Register for Ohio State Fair Poultry Judging and Avian Bowl Contest

The postmark deadline for entries for both the Poultry Judging Contest and Avian Bowl is Friday, June 25. Both Contests will be held at the Department of Animal Sciences on Saturday, July 17th. See below for rules, poultry Calendar of Events page, and entry forms.

Please be aware that although the state of Ohio is currently scheduled to lift several COVID-19 restrictions at the beginning of June, The Ohio State University, and therefore Ohio 4-H, may still mandate restrictions.

  • For the 2021 Avian Bowl and Poultry Judging Contests, unless announced otherwise, everyone (contestants, volunteers, advisors, family members, officials, etc.) will be required to wear a mask when in the contest rooms or walking around the building (to/from contest rooms, to/from the restroom, etc.).  All teams will have assigned areas to maintain social distancing where they may take their masks off when seated in their assigned area.
  • Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in the disqualification of the entire team.

Poultry and Avian Rules, Calendar of Events, and Entry Forms

Free Backyard Poultry Production Virtual Clinic

Are you interested in Poultry or Poultry Production? Here is the perfect opportunity for some at home learning!

There will be a free Backyard Poultry Production Virtual Clinic held in partnership with the Harrison/Jefferson Co. Extension ANR and 4H programs on Tuesday, May 25th @ 6:30 pm.  The clinic is geared towards youth, but youth of all ages are invited.  The class is free, but registration is required so check out the registration link below and bring your friends and your questions.

Flyer and Registration

Attention Poultry Peeps!

Poultry SPIN ClubWhether you are enrolled in a poultry project or just interested in learning more, check out this great opportunity!

Sessions will cover breeds, basic knowledge, housing, equipment, handing, showmanship, common health concerns, biosecurity, and nutrition. We will take a virtual field trip, learn about careers, and marketing in the poultry industry. The club will meet Mondays and Wednesdays starting on Monday, June 8th – Wednesday, July 1st at 1pm. The cost is free and location is from the comfort of your own home/computer.

Space is limited so don’t wait. Register at

Don’t Miss the Barn Bonanza!

Join the Clermont County Agricultural Society for a Barn Bonanza this Saturday, March 23, from 8pm-1am.  The event is to raise money for the new poultry and rabbit barn.  Ron Fletcher and the Southern Edge Band will be playing at the event.  There will be a live and silent auction as well as split the pot and a gun raffle.  Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple.

A limited number of tickets remain.  Contact (513)535-3966 or to get your tickets right away.


Great Opportunity for 4-H Training (Youth & Adult)

Mark your calendars for a Multi-County 4-H Training on Thursday, February 28.  Great way for 4-H Volunteers to get their mandatory Policy 1.50 Training (two sessions offered) and youth to get their Quality Assurance Training.

Register today at:

Topics include:

  • Policy 1.50 – Two sessions offered.  Come early for the 6:30 class.
  • Livestock Updates and Quality Assurance – from Lizz Share, State Extension Specialist, 4-H/Youth Development Livestock and Food Animal Programs
  • Cloverbud Volunteer Resources
  • Poultry
  • Cake Decorating & Creative Arts
  • Teen Trips & Opportunities
  • Growing Great Qualities in Kids
  • How to Complete Your 4-H Project

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth and adult volunteers!

Turkey Pick-Up

Turkey pick-up will be Tuesday, March 27, from 3:00pm-6:00pm in the Kitchen.  Please bring a box and towel with you to keep your turkeys warm.  You will also need to have feed and water ready to give them as soon as you get them home.

Poultry Projects!

Market Chicken Pick-up is Wednesday, May 24, from 3:00pm-6:00pm at 4-H Hall Kitchen on the Clermont County Fairgrounds (1000 Locust St, Owensville).  Please make sure you bring a box with a lid to transport your chickens and have food and water at home to feed your chickens.

Pullorum Testing is Saturday, June 3, from 11:00am-1:00pm 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.

2107 Clermont County Fair Poultry Rules

For 4-H members raising birds for show or fun, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) “Biosecurity for Birds” program has multiple resources available to help members learn more about biosecurity practices that can protect their flocks from infectious disease like Avian Influenza.

Biosecurity at Fairs/Shows focuses on educating bird owners about increased disease threats during fair season. It also provides great tips for youth and families to keep on hand to proactively protect their birds and, in turn, help protect all poultry in the U.S. from disease…please read!