n Pre-entry dates are set for June 27, June 28 and July 1.
n Reminder to pick up your record books.
n Lamb and meat goat weigh-ins will be on May 4 from 8–10 a.m. at the Appanoose County Fairgrounds.
n Swine exhibitors need their hogs tags in by May 15. Derby pig weigh-ins will be on Saturday, May 4.
n Appanoose County Fair Queen contestants (ages 16 to 21 years old) application deadline is June 1. Applications may be picked up at the Extension Office or Iowa Trust and Savings Bank in Centerville.
n Clothing Event/Fashion Review will be on Tuesday, July 9. Communication event will be held on Tuesday, July 2 at 9 a.m. First United Methodist Church. Youth Council meeting on April 15 at 7 p.m. Appanoose County adult committee will be on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
n Dog project meetings begin Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
n Horse project meetings will begin in June.
n Cow/Calf project – calves must be born between Jan. 1 and May 1 and weighed in within three days of birth by one of beef official weighers. Contact the extension office with questions at 856-3885.
n Future dates – Appanoose County Fair – July 15-20 and Iowa State Fair – Aug. 8-18.
Refreshments were served by Lee Benz, Austin and Samantha Nielsen. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.