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Annual report: County Agricultural Committee, Winnebago County: November 1, 1939 to October 31, 1940

4-H Club work,   pp. 16-18 PDF (862.3 KB)

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      As Dairy judging team
      B. Livestock judging team
      C. Crop judging team
      D. Agricultural demonstration team.
            Approximately 72 boys entered the county contests to try
and win places on county 4-H club teams and free trips to the
State Fair.
   11. 4-H exhibits at the county fair were exceptional. A1l
        departments were filled to capacity with increased exhibits
        this year in the 4-H divisions for swine, sheep, and poultry.
        This year's booths were far better tha n a year ago largely
        because loaders had a better understanding of the type of
        booth to be constructed.
   12, Total 4-H exhibits at the county fair in divisions were as
       follows -
         1. Dairy calves        76
         2, Beef calves           4
         3. Hogs                87
         4. Sheep               39
         5. Poultry            112
         6, Colts                 2
         7. Crop exhibits      200
         8, 4-H Booths          19
         9. Entries in cattle showmanship         33
       10. Entries in swine showmanship          16
       11. Entries in sheep shmvmanship          15
       12. Entries in horse showmanship           7
       13 339 Four-H boys and girls exhibited approximately
           1247 exhibits and won $1166.43 in prize money.
           A new project entered into the 1940 club program; the 4-H
club camp at the county fair. The county agent for several years
had visions of a 4-H camp at the county fair. This camp would be
an event planned for and anticipated by every 4-H club in the
county. Writh suitable food and housing conditions it could be
planned to climax the county 4-H club year at the county with
exhibits, booths, demonstrations, judging contests, etc.
           Four-H club members could come to the county fair and
take part in the activities of the fair while being housed under
favorable conditions,
           The first step was taken in 1939. A church stand was
contacted at the fair and furnished 4-H club members three good
meals a day for .75%. Tents for sleeping were promised but were
not available.
           In getting ready for the 1940 fair   the county 4-H
council invited the fair directors to meet with them to plan a 4-II
camp at the fair, As a result the fair association in 1940
furnished tests for a ments hail and dormitory. Cots were hired,
meals were conlacted for and served at the camp by a resturant. In
spite of the rain, a sucoea.ful camp was held.

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