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New virtual fair for 4-H members impacted by fair cancellations


As county and state fairs across the country have been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crop Risk Services (CRS) announced its first-ever Crop Risk Services Virtual Fair where 4-H members can submit one of their fair projects to CRS via email for judging. This opportunity is a great second option for many 4-H members.

“The future of agriculture truly resides in our young people. The educational and leadership opportunities, skill sets and values learned from organizations like 4-H build future leaders,” says Steve Maulberger, CRS Vice President Grain Inetgration and CRS Virtual Fair Board Chairman. “We want to give members’ the chance to be recognized for the hard work they’ve put into their 4-H projects all year whether they are CRS insureds or not.”

Entries submitted between July 20 and Aug. 20 will be judged by a panel of CRS employees and then projects will b shared across CRS social media channels for added recognition. In addition, CRS will donate $50 per completed project to the 4-H FOURWARD Fund up to $25,000 to provide educational resources to families who need it most.

To enter a project, 4-H members must:

  1. Complete the project entry form
  2. Snap a photo of themselves with their project
  3. Email entry form and photo to

“In many areas, young people may have had opportunites to still exhibit, but in a much different capacity than is typical,” says Maulberger. “In a time of uncertainty, we hope the Virtual Fair will be a highlight of the summer for 4-H members as they continue to learn and demonstrate the resilience that makes us ever more confident the future of agriculture is in great hands.”

4-H members looking to submit a project for judging in the Crop Risk Services Virtual Fair should visit their website for an entry form and submission directions.

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