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Crops (O)

Crops (O)

Angie Freeman-Shepard

Location: Main Exhibit Hall

Blue $5
Red $3
White Ribbon Only


  1. All sheaves of grain shall be three inches in diameter at the middle tie. Heads should be pulled down around the outside to form a cone-shaped head on the sheaf. The leaves are removed and the bottoms cut off square.
  2. Vetch and peas should be bound to a stick to keep them straight. Hay should be one flake, tied, and free from disease and insects.
  3. Grain and seed must be of one variety, free from weeds, chaff, and dirt, yet untreated. The exhibit is to be displayed in a standard pint jar.
  4. Grapes should be of show quality and grown in San Juan County by the exhibitor. Fruit should be as close to perfection as possible - ripe, or slightly under-ripe so it will last several days on display. Enter fruit with good representative color, without bruises, mechanical or insect damage, or decay. Lots should be of uniform size, shape, color, and maturity as uniformity is more important to judge than large size.
  5. Honey products entered must be processed within the 12 months before the Fair.
    • All entries must be prepared using WSU, Ball/Kerr, Pectin Box, and USDA or the book, So Easy to Preserve published by the University of GA, recommendations and recipes.
    • Entry tag must be completed with all pertinent information.
    • Water bath processed canned goods must be in standard canning jars (such as Kerr, Ball, Ideal) and sealed with lids.
    • Please check USDA recipes for processing times requirements on size jars.
    • All jars must be clean.
    • Honey entries must be in a glass jar. NO PLASTIC
  6. Aquaculture entries must be harvested from the waters in San Juan County.
  7. Forestry entries should be mounted on a 3' x 4' max size tri-fold poster board.
Class 1: Sheaves of Grain
a. Barley
b. Oats
c. Wheat

Class II: Grain and Seed

a. Barley
b. Oats
c. Wheat
  1. Spring
  2. Winter
d. Corn
e. Peas

Class 3: Hay - One Flake
a. Fescue
b. Clover
  1. Red
  2. White
c. Alfalfa
d. Orchard
e. Timothy
f. Trefoil
g. Other

Class 4: Grapes - 3 Bunches
a. Green
b. Red
c. Grapes, other. Must name variety.

Class 5: Honey
a. Comb
b. Honey
c. Pollen
d. Other

Class 6: Forestry
a. Leaf Collection - Knowing trees as individuals (minimum of 5 native trees showing leaf, twig, and fruit/but from each species collected.
b. How a tree grows - Entry may include a project notebook with 10 or more seeds collected with pictures showing a germination study or a mounting of a thin section of wood cut from the end of a log or top of a stump labeled with information such as kind of wood and age of the tree when cut or exhibits an illustration of how a tree grows.
c. Tree Appreciation - Entry may include a research or reporting project notebook with no more than 10 pages based on the exhibitor's selected tree. The exhibit must be of a different species of tree each year. This notebook may include sketches, drawings, pictures, a story, or any other things that will help tell about the tree you have selected.
d. Growing & Protected Trees - Entry requires a display, or project notebook, telling about the project and pictures before, during, and after planting seedlings, a container tree, or a balled and burlapped tree. Maximum tri-fold size is 3' x 4'.
e. Tree Culture - Entry requires a display, or project notebook, showing your project work and includes pictures of before, during, and after wood lot improvement. Maximum tr-fold size is 3' x 4'.
f. How Forests Serve Us - Entry may include collected wood samples (all or partial) and a 2-page essay. Wood sample display to be mounted on poster board or any stiff material no larger than a 3' x 4' tri-fold. The essay should be displayed in a covered binder.
g. Educational/Creative Exhibit - Entry must be directly related to tree identification or Forestry. The type of exhibit is open (notebook, poster, collection box, etc.) given a maximum tri-fold size of 3' x 4'. Care should be taken to use durable materials that will withstand Fair conditions. This is a good class to exhibit an unusual collection.

Class 7: Aquaculture
a. Fish
  1. Salmon
  2. Trout
  3. Groundfish
  4. Rockfish
b. Crustaceans
  1. Crab
  2. Prawns
  3. Shrimp
c. Clams
d. Mussels
e. Oysters
f. Scallops
g. Squid
h. Seaweeds
  1. Kelp
  2. Algae
  3. Sea Lettuce
  4. Eelgrass
i. Other types not listed

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