Monday, May 20, 2013

The Greene County 4-H Fair is June 7 – 8 in Springfield

Contact: Karla Deaver, 4-H youth development specialist
Tel: (417) 466-3102

The 2013 Greene County 4-H Fair is being held over three different weekends and gets underway June 7-8 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield.

“The fair showcases the finest 4-H projects in Greene County this year,” said Karla Deaver, the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development specialist that serves Greene County.

On Friday, June 7, horse demonstrations get underway and the livestock judging contest is held. There are livestock shows in beef, sheep, rabbits, swine, meat and cats along with live animal demonstrations in the Swine Arena. Handmade exhibits will be on display in the 4-H Building.

On Saturday, June 8, the handmade exhibits will be on display in the 4-H building. There will also be poultry, dairy and meat goat shows along with a dairy cattle and horse show in the main arena.

The horticulture exhibits from 4-H are actually showcased later in the summer to give vegetables and other garden plants the opportunity to grow. On July 12-13, the 4-H horticulture exhibits will be on display at the Springfield – Greene County Botanical Center.

An offshoot of the 4-H Fair, the Greene County 4-H Dog Show will be held June 30 at Springfield Dog Training Club Facility, 454N. Farm Road 223, Springfield. There will be demonstrations in several categories including Clover Kids, trick class, showmanship, rally, agility, obedience and costume.

A complete schedule of events for the 4-H Fair can be found by clicking the 4-H link on the Greene County Extension website at

For information on 4-H contact any of these 4-H youth development specialists in southwest Missouri: Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Amy Patillo in Howell County at (417) 256-2391; or Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.

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