FFA – Department J - RULES
Ms. Tamara Whitcomb (Superintendent)
MBHS Ag Office: 360-383-2082
Cell Phone: 360-556-1505
1. When there is only one entry for the class,
the placing shall be based on the merits of the one entry.
2. All animals shown in FFA classes must be
housed in the FFA area while at the fair, except with Superintendent
permission. Your animals must be identified with a stall card.
3. All animals shown in FFA classes must be at
least four months of age on entry and must be carried as the member’s
vocational agriculture project during the last or next year. (Exception -
Poultry and Rabbits).
4. Graduate students may show in FFA classes
for 3 years following graduation or until they are twenty one, whichever comes
5. Animals will be judged on the Danish
6. Rosettes will be awarded at the discretion
of the judges.
7. Owners will show their own
animals(exception in rule 9). Animals may be shown by person of equal
experience on permission of the Superintendent.
8. Incorrect entries will not be accepted. To
show in Open Class, entries must be entered on line or in the fair office by
July 25th and follow the rules stated above. Each student must enter Fitting
and Showing on line or on the livestock entry form. Any changes in entries
after the July 25 due date must notify Superintendent of change. After July
31st all late entries will need to pay a $25.00 late fee per animal. If
registration papers are required to show in Open Class, they must be to the
Open Class Superintendent by August 1st or a late fee of $10.00 per paper will
apply. These late fees are NON-REFUNDABLE even if the exhibitor decides not to
come after all. AG Mech entries can be placed on-line through the Monday prior
to the fair.
9. Members may enter only one breed of dairy
and beef in the fitting and showing contest. Members must show their own animals
unless there is an agreement in place prior to June 1st of the current year in
the agreement page of the record book. This agreement must be sent to Ms. Whitcomb (
email@example.com) signed by all parties and submitted by the
end of the school year. There is a limit of 4 animals from antoher owner unless
the Superintendent gives permission.
Students are limited to a total of 7 animals per division and more may
be requested by Superintendent permission.
10. Failure to Fit and Show will
forfeit all FFA premiums. All animals will be shown in type classes.
11. Any member smoking, drinking alcohol,
or having drugs in their possession in or about the barns will forfeit their
premiums from the fair and will be discharged from the fairgrounds. There are
NO second chances.
12. Beef bulls may be exhibited in the FFA
section of the barn @ Superintendent’s discretion. Bulls over one year of age
may be required to have a restraining pen provided by the exhibitor. All bulls
must have a nose lead. Dairy bulls are not allowed.
13. The Fair Association will provide hay
14. Animals may be taken home on
recommendation of fair veterinarian or FFA superintendent.
15. Judging teams will be admitted on
judging days when accompanied by their instructor or by Superintendent of FFA
division. Apply at office.
16. All FFA
a week pass from their instructor prior to the first day of the fair.
17. Official rules for clipping and
grooming of FFA animals will be according to breed association rules.
18. No FFA exhibits shall be withdrawn
from the Fair before 9 p.m. Saturday of the Fair or their premiums will be
forfeited. Please remove all items you have used in your stall area at that
19. All milk must be put into tank and
will become property of the Fair. All medicated animals must be milked last if
20. All exhibitors must be out of the barn
from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. unless they have written permission from the Superintendent.
21. Maximum of 2 entries per lot.
22. Fitting and Showing class
NOVICE: A contestant in FFA and in their first calendar year showing a
JUNIOR: Last year freshmen and sophomores with any previous experience.
SENIOR: Last year juniors, seniors, and graduates with experience.
23. Official dress is recommended for
Fitting and Showing where appropriate.
24. No mixing of animals between 4H and
FFA. Members simultaneously enrolled in FFA and 4H must have separate projects
or animals for each program during the same calendar year. The program year is
October 1 to September 30. For example, a member may carry a dairy project for
FFA and 4H as long as he or she uses a different animal and project for each
program. The goal of both organizations is youth education. Involvement in both
programs should result in the enhancement of the educational experience. You
cannot keep an animal in the 4H area unless you have permission from the
25. Due to space availability, exhibitors
may be asked to leave animals home for a variety of reasons. The order in which
exhibitors will be asked to leave animals at home is as follows:
2.Out of county exhibitors.
3.Two entries per lot.
4.Multiple entries in a division.
26. Students must fit their own animals.
No one may fit the animals other than the exhibitor. Showing must be done by
exhibitor unless an emergency situation (notify the Superintendent prior if
this is necessary). Discretion on the
part of outside parties is mandatory. Help
must be limited to teaching and holding, but not doing. This will be strictly enforced in all FFA barns where animals are housed.
27. There will be a $10.00 fee assessed to each entry
that does not show and has not been
by Tuesday at 5 p.m.
the Fair starts. Call the Superintendent to cancel. This will be deducted from
the premium check.
28. No animal will be allowed to compete
for more than one premium, nor shall be entered in more than one class; except
as one of a herd of cows for milk, sheep flocks, chapter herds.
29. Only blue and red ribbon winners in
FFA are eligible to enter Open Class Cattle.
30. FFA may enter Open Class provided
there is a minimum of five Open Class cattle per breed or two exhibitors.
31. Accurate record books (including
signatures, agreement, budget, expenses, labor) for all animal projects must be
turned in to FFA Superintendent by 5 p.m. on Monday of the NW WA fair in the
FFA office. FFA Advisors will provide a list of names checked that a
record book is submitted. Failure to do so will result in disqualification
from the fair and sale.