Worth County Fair cancelled, adjusting to online format for 4-H and FFA participants

The Worth County Fair Board and the Worth County Extension Council announced that they have decided to cancel this year’s traditional fair and transform the 2020 Worth County Fair from a “face to face” fair to a “4-H and FFA Virtual Fair” due to the current Public Health Emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19.

While it is true that some of the events will not happen, many of the core activities will take place virtually so that 4-H and FFA youth members can still get that valuable experience.

This was a very difficult decision that was based on the board’s goal of protecting the health and safety of everyone involved. While this will be a major change to how we normally conduct the fair, the board is confident that our great staff, volunteers, participants and spectators will work hard to make this the best “4-H/FFA Virtual Worth County Fair” possible. 

A 4-H and FFA Town Hall teleconference meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday night to discuss the ISU Worth County Extension plan to host this year’s fair on a virtual platform.

For more information call Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension Education Specialist at 1-641-324-1531 or emaill him at djohn@iastate.edu.