2024 DUNF Forms

A link to the form will be sent out on July 8, 2024.

DUNF must be completed by July 16, 2024, at midnight. 

All exhibitors with market or lactating projects must complete a Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF).

DUNF (Drug Use Notification Form)

Exhibitors in the following categories must complete ONE PER ANIMAL, except for pens of chickens, 1 form for the pen.

·        Lactating Dairy Cow

·        Lactating Dairy Goat

·        Market Beef (steer/heifer)

·        Market Chicken – Broiler

·        Market Chicken – Meat Pen (tag# given to you at chicken pick up)

·        Market Goat (dairy/meat)

·        Market Hog (barrow/gilt)

·        Market Lamb

·        Market Turkey (tag# given to you at turkey pick up)

EID tag animals use all 15 digits.

 

Scrapie tag animals use the entire series of flock ID and individual animal ID number.

 

 

Tattoo identified animals use the whole series or both ears.

Poultry identification number was given to you at respective pick up days. The Extension Office has a copy of the list if you need the number.

Forms will be cross referenced and checked for completeness on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024. If a form is not completely accurate, it will be sent back to the email address on file for you to correct. If it is not corrected by noon on Friday July 19th, you will not be allowed to off load your livestock for fair check-in. 

Accurate means: full name and address, all the digits and letters on your animal’s identification. Yes, all 15 digits of EID, all letters and number on scrapie tag, rabbit both ear tattoo, poultry ID that Jerry gave you at pick up. If you marked YES for medication, all blanks must be filled in correctly, including your vet information. Must be signed by youth and parent, unless you’re 18 years of age.

I can’t fix the small mistakes anymore. I am not allowed. No one in Ohio Extension is allowed. Please be very vigilant, accurate, and complete when you process DUNF.

If you have questions, contact the office at 513-732-7070 or neal.331@osu.edu.

2024 4-H Club Flower Display

Grant’s Farm & Greenhouses  is again donating all of the annual flowers you need to create your fair planters for the Club Flower Display Contest. Feel free to stop by the farm (5552  Bucktown Rd.) or the garden center (2115 S.R. 131) any time during business hours to pick out any annuals you need (flats, 6-packs, 4″pots, or 11″ baskets)! Just tell the cashier at checkout that it’s for 4-H. All 4-H Clubs are encouraged to participate in the 4-H Club Flower Display Contest.

Club Flower Display Container Contest
Flower Container Drop-Off:
Thursday, July 18th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 4-H Hall
Award Presentation: Thursday, July 25th, at 6:00 p.m. during the Skillathon Awards Ceremony

General Rules:

  1. Clubs are responsible for taking care of their flower displays throughout the week.
  2. Plants must be planted inside the container. It is recommended that packing peanuts or an empty milk jug be placed in the bottom of the container then filled with soil to reduce weight.
  3. Containers must be easily moved. Containers will be displayed at the entryway of buildings and barns around the fairgrounds.
  4. Flower containers should be the work of club members.
  5. The club name must be visibly displayed on the flower container.
  6. The fair theme should be incorporated into the overall design.
  7. Flower containers must be turned in to the Extension Office between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, before fair.
  8. Flower Displays must be placed and finished by 7pm. Judging can take place anytime from 7pm, Thursday before fair until the Wednesday of fair.
  9. Flower displays will be judged on originality/creativity, overall design and incorporation of the fair theme. Awards will be given for first to fifth place as well as individual honors for the Most Creative, Most Colorful and Best 4-H Design. Designs turned in late will not be judged.

2024 Fair theme is…..

175 years of making memories and keeping traditions alive

Thank you to the Grant Family for their generosity and support of the Clermont County 4-H Program!

Fair Pass Order Form & Premium Form

Fair pass order forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5th.

You may drop off order forms in person to OSUE or scan/email to burdsall.9@osu.edu. Head Advisors must complete the fair pass order form and attach their club roster, with the names of club members and adult volunteers who are eligible for a fair pass. Please mark out the names of any individuals who have not met the minimum requirements. Once your roster is confirmed, the Clermont County Ag Society (aka Senior Fair Board) will prepare your passes.

You will be notified when they are ready for pick up at the Senior Fair Board office. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Fair passes must be picked up by an adult advisor, not a youth. Payment will be due at the time of pass pick-up. Please make checks payable to the “Clermont County Ag Society.”

Fair Pass Order Form

Junior Fair exhibitors are eligible to earn premiums for the completion of their 4-H projects. Each project exhibited at the Clermont County Fair is worth $2, with each member earning a maximum of $6. Head Advisors should complete and return the premium form to the Extension Office by Monday of the fair week by 4:00pm (July 22).

Junior Fair Premium Form

CLOVERBUD Show & Tell

Clermont County 4-H Cloverbuds are invited to Cloverbud Show & Tell on Friday, July 26th, at 10:00 a.m. in the 4-H Hall.

Cloverbuds are encouraged to bring an item to share, the item should be something that the Cloverbud made or learned about at a club meeting or as part of their participation in the Cloverbud program.  Animals are not permitted as part of Cloverbud Show and Tell, regardless of size.

To help us have an accurate count of participants, please register your Cloverbud at the link below or scan the QR Code.

Register Here

2024 Clermont County Royalty

The 2024 Royalty Applications are now available.
Interested candidates should complete the attached form by July 5, 2024.
Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions contact Stacey Sandfoss 614-961-8094, Faith Stegbauer 513-295-3869, Cindy Stegbauer 513-255-7265.
As a reminder, a male and a female will be selected for each industry representative position.

2024 Clermont County Royalty Application

2024 4-H Dog Show Registration

Exhibitors planning to participate in the 4-H Dog Show must complete the class registration form.

Forms are due by 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 3. Form can be turned in either by email or in-person, if you email your form it must be sent to burdsall.9@osu.edu

The dog show will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 9:30 p.m. in the 4-H Hall.

Dog skillathon will be take place on Sunday, July 14, with all other skillathons.

2024 Dog Project Registration Form

Cultivating Young Minds: OSU Extension Inspires 3rd Graders on Agriculture Day at Seipelt Elementary

In today’s fast-paced digital age, where screens often dominate young minds, fostering a connection with the natural world and understanding the role that agriculture plays in our everyday lives is more crucial than ever. Recognizing this, Seipelt Elementary teacher, Christa Burbage, hosted an event called Third Grade Ag Day, aimed at educating third-grade students about the importance of agriculture and sustainability. At the heart of this initiative was the invaluable support and programming provided by various volunteers and organizations throughout Clermont County, including Ohio State University (OSU) Extension.

On Ag Day, the school buzzed with excitement as students eagerly participated in various hands-on activities and stations centered around agriculture and its significance in our daily lives. OSU Extension delivered three engaging programs designed to ignite curiosity and appreciation for 4-H and the agricultural world.

Students participated in an interactive session on plant life cycles and gardening basics. Under the guidance of 4-H/FCS Educator Kelly Royalty, students rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty, planting seeds and learning about the journey from seed to harvest. Witnessing the wonder on their faces as they nurtured tiny seeds into potential bountiful plants was a testament to the power of experiential learning.

Ag and Natural Resources Educator Gigi Neal led another captivating station that delved into the fascinating world of insects as pollinators and non-native friends. Students played a game called “Is it a bee or a wasp?” where they discovered the crucial role these tiny creatures play in our food system. Through engaging demonstrations and informative discussions, they gained a deeper understanding of the delicate balance between pollinators and agriculture, highlighting the importance of conservation efforts. The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Services provided an educational lesson and activity about the Asian long-horned beetle, which they completed in class.

Furthermore, 4-H Educator Amber Kassay engaged students in learning about what the 4-H organization has to offer. She highlighted the diverse opportunities available through 4-H, such as hands-on learning, leadership development, skill building, career exploration, inclusivity and diversity, community engagement, recognition and awards, and most importantly, friendships and fun. She was able to show students how their participation in 4-H aligns with their interests and goals.

Beyond the educational aspect, Agriculture Day at Seipelt Elementary was a celebration of community collaboration. By partnering with OSU Extension, Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, CNE FFA, and local farmers and producers, the school not only provided enriching experiences for its students but also strengthened ties with the local agricultural community. Through these partnerships, students gained insights into potential career paths and the diverse opportunities available within the field of agriculture.

As the day drew to a close, it was evident that Agriculture Day had left a lasting impression on the young minds of the students at Seipelt Elementary. Armed with newfound knowledge and inspiration, students departed with a deeper appreciation for the natural world and the vital role agriculture plays in sustaining life. Events like Ag Day continue to sow the seeds of curiosity and cultivate a generation passionate about the future of food and farming.

EquiSTEP Deadline Approaching

Deadline for EquiSTEP is approaching!!!

You only have until June 1st to complete!!!

EquiSTEP (Equine Safety, Training, and Education Program)  

EquiSTEP is an annual statewide requirement for all youth participating in Ohio 4-H Horse Program activities and/or enrolled in a 4-H horse project.  EquiSTEP replaces the statewide requirement of reading the Horses, Safety, and You (191R) resource and viewing the Every Time, Every Ride and Horses, Kids, and Ethics videos for youth and their families who are new to the   4-H horse program.

The EquiSTEP curriculum focuses on helmet safety, equine safety & handling, equine health & nutrition, and sportsmanship and is designed to rotate topics every year.  The topics for this year’s EquiSTEP are below:

  • STEP 1: Head (Helmet Safety)
    • Helmet Safety Video (Every Year)
  • STEP 2: Hands (Equine Safety & Handling)
    • YR 2 Safety & Handling
  • STEP 3: Health (Equine Health & Nutrition)
    • YR 2 Preventative Health
  • STEP 4: Heart (Sportsmanship)
    • YR 2 Dealing with Adversity

EquiSTEP is designed to be completed online by each participant individually through Scarlet Canvas or administered in a group setting by a county 4-H educator to their participants, similar to QA for livestock market projects.

Here is the link to enroll in/access this year’s EquiSTEP: http://go.osu.edu/equistep2024

To complete EquiSTEP individually, a participant must enroll using their own unique email address. (Participants should not use their school email addresses as the course enrollment invitation will be blocked by the school’s email system.) Participants must view all five videos (introduction and STEPS 1-4) which last approximately one hour in total. Once the videos are completed, participants will be able to access the 10-question quiz. Participants must complete the quiz associated with the training and achieve a minimum score of 7 (out of 10) in order to pass the training. Once the quiz is successfully completed, participants will need to complete the course survey to trigger a certificate of completion. The certificate will be emailed to the participant’s email address as well as their county’s 4-H email address (countyname4h@osu.edu). The participant must select their correct county to trigger the email to the correct email address and they must click on the submit button at the end of the survey to trigger the email.

 

Must be completed by JUNE 1st!!!!!