The 4-H Livestock show runs for four days, from Thursday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 27 (except for 4-H Lamas, which show during the Open Class Llamas). 4-H Livestock departments include:
The 4-H program offers programming throughout the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair, serving more than 5,500 exhibitors and showcasing building exhibits, demonstrations, Share the Fun programs, County Arts In programs and other opportunities for youth participation.
Other 4-H contests include Herdsmanship, Showmanship, Judging Teams, Public Presentations, Non-Livestock Exhibits and County Club exhibits.
The Minnesota State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship (formerly the Ben C. Hallberg Rural Youth Scholarship) was established in 1994 to help further the educational endeavors of young adults from greater Minnesota. Up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 each will be made available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2017, with participation in the current year’s Minnesota State Fair.GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES FOR ENTRY: The 4-H premium book is available annually to view and print in early June. For more information, please contact your local 4-H leader, Extension agent or the state’s Center for 4-H Youth Development for further details: http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/state-fair/resources.html.
MINNESOTA 4-H DAIRY SHOWCASE: The 9th annual Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase awarded more than $51,000 to 25 deserving youth.
MINNESOTA 4-H PURPLE RIBBON AUCTION: in 2016, the 37th annual Minnesota 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction raised almost $600,000 benefiting 4-H youth in the form of premiums and scholarships.
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