Showing posts from July, 2013

Are You Ready for the Western Idaho Fair?

It's that time of year again! There are many deadlines and important dates coming up, be sure to check your fairbook so you don't miss any of them. Here's a few to watch for:

July 26th: Horse Fair Entry forms are due to the Extension Office by 5 pm. These forms can be faxed (287-5909), mailed, or emailed ( August 1st: All other fair entry forms are due to the Extension Office by 5 pm. These forms can also be faxed, emailed, mailed, or entered online at 10th: Interview Evaluations for the Horse Project only. Interviews are held at the Double Nickel Ranch. Your 4-H club leader will notify you of your interview times.August 13th and 14th: Interview Evaluations for all other projects. The interview is mandatory, call 287-5900 to schedule an interview time. August 15th: Bring your animals to the fair. Refer to the fairbook for times to bring each species. August 16th: First day of the Western Idaho Fair! Parents need to buy their par…

2013 Horse Fair Entry Forms

The 2013 Horse Fair Entry Forms are available for the Western Idaho Fair! The entry forms are due to the Ada County Extension Office on Friday, July 26 by 5 pm. You can also fax them to 287-5909.

The forms have been combined this year into a two page form. The Hi-Point election form and the Hunter Hack permission form are included. You will still need to include the breed awards and stall requests with the fair entry form. If you are entering the Versatility Classes the $10 livestock fee must be included with your entry.

Refer to the fair book for classes and more requirements.

Horse Fair Entry FormInstructions

Oral Presentations

Over and over teachers say they can pick out students who have been in 4-H because of their ability to give effective oral presentations.In Idaho, an oral presentation is a required component to complete every 4-H project.
New, updated resource materials are available to help youth learn to refine their presentation skills.Speak up with Confidence: Tips on Presenting in Nine Key Areas is available on the State 4-H website (, then look under Project Publications.Youth and adult volunteers alike may use this publication to learn more about how to become a confident, polished public speaker.Each of the nine tip sheets in this publication can be used as a stand-alone document to practice and learn more about some element of a presentation.Here’s a preview -
Tips on Presenting #1 – Putting Parts of a Presentation Together describes three basic parts of any presentation, components of each part, and how the presentation can flow from one par…