Schedule a time today for having your market lamb tagged for the Fair.
After experiencing a largely successful “scheduled” tag-in for the market and MQP lambs in 2021, that process will be implemented again in 2022.
Youth who plan to tag-in market lambs for the ‘live’ show at the Fair in October, and/or weigh in lambs for the Muscle Quality & Performance (MQP) contest are asked to complete a brief survey on or before July 2 in preparation for this year’s July 16 tagging day. The on-line survey will ask each family with any 4-H or FFA members planning to exhibit market or MQP lambs in 2022 for the following information:
Number of lambs being tagged by the entire family
Scrapie tag number for each lamb
Ewe or Wether
List each immediate family member (youth), including their club or chapter, who might show the lambs being tagged
Where will the lambs be housed
Select a time for tagging/weighing between 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on July 16, 2022
On behalf of the 4-H Endowment Board, thank you to all 4-H alumni, parents, and donors who helped make the 2022 4-H Legacy Dinner possible! With over 175 individuals in attendance, we enjoyed fellowship and shared continue support of one of Ohio’s largest 4-H programs in the state. Over $9200 was raised that evening of the even to support the Fairfield County 4-H Endowments.
Were you unable to attend but wish to support the 4-H Endowment Funds? Contact Leslie Cooksey at email@example.com to discuss options. We recognize that this year’s dinner looked a bit different compared to our last dinner in 2019 – feel free to send any feedback for future 4-H fundraising events to Leslie as well and she will share this with the 4-H Endowment Board as they make future decisions.
Four (4) 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Tickets, being held on Monday, December 5 in the Thomas and Mack Arena on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas. These tickets are the generous donation of the Michael Family.
Think by July we’ll be looking forward to a cool down? Perhaps for one day, we can all think about Christmas! Come join us for our Craft and Vendor Show sponsored by the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds (Ed Sands and AAA Buildings). Enjoy some early Christmas shopping, donate a new, unwrapped toy for Firefighters for Kids, and a great lunch from Clearcreek Showmen 4-H Club!
We are currently SOLD OUT of vendor space for 2022. Questions can be directed to Cindy Gilfillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds raised support the Fairfield County 4-H Program for county activities like summer camp, state trips, awards, and so much more.
This is a great way to shop locally and support the county 4-H program. Parking and admission is free for the event. For more information about the Fairfield County 4-H program, visit fairfield.osu.edu.
The Fairfield County Junior Fair will require the completion of at least one Skillathon per 4-H/FFA exhibitor in order to show at 2022 Fairfield County Junior Fair for all beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit (except Pet Rabbits), sheep, swine, dog, horse, alpaca/llama projects. This requirement is included on page 15 of the 2022 4-H Member Handbook. Fairfield County Skillathons may include (but are not limited to) animal anatomy/body parts, breeding and reproduction, feeds and nutrition, current events, diseases and animal health, equipment ID, feed ID, Quality Assurance, breeds, marketing, meats, and recordkeeping. 2022 Fairfield County Skillathons will include breeds, parts, feeds, and an interview.
Here are options to meet this county requirement:
1. Participate in the Fairfield County Skillathon event to be held September 10th and 25th at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.
Fairfield County youth interested in competing for any Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Award must complete the COUNTY Skillathon in each respective specie they play to compete in.
Example: Exhibitor wishes to compete for Swine Premier Exhibitor Award and Poultry Premier Exhibitor Award must complete both the swine and poultry Fairfield County Skillathons on September 10th (swine) and 25th (poultry).
For more information about 2022 Premier Exhibitor Contests, click here.
Youth will be asked to complete a tiebreaker question at Skillathon – this will be used to break ties for Premier Exhibitor and/or Skillathon if needed.
Skillathon Species for Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. include: Beef, Dairy Beef, Swine, Sheep, Meat Goats, Dairy Cattle
Skillathon Species for Sunday, September 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. include: Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats, Horses, Alpacas/Llamas, Poultry Rabbits
Dog Exhibitors will complete the Skillathon at Dog Check-In Day on Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fairfield County Skillathons will take place at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.
4. None of these options work? Exhibitors can schedule to take a written test by calling the OSU Extension Office at 740-653-5419. The makeup test will take place on Monday, September 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rickett’s Hall/Ed Sands Building at the Fairgrounds.
Project Books are required for each project coming to fair.
Cakes/Pies/Candies – Bring complete/up-to-date book to judging at fair.
Companion Animals – Keep complete/up-to-date books for judging at fair.
Dogs – Bring complete/up-to-date books to Dog Check-In Day on Saturday, August 27th.
Crops/Hay – Completed project books need to be turned in to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd.
All livestock/horse completed/up-to-date project books should either be:
A. Brought to their respective Skillathon Day (if participating in that specie’s county Skillathon), or
B. Turned into the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd (if OSF Skillathon or no county Skillathon is being completed).
ALL LIVESTOCK/HORSE PROJECT BOOKS WILL BE REVIEWED ON SKILLATHON DATES BY OUR BOOK JUDGES. THEY MUST BE COMPLETE IN ORDER TO SHOW AT THE FAIR. INCOMPLETE BOOKS WILL HAVE FAIR ENTRIES DENIED. We will not collect books or give more time for books to be finished between the last Skillathon date and fair like last year.
We will be scheduling interviews by appointment. The summer project judging sign up link will be sent to all youth enrolled in these respective projects via 4-HOnline next week. The email will say from 4-HOnline, so please be on the lookout – some email systems don’t like 4-HOnline.
Please contact Stacy Hicks at 740-653-5419 if you have questions about summer judging sign ups!
Projects to be judged on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (see page 11 of the 4-H Member Handbook):
All Food and Nutrition Projects
Family Life (Babysitting)
Cake Decorating (youth must complete summer judging option if they wish to qualify for Ohio State Fair)
Creative Arts/String Art/Graphic Design
Projects to be judged on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (see pages 11-12 of the 4-H Member Handbook):
Self Determined 365.00
Self Determined 365.04 Natural Resources
Self Determined 365.06 Workforce Prep
Discovering 4-H/4-H Around the Globe
Horseless Horse/All About Dogs
Gardening (youth must complete summer judging option if they wish to qualify for the Ohio State Fair)
Projects to be judged on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (see page 12 of the 4-H Member Handbook):
All Clothing Projects
The Style Revue will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th for all clothing project members.
Thank you to all campers, camp counselors, and adult staff for an AMAZING Cloverbud Camp! It was WARM, SUNNY, and AWESOME to be in-person doing our thing! How blessed are we to have this amazing facility right here in Lancaster! A huge thanks to our friends at Alley Park. Photos from 4-H Cloverbud Camp are now posted on the Ohio State – Fairfield County 4-H Facebook Page!
Next up… Day Camp is in progress and Intermediate Camp starts next week!
Award sponsors should have received their invoices for sponsoring 2022 Junior Fair Awards. Please send payment in as soon as possible. If questions, contact Carrie Stoneburner 740-503-7141 or by email at email@example.com. Please note, Carrie was the new Junior Fair Awards Coordinator starting in 2022!
The following awards are currently not sponsored for 2022 as of June 6, 2022. Please contact Carrie (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!
1st-3rd Place Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing
Junior Overall Best of Style Revue
2nd Place Staying Healthy – Junior
Reserve Champion Market Goat
Reserve Champion Breeding Doe (Rabbit)
6th-10th Place Breeding Buck (Rabbit)
1st-3rd Place Does & Bucks (Ea. Breed Class)
1st Place Rabbit Showman (Age 12)
1st Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor
2nd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor
3rd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor
1st Place Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Div. 8/9-18)
Congrats to six Fairfield County 4-H members who received State 4-H honors as State Achievement Award Winners. Members attended a banquet at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus on Saturday, June 11th to meet with their award sponsor and receive their awards. These 4-H members will join others from Ohio and attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia this fall. Congrats!
Pictured below (right to left):
Alison Sponseller, State Achievement Winner for Rabbits
Henry Hoisington, State Achievement Winner for Swine
Lily Dennis, State Achievement Winner for Sheep
Cece Woods, State Achievement Winner for Food & Nutrition
Isabella Byrd, State Achievement Winner for Health & Safety
Not pictured – Sofia Gugliemotto, State Achievement Winner for Clothing & Textiles