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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.

Entrepreneur Skill Building Opportunity

Do you know any youth that are interested in taking over the family farm, starting their own farm, or owning their own business in the agriscience industry? Please pass on attached flyer to anyone that is interested in attending Agricultural Entrepreneurship Camp on the weekend of September 24-26. Open to all youth that are in high school. Registration is now open and can be found here: http://go.osu.edu/exploreagcamp. This camp is a partnership between Explore Ag, Lucas County Extension, Franklin County Extension, Hocking College, Grow Next Gen, Venture Lab, and Young Entrepreneur Institute.

Ag Entrepreneur Camp Flyer

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.

Cloverbud Day Camp 2021

Older Youth in-Training members (OYITs) did a great job planning and leading 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp on July 12th with the help of camp counselors and counselors-in-training. It was a great day at Camp Hervida. 

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