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4-H Special Edition State Fair

Pictured is Shawn McAfee showing in the Special Edition Iowa State Fair Swine Show.
Pictured is Shawn McAfee showing in the Special Edition Iowa State Fair Swine Show.

In the spirit of tradition, the Iowa State Fairgrounds was excited to host the 2020 Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show. Held with the same prestige and competition found at the Iowa State Fair, this 2020 Special Edition will showcase the superior showmanship, hard work, and determination of Iowa’s 4-H youth. This Special Edition show followed all Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC recommendations for social distancing, hand washing and sanitization. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows was spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

“We can’t thank the Iowa State Fair Board and staff enough for their support and cooperation to provide an exhibition opportunity for our 4-H youth livestock members,” said Debbie Nistler, Iowa 4-H state program leader for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “The life skills these young people gain from their livestock project experience is invaluable and the Iowa State Fair is the culmination of that experience.”

Purpose: To support the mission statement of the Iowa State Fair by providing an opportunity for Iowa 4-H youth to showcase their hard work and livestock projects.

Congrats to ALL Clarke County Exhibitors!

• Elli Blackford with the Osceola Go-Getters:

blue ribbon with Breeding Heifer- Simmental, 1st place purple ribbon with Breeding Heifer- Foundation Simmental,

•Macy Jacobson with Osceola Go-Getters:

2nd place purple ribbon for Crossbred Market Steer Class, 5th Overall Market Beef out of Div. 1 Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer, 1st place purple ribbon Market Swine- Birkshire, Champion Berkshire Market Hog, 1st place purple ribbon with Market Swine- Crossbred Market Barrows, Resrve Champion Overall Market Pig, Champion Crossbred Market Barrow

•Drew Jacobson with Osceola Go-Getters:

1st place purple ribbon Crossbred Market Steer Class, Div. 3 Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer, 1st place purple ribbon Breeding Gilt- Duroc, Reserve Champion Duroc Breeding Gilt

•Maisy Davis with Osceola Chargers:

1st place purple ribbon Rabbits- Sr. Buck Fancy, Best Opposite Sex of Variety, red ribbon Rabbits Sr. Doe Fancy, white ribbon Rabbits- Sr. Doe fancy, blue ribbon Rabbits- Sr. Doe Fancy, white ribbon Rabbits- Sr. Doe Fancy

•Delanie Erwin with Fremont Feenix:

1st place purple ribbon Breeding Ewe- White Face Commercial Ewes, Reserve Champion White Face Commercial Ewe, blue ribbon Breeding Ewe- Black Face Commercial Ewes, blue ribbon Breeding Ewe- Black Face Commercial Ewe, 3rd place purple ribbonMarket Sheep- White Face Cross Market Lambs, blue ribbon Market Sheep- Black Face Market Lambs

•Hunter Parmer with Cooking Club

blue ribbon Breeding Ewe- Black Face Commercial Ewe, blue ribbon Market Sheep- Black Face Market Lambs, blue ribbon Market Sheep- Black Face Market Lambs, blue ribbon Market Sheep- Black Face Market Lambs

•Braden Andrew with Osceola Go-Getters:

blue ribbon Market Sheep- Black Face Market Lambs, blue ribbon Market Sheep- Black Face Market Lambs

•Kolter Good with K.W. Hustlers:

3rd place purple ribbon Breeding Gilts- Hampshire, blue ribbon Breeding Gilts- Hereford, blue ribbon Breeding Gilts- Commercial Gilts

•Daniel Little with Osceola Go-Getters:

3rd place blue ribbon Breeding Gilts- Landrace, 2nd place purple ribbon Breeding Gilts- Landrace, Reserve Champion Landrace Breeding Gilt, blue ribbon Market Swine- Landrace, blue ribbon Market Swine- Landrace, blue ribbon Market Swine- Landrace

•Kelli McAfee with Osceola Go-Getters:

blue ribbon Bredding Gilts- Commercial Gilts blue ribbon Breeding Gilts- Commercial Gilts, blue ribbon Market Swine- Crossbred Market Barrows

•Shawn McAfee with Osceola Go-Getters:

purple ribbon Breeding Gilts- Commercial Gilts, blue ribbon Market Swine- Crossbred Market Gilts, blue ribbon Market Swine- Crossbred Market Gilts

•Nolan Gannon with Triple Troopers:

purple ribbon Beginners Novice A, Reserve Cahmpion Beginners Novice A

•Aleksys Gannon with Triple Troopers:

purple ribbon Beginners Nove A, purple ribbon Intermediate Rally (Grades 7-8)

•Lane Whirrett with Osceola Go-Getters:

blue ribbon Preferred Novice B, Reserve Champion Preferred Novice B, blue ribbon Novice A, blue ribbon Senior Rally (Grades 9-12), blue ribbon Senior Rally (Grades 9-12)