On Wednesday, July 27th Clermont County 4-H members participated in STEM Day, during the 2022 Clermont County Fair. Participants learned how to use a Sphero robot as an engine in a carriage of their own making. Participants had to ensure that their design for their carriage/chariot was: stable, swift, and capable of steering around or overcoming obstacles without losing their passenger (A Ping Pong ball). Participants worked in teams and had a half hour to construct their carriage/chariot. Once participants completed their designs, the competition for 1st through 3rd place was on. The results of the Sphero Races for STEM Day are as follows:
1st Place – Team Four Amigas (Izzy, Serenity, Izzy and Camryn)
2nd Place – Team What’s The Buzz? (Caitlynn, Taylor, Nadia, and Natalia)
3rd Place – Team Men of New Richmond 4-H (Zach, Roper, Emmett, and Bryce)
Congratulations to all the Teams that took part in the 2022 STEM Challenge
With only a few days left of the 2022 Clermont County Fair here is a reminder on Project pick-up and release times.
Saturday, July 30th
- 4pm Exhibition Rabbits Released
- 4pm-6pm Poultry Released
- 8pm Livestock released
- 3pm-7pm General Project to be removed from the 4-H Hall
Clermont County 4-H Cloverbuds are invited to Cloverbud Show & Tell on Tuesday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the 4-H Hall. Cloverbuds are encouraged to bring an item to share with a small group of Cloverbuds and Jr. Fair Royalty. 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.
Following Show & Tell, we invite Cloverbuds to participate in various activities centered around the 4 H’s, Head, Heart, Hands, Health.
To help us have an accurate count of participants, please register your Cloverbud at the link below.
Junior Fair exhibitors are eligible to earn premiums for 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 fair week (July 25).
All members who participate in clothing and textiles project judging are invited to the 4-H Style Revue. The 4-H Style Revue is a recognition ceremony where members model their constructed projects and project placings and state fair delegates are announced. The 4-H Style Revue will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Participants should wear their constructed garment along with any other items to complete your total look. Be sure to bring extra clothes, as garments will be collected immediately following the 4-H Style Revue to exhibit in the 4-H Hall during fair week.
Winners’ Circle is a recognition ceremony for members who participated in General Project Judging (except clothing and textiles projects, those awards are announced during the 4-H Style Revue). Project placings and state fair delegates will be announced. The Winners’ Circle ceremony will be held immediately following the 4-H Style Revue on Saturday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building.
We invite all club members and their families to attend the 4-H Style Revue and Winners’ Circle!
Arrival time for Livestock
Friday, July 22
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Market and Meat Breeding Goats arrive, weigh-in
Saturday, July 23
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hogs arrive, weigh-in
Thursday, July 28
8am to 10am Pygmy, Pack and Harness Goats arrive.
Also do not for get to fill out DUNF, UPI Affidavit, Hog Hair Length, and Jr Fair Standards of Behavior Forms.
Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF), Sale Committees Hog Hair Length Statement, UPI Affidavit, and Junior Fair Standards of Behavior are available to be completed. All forms are to be completed by NOON on Friday, July 22nd.
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
- Market Goat (dairy/meat)
- Market Hog (barrow/gilt)
- Market Lamb
- Market Turkey
Please note that turkeys and chickens were given an identification number at pick-up, please use that number for your animal identification. The Extension Office or your consultant has a record on file if needed.
Hog Hair Length
If any of these requirements are not met, the animal is not eligible to be sold.
- For any hog to be allowed to sell, its hair length must be at least ½-inch long. No exceptions.
- No clipping of any hog project after 8a Sunday of the fair.
- If the grand or reserve champion barrow or gilt is determined to have hair length less than 1/2 inch, it will not sell but, pursuant to Ohio law, the animal is still terminal, and the exhibitor is required to have the animal delivered to a facility as determined by the Clermont County Agricultural Society.
The hair length will be measured at the convenience of the Sale Committee by a third-party person hired by the Sales Committee.
***Please note that there are no ractopamine forms to be filled out this year for hogs.
United Producers Incorporated Exhibition Livestock Producer Affidavit
Jr. Fair Exhibitors of market swine, market beef, market dairy steers, beef feeders, dairy feeders, market goats, and market lambs must complete the United Producers Inc. “Exhibition Livestock Producer Affidavit” prior to showing and/or selling those animals at the Fair. Each exhibitor needs to complete one (1) form for each species being shown not one per animal. Example: If you are showing market beef and market lambs, you would complete 2 affidavits – one for market beef and one for market lambs.
Junior Fair Standards of Behavior
This form is to be completed by all Clermont County Junior Fair participants in 4-H & FFA, consultants, and volunteers.
All forms are to be completed by NOON on Friday, July 22nd.
To sign up for the 2022 Clermont County Skillathon Click Here.
The Clermont County Junior Fair Skillathon will be held Sunday, July 17, 2022 in the 4-H Hall. Skillathon (livestock, dogs, food & nutrition, and sewing) will be completed electronically, again this year.
Record books WILL BE scored this year! Be sure to bring a project book for the current year.
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