Important Skillathon Update for State Fair Exhibitors

Attention State Fair Exhibitors!

It is REQUIRED for state fair exhibitors competing for Overall Breeding Exhibitor to compete in the VIRTUAL skillathon. Registration for virtual skillathon has been extended to June 18th.

Exhibitors have to register by JUNE 18th. 

It is REQUIRED for state fair exhibitors competing for Overall Market Exhibitor to compete in the IN-PERSON skillathon during State Fair.

Note: 4-H /FFA youth do not have to be exhibiting or taking animal projects to participate.

See Skillathon Rules and Dates HERE


Clermont County Parks Wildlife Wednesdays

Join a Clermont County Naturalist at the Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center at Nisbet Park in Loveland each month to learn and explore nature!
  • June 16: Reptiles and Amphibians
  • July 21: Fossils
  • August 18: River Critters
  • September 15: Wild Edibles
  • October 20: Trees 

MGV Straw Bale Demonstration Garden Update

The Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteers have been continually hard at work maintaining this year’s Straw Bale Demonstration Garden; located on the fairgrounds. Last week the MGVs were able to harvest some vegetables from their plants; they collected two nicely sized radishes, and more are almost ready to be harvested. Several other plants were beginning to bloom or beginning to sprout, such as; the Mexican Sunflower, lettuce, and pumpkins.  They were also able to transplant Zinnias into the garden. There were several days of rain last week, so the straw bales and soil stayed continually high in moisture. The MGVs are continuing to monitor for insects and pests as well; some plants were showing signs of damage and have been treated.



Ohio State Fair is Searching for Educational Assistants

The Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching. In the past, each year, hundreds of thousands of our closest friends gathered to make memories and enjoy their fair favorites – food, the butter cow, a visit with Smokey Bear, a performance by the All-Ohio State Fair Band, or a run in the show ring. The 2021 Ohio State Fair will only feature livestock competitions and educational competition such as 4-H project judging.

We are accepting applications for Educational Assistants for the 2021 Ohio State Fair. This is a paid position. The first day of work would be around July 25 and ending on August 9. Unfortunately, housing will not be available in the Rhodes Center Dormitory this year.

All applications MUST also be completed on-line in Workday. Applicants can enter the Student Job Board in Workday by completing the following steps:

  1. Log into Workday:
  2. Enter the Careers Application on the home page.
  3. Select *Search Student Jobs*
  4. Search for the R17134 4-H Educational Assistant job.

Seneca County Junior Fair Board Invite

The Seneca County Junior Fair Board is looking to share and celebrate their fair with all Junior Fair Board Members.

This is what the Seneca County Junior Fair Board wanted to share with all Junior Fair Board members:


“Hello from Seneca County!  We would like to invite you to our 2021 Fair!

We would love for you to visit anytime, however on Wednesday July 28 and Thursday July 29 we have some very special events that we would like to invite you to participate in.

On Wednesday, our Junior Fair Board night, we have three events that we sponsor in our horse arena, Outhouse Racing, Cow Patty Tossing and Bale Stacking.  We have enclosed the registration forms and the rules for your review.  If your Junior Fair Board would like to participate we will supply one day tickets for all participants as well as gate instructions. Want to participate and email entry forms…You may pay entry fees Wednesday night.

On Thursday July 29, at 8 pm in our Grandstand we will be hosting the 3rd annual Kyle Garrison Livestock Scramble. If you would like to participate, review the enclosed forms and sign up!

We have also enclosed registration forms for our sheep and chicken scramble for younger exhibitors or siblings (see age restrictions).  Want to participate and email entry forms…You may pay the day/night of the scramble. 

We are so excited to celebrate our county and our fair!

Hope to hear from you soon.”



Registration form for Bale Stacking 

Registration form for Cow Patty Throwing 

Registration form for Outhouse Racing

Registration/Release form for Calf Scramble


Please RSVP and send Registration forms to:

Seneca County Junior Fair Board

P.O. Box 756

Tiffin, Ohio 44883




Field Day on the Fly with Blanchard Valley Demo Farm

The Blanchard Valley Demo Farm is hosting a Field Day on the Fly highlighting Stateler Family Farms implementing side dressing manure into a standing corn crop.


 Monday, June 14, 2021 

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

6653 Township Road 123, McComb, Ohio 45858.

All are welcome to stop out at this open house – no set agenda, come and go as you please – field day. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions.

Bottled water and facilities provided.

Clermont County Master Gardeners Present at Local Garden Club

On June 2, 2021, Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteers, Susan Givler and Candy Horton presented to the Williamsburg Garden Club. Givler and Horton presented about identifying pests, pest management systems, and options when gardening. Door prizes and drinks were provided by Janice Robertson. The meeting was held at Harmony Hill Museum in Williamsburg, Ohio.



June is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month, and the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council is proud to sponsor this installment of the Hoard’s Dairyman Webinars.



“Reimagining the future of dairy – Maintaining our social license by improving animal welfare”

By: Dr. Nina von Keyserlingk, Professor, University of British Columbia

Date: June 14, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Many common practices on dairy farms are subject to criticism by consumers and other stakeholders. During the webinar, Dr. von Keyserlingk will review approaches that have created concern in the past and discuss some alternative options for the future.


Pullorum Testing Reminder

Pullorum Testing will be held Saturday, June 5, from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Poultry Barn.  Exhibition and breeding chickens only; no turkeys, ducks or geese.  Market Chickens do not have to be Pullorum Tested unless they are co-mingled with other poultry.  This will be the ONLY opportunity for pullorum testing.