Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

The following Ohio State Fair animal event rules are now posted on the Ohio 4-H website:

Posted on specific species Calendar of Events pages:

Ohio State Fair 4-H General Livestock Judging Contest and Entry Form

  • Entry Deadline – July 15 postmark without penalty
  • Contest Date – July 29
  • No changes from last year

If you are interested in participating at the Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, you must contact Fairfield County 4-H Volunteer, Trey Miller, at tmill09@me.com.

Show Stock U – Coming to Adams County 4/2/2016

Caleb Grooms with Cherry Fork Farm Supply in Adams County would like to invite you to Show Stock U. Show Stock U will be conducted by Sullivan Supply. Participants are to bring a calf with them and take part in demonstrations on daily calf care, showmanship, fitting, clipping and a mock show. The event is FREE to participate, lunch will be provided and awards will be handed out, all complements of Sullivan Supply and Cherry Fork Farm Supply. It will be held at the Adams County Fairgrounds on April 2, 2016.

Please find the attached documents highlighting the event. We ask that you share this information (either flyer) with youth you work with that might be interested. This is a unique opportunity that is known nationwide in the show calf business. Thank you for your time and assistance in helping reach out to those interested. – Caleb Grooms, Cherry Fork Farm Supply (513) 260-7453

4-H Livestock Judging Team takes honors at ATI Contest

CONGRATS to the Fairfield County Livestock Judging Team on hailing a 1st place finish at the 2016 ATI Livestock Judging Contest in Wooster, Ohio! 293 individuals participated in the contest.

Individual recognition extended to the following team members:

James Smith (Amanda, 18) – 2nd High Individual, 1st in Placings

Allie Poston (Amanda, 14) – 3rd High Individual, 1st in Reasons

Ohio State Fair Scholarships due 3/1/2016

The Ohio State Fair Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 1 this year! This is 3½ months earlier than in past years. Scholarships are available for junior fair livestock and non-livestock exhibitors. A total of $29,250 worth of scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants.

Information is posted at http://www.ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/animal-sciences/ on the various species calendar of events pages.

State Fair Information for Llama and Alpaca Folks!

Attention youth interested in llamas and alpacas! This year the State Fair will be hosting the first Ohio 4-H high point award! More information can be found on the Ohio 4-H website under State Fair Information. Please share this information with those you know that would be interested as it will be a wonderful opportunity to grow the program and could be a start of something fantastic.


Quality Assurance – Assistant Instructor Training

Quality Assurance training will remain in the clubs/chapters again this year. Advisors need to attend a training session to be up to date on the Good Production Practices (GPPs) being covered for 2016. We are looking for interested “teachers” to be trained and certified to educate livestock exhibitors on the required GPP’s. If interested, adult volunteers must RSVP to attend a training to become a certified Assistant Instructor for 2016. Contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or 740-652-7260 to RSVP so that materials can be prepared for each training.

Training dates for Assistant Instructors are:

Monday, February 29th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Rickett’s Hall at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds

Monday, March 21st from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Rickett’s Hall at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds

*Please indicate which training you plan to come to when submitting your RSVP!

Wilmington College to Host Little International Showmanship Contest

The Little International at Wilmington College is a showmanship contest designed to teach 4-H and FFA members how to show multiple species. There will be three age divisions: Beginner (Ages 9-12), Intermediate (Ages 13-16), and Senior (Ages 17-21) – ages as of January 1, 2016. Four species will be shown: horse, beef cattle, sheep, and goats. Participants do not have to show every species; however it is a great learning experience. All animals and show equipment are provided. Each specie winner will be awarded a plaque and the overall winner will receive a larger prize! The contest will be April 2nd at the Wilmington College Equine Center, registration starting at 7:00 AM and going until 8:00 AM. From 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM they will have demonstrations on each species, with the contest starting right after. This is a perfect opportunity to show other species and gain new interests! For more information, contact Lynnsey Maassel, Collegiate 4-H President, at lmaassel@wilmington.edu.

Cost: $5 per class or $20 for all classes (pre-registered). $8 per class or $35 for all classes (day of show). Pre-Registration deadline: Postmarked by March 24, 2016.