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

Ohio State Fair In-Person Rabbit Skillathon: Friday, July 30th, 2021

All 4-H/FFA members are invited to participate in the Ohio State Fair In-Person Rabbit Skillathon on Friday, July 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please note the Location Change: Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor). Youth do not have to exhibit rabbit projects at the Ohio State Fair to participate in this event.

Note: Topics to be covered include Identification, Genetics, Care & Digestion, Products. For more information about the OSF Rabbit Skillathon, click here.

Fairfield County Youth who participate in any Ohio State Fair Virtual or In-Person Skillathon will meet the Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement. Please note that if members only compete in OSF Skillathons, they will be required to submit their 4-H/FFA Project Books for all “fair projects” to the Fairfield County Extension Office by October 1st to be reviewed. Also, if members with to participate in the Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Program, they must complete that respective specie’s Skillathon at the Fairfield County Skillathon Day (September 11th or 12th).

Ohio State Fair In-Person Swine Skillathon: Thursday, August 5th, 2021

All 4-H/FFA members are invited to participate in the Ohio State Fair In-Person Swine Skillathon on Thursday, August 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd Floor). Youth do not have to exhibit swine projects at the Ohio State Fair to participate in this event.

Note: To be eligible for the Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Exhibitor, youth MUST compete at the in-person Swine Skillathon. Topics to be covered include Equipment & Identification, Meat Science, Reproduction & Pedigrees, Zoonotic Disease. For more information about the OSF Swine Skillathon, click here.

Fairfield County Youth who participate in any Ohio State Fair Virtual or In-Person Skillathon will meet the Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement. Please note that if members only compete in OSF Skillathons, they will be required to submit their 4-H/FFA Project Books for all “fair projects” to the Fairfield County Extension Office by October 1st to be reviewed. Also, if members with to participate in the Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Program, they must complete that respective specie’s Skillathon at the Fairfield County Skillathon Day (September 11th or 12th).

Ohio State Fair In-Person Sheep Skillathon: Thursday, August 5th, 2021

All 4-H/FFA members are invited to participate in the Ohio State Fair In-Person Sheep Skillathon on Thursday, August 5th from 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the Brown Arena Wool Room. Youth do not have to exhibit sheep projects at the Ohio State Fair to participate in this event.

Note: To be eligible for the Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Exhibitor, youth MUST compete at the in-person Sheep Skillathon. Topics to be covered include Breeds, Meat Science, Nutrition & Environment, Health & Handling. For more information about the OSF Sheep Skillathon, click here.

Fairfield County Youth who participate in any Ohio State Fair Virtual or In-Person Skillathon will meet the Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement. Please note that if members only compete in OSF Skillathons, they will be required to submit their 4-H/FFA Project Books for all “fair projects” to the Fairfield County Extension Office by October 1st to be reviewed. Also, if members with to participate in the Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Program, they must complete that respective specie’s Skillathon at the Fairfield County Skillathon Day (September 11th or 12th).

Ohio State Fair In-Person Poultry Skillathon: Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

All 4-H/FFA members are invited to participate in the Ohio State Fair In-Person Poultry Skillathon on Wednesday, August 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Rabbit/Poultry Pavilion. Youth do not have to exhibit poultry projects at the Ohio State Fair to participate in this event.

Note: To be eligible for the Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Exhibitor, youth MUST compete at the in-person Poultry Skillathon. Topics to be covered include Anatomy, Nutrition & Digestion, Products, Biosecurity & Disease, Medication & Treatment. For more information about the OSF Poultry Skillathon, click here.

Fairfield County Youth who participate in any Ohio State Fair Virtual or In-Person Skillathon will meet the Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement. Please note that if members only compete in OSF Skillathons, they will be required to submit their 4-H/FFA Project Books for all “fair projects” to the Fairfield County Extension Office by October 1st to be reviewed. Also, if members with to participate in the Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Program, they must complete that respective specie’s Skillathon at the Fairfield County Skillathon Day (September 11th or 12th).

Ohio State Fair In-Person Goat Skillathon: Friday, August 6th, 2021

All 4-H/FFA members are invited to participate in the Ohio State Fair In-Person Goat Skillathon on Friday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd Floor). Youth do not have to exhibit goat projects at the Ohio State Fair to participate in this event.

Note: To be eligible for the Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Exhibitor, youth MUST compete at the in-person Goat Skillathon. Topics to be covered include Products, Medication & Handling, Nutrition & Digestion, Anatomy. For more information about the OSF Goat Skillathon, click here.

Fairfield County Youth who participate in any Ohio State Fair Virtual or In-Person Skillathon will meet the Fairfield County Junior Fair Skillathon Requirement. Please note that if members only compete in OSF Skillathons, they will be required to submit their 4-H/FFA Project Books for all “fair projects” to the Fairfield County Extension Office by October 1st to be reviewed. Also, if members with to participate in the Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Program, they must complete that respective specie’s Skillathon at the Fairfield County Skillathon Day (September 11th or 12th).

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

Ohio State Fair Skillathons – Open to **ALL** 4-H and FFA youth!

Did you know any 4-H/FFA youth can participate in the State Fair skillathons? Skillathons are events for youth to show what they know about a species and to be recognized for their knowledge and skills. All Skillathons are open to any Ohio 4-H member, age 8 and in the 3rd grade, or 9 years old and older regardless of grade level, to age 18 as of January 1, 2021, and FFA members. Youth do not have to be an exhibitor at the Ohio State Fair to participate or be enrolled in an animal project. Want more information? Click here!

Dates for Ohio State Fair In-Person Skillathons are listed below. You do not need to register in advance…just show up!

  • Horse: Wednesday, July 22, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
  • Rabbit: Friday, July 30, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Rabbit/Poultry Pavilion
  • Dairy Cattle: Monday, August 2, 12:00 – 4:00pm, Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
  • Poultry: Wednesday, August 4, 4:00pm – 8:00 pm, Rabbit/Poultry Pavilion
  • Swine: Thursday, August 5, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
  • Sheep: Thursday, August 5, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Brown Arena Wool Room
  • Goat: Friday, August 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)
  • Beef: Friday, August 6, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)

By participating in an Ohio State Fair Skillathon, this will meet the Skillathon requirement for 4-H and FFA youth to exhibit at the 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair. As a reminder, Skillathons will continue in 2021 as a required portion of project completion for livestock projects. Fairfield County Skillathons will be offered for all beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit (except Pet Rabbits), sheep, swine, dog, horse, alpaca/llama projects. Skillathons may include (but are not limited to) animal anatomy/body parts, breeding and reproduction, feeds and nutrition, current events, diseases and animal health, equipment ID, feed ID, Quality Assurance, breeds, marketing, meats, and recordkeeping. Skillathons are required for those who wish to exhibit at the 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair. Youth must complete at least one Skillathon. Youth can participate in more than one species if they intend to participate in the Premier Exhibitor for that respective species. For more information: Refer to Junior Fair Book. Fairfield County Skillathons will be held on September 11th and 12th at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

Skillathon Requirement Info for 4-H/FFA Junior Fair Exhibitors (Alpacas/Llamas, Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dogs, Goats, Horses, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine)

Continuing from 2020, the Fairfield County Junior Fair will require the completion of at least one Skillathon per 4-H/FFA exhibitor in order to show at 2021 Fairfield County Junior Fair for all beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit (except Pet Rabbits), sheep, swine, dog, horse, alpaca/llama projects. This requirement is included on page 14 of the 2021 4-H Member Handbook. Fairfield County Skillathons may include (but are not limited to) animal anatomy/body parts, breeding and reproduction, feeds and nutrition, current events, diseases and animal health, equipment ID, feed ID, Quality Assurance, breeds, marketing, meats, and recordkeeping.

Here are options to meet this county requirement:

1. Participate in the Fairfield County Skillathon event to be held September 11th and 12th at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. Details will be forthcoming…but save the dates now.
  • Fairfield County youth interested in competing for any Fairfield County Premier Exhibitor Award must complete the Skillathon in each respective specie they play to compete in.
  • Example: Exhibitor wishes to compete for Swine Premier Exhibitor Award and Poultry Premier Exhibitor Award must complete both the swine and poultry Fairfield County Skillathons on either September 11th or 12th.
2. Participate in the Ohio State Fair Virtual Skillathon.
  • Youth do not have to be exhibitors in the OSF to participate.
  • Registration is due June 14th by visiting: www.go.osu.edu/skillathonregistration
  • Youth do not have to be exhibitors at the OSF to participate.
  • OSF Youth participating in the Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor must register and complete the OSF Virtual Skillathon to be eligible for this award.
  • Exhibitors must have their own unique email address to create a log-in to access the online skillathon.
3. Participate in the Ohio State Fair In-Person Skillathon.
4. None of these options work? Exhibitors can schedule to take a written test with the Fairfield County Senior Fair Office.
 
Details including dates for both virtual/in-person options on the two options from the Ohio State Fair can be found here: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons
please let Leslie Cooksey (cooksey.25@osu.edu) know if you have additional questions.

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