Fairs & Contests


Richardson County 4-H/FFA Junior Fair

2017 Schedule of Events

2016 Richardson County Junior Fair Results

4-H/FFA Fairbook

Entry Forms

Animal Identification

Refer to the Animal Identification Guidelines for a breakdown of requirements for County, State, and Ak-Sar-Ben.  Deadlines are also outlined on the Animal Identification Guidelines.  All ID Sheets, DNA envelopes, and Breeding Nomination Cards must first be submitted to the Extension Office by the deadline.  The Extension Office will then send the information on to the State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben.

BEEF Breeding Beef Ownership Affidavit ID Sheet
Bucket Calf Affidavit ID Sheet
Feeder Calf Affidavit ID Sheet
Market Beef Affidavit ID Sheet
Cow/Calf Pair Affidavit ID Sheet
DAIRY Dairy Cattle Affidavit ID Sheet
Dairy Goat Affidavit ID Sheet
HORSE Horse Affidavit ID Sheet
MEAT GOAT Market Meat Goat Affidavit ID Sheet
Breeding Doe Affidavit ID Sheet
RABBIT Rabbit Affidavit ID Sheet
SHEEP Market Lamb Affidavit ID Sheet
Breeding Sheep Affidavit ID Sheet
SWINE Market Swine & Breeding Gilt Affidavit ID Sheet

Quality Assurance

Livestock Quality Assurance will be transitioning to Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) effective March 1st.  YQCA will be available through 4honline.com.  The cost will be $12.00 per youth per year.  Watch your email for more information as this new format rolls out.


Nebraska State Fair

August 25 - September4, 2017

2016 State Fair Results



September 28 - October 1, 2017

Fonner Park, Nebraska State Fair Grounds, Grand Island, Nebraska



Speaking Contest

    • SPEECH:  The Speech Contest provides 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly, organize their ideas, and have confidence.
    • PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  In the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, 4-H'ers submit a 60 second "radio commercial" promoting 4-H.  The PSA contest will be held via audio only (not in person).
    • PRESENTATIONS: Presentations provide 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly and convincingly, organize their ideas and present them in logical order, research subjects, have confidence in themsepves and emphasize the major points through the use of visuals or examples.


Music Contest

Performing music can be a way to gain self satisfaction or communicate with an audience.  Music sends messages with sound.  As you work on your project, you also will develop the life skills of communication, decision making, leadership, citizenship, coping with change, and learning how to learn.

    • Vocal
    • Piano
    • Instrumental


Shooting Sports


PASE/Life Challenge