4-H Awards Night – Take 2!

Let’s try again! We want to recognize our amazing Knox County 4-H members, Cloverbuds, and advisors for the awesome effort they put into our program! Please join us November 10, 2022 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ramser 4-H Activity Center for an awards presentation of top projects, Cloverbud Graduation, membership recognition awards, and advisor appreciation gifts. Light desserts will be provided but please feel free to bring something to share! Dress is casual and family is welcome. Please RSVP to the OSU Extension Office by Nov 8.

We hope to see you Nov 10!

Flyer: Award night Take 2


Carving New Ideas 2022

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at 4-H Camp Ohio on Nov. 18-20.  CNI is a statewide camping opportunity with workshops, activities and leadership development for 4-H members in grades 8-12.

Please visit go.osu.edu/cni22 for more information.

Ohio BEST Program Update: BVD Rule Testing

Please share the attached message from Ohio Cattlemen’s Association with any potential BEST exhibitors:

“A new rule regarding Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) persistent infection (PI) status will be applied to the 2022-23 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) program. All cattle (BEST and non-BEST) (in-state and out-of-state) must have a negative BVD test to exhibit at any OCA BEST sanctioned show.

 …The OCA BEST Committee will be working with local jackpot shows and county cattlemen’s associations to offer BVD testing ahead of the BEST show season to reduce the cost of the test for exhibitors and to streamline BEST check-in procedures. More information on these tests is available at www.ohiocattle.org/best or by calling the OCA office at 614-873-6736. If unable to attend one of the pre-season testing opportunities, your local veterinarian may perform one of the approved BVD tests.”

BVD Update Press Release


2022 Livestock Interview Judging and Skillathon

We have one more day for livestock interview judging and skillathon on Tuesday, July 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Ramser 4-H Activity Center.   Please remember members who plan on exhibiting animal projects at the fair need to complete this final step.  If this step in not completed then they will not be able to exhibit at the fair this year.   Lots of information is being given out to members and their families.  All members will get a packet with the following information, their back numbers(s), and a wrist band.  We will also have other information for the sale, staying overnight, filling out DUNF, UPI, and Ractopamine Affidavits.

We look forward to seeing a lot of you on Tuesday.

2022 Schedule

2022 Fair Livestock Requirement Summary

2022 Knox County Livestock Information

Online Link Postcard for DUNF, UPI, Ractopamine

2022 Sale Brochure

Direct Deposit Form – Fillable

2022 Fairbook Cover Contest

Here is an opportunity for junior fair exhibitors with a passion for art!  This year we are having a contest for our 2022 Knox County Jr. Fair Fairbook! It will be split into two age divisions, Junior: age 8-12 and Seniors: ages 13 and up.  Winners will have their artwork published on the front of our 2022 fairbook cover.

Submissions should be made by Friday, May 13th.

Please send your submissions to knoxcountyjrfair@yahoo.com

Little Farmers Educational Program at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair is conducting some ag education at the fair this year and are looking for volunteers.

All volunteers get FREE Ohio State Fair admission for themselves and one guest if working at least one four-hour shift. This may be a great opportunity for families/4-H clubs that are going to be there already or 4-H clubs/groups that want to spend a day helping! The shifts are 4 hours so plenty of time to explore the fair afterwards/before shifts.

Little Farmers Flier

2022 Junior Fair Senior Scholarship Award

This will be awarded to one senior from each of the following Departments.

  • Beef (Beef Breeding, Beef Feeder, Market Beef, Dairy Market Feeder, and Market Dairy Steer)
  • Dairy Cows
  • Dogs
  • Equine (light horse and draft)
  • Goats (Breeding, Market, and Pack)
  • Llama and Alpaca
  • Poultry (Production and Market)
  • Rabbits (Breeding and Market)
  • Swine
  • Sheep (Breeding and Market)
  • Still Projects

Eligibility Requirements: Must be graduating from high school in the Spring of 2022. Must be exhibiting the specie in which they sign up for in the 2022 Knox County Junior Fair. They may sign up for all departments they are exhibiting in. Must be signed up by the deadline of May 13, 2022.

Participation Requirements: Each participant will be given no more than 20 minutes to present in a way of their choosing one of the following topics to a selection panel. (For example – PowerPoint, prepared speech, or display board)

  • Biosecurity
  • Agriculture Advocation
  • The Positive impact of 4H and FFA in a Community
  • Economy – Agricultures Role

Selection Process and Awards: Participants will present their presentation in mid-June. They will be contacted with a specific presentation date and time. Once all entries have presented, the selection panel will choose a winner from each department. The winner from each department will be announced during the special announcements portion of the Sale of Champions. The award amount is dependent upon the number of entries but will be no less than $250.00 per Department.

To Sign up, use this link: