Interested in sharing the 2021 camp experience with youth and volunteers from Athens, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Ross counties?
Consider joining our camp staff! Application links with deadlines are posted below. Staff positions available for Camp Manager, Assistant Camp Manager, Canteen Director/Activity Assistant, Recreation Director, Waterfront Director/Canteen Helper, Lifeguards/Canteen Helpers, Craft Director/Canteen Helper, Naturalist/Canteen Helper. All positions are subject to changes and modifications after interviews. All positions will be responsible for helping with other camp duties as directed by the Camp Manager/Camp Director and may include basic health checks and cleaning duties.
Food Service Staff positions are also available for Camp Food Service Manager and Staff. Please click the Food Service Staff Application below to view and download the application.
The Ohio Youth Capital Challenge is now accepting applications and nominations for Ohio FFA members who want to learn more about government and public policy and make a difference in their community. Participants will learn how to identify local issues, create solutions, and follow the policy making process through state government. Youth from 4-H, FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation work in teams, with support from college-age mentors. In 2022 delegates will participate in a series of online modules with topics designed to help them have a hands-on advocacy experience. Each team will work together remotely and present their solutions for the opportunity to receive a cash scholarship.
Ohio 4-H and FFA members who are at in at least ninth grade and between the ages of 14-18 during the 2021-2022 school year are invited to apply or may be nominated by their teacher.
Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2022 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form. There are three levels of awards: White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found here. Click here for an Example Jr. Achievement Form
Junior Achievement Forms are due in paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2021.
Youth completing the Junior Achievement Form will be recognized at the Achievement Awards Program in April.
For youth 14-18 as of January 1, 2022 interested in applying for state & county achievement/merit awards (Beef, Clothing, Leadership, etc.), county trips (Sea Camp, Leadership Camp, etc.), State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, Ohio Township Award, etc. Please use the current version of the form!
2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms are due on paper copy to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2022. A form should be completed for each item checked on the cover sheet of the Achievement Form. If you have questions about this, please reach out to Leslie, Aubry, or Missy.
See below for an update to our office ours with the upcoming holidays. If families are looking for assistance on Achievement Forms, please contact Leslie Cooksey (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will be available by ZOOM appointment December 27-29 or IN-PERSON January 5-6. Award forms and older youth applications are due Friday, January 7!
2022 Junior Fair Board Application: For 4-H and FFA youth interested in serving on the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board. Membership is open to youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. New members must be 14 years old by October 1st of the current year to serve. Applications are due 1/7/2022 by 4:00 p.m. via online application for 4-H and FFA youth who are interested. Additionally, returning members must submit an application.
Youth members who will be ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2022 are strongly encouraged to complete the Junior Achievement Form. The Junior Achievement Form allows youth to practice good record keeping skills of their 4-H accomplishments and experiences in preparation for older youth opportunities, trips, awards, scholarships and more! For more information, contact our office at 740-653-5419 or attend the Junior Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.
The Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2022 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record form. Completed forms (in paper copy) are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2021. There are three levels of awards: White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. A banquet will be held in April recognizing those members completing the Junior Achievement Form.
Please Note: The 4-H Advisory Committee is currently reviewing the 2022 Junior Achievement Award Form. A final version and sample form will be posted at fairfield.osu.edu and available on Thursday, December 2nd. Thank you!
DUNF Forms – These will be completed online this year. I would suggest that exhibitors should not fill them out until as close to weigh-in/move-in day as possible to ensure the information is correct and their market/lactating animal is drug free moving into fair. The link to the online DUNF Form is in the specie rules of the Junior Fair Book (under Health Papers).
Market Poultry exhibitors will not have identification until fair weigh-in for their birds. Please put TBD in the identification field and we will update your form after weigh-in.
As a reminder:
Valid and current Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) must be submitted on-line immediately prior to the Fairfield County Fair for each market or lactating animal that is exhibited by a youth participating in Junior Fair. Animals requiring a DUNF indicating the animal is free from any/all drugs in it’s system on fair weigh-in/move-in day are:
Market Beef (Steer or Heifer)
Dairy Beef Feeder
Dairy Cow (Lactating)
Dairy Goat (Lactating)
A separate form must be completed for each animal being brought to the Fair. If the information on the form regarding drug use changes or if a drug is subsequently administered at any time after the drug use notification form is filed, an updated drug use notification form shall immediately be filed with the records official (contact Leslie Cooksey information if a second form must be submitted).
Forms should be completed no sooner than 3 days prior to animal weigh-in to be sure that their animal is drug free during fair. Forms submitted prior to that timeframe will be deleted and exhibitors will be asked to resubmit the DUNF form closer to their animal’s weigh-in.
MQP Barrows will weigh-in on Sunday, September 26th. (submit your form between the 24th and 26th)
MQP Lambs will weigh-in on Sunday, October 3rd. (submit your form between the 1st and 3rd)
All other animals being brought to the fair requiring DUNF forms will need to submit their forms after October 7th and by Saturday, October 9th.
To submit your form for each animal, begin by going to this link.
Take Home Forms: Market Hogs, Market Beef, Market Lambs, Market Goats, Dairy Feeders, and Market Rabbits will have the option to take home animals. Forms must be completed and 2 copies per specie turned in at that specie’s weigh-in (see form for details). There is no reversal on the decision to take home once the forms are turned in.
Please read the info below (also available at u.osu.edu/livestocksale) regarding Take Homes and the 2021 Livestock Sale:
During their regular monthly meeting on March 16, 2021, the Fairfield County Sr. Fair Board passed a motion declaring the 2021 Jr. Fair Livestock Sale will be “partial terminal.” Specifically, that motion reads:
The 2021 Fairfield County Fair Junior Fair will have a partial terminal sale/show for all species. The only exception to this is the 8 champions that must be slaughtered and inspected at a designated packer according to ODA (grand/reserve market beef, grand/reserve market hog, grand/reserve market lamb, grand/reserve market goat). Take homes will be allowed for all species with the exception of those 8 declared grand/reserve champions. Take homes must be declared before the animal leaves the scale during check-in (no exceptions). Take home animals will lose their sale slot and will not be eligible for a premium and packer bid. Exhibitors who do not take home must qualify for their sale slot (as individual or group) at the discretion of the species show committee.
As a result, points for exhibitors of market animals to consider include:
Since there is no packer bid available, all market turkeys, market chickens and market ducks will go back home at the conclusion of the Fair as in past years. No Exhibitor Intent to Take Market Animal Home affidavit is required for those poultry animals. Buyers of the Grand and Reserve Champion turkeys, chickens and ducks have the privilege of ‘keeping’ their purchases. Similar to 2016 and prior, beyond the champions it will be the responsibility of the exhibitor to decide whether to process their birds and give them to their sale buyer or market them privately.
Exhibitors of all other market animals that have an opportunity to earn a sale slot must declare before they leave the scales during weigh-in at the beginning of the Fair if they will choose to take home a market animal by submitting the Exhibitor Intent to Take Market Animal Home affidavit.
Per Ohio Department of Agriculture rules, the ‘live’ Champion and Reserve Champion market beef, market hogs, market lambs and market goats must go to slaughter and may not go home with the exhibitor regardless their choice during weigh-in prior to fair.
Unless named Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion market beef, market hog, market lamb, market goat, market duck, market turkey, market chicken or dairy feeder calf during their respective Junior market show, animals designated by their exhibitor to go home after the fair will forfeit the opportunity to accept buyer add-on dollars or earn a livestock sale slot with that animal.
Animals not designated by the exhibitor during weigh-in to go home will compete for an individual or group livestock sale slot as they have in the past.
Buyers will once again have the opportunity to ‘keep’ animals they purchase in 2021.
To further clarify the details of implementing a partial-terminal livestock sale in 2021, review the answers to the FAQs linked here.
The Exhibitor Intent to Take Market Animal Home affidavit linked here is to be used to designate a youth is choosing to take home a market animal.