2019 Jr. Fair Market Steer & Market Heifer Weigh-in Information

Marion County Jr. Fair
Market Steer & Heifer Weigh-In
Saturday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Horse Barn #7
(Snow Date: December 22)

2019 Jr. Fair Market Steer & Market Heifer Weigh-in Packet

  1. Complete one registration form for each steer and heifer to be registered and weighed.
  2. 2019 Marion County Market Beef Fair Entry Form: This enclosed form MUST be completed and turned in on December 15.This will be your fair entry form for market animals only. Breeding beef and feeder calf entry forms will be separate and due May 15.
  3. Enclosed are rules, requirements and application for the 2019 Bred, Born and Raised Class sponsored by the Cattlemen’s Association. Please read these carefully if you wish to participate in this class. These forms must also be completed and turned in at weigh-in/tagging registration on Saturday, December 15.
  4.  All market steer and heifer projects must be in the exhibitor’s possession and be weighed-in on December 15 to be eligible to show at the 2019 Marion County Fair.
  5.  All market beef will be weighed and tagged.
  6.  This letter is being sent to ag education instructors and electronically to all 4-H members. So pass this information on to any potential new exhibitors you may know. 4-H organizational advisors will receive a postcard.
  7.  You MUST have a halter on each animal!Please work with these animals and tame them to help prevent injuries to the animals and people.
  8.  RALGRO or SYNOVEX implants will be available at Steer and Heifer Weigh-In.
  9.  Dairy Feeder Calf Exhibitors must attend weigh-in and tag day to be determined at a later date. Beef Feeder Calf Exhibitors must have a broadside picture of their project animal and entry form turned in to the Extension office by May 15, 2019.
  10. The Ohio State Fair Beef Department is again using new protocols for identifying market beef animals.These protocols include the use of an electronic, identification (EID) ear tag that has a unique 15-digit number and a DNA sample that will be submitted for all market beef animals that exhibitors plan to enter in the 2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef Show.

The DNA collection will be in the form of a hair sample that will be submitted to the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2019 to meet the ownership deadlines for market beef animals.  Along with the DNA hair submission, each market animal’s 15-digit EID tag must also be included on the DNA packet. DNA packets may be picked up at any Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST sanctioned show prior to the January 15 deadline or ordered from the Ohio State Fair.

All market beef and market heifers that you plan to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair MUST have an EID tag and hair sample submitted by January 15 to the Ohio State Fair.  There are two ways to get the packet of materials needed:

If you are showing that animal at a BEST show prior to the January 15, 2019 deadline, the EID eartag you use for the BEST shows will also be the EID tag for state fair.  You will also get the envelope and directions for submitting a hair sample.

If you are not showing that animals in a BEST show, you must contact the Ohio State Fair and have a tag and packet sent to you.  Because most of our state fair exhibitors also show at BEST shows, the Marion County Extension office will NOT be ordering packets.  The EID tags are expensive and we do not want to order tags that will not be needed.

You will place the tag into the animal’s ear and collect the hair samples.  Once this step is completed, you will need to bring the envelope which is closed, seal in place correctly and signed by the exhibitor to the Extension office or Ag Instructor.  If the tag was in place when the animal comes to the Marion County Weigh-In on December 15 (the EID number will be written on the weigh-in slip), then you will bring the form to the Extension office if you are a 4-H member or to your Ag teacher if you are a FFA member.  The 4-H Educator or FFA Advisor will sign to verify you are a member in good standing at the time.  The exhibitor is then responsible to mail or deliver the envelope to the Ohio State Fair by January 15.  If the eartag is not in place at the December 15 weigh-in, you will also need to provide a clear picture that shows the EID eartag in place and the numbers can be read.

To obtain a packet if you are not showing in a BEST show, contact:

The Ohio Expo Center and State Fair
c/o Stacey French
717 E 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Phone: 514/544-4049
E-mail: s.french@expo.state.oh.us

 

For questions or concerns, please email Margo Long at long.1632@osu.edu.

2018 Family Consumer Science Nutrition Finalists

Congratulations to all of our nutrition and miscellaneous finalists! Click here to view the complete.

 

Our finalists are strongly encouraged to exhibit their projects in the 2018 Outstanding Nutrition and Miscellaneous Project Show on Monday, July 2, the Marion County Fair. The show is FOR DISPLAY ONLY AND NOT FOR JUDGING PURPOSES. It is a chance for those attending the fair to view the outstanding 4-H nutrition and miscellaneous projects.

***Important*** All projects must be exhibited in your 4-H club project booth or the open booth during the entire fair. If you do not have your project displayed in the club or open booth, you will not be allowed to participate in the Outstanding Nutrition and Miscellaneous Project Show. You will also not receive any recognition, placings, or state fair honors with these projects. All booth exhibits must be in place by Saturday, June 30.

Your display for this show should be whatever it was that you took to judging. Check in your display between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. and it may be taken down at the conclusion of the King and Queen Coronation.  Your display must be returned to your 4-H project booth at the conclusion of the King and Queen Coronation or by noon on Tuesday, July 3. Once your exhibit is checked in, you don’t have to stay with it.  The exhibits will be guarded, but I would not recommend leaving any valuable baskets under the table.

For those classes eligible for State Fair, you must exhibit at the show to participate in the state fair. All participants will be introduced and recognized Monday evening, following the Style Revue at approximately 8:00 p.m. State Fair winners will also be announced at this time.

Again, congratulations on your outstanding project work and good luck at the fair.

 

 

2018 Marion County Fair Royalty Announcement

Congratulations to this year’s Marion County Fair Royalty Court! The judges were very impressed with the quality of the applicants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to join us Monday, July 2 at 8:30 p.m. in the Coliseum for the Outstanding 4-H Girl and Boy awards as well as the Fair Royalty Coronation!

Crop, Shop, Science & Engineering Project Judging – June 30

The schedule for the  2018 Crop, Shop, Science & Engineering project judging is now available. We did our best to accommodate preferences; however, the class sizes and number of members enrolled in the projects determined the scheduling.

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*updated as of 6/22/18 at 4:25 p.m.

 

For questions or concerns, please email long.1632@osu.edu.

 

IMPORTANT: Marion County Pre-Fair Information

Please read the ENTIRE packet to ensure you do not miss anything! Click here for the complete pre-fair information.

If you have specific questions, please email Margo (long.1632@osu.edu). We are looking forward to a great fair!

Information listed in the packet:

  • Marion County 4-H Calendar
  • Marion County Fair Book
  • Marion County Fair Photo Identification Badges for Members
  • Overnight Permission
  • Milkshake Stand Help
  • Marion County Fair T-Shirt
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Junior Fair Schedule Change – Awards & Recognition
  • Pre-Judging
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Judging
  • Crop, Shop, Science and Engineering Judging
  • Identification on All Exhibits
  • Awards and Trophies
  • Livestock Exhibitor Information

Demonstration and Health & Safety Speaking Contests

Do you have an interest in public speaking? Public speaking is an important life skill to develop, therefore participation in the Demonstration and Health & Safety Speaking Contests  are a great opportunity for all 4-H members.

For more information:

Demonstration Contest

Health & Safety Speaking Contest

Entries for both contests are due to the Extension Office by May 24. The contests will be held on May 31 at 6 p.m. in the Extension Office.

Marion County Fair Photo Identification Badges for Members

This year the Marion County Senior Fair Board is again using photo identification badges for youth to enter the fairgrounds during the week of the fair.

Youth will need to get their pictures taken, at the Sr. Fair Board Office, during the following dates and times:

Monday, June 11            9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 12           9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 13       9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, June 14          9:00am – 8:00 pm

Friday, June 15              9:00am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 16           9:00am – 4:00 pm

Monday, June 18            9:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday, June 19           9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, June 20       9:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday, June 21          9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, June 22              9:00am – 4:00pm

Monday, June 25            9:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday, June 26           9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, June 27       9:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday, June 28          9:00am – 4:00pm

A complete list of the photo badge schedule.

The Sr. Fair Board has set a fee of $10 for all photo ids NOT made by THURSDAY, June 28 at 4:00 p.m.

As you can see, there are evening and weekend times in an effort to give parents as much flexibility as possible. Youth will have their picture taken during one of these times and get their badge made. They will receive this badge when they check an exhibit in at the fair on Saturday, June 30  or Sunday, July 1  Sr. Fair Board has set a fee of $10 for all badges that need to be replaced during fair week. For questions about photo identification badges, please call the Sr. Fair Board office at 382-2558.  If you do not pick up your photo id by Sunday, July 1, you will need to pay to get onto the fairgrounds.

 

FAIR PASSES FOR PARENTS & ADVISORS

Passes will only be available for purchase and the Senior Fair Board Office NOT the Extension Office. Parents are encouraged to buy a week long fair pass at the Sr. Fair Board Office.  They are $25.00 for the week. Daily admission to the fair is $8.00.

Only advisors who have met orientation, club attendance, and administrative requirements (finger printing, application and attended policy 1.50 training) will receive their fair membership pass at a reduced price ($15.00-Advisor Pass, $25.00-Season Pass and Membership). A membership pass includes the right to vote for board members.  The ½-price advisor pass allows advisors to enter open class, but does not give you the right to vote or parking privileges.  Passes will be available at the Senior Fair Board Office after Monday, June 11 through the fair.

 

Older Teen Opportunities – 2018

There are many opportunities to add to your 4-H experience. Below are just a few of the ways to be more involved with the county 4-H program and be recognized for your hard work!

 

Outstanding 4-H Boy and Girl
Applicants must be 16 or older as of January 1, 2018

The Outstanding 4-H Boy and Girl Award winners will soon be selected.  In an effort to include everyone eligible complete the enclosed cover page and include it as the first page in your 4-H Member Record Book and  return it to the Marion County Extension Office no later than Friday, June 6, 4:00 p.m.  Interviews will be Tuesday, June 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the OSU Extension office, on a first come, first served basis. The winners receive $100 and a very unique award annually for the ”Outstanding Marion County 4-H Girl and Boy.” This award can only be won one time. Click here for the application.

 

Marion County Jr.Fair King and Queen
Applicants for King and Queen must be 16 or older as of January 1, 2018

Please complete the application and return it to the Extension office no later than Friday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. Interviews will be Tuesday, June 21, starting at 7:00 p.m., on a first come first served basis, at the Extension office. Up to five king finalists and five queen finalists will be selected at the interviews. Jr Fair exhibitors will vote on these finalists on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1 at the Junior Fair Board Office. Click here for the application.

 

Marion County Jr. Fair Prince and Princess
Applicants for Prince and Princess must be 12-15 as of January 1, 2018

Please complete the application and return it to the Extension office no later than Friday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. Interviews will be Tuesday, June 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the OSU Extension office and will be on a first come first served basis. Up to five princess and five prince finalists will be selected at the interviews.  Junior fair exhibitors will vote on these finalists on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1 at the Junior Fair Board Office. Click here for the application.

 

4-H Outstanding Seamstress & 4-H Outstanding Nutritionist

Eligibility: Members must have completed at least six years of their respective 4-H clothing or food projects. The judges will select the awards based on past experience, present project quality, efforts in teaching others, and knowledge of subject areas.

Outstanding Nutritionist interviews will be Monday, June 25. Outstanding Seamstress interviews will be Tuesday, June 26. A time schedule will be sent with nutrition and clothing judging information. Applications available at the Extension Office.