Expo, or catch animal competitions all week. For more 4-H information, check out Idaho 4-H or the National 4-H program.
What is FFA?
Not just blue jackets! FFA is a dynamic youth organization, part of agricultural education programs in middle and high schools. With a wide curriculum available to them, FFA youth prepare for more than 300 career opportunities in agriculture, along with public speaking, leadership and parliamentary procedure skillsets. The National FFA Convention is the world's largest youth convention. FFA information can be found on the Idaho Web site or the national site.