Ohio Poultry Producers! Be Alert and Practice Enhanced Biosecurity

For more information on biosecurity practices, visit: USDA APHIS | Defend the Flock – Resource Center

Defend the Flock Winter Bulletin

All cases in commercial and backyard flocks: USDA APHIS | 2022 Detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

2022 Ohio State Fair scheduled for July 27 – August 7

Rediscover the Ohio State Fair, returning July 27 –   August 7, 2022
General Parking will be free for all fairgoers!

The Ohio State Fair will return in full capacity for summer 2022.

Ohioans and out-of-state visitors alike are invited to rediscover the Ohio State Fair with great food, fun games, thrilling rides, educational activities, friendly competitions, concerts, agriculture and so much more!

As an added bonus, general parking is now free for all fairgoers, any day, July 27 –  Aug. 7.

The Ohio State Fair is possible thanks to the hard work of thousands of staff members, exhibitors, volunteers, vendors, partners, performers, concessionaires, youth leaders and sponsors. At this time, the Ohio State Fair staff are actively working on enhancements that will make this year’s Ohio State Fair safe, fun and memorable.

The first big-name acts in this year’s Ohio State Fair Concert & Event Series will be announced on Monday, March 7, with additional announcements to follow on March 21 and April 4. Ohio State Fair enewsletter subscribers (that’s you!) will be the first to know about new acts and gain access to pre-sale opportunities. Be sure to encourage your friends and family members to sign up for our newsletter as well.

We’re looking forward to seeing YOU this summer.

The Ohio State Fair plans to follow applicable state and local protocols related to the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about fair hours, where to park for free, cost of admission, where to buy tickets and many more details, click below.

Source: Ohio Expo Center & State Fair Press Release 2/18/2022

Y-City Feed & Supply hosts 2022 Swine Clinic in Zanesville March 6th, 2022

Youth raising hogs are invited to the Y-City Feed & Supply 2022 Swine Clinic at 4:30 p.m. on March 6th. The event will take place at 400 Pleasant Grove Road, Zanesville, OH 43701.

Any questions please call 740-487-1000  OR you can text/call 740-704-9939.

*Please note that OSU Extension does not endorse any one feed, product, or business over another.

2022 Ohio 4-H Family Guide (available online)

It’s time to start selecting your 4-H projects for the year. 4-H families enrolled in the program last year should have received a mailed copy of the 4-H Family Guide. If you did not receive this or will be new to 4-H in 2022, feel free to start browsing the 4-H Family Guide online: https://ohio4h.org/familyguide. 4-H project selection will be made when you submit your 4-H enrollment through 4-HOnline. 4-H enrollment will be due April 15th, 2022.

Cover of 2022 4-H Family Guide with kids showing projects

2022 Spring Dairy Expo: March 29-31, Ohio Expo Center

This annual Spring Dairy Expo show and sale series will be held in Columbus, OH at the State Fairgrounds, March 29-31. Entries will be able to be made online soon! Make plans to attend for youth showmanship and judging contests as well! For more information, visit www.springdairyexpo.com or the Spring Dairy Expo Facebook page.

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Teen/4-H Alumni Opportunity: State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff

2022 State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications are now available!! Interested individuals can view a letter with more information at: https://ohio4h.org/camp/leadership-camp titled “2022 Potential Leadership Camp Counselor/Staff Information and Application”. A link to the application is included in the letter.

Please forward this information along to anyone who you think might be interested!  Applications are due no later than March 25, 2022.

Here are some highlights about the opportunity:

  • Individuals 18+ prior to June 1, 2022 who are good leaders, past counselors, or interested in helping may apply
  • Must complete application, undergo selection, have current background check, attend training
  • Applications due: March 25, 2022
  • Interviews: Week of April 5th
  • Staff Training Weekend (Camp Ohio): May 13-15, 2022 (this is mandatory for all applicants to attend)

Teen Opportunity: Ohio 4-H Take the Leap Career Readiness Event

Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation, Ohio 4-H will again be hosting “Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day” on Saturday, April 2, 2022 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! This event is open to any 4-H member – ages 13 to 18 – and is completely FREE! Several Teen Leadership Council members have been planning this event and are excited to facilitate this opportunity for their peers.

This day is jam-packed full of opportunities for participants with some highlights listed here:

  • Learn about 4-H opportunities at the state level
  • Rotate through career preparation workshops covering topics such as resume writing, interview skills, entrepreneurship, goal setting, and more
  • Network with peers who are also interested in preparing for their future

I have attached a flyer/registration form: Take the Leap Flyer.

Participants can register at go.osu.edu/taketheleap. Registration is due by March 19. Please share with your teens and community!

Let Frances (foos.61@osu.edu), Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), or Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu) know if you have any questions.