DUNF 2023

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.


*All Poultry exhibitors wait to fill out this form until weigh in so you have your tag numbers*


  • Ohio Revised Code 901-19-06
    • DUNFs are required of the following species:
      • Market: Steer, Hog, Lamb, Dairy Steer, Goat, Poultry (by pen), Rabbit (by pen)
      • Lactating: Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats
    • Form must be completed by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

 Here is the link to our DUNF forms:


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

Preparing for Skillathon

Livestock Skillathons are right around the corner! Saturday, August 19th.

If you have not already seen or heard of the study guides, here is where you can find a digital copy of them! Under this tab you can also find the entry forms, that have also been mailed out.


There are 3 stations to complete. One will focus on your project record book, another will focus on quality assurance and project specific questions, and lastly, there is a station on an activity topic explained in the study guide.

Buckeye Bunny will be there this year to sell some supplies for any exhibitors that want to utilize that!

Also we are in need of volunteers to work the stations at Skillathon. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Sophia; whisman.30@osu.edu 740-252-5435. There are shift opportunities available!





All Livestock Exhibitors and families!

As most of you know who attended QA this year there was a new rule change regarding certain over the counter medications for livestock moving to prescription only.

Attached is a link to some helpful factsheets discussing this topic such as which products will be impacted, why the change is happening and how to be prepared!

I hope this is helpful to you all during this transition!



Last In-person QA Session

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

Our last In-person training (held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds) is tonight!

  • Monday, June 5 6:30pm-8:30pm

This is the last in-person training for our county for 2023 and most neighboring counties have completed their sessions at this time!


Any questions please contact me! 740-252-5435 or whisman.30@osu.edu

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: https://go.osu.edu/mockjudgingregistration

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, whisman.30@osu.edu, 740-252-5435
Please register by May 3rd using this link: https://go.osu.edu/qamorgantestout2023


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, whisman.30@osu.edu 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!