Routes for Animal Arrival

All Cattle, Goats and Lambs Exhibitors:

All cattle, goats and lambs are to enter the fairgrounds at the 132 gate. Make an immediate right and come past the Lykins Pavilion and continue on to the Holman Livestock Complex.  All goats and lambs will trailer through the Holman Livestock Complex to unload, check-in and weigh-in on the hog scales. (This includes all non-market goats) Trailers only with cattle on them will turn left at the Lykins Pavilion and continue past the Muliti-Purpose Building, past the Senior Fair Board office down to the Cattle Barn and unload and weigh in on the cattle scales.

 

All Hog Exhibitors:

All hogs are to be trailed in the 132 gate. Make an immediate right and come past the Lykins Pavilion and continue on to the Holman Livestock Complex.  All hogs will trailer through the Holman Livestock Complex to unload, check-in and weigh-in on the hog scales.

 

All Poultry and Rabbit Exhibitors:

All Poultry and Rabbits are to be brought in the Locust Street gate and turn left just past the 4-H Hall to unload at the Poultry and Rabbit Barn. You will then need to move your vehicle immediately after unloading your animals to the gravel lot behind the Holman Livestock Complex.

Way to Go!

Congratulations to all our 4-Hers that completed their general projects and attended judging!  Everyone did a FANTASTIC job!

We invite all club members and their families to attend the 4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle!

The 4-H Style Revue will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building. The Winners’ Circle ceremony will be held immediately following the 4-H Style Revue at approximately 2:00 p.m.  Style Review and Winners’ Circle recognize members who completed a general project and participated in General Project Judging.  We will announce placings, as well as, state fair delegates.

Leadership Washington Focus

LWF DelegatesClermont County Delegates, Lacie Barnes and Luke Uhlenbrock are spending the week in Washington DC attending Leadership Washington Focus.

Delegates learn about their leadership style by studying the leadership styles of historical figures. Lacie and Luke will develop a better understanding of their own strengths and challenges as leaders, how to address their challenges and how to work effectively with others who have different styles.

Thank you Clermont County 4-H Committee for sponsoring these #TrueLeaders.

 

Fair Livestock Check-in Times Changed Due to Heat

Arrival times for Fri & Sat have been changed per the Vet due to heat. Market & non-market animals must arrive between 8pm-11pm.

All goats and lambs will unload and weigh on the hog scales in the Holman Livestock Complex. Please pull all the way through the Holman Livestock Complex.

The check-in times for rabbits and poultry have not changed.  Market Chickens arrive from 7:00-9:00 a.m., followed by exhibition chickens from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  Exhibition and Market Rabbits arrive between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Before leaving check-in, please make sure you have filed all of the paperwork required for your specie.

Club Flower Display Container Contest

This year, Grant’s Farm will be donating any annual flowers you need to create your fair planters. Feel free to stop by the farm (5552 Bucktown Rd.) or our garden center (2115 S.R. 131) any time they’re are open and pick out any annuals you need! See the cashier for details.

Club Flower Display Container Contest:
Flower Container Drop-Off: Thursday, July 18, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Award Presentation: Thursday of fair week, during the Skill-a-thon awards ceremony.

General Rules:
1. Clubs are responsible for taking care of their flower displays throughout the week.
2. Plants must be planted inside the container. It is recommended that packing peanuts or an empty
milk jug be placed in the bottom of the container then filled with soil to reduce weight.
3. Containers must be easily moved. Containers will be displayed at the entryway of buildings and
barns around the fairgrounds.
4. Flower containers should be the work of club members.
5. The club name must be visibly displayed on the flower container.
6. The fair theme “Celebrating 170 Years…AND THE REST IS HISTORY“, should be incorporated into the overall design.
7. Flower containers must be turned in to the Extension Office between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday,
July 19.
8. Flower displays will be judged on originality/creativity, overall design and incorporation of the fair
theme. Awards will be given for first through fifth place as well as individual honors for the Most
Creative, Most Colorful and Best 4-H Design. Designs turned in late will not be judged.

4-H Outpost Sign-Up

Sign up to work a shift in the 4-H Outpost during the Clermont County Fair!  This is the only fundraiser sponsored by the Clermont County 4-H Committee, to support the 4-H program.  It takes hundreds of youth, parents and volunteers to help make the Outpost run smoothly all week!

The funds raised from the Outpost are used to support state camp and trip scholarships, project awards and 4-H programming.  Every 4-H club is asked to work one shift in the Outpost.  Shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each club must have a minimum of 8 youth working per shift. Youth should be at least 12 years of age, no one under the age of 18 is permitted to work at the grill.  A club volunteer or parent is required to be present throughout the shift.  Only one club is able to work per shift.  When signing up, please use the first and last name of the volunteer overseeing the shift and put the club name in the comments.  As a reminder, working a shift in the 4-H Outpost is a requirement for any club striving to become an Honor Club.

4-H Outpost Sign-up

Risk Management Agency moves date for harvesting cover crops on Prevented Planting acres

With many farmers in Ohio unable to plant before the Final Planting Date for crop insurance, questions are arising about planting and harvesting cover crops on those prevented planting acres.  USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) rules allow operators to plant cover crops on prevented planting acres and to hay, graze, or cut the cover crops for silage after the posted “harvest date.”  In previous years, the harvest date for cover crops was November 1.   If an operator harvested the cover crop before that date, the prevented plant payment would be reduced from 100% to 35%. Read more here…

4-H Tech ChangeMakers

Clermont County 4-H teens, Ethan Pfankuch and Luke Uhlenbrock are making a change in their communities through innovation and leadership. Thanks to a partnership between 4‑H and Microsoft, youth can lead positive change in a digital-driven world. Our 4-H Tech ChangeMakers enjoyed spending time at Bethel Woods and Miami Township Lifelong Learning Centers engaging with older adults and helping them navigate technology.  During their visit the Tech Teens answered questions and guided discussion regarding cell phones.  They are looking forward to follow-up visits later this summer and fall.