Small Animal Association

''The Small Animal Association provides educational opportunities for all youth involved in the birds and poultry, rabbits and cavies, and goat projects. The association also coordinates and holds the SAA Sale at fair.

SAA meetings occur the first Thursday of every other month starting in September at 7 p.m. in the PMR (basement of the Extension office). The May SAA meeting is no longer mandatory, but will still feature the buyer's workshop and it is strongly encouraged that first time sellers attend this workshop.

SAA By-laws (includes sale rules) (revised 9/2018)

SAA Friend of 4-H Nomination Form


SAA Sale

Details for 2024:

July 13, 2024

Eaton County Fairgrounds
Goats - Poultry - Rabbits/Cavies
Buyer refreshments beginning at 12 p.m., sale begins at 1 p.m.

SAA Sale Frequently Asked Questions for youth

SAA Sale Luncheon

  • 2024 Food List for Clubs, Luncheon and Silent Auction Work Shift Schedule - TBD
  • Luncheon and Silent Auction Club Rotation Schedule
    • Note: It was voted in 2018 that all clubs with youth in small animals (as of 2018) will rotate on a 5 year basis to be in charge of the SAA Luncheon and Silent Auction. Last updated 2022.

Volunteer shifts

Sign up here:

  • Counter Help
  • Filing Help
  • Runner Help
  • Tech Help
Sale Forms
  • Proxy Form (for buyers who cannot attend the sale)
  • Premium Form (for buyers who cannot attend the sale)
    • Due to the Extension office by Wednesday July 3 for 2024. Premium log sheets can also be filled out on sale day. All SAA premiums must be turned into the Back Office by the end of the SAA sale.
  • Buyers passes – Handed out at the buyer's workshop or pick up from the Extension office (two per youth for new buyers; last year’s buyers are mailed passes in June).
  • Exhibitor responsibilities for the sale