Rabbit and Poultry Project Upcoming Registration Reminder

Are you exhibiting in the Junior Breeding Rabbit or Market Rabbit or Poultry at the 2019 Hartford Fair?

If your answer is yes, we can’t wait to see you July 13, 2019!

All junior breeding rabbit or market poultry and rabbit projects to be eligible for the 2019 Hartford must be brought to registration on July 13, 2019 in the rabbit and poultry barn 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The rabbit or poultry project must be brought to the fairgrounds and checked in by an exhibitor or someone representing the exhibitor to be eligible. Rabbit exhibitors please fill out the registration form and bring with your rabbit to registration to help speed up the process.

All rabbits are required to be tattooed and poultry projects must be banded. There will be tattooing and banding offered by the Rabbit and Poultry Committee at registration, tattooing is $1.00 per rabbit or poultry entry. All rabbits to be exhibited

Junior breeding rabbits are those under 6 months of age at the 2019 fair.

If an exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to registration the fair board must be notified by end of day on July 12, 2019. If notice is not received, the project is not eligible to for the 2019 Hartford Fair.

Notice is to be sent to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice should include the following:
Exhibitors name, phone number, 4-H Club, and project information (ex breed of rabbit or market and tattoo).

If you have any questions please send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com.

Licking County Summer Farm Tour

Licking County Farm Bureau, in partnership with Licking County OSU Extension and Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District, is hosting a Summer Farm Tour.

The farm tour will be held July 13, 2019, starting out from Lynd Fruit Farm, 9399 Morse Road SW at 8 a.m. From there, participants will board buses and visit the three separate farms listed below. Buses will return to Lynd Fruit Farm for lunch.

What can I expect to see and learn:
Legends Lane Reproductive Services: State of the art Monoslope cattle barn designed around animal comfort. This design lets nature warm the barn in the winter and cool the barn in the summer. Cattle working facility that has been designed to maintain safety for both cattle & handlers. Wide variety of cattle. Top quality laboratory for performing embryo transfer and In Vitro Fertilization. Unique re-purposing of a facility that was previously a golf course.
Lynd Fruit Farm and Blue Frog Farm: Locally grown fruit production with a wide variety of fruit trees and berries. State of the art methods of growing fruit. Research behind new apple varieties. Prairie areas to maintain pollinators.
South Fork Dairy: Multiple breeds of cows including Montbeliarde, Holstein, and Jersey. Largest cross ventilation barn in Ohio -designed for cow comfort. Feeding and manure handling systems designed to keep animals clean and healthy. Milking parlor capable of handling 64 cows a ta time. Milk storage designed to maintain the highest quality.

Cost for Farm Bureau members is $10 and non-members are $15. Seating is limited and early reservations are encouraged by July 10.Please call 740-452-2356 to reserve your seat. Payment is due at the time of reservation.

Happy Independence Day!

The Licking County OSU Extension Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5th. We hope you and your family have a safe and fun holiday!

2019 Ohio State Fair Skillathons

4-H and FFA youth can show what they know about 9 different animal species through 10 skillathon events during the Ohio State Fair (see the schedule below). Skillathons are free, registration is the day of the event (an adult must accompany the youth), youth can come anytime between the hours listed, and youth do not have to be a state fair exhibitor or be enrolled in an animal project in order to complete. Youth vying for the Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) award for goat, sheep, poultry, swine, and beef must participate in the Skillathon, showmanship, and live animal show in order to qualify. Rules, study resources (including the station topics for each species), and other information are available at: go.osu.edu/osfskillathons

4-H Cultural Immersion Experience in Puerto Rico

The best way to understand a different culture is to immerse yourself in it. Apply to be part of the Cultural Immersion project experience in Puerto Rico. You will build multicultural skills and understanding, as well as an increased ability to communicate in the increasingly diverse society that we live in. You will experience both the Old San Juan urban area as well as life in the remote mountain town of Castañer. We will also be working with 4-H youth from Puerto Rico in joint service projects around the island.

Teens ages 15-18 are eligible for this 7-day service-learning experience. The cost of the experience is $400 plus airfare (est. $650). Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip)
Where: Puerto Rico (both Old San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)
When: November 26 – December 3, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15th, 2019
Cost: $400 plus airfare — (Approximately $650)
(Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation)

Application and additional information can be found here.

2019 Project Judging Day Schedule

The schedule for our Project Judging Day on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 can be found here. Project judging will take place at C-TEC, located at 150 Price Road in Newark. Please use entrance 4 (the far west entrance).

Please note that the schedule will vary compared to how judging has been done in the past. Special Interest project judging has been scheduled throughout the day as it has been done in the past. All Clothing project judging will take place in the morning. All Foods project judging will take place in the afternoon.

Please plan to arrive by your club’s scheduled judging time. The judging times are scheduled based on the number of projects enrolled in each club in order to evenly distribute them throughout the judging period to help keep the project judging process moving along.

When you arrive, please check in with our volunteers at the registration tables to sign in for each of your projects and to fill out the top portion of your scoresheets. You will be given a number for each project that you will have judged. Please take a seat and listed for your judge and number to be called.

2019 Project Requirements

As Project Judging Day quickly approaches on July 9th, please check the 2019 Project Requirements to ensure your 4-H member has their project(s) ready for judging. The front section of the document lists information specific to Foods, Clothing, and Special Interest Project judging. Please read through these pages carefully to ensure you come prepared for judging. The main section of the document has requirements listed for each project.

Special note for Shooting Sports Projects: Guns, bows, arrows, ammunition, and firearms of any kind are not permitted. Participants may not use any of these items or three-dimensional replicas of these items as a part of any display. Displays also may not include any part of an arrow longer than 6 inches. Displays may not include any ‘loaded’ ammunition. Any shells or casings must be open so that a visual examination can show that there is no powder in ammunition (the caps must be either absent or expended).

Hartford Fair Entries Due Soon

All 2019 Hartford Fair entries are due by 5:00pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Entry blanks can be found in the Official Hartford Fair Premium Book or on the Hartford Fair Website.

Please remember that all Junior Fair Entries must be signed by your club advisor. If the entry is for a livestock project, the advisor signing the entry form must have attended an approved Quality Assurance training by the June 1 deadline. Should you need information on the number of animals that you can exhibit for each species, please refer to the Livestock Requirements Summary. This document also has important dates such as taggings, weigh-ins, and possession dates.

Non-livestock projects that are to be displayed in the 4-H Center should be entered on the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form. If your club will have a booth to display projects, your entry form should be given to your advisor so that your advisor can turn all of the club’s entries for the club booth in together. Advisors should fill out the club booth entry form and turn in the club’s entries in an alphabetized stack with the club booth entry form on top of the stack.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in their club’s booth…

If your club will not have a booth and you would like to display your still project in the Miscellaneous Booth in the 4-H Center, please fill out and turn in the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in the Miscellaneous Booth…

If you do not turn in your fair entries by the June 29, 2019 deadline, late entries can still be turned in up to July 13, 2019 with a $10 late fee per entry.