Reminders from the Extension office:
August 26 Dog and Horse Waivers due to the Extension Office by 4 pm.
August 27 from 11 am to 2 pm – Required Dog Check-In Day at Feeder Creek Vet Arena. Bring completed health certificate, license receipt and license and your dog.
August 27 Summerfest (Summer Project Judging Awards Celebration) at the Liberty Center, 7-9 pm
August 28 FINAL Premier Exhibitor Testing, 1-3 pm at the Fairgrounds.
Required Horse Clinic – 1 pm
August 29 First Day Advisors can make Junior Fair entries. – Don’t forget your MQP entries!!
September 1 Possession deadline for Market Rabbits and Market Chickens
September 2 Dimes for the Endowment and Endowment Challenge money due to the Extension Office by 4 pm
Rabbit Representative Applications due to the Extension Office.
September 5 Labor Day – Extension Office and Senior Fair Office Closed
September 9 Last Day Advisors can make Junior Fair entries
Booth Request and Volunteer Sheet due to the Extension office by 4 pm
Friend of the Junior Fair Award due to the Extension Office by 4 pm
Junior Fair shirt orders due to Extension Office by 4 pm
Junior Fair Queen Applications due to the Extension Office by 4 pm
Caprine Representative Applications due to Extension Office by 4 pm
Dairy Princess Applications due to Coordinator
Poultry Representative Applications due to Extension Office by 4 pm
Swine Representative Applications due to Extension Office by 4 pm
September 25 Sheep MQP Show, 1 pm, Fairgrounds
September 26 Advisors Pick Up Fair Passes; 8:30 am -4 pm Monday through Friday at the Senior Fair Office
Advisors and FFA Educators: Here are some important updates to note regarding the upcoming Fairfield County Junior Fair from the Senior Fair Board
To: Fairfield County 4-H Extension
Some items were presented to the Fairfield County Ag. Society Board of Directors that effect the 4-H/FFA Department:
1. In the general rules, under the Prohibited Conduct rule number one (1), the directors passed the following:
Each exhibitor showing a market, breeding or feeder of any species shall register with the Junior Fair Director or his designee (Show Superintendent) on the day of weigh-in if someone is going to help groom the project to show.
2. In Book 2 – 4-H/FFA Beef Cattle, under weigh-in rule number six (6). If the beef animal loses the EID tag or the Fair ID tag, the exhibitor or immediate family member must contact the Senior Fair Office immediately. If only one of the tags is lost the animal will not be re-tagged, and an animal with one of the tags will be accepted at the time of check-in for the Fairfield County Fair.
3. The directors discussed the 4-H/FFA Livestock Possession Housing Form. The directors approved the following:
If the exhibitor moves the project to exhibit at another exhibition such as the Ohio State Fair, one of the County or Independent Fairs, State or National Breed Shows, and/or Jackpot Shows, they are not required to fill out and file the 4-H/FFA Livestock Possession Housing Form as a change in the housing location of the project.
Leslie and Seth Cooksey welcomed Sadie Jean Cooksey on Monday, August 22nd at 3:47 pm. Sadie, mom, and dad are all doing well. Leslie will be out of the office for approximately 6 weeks. Please contact Sue, Missy, Kayla or Ellen with 4-H questions.
The main phone number for the office is 740-652-7260.
Visit the New Rules of Kindness Website
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2016 JUNIOR FAIR AWARDS – UN-SPONSORED as of August 17, 2016
If you are interested in sponsoring any of these awards, please contact Marguerite Grimm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAIRY (Book 1)
- Grand Champion Dairy Market Feeder Calf Buyer Banner $27.00
- Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Market Feeder Calf Buyer Banner $27.00
CLOTHING (Book 20)
- 2nd Place Clothes for High School-College Rosette $4.00
National 4-H Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 4-H Youth in Action Awards to be presented at the eighth annual Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2017.
As the highest honor National 4-H Council awards to 4-H youth, the 2017 awards will recognize one remarkable 4-H’er within each pillar area: Agriculture; Citizenship; Healthy Living; and STEM.
Each of the four 4-H Youth in Action Awards pillar winners will receive:
- Scholarship: $5,000 scholarship for higher education.
- Public Recognition: An all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at Council’s Legacy Awards on March 21, 2017.
- Spokesperson Opportunities: Serve as the National Youth Spokesperson for their recognized pillar area.
In addition, one National 4-H Youth in Action Award winner will be selected from the four pillar winners and receive an additional $5,000 scholarship for higher education.
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM ET on Monday, October 24, 2016.
For qualifications, application rules, and information on past honorees, please visit the 4-H Youth in Action Awards website.
Congratulations to the following youth who also received additional awards at the Ohio State Fair with their clothing projects.
- Addison Squibb from the Thurston Flying Fingers was chosen the Daily Wool Award Winner for Wednesday.
- Melissa Sommers from Scissors & Spice was chosen as a Roby Award Finalist on Wednesday.
- Marissa Mattox from Awesome Animals was chosen as the Master Clothing Educator Senior Award Finalist on Wednesday and the Master Clothing Educator Senior State Award Winner on Thursday!
The following youth placed in their respective age group at one of the Ohio State Fair Skillathons.
- Peyton Sullivan for her 7th place finish in the 9 yr old age division in the Horse Skillathon.
- Sofia Gugliemotto for her 7th place finish in the 12 yr old age division in the Horse Skillathon.
- Hannah Saum for her 10th place finish in the 11 yr old age division in the Goat Skillathon.
The Fairfield County Rough Riders 4-H Club will be hosting their show at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on August 27, 2016 beginning at 8:30 a.m. (rain or shine). For a copy of the show bill, visit this link: 2016 RR Horse Show Bill.