The following email was sent to all volunteers and exhibitors on 9/2/20
ATTN: Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors – Beef, Swine, Horses, Goats, Sheep, Small Animals
*Please note: Youth must have enrolled in the project by the project enrollment deadline, completed Quality Assurance/Horse QA by August 1st, and tagged their respective animals by the species deadline to be eligible for exhibition at the 2020 Brown County Junior Fair.
The Brown County Junior Fair uses Fair Entry to help facilitate the fair. This program is used to set up classes and to run the junior fair sale. We started using this program in 2019 and now that we know more of the features, we are trying to use it to its fullest potential.
One of the features we are implementing in 2020 is to have animal exhibitors complete a “Fair Entry” for each of their projects. Through this, you will be designating which animals you intend to bring and what classes you will be exhibiting. We know that some of your animals may change between now and fair, so it is ok if you “enter” an animal that you do not end upbringing. For example, we know our sheep exhibitors could tag up to five lambs, but only show three. They might not have decided which three lambs they are bringing to the fair. They can enter all five now, but only bring three to check-in on Sunday of the fair.
We have created an entry process guide that will help walk you through the system. Please use this to help you through the process. The information in this email and the guide can be found on our website here: http://brown.osu.edu/2020fairentry
The entry system is now open and will close on September 11th at 11:59 pm. All entries must be made by that time.
This program is connected to 4HOnline, your animals have already been entered into the system and will show-up in Fair Entry. You will log into the system using your 4HOnline log-in. If you are in both 4-H and FFA, you will use your 4HOnline log-in and be able to designate which club/chapter you are exhibiting the specific project through. If you are only in FFA and no one in your family is in 4-H, you will follow the instructions in the guide to create an account.
For our market animal exhibitors, you will be required to upload a picture of you with your animal to be used for the sale. For our returning exhibitors, this is in place of the photo that you turn in on Sunday of the fair for the buyer card. This photo should be a recent photo of you with your animal that you would want to be used publicly and shared with potential buyers. Your attire must be junior fair show appropriate, no logos on your shirt beyond your club/chapter/organization.
Beef Breeding, you will be uploading your breed registration paperwork. Horses, you will have extra questions to answer on stall requests etc.
Why are we doing this? By doing this, it helps our department superintendents prepare for the fair. They will have a better idea of how many animals will be coming to the fair to make pen assignments. It will also help to streamline the paperwork process at the fair for superintendents to be able to check animals in and break classes. Additionally, it will allow us to start conversations earlier with the different packers to get packer bids for market animals which can help us potentially get higher bids. For our horse exhibitors, you have always done this with a hard copy, we are just moving you online.
If you have questions or need help with completing your Fair Entry, please reach out to me at 937-378-6716 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Jamie Loudon (Georgetown FFA), or Krista Hayslip (Eastern FFA).
Drug Use Notification Forms: We are a pilot county for completing these online for ODA. You will be receiving an email the week prior to the fair to complete these. Swine Exhibitors will also complete their Ractopamine Free Affidavit at that time.
Have a great day!
Christy D. Clary
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
OSU Extension Brown County