Fairfield County’s 2021 Virtual Style Revue – ENJOY!

We are pleased to share with you our Virtual Style Revue featuring the 4-H clothing members who participated in summer judging on July 12th. Special thank you to the Fashion and Nutrition Board members who helped show members how to model and narrated the the modeling videos. Clothing Award results are posted at http://go.osu.edu/fcclothing2021. Best wishes to 4-H members participating in the Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, August 3rd.

2021 Ohio State Fair: Junior Horse Show Results

Congrats to Fairfield County 4-H members participating in the 2021 Ohio State Fair Horse Show. For a complete list of results, click here.

Kylynne Sollenberger

  • 6th Place – Class 27: Barrels (Horse 9-13)
  • 4th Place – Class 31: Pole Bending (Horse 9-13)
  • 2nd Place – Class 53: Keyhole Race (Horse 9-13)
  • 4th Place – Class 57: Stakes Race (Horse 9-13)

Jessalyn Daubenmire

  • 9th Place – Class 27: Barrels (Horse 9-13)
  • 8th Place – Class 53: Keyhole Race (Horse 9-13)
  • 8th Place – Class 57: Stakes Race (Horse 9-13)

Karli Cutright

  • 1st Place – Class 45: Trail (H/P 14-18)
  • 3rd Place – Class 95: Western Pleasure Grand Championship
  • 2nd Place – Class 109: Western Pleasure (Horse 17-18)
  • 3rd Place – Class 117: Western Horsemanship (H/P 18)
  • 2nd Place – Class 134: Hunter Under Saddle Grand Championship
  • 1st Place – Class 142: Hunter Under Saddle – Horse (17-18)

Jadin Triplet

  • 5th Place – Class 54: Keyhole Race (Horse 14-18)
  • 9th Place – Class 58: Stakes Race (Horse 14-18)

Annesley Leith

  • 3rd Place – Class 73: Ranch Riding (H/P 9-11)
  • 3rd Place – Class 77: Ranch Horsemanship (H/P 9-11)
  • 8th Place – Class 86: Ranch Pleasure (9-12)

Ashley Love

  • 7th Place – Class 83: Ranch Horsemanship (H/P 17)
  • 4th Place – Class 128: Intermediate EQ O/F (H/P 9-18)

Ashlyn Carder

  • 10th Place – Class 86: Ranch Pleasure (9-12)
  • 7th Place – Class 118: Hunter Showmanship (H/P 9-11)
  • 5th Place – Class 134: Hunter Under Saddle Grand Championship
  • 4th Place – Class 135: Hunt Seat Equitation (H/P 9-11)
  • 1st Place – Class 139: Hunter Under Saddle (Horse 9-12)

Morgan Cutright

  • 3rd Place – Class 100: Western Horsemanship (H/P 17)
  • 3rd Place – Class 142: Hunter Under Saddle – Horse (17-18)
  • 1st Place: Class 146: Hunt Seat Equitation (H/P 17)

2021 Ohio State Fair Virtual Skillathon Results: Llama/Alpaca

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who placed 10th or higher in their respective species for the 2021 Ohio State Fair Virtual Llama/Alpaca Skillathon!

OSF Virtual Llama/Alpaca Skillathon Results:

  • Intermediate Division:
    • Age 13: Nolan Shaffer, 2nd Place

This Fairfield County 4-H Alpaca Exhibitor has met their Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement by participating in at least one Skillathon. For a full list of results from Ohio State Fair Skillathons and for upcoming Skillathon events, visit: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons

Save the Date for 4-H Summerfest: Summer Project Awards Ceremony is August 21st

Our annual Summerfest Awards Program will be held Saturday August 21, 2021 at the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. Members who completed their summer projects and received a 1st-3rd place, Honorable Mention or Outstanding will be mailed postcard invitations to the event soon. The event will begin at 7 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you help us celebrate the great work done with summer projects. This event is open to the public.

2021 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Skillathon Results: Horses

Congrats to the following Fairfield County youth who placed 10th or higher in their respective species for the 2021 Ohio State Fair Virtual and In-Person Horse Skillathon!

OSF Virtual Horse Skillathon Results:

  • Junior Division:
    • Age 11: Ashlyn Carder, 8th Place
  • Senior Division:
    • Age 17: Sofia Gugliemotto, 7th Place
  • OSF Virtual Horse Skillathon Participants: Cora Cain, Brianna Downey, Shay Ruff, Katelyn Wynkoop

OSF In-Person Horse Skillathon Results:

  • Age 10: Lydia Hertlein, Champion
  • Age 11: Annesley Leith, 5th Place and Julia Hertlein, 7th Place
  • Age 12: Riley Cain, 7th Place
  • Age 14: Kayla Hedges, 5th Place
  • Age 15: Cora Cain, 7th Place
  • Age 16: Jadin Triplett, 6th Place
  • Age 17: Ashley Love, 3rd Place

These Fairfield County 4-H Horse Exhibitors have met their Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement by participating in at least one Skillathon. For a full list of results from Ohio State Fair Skillathons and for upcoming Skillathon events, visit: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-4-h-skillathons

Summer Judging Award Results and Photos are POSTED!

We are so proud of all of the hard work each of our 4-H members (and their families…and their advisors!) have put into the last few months as you have worked through your 4-H project work and completed summer project judging last week!

Please know that we hope that each 4-H member is able to learn and grow from their 4-H project judging experiences – an opportunity to be asked questions and respond, an opportunity to open up and talk to an adult that they do not know, an opportunity to be brave! As 4-H staff, we truly have the best seat in the house on judging days watching the kids and their projects come through the door and we are so proud!

Did you miss summer judging? No problem…call our office (740-653-5419) to schedule an appointment for late judging which will take place on Tuesday, July 27th at the Ag Center/Extension Office. Members participating in late judging are no eligible for awards for state fair consideration.

The results from 2021 Summer Judging have been posted on our website. Click here to check them out! On the webpage, please select each day to view Summer Judging results. Eligible youth will be contacted when State Fair packets are available. Please note: State Fair Delegates are selected at the discretion of the judge(s). Not everyone will qualify for State Fair Selection.

Save the date for our Summer Judging Awards Program: Summerfest! Scheduled for Saturday, August 21st from 7-9 pm, Ed Sands Building, Fairgrounds. Invitations will be sent to the Award Winners soon!

Additionally, we tried to get photos of most youth while participating in judging this week. All photos have been posted in our Facebook Photo Album: Click here to access.

How do I get ready for summer judging?

  1. Complete your project book and activities as outlined in your the Project Guidelines for your particular project.
  2. Practice reviewing your project with an adult. Have them ask you questions about what you did and learned from your project.
  3. Schedule an project judging appointment by July 8th for each project that you are completing this summer by clicking this link.
  4. What day is my project judging? Review your project information in the 4-H Member Handbook.
    • Can’t make it on your assigned day? No problem! Although you won’t be eligible for county awards/state fair consideration, you can sign-up for late/make-up summer judging on July 27th at the Ag Center/Extension Office by calling 740-653-5419 to make an appointment.
    • That still doesn’t work for you? No problem! Although you won’t be eligible for county awards/state fair consideration, you can talk to your 4-H advisor to work with you to review your project for completion for the year.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN INTERVIEW JUDGING?

Interview judging is a discussion between the judge and 4-H member regarding the member’s project, the member’s learning experience and development and plans for the future. It is a one-on-one discussion. Members do not have to participate in interview judging to complete a project, but it is an excellent way to build skills in interviewing and provides an opportunity to compete for county awards and state fair participation. Listed below are a few statements or questions often used in making the interview meaningful to the 4-H member. These types of statements help a judge find out about the member’s knowledge, accomplishments, interests, and challenges with the project.

I. PAST EXPERIENCES & PROJECT SELECTION
a. What projects have you taken in 4-H?
b. Why did you select this project this year?
c. What did you hope to learn from the project?

II. THE PROJECT
a. Knowledge of project – subject matter – use of project terms.
b. What went well with the project? What did you do? What did you accomplish?
c. What problems did you encounter?
d. What assistance did you have? – 4-H Advisor, Junior Leader, Parents, Friends or Relatives.
e. Questions related to 4-H project book content.

III. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
a. What more would you like to learn in this project area?
b. What project will you take next year?
c. What are your other interests?

IV. PERSONAL INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE OF 4-H
a. What 4-H activities have you participated in within your club or county?
b. Leadership experience in local club
c. Overall knowledge of 4-H
d. Plans for future – schooling, career, etc.
e. What was the biggest thing 4-H taught you this year?

V. ADDITIONAL TIPS TO PREPARE FOR JUDGING:
This is an interview, so 4-Hers will want to keep in mind:
a. Wear nice clothes (dress pants/slacks, skirts, nice blouses, tops, etc.)
b. Grooming is essential. (hair, nails, etc. should be presentable)
c. Shake the judge’s hand
d. Be polite; use please and thank you
e. Do not have gum or other food in their mouth!

Ohio Youth Skillathons (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 14th, 2021!

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

Leigh Miller of Amanda Work & Win 4-H Club receives Milestone 4-H Award: 50 Years of Service

Leigh Miller, of Amanda, was recently honored for 50 years of volunteer service to the Ohio 4-H Youth Development program. This award is sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

Leigh says, ”I continue to volunteer for 4H because I want to keep giving back for what I got.”  The 2021 awards presentation was held on March 11 and can be viewed online at https://ohio4h.org/about/ohio-4-h-conference/2021-award-winners.

Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. In 2020, over 83,000 Ohio youth participated in clubs, school programs, and camps. Ohio has more than 18,000 active 4-H volunteers.  Learn more at ohio4h.org. OHIO 4-H GROWS TRUE LEADERS IN 2020

For more information about 4-H in Fairfield County, contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or visit fairfield.osu.edu.

Kris Doyle of the Blue Ribbon Showmen receives Milestone 4-H Award: 40 Years of Service

Kris Doyle, of Lancaster, was recently honored for 40 years of volunteer service to the Ohio 4-H Youth Development program. This award is sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

Kris says, ”I continue to volunteer because I have seen over the years how 4-H has impacted the youth in so many ways. I want to be a part of that experience, to see them grow into outstanding adults who contribute in their own ways to their community.”  The 2021 awards presentation was held on March 11 and can be viewed online at https://ohio4h.org/about/ohio-4-h-conference/2021-award-winners.

Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. In 2020, over 83,000 Ohio youth participated in clubs, school programs, and camps. Ohio has more than 18,000 active 4-H volunteers.  Learn more at ohio4h.org. OHIO 4-H GROWS TRUE LEADERS IN 2020

For more information about 4-H in Fairfield County, contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or visit fairfield.osu.edu.