Mock Judging Contest

Ohio State ATI Presents: The 1st ever Mock Judging Contest Workout Series!!!

This is a great opportunity for coaches to work alongside their team to develop and learn judging skills. Coaches can walk through the entire event with their participants. (Teams are optional).

Live critiques will be given in front of the livestock by ATI Judging Coach Seth Ebert.

Feedback will be given to participants who give oral reasons (coaches are welcome to listen).

There will be three regional opportunities to participate:





At least one class per species will be present (beef, swine, sheep, goat).

Pre-Registration is mandatory:

This is a FREE event.

QA Options 2023

QA is required to be attended ONCE by each market livestock exhibitor in order to show and sell at the Morgan County Junior Fair. 

In-person training (held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds) are planned to take place on:

  • Saturday, May 20 10am-12pm
  • Saturday, May 20 at 1pm-3pm
  • Monday, June 5 6:30pm-8:30pm


We also have an option for youth to test out of QA BUT registration is required!

Basic Information:
Livestock Quality Assurance Test-Out will be held on May 4th at 5-6:30pm It will be located at the Riecker Building in Rm 325. (Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes to take the test, do not show up at 6:20pm to test-out) The last test will be handed out at 6pm!
Other Details:
Registration for this event is required!. 12-14 year-old and 15-18 year-old 4-H and FFA members can test out of their annual quality assurance (QA) program. Youth ages 12-14 who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program for up to 3 years. Youth ages 15-18 years who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program permanently. Note that this age is based on 4-H age.  We do NOT recommend youth who are a 4-H age of 14 test-out. They will be in a new age bracket the next year and will be required to take QA regardless.
For more information, contact Sophia Whisman,, 740-252-5435
Please register by May 3rd using this link:


If you are unable to attend any of these options to satisfy the QA requirement please call the office ASAP. There are options to attend other counties QA as long as I am in the loop! All out of county QA training must be completed by June 12, 2023.

Not sure of your QA status for 2023? Did you test out more than 3 years ago? Contact Sophia Whisman, or 740-252-5435 to check your status.

Poultry Biosecurity

As we move through bird migration and enter 4H poultry livestock season I want to provide a bunch of links and helpful information.  The 2022-2023 HPAI outbreak is ongoing and there are still detections of disease in neighboring states.  We are heading towards peak migratory bird migration in the next month, so it is crucial that we practice our very best biosecurity in order to maximize our chances of a successful 4H poultry livestock season in 2023.


A great super short video that updates on how to keep your flock safe from HPAI:



Attached is the tri-fold on HPAI.


There will be a zoom on poultry disease as part of a three-part webinar series on poultry hosted by Lizz Share and OSU State 4H. There will be an update on HPAI during the presentation given by Ted McDermott.


Wednesday, April 26th : Poultry Health


Here are some helpful resources for you.

Youth Poultry Project Webinar 2023 (1)

Avian Influenza Trifold

Market Steer Check-In

It is that time of the year again! There was a letter sent out to all previous or potential exhibitors planning on showing a market steer at the 2023 Morgan County Fair.

Here is a reminder for those interested. Market steer tag-in/weigh-in will be Saturday, December 17 from 8:00-10:00am at the fairgrounds. If an exhibitor plans to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, DNA samples will be taken.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OSU Extension office or a Senior Fair Board member.

Beef Projects

Youth Beef Project Webinar 2022

Do you know any youth who are interested in taking beef projects but don’t know much about beef? Or know of any youth who have, but would like to learn more? Anyone interested in learning about beef projects are welcome to attend these webinars and learn from educated individuals about beef! To learn more see attached flyer!


Here are the correct show and crowning start times for Morgan County Fair 2022. (please disregard the last page of the schedule for shows on Tuesdays the fair book)

There has been some miscommunication so for clarification these are the CORRECT times.

Tuesday, September 6th

9:30am Junior Dairy Goat Show

9:30 am Junior Rabbit Show

4:30pm Royalty Crowning

6pm Junior Fair Sheep Show

Wednesday, September 7th

9 am Junior Fair Horse Show

10 am Junior Fair Meat Goat Show

7 pm Junior Fair Swine Show

Thursday, September 8th

9 am Junior Fair Beef Showmanship, followed by Junior Fair Beef Breeding Show

9:30 am Junior Fair Poultry Show

5 pm Junior Fair Market Beef Show (feeder calves, dairy beef feeders, market beef)

Friday, September 9th

10 am Junior Fair Dairy Show

6 pm All Around Showman Contest

Saturday, September 10th

9:30am Parade

11 am Sale

Do not forget to complete your DUNF Forms, due Tuesday the 6th! Another post talked more in depth about this.

We wish everyone luck at the Morgan County Fair!


DUNF Forms 2022

It is about that time!

At this point you should have received this in an email as well!

Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) Must be Completed Online, there will be no paper copies available this year per The Ohio Department of Agriculture request.


The Drug Use Notification Form must be completed by all market and lactating livestock that are exhibited at the Morgan County Fair. See list below.

  • Ohio Revised Code 901-19-06
    • DUNFs are required of the following species:
      • Market: Steer, Hog, Lamb, Dairy Steer, Goat, Poultry (by pen)
      • Lactating: Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats
    • Form must be completed by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

 Here is the link to our DUNF forms:


If you have any questions you can call the office at 740-962-4854

Sale Photos

Fair is just around the corner, time to get excited!

I want to let all market exhibitors know who will be participating in the sale this year that sale buyer photos are to be brought by the exhibitors similar to last year. You may turn them in at Skillathon this Saturday, August 20th or they can be turned in to the extension office. They are due Monday September 5th at the latest and can be turned into the barn meeting at that point. With that in mind, please note that the pictures given MUST be in the CORRECT Format. Pictures must be horizontal orientation as well as the child  MUST be dressed appropriately, keep in mind some buyers may hang their photos up in businesses or somewhere for all to see so dress your best! If they are not in correct format or not what has been specified below the pictures may be refused. Please see the photo attached below for what is expected for the photos.

This year kids will also be expected to pick up their photos during the sale to hand deliver to the buyers. This avoids the issues of buyers not checking out and not receiving their cards forcing them to be mailed and potentially still not being received.

If you have any questions please call the office! 740-962-4854


Skillathon day we have a tight turnaround with other events being hosted the same day at the fairgrounds on August 20th, there will be no accepting anyone later than 3:30pm! You must be signed in on August 20th by 3:30 pm no later! If you cannot meet that time frame call the office 740-962-4854.