Beef Barn Stalling Layout for the Fair

Junior Beef Superintendents Chris Turner and Brandon Thomas have made the stall assignments for the 2021 Jr. Fair beef barn. Find them attached here in PDF format and below.

The mulch that is being provided was placed in the barn and also under the adjoining tent on Tuesday, the 5th. A modest amount of mulch remains available outside the west door of the beef barn. As you prepare your beef cattle stall spaces, if you find you need additional mulch, while it lasts you are welcome to wheel barrow mulch from that pile into your stall spaces. If any mulch remains on Friday evening it will be moved to another location where it can be accessed throughout the fair.

 

 

Celebration of Youth – October 2, 2021

Join us for an evening of fall fun at Leeds Farm in support of Ohio 4-H!  Since 1998, Celebration of Youth has been an annual fundraiser supporting Ohio 4-H Youth Development programming and operations. This year it will be held at Leeds Farm on Sat., Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. EST. This will be a casual evening, to enjoy hayrides, the zip line, pumpkin jump, adult trikes, basketball shoots, and pumpkin shop. Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without the annual silent and live auctions. The event is 21 and over.  The kids are away so the adults can play! Make your plans to join us for this evening of fall fun on the farm in support of Ohio 4-H. Purchase your ticket online at https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/project/21549.  Or read more at https://go.osu.edu/COY. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you are still able to participate in the silent auction.

Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way – Oct. 2

Oct. 2, 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way (Ostrander)—6:30 p.m. This event is open to all friends of 4-H age 21 and older. The 24th annual Ohio 4-H fundraiser will be held at Leeds Farm in Ostrander on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s event includes casual dress and farm activities. Individual tickets are $100. Tickets for young adults ages 21–30 are buy one, get one free. Tickets will include a meal and drink ticket, as well as the opportunity to enjoy ziplining, pumpkin jump, adult trikes, hayrides, and so much more! For ticket and sponsorship information, visit go.osu.edu/COY.

Summer Judging Scheduling – to be released Monday, June 21st

Thank you for your patience as we work through the summer judging scheduling process.  The link to the judging sign-up will be released on Monday through 4-H online.  Those youth that we are hoping to see at summer judging will receive an email with the judging sign-up link.  Please view the Summer Judging Schedule to verify what day your project is judged prior to receiving the email.

Ohio 4-H update regarding COVID Guidelines

We are pleased to announce the size limitations of our groups can now be larger than 50 people. Group sizes may be up to 300, as long as physical distancing can be maintained, and other items outlined in the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events are followed. We continue to follow local health department guidelines and group size may need to be reduced, based on their directives.

Although we recognize that the Governor has made recent announcements going into the month of June, please note that we take our guidance also from The Ohio State University and the Ohio 4-H Program. We will share updates as we learn more from university leadership.

4-H Polar Mystery SPIN Club for Grades 6-8

Fairfield County Youth – sign up and participate with other youth from around the state in the newest SPIN (Special Interest Club) Club offered virtually!  See below for additional information.

4-H Polar Mystery SPIN Club for grades 6-8
A polar scientist has gone missing and no one can find her. Using data and maps, you will pinpoint her location and help to discover who took her in this virtual 4-H Special Interest Club to be held on Zoom Mondays Jan. 25 to March 15 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Register online here. Offered jointly by Ohio 4-H, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and collaborators at Rutgers University. Read more.