The summer 4-H exhibit season is nearly upon us. 4-H members are given opportunities to display items or animals that they have made, grown, or raised while learning about their project. County Fairs provide an opportunity for members to place these items on exhibit to be critiqued by adults who are trained in or specialize in that project area and be viewed by the public.
Exhibits that are judged on the local level receive an award ribbon indicating the quality of the work done on the exhibit. A Blue Award indicates that the exhibit has met the standards of that exhibit — almost everything on the project was done well. A Red Award means that some improvement is needed and a White Award means that much improvement is needed on the exhibit.
The 4-H program in U of I Extension serving Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan and Scott counties, offers what is known as “conference judging” for their members. This is a one-on-one discussion between the 4-H member and the judge of that project area. A member learns from the conference with the judge, as well as improves his/her communication skills every time they exhibit.
More than four thousand projects are exhibited, judged and displayed in five different county fairs and exhibits this summer. All the exhibits are on display for public viewing. We invite you to come and see the outstand work of our 4-H members.
Greene County 4-H Fair- June 12-16, Greene County Fairgrounds, Carrollton
Calhoun 4-H Project Judging-June 26, U of I Extension office, Hardin
Morgan County Fair-July 8-13, Morgan County Fairgrounds, Jacksonville
Cass County Fair- July 15-19, Cass County Fairgrounds, Virginia
Scott County Fair-July 27-31, Scott County Fairgrounds, Winchester