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Clover Kids discuss projects with judges

Jul 18, 2017
St. James Clover Kid Tyler Lukavsky, son of Mark and Jill Lukavsky, shared his string art project with Jean Lens, Clover Kid judge, Saturday afternoon.

Fifty-six Washington County 4-H Clover Kids conferenced with judges about their fair projects Saturday, July 15, during the non-livestock judging day for the Washington County Fair. While 4-H’ers were getting their non-livestock exhibits judged for Family & Consumer Sciences and Science, Mechanics and Engineering, Clover Kids also had their opportunity to visit with judges.

Clover Kids are youth in grades kindergarten-through third grade who are involved in the 4-H program. Again this year, they had the option to visit with an adult about their fair exhibit(s). They were asked about their exhibit, what they did, and what they learned. All Clover Kids received special tie-dye ribbons for their exhibits and the opportunity to display them during the week of fair. Over 130 Clover Kids’ projects will be on display in the upstairs of Dallmeyer Hall from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day of the fair this week.

Conferencing with an adult allows Clover Kids the opportunity to experience conference judging, which is a requirement of all 4-H exhibitors. They will move up to a traditional 4-H club when they enter fourth grade. At that time, they will conference with a judge and receive ribbons and premium money.

Washington County currently has over 115 Clover Kids in seven clubs. For more information about Clover Kids, contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319/653-4811, or check the Web at www.extension.iastate.edu/washington.

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