Clean Pen Awards

The purpose of the award is to promote attractive and educational presentations of projects. All 4-H and FFA groups showing the following market animals: beef, (including Dairy, which is not market), sheep, swine, goats, rabbits, and poultry are eligible to enter the contest. A sign identifying the group must be displayed. An educational component MUST also be included as a part of your decorations. This is a great opportunity for youth to teach what they’ve learned! Judging will occur twice throughout the course of AgFest under the supervision of the AgFest Junior Board with input from Barn Chairs.

Exhibits are scored on the following:

General Appearance: 50 points

PointsActivity
10Hallway: Swept and clear
10Use of sign identifying 4-H club or FFA chapter
15Cleanliness and appearance of animals
10Condition of bedding
5Neatness of tack and equipment

Educational Value: 35 points

PointsActivity
20Does exhibit have an educational component.
15Originality of exhibit

Attendant(s) on Duty: 15 points

PointsActivity
5Attendant easily recognized?
5Attendant courteous?
5Is attendant willing to share knowledge and information?

TOTAL: 100 Points

A set of tools will be awarded to the top scorers (with Barn Chair approval) as follows:

  • Beef: FFA and 4-H
  • Dairy: FFA and 4-H
  • Swine: FFA and 4-H
  • Sheep: FFA and 4-H
  • Goats: FFA and 4-H
  • Rabbits: FFA and 4-H
  • Poultry: FFA and 4-H