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The rabbit project is a great way to get involved no matter where you live. You’ll learn the basics of rabbit care and proper nutrition. You can even show your rabbits.

Resources to help you learn

  • LEVEL 1: What's Hoppening? In level 1, learn to care for a rabbit, groom and show a rabbit, and build a nest box.
  • LEVEL 2: Making Tracks In level 2, select and judge rabbits for exhibit and learn about rabbit housing and care.
  • LEVEL 3: All Ears! In level 3, study genetics and rabbit breeding, design a rabbitry, and promote rabbit products.
  • Rabbit Helper's Guide: Publication # BU-08083 (2004) 

State Fair Exhibit Rules

Each county may submit 2 entries total from 50135 and 1 entry from 50137.

50135    Animal Science

Prepare a display focusing on any activity related to the animal science project. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have gained through the animal project you studied.  The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period. Live animals are not permitted as exhibits in this area. For safety reasons, exhibits cannot include glass, syringes with needles or any other sharp objects.

50137    Animal Science Ready4Life Challenge

(Open to 11- to 18-year-olds enrolled in any Animal Science project)

Exhibits in this category must include the following: a) a physical representation of the career or business product such as a model, prototype or display/portfolio that includes images of accomplished work; b) verbal or written explanations that demonstrate knowledge of the related career or business fields, potential careers, and the appropriate requirements for achievement in those fields. The judging criteria for this class values thoroughness of career and/or business exploration and pursuit above the workmanship of the physical specimen on display.