Important information for Fairfield County Jr Fair Pygmy Goat competitors

  • Pens in the pygmy goat barn have changed. The sizes now are 4 feet 7 inches wide by 7 feet deep. The bars on pens are horizontal.
  • Please be sure you have registration papers for registered pygmy goats updated with the goat transferred to 4-Her’s or family name. Also check tattoo or micro-chip that it is legible and matches the goat.
  • Please check tattoos and/or scrapie tags for unregistered pygmy goats to make sure they are there and legible before fair. Also make sure the receipt matches the goat.
  • All registration papers and receipts must stay at the fairgrounds in your tackbox the whole week.
  • All pygmy goats must stay at the fair until check-out time on Saturday unless pre-approved.
  • We will again clean the isle way everyday of the week, as well as clean your pens several times throughout the week  and clean out all pens before leaving Saturday.

Thanks. Looking forward to another great year in the Pygmy Goat barn

Pygmy Goat Superintendents


Early Release of 2017 State Poultry and Dog Event Dates

Early Release of 2017 Poultry and Dog Event Dates
  • January 9 – Registration deadline for Ohio 4-H Dog Judges’ Seminar
  • January 21 – Ohio 4-H Dog Judges’ Seminar, OSU Animal Sciences Building, Columbus, OH
  • February 24 – Registrations due for Ohio 4-H PetPALS Master Volunteer Leader Training
  • March 4 – Ohio 4-H PetPALS Master Volunteer Leader Training, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus, OH
  • March 25 – Bi-State Youth Poultry Clinic, OARDC, Wooster, OH
  • May 13 – Ohio 4-H Dog Expo, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH
  • May 17 – State 4-H Dog Bowl Contest postmark team entry deadline
  • June 17 – State 4-H Dog Bowl Contest, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus, OH
  • June 20 – Postmark Entry Deadline for Ohio State Fair Dog Agility and Regular Dog Show Entries (New deadline for 2017)
  • July 1 – Postmark Entry Deadline for Ohio State Fair Dog Poster Contest
  • July 26 – August 6 – Ohio State Fair
  • July 29 – OSF Dog Agility, Denny Hales Arena, Ohio State Fairgrounds
  • July 31 – August 3 – OSF Dog Show, Buckeye Sports Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds

These dates are posted on the Calendar of Events pages for Dogs and Poultry and on the 4-H Animal Sciences and Ohio 4-H Dog Program Facebook pages.

OSU Seeking Participants for ADHD non-medication Treatment Study

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center is currently accepting participants for a study of a non-medication treatment of ADHD for children ages 7 to 10 years old. The ICAN Study is looking at EEG neurofeedback as a method for training the speed of brain waves. The study aims to see whether this treatment is effective in reducing ADHD symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, disorganization, distractibility, and trouble completing tasks on time. Please check out  for more information. Here is a flyer for more information: Flyer for OSU ADHD Study 2016-7-16 and please share with others as you see appropriate.

National 4-H Youth in Action Awards – Applications Now Being Accepted

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.
  • 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.


Junior Fair Grooming Assistance Form

The Fairfield County Senior Fair Board has provided the following form for 4-H members that will have assistance grooming their animals to complete.  One form per species exhibited will need to be turned in at weigh-in for each species.  If you are not going to have assistance in grooming your animals, then you do not have to complete the form.

This form is to clarify rule 1 under Prohibited Conduct on page 8 of the Junior Fair Rule Book and the recent letter received along with your Junior Fair Rule book on the Senior Fair Board letterhead.

Questions?  Contact Junior Fair Directors Chuck Miller 740-438-1628 and Phil Miller 740-215-9549 or Fair Manager Dave Benson 740-653-3041.

The form can be found at this link:


Don’t forget! Time to apply for Jr Fair Queen and Species Representatives

It’s time to apply for Fairfield County Jr Fair Queen and the various species representatives.  Applications are available on the website at this link.

Deadlines for most of them are Friday September 9th, except rabbit representative, which is due September 2nd by 4 pm.   Please read the applications, as some are due to the coordinator not the office.

Let us know if you have questions at 740-652-7264.

Sommers crowned Millersport Sweet Corn Festival Queen

Congratulations to Fairfield County 4-H member, Melissa Sommers, on being crowned the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival Queen September 1, 2016.  Melissa is an 11 year member of the Scissors and Spice 4-H Club and is active in the Junior Leadership Club and is a Jr Advisor for the Junior Fair Board.

Fairfield County Junior Leader Announcements

from Emma Albert, chair of the JL newsletter and website committee

Important Announcement

The Senior Fair Board has announced that at the 2016 fair, those showing animals cannot have anyone besides Fairfield County 4-H members and the people in their direct family help groom their animals. Animals being shown at the fair can be groomed outside of the fairgrounds by anyone, but once they are in the fairground, only Fairfield County 4-H members and those in their direct family can help groom the animal or give advice on how to do so.

Other Announcements

National 4-H weeks is October 2nd through October 8th. To celebrate this, the Fairfield County Junior Leadership Club will be starting the “4-H Grown Challenge” on Instagram. This works much like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A person that has been touched by 4-H in their lives will write about an experience they had in 4-H. That person will then tag five others in 4-H, using #4Hgrownfairfieldco, and those people will write about their personal experiences. Emily Blackwell will be starting this challenge. Good luck!


The Fairfield County Junior Leadership Club will be meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m. at Schaffner’s Drive-In in Baltimore.  Anyone over 13 is welcome to come! There will be a canned food drive that night, so make sure to bring canned items if you are planning to come!

 The Junior Leaders are also hosting a fundraiser at Shaffner’s that day (10:30 am to 10:00 pm) with 15% of the proceeds going to the JL club with the attached flyer. Copies of the flyer are available at the Extension Office.