Hello Nassau County families!
2020 has been an unprecedented and challenging year, but we are always so incredibly impressed with the resiliency of our youth and parents. Thank you for adjusting and staying positive with us as we navigate uncharted waters.
At this time we are expected to resume in-person activities July 31st, which would allow us to have fair activities. As such, the 4-H Association met on 5/19 to address qualifications and fair points with considerations to the challenges 4-H families saw starting in March.
The 4-H Association has voted the following policy for the 2020 year, but will resume normal fair point qualifications next year.
For 2020, all 4-H’ers wishing to show animals in the Northeast Florida Fair must acquire 3 eligible fair points between the dates of August 1 2019 and August 1 2020. Two points may come from the previous year, but at least 1 point must be a non-fair related activity.
For 4-H’ers who this is their first year showing in 4-H or are cloverbuds will have their points waived, as part of standard policy.
Forms will, as always, be due August 1st. Download the form: Fair Points Form
We have offered more than 40 opportunities both in person and virtually as of May, with more and ongoing opportunities still ahead. Of course Project/Record books are always a point and compliment the animal projects very nicely.
Not sure what point opportunities were offered? They have been listed through the Facebook and Friday Flyer. A general list can be found HERE
At the end of the day fair points should not be an added stress to a 4-H’ers project. Fair points are designed to be easily acquired if the member stays even minimally involved in 4-H throughout the year. Although we strongly believe in the benefits and life skills gained though animal-based projects, we encourage our youth to explore beyond the barn.
We hope that these adjustments will alleviate your stress as you prepare for the fair. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact our office and we’ll be happy to assist you!