Skillathon Requirement Info for 4-H/FFA Junior Fair Exhibitors (Alpacas/Llamas, Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dogs, Goats, Horses, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine)

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 145of 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.

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. Details will be forthcoming…but save the dates now.
  • 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 either September 10th or 25th.
  • 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 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Fairfield County Skillathons will take place at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.
  • Scheduling for Skillathon times will open in August.
  • New for 2022: Top Junior and Top Senior Skillathon Awards will be awarded.
2. Participate in the Ohio State Fair Virtual Skillathon.
3. Participate in the Ohio State Fair In-Person Skillathon.
  • Registration takes place on the day event at the OSF.
  • Youth do not have to be exhibitors at the OSF to participate.
  • OSF Youth participating in the Outstanding Market Exhibitor Contest must attend the OSF In-Person Skillathon to be eligible for this award.
4. None of these options work? Exhibitors can schedule to take a written test with the Fairfield County Senior Fair Office.
 
Details including dates for both virtual/in-person options on the two options from the Ohio State Fair can be found here: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons
Please let Leslie Cooksey (cooksey.25@osu.edu) know if you have additional questions.

Ohio Youth Skillathons (Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Sessions)

Ohio Youth Skillathon information for VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON sessions is now online at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons

VIRTUAL Skillathon Registration is due by JUNE 21st, 2022!

A few important notes:

  • Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) awards MUST participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair
  • Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor (OBE) awards MUST participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online

Sponsors needed for Junior Fair Awards (as of 6/6/2022)

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 fairfieldcountyjrfairawards@gmail.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!

Award Title Award Type Unit Price Total Price
1st-3rd Place Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
Junior Overall Best of Style Revue Award/Plaque $12.00 $12.00
2nd Place Staying Healthy – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
Reserve Champion Market Goat Trophy $18.50 $18.50
Reserve Champion Breeding Doe (Rabbit) Trophy $17.50 $17.50
6th-10th Place Breeding Buck (Rabbit) 5 Rosettes $4.50 $22.50
1st-3rd Place Does & Bucks (Ea. Breed Class) 10 Rosettes $4.50 $45.00
1st Place Rabbit Showman (Age 12) Trophy $18.50 $18.50
1st Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00
1st Place Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Div. 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00
1st Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00

 

Congrats to Fairfield County’s State 4-H Achievement Award Winners!

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

Results for the Ohio 4-H State Horse Judging Contest are posted!

The State 4-H Horse Judging Contest was held on June 13th Results for the State Horse Judging Contest are now posted at horse.osu.edu. Congratulations to all of our participants this year!

Fairfield County 4-H members Ashley Love, Jadin Triplett, Cora Cain, and Trinitiy Craiglow participated in the contest.

As a team, they placed:

  • 5th in Overall Halter (Ashley Love placed 8th individually)
  • 5th in Overall Performance (Ashley Love placed 2nd individually)
  • 6th in Team Reasons (Ashley Love placed 7th individually)
  • 6th Place Overall Team (Ashley Love placed 3rd and Jadin Triplett placed 11th overall individually)

Sponsors needed for Junior Fair Awards (as of 5/26/2022)

Award sponsors will be receiving their invoices soon for to make payment 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 fairfieldcountyjrfairawards@gmail.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 May 26, 2022. Please contact Carrie (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!

Award Title Award Type Unit Price Total Price
1st-3rd Place Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
Junior Overall Best of Style Revue Award/Plaque $12.00 $12.00
2nd Place Staying Healthy – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
2nd-6th Place Hunter Under Saddle (Age 8-11) 5 Rosettes $4.50 $22.50
1st Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00
1st Place Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Div. 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00
1st Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00

Sponsors needed for Junior Fair Awards (as of 5/25/2022)

Award sponsors will be receiving their invoices soon for to make payment 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 fairfieldcountyjrfairawards@gmail.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 May 25, 2022. Please contact Carrie (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!

Award Title Award Type Unit Price Total Price
1st-3rd Place Seeing through Graphic Design 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 1st Year Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 1st Year Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 2nd Year & Beyond Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 2nd Year & Beyond Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-2nd Place 4-H Around the Globe 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-3rd Place Growing with the Seasons 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
2nd-3rd Place Kitchen Boss 2 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
2nd-3rd Place Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
2nd Place Look Great for Less (Junior, Age 8-13) Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Shopping Savvy (Junior, Age 8-13) 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st Place Shopping Savvy (Senior, Age 14+) Rosette $4.50 $4.50
Junior Overall Best of Style Revue Award/Plaque $12.00 $12.00
2nd Place Staying Healthy – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Medicine Science & Safety 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
Outstanding Horseless Horse 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place Cat 3 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
5 Year Member Pins 3 Pins $1.75 $5.25
2nd-6th Place Hunter Under Saddle (Age 8-11) 5 Rosettes $4.50 $22.50
1st Place Senior Dairy Goat Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Junior Alpaca/Llama Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Senior Alpaca/Llama Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00
1st Place Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Div. 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00
1st Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00

Sponsors needed for Junior Fair Awards (as of 5/16/2022)

Award sponsors will be receiving their invoices soon for to make payment 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 fairfieldcountyjrfairawards@gmail.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 May 16, 2022. Please contact Carrie (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!

Award Title Award Type Unit Price Total Price
1st-3rd Place Seeing through Graphic Design 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-2nd Place Club Leadership 2 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place My Hands to Larger Service 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-3rd Place Leadership Road Trip 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 1st Year Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 1st Year Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 2nd Year & Beyond Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 2nd Year & Beyond Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-2nd Place 4-H Around the Globe 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place Am I Ready for Work? 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-3rd Place Growing with the Seasons 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-2nd Place Science Fun with Electricity 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-3rd Place Let’s Bake Quick Breads – Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Sports Nutrition: Ready Set Go – Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
2nd Place Sports Nutrition: Ready Set Go – Senior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-3rd Place Grill Master – Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
2nd Place Snack Attack! – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st Place Snack Attack! – Senior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
2nd-3rd Place Kitchen Boss 2 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
2nd-3rd Place Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
2nd Place Take a Break for Breakfast Rosette $4.50 $4.50
2nd Place Look Great for Less (Junior, Age 8-13) Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Shopping Savvy (Junior, Age 8-13) 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st Place Shopping Savvy (Senior, Age 14+) Rosette $4.50 $4.50
Junior Overall Best of Style Revue Award/Plaque $12.00 $12.00
2nd Place Staying Healthy – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Medicine Science & Safety 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
2nd Place Makeover My Space – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Makeover My Space – Senior 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
Honorable Mention Veterinary Science Rosette $4.50 $4.50
Outstanding Horseless Horse 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place Cat 3 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
2nd-6th Place Hunter Under Saddle (Age 8-11) 5 Rosettes $4.50 $22.50
2nd-6th Place Western Horsemanship (Age 8-11) 5 Rosettes $4.50 $22.50
1st Place Horse Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Division 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00
1st Place Junior Dairy Goat Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Senior Dairy Goat Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Junior Alpaca/Llama Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Senior Alpaca/Llama Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00
1st Place Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Div. 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00
1st Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00

Sponsors needed for Junior Fair Awards (as of 5/11/2022)

Award sponsors will be receiving their invoices soon for to make payment 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 fairfieldcountyjrfairawards@gmail.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 May 11, 2022. Please contact Carrie (contact information listed above) to be sure the award is still available. Thank you in advance!

Award Title Award Type Unit Price Total Price
1st-3rd Place Seeing through Graphic Design 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-2nd Place Club Leadership 2 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place My Hands to Larger Service 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-3rd Place Leadership Road Trip 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st Place Pantry Panic Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 1st Year Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 1st Year Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 2nd Year & Beyond Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Scrapbooking – 2nd Year & Beyond Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-2nd Place Cake Decorating – Intermediate Skills Senior 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place Cake Decorating – Advanced Skills Senior 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place 4-H Around the Globe 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-2nd Place Am I Ready for Work? 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st-3rd Place Growing with the Seasons 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Let’s Bake Quick Breads – Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
1st-3rd Place Sports Nutrition: Ready Set Go – Junior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
2nd Place Sports Nutrition: Ready Set Go – Senior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-3rd Place Grill Master – Senior 3 Rosettes $4.50 $13.50
2nd Place Snack Attack! – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st Place Snack Attack! – Senior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
2nd-3rd Place Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
2nd Place Take a Break for Breakfast Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Shopping Savvy (Junior, Age 8-13) 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st Place Shopping Savvy (Senior, Age 14+) Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Medicine Science & Safety 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
2nd Place Makeover My Space – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
1st-2nd Place Makeover My Space – Senior 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
2nd Place Staying Healthy – Junior Rosette $4.50 $4.50
Honorable Mention (Rabbits) 10 Rosettes $4.50 $45.00
1st-2nd Place Cat 3 2 Rosettes $4.50 $9.00
1st Place Horse Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Division 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00
1st Place Junior Dairy Goat Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Senior Dairy Goat Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Junior Alpaca/Llama Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Senior Alpaca/Llama Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00
1st Place Alpaca/Llama Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Div. 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00
1st Place Junior Dog Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Senior Dog Skillathon Tumbler/Cash Award $50.00 $50.00
1st Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $125.00 $125.00
2nd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $100.00 $100.00
3rd Place Overall Dog Premier Exhibitor Banner/Cash Award $75.00 $75.00
1st Place Dog Premier Exhibitor (Ea. Age Division 8/9-18) 10 Rosettes/Coupons $10.00 $100.00

Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 7th at the Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Program. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. A sincere thank you to Fairfield Federal for their continued sponsorship of this awards program. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Davis 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 2022 awards: 2022 Achievement Awards Program