Beef hoof trimming will be held in the steer barn on the Hocking County Fair Grounds beginning at 7:30 AM on August 21. The approximate cost is $30 – $40 per head. Reservations are required. Contact Jeremy Conrad at 740-304-9338 to confirm that you plan to attend.
June 30 is the deadline to apply for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s new Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship and the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship. Applicants, or their parents, must be a member in good standing with the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. Preference is given to students pursing an agricultural degree.
The Fairfield County 4-H project judging week is July 11-14, 2016. All judging will be held at the Fairfield County Ag Center, 831 College Ave, Lancaster OH.
We are looking for Adult and Jr Leader assistance on all judging days. Please call the Fairfield County Extension Office at 740-652-7260 to volunteer to help. Volunteers check members in, complete name cards for the fair, help members back to the judging area, hand out grade ribbons, and help with other tasks as needed. Most time slots are 2 1/2 hours long. Please call to volunteer today!
Monday July 11th will be All Food and Nutrition, Health, Family Life & Child Development, Home Decorating & Design and Money Management Projects from 2 pm to 7 pm. Judging is a first come, first served process. We ask that you carpool with other club or family members and leave younger siblings at home as we have limited space for everyone in our conference room and hallways. **this request would apply for all days** Please anticipate a wait in some cases if there are others who arrived ahead of you for judging.
Tuesday July 12th will be all Self Determined, Writing, Leadership & Citizenship, Cake Decorating (to be eligible for cake decorating at State Fair – you must participate in summer judging OR you can be judged in October at the County Fair for cake decorating), Scrapbooking, Quilting, Creative Arts, Theater Arts and Photography from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Again, judging is a first come, first served process.
We will also have modeling practice for the Style Review July 12th, 10 am – 11 am at Bloom Carroll Middle School. Fashion and Nutrition Board members will be on hand to help your child learn the proper modeling techniques for Thursday’s Style Review.
Wednesday July 13th will be the Rockets, Robotics, Science Fun, Bicycle, Electricity, Rope, Small Engines, Lawn Care, ATV, Woodworking, Discovering 4-H, Horseless Horse, Vet Science, Outdoor projects and Gardening from 2 pm to 7 pm. Again, judging is a first come, first served process.
Thursday July 14th will be all clothing projects from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Participants are then going to attend the Style Review at Bloom Carroll Middle School to model their project with the others in the class, and for the judges to make their final decisions as to the winner in each class. In order to be eligible for State Fair judging in clothing, the member MUST attend the Style Review. The Style Review will be held starting at 7 pm. Participants are asked to arrive by 6:40 pm to get lined up for the Style Review.
If you child cannot attend the normal judging days above, we will have late project judging on July 26th from 9 am to 5 pm. Please call the office to schedule your child’s late project judging at 740-652-7260 as soon as possible.
Fairfield County Junior Fair
NEW TAGGING RULES OF THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR AND FAIRFIELD COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FOR 2016 TO MEET OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RULES
For more information and clarification, contact Junior Fair Director, Chuck Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fairfield County Senior Fair Office at 740-653-3041.
NEW OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE JUNIOR FAIR TAGGING RULES
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Below are deadlines related to Ohio State Fair youth animal events. The website to find all of the following entry information is http://ohiostatefair.com/livestock/. For more information about any of these options, please call the Fairfield County Extension Office first. Judging Teams are often coordinated at the county level and entered by a coach. Individual show entries often need the 4-H Extension Educator signature before mailing to the appropriate address. Call 740-652-7260 for more information!
Monday, June 20 – Postmark and online entry deadline for all junior and open livestock entries, including poultry and rabbits.
Friday, July 1 – Postmark deadline for Agility (July 30) and Dog Poster contest. Agility and poster entry forms and posters must be sent to Lucinda Miller, 310 Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210.
Friday, July 1 – Postmark and online entry deadline for Junior Fair Dog Show (August 1-4) entries.
Friday, July 1 – Postmark deadline for Drill Team entries. Online entries are not available for Drill Teams.
Friday, July 8 – Postmark deadline for team and individual entries for the Poultry Judging Contest (August 6). Entry fees are $5.00 per contestant. Day-of-contest entries are accepted at $10.00 per contestant. Entries must be sent to Lucinda Miller, 310 Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210.
Friday, July 8 – Postmark deadline for teams entering the Avian Bowl Contest (August 6). Entry fees are $15.00 per team. There will be no day-of-contest entries. Entries must be sent to Lucinda Miller, 310 Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210.
Friday, July 15 – Postmark deadline for team and individual entries for the General Livestock Judging Contest (July 29). Entry fees are $5.00 per contestant. Day-of-contest entries are accepted at $10.00 per contestant. Entries must be sent to Keegan Gay, 419 Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210.
The Candy Cottage in Lancaster will be hosting upcoming classes. All classes are taught by Cindy Hartman. If you have any questions, call Candy Cottage at 740-653-6842. Classes are offered for cake decorating!
Candy Cottage 2271 W. Fair Ave. Lancaster, OH 740-653-6842
Tween/Teen and Kids’ Summer Classes (2016)
Tween/Teen Basic Cake Decorating Class ($60)
This class is very similar to the Basic Cake Decorating Class, but is aimed toward 12 to 17 year olds. The class covers basics, including cake baking tips, torting, & filling, icing techniques with recipes, & some basic cake decorating methods, including dots, stars, and zigzags. Students will take home a completed decorated cake, included in the cost of the class.
*Tuesday, June 7; 1-4 p.m.
*Wednesday, July 6; 6-9 p.m.
*Wednesday, August 10; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Class ($40)
Students will learn how to ice and decorate cupcakes in this two-hour class. Included will be proper ways to work with decorating bags and tips. Designs will vary with the season. Ages 8 and up.
*Saturday, June 11; 2-4 p.m.
*Thursday, July 7; 1-3 p.m.
Kids’ “Summer Time” Cake ($40)
Come learn how to ice and decorate a one-layer cake with a summer theme. You will take home a decorated cake. This class is designed for ages 8 and up.
*Thursday, June 30; 10 am.-12 p.m.
*Wednesday, July 13; 6-8 p.m.
*Saturday, August 6; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Kids’ “Stars and Stripes” Buttercream Cookies ($40)
We will learn basics of using decorating bags and tips. Students will take home approximately 8 cookies decorated for the “Fourth of July.” This class is designed for ages 8 and up.
*Tuesday, June 28; 1-3 p.m.
*Wednesday, August 10; 2-4 p.m.
~Upon request, classes can be scheduled for students younger than 8 years old. There is a minimum of 4 students required to hold class. Students younger than 8 need to be accompanied by an adult. Supply lists available at the Candy Cottage when you register for a class.
The 3rd Annual 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp at The Ohio State Fair will take place Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Spots are anticipated to fill quickly! Cost is $20.00 per Cloverbud. Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Click for more information: 2016 OSF Cloverbud flyer branded.docx
New event at State Fair Natural Resources Day 1: Shooting Sports Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest, Friday August 5.
Participants must be currently enrolled in a 700-series Shooting Sports project or 630 Safe Use of Guns or 631 Basic Archery. County Educators must verify enrollment before signing the registration form which is due July 1. Shooting Sports presentations may be speeches OR demonstrations within the time guidelines on a shooting sports topics. Presentations should be informative in nature on subjects relating to shooting sports skills, history, science or culture. Attire may be appropirate for the topic of the speech or demonstration. Living History presentations may be in character with appropriate period clothing. Demonstrations may involve heritage skills learned while taking the project. Complete rules and registration can be found under the Natural Resources Day 1 tab. http://www.ohio4h.org/families/ohio-state-fair/state-fair-4-h-non-livestock-guidebook
The 4-H Endowment Legacy Dinner was held on Thursday, June 9th at the home of Doug and Cheryl Majors. Final contribution calculations are still being calculated and that information will be available soon on the 4-H Legacy Dinner Blog found at this website: http://u.osu.edu/4hlegacy/
Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, board members, and bidders – you helped make this event successful once again! For pictures, visit our Facebook page at this link.
5 Fairfield County youth were recognized on Wednesday, June 8th at the Ohio 4-H Achievement Banquet in Columbus. Photos have been posted on our Facebook Page – please click here.
Derek Burns – National 4-H Dairy Conference Trip Winner
Reed Newell – State 4-H Achievement Winner in Companion Animals (will attend National 4-H Congress this fall!)
Hayley Richardson – State 4-H Achievement Winner in Photography (will attend National 4-H Congress this fall!)
Sydney Malone – State 4-H Achievement Winner in Swine (will attend National 4-H Congress this fall!)
Laura Swinehart – State 4-H Achievement Winner in Woodworking (will attend National 4-H Congress this fall!)