4-H Members To Participate In Richland County Fair & Rodeo

4-H focuses on growing confident, capable and caring youth through science, citizenship and healthy living projects. Projects provide hands on learning in over 200 different project areas. 4-H has come a long way since its national beginning in 1902 and now offers a wide variety of projects including animal science, aerospace, robotics, woodworking, entomology, shooting sports, sport fishing, babysitting, sewing, quilting, gardening, leathercraft, photography, cooking, leadership and many more. Along with the projects, 4-H members attend many events and activities that have an emphasis on citizenship, service learning and leadership. All the members in Richland County practice service learning by completing community service projects at the club and county level. Youth also attend local, regional, state and national workshops and events that aid them in learning and developing leadership skill throughout the 4-H year. Currently, Richland County 4-H has 243 members, 101 registered volunteers and 10 community 4-H clubs.

This year at the 2022 Richland County Fair and Rodeo, 4-H members will be showcasing all that they have learned and accomplished during the 4-H year, which runs from October to September. Member's static projects will be on display from Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. to the conclusion of the fair on Saturday, Aug. 6. The horse show will be on Monday, Aug. 1 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend the horse show and cheer on the members for all their hard work this year. The poultry and rabbit shows will be held on Tuesday Aug. 2. The poultry show starts at 2 p.m. and the rabbit show will follow beginning at 5 p.m. The public is invited to come to the poultry and rabbit shows to watch the members showcase all their dedication to these year-long projects. The livestock shows will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m. and continue on Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. On Thursday afternoon 4-H will hold the dog and cat show which will be followed with the small animal round robin which includes poultry, rabbits, dogs and cats. On Friday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m., they will start the large animal round robin that includes beef, dairy, hogs, lambs, goats, horses, alpaca and llamas. At 1 p.m., is the annual Cloverbud Parade followed by the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the market livestock program will be holding their annual sale on Friday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. Check out the indoor exhibits, walk through the livestock barns and chat with 4-H members as they work the 4-H food booth.

4-H in Richland County has so much to be thankful for, they have a great 4-H program and even better community support. They want all of the 4-H supporters to know how much they are appreciated! Richland County is strong and growing because of all who champion for them.

Clubs in Richland County: Badlands Brushpoppers, Brorson Farmhands, Fair View, Forever Buds, Missouri River Ranchers, North Road Renegades, Richland Aces, Richland Rockets, Three Buttes and Yellowstone Valley Trailblazers:

Food Booth

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Thursday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Exhibit Building Hours:

Wednesday: 1-10 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. -10 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

4-H Calendar of Events:

Monday, Aug. 1

8:30 a.m.-Horse Show: Fair Grandstands

9 a.m.-2 p.m.-Indoor Interview Judging: 4-H Exhibit Building

9 a.m.-2 p.m.-Optional delivery for Poultry and Rabbits

Tuesday, Aug. 2

8 a.m.-12 p.m.-Entry of Hogs, Sheep, Goats, Beef, Dairy, Alpaca & Llama

8-12 p.m.-Weighing of Market Animals, Ultra-sounding

1 p.m.- Poultry and Rabbits need to be on grounds by this time

2 p.m.- Judging of Poultry (includes Cloverbuds): 4-H Arena

5 p.m.-Judging of Rabbits (includes Cloverbuds): 4-H Arena

Wednesday, Aug. 3

8:30 a.m.- 4-H Livestock Judging of Swine, Sheep, Goat, Alpaca & Llama: 4-H Arena

12 p.m.-Lunch Break

1 p.m.-4-H Judging of Dairy and Breeding Beef: 4-H Arena

5 p.m.-4-H Market Beef Judging: 4-H Arena

Thursday, Aug. 4

8 a.m.-4-H Showmanship (Sr., Jr. & Novice) Hog, Sheep, Goat, Alpaca, Llama & Beef: 4-H Arena

4 p.m.-Judging of Dogs, Cats: 4-H Arena

5 p.m.-Small Animal Round Robin: 4-H Arena

Friday, Aug. 5

8 a.m.-Large Animal Round Robin (Sr. & Jr.): 4-H Arena

1 p.m.- Cloverbud Animal Parade: 4-H Arena

1:30 p.m.-Trophy & Awards presentation: 4-H Arena

3 p.m. -4-H Livestock Sale: 4-H Arena

Saturday, Aug. 6

10 a.m.-Member & Alumni Fun Event

1-2 p.m.-Horse Check Out (if not during this time, must wait until Sunday)

Sunday, Aug. 7

7 a.m.-10 a.m.-Check out of all 4-H exhibits, including livestock


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