Fulton County Jr. Fair-Tagging Day REMINDER! JUNE 3, 2023

Reminder – Saturday, June 3rd is Tag-In and Tattoo Day for the following Junior Fair animals:  Dairy Feeders, Beef Feeders, Market Lambs, Born & Raised Lambs, Market Hogs, Market Goats, and Roaster Rabbits.

Sheep, feeder calves, and hogs pay $2/tag (exact cash only please).

As you arrive at the fairgrounds for your species tagging, please take note of all the signs on the grounds. Please have all paperwork filled out to help keep the lines moving. 

  • Market Goats – 9:00am-12:00pm (in front of Dairy Barn)
  • Roaster Rabbits – 8:00am-11:00am (north end of Rabbit/Poultry Barn)
  • Beef & Dairy Feeders – 9:00am-12:00pm (Spangler arena-enter through south end)
  • Market Hogs – 9:00am-12:00pm (Spangler arena-enter through south end)
  • Market Sheep – 12:00pm-2:00pm (Spangler arena-enter through south end)

You will find on the Fulton County Junior Fair webpage each of the following forms that you may need to bring with you already completed to tag-in day to keep the lines moving efficiently.

  • Sheep Born & Raised Market Lamb Form
  • Tag-in Day Registration Form (for hogs, sheep, feeder calves, and all steers)

If you are exhibiting a breeding goat or breeding rabbit at the Fulton County Junior Fair and do not already have it tattooed, you are welcome to attend tattoo day to get your animal tattooed.

NOTE: Please refer to the Fulton County 4-H Handbook for specific species requirements. Remember, the 4-H or FFA member is NOT required to be present at tagging day. If you are not able to attend the appropriate tagging/tattooing day, you must arrange for someone else to bring your animal to the fairgrounds.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our office at 419-337-9210.

4-H & FFA Advisors: Please share with your exhibitors and members again to ensure they’ve received the reminder and instructions for the 2023 Jr. Fair Tagging Day!!!

Time to say…”THANK YOU”-Card Design Contest

Design a 4-H Thank You Card that can be used by 4-H’ers and clubs in our county to say thanks to…award donors, livestock buyers, a speaker at your club meeting, a show sponsor.  The Thank You Card Contest is intended to help teach youth the necessary etiquette skills they need in life to show appreciation for time, talent or resources given by others.

  • Open to all registered Fulton County 4-H members ages 8-19.
  • In both categories detailed below, the entry should be an original Thank You card with artwork on the cover. An inside message is not required, but may be included at the discretion of the designer. Inside messages will not be judged. All designs must be able to be duplicated.
  • 2 categories include:
    • Without the use of computer graphics: Member may use any medium, including crayon, chalk, pen and ink, pencil, markers, etc. Designs must be hand-lettered and drawn or cut by hand. Art and message must be the original work of the member. Individual youth are encouraged to submit a design on an 8 ½”x11” sheet of white cardstock paper, folded once. The use of the 4-H emblem is required. The winner of the youth ages 8-10 will be eligible to send their design to the Ohio State Fair. If the winning design does not meet these requirements, the design will not move on to the Ohio State Fair.
    • With the use of computer graphics: Artwork or letting created with the aid of scrapbooking tools or computers is permitted for this category. The design must be original work. No commercially designed clipart may be used. Individual youth are encouraged to submit a design on an 8 ½”x11” sheet of white cardstock paper, folded once. The use of the 4-H emblem is required. The winner of the youth ages 8-10 will be eligible to send their design to the Ohio State Fair. If the winning design does not meet these requirements, the design will not move on to the Ohio State Fair.
  • Use of copyrighted or protected characters or logos is not permitted, with the exception of the 4-H emblem. The 4-H emblem must be used correctly. Contact Sara Lewis at for questions or specific guidelines.
  • There are three age categories: 8-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-over.
  • There is no entry form; just draw the picture, put your name, club, 4-H age on the back of the drawing and submit it to the Extension Office.
  • The top entry in each age category chosen by a panel of Fulton County 4-H stakeholders may be selected to go to print for the fair and 4-H program use. Evaluation will be based on the quality, creativity, and originality of the design.
  • Entries are due to the Extension Office by June 30, 2023.


Ohio 4-H Winning Plan

The Winning 4-H Plan (W4HP) assists Extension professionals and volunteers by providing resources to aid them in
developing accommodation plans to meet the needs of Ohio 4-H youth with disabilities. As a part of The Ohio State
University, Ohio 4-H must make all aspects of 4-H, including programming, projects, facilities, and activities, accessible to
people with disabilities.  The learning and experiences that a member gains through 4-H are just as
important, if not more important, as a “perfect” final project or a blue ribbon at the fair. Creating access is more than
ensuring the member can attend 4-H events and fairs, it includes choosing an appropriate project, holding meetings and
activities in accessible spaces, and including all members in all activities.

Basic Procedures for Creating a Winning 4-H Plan  – Click here for complete policy and form

  1. 4-H parent/guardian submits request form to local Extension office. Request forms must be submitted in a time frame
    that is reasonable to consider the request and implement the approved accommodations. Some requests take longer
    than others to implement, and it is beneficial to turn the form in as early as possible prior to the event.
  2. County 4-H professional reviews request.
  3. County 4-H profession meets with 4-H parent/guardian (and member) to discuss the request.
  4. Determine reasonable accommodations.
  5. County 4-H professionals sends notification of approved accommodations to the parent/guardian.
  6. Parent/Guardian communicates approved accommodations with those who need to know (additional details below)
  7. The Winning 4-H Plan should be reviewed annually to discuss any changes that may be needed to the accommodation

Once accommodations are approved, the parent/guardian will receive the Project and Exhibition Accommodations form.
This form is used for the guardian to communicate the approved accommodations to those who need to know, such as
advisors, and in other situations such as on camp health forms. It is suggested to attach the form in the inside of project
books for judges to reference during interviews. Be sure to remove the form if books are displayed publicly. The 4-H
professional will work with others such as fair staff, committees, and judges as necessary to meet the requirements of the
approved accommodations, particularly when the accommodation requires facility or procedural changes to a show or
event. Be sure to talk with the county 4-H professional if you have questions. Communication is key to successful

Want to send your 4-H Cloverbud to Camp Palmer?

Register your Cloverbud for this exciting opportunity at:

*Credit Card Payments are being accepted through Fulton Co. Extension Office, please direct any credit card-related payments to their office at : 419-337-9210

**Cash & Check Payments can be dropped off at the Fulton County Extension Office. Be sure checks are made out OSU or Ohio State University.


2023 Virtual Skillathons NOW OPEN

News from 4-H Animal Sciences–the 2023 Virtual Skillathons are now open through October 20th. This opportunity is open to Ohio 4-H or FFA members between the ages of 8 and 18 as of January 1, 2023. This is a great chance to practice for the Ohio State Fair Skillathon contests or learn more about your species projects.


Please note: this is NOT a replacement for the in-county Skillathon contest and will not qualify you for the Outstanding Market or Species Exhibitor competition at the Fulton County Fair.

HELP WANTED: OSF Educational Assistants

The 2023 Ohio State Fair is just 56 days away with fair food, the butter cow, Smokey Bear and of course, 4-H project judging! We are accepting applications for Educational Assistants for the 2023 Ohio State Fair. This is a paid position starting around July 24 and ending on August 7. Applicants must be available to work the entire run of the state fair.
Complete the application online at the links below:

4-H alumna receives The Paul A. Smith and Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship


Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

The Fulton County 4-H program is proud to congratulate 4-H alumna, Chloe Creque, as a recipient of The Paul A. Smith and Ethel I. Smith 4-H Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an Ohio State University student in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences studying a farming or other agriculture-related discipline.

Chloe is an Animal Science major with a Pre-Vet focus and a member of the Arts Scholars. She has joined the OSU Animal Welfare Judging team and placed 2nd in her first National competition. Looking ahead at her next year at Ohio State, Chloe will be a Resident Assistant in addition to serving as the Service Chair for the Disney Club. As for her 4-H involvement, Chloe is currently fulfilling the end of her reign as the 2022-23 Fulton County 4-H Queen.

Congratulations, Chloe! Best wishes to you in all your future endeavors!


Have an announcement or recognition to share about your club or member? Email Sara at or submit a Club Corner report to see your story featured.

Fulton County Jr. Fair News & Updates-Livestock ID/Tag-In (Species Details)

RULES FOR ALL LIVESTOCK ID/TAG-IN (Check page 10 for link to Tag-In Registration Form details)

  • The 4-H/FFA member does not have to be present at the ID/Tag-In Day; but must make arrangements with someone else to get animal there.
  • If an exhibitor fails to have an animal tagged in on the appropriate tag in day, they will be allowed to show their animal but will not be eligible for Grand or Reserve Champion, or Showmanship placing and will receive market price only. The exhibitor cannot participate in the Junior Fair Livestock (donation) Sale.
  • If a tag comes out, it will be replaced for $2. The animal will still be eligible for all awards, and can sell in the Junior Fair Livestock (donation) sale.
  • If animal tags are found to be tampered with the exhibitor will be allowed to show for grade only (will not be eligible for any awards) and will receive market price only. The exhibitor cannot participate in the Junior Fair Livestock (donation) Sale.


Tag-In Day Registration Form (for Hogs, Sheep & Feeder Calves)

NOTE: print as many as you need; bring completed with you to Tag-In


RABBITS – Possession date, June 1 for Breeding Rabbit and Roasters.  Fryer project does must be in possession by June 1.   All MARKET FRYERS & ROASTERS rabbits must have a permanent and legible tattoo in the rabbit’s RIGHT ear before checking in at the fair. All BREED rabbits must have a permanent and legible tattoo in the rabbit’s LEFT ear before checking in at the fair. Tattoo Days are open to all.  Cost is free to Junior Fair exhibitors, $1 per rabbit for others.

  • Mandatory Roaster Tattoo Day – June 3, 8:00am-11:00am. | Mandatory Market Rabbit Fryer Tattoo Day – August 5, 8:00am—10:00am (must bring mother doe along) | Both Tattoo Days will be in the Rabbit Barn at the Fairgrounds. You may have a friend, 4-H/FFA project leader, family member etc. bring your rabbit for this tattoo/ID.  The 4-H or FFA member does NOT have to be present.
  • There is a permanent tattoo kit available to check out at the Extension Office for non-market rabbits only.
  • Please note: Pet rabbits do not go to the Fair.


POULTRY – Pre order market turkeys and market chickens (broilers).  Market turkeys should be in possession week of April 24 and market broilers should be in possession week of July 17.

Junior Fair Poultry Show Clarifications: The following 4-H poultry projects are not eligible for Junior Fair market/breed classes, but could be exhibited in the Fulton County Fair Open Class (enroll utilizing the Fulton County Fair Handbook) and exhibited in Junior Fair Showmanship: 150 DM – Market Duck and 150 TE – Fancy Turkey.  150 H – Helmeted Guinea Fowl will show as a fancy poultry project.  A Pair of ducks exhibit is a breeding pair (1 male, 1 female).

 Geese are not  permitted to exhibit at the Fulton County Fair.

 Market turkey suggested weight is 25—50 lbs. 

 Pullorum testing-Pullorum testing for chickens will take place on August 5, 2023 8:00am-10:00am on the Fulton County Fairgrounds-South End of Rabbit/Poultry Barn. Pullorum testing for turkeys will be exempt for 2023. See Section 14 of Fulton County 4-H Handbook for more details.


MARKET HOGSPossession date, June 1.  Hog ID Day June 3, from 9am—12 noon at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

  • The cost for each tag is $2.00 (exact cash only) and must be paid that day. See Fulton County 4-H Handbook for specific tagging details.
  • If a tag is lost, but the ear notch matches, the tag will be replaced for $2.


FEEDER CALVES – Possession date – June 1st; Mandatory Identification Day – June 3, 2023, 9 am-12pm. Dairy Feeder Calves must be 100% dairy. They will be inspected at the Identification Day on June 3. Crossbreeds will show as a beef feeder calf.

Please note: 

  • The Senior Fair Board and the Livestock Sale Committee will again use the double auction method for feeder calves. More information is available at the Extension Office and in the Fulton County 4-H Handbook.
  • A heifer calf shown on Friday night at the Beef Breeding Show cannot be shown Saturday in the Feeder Calf Class. These must be two separate animals.

2023 Fulton County Jr. Fair 4-H & FFA  Feeder Calf Vaccinations

Required shots for feeder calves to be shown at the Fulton County Fair. Pick up medication and a form from Northwest Veterinary Hospital. The form must be filled out, signed by the person administering the vaccine, and presented at the gate with your animal on the day of check in.  Questions concerning feeder calf vaccinations should be directed to: Northwest Veterinary Hospital

Week of July 10

One Dose (5cc Sub Q) “Triangle 4” (virashield 6)

One Dose Intranasal “TSV-2” (1cc in each nostril)

Week of July 31

One Booster Dose (5cc Sub Q) “Triangle 4” (virashield 6)

One Dose Intranasal “TSV-2” (1cc in each nostril)


MARKET STEERSMandatory Identification Day was January 7, 2023

The Fulton County Livestock Sale Committee requires all Dairy Steers, Market Steers, and Born and Raised Steers to be electronically ear tagged to be eligible for show at the Fulton County Junior Fair.  The 2023 steer tag in date was January 7.  Although an exhibitor is allowed to tag 2 animals per project number, only one animal per project will be allowed to weigh-in and show in each category at the fair.

All “Born & Raised Steers” must have been identified and tagged in June of 2022 as a feeder calf in order to show as a “Born & Raised Steer” at the 2023 fair.  A “Born & Raised” Animal Certificate and the ID card should have been completed and turned in at the Tag-In Day or to the Extension Office by January 7.


MARKET SHEEP Possession date, June 1st.  Mandatory ID Day – June 3, 2023 12:00 noon-2:00pm


  • All Born & Raised Sheep must be born and raised in Fulton County. No exceptions.
  • Only one animal will be allowed to weigh-in and show at the fair per project carried by the youth exhibitor.


GOATSPossession date, June 1.  Goat Tattoo Day – June 3, 9:00am – 12:00 noon at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, in front of Dairy Barn Market goats (dairy and boer) will be tattooed and it will be recorded, requirement to participate in the Fulton County Junior Fair Show and Sale.


The federal scrapies regulations for sheep and goats were revised in March 2019.  This revision means goats, including slaughter goats and commercial goats that were previously exempted, will need to be individually officially identified or group identified with a group lot ID with some exceptions.

Federal requirements:

Sexually intact goats of any age and wethers 18 months of age or older, that are not in slaughter channels must be officially individually identified before moving off the premises where they reside or move as a single flock–of–origin group with group/lot ID and an owner/hauler statement to:

  • another premise belonging to the same flock/herd,
  • an in–state site to be officially identified, or
  • a federally approved livestock market (in–state or out–of–state) to be officially identified.

Further information is available at the Fulton County OSU Extension Office.  All market ewes, wethers, breeding sheep, market goats, dairy goats, pygmy goats and Boer/Boer cross breeding goats must have the ODA approved Scrapie ID from the flock of origin before entering the Fulton County Fairgrounds.  Scrapie cards are available on our website under Junior Fair Forms. All goats must have a form of permanent identification (tattoo, tag, microchip) before entering the Fairgrounds.