Textile and Clothing Zoom Series begins April 29th for 4-H Sewing Members

Are you a 4-H member interested in learning more about sewing? Join the Zoom Clinic Series presented by 4-H Master Clothing Educator volunteers from across the state. You will expand your sewing knowledge and learn skills to help you with your projects. Attend all sessions or the ones that interest you! Register by completing the online survey at: http://go.osu.edu/sewing2021

2021 Ohio State Fair to focus on agriculture and educational competitions

4/8/2021 News Release from the Ohio Expo Center/Ohio State Fair. Further details will be shared as we learn more.

Agricultural and educational competitions focus of the 2021 Ohio State Fair

For the last several months, we have been weighing options for how to safely open the gates to the 2021 Ohio State Fair. There is nothing more rewarding than cutting the ribbon and greeting thousands of fairgoers, exhibitors, vendors, sponsors, and entertainers. Together, we’ve enjoyed taking selfies by the butter cow, talking to Smokey Bear, eating deep-fried food on a stick, walking down the brightly lit Midway, visiting the livestock barns, and listening to the sounds of the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir.

We’re optimistic about where our state will be as more and more Ohioans are vaccinated. And, we’ve been closely following the latest public health guidance, and believe that Ohioans will continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash hands to get us below 50 cases per 100,000 Ohioans for a two-week period, bringing the COVID-19 public health orders to an end. While we are hopeful that we will soon be on the other side of this pandemic, the reality is that cases of COVID-19 remain high, and we just don’t know how things will look in July.

That is why we have decided to significantly limit the scope of the 2021 Ohio State Fair, focusing on livestock competitions and concluding with a modified Sale of Champions to celebrate the hard work of our young exhibitors. The Fair will not be open to the public, and will be limited to exhibitors, their families, and guests, stretching the Fair over a longer period of time with an anticipated start date of July 19. This decision will not only help to protect the health and safety of Ohioans, it will also protect the long-term financial viability of the fair.

Many of the typical things associated with the Ohio State Fair – rides, concerts, entertainers, live music, food vendors, and shopping – are expected to return in 2022.

The 2021 Ohio State Fair will be open to exhibitors and family members for youth and senior livestock competitions, along with educational project judging for non-livestock competitions, such as 4-H. Detailed plans are forthcoming.

We are thankful for the support of our exhibitors, volunteers, vendors, partners, performers, concessionaires, youth leaders and sponsors, and look forward to being together again. The 2022 Ohio State Fair is slated for July 27 – August 7.

Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 8th through a drive-thru event. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. Members were recognized by family. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Levacy and Commissioner Fix for attending this event! Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For photos from the event, click here.

For a complete listing of 2021 awards: 2021 Achievement Banquet Program – Updated 2021.04.13

Scholarship Opportunity for Rabbit Exhibitors – due 4/9/2021

The Buckeye Bunny Supply Memorial Scholarship (In Memory of Alan Worthington) application is now available! Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior or current college student who was active as a youth member in the rabbit industry that has excelled in all aspects of their 4-H or FFA career. Deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_xWYyyLXxwPE3vy7G7Gni1htGKbnGU32NXdVl9ewowCyHoA/viewform?pli=1

PBS Animal Health – 2021 4-H/FFA Discount Program

Please see the link to the form below to participate in a 5% discount on all items purchased for exhibitor livestock projects at PBS Animal Health. There will be a gift certificate shared to a winning club/participant at the end of the year!

For information, contact Chris Johnson at PBS Animal Health in Circleville 740-474-7394 or cjohnson@pbsanimalhealth.com.

Link to form: PBS Discount Program