Sign up now for the Livestock Judging Contest!

Livestock Judging Contest: Sunday, October 10,  9 a.m., East side of the Swine Barn
Contest to follow beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Swine Barn

Superintendent: James Maynard
Assistant Superintendent: Hayley Maynard

Please sign up for the contest using this link

READ THE GENERAL RULES AND HEALTH REGULATIONS

The contest will be conducted in two divisions: Senior (ages 14-18), Junior (ages 8-13).

  1. All ages are as of January 1st of the current year.
  2. Rules and conditions apply to both divisions.
  3. When available, one class from each of the following will be used: Market Hogs, Breeding Gilts, Market Lambs, Breeding Ewes, Market Goats, Breeding Goats, and Market Beef Steers and Breeding Beef Heifers.
  4. Livestock entered in the Junior Fair and/or Open classes and housed at the fair are subject to be used for the Livestock Judging Contest.
  5. Committee members have the right to bring in outside livestock to fill classes, if not enough animals are made available from FFA and 4-H members on Sunday of the fair. Animals brought to the fairgrounds must be checked by a veterinarian before setting foot on the fairgrounds.
  6. For each species there will be at least one placing class and one questions class.
  7. The scores will be computed by the committee in charge and displayed.
  8. For Junior Fair Premier Exhibitor purposes, all participants will be grouped into one group per species (regardless of age) and ranked.
  9. Tiebreakers for Livestock Judging Contest Awards shall be (in order):
    a) The highest total score for all questions and answers.
    b) Most consistency of class scores – narrowest spread from high to low score.
    c) Highest score on one set of oral reasons given on a class of the participant’s choice, given to Contest Superintendent(s).

Companion Animals – Judging Reminders

Dear Companion Animal Exhibitors and Parents,

We want everyone to have a great experience with judging and here are some helpful reminders/information about a fun activity we will be hosting:

  • Please be sure to sign up for your judging appointment and review the Jr Fair Rules Book for judging requirements, using the e-mail you received earlier this week.
  • Please be sure to bring the appropriate items to keep your pets comfortable and safe, while they are away from home. A special note to our Amphibians and Reptiles exhibitors: If the weather conditions on the day of the show are not appropriate for your pet to endure, please err on the side of caution and leave your pet at home and explain to the judge the reasons behind your decision.
  • Please be sure to review judging requirements in the Junior Fair Book for Companion Animals.
  • For all exhibitors, we will once again be having a costume contest for you and your pet.  We always love to see your creativity at work!!

We are excited to see all of you on Sunday, October 10th!

– The Companion Animal Committee

Premier Exhibitor Contests – Program Updates Coming Soon!

A committee has been working the past few months to update the Premier Exhibitor Contests across all species. A few details are being finalized and the updates to the program will be shared BEFORE September 1st. Stay tuned!

Congrats to Ohio State Fair Project Winners (non-livestock)

The non-livestock results from the 2021 Ohio State Fair are posted online. Click here to see a complete list.

Health

  • Staying Healthy, Jr. – Ashlyn Priebe, Clock Trophy Winner
  • Medicine Science & Safety – Isabella Byrd, Outstanding of the Day

Quilting

  • Self Determined Quilting, Sr. – Elizabeth Swinehart, Outstanding of the Day

Creative Arts

  • Get Started in Art, Jr. – Samantha Flynn, Outstanding of the Day
  • Scrapbooking, Jr. – Ashlynn Smith, Outstanding of the Day

Leadership

  • One on One 4-H Mentorship – Katelynn Lykins, Outstanding of the Day
  • Club Leadership – Kyle Buchwalter, Clock Trophy Winner
  • Teens on Board – Logan Hampton, Outstanding of the Day

STEM

  • From Airedales to Zebras (Vet Science 1) – Kate Johnson, Outstanding of the Day
  • All Systems Go! – Henry Hoisington, Outstanding of the Day

Clothing

  • Creative Costumes – Sofia Gugliemotto, Outstanding of the Day
  • Sew for Others, Jr. – Bailey Shy, Outstanding of the Day
  • Sew for Others, Sr. – Julia Luallen, Outstanding of the Day
  • Sew Fun, Jr. – Eve Fish, Outstanding of the Day
  • Sew Fun, Sr. – Elizabeth Billingsley, Outstanding of the Day
  • Clothing for Your Career – Gabriella Schumacher, Outstanding of the Day and Wool Award Winner
  • Loungewear, Jr. – Rachel Sponseller,  Outstanding of the Day
  • em*bel*ish – Sofia Gugliemotto, Outstanding of the Day
  • Designed by Me – Mya Michelsen, Outstanding of the Day

Food & Nutrition

  • Yeast Breads on the Rise – Elizabeth Rippl, Outstanding of the Day
  • You’re the Chef – Gabriella Schumacher, Clock Trophy Winner
  • Global Gourmet – Julia Ribo,  Clock Trophy Winner
  • Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals, Sr. – Faith Witte,  Outstanding of the Day
  • Party Planner, Jr. – Cienna Lodge,  Outstanding of the Day
  • Let’s Start Cooking, Sr – Isabella Byrd,  Clock Trophy Winner

Natural Resources

  • Beekeeping, Jr. – Sophia Preston, Outstanding of the Day
  • Beekeeping, Sr. – Samantha Bader, Outstanding of the Day
  • Exploring Polar Science – Alison Sponseller, Clock Trophy Winner
  • Geology: Can You Dig It? – Tess Johnson, Outstanding of the Day
  • Self Determined, Natural Resources – Charlotte Werner, Clock Trophy Winner

Natural Resources – Shooting Sports

  • Rifle, Jr. – Madison Menke, Outstanding of the Day
  • Archery, Jr. – Alayna Leppert, Clock Trophy Winner

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!

OSF Poultry Judging and Avian Bowl: Entry Deadline – June 25

A link to the 2021 Ohio State Fair 4-H Poultry Judging Contest Rules and Ohio State Fair 4-H Avian Contest Rules are posted on the Poultry Calendar of Events page at https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/poultry/poultry-calendar-events  or www.poultry.osu.edu. The postmark deadline for entries for both the Poultry Judging Contest and Avian Bowl is Friday, June 25. Both contests will be held at the Department of Animal Sciences on Saturday, July 17.

 

Please be aware that although the state of Ohio is currently scheduled to lift several COVID-19 restrictions at the beginning of June, The Ohio State University, and therefore Ohio 4-H, may still mandate restrictions.

  • For the 2021 Avian Bowl and Poultry Judging Contests, unless announced otherwise, everyone (contestants, volunteers, advisors, family members, officials, etc.) will be required to wear a mask when in the contest rooms or walking around the building (to/from contest rooms, to/from the restroom, etc.).  All teams will have assigned areas to maintain social distancing where they may take their masks off when seated in their assigned area.
  • Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in the disqualification of the entire team.

We may also restrict the number of individuals allowed into the building per team (i.e. only 6 individuals per team (including the contestants, coach, and any family members).  This will depend on the number of teams per age division that register for the contest.  This information will be updated and emailed to coaches after registration is closed.

2021 Ohio State Fair Livestock and Animal Exhibitor Schedule Announced

Hot off the press on May 12th, 2021: The 2021 OSF Livestock Schedule is now posted at: https://ohiostatefair.com/agriculture…/livestock-schedule/
Soon there will also be:
  • Rules
  • Entry info
  • Skillathon info
Ohio 4-H is also planning on having other state youth contests including:
  • Poultry Judging (July 17th)
  • Avian Bowl (July 17th)
  • Livestock Judging (July 30th)
More info on rules and entry will be coming soon.
For those exhibiting or planning to exhibit livestock at the 2021 Ohio State Fair, this page is where updates and info will be posted 🙂

Showmanship Sign-up for Junior Fair – Online NOW!

Showmanship Sign-ups – these will also be completed online this year. There is a deadline to sign-up that is different for specie. If an exhibitor misses their deadline, have them talk to the specie superintendent to see if they can be added late. We have a cutoff time prior to their show day so that we can pull the report, sort by age, and get this to the superintendent as soon as possible to prepare for their show. The direct link for signing up for showmanship is: http://go.osu.edu/fc2020showmanship

Facebook Lives for Junior Fair Updates: Recordings for the week of October 4th

Daily 4-H and Junior Fair updates from 4-H Educators, Leslie Cooksey and Aubry Fowler as we approach the fair for the week of October 4th. The videos from last week can be reviewed by clicking on this link.

October 4th update includes:

  • MQP Lambs
  • Poultry Barn Setup
  • Swine Showmanship Time Change

October 5th update includes:

  • Poultry and Other Livestock Sale Clarifications

October 6th (first video) update includes:

  • Hog Pet Setup in the L barn

October 6th (second video) update includes:

  • School Letters
  • Outstanding 4-Her Recognition

October 7th (first video) update includes:

  • Super Showmanship Contest
  • Livestock Judging Contest
  • No Premier Exhibitor for Meat/Market Goats

October 7th (second video) update includes:

  • Round Cattle Barn Setup for the Alpaca and Dairy Cattle Show Committees

October 8th (first video) update includes:

  • 4-H crops and gardening drop off on Saturday
  • FFA still project judging
  • Cakes/Pies/Candies Judging

October 8th (second video) update includes:

  • Health and Safety Guidelines

October 10th update includes:

  • Agenda for Sunday – note that the correct location for the dairy feeder weigh-in is the Round Cattle Barn (not the AAA Building as Leslie accidentally stated in the video)!