The 2017 Grant County Farm and Home Show runs Friday and Saturday, January 13 and January 14, at Milbank High School. “The Farm and... Farm and Home Show Seeks Crops and Crafts


The 2017 Grant County Farm and Home Show runs Friday and Saturday, January 13 and January 14, at Milbank High School. “The Farm and Home Show is for friends, neighbors, business owners, and vendors to connect and it’s a social event for everyone,” stated Grant County 4-H Youth Program Advisor Sara Koepke. The show features commercial exhibits, entertainment, and food.

Area farmers are encouraged to enter their crops. All entries must have been grown in South Dakota in 2016 by the exhibitor. An exhibitor can submit multiple entries, but is limited to one entry for each variety or lot. Crops will be entered from 4 to 6 p.m. January 12, and judging takes place Friday, January 13. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three in each class. Plus, crop show entrants, adult and youth, have a chance to win $100 in Ol’ Mill Bucks.

The Grant County 4-H program partners with the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce to also display local art, crafts, and home-based talents.

The list of crop exhibit classes and lots includes:

Crop Exhibits

(One-gallon sample required for all grain crops, unless otherwise noted)

Class A – Corn

Lot 1 – Dent – any color (10 ears required)

Lot 2 – Shelled corn (a gallon sample)

Lot 3 – Popcorn (10 ears required)

Lot 4 – Flint (10 ears required)

Lot 5 – Soybeans

Lot 6 – Sorghum

Lot 7 – Safflower

Lot 8 – Sunflower, oil seed

Lot 9 – Sunflower, confectionery seed

Lot 10 – Spring wheat

Lot 11 – Winter wheat

Lot 12 – Durum wheat

Lot 13 – Oats

Lot 14 – Rye

Lot 15 – Barley

Lot 16 – Flax

Lot 17 – Proso Millet

Lot 18 – Foxtail Millet

Lot 19 – Buckwheat

Lot 20 – Edible Beans

Lot 21 – Canola

Lot 22 – Peas

Class B – Forages

Hay samples must be a 12x12x18 inch sample and silage sample must be brought in a clear, gallon plastic bag.

Lot 23 – Alfalfa Hay

Lot 24 – Legume and Grass Mixture Hay

Lot 25 – Prairie Hay

Lot 26 – Tame Grass Hay

Lot 27 – Corn Silage

Lost 28 – Legume & Grass Mix Silage

Lot 29 – Sorghum Silage

Lot 30 – Small Grain Silage

Lot 31 – Alfalfa Haylage

Lost 32 – High Moisture Corn Silage

Class C – Potatoes (samples must be 3 tubers, not eligible for State Show)

Lot 33 – Red potatoes

Lot 34 – White potatoes

Lot 35 – Russet potatoes

Class K – Eggs (samples must be 1 dozen – not eligible for State Show)

Lot 36 – White eggs

Lot 37 – Brown eggs

Lot 38 – Other color

Home Arts Exhibits

The home arts exhibits allows area adults and youth to enter crafts, baked goods, photographs and much more. Entries in the home arts must be made by Thursday, January 12, between 4 and 6 p.m. Exhibits will not be accepted after judging has begun. Entries must be made in the name of the person doing the work and should not have been exhibited at the previous Farm and Home Show. Read each lot carefully for specific directions. Enter only two exhibits in each lot number.

Following are the age classifications that have been established: Beginner Division – up to 11 years of age; Youth Division – age 12-18; Adult Division – ages 19 and older. These divisions apply to home arts exhibits only.

Entries will be judged and ribbons awarded to the top three exhibits in each age division lot. Sponsored awards will be given to each first overall winner in each age division. Awards will be presented at 11 a.m. in the MHS lobby on Saturday, January 14. Winners will be posted prior to Saturday on Grant County 40H South Dakota Facebook page.

Home and crop exhibits may be picked up between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on Saturday. All exhibits should be clean, free of dust and stains. Exhibit tags must be attached to each exhibit entered. The exhibit tags are available at the Grant County 4-H Office in the Grant County Courthouse, and will be available Thursday. Each entry must have an accompanying exhibit tag.

Following are the various home arts exhibits available for entry:

Class L – Clothing & Needlecraft

Prizes awarded to beginner, youth and adult divisions

Lot 1 – Blouse or shirt

Lot 2 – Skirt or jumper

Lot 3 – Dress

Lot 4 – Pants, shorts or garment with a crotch seam

Lot 5 – Outfit of two or more pieces

Lot 6 – Sleepwear

Lot 7 – Recycle garment

Lot 8 – Accessory, using fabric

Lot 9 – Household accessory (pillow, apron, placements, etc)

Lot 10 – Miscellaneous constructed article – other than names above

Lot 11 – Selected outfit

Lot 12 – Quilt article (baby, twin, full or larger)

Lot 13 – Hand embroidered article (pillow case, dish towel, table cloth, etc)

Lot 14 – Counted cross stitch (any size)

Lot 15 – Crocheted article (thread, yarn, etc)

Lot 16 – Knitted article

Lot 17 – Wool felt article

Foods & Food Preservation

            Foods – Prizes sponsored by Seehafer ACE Hardware – awarded to beginner, youth and adult divisions

As appropriate, bring food exhibits on a paper plate and insert in a plastic bag. After exhibits are judged, a sample of each entry will be kept for display purposes. The balance will be given to the Farm and Home Show lunch stand for distribution. A recipe care must accompany the entry.

Class M – Foods & Food Preservation

Lot 18 – Bars cookies (exhibit 3)

Lot 19 – Brownies (exhibit 3)

Lot 20 – Drop cookies (exhibit 3)

Lot 21 – Molded cookies (exhibit 3)

Lot 22 – Pressed Cookies (exhibit 3)

Lot 23 – Other cookies (exhibit 3)

Lot 24 – Cakes (foam, sponge or chiffon, no frosting or glaze)

Lot 25 – Doughnuts (raised or cake – exhibit 3)

Lot 26 – Yeast bread, white or dark (one loaf)

Lot 27 – Muffins (exhibit 3 – without paper backing cups)

Lot 28 – Quick bread (one loaf)

Lot 29 – Yeast Dinner Rolls (exhibit 3)

Lot 30 – Sweet rolls – yeast (exhibit 3)

Lot 31 – Fudge (exhibit 3 pieces)

Lot 32 – Pies & pastries (no cream pies)

Lot 33 – Other homemade candy (exhibit 3 pieces)

Lot 34 – Convenience food – food prepared differently from a cake mix. Food must be safe when stored at room temperature. Recipe must accompany exhibit. (Example – cookies, bars or loaf bread prepared using cake mix.)

Lot 35 – Special diet baked food product – cookie, bar, breads, muffin, etc – prepared for a gluten free diet, lactose free or any special diet. Recipe must accompany exhibit.

            Food Preservation – All food preservation exhibits in lots must be processed by water bath or pressure canner. Exhibitor must attach a label stating processing method and time on all food presentation. This is the exhibitor’s responsibility. Example: water bath method: fruits, jams and jellies, pickles. Pressure canner: meat, vegetable. Jars must have rings, be a standard size and meet all USDA requirements for canning. Jams and jellies must be in a sealed jar and will be opened for judging. All food preservation need to have a recipe attached.

Lot 36 – Canned fruit – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 37 – Canned tomatoes – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 38 – Canned vegetables, other than tomato – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 39 – Salsa – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 40 – Tomato juice – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 41 – Cucumber pickles, sweet – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 42 – Cucumber pickles, dill – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 43 – Other pickles – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 44 – Relish – 1 standard pint jar

Lot 45 – Canned meat or fish – 1 standard jar (pint or quart)

Lot 46 – Jam or preserves – 1 standard jar (½ pint or pint jar)

Lot 47 – Jelly – 1 standard jar (½ pint or pint jar)

Visual Arts

Class N – Photography – Prizes awarded to beginner, youth and adult divisions – Photos must be 8×10 mounted on core foam (10×14 or 11×14 in size – any color may be used to enhance photos) Photos may be color or black and white. Include label on back of the core foam which includes camera type.

Lot 48 – Candid photo of person

Lot 49 – Portrait of one or more people

Lot 50 – Animals and/or with people

Lot 51 – Flower or plant

Lot 52 – Buildings, architecture or interior

Lot 53 – Landscape

Lot 54 – Still Life (non-living inanimate object, indoors or outdoors)

Lot 55 – Action

Lot 56 – Close-up

Lot 57 – Tourism or promotion

Lot 58 – Artistic Photography – photos must be matted and framed to enhance the photo. Must be ready to hang or use.

Class O – Visual Arts – Prizes sponsored by The Clay House to beginner, youth and adult divisions – exhibits must have a 3×5 card attached to the article describing work done, procedure used, etc. along with name and address. Exhibits should be ready to use or hang.

Chalk, Carbon and Pigment

Lot 59 – Oil painting, any subject

Lot 60 – Watercolor, any subject

Lot 61 – Acrylic painting, any subject

Lot 62 – Charcoal drawing, any subject

Lot 63 – Pen or pencil drawing, any subject

Lot 64 – Pastel or chalk drawing, any subject

Lot 65 – Computer art

Clay, Ceramics, Modeling, Compounds

Lot 66 – Sculpture (any media)

Lot 67 – Ceramic, any finish

Lot 68 – Fimo clay


Lot 69 – Wreath, dried or rustic materials (straw, vines, wires)

Lot 70 – Wreath, any other materials

Other Visual Arts

Lot 71 – Jewelry, one article

Lot 72 – Jewelry set, 2 to 3 pieces

Lot 73 – Metal craft

Lot 74 – Paper, scrapbooking

Lot 75 – Paper, other (origami, paper cutting, etc)

Lot 76 – Plaster craft

Lot 77 – Wood construction or finished article, large

Lot 78 – Wood construction or finished article, small

Lot 79 – Wood article, finished other than paint

Lot 80 – Wooden article, painted

Lot 81 – Wood carved article

Lot 82 – Woodburning

Lot 83 – Refurnished article

Lot 84 – Stained glass

Lot 85 – Miscellaneous craft, other than named above

Class P – Self Determined & Innovation – Prizes sponsored by Valley Office Products to top beginner, youth and adult divisions. – Innovation exhibits are out-of-the-box thinking. Technology may or may not play a factor in the success of the project. “Exhibitors could have created a blog to help other babysitters learn. A drone could have been constructed to analyze crops. You could have wrote a play and had it performed in your local community. The sky is the limit,” explained Koepke.

Educational Display

Educational displays introduce viewers to a subject by illustrating an idea or fact. Displays may take form of three-dimensional object, scale model, a notebook, etc. Size restrictions on educational displays are approximately 4×6 feet.

Educational Posters

Educational posters must be 14×22 inch poster board with a vertical or horizontal orientation. Educational posters – may be done in any medium (watercolor, crayon, ink, etc), utilize elements and principles of design, and/or have margins on four sides, except in artistic instances.

** Educational displays and posters should illustrate a single basic idea, catch viewers’ attention long enough to introduce them to the subject, and/or impress viewers with a specific message and arouse a response.)


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