Due to no applications being submitted, the Swine Committee has reopened the application for the Swine Ambassador and will accept applications thru September 27th. Click here for a direct link to the 2022 Swine Ambassador Application: 2022 Swine Ambassador Application. Applications can be dropped off to the Extension Office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Attention Poultry Exhibitors – here is a reminder about the Pullorum Testing Requirements for Junior Fair Poultry exhibitors. This is an update to the information printed in the Poultry Rules of the Junior Fair Book with regard to HOW to submit hatchery paperwork this year.
PULLORUM TESTING REQUIREMENTS: Per ODA rule 901:1-18-05. All chickens and turkeys exhibited at the fair must present proof of origination from a Pullorum-free hatchery or be blood tested upon arrival. Pullorum testing will be available for chickens only from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday before the fair in the breeding barn. The rapid test provided at the fair does not work for turkeys therefore turkeys must provide hatchery paperwork or be tested by a vet prior to arrival.
Photos or scans of hatchery paperwork for market poultry only can be dropped off at the Poultry Skillathon on Sunday, September 25th. Please leave a copy of this paperwork at the registration table. Be sure that the exhibitor’s name is listed on the hatchery paperwork. If family/club members share hatchery paperwork, please include all exhibitor names on the copy submitted. If hatchery paperwork is not dropped off at Skillathon, exhibitors can drop off at the Extension Office or submit by email to email@example.com. Preference is to have hatchery paperwork submitted by October 1st.
Hatchery paperwork must show purchase and/or hatch date and the Pullorum-free hatchery insignia. Hatchery paperwork for non-market poultry will continue to be checked during check in.
For those purchasing from a reseller such as tractor Supply or Rural King, receipts from the reseller do not meet the ODA requirements. The reseller should be able to provide you with the name and contact information for the hatchery where the birds originated, and you must contact, and you must contact that original hatchery to obtain the proper paperwork.
As we wind down from a busy 4-H year and wrap up project completion at the Fairfield County Fair next month – we wanted to share a few updates about how you can be sure to complete at least one (if not all) of your 4-H projects this year!
If a 4-H member brought their project to SUMMER JUDGING or LATE JUDGING, our office has marked these projects as complete for this year. Any other “summer projects” that have been completed at the club/advisor level, by completing a club/advisor project review must be documented to our office by Friday, September 30th. If a member has not completed at least one project this year, they will not receive a year of completion as a 4-H member this year. If youth need to complete a project review on a summer project, they can share the story of his or her project at a club meeting and/or with a club advisor. Additionally, a complete project book should be reviewed by a club advisor. Full project completion guidelines are included in the Project Member Guidelines for each respective project.
If a 4-H member is planning to bring a project to the COUNTY FAIR, our office will receive completion records from the fair and your project will be complete for the year. This includes: Cakes/Pies/Candies, Crops/Gardening, Companion Animals, Dogs, Livestock, Horses. As a reminder, 4-H members who wish to complete a dog/horse/livestock project can complete Skillathon and Project Review at the county level to be marked complete for this year even if they do not exhibit these animals at the fair.
Please reach out to your 4-H club advisor if you are in need of completing a 4-H project this year at the club level by scheduling an advisor project review.
Additionally, if you DO NOT plan to complete a project this year, please contact Haley Black at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can remove this from your 2022 enrollment. Thanks!
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.