Update: Flexibility is the Key this Year

As with 2020, 2021 seems to be a year that flexibility is needed.  We announced several weeks ago about pre-fair judging dates.  Late last week, the Ohio State Fair made an announcement that their event will be starting earlier in July and closed to the public.  For more information on Ohio State Fair, please click here.

As a result, we need additional time to get non-livestock delegates registered and enrolled in their respective project areas based on judges decisions on judging day.  We will be moving pre-fair judging day to Wednesday, June 30, and Thursday, July 1.  We are in the process of working on the exact schedule for projects each day.  All youth will need to register and sign up for their time slot(s).  More information will be coming soon.  We will be able to offer a zoom interview for those who are not able to attend in person that day.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding as we move through this year.

Rabbit Scholarship Opportunity

The Buckeye Bunny Supply Memorial Scholarship (In Memory of Alan Worthington) application is now available! Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior or current college student who was active as a youth member in the rabbit industry that has excelled in all aspects of their 4-H or FFA career. Deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.



Joann & 4-H

Join JOANN in supporting 4-H and visit your local store on April 3 from 11AM-2PM to pick up a free LEGO® DOTS™ activity and coloring page. You can help ensure every kid has a chance to succeed by donating to 4-H at the register through April 30.

Greene County 4-H Art of Speaking SPIN Club


The Art of Speaking is the newest SPIN club from the programming partnership between Butler, Greene and Hamilton Counties. This state-wide SPIN club is designed for all youth in third grade and beyond.

Youth will learn: the art of public speaking, giving demonstrations, speech writing, proper gesturing and body movements, interviewing, poster-making and how to effectively present materials, and how to speak in leadership roles.

Dates for all 6 classes in 2021:  4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Register Here: https://go.osu.edu/artofspeaking

Parents/Guardians are responsible for maintaining care, custody, and control of their minor(s) and are responsible for monitoring the activities their child is participating in. If you have a disability and have questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact Emily Kahrs at Kahrs.7@osu.edu

Beyond the Classroom- Virtual Summer Camp Opportunity

The Ohio State University Department of Mathematics offers a week-long virtual summer camp for middle and high school students.

Beyond the Classroom, invites virtual campers to explore mathematics through engaging activities in a nontraditional environment. Virtual campers will be able to build confidence in their math and programming abilities and develop a deeper understanding of a variety of topics, including mathematical and algorithmic reasoning and problem solving skills. Campers are challenged with activities designed to demonstrate the importance of math and programming skills in the current age of technology and advancement. Emphasis is placed on learning skills and ideas that, in practice, allow for discovery.

In 2021, the topic of the camp is Math Magic!

High school – July 7 to 11
Middle school – July 21 to 25
Cost: $22 (financial aid available)

Learn more or apply: https://u.osu.edu/mathoutreach/btc/



Experience 4-H at Home Kit #2

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation, we are able to offer “Experience 4-H at Home” kits.  Throughout 2021, we will offer 4 different kits, based on each of the H’s in 4-H.  The next kit will be all about the 2nd H, HEART.

The kits are geared toward Cloverbud age.  

The kits will include the activities to complete and the majority of the supplies needed.

Space is limited.  

I will send an email confirmation once we reach our capacity.  When kits are ready for pickup, I ask that they are picked up within 2 weeks.  Otherwise, we will open to the waitlist.

Thank you!

Click here to sign up.  https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekBgkUB8JNcK7iu

Fair Theme & Book Cover Contest

Pick a theme and design for the Greene County Fair Book cover.

Entries are due Friday, April 9th, 2021

Drop off your entries to the Greene County Fair Office

Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm & Wednesday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Winner of the competition will receive $100 Cash

Requirements and Information:

  • Design must fit on a white 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper and use portrait orientation
  • Can be freehand/hand-drawn (paint, markers, pastels, colored pencils, pen, pencil, or digital
  • Must be original artwork and original must be submitted. If photos are used, permission must be secured
  • Designer must be a 2021 Greene County Fair Exhibitor
  • Designer’s full name must be on the back of the entry (use pencil)
  • As you are creating your design, please keep in mind that the fair logo and or other text or graphics may be placed atop/overlay in a portion of the design.


*Note – All requirements must be met and by entering the contest, the entrant is giving the Greene County Agricultural Society the right to publish their work for the Greene County Fair.  All entrants will be displayed during Fair Week in the Exhibitor’s Hall.

If you have any questions, contact Liz liz.greenecofair@gmail.com

Greene County Breeders Invitational Show Info

Greene County Swine Committee and Greene County Show Pig Breeders are presenting our 1st annual Greene County Breeders Invitational Show.  There will be an online auction on showpig.com called Showin’ Greene and Chasin’ Purple on March 24th. Pictures will be posted by March 23rd.  All 4H/FFA projects purchased from this sale will show on Monday, Aug 2nd right after Showmanship with the opportunity to win prizes/$$(amounts TBD).  In the future, we plan to do an in-person sale on the fairgrounds however with the current health risks we are going with an online sale this year. Please support our local breeders and have a chance to win some $$.

Quality Assurance Reminder

Any youth wishing to exhibit an animal at the fair in 2021 is required to complete Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance for exhibition at the Greene County Fair must be completed by June 1st. Any youth wishing to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair MUST complete Quality Assurance prior to the start of the OSF. All youth wishing to exhibit SWINE at the OSF must have a parent/guardian complete PQA. Contact Trevor Corboy by emailing at corboy.3@osu.edu for how to complete PQA.  Youth showing HOGS and BEEF at the Greene County Fair must participate in the PQA or BQA specific QA offered.  Youth showing any other animal can participate in any of the offered QA sessions.

To be eligible for participation in the Greene County Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Livestock Quality Assurance Programs.  If youth are taking the following projects, this is required: Beef (market steers, breeding, feeder calf), Dairy (heifers, feeders and cows if lactating or have lactated and feeders if selling- heifers before lactation do not need it), goats (all), poultry (all), rabbit (all), sheep (all), llamas & alpacas, and swine.

Parents are encouraged to attend but not required except for PQA for youth participating at the Ohio State Fair.

Youth need to attend a QA training conducted by OSU Extension or FFA Advisor.

Please visit www.go.osu.edu/greenecoqa to sign up.  You must sign up to receive the zoom link.

We have several at the end of this month scheduled.