Dairy Feeder, Lamb, Goat and Swine Projects to be Tagged

Tag-in for dairy feeder calves, market lambs and market goats being exhibited in the 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. 4-H and FFA Advisors will be working directly with market swine exhibitors to get their animals tagged between July 19 and July 30, 2021.

Market lambs will be tagged and MQP lambs weighed in the Junior Swine Barn (Building #48). Lamb exhibitors must report the scrapie tag numbers of the lambs they plan to have tagged, and choose an arrival time for tagging by visiting http://go.osu.edu/taglambs by July 2.

Market goats will be tagged and weighed in the Feeder Creek Show Arena (Building #52) beginning at 8 a.m.

Dairy Feeders will be tagged and also have DNA hair samples collected in the Junior Beef Barn (Building #4), also beginning at 8 a.m.

This year swine tag-in dates are July 19 to July 30. Advisors may pick up tags at the Senior Fair Office on Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon each day beginning the 19th.  All swine tagging paperwork must be turned into the Senior Fair Office by 12:00 Noon on July 30th.

Questions regarding the tagging and weighing of dairy feeder, market lamb, market goat or market swine projects for the 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair may be directed to the Show Superintendents, or Chuck Miller at keywest100@att.net

Support the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board – Kroger Rewards

Help the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board raise money while shopping at no additional cost to you! 

Kroger Community Rewards

1. Start at Kroger.com
2. Sign in with your current Kroger account or create a new one. Note: You must have a registered Kroger Rewards card in order to participate in the Community Rewards program
3. Click the Community Rewards tab and search for “Fairfield Co 4H Advisory Committee”, then click Enroll
4. Once you select your charity, it will be saved and you will support 4-H each time you shop!
5. The 4-H Advisory Committee will allocate these funds to the JFB upon receipt

2021 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Open!

The 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Virtual sessions will start at 9:00 am on February 20 and 7:00 pm on February 23 & 25.

Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs The registration booklet and registration form (to be used as a worksheet only)  have been posted to:  www.go.osu.edu/2021O4HC. Registration deadline will be Friday, February 12 at 5:00 pm.

There will be no charge for those attending this year’s conference.  Those wishing to attend the conference will be able to register themselves by following the link above.

If you have questions, please contact our office 740-653-5419.

Take the Leap Career Readiness Program – Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18 Opportunity

On behalf of the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, we would like to introduce you to the 2021 Take the Leap Year Program. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, Take the Leap Year is a teen-led, five-month free program available to Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18. Our goal is to help teens from Ohio gain leadership skills, career development skills, and learn how to establish and maintain goals. They will learn these skills through programming, journaling, and working with their peers.

Registration is now open at go.osu.edu/taketheleap and due January 24, 2021.

More information about the program:

We will be meeting virtually on the third Wednesday of each month February-May. There will be two meetings in June, with one on the second Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Wednesday. These workshops will be held in the evening. Each session will have different themes taught by teen leaders. Prior to beginning in February, registered participants will receive a package in the mail with supplies for the program.

Below are the following plans with the corresponding months:

  • February: This meeting will be an introduction to the program. Throughout the program, we are challenging teens to pick one word to apply to all aspects of their life. This word can help them reach their goals.
  • March: Working with teens to develop a 5-year plan to help them determine what they would like to accomplish in the near future.
  • April: Teens will learn professionalism skills that will benefit them in their later careers. They will learn about resume building, elevator pitches, business cards, and much more!
  • May: Participants will learn about state opportunities within the Ohio 4-H program.
  • June (2nd Wednesday): Q& A with 4-H alumni and the opportunity to learn about several career paths.
  • June (4th Wednesday): Closing Ceremony

 

If you have any questions please contact TLC Officers Avalon Havan (ava.havan@gmail.com) or Nat Kresic (natkresic@gmail.com), or TLC Advisors Kayla Oberstadt (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), Frances Foos (foos.61@osu.edu), or Sarah Longo (longo.79@osu.edu).

Questions about 4-H Award Forms and Applications? Drop in for Open Office Hours via Zoom 12/28 and 12/29

We hope everyone has made progress on their 4-H award forms and applications this month. If you have questions or just want to know where to start… drop in for my office hours via Zoom next week on Monday and Tuesday.

Information on Older Youth Opportunities and Awards (including Junior Achievement Forms):
Award Forms are available at http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth

Open Office Hours via Zoom for Older Youth Award Forms:
December 28th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1228officehours
December 29th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1229officehours

Apply now for the 2021 Junior Fair Board!

The 2021 Junior Fair Board Application is now available. 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 (as of 10/1/2021). Click here for a copy of the current Junior Fair Board Constitution.
Interested members (new and returning) should use the link below to apply by Friday, January 8th. Applicants will need to ask and have contact information ready (including email) for two references when they submit their application. We will be scheduling interviews/selection day at some point for new applicants, but will share that information with applicants once it is confirmed. This process may look different than past years due to COVID-19 restrictions. The first meeting for the newly selected JFB members will be held in March.
Link to 2021 Junior Fair Board Application: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkJCMKVLRgpnXOR
Please help share this opportunity with your members! Thank you!

Age 14 and older by January 1st? It’s time to explore older youth 4-H opportunities!

Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-H’er? Scholarship or Award Trip winner?

Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?”

We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part! Many exciting opportunities await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Do not miss out on learning more and getting involved!

Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms, such as applications or the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record, while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms. The deadline for the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and all applications is Friday, January 8, 2021, so complete this interest survey soon.

To receive specific information about these opportunities, please select the link below or respond the email that was personally sent to 4-H members (ages 13-17 as of 1/1/2020).
https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bg8uc50jsHISne5

Once you complete the survey, you will receive additional information by email regarding your areas of interest. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any question or need assistance with any applications or forms, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu. We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you will find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

**Completing the interest survey above is not required to complete any award forms or applications. This merely allows us to help get the information to you and follow-up with those who have expressed interest!**

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)!

2020 Junior Fair Updates (by specie) are posted!

2020 Junior Fair Updates by specie have been organized and posted by specie on the OSU Extension/4-H website. Please note that this information is current as of 10/8/2020 and is subject to change. Updated documents will be reposted to this site with the updated date noted next to the specie should that need to happen. http://go.osu.edu/2020fairinfo

Items that have been updated since they were originally posted on 9/23/2020:

  • Map of parking area
  • Modified Junior Fair Schedule (updated 10/6/2020)
  • Beef Cattle (updated 9/25/2020)
  • Rabbits (updated 10/7/2020)

Please take the time to read all updates as it pertains to your family and Junior Fair participation this year. Please review the 2020 General Rules and Modified Junior Fair Schedule listed at the top of this page. Additionally, since no updated rule book was printed for 2020, it is important to read the 2019 Junior Fair Book rules as well for your respective specie. All of this information is listed on this page of the website.

Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Here is a screenshot of our OSU Extension/4-H website where the updates are posted. Below the 2020 updates, you will find links to the 2019 Junior Fair Rule Book.

Missing the Junior Fair Livestock Contests at the 2020 County Fair? Find all the details to watch the shows online here!

All of the details regarding the live streaming of the Fairfield County Junior Fair Livestock shows is here. There will be 2 live streams: One from the Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Show Arena and one from the Feeder Creek Show Arena. Please note: all shows in the Round Dairy Barn and the Horse arena will be recorded in their entirety and be ready for viewing following the completion of the live stream in the Feeder Creek Show Arena. Thumb drives will be available for purchase for each of the daily show activities. Contact the Senior Fair Board office to pre-order at 740-653-3041.