4-H Senior Spotlight Survey

Do you have a graduating senior? Please fill out the 4-H Senior Spotlight survey. This is a great opportunity to for us to spotlight our awesome 4-H youth and their post-graduation plans. We would love to feature your 4-H career and share these experiences with the rest of our program. Please submit your Senior Spotlight survey by July 1st!

Please be aware that by submitting this form and attaching photos, you are granting consent for the sharing of the submitted information on our Ohio State University- Shelby County Extension Facebook and in the Booth Building during fair week!

Don’t forget: 2024 Shelby County Junior Fair FairEntry is open!!

2024 Shelby County Junior Fair FairEntry is open!

Please review the following information prior to making any entries on FairEntry:

FairEntry Deadlines:

*For entries to be considered “complete”, they must be fully complete and submitted with any required photo IDs and documents

May 15th- Feeder Calves (beef and dairy) and Swine Entries and Photo ID’s due

June 1st- All other Junior Fair entries due

Remember to enter:

  • LIVESTOCK SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES: If you wish to participate in showmanship, you are required to enter in FairEntry. You must make an entry into your species showmanship competition (under the “Livestock Showmanship” department) by June 1st to be enrolled in showmanship at the fair.
  • AUCTION ADD-ON: You must indicate your interest to participate in the Shelby County Junior Fair Livestock Sale by making an entry under the “Auction Add-On” department.
  • ALTERNATE FAMILY ANIMAL: Alternate family animals refer to animals you are registering as “alternates” in the event one becomes sick or dies (see pg.26 of the Junior Fair Book). Please indicate in the Animal Name section for the animal that it is the Alternate Family Animal
  • CLOVERBUDS – If Cloverbuds plan to participate in Cloverbud Share Day on Thursday of fair, they should enter Class 403 in the FairEntry system.
  • MODELING and DEMONSTRATIONS – Classes 400 – 403

If you have any questions or notice any errors, please reach out at or 937-419-7127!

New for 2024: Time to Shine Show

We are excited to introduce a new opportunity coming to the 2024 Shelby County Fair. The “Time to Shine” show is presented by Shelby County 4-H, in partnership with Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities, to provide youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to show at the Shelby County Fair.

Participants will be mentored by 4-H and FFA members who have received training, have experiences showing livestock, and have a willingness to share their knowledge of junior fair livestock projects. For more information and to register, visit (Registration opens on May 15th)!

If you have any questions regarding the event, please reach out to!

Volunteer Opportunities with SCARF


The Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF) is in search of volunteers to assist in their efforts to raise public awareness of the needs of the homeless pets of the county. Through their efforts these homeless pets receive the needed vet care, vaccinations, and when possible they are spade and neutered before adoption. They have several events coming up that are in need of volunteers:

  • May 18th at 8 AM (SCARF’s Furry 5K at Tawawa Park)
    • Looking for help setting up, passing out water to runners, helping with registration at the event, and serving as the mascot, etc.
    • All volunteers that help with this event will receive a t-shirt
  • June 8th from 9-11 AM (Cans for Canine Collection events at the Animal Shelter)
    • Assisting with donation drop offs
  • June 8th (Botkins Parade)
    • Looking for dog walkers, and need someone to wear their SCARFIE mascot costume
  • June 15th (Anna Parade)
    • Looking for dog walkers, and need someone to wear their SCARFIE mascot costume
  • June 29th (Fort Loramie Parade)
    • Looking for dog walkers, and need someone to wear their SCARFIE mascot costume
  • August 17th, October 12th, and December 14th (Cans for Canine Collection events at the Animal Shelter)
    • Assisting with donation drop offs

If you have any questions or interest in volunteering with SCARF, please reach out to Deb Prater, SCARF Treasurer (937-726-3530)!

2024 Shelby County Swine Breeders Association Scholarship

2024 Shelby County Swine Breeders Association Scholarship

Sponsored by the Shelby County Swine Breeders Association & The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sidney

What: The Shelby County Swine Breeders will be awarding two scholarships this year. (A $1,000 scholarship & a $500 scholarship).

Who: Applicants must

  • show in the 2024 Shelby County Born & Raised Show
  • be in the Senior Division, Ages 15-18 (as of January 1st of the current year)
  • provide proof of first semester of college or trade school completion before the scholarship is paid out

When: The completed application (including the necessary signatures) must be emailed or postmarked no later than June 1st

  • Can be emailed to

2024 Shelby County Swine Breeders Assoc. Scholarship Application

4-H STEM Camp at Canter’s Cave

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp presents….. Exploring STEM at Camp!

What: 4-H STEM Camp focuses on the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in ways that are unique and fun. Youth will explore the outdoors and learn about the science of the world around them through interactive sessions. Campers will enjoy traditional camp activities with a STEM twist!

When:  June 10-12th, 2024

Who: Open to youth in grades 5-7th

Cost: $100

Where: Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp (1362 Caves Rd. Jackson, OH 45640)

For registration, visit!

4-H Night with the Detroit Tigers

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* Michigan 4-H has opened this up to Ohio 4-Hers!!

What is it: Join Michigan 4-H and Michigan State University Extension as we celebrate the spirit of growth, learning and community fostered by Michigan 4-H!

When and Where: April 28th at Comerica Park

Purchase: Michigan 4-H Day Ticket Link

Tickets purchased through the above link include:

  • A dual-branded 4-H and Detroit Tigers hat (Limited quantity!)
  • Exclusive pre-game on-field opportunity (Timing and logistics will be released to eligible participants within a month of the game date)
  • A portion of each ticket sale will be given back to Michigan 4-H

For more information or questions, contact Walker Cooper – or directly at 313-471-7337!

Darke County Poultry Clinic

Sponsored by the Darke County Junior Fair Poultry Committee

When: April 13th, 10 AM to 12 PM

Where: Ohio Building at the Darke County Fairgrounds

Who: Open to Junior Fair Poultry exhibitors from surrounding counties

What: This clinic is a great opportunity to expand knowledge of poultry projects and get prepared for upcoming fairs! Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the clinic (sponsored by Copper Farms). Clinic topics include:

  • Quality and Selection: hosted by Lewis Cunningham, 2024 Darke County Fancy Poultry Show Judge
  • Pidgeons: hosted by Jackson Hile
  • Biosecurity, Animal Ethics, and Proper Animal Care: hosted by Dr. Tim Barman, retired Cooper Farms veterinarian
  • Poultry Nutrition: hosted by Matt Aultman
  • Poultry Showmanship: hosted by Blake Addis, Darke County Junior Fair Board Poultry Representative

RSVP: RSVP by April 9th by contacting one of the following:

  • Dena Weubker: (937) 423-2369,
  • Cindy Mayo: (937) 417-2296,
  • Amy Addis: (937) 216-2107,