Exhibitors Guide - FFA (All Divisions)
Department II - FFA
General Introduction

​Michael Jeske – Superintendent

The objectives of the Thurston County FFA Exhibition are:

  • To feature and display agricultural products from our programs including livestock, mechanics, plants and displays of all kinds.
  • To help in the training of youth through educational contests, displays and demonstrations.
  • To promote the welfare of farm people and rural living.
  • To promote wholesome, worthwhile educational, and entertainment activities for the interest of all people.
  • To institute and carry out both short and long range planning.
  • To present, for public viewing, a well-balanced and wide variety of exhibits and displays.
  • To feature the rich heritage of our state, as well as the features of the present, and anticipated changes for future ways of living.
  • To conform with rules and regulations as set forth in the Washington State Agricultural Fairs Laws.

FFA RULES

NEW VET CHECK ENTRY TIMES

​8:30am-3pm​Early entrance and Vet check for 4-H
.....Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn
​3pm-5pm​VET CHECK not available. No animals will be allowed to enter the fair at this time.
​5pm-8pm​Later entrance and Vet check for 4-H
.....Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn

Large Animals only New Policy. Exhibitors with more than one species will have priority parking in the lower parking lot on Sunday morning for haul out. The Exhibitors will be given a tag/number prior to haul out. Exhibitors will be able to pick up their species in the barns order. (Pig Barn, Sheep-Goat, Llama and then on to Beef Barn in that order). If you need one species from another barn before the first barn order then you will have to pick up the species you want in first and then loop around and get back in line to pick up the next species. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK THEIR ANIMALS ACROSS FROM ONE DEFINED AREA TO ANOTHER. No Horse will be allowed to walk up the hill to another barn to be loaded. This requirement protects animals from cross contamination and ALL exhibitors are expected to comply.

  1. READ GENERAL RULES AND FFA RULES.
  2. Entries forms must be submitted to the Fair Office by June 30.
  3. Each division superintendent shall have the power to allocate space with approval of Fair Board.
  4. All male livestock must be registered or eligible for registration.
  5. Projects may be exhibited in the name of the chapter when projects are the result of the instructional program.
  6. Members must own on/or before June 1, the livestock they show, except market animals.
  7. All entries must be shown by the owner, unless chapter owned.
  8. Members must do herdsmanship. Chapters are responsible for the appearance of the barn and other assigned areas.
  9. Exhibitors must be accompanied by their advisor, who will supervise students and assist with activities as assigned.
  10. Official FFA Stall Cards and exhibit cards must be used.
  11. Paid-up Thurston County FFA members may exhibit. Out of county FFA members may exhibit if space is available.
  12. All Exhibitors will show in official FFA dress for showmanship, except Dairy may wear whites with their FFA jacket.
  13. Educational material is required for all exhibits.
  14. Entry limits are: Dairy, Beef, and Swine, two per lot, ten head per exhibitor.
  15. Round Robin Fitting and Showing open to Grand Champion designated winners in all FFA fitting and showing classes. Eligible until out of high school one year.
  16. Rules of Conduct:
    1. FFA members must follow and are under the rules of the local school district, and during the FFA Exhibition must follow special rules pertaining to the Exhibition.
    2. FFA members must follow the FFA Code of Ethics as adopted in the 1952 National FFA Convention found in the Official FFA Manual.
    3. Disciplinary Action: Students out of compliance with the rules of the Exhibition will be first dealt with by the advisor. If this action does not remedy the situation, then the responsible supervisory person shall deal with the issue. A state staff person shall deal with any difficulty beyond this point.
  17. Chapter limited to one chapter herd per series.
  18. Exhibitor MUST fit and show to receive premiums and enter Market Sale animal.
  19. All membership dues will be paid by March 1st, exceptions will be made by the superintendent and an appointed committee.
  20. No article or animal may be judged for more than one premium. Exceptions: fitting and showing, fashion revue, or similar type activity. (See 4H rule #7)
Division A - FFA Contests

​Mike Mensonides - Superintendent

Class 1 - HERDSMANSHIP
RULES

  1. All members must participate. All work must be done by exhibitors. Awards will be based on daily average score. A chapter must compete for a sweepstakes award. Herdsmanship judged by fair’s herdsmanship judge.
  2. Chapter species need to average 75% in herdsmanship for members to receive fair premiums.
  3. Points allotted on:
       100-80 Blue
       79-65 Red
       64-50 White

LOT

  1. Beef
  2. Dairy
  3. Goats
  4. Swine
  5. Sheep
  6. Poultry
  7. Rabbits
  8. Llama

CLASS 2 - JUDGING CONTESTS
Geraldine Maxfield – Dairy Superintendent
Elaine Lewis – Livestock Superintendent

RULES

  1. Event may be canceled due to animal availability. Consult with event superintendent to confirm.
  2. Premiums to Thurston County members only. Banners to top three teams in each contest.

POINTS:  BLUE - 21  RED - 14  WHITE - 7

LOT

  1. Dairy CDE
  2. Livestock CDE
Division B - Fitting and Showing

​Contact species superintendent for specific instruction

RULES

  1. All training and showing of animals both prior to and during the Fair must be done by member.

POINTS:  BLUE - 75  RED - 55  WHITE - 35

CLASS 1- Beef
CLASS 2- Dairy
CLASS 3- Dairy Goat
CLASS 4- Meat Goat
CLASS 5- Sheep
CLASS 6- Swine
CLASS 7- Poultry
CLASS 8- Rabbit
CLASS 9- Llama

LOT

  1. Novice - No experience showing species before January 1 of the current calendar year.
  2. Junior - 7th & 8th graders plus those with no more than two years showing.
  3. Senior - All with more than two years showing.

NOTE - If you showed the species one or more times in a previous calendar year that counts as one year’s experience.

CLASS 10 - ANIMAL HANDLING EXPERIENCE

RULES

  1. Holders must be from Thurston County.
  2. Holders will compete with only those in their classes.
  3. Animals will be brought from stalls and returned.

POINTS: 15 Total

LOT

  1. Dairy
  2. Livestock

CLASS 11 - FFA EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE CENTER
Sarah Studeman – Superintendent

POINTS: 100 Per Chapter

​WednesdayYelm​
​Thursday​Rochester
​FridayRainier
​Saturday​​North Thurston
​Sunday​Tenino

 

CLASS 12 - ROUND ROBIN
Geraldine Maxfield – Superintendent

LOT

  1.  Champions of each species

RULES

  1. Grand Champion from each of the fitting and showing lots.
  2. All participants are eligible through current year graduates.
  3. Students can only enter one species in each Round Robin.
  4. Reserve Champions will fill the vacant positions when a Grand Champion is unable to fill a species area.
  5. AWARDS POINTS:  BLUE - 75  RED - 50  WHITE - 25              
  6. Rosettes and Belt Buckle
    1. Champion Sponsor: Outhouse Plumbing–Bob Crossland (Grand buckle)
    2. Reserve Champion Sponsor: Roland and Loraine Knorr (Res. Grand buckle)
Division C - FFA Dairy Science

​Hillary Hull - Superintendent

POINTS:  BLUE - 75  RED - 55  WHITE - 35

​JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE​ROSETTE ONLY
​SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE​ROSETTE ONLY
​CHAMPION FEMALE​ROSETTE ONLY
​RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE​​ROSETTE ONLY

 Rosettes awarded at discretion of the judge.

CLASS 1 - JERSEY
CLASS 2 - HOLSTEIN
CLASS 3 - BROWN SWISS
CLASS 4 - AYRSHIRE
CLASS 5 - GUERNSEY
CLASS 6 - MILKING SHORTHORN
CLASS 7 - OTHER BREEDS

LOT

  1.  Junior Heifer Calf born after March 1 current year.
  2. Intermediate Heifer Calf born between Dec. 1 prior year and Feb. 28 current year.
  3. Senior Heifer Calf born between Sept. 1 prior year and Nov. 30 prior year.
  4. Junior Yearling Heifer born between March 1 prior year and August 31 prior year.
  5. Senior Yearling Heifer born between Sept. 1 two years previous and Feb. 28 prior year.
  6. Senior Yearling in milk and Junior Two-Year-Old Cow born between March 1 and Aug. 31 two years prior.
  7. Senior Two-Year-Old Cow born between Sept. 1 three years prior and Feb. 28 two years previous.
  8. Three-Year-Old Cow born Sept. 1 four years prior and Sept. 1 three years prior.
  9. Four-Year-Old Cow born between Sept. 1 five years prior and Sept. 1 four years prior.
  10. Aged Cow five years and over, born before Sept. 1 five years prior.
  11. Dry cow, three years and over, born before Sept. 1 three years prior.
  12. Feeder steer, non-sale must be under 1 year of age.
  13. CHAPTER HERDS: A chapter herd shall consist of five animals (all females). Two or more owners must be represented. The animals may be any age (four months of age or older). All animals of the chapter herd must be exhibited in the individual classes. A chapter may enter no more than one chapter herd.

POINTS:  BLUE - 40  RED - 30  WHITE - 20

Division D - FFA Goat Science

​Dawn Lantz – Superintendent
Note: Those registered animals entered in Open Class may be reassigned pens
at discretion of superintendent.

DAIRY BREEDS

CLASS 1 - Alpine

CLASS 2 - Nubian

CLASS 3 - Saanen

CLASS 4 - Toggenburg

CLASS 5 - La Mancha

CLASS 6 - Oberhasli

CLASS 7 - Crossbred Dairy

CLASS 8 - Other Purebreds

MEAT BREEDS

CLASS 9 - KINDER

CLASS 10 - BOER

CLASS 11 - CROSS BREED MEAT

CLASS 12 - PYGMY

LOT

  1. Doelings born April, May, June (must be born by July 1)
  2. Doelings born in January, February, or March of this year
  3. Does under two years of age NEVER in milk
  4. Does under two years, in milk – dairy breeds only
  5. Does two years and under three years, in milk – dairy breeds only
  6. Does three years and under four years, in milk – dairy breeds only
  7. Does four years and under five years, in milk – dairy breeds only
  8. Does five years and over, in milk – dairy breeds only
  9. Dam & Daughter
  10. Wether (meat breeds only)
  11. Chapter Herd - Best five milkers. Two or more owners must be represented. A chapter may enter only one chapter herd.

POINTS:

LOT​BLUERED​WHITE​
​​A - C​50​35​25
D - H​75​55​35
I - J​50​35​25
K​40​30​20

 

CLASS 13 - Market (meat) Goat Non-Sale

LOT

  1.  Market (meat) Goat non-sale animal - Champion and Reserve Champion

 

CLASS 14 - Market (meat) Goat Sale

LOT

  1. Market (meat) Goat - sale animal grade blue ribbon - Champion and Reserve Champion

Ribbons only, one champion and one reserve champion will be selected from Lot A-C and D-H from each class. Jr. Champions and Sr. Champions will compete for grand
champion and reserve champion. Grand Champions will compete for best doe.

JUNIOR CHAMPION - EACH BREED
JR RESERVE CHAMPION - EACH BREED
SENIOR CHAMPION - EACH BREED
SR RESERVE CHAMPION - EACH BREED
JR GRAND CHAMPION
SR GRAND CHAMPION
BEST DOE

Division E - FFA Beef Science

Angie Karnes & Mark Sloan - Co-Superintendents
Rule: Breeding stock - females, purebred or high grades, breed definitely recognizable.

CLASS 1 - ANGUS
CLASS 2 - HEREFORD
CLASS 3 - SHORTHORN
CLASS 4 - LIMOUSIN
CLASS 5 - SIMENTAL
CLASS 6 - OTHER BREEDS
CLASS 7 - CROSSBREEDS
CLASS 8 - MARKET STEERS

POINTS:  BLUE - 75  RED - 55  WHITE - 35

LOT

  1. Junior Heifer Calf, calved after Jan. 1 current year, over four months of age.
  2. Senior Heifer Calf, calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 previous year.
  3. Summer Yearling Heifer, calved between May 1 and Aug. 31 previous year.
  4. Junior Yearling Heifer, calved between Jan. 1 and April 30, previous year.
  5. Senior Yearling Heifer, calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, two years previous.
  6. Two-Year-Old Female, calved between April 1 and Aug. 31
  7. Three-Year-Old Female, calved between April 1 and March 31
  8. Cows, calved before March 31, four years previous
  9. Junior Bull Calf, calved after Jan. 1 current year, over 4 mos. of age (must be purebred).
  10. Senior bull calf, born btw Sept. 1 and Jan 1 previous year
  11. Yearling bull calf, born btw Jan 1 and Aug 31 previous year
  12. Cow & Calf
  13. Get of Sire (3 animals, both sexes represented).
  14.  Pair of bulls; all owned by one exhibitor of farm.
  15. Pair of heifers; all owned by one exhibitor or farm
  16. Produce of Dam; (3 animals, both sexes represented).
  17. Best Three Head; three animals, any age or sex, all bred and owned by one exhibitor or farm. ONE ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR.
  18. Chapter Herd of five animals any breed (A chapter may enter one chapter herd).

 

STEERS

POINTS:  BLUE - 75  RED - 55  WHITE - 35

Each exhibitor is permitted to enter three steers. Only dehorned or naturally polled steers will be eligible to show. Any steer having horns over two inches long from the skin at the base of the horn to the tip will be disqualified. There will be no breed classes for steers. If there are more than 15 entries, steers will be divided into two or more classes according to weight, by judgment of committee.

  1.  Each steer exhibitor must own his/her animal for 60 days before the exhibition and give them personal care and supervision from that date on.
  2.  Steers will be broken into two classes – feeder steers and slaughter steers, according to the discretion of the judge.
  3.  Slaughter steers must be under 2 years old. Steers will be classified into market grades and placed within the grade. Ribbons will be used to designate the grades as follows:

Choice & Select (yield grades 1 & 2) BLUE
Select (yield grades 3 & 4) RED
Good Grades WHITE
The latest revision to the grade standards will apply.

LOT

  1. Sale Slaughter steers
  2. Non Sale Slaughter steers
  3. Feeder steers (under 600 lbs.)
  4. Feeder steers (over 601 lbs.)
Division F - FFA Sheep Science

​Darla Sheppard - Superintendent
Note: Those registered animals entered in Open Class may be reassigned pens at discretion of superintendent.

CLASS 1 - CHEVIOT
CLASS 2 - DORSET
CLASS 3 - HAMPSHIRE
CLASS 4 - ROMNEY
CLASS 5 - SHROPSHIRE
CLASS 6 - COLUMBIA
CLASS 7 - SOUTHDOWN
CLASS 8 - SUFFOLK
CLASS 9 - MONTADALE
CLASS 10 - OTHER BREEDS
CLASS 11 - CROSSBREED
CLASS 12 - MARKET LAMB

LOT

  1. Yearling ram, one - two years
  2. Ram lamb, three months – one year
  3. Ewe, two years and older
  4. Ewe, one year and under two years
  5. Ewe, lamb under one year
  6. Pair of ewe lambs with lamb(s) shown in lot E.
  7. Exhibitor’s Flock-consists of one aged or yearling ewe and one ewe lamb and one yearling or ram lamb which was shown in the above lots by the same exhibitor.
  8. Best pair-2 animals shown in lots A-E by the same exhibitor
  9. Feeder
  10. Pair of yearling ewes with ewes shown in lot D.
  11. Market lamb-non-sale animal-Champion and Reserve Champion
  12. Market lamb-sale animal-choice or select-Champion and Reserve Champion

POINTS:  BLUE - 50  RED - 40  WHITE - 30
Singles
POINTS:  BLUE - 40  RED - 30  WHITE - 20

  1. Chapter Herd One per chapter to consist of 5 sale or non-sale market lambs or five breeding sheep shown by chapter members. The five sheep must represent two or    more individual exhibitors from the same chapter.

Fitting and showing ribbons are donated by Outhouse Plumbing, Bob Crossland.
The following rosettes will be awarded at the discretion of the judge:

  • CHAMPION
  • RESERVE CHAMPION

​CLASS 13

LOT

  1. Dapper Sheep Crew Contest

Dapper Sheep Crew Contest
Saturday, August 3, 11 am in the West Arena. No premium points

Purpose: The purpose of this contest is to provide 4-H and FFA members an opportunity to have fun and demonstrate their ability to work together in a safe and humane manner to groom and prepare a sheep for show.

Eligibility: This contest is open to all 4-H and FFA Sheep show persons. The crew will be composed of a combination of three 4-H and FFA project members: i.e., 2 4-H and 1 FFA; 2 FFA and 1 4-H.

General Rules: Each crew will be provided a sheep and all grooming equipment and supplies:

  • Sheep stand
  • 2 Hand shears (1 large, 1 small)
  • 2 Wool Cards
  • 1 Soft bristle brush
  • 1 Hard bristle brush
  • Groom rags—dry, with no grooming aids added
  • 1 Gallon of water and a Bucket—no other water is allowed
  • Hoof trimmers
  • Halter

Not Allowed:

  • Electric equipment (electric shears, blowers, etc.)
  • Commercial products (soap, hoof black/Sharpie marker, whiteners, etc.)
  • Razor blades or any items containing any type of razor blades
  • Scissors
  • Spray containers

Procedures:

  1. Register crew. (At time of written quiz).
  2. One crew member will complete a written quiz prior to beginning of the arena event. Resources for questions will be all be in Cooperative Extension publications: EM3125 4-H Member Manual Advanced Livestock Science; PNW 679 Judging Sheep and Oral Reasons 101; K-State publication Market Lamb Showmanship from Start to Finish.
  3. Thirty (30) minutes will be allowed for grooming the sheep.
  4. Following grooming, crew members will have 15 minutes to practice showing the sheep. All members may assist, but only one will be selected by the team to do the final showing.
  5. The second member will do final showing.
  6. The third member will judge the class and conduct oral reasons for the Judges based on the class. The class will consist of market lambs or breeding ewes (age for breeding ewes is dependent on availability).

​Basis of Judging:

  1. Grooming: 15 points possible points
    Awarded on the method the crew demonstrated to clean and prepare the sheep for show. Use tools correctly.
  2. Teamwork: 15 points possible
    Teamwork points are based on how well the crew is organized for each member to have their own task to perform, if all participate equally, and if total job is finished in the allotted time.
    • Be well organized. Each crew member should have their own tasks.
    • Space out to work.
    • Be pleasant to fellow crew members.
    • Behavior and appearance that shows pride and respect for yourself and your organizations (4-H and FFA) is expected of all exhibitors. Courteous, appropriate language and clean appropriate clothing is part of your exhibiting responsibility.
    • Do not talk with friends or parents in audience or other teams. Excessive talking outside a crew may be marked down.
  3. Safety: 10 points possible
    Points awarded for properly following the rules of safety for working around a sheep.
    • All members of the crew must wear closed toe shoes.
    • Never leave the sheep unattended on the stand.
    • Safe handling of grooming equipment (hand shears, cards, hoof trimmers, etc.)
    • Any abuse or harsh treatment of the sheep will result in disqualification of the crew.
  4. Written Questions: 20 points possible
    Resources for questions: See item 2—Procedures.
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and ability to answer written questions. Types of written questions will be about breeds, cuts of meat, wool characteristics and health.
  5. Showmanship: 20 points possible
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and ability to present the sheep their squad has fitted. Will be conducted as an actual showmanship class.
  6. Judging: 20 points possible
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and their ability to present to the Judge oral reasons based on a market or breeding ewe class.

Each crew member will receive the ribbons earned by the team.

Division G - FFA Fleece

​Darla Sheppard - Superintendent

CLASS 1- DOWN BREEDS

CLASS 2 - WOOL BREEDS

CLASS 3 - OTHER

Two fleeces per Class per exhibitor allowed.

  1. Fleece shall not be more than 12 months growth.
  2. Any fleece shall be discriminated against if showing any paint or tar brand or showing excessive foreign material or discoloration.
  3. Fleece shall be tied with paper fleece twine, flesh side out, in a manner to allow their being handled without falling apart.
  4. Fleece should be wrapped with paper cloth, or cellophane to prevent their becoming soiled.
  5. Fleece may be brought to Thurston County Fair, Tuesday, prior to the Fair. Fleeces should be labeled with exhibitor’s name, address and exhibitor’s number

POINTS:  BLUE - 40  RED - 30  WHITE- 20

LOT (fleece will be lotted at discretion of judge)

  1. White
  2. Colored
Division H - FFA Swine Science

​Matt Mounts - Superintendent

CLASS 1 - CHESTER WHITE
CLASS 2 - DUROC
CLASS 3 - POLAND CHINA
CLASS 4 - HAMPSHIRE
CLASS 5 - YORKSHIRE
CLASS 6 - BERKSHIRE
CLASS 7 - OTHER
CLASS 8 - MARKET SWINE

Note: In pens, one (1) animal may be exhibited as a single.

POINTS:  BLUE - 50  RED - 40  WHITE - 30

LOT

  1. Junior Spring Gilt farrowed after March 15, this year.
  2. Senior Spring Gilt, farrowed between Jan. 1 and March 15, this year.
  3. Junior Yearling Sow, farrowed between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, preceding year.
  4. Senior Yearling Sow, farrowed between April 1 and July 31, preceding year.
  5. Mature Sow, farrowed prior to April 1 of preceding year.
  6. Sow and litter, not less than six pigs under nine weeks of age.
  7. Boar, four - six months.
  8. Feeder (l)
  9. Feeder (Pen of 2)
  10. Feeder (Pen of 3)
  11. Market swine-non-sale animal-Champion and Reserve Champion
  12. Market swine-sale animal-USDA 1 or USDA 2-Champion and Reserve Champion

Any exhibitor bringing a sow and litter or a sow to farrow at fair must provide the following items at fair for the safety of their animals.
Failure to do so may result in the animal(s) not being permitted to be at fair.

  1. Creep
  2. Heat Lamps

POINTS:  BLUE - 40  RED - 30  WHITE - 20

  1. Chapter Herd - 5 animals

The following rosettes will be awarded at the discretion of the judge:

  • CHAMPION
  • RESERVE CHAMPION
Division I - FFA Agricultural Mechanics

​Michael Jeske - Co-Superintendents
All exhibits must be completed during the current year, and year must be marked on exhibit. All small exhibits must be entered in the name of an exhibitor, not Chapter. Chapters may only exhibit in lots A, D and I.

CLASS 1 - AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS

​POINTS ​ ​
​LOT​BLUERED​WHITE​
​Giant Construction ​150​110​70
​Extra Large Construction​100​70​40
​Large Construction​80​50​30
​Medium Construction​40​25​15
​Small Construction​20​15​10
​Midget Construction​10​7​5
​Large Display Boards​20​15​10
​Small Display Boards​10​7​5
​Chapter Exhibit (to include exhibits from five lots)

An award will be presented for the champion individual exhibit.

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS SCORE CARD

Excellent​Very Good​Good​Fair​Poor​
​General Appearance (30%)​30​27​24​21​18
Is the general appearance neat, clean, orderly? Is the exhibit neatly constructed, of quality construction & finished properly?
​Lettering (20%)​2018​16​14​12
Is the lettering easy to read & of professional quality?
​Quality Workmanship of Exhibit (50%)​50​45​40​35​30
Is the exhibit of industry quality? Are safety concerns observed?
Division J - FFA Agronomy

​Matt Chisam - Superintendent

POINTS:  BLUE - 12  RED - 8  WHITE - 4

CLASS 1 - SHEAF (MINIATURED)

LOT

  1. Sheaf

CLASS 2 - COMMERCIAL VARIETIES OF GRASSES AND GRAINS - five pressed mounts

​POINTS ​ ​
​LOT​BLUE​RED​​WHITE​
​Weeds​20​15​10
​Forages​20​15​10
​Display of ten economic seeds​15​10​5

     

CLASS 3 - ITEMS OF FRUIT OR VEGETABLES

POINTS:  Blue - 6  Red - 4  White - 2

Collection of vegetables and fruits raised by members. Instructors have information about kinds and numbers of display items.

Division K - FFA Ornamental Horticulture

​Erika Studeman - Superintendent

GENERAL RULES

  1. All exhibits shall be displayed in space provided by the directors and superintendent of FFA Horticulture division.
  2. No commercially grown plants shall be entered in the general FFA plant show. All horticulture exhibits shall be grown or made as a part of the instructional program or supervised occupational experience program of the FFA.
  3. Student must have owned exhibit at least three months prior to Fair time and must have personally groomed the exhibit.
  4. Landscape exhibits may use commercially grown plants.
  5. Containers shall be clean, and attractive. A decorated container shall be considered only to the degree it detracts from the appearance of the plant.
  6. Plants shall be identified properly by the exhibitor, prior to entry, by the appropriate markings as to both the scientific and the common name. Tags will be provided.
  7. Exhibits shall be free of contaminating insects and diseases. The superintendent or designee may reject any exhibit with visible contamination.
  8. Exhibits shall not be removed from the display tables or racks until 8pm Sunday evening, the last day of the Fair. Prior removal shall be cause for loss of ribbons and premiums.
  9. A trophy will be presented for the outstanding exhibit in horticulture.

CLASS 1, 2, 3, 4 SPECIAL RULES:

Plants shall be judged on basis of:

  1. Condition: grooming, freedom from mechanical damage, disease, insects, appropriate color and fertility.
  2. Cultural perfection: the degree of perfection possible for its variety.
  3. Maturity: plants must be mature for display purposes.
  4. Container: over-potted, under-potted, cleanliness, appropriateness.

​CLASS 1 - SMALL POTS - (4" )

POINTS:  BLUE - 5  RED - 3  WHITE - 1

LOT

  1. Foliage house plants
  2. Flowering or fruiting house plants
  3. Bedding plants in a pack
  4. Bedding plants in a pot
  5. Cacti or succulents
  6. Other potted plants
  7. Trailing flowering plants
  8. Trailing foliage plants
  9. Other trailing plants
  10. Evergreen shrubs and trees
  11. Deciduous shrubs and trees
  12. Standards2019 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide

CLASS 2 - MEDIUM POTS - (6" -8" )

POINTS:  BLUE - 8  RED - 4  WHITE - 2

LOT

  1. Foliage house plants
  2. Flowering or fruiting house plants
  3. Bedding plants in a pack
  4. Bedding plants in a pot
  5. Cacti or succulents
  6. Other potted plants
  7. Trailing flowering plants
  8. Trailing foliage plants
  9. Other trailing plants
  10. Evergreen shrubs and trees
  11. Deciduous shrubs and trees
  12. Standards

​CLASS 3 - LARGE POTS - (l0" or larger)

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 6  WHITE - 4

LOT

  1. Foliage house plants
  2. Flowering or fruiting house plants
  3. Bedding plants in a pack
  4. Bedding plants in a pot
  5. Cacti or succulents
  6. Other potted plants
  7. Trailing flowering plants
  8. Trailing foliage plants
  9. Other trailing plants
  10. Evergreen shrubs and trees
  11. Deciduous shrubs and trees
  12. Standards

CLASS 4 - DESIGN DIVISION

LOT

  1. Terrarium  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  2. Dish garden  Points:  Blue-10  Red-6  White-4
  3. Bonsai  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  4. Mixed planter box  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  5. Other living plant design  Points:  Blue-8  Red-4  White-2
  6. Fresh flower arrangements  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3
  7. Dry or silk arrangements  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3
  8. Corsages  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3
  9. Holiday design (wreaths, etc)  Points:  Blue-8  Red-5  White-3

CLASS 5 - COMMERCIAL ENTRIES

POINTS:  BLUE - 30  RED - 20  WHITE - 10

LOT
  1. Ten Containers of same variety exhibited as a sole commodity
Division L - FFA Landscape Designs

​Erika Studeman - Superintendent

CLASS 1 - LANDSCAPE DESIGN

POINTS:  BLUE - 150  RED - 100  WHITE - 50

LOT

A.  Landscape Exhibits

  1. Shall be constructed in space allotted by management. Landscapes will be brought in on Tuesday, prior to beginning of the Fair, and removed on Monday, the day after the closing of the Fair.
  2. All nursery stock MUST be balled or in cans.
  3. All stocks shall be free of disease and insect contamination.
  4. Commercially grown plants may be used for the landscape construction.
  5. Chapters are limited to one entry.
  6. Plastic sheeting shall be placed on grassed areas of landscape. Each chapter shall be responsible for completely cleaning the allocated space before final check out. Failure to completely clean area will result in cancellation of premiums.
  7. Landscape design shall be judged on the basis of:
    1. Educational Value
    2. Flow and blending of materials.
    3. Condition of plants and materials
    4. Appropriateness of the theme of Use of Display.
    5. Neatness and quality of construction.
    6. LABELING OF MATERIALS, EXPLANATION OF PURPOSE AND
      DISPLAY OF PLAN.
  8. Plants and other materials must be identified by scientific name and common name.
  9. A planting plan, and a list of plants must be with the exhibit and be displayed in prominent location.
    Uniform Score Card:

25 pts Workmanship-How well is the landscape put together

20 pts Theme-How well does landscape follow the theme (Theme will follow current Puyallup Fair Theme)

20 pts Plant condition-Condition of the plants

20 pts Harmony-Overall aesthetic appearance

15 pts Drawing-Common, botanical names, should be in place at time of judging

POINTS: BLUE-20  RED-15  WHITE-10

LOT

B. Landscape plans
* Plan to be drawn up by individual students and displayed in Horticulture area along with Horticulture display.

Division M - FFA Forestry and Natural Resources

​Mark Sloan - Superintendent

Forestry/Natural Resources projects will be attractively arranged in one major, centrally themed, chapter display. The display will be designed to promote education of the Forestry/Natural Resources industry for the public. Each display will exhibit a variety of different student and class projects oriented around one central theme. The theme must represent one section of the Forestry/Natural Resource industry and will be chosen by the individual chapter (i.e.: Water Pollution Prevention, Logging Practices, Urban Wildlife Management). Although size of display area may vary, chapters may plan on a display of 12"x24". Each display should have a sign informing viewer of display’s theme.

  1. All Forestry/Natural Resources exhibits will be brought in Tuesday prior to beginning of Fair before 6pm.
  2. Exhibits must be removed after 8pm, last day of Fair.
  3. The Danish system will be used in judging the Forestry/Natural Resources exhibits.
  4. All entries must be properly marked with display cards obtained from the division superintendent.
  5. All exhibits will be pre-entered on official Thurston County FFA entry forms.
  6. Chapters will be asked to assist in the exhibit area.
  7. CHAPTERS MAY ENTER NO MORE THAN TEN ITEMS OF THE SAME THEME, (I.E., TEN CONE BOARDS, LEAF BOARDS, ETC.)
  8. All plant leaf displays must be properly pressed. UNPRESSED DISPLAYS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  9. Entries will be screened for quality and appearance when entered. Screening will be based on the same score card as used for judging.
  10. Recommended size for display board is: ten item - 24" x 32" and five item - 18" x 24".
  11. Originality and creativity is encouraged.

 

CLASS 1- CONSTRUCTION

(Dealing with Forestry/Natural Resources industry)

LOT

  1. Large            Points:  Blue-50  Red-30  White-20
    (fish hatchery system, etc.)
  2. Medium       Points:  Blue-30  Red-20  White-15
    (logging models-hi-lead, balloon,
    stream topographical models,
    trap set techniques in the woods)
  3. Small            Points:  Blue-20  Red-15  White-10
    (bird houses, biltmore sticks, etc.)

CLASS 2 - MULTIPLE DISPLAY ITEMS

(Display Boards)

LOT

  1. Tree species or other forest species           Points:  Blue-20  Red-15  White-5
    (ten items plus interpretation)
  2. Forest by-products (no lumber)                  Points:  Blue-20  Red-15  White-10
    (five items plus interpretation)
  3. Other forest or natural resource displays  Points:  Blue-20  Red-10  White-5     
    (five or more items plus interpretation)

CLASS 3 - SINGLE ITEM DISPLAYS

(Every single item display should have educational material with it.)

POINTS:  BLUE-15   RED-10   WHITE-7

LOT

  1. Natural and management influences on tree growth (examples with explanation) Example: cross section of tree with causes & effects identified
  2. Soils with interpretation (profiles, organisms - glass enclosed soil showing organisms that live in soil).
  3. Huckleberry, sword fern, boughs, salal (salable quality, bundled) with interpretation.
  4. Cultured Christmas Tree with description of cultural practices
  5. Posters - Educational (fire prevention, endangered species, etc.)
  6. Other single item display related to Forestry/Natural Resources

​CLASS 4 - CHAPTER DISPLAY

POINTS:   BLUE-50  RED-35  WHITE-15

LOT

  1. Educational Display

RULES:

  1. Each chapter will be required to display their exhibits to promote education of the public.
  2. Premium points will be awarded to the chapter for the display.
  3. Shall be constructed in space allocated by management.
  4. Chapters are limited to one entry.

CLASS 5 - SOILS & WATER

LOT

  1. 6 soil samples with location map and explanation           Points:  Blue-25 Red-20  Whtie-15
  2. Soil and water flow columns with explanation                  Points:  Blue-40  Red-35  White-30
  3. Water testing with maps (6 locations and explanations)  Points:  Blue-30  Red-25  White-20
  4. Small display with explanation  Points:  Blue-30  Red-25  White-20
  5. Large display with explanation  Points:  Blue-50  Red-40  White-30

CLASS 6 - RENEWABLE RESOURCES

The purpose of this class is to show examples of recycling, land planning, renewable energy sources, and other resource conserving technology. Displays may be static, moving, or through multimedia. This may be a chapter display.

LOT

  1. Large       Points:  Blue-80 Red-60 White-40
  2. Medium  Points:  Blue-50  Red-30  White-15
  3. Small       Points:  Blue-25 Red-15  White-10

CLASS 7 - MARINE RESOURCES/AQUACULTURE

The purpose of this class is to promote marine resources in Washington State. Project examples are model oyster farms, tidal flat environments, processing displays, net pen models, or documentation of another aquatic working system. This may be a chapter display.

LOT

  1. Static Display (large)     Points:  Blue-60  Red-45  White-30
  2. Static Display (small)     Points:  Blue-40 Red-30  White-20
  3. Moving Display (large)  Points:  Blue-80  Red-60  White-40
  4. Moving Display (small)  Points:  Blue-60  Red-45 White-30
Division N - FFA Poultry and Pigeons Science

​Austin Baker- Superintendent

RULES:

  1. All poultry must pass through a vet check between 4pm-8pm Tuesday, the day before the Fair opens and not be removed before 7pm Sunday, closing day of the fair.
  2. All poultry must pass a disease and parasite inspection upon arrival and during the Fair. Be sure to dust poultry before entering them. Poultry having lice, showing signs of sickness or are excessively dirty will be refused entry by the superintendent and/or vet. Any poultry who show signs of sickness or parasites during the fair may be asked to be removed by the Superintendent.
  3. Fowl will be exhibited in cages provided by the fair. Entries are subject to space availability. Feed and shavings will be provided for all entries during the course of the fair.
  4. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available.
  5. Transportation cages shall be removed from the fairgrounds between time of entry and the removal of the exhibits.
  6. Birds shown in a trio or pen cannot be shown as singles.
  7. Exhibitors will be permitted one entry for each Lot per variety within a Class.
  8. Entries shall be hatched after September 1, previous year, and show maturity.
  9. Check American Standard of Perfection for classifications of breeds.
  10. Hybrids developed for laying purposes can be exhibited if they show
    characteristics of a major breed.
  11. Crossbred males can be entered in Fryer and Roaster classes only.
POINTS​ ​ ​
​BLUE​RED​WHITE
​Chickens & Ducks, Singles​15​10​5
​Trios & Pens​25​15​10
​Turkeys & Geese, Singles​25​15​10
​Trios & Pens​30​20​10
​Eggs​15​10​5


CLASS 1 - CHICKENS

All Breeds Eligible

LOT

  1.  Cock
  2.  Hen
  3.  Cockerel
  4.  Pullet
  5.  Young Trio
  6.  Old Trio
  7.  Young Pair
  8.  Old Pair
  9.  Old Pen

CLASS 2 - CROSSBRED CHICKENS

LOT

  1. Pullet
  2. Pen of three pullets
  3. Three Fryers
  4. Three Roasters

CLASS 3 - DUCKS

LOT

  1.  Young drake
  2. Young duck
  3. Trio

CLASS 4 - TURKEYS

LOT

  1. Young tom
  2. Young hen
  3. Trio
  4. Pen of turkey poults
  5. Pen of three turkey fryers

CLASS 5 - GEESE

LOT

  1. Young gander
  2. Young goose
  3. Pen of three geese
  4. Trio

CLASS 6 - EGGS

Entries to consist of a group of 3 eggs displayed on plates provided. Each exhibitor limited to 4 entries total. Eggs to be uniform in shape, shell texture, size, color and appearance. One egg may be cracked open, at the Judges discretion, to judge internal characteristics.

LOT

  1. Large Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  2. Bantam Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  3. Waterfowl Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  4. Non-Standard Eggs: Breed (If known) and color of egg noted on entry form. NOTE: Non-Standard eggs includes birds not accepted In the APA Standard of Perfection, mixed breeds and those of unknown ancestry.

CLASS 7 - POULTRY SCIENCE

POINTS:  BLUE-50  RED-40  WHITE-30

LOT

  1. Embryology & Incubation
  2. Nutrition
  3. Physiology
  4. Pathology
  5. Food Science
  6. Other Displays
  • A contestant is permitted to enter two classes.
  • The exhibit must contain poultry, or be associated with the poultry industry, and be of a scientific nature.
  • Judging will be based on the score card.

SCORE CARD:

  1. SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT - 40%
    Exhibit should show a verification of laws, or a cause and effect, or present by models or other methods a better understanding of scientific facts or theories. Consideration will be given to the probable amount of real study, content of subject matter and effort which is represented in an exhibit.
  2. CREATIVE ABILITY - 20%
    Exhibit should show an originality of approach or handling. Consideration will be given to ingenious uses of materials. Collections will be considered creative if they serve a purpose.
  3. DRAMATIC VALUE, CLARITY - 20%
    How does the attractiveness and workmanship of this exhibit compare with others in the same field? Judging will not be influenced by gadgets which contribute nothing to the exhibit.
  4. PRESENTATION - 20%
    One to three page prepared outline of objective, procedure, results and discussion to tell your story to the observer.

CLASS 8 - PIGEONS

Only one in a breed can be entered in each lot.

Limit of 24 entries per exhibitor.

POINTS:   BLUE-12   RED-8  WHITE-4

LOT

  1. Utility Breeds
  2. Fancy Breeds - young cock
  3. Fancy Breeds - young hen
  4. Fancy Breeds - yearling cock
  5. Fancy Breeds - yearling hen
  6. Fancy Breeds - old cock
  7. Fancy Breeds - old hen
  8. Fancy Breeds - other birds
  9. Pigeon shipping crate, wood  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  10. Pigeon mating coop  Points: Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
Division O - FFA Rabbit Science

​Matt Chisam – Superintendent

  1. All exhibitors are responsible for feeding and cleaning cages each day of animals they have entered in the Fair.
  2. All entries must be permanently tattooed in the left ear prior to the Fair.
  3. All rabbits are to be shown by breed (except meat animals). Specify variety on entry form. The same animal MAY NOT be entered in type and meat or Market Sale Class.
  4. All exhibitors must sign up for Herdsmanship duty (hours to be determined by the superintendent). Please see the Exhibitors guide for Herdsmanship rules
  5. Only crocks (plastic or ceramic) of adequate size will be allowed. Crocks must hold two (2) cups of water. No water bottles except for wool breeds. Carry cages may NOT be left at Fair.
  6. No rabbits under ten weeks (except fryers) will be allowed. Rabbits must also make minimum breed weights. Refer to ARBA Standard of Perfection.
  7. Animal Limit - Rabbit exhibits are limited to 20 exhibits in classes 3 - 7. Primary members are limited to two (2) animals. Superintendent may further limit entries based on space.
  8. The ARBA standard of Perfection will be used for all judging and entering purposes. All entries will be checked by the superintendent and a veterinarian for fleas, mites, lice, and other diseases upon arrival to the fair, at the back gate. Any animal found with any external parasites or other diseases or illnesses will not be allowed entry to the fair. The veterinarian’s decision is final.

CLASS 1 - COMMERCIAL OR HEAVY BREEDS

POINTS:  BLUE-15  RED-10  WHITE-5

LOT

  1. New Zealand
  2. Californian
  3. English Lops
  4. French Lops
  5. American Chinchilla
  6. Giant Chinchilla
  7. Standard Chinchilla
  8. Satins
  9. Palominos
  10. Checkered Giants
  11. Silver Martens
  12. Hotot
  13. Lilac
  14. Other Purebreds
  15. Flemish Giant
  16. Crossbreds

CLASS 2 - FANCY OR SMALL BREEDS

POINTS:  BLUE-15 RED-10 WHITE-5

LOT

  1. Dutch
  2. Netherland Dwarf
  3. Polish
  4. Rex
  5. Tans
  6. Florida Whites
  7. English Angora
  8. French Angora
  9. Mini Lop
  10. Holland Lop
  11. Himalayan
  12. Other Purebreds
  13. Dwarf Hotot
  14. Mini Rex
  15. Jersey Wooly
  16. Crossbreds

CLASS 3 - MEAT CLASS

SINGLE POINTS:  BLUE-15  RED-10  WHITE-5

PEN POINTS:  BLUE-40  RED-25  WHITE-15

Crossbreeds may be limited. Any rabbit entered in type may NOT be entered in Meat Class.

LOT

  1. Meat Pen - three animals of same breed and variety. Age limit not over ten (10) weeks, weight limit not over 5 lbs. each rabbit.
  2. Single Fryer - one rabbit not over ten weeks of age, weight limit not over 5 lbs.
  3. Roaster - one rabbit must be under six months of age: maximum weight, 8 lbs.; minimum weight, 5 lbs.
  4. Stewers must be six months of age and over; minimum weight 8 lbs.

CLASS 4 - MARKET SALE CLASS

Only one Meat Pen or one Fryer may be entered in the Market Sale. Any rabbit entered in Type may not be entered in the Market Sale Class.

1. Market rabbits, must be one of the recognized ARBA commercial meat breeds or a crossbreed of those commercial breeds, excluding the three wool breeds, which are French Angora, Giant Angora, and Satin Angora.

Single Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

Pen Points: Blue – 40 Red – 25 White – 15

LOT

  1. Meat Pen – Three rabbits of the same breed and variety.
    Age limit: not over ten weeks
    Weight limits: Minimum 3.5 lbs/Maximum 6 lbs
  2. Single Fryer - one rabbit
    Age limit: not over ten weeks
    Weight limits: minimum 3.5 lbs/Maximum 6 lbs
Division P - FFA Llamas and Alpacas

​Lisa Todisco – Superintendent

RULES:

  1. Members exhibiting llamas at the Fair must enter Fitting and Showing.
  2. No llamas will be allowed in the horse arena.
  3. Any llama unmanageable by exhibiting member will be sent home.
  4. Any llama showing extreme signs of stress will be sent home.
  5. No tranquilizers will be allowed.
  6. An exercise area will be assigned for llamas. Llamas will not be allowed in other areas of the Fairgrounds without special permission from the FFA Llama Superintendent.
  7. Llamas must be attended by their exhibitors every day of the Fair.
  8. Eligible Llamas: Intact males up to 15 months of age, geldings, and females.
  9. Llamas of any age may compete in any class except packing. Llamas younger than 18 months may not be used in the Pack Class competition.

POINTS:  BLUE-20  RED-15  WHITE-10

CLASS 1 – SKILLS CONTEST

LOT

Packing

  1. Novice
  2. Junior
  3. Senior
  4. Handler
  5. Novice
  6. Junior
  7. Senior

CLASS 2 – OBSTACLES

LOT

  1. Novice
  2. Junior
  3. Senior

OBSTACLE COURSE – Llama to compete, packed or unpacked, through planned
obstacle course. May include water hazard, jumps, backing, maze, etc. Consideration made for incomplete attempts.

CLASS 3 – PUBLIC RELATIONS

Working with the public

LOT

  1. Novice
  2. Junior
  3. Senior

 

Division Q - FFA Education

​Dusti Nash – Superintendent

  1. Students are encouraged to do posters relating to agriculture. A special rosette will be presented to the outstanding poster.
  2. Posters will be judged on consumer orientation, 30%; effectiveness and force of impact, 30%; simplicity and clarity, 20%; originality, 20%.
  3. Posters should be no larger than 22"x28" (poster board size). Must be on heavy poster card.
  4. Entries will be prepared by the individual. Professional help is not legal, although classroom aid by school art teacher is permissible.
  5. Must be visible and readable from 20 feet.
  6. The Fair management reserves the right to disqualify any projects that do not meet the quality standards of the Fair. Posters will be disqualified for spelling or grammatical errors.
  7. Only two entries allowed per lot and entries cannot be included in chapter educational materials.

CLASS 1 - EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL - INDIVIDUAL

LOT

  1. POSTERS            POINTS: BLUE-15  RED-10  WHITE-5
  2. Tri-fold Displays  POINTS: BLUE-20  RED-10  WHITE-5
  3. PHOTO ESSAYS
    1. Eight to twelve prints that tell a story. Entries shall be mounted and identified on poster board no larger than 22" x 28".
    2. Pictures must have been taken by the student and must be agriculture related.
    3. Entries will be scored on composition; subject matter and general appeal; lighting (exposure).
    4. Only two entries per lot.

POINTS:  BLUE-15  RED-10  WHITE-5

CLASS 2 - PROJECT DISPLAYS

LOT

  1. Chapter Display
    POINTS:  BLUE-125  RED-75  WHITE-40

CHAPTER DISPLAY-COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

We are encouraging chapters to put together a Community Service Educational Display that would show/demonstrate what your chapter is doing in the community. Chapters may work together on this display. A space will be provided for each requesting chapter.

CLASS 3 - SAE EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY

LOT

  1. Any other  POINTS: BLUE-50  RED-30  WHITE-20

This class is for students who have SAE projects that do not fit any other division or class in the FFA Department. This would include exhibition of exotic animals. Educational posters and record books are required to enter this class.

CLASS 4 - RECORD BOOKS

LOT

  1. Market Sale Animal
  2. Current year SAE

POINTS:  BLUE-20  RED-10  WHITE-5