4-H Youth Development

Board Members in Charge

Dean Nancy Cox

Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Dr. Mark Mains 
Assistant Director 
4-H Youth Development 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Dr. Ken Culp III 
4-H Specialist 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Ashley Osbourne 
4-H Specialist 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Kimberly A. Leger 
4-H Specialist 
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Darrell Stilwell 
4-H Specialist 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Dr. Rachel Noble 
4-H Specialist 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Jennifer Tackett 
4-H Specialist 
Lexington, Kentucky

Martha Welch 
4-H Specialist 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Torey Earle 
4-H Agent for SET 
Princeton, Kentucky 

James Leslie 
4-H Associate 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Dr. Charles Stamper 
4-H Specialist 

In Addition, County Cooperative Extension Agents for 4-H and Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and State Cooperative Extension Specialists

Amount offered by the Kentucky State Fair for, 4-H Exhibits, Judging Events, and Horse Show  - $43,000.00

State Fair Divisions

6009     Rabbits

6011     Dog Show

6011.1  Dog Bowl

6011.2  Dog Skill-a-thon

6011.3  Dog Judging Contest

6011.4  Dog Poster

6012     Dairy Judging Contest

6013     Country Ham Judging

6014     Poultry Judging

6014.1  Avian Quiz Bowl

6015     Horticulture and Plant Science

6016     State Horticulture Contest

6017     Tobacco Exhibit

6018     Crops Project

6019     Land Judging

6020     Bicycle Rodeo

6021    Electric

6022    Petroleum Power

6023     Lawn Tractor, Operators Contest

6025     Wood Science

6026     Ecology and Natural Resources

6027     Forestry

6028     Geology

6029     Arts

6030     Photography

6031     Variety Show

6032     Sewing

6032.1  Sewing Skill-a-thon

6033     Needlework

6035     Foods Exhibit

6036     Food Preservation

6039     Home Environment

6040     Consumer and Financial Education

6041     Leadership and Communication

6042    4-H Trends



Sunday, August 11                   4-H Dog Show      

8:00 am                                   Dog Show Registration opens                                     Broadbent

8:00 am                                   Dog Show- check-in                                                     Broadbent

9:00 am                                 Exhibitor Meeting                                                     Broadbent

9:30 am                                 Events Begin                                                             Broadbent


Thursday, August 15             4-H Country Ham Day

8:00 am                                   4-H County Ham Judging-Registration                South Wing

8:30 am                                   4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Show                                    Broadbent

                                             Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey

                                             & Milking Shorthorns

9:00 am                                Dairy Goat Showmanship                                   Pavilion

9:00 am                                Poultry Showmanship Check – In                      Pavilion

(Begins after                            Dairy Goat Show                                                Pavilion


9:30 am                                   4-H Ham Judging/Ham Speeches                         South Wing

10 am – 12 pm                     Life Smarts Competition                                    Cloverville

12:00 pm                              4-H Poultry Showmanship                                 Pavilion

1 pm – 3pm                          4-H Citizenship Competition                              Cloverville

1:30 pm                                   4-H/FFA Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest     Broadbent

4:00 pm                                Livestock Judging Contest                                  Broadbent

5:30 pm                                   Ham Awards                                                          South Wing

3 pm – 6 pm                            4-H Showcase                                                          Cloverville


Friday, August 16                4-H Foundation & Entrepreneurship Day

7:30 am-9:00 am                  4-H Foundation Breakfast (Invitation Only)       Cloverville

8:30 am                                  Poultry Judging Contest                                           West Hall

                                                                                                                          N. Corridor          

8:30 am                                  4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Show                                      Broadbent

                                             Holstein, Red & White, Jersey

10:00 am                                Land Judging Contest                                                TBA - Offsite

10:30 am – 6pm                    4-H Entrepreneurship                                               Cloverville

11:00 am                                Rabbit Show Check-in                                               Rabbit Pavilion

12:30 pm                                Rabbit Show                                                                Rabbit Pavilion

12:30 pm                                Avian Bowl Check-in begins                                     Cloverville

4:00 pm                                   Land Judging Awards                                                New Market Hall

6 pm                                        Avian Bowl Competition – Awards                          Cloverville


Saturday, August 17            4-H Camp Day          

9:30 am                                   Horticulture Contest- Check-in                               Cloverville

10:00 am                                 Horticulture Contest                                                 West Hall

10:00-3:00 pm                        Camp Exhibits/Events                                             Cloverville

1 pm – 1:15pm                       4-H Horticulture Awards                                        Cloverville  

3 pm – 6 pm                            4-H Showcase                                                           Cloverville


 Sunday, August 18               Cup Cake Wars

10am-5:00 pm                         4-H Cup Cake Wars                                                 Cloverville

4 pm – 6 pm                            4-H Showcase                                                           Cloverville


Monday, August 19              4-H Core Curriculum for Exceptional Youth Day         

10:00-3:00 pm                         4-H Core Curriculum for Exceptional Youth     Cloverville

1:00 pm                                   Lawn Tractor Contest                                             Gate 4 area

3:00 pm – 6 pm                       4-H Showcase                                                         Cloverville


Tuesday, August 20              Performing Arts Troupe Day

8:30 am                                   Sheep Exhibitors Meeting                                New Market Hall

10:00 – 2:00pm                         4-H Performing Arts Troupe Showcase            Cloverville

1:00 pm                                      Tractor Contest                                                       Gate 4


1:30-6:00 pm                             Sheep Showmanship                                           Sheep Barn

(begins 30 minutes after                Jr. Breeding Sheep                                                Sheep Barn

the completion of showmanship)

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm                   4-H Showcase                                                       Cloverville

4:00 pm                                   Market Goat Showmanship                            Broadbent

                                                Commercial Doe Show


Wednesday, August 21         Natural Resource Day                

8:30am                                    Steer Show                                                               Broadbent

8:30 am                                 Sheep Exhibitors Meeting                                  New Market Hall

9:00 am                                 Swine Exhibitors Meeting                                  New Market Hall

10:00 am                               Swine Showmanship                                          Swine Barn

10-3pm                                    Natural Resources Showcase                               Cloverville

10 am – 6 pm                          4-H Showcase                                                         Cloverville

11:00 am                                 Steer Showmanship                                               Broadbent

12:00 pm                                 Market Lambs                                                         Sheep Barn

1:00 pm                                 Heifer Showmanship                                          Broadbent Arena

2:00 pm                                 Breeding Gilt Show                                            Swine Barn

4:00 pm                                 Market Goat Show                                             Broadbent Arena


Thursday, August 22           4-H Project Day     

7:00am                                   Farm Bureau Ham Breakfast                                 South Wing

8:00am                                   Crossbred Market Hog Classes                             Swine Barn

8:00am                                    Heifer Show                                                             Broadbent Arena

10:00am – 6pm                     4-H Showcase - District 5 & 6                               Cloverville

6:30pm                                    Champion Drive                                                 Broadbent Arena


 Friday, August 23               Science Engineering and Technology Day

10am - 4 pm                            Science Engineering & Tech Showcase           Cloverville

10am – 6pm                               4-H Showcase – D 7                                                  Cloverville

12:00 pm                                 Novice Swine Showmanship                           Swine Barn

                                                Novice Market Swine Classes


Saturday, August 24             Family and Consumer Sciences Day 

9:30 am                                   Sewing Skill-a-thon Check-in                                 Cloverville

10:00 am                                 Sewing Skill-a-thon                                                 Cloverville

2:30 pm                                   Sewing Skill-a-thon Awards                                   Cloverville


Sunday, August 25                 4-H International Day               

10am – 12:00 pm                    4-H Showcase                                                         Cloverville

2pm – 5pm                              4-H Showcase                                                         Cloverville