HERDSMAN award for Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, and Horses (see section regarding
Herdsman Awards) presented by Becker County Fair Association.
CHAMPION SHOWMANSHIP AWARD for each of the following areas: Beef, Sheep, Swine
& Dairy presented by the Becker County Fair Association to the top FFA Showman. SPECIAL
NOTE: All entries for FFA Livestock to be exhibited at the State Fair must have been in
by July 1 to the Agricultural Education Instructor (FFAers do not have to win at county fair to be eligible for State Fair).
GRAND CHAMPION LIVESTOCK SHOWMANSHIP AWARD is open to all 4-H & FFA Livestock
exhibitor. Rules: Award open to 4-H & FFA Livestock Exhibitors. To enter the
Grand Championship Showmanship Contest, you must place first in showmanship in either beef, dairy, swine or sheep in either
4-H or FFA. The judge will then select the top FFA & 4-H showman in each division, and then select the top showman in each
livestock class. The four finalists will compete by showing
all four classes of livestock in a rotation fashion. The judges will then select the Grand Champion. A traveling trophy with plaque is presented the next year over a ten-year period.
Leadership Program: The Emerging Leadership Program exists to sustain and create a network of community leaders in
northwest and west central Minnesota focusing on agriculture and natural resource issues. The goal of the Emerging Leadership
Program is to provide opportunities for individuals to develop their leadership potential and a structure to bring together
leaders of the region to address rural issues. The target audience for the Emerging Leadership is couples (although individuals
are sometimes selected) who show leadership potential in their communities. Participants are identified by the program
alumni and program sponsors in each county and invited by them to take part. The current program brochure will
provide you with a few more details about the program, including the current training schedule and contact information. More
information can be found at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/vitality/emerging-leader/about-elp/
CENTURY FARM AWARDS:
Qualifications for Becker County Century Farm Award:
1. The farm must be at least 100 years old
according to the abstract of title, land patent, original deed, county land records; court file registration proceedings or
other authentic land records.
2. Your family must have owned the farm
for 100 years. Family is defined as father, mother, aunt, uncle, brother, sister,
son, daughter, first cousin and direct in-laws (father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son-in-law).
3. Continuous residence on the farm is not
required, but ownership must be continuous.
4. The farm must consist of 50 or more acres.
If you have any questions, call Roger Winter at 847-3704 or the Becker County Extension
Office. Entry forms are available at the Becker County Extension Office. Deadline for entries in one week prior to fair.
OUTSTANDING SENIOR CITIZEN:
Senior Citizens recognition of the 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizens will be held Thursday,
under the Big Tent. Please come and help us recognize these outstanding members
of our community.
FAIR BUILDER (PAST and/or PRESENT):
Awards for Fair Builder of the Past & Present
will be presented Saturday evening under the tent. Each year the Becker County Fair recognizes a business, family, or individual
who has made a significant contribution to the Becker County Fair. Current board members are not eligible for this award. You can nominate a business,
family or individual for this award by contacting a fairboard member or the fair office.
Highlighting the unique diversity of Becker County's resources. Free wildlife posters for the kdis. Live
animals-mink, fox, fish, beaver, porcupine, raccoon, fawn deer and turtles. Live Fish: walleye, northern pike, bass,
crappie, sunfish, catfish, bullhead, and carp. Many mounted animals and fish will be on display.
Building hours: Wednesday 3PM-11PM; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM-11PM.