Market Steer / Heifer Weigh-In will be held, as scheduled, on Saturday, January 19th at the Hartford Fairgrounds. HOWEVER, weigh-in will get underway at 8:00 a.m. (rather than 9:00 a.m.) in hopes of getting through the calves more quickly, and having everyone headed home prior to the bulk of the snow arriving. While we realize that the snow is scheduled to begin around 8:00 a.m. (by current forecasts), the likelihood of ice accumulations in the morning have been greatly downgraded.
Should the storm system change drastically prior to 7:00 a.m. in the morning, making it necessary to postpone the weigh-in, announcement will be made on the Hartford Fair Facebook page, Hartford Fair website calendar, and the Licking County 4-H Program Facebook page. These media options have been chosen due to the fact that the announcement can be posted quickly and reach many people… Keep in mind that if it were to become necessary to postpone, weigh-in would be held on Saturday, January 26th. Realizing that this conflicts with some exhibitors participating in an OCA BEST show, we would make arrangements to weigh those BEST steers at a designated alternative date/time. We hope that this won’t be needed…
Again, we’re moving ahead with plans for tomorrow, but will start an hour earlier…
Be safe and travel carefully as you are out an about this weekend!
We just updated a lot of information regarding dates, forms and general information about 4-H horse projects and shows. Please be sure to check our our Horse Information & Resources page for the most up-to-date information. Not everything has been updated, so if there is not an active link, please be patient and check back at a later date as we update the website as we have the information to do so. You can also check out our What’s New page to see what has been added recently.
The Licking County Lamb Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:30pm. Please check the flyer here for more details.
The Extension Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.
The application for those wishing to apply for the 2019 Lamb Royalty Contest is now available. Applications are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Monday, March 18, 2019. The contest will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:00pm which will be just prior to the 2019 Lamb Banquet.
The application for those wishing to participate in the 2019 Hartford Fair Lamb Pool is now available. Applications are due, along with a $25 deposit, to the address listed on the application by Sunday, April 7, 2019. Lamb selection will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
The Licking County Farm Bureau will be hosting their annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 8:00-10:00am at C-TEC in Newark. This year, all of the proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to Licking County 4-H to provide scholarships to summer camp participants. There will also be a 1/64 Scale Farm Display Contest that will be open to all ages. Sponsorship opportunities available. Please click here for more information.
We are so excited to share with you that Joann Fabrics is now carrying 4-H licensed fabric! The fabric will be arrive to stores over the following weeks, if the stores do not already have the fabrics in stock. You can also find the fabrics on their website. There are multiple prints of cotton, flannel and fleece.
Joann Fabrics will continue to support 4-H through their Clovers for Kids campaign which will be held March 1 – April 30 this year. More details on that to follow.
There are lots of things being added and updated on our website as we have the information to do so. To keep up to date with what is happening, be sure to check out our What’s New page on our website. As things are updated on the website on their respective pages, we also put a link with the date it was updated. If you know the last time you visited the website and checked the page, it is easy to see what has been posted since you last visited.
The 2019 OSU Junior Swine Day will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at either the Animal Science Building on the OSU Columbus Campus or at OSU ATI Campus in Wooster. This event is a great opportunity for those who are planning to show hogs in 2019. Please click here for an informational flyer and registration materials.