REMINDER: JUNIOR FAIR BUILDING

REMINDER:  The decision was made to highlight 4-H opportunities and project areas in the Junior Fair Building similar to 2019. The goal is to promote the total 4-H Youth Development program and avoid an empty looking building. The theme for the display is “4-H – Something for Everyone”.

Each 4-H Club is asked to create a poster highlighting their club along with advisor information. We are asking that a half-sheet of poster board to be used. If your club needs a full-size poster, the office should have been notified by August 23rd. If you did not notify the office, please call by August 27th.

Advisors are to collect all projects from their members; create or have members create the informational tag for the project with project name, member’s name, and the 4-H Club. Green clovers are encouraged for name tags but not required. Please note the horse club members will display their non-animal projects in the Junior Fair building not the horse barn. Each Cloverbud is to bring a craft or display of activities they completed during a meeting in 2021.

Remember, 4-H project books can be part of the display, but a project book alone is not a display. Livestock displays are not required because the animals are in the barns. If a member is taking an animal project such as dog care, or pocket pet; or they cannot bring their animal to the fair, they need an educational display in the Junior Fair building in order to receive a premium and wristband. REMINDER: A picture of a 4-H member and their animal is not an education display. If an animal is not coming to the fair, please notify the office as soon as possible we realize by unexpected issues arise.

Drop-off times for 4-H Club Advisors to bring their items to the Junior Fair Building: Saturday, August 21st during Skillathon, Tuesday August 24th 4-5:30 pm, Wednesday August  25th 4-7 pm, or Thursday August 26th from 4-6 pm.

Special things to remember:

  • All projects required to be turned in by club advisor with an informational/name tag
  • Deadline for items to be turned in August 26th at 6 pm
  • 4-H members cannot drop items off individually
  • Items only accepted during the drop-off times

YOUR EXTENSION STAFF NEED YOU!!!!!  Are you creative or a hard worker? If so, you are encouraged to help prepare the building on August 31 from 3-5 PM, September 1 from 9 am-4:30 pm, September 2 from 1-5:30 pm.

Junior Fair Events Reminder

Saturday, August 21 at the fairgrounds by last name:

8:00 – 9:30am last name T-Z

10:00 – 11:30am last name M-S

12:00 – 1:30pm last name F-L

2:00 – 3:30pm last name A-E

**Please notify the office if you have dropped a project so we aren’t waiting for you at Skillathon.** You must participate in Skillathon to be eligible to exhibit at the Morgan County Fair. Call prior to August 21 to schedule make-up if you cannot attend. Make-up does not count
towards Skillathon awards or Premiere Exhibitor. Your entry from must still be turned in by August 21 with an email address to send the online make up information.

ALSO NOTE:

  1. Livestock Sale Photos:
    • Must bring one printed photo per animal to the Extension Office prior to the fair or to the Junior Fair office during the fair. All photos must be turned in by Friday, September 10th at the latest. Photos should be in horizontal format (side to side orientation). Photo should include the animal and youth. Photos will be used on the Buyer “thank you” cards that handed out during the sale.
  2. If unable to bring animal to the fair, youth must create an educational poster to display in the Jr. Fair Building:
    • Poster cannot just be a photo of the animal. POSTER MUST TEACH US SOMETHING (How to feed, groom or handle your animal, a diagram labeling the parts of the animal, etc.) Poster must include photos of the animal and youth member, youth name and 4-H club or FFA Chapter.
  3. Winning 4-H Plans
    1. Making 4-H accessible for all! An adjustment or change to the site, project, and/or event to make it more supportive for the youth. OSU Extension is responsible for making reasonable adjustments to provide an opportunity for all youth. Check out the request form at this website: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications

Studying for Skillathon

Livestock skillathons are right around the corner!

If you have not already seen or heard of the study guides, here is where you can find a digital copy of them!

https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair

There are 3 stations to complete. One will focus on your project record book and drug use notification form practice, 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.

If you have any questions, please call the OSU Extension office at 740-962-4854.

Volunteers Needed

We need some volunteers for Saturday, August 21 for livestock skillathons. There are two different ways to donate your time: half a day or all day. Half day shifts are either in the morning (8am – Noon) or afternoon (Noon – 4pm). If you have a preference, there are 3 different stations to volunteer for: project record book/Quality Assurance/Drug Use Notification Form, project interview, or the species activity station.

Project Displays in the Junior Fair Building 2021

The decision was made to highlight 4-H opportunities and project areas in the Junior Fair Building similar to 2019. The goal is to promote the total 4-H Youth Development program and avoid an empty looking building. The theme for the display is “4-H – Something for Everyone”.

Each 4-H Club is asked to create a poster highlighting their club along with advisor information. We are asking that a half-sheet of poster board to be used. If a club needs a full-size poster, please notify the office by August 23rd so your request can be planned for.

Advisors are to collect all projects from their members; create or have members create the informational tag for the project with project name, member’s name, and the 4-H Club. Green clovers are encouraged for name tags. Please note the horse club members will display their projects in the Junior Fair building not the horse barn. Each Cloverbud is to bring a craft or display of activities they completed during a meeting in 2021.

Remember, 4-H project books can be part of the display, but a project book alone is not a display. Livestock displays are not required because the animals are in the barns. If a member is taking an animal project such as dog, care, or pocket pet; or they cannot bring their animal to the fair, they need an educational display in the Junior Fair building in order to receive a premium and wristband. REMINDER: A picture of a 4-H member and their animal is not an education display. If an animal is not coming to the fair, please notify the office by August 23rd so space can be made for the display, unless an unexpected emergency /issue should arise.

Drop-off times for 4-H Club Advisors to bring their items to the Junior Fair Building: Saturday, August 21st during Skillathon, Tuesday August 24th 4-5:30 pm, Wednesday August  25th 4-7 pm, or Thursday August 26th from 4-6 pm.

Special things to remember:

  • All projects required to be turned in by club advisor with an informational/name tag
  • Deadline for items to be turned in August 26th at 6 pm
  • 4-H members cannot drop items off individually
  • Items only accepted during the drop-off times

You are encouraged to help prepare the building on August 31 from 3-5 PM, September 1 from 9 am-4:30 pm, September 2 from 1-5:30 pm.

 

 

 

Additional Information for Livestock Projects

This information can also be found on our website along with other junior fair materials: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair

  1. All animal exhibits must be in place on fairgrounds by Noon on Monday, September 6th, 2021.
  2. Livestock Sale Photos:
    1. Must bring one printed photo per animal to the Extension Office prior to the fair or to the Junior Fair office during the fair. All photos must be turned in by Friday, September 10th at the latest. Photos should be in horizontal format (side to side orientation). Photo should include the animal and youth. Photos will be used on the Buyer “thank you” cards that handed out during the sale.
  3. If unable to bring animal to the fair, youth must create an educational poster to display in the Jr. Fair Building:
    1. Poster cannot just be a photo of the animal. POSTER MUST TEACH US SOMETHING (How to feed, groom or handle your animal, a diagram labeling the parts of the animal, etc.). Poster must include photos of the animal and youth member, youth name and 4-H club or FFA Chapter.
  4. Information about Premier Market Exhibitor:
    1. The award was designed to give youth that may not have the “best” animal a chance to compete for an award and be recognized in the sale. The award is based on the highest score of the combined skillathon, showmanship and market classes. Each category can be worth up to 100 points. For skillathon, it is the final score; for showmanship, it is 100 for first; 98 for second; 96 for third; down to 90 points. Previous Showman of Showman receive 100 points. Market classes work the same way. 100 for first; 98 for second down to 90 for sixth. In the event of a tie, the skillathon is the first tiebreaker, showmanship is second and market score is third. A couple years ago, we had a tie all the way through the tiebreakers, so both got the award. The final caveat we have is if an exhibitor has two animals in the same category (i.e. two market hogs) that have the final identical score, the animal that places highest in the sale order will receive the recognition on the sale bill.
  5. 2021 Junior Fair Schedule

Monday, September 6
12:00 Noon All Livestock Exhibits in place
12:30 PM MANDATORY BARN MEETING
1:00 PM Junior Fair Market Livestock Weigh-in
8:30 PM MANDATORY BARN MEETING for Junior Fair Horse Exhibitors
Tuesday, September 7
2:00 PM Royalty Crowning & Miscellaneous Project Awards
6:00 PM Sheep Show
Wednesday, September 8
9:00 AM Horse Show
10:00 AM Meat Goat Show
7:00 PM Swine Show
Thursday, September 9
9:00 AM Beef Showmanship/Breeding
9:30 AM Poultry Show
5:00 PM Market Beef Show
Friday, September 10
9:30 AM Dairy Goat Show
9:30 AM Rabbit Show
10:00 AM Dairy Cattle Show
6:00 PM All-Around Showmanship
Saturday, September 11
9:30 AM Parade
11:00 AM Market Livestock Sale
7:00 PM Livestock Exhibits Released

Livestock Skillathon Study Guides

Study guides are available now! You can either print your own or pick up a copy from the office. They are located on our website: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair

Livestock skillathon day is Saturday, August 21!

We will be continuing the last name schedule as last year that way families could complete skillathon at the same time. The schedule is as follows:

8:00 – 9:30 AM (T – Z)

10:00 – 11:30 AM (M – S)

12:00 – 1:30 PM (F – L)

2:00 – 3:30 PM (A – E)

*If families need to schedule for another time, please notify the office BEFORE skillathon day.

*If youth are unable to attend skillathon, their entry forms must be turned in by skillathon BEFORE scheduling a makeup time or receiving an online makeup link. Reminder: makeups do not count towards awards or premier market exhibitor.

More junior fair information will be given in the letter sent out with entry forms next month.

Junior Fair Royalty

It is time again for youth to be thinking about the Junior Fair Royalty Contest. Youth 15 to 18 are eligible to compete for King or Queen; youth 12 to 14 are eligible to compete for Prince or Princess; and youth 9 to 11 are eligible to compete for Junior Prince or Junior Princess. (Ages are as of January 1, 2021). Youth enrolled in the following organizations are eligible to participate in the Junior Fair Royalty contest: 4-H, FFA, Skills USA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Farm Bureau Youth.

Interested youth need to complete an application and be interviewed. An application may be requested from the OSU Extension Office, to be mailed or picked up or find it online at morgan.osu.edu. Completed applications, including all required signatures, are due on August 6, 2021 by mailing it to OSU Extension, P.O. Box 179, McConnelsville, OH 43756. Youth need to schedule their own interviews for Monday, August 16th by calling the Extension Office at 740-962-4854.

The Royalty crowning will be held at the Morgan County Fair on Tuesday September 7, beginning at 4:00pm at the small stage. The chosen Queen, King, Princess and Prince will be required to participate in various activities during the Morgan County Fair, with the Junior Princess and Junior Prince assisting. The Junior Fair Queen will be invited to participate in the 2022 Ohio Fair Manager’s Queen Contest.

REMINDER: Quality Assurance

We have one more in-person training left for livestock quality assurance for market animal exhibitors! If you have not attended QA yet this year, you could sign up for our next training on Thursday, June 10 either at 4:00pm OR 6:30pm at the fairgrounds in the multipurpose building. Please complete your registration by June 5 (extended deadline) at go.osu.edu/QAmorgan

If you have any questions or need accommodations, please call the OSU Extension office at 740-962-4854.