4-H Hot Topics
Brian, Ransom County Extension Agent, will be visiting with all 4-H member's about their animal projects. The form for choosing a day that will work for each family was included with the Animal Care & Lease Forms. To get the form click here. Please rank the day and time that will work best for your family. These forms are due June 1.
A hands-on Showmanship Clinic will be held on Tuesday, June 30 at the Ransom County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Species that will be talked about are beef, sheep, swine and goats. Members are encouraged to bring your animals that day. The cost is $10 per participant. The deadline for registration is June 19. Get the registration form here.
Ransom County Fair
The 2015 Ransom County Fair exhibit preregistration is due July 15. The Exhibit List is available to view and print. as well as the on-line preregistration form. A letter and personalized preregistration forms was mailed to each member on June 11. If you would like a hard copy of the 4-H Exhibit List contact the Ransom County Extension office before June 20. If you have any questions on filling out the form please contact the extension office - we will be happy to assist you.
Poultry Show - 4-H, FFA & Open Class
On June 15, 2015, the ND Department of Agriculture released a statement regarding the Poultry/bird movements in North Dakota.
“To continue to protect North Dakota’s poultry industry from potential exposure to H5 avian influenza virus, the State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has extended its halt on bird movement to shows, exhibitions and public sales within the state in which birds from different locations are intermingled at an event.”
As a result, the Poultry Show at the Ransom County Fair will not be held in 2015.
The exhibition of eggs and/or static poultry exhibits are still okay to be brought to the Ransom County Fair.
We encourage anyone to exhibit eggs or a static poultry exhibit at the fair this year.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office at 683-6128.