REMINDER: Dairy Feeder Weigh-In

Dairy Feeder weigh-in will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 9:00am to noon at the Hartford Fairgrounds at the west end of Grubb Arena. The cost is $10 per animal and includes tagging and vaccinations. Please enter through Gate D and then drive straight through the Hondros Family Beef Barn. You will then unload in front of Grubb arena to be weighed, tagged, and vaccinated. You will then reload your animal(s) and proceed out Gate C. Please note: all calves must be dehorned / castrated prior to June 5th in order to be tagged.

REMINDER: Quality Assurance Deadline

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)… If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete your Quality Assurance requirement by June 1st! Members who have not completed either the virtual quality assurance training offered through Licking County 4-H, a state or other county training, or the YQCA online module have received multiple emails with instructions to complete the training. The deadline is JUNE 1ST and if not completed, those members will not be eligible to exhibit their livestock project(s) at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair. Please be sure to complete the training by visiting:

Instructions on how to complete the YQCA training can be online HERE.

2021 Health & Safety Speaking Contests

Ohio 4-H will host the Area Health and Safety Speaking Contests in June and July. Individuals who would like the chance to compete at the state contest must enter the Area Contest. Finalists at the Area Contest will then compete at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on July 28th.

Area contests will be held:

  • June 29, 2021 – Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio
  • July 12, 2021 – Buckeye Agricultural Museum in Wooster, Ohio

Information and guidelines can be found in the 2021 Area Health and Safety Speaking Participant Letter. To register, please complete the 2021 Area Health and Safety Speaking Registration and return to the email or mailing address listed at the bottom of the form.

Help Send S’more Kids to Camp!

Remember those special times at 4-H camp? From campfires to warm fuzzies, counselor skits and vespers, those summer days and nights created lifelong friendships. 4-H’ers missed camp last year, but it’s back this summer and camp facilities need your help. Keeping campers safe, means fewer campers this year and as a result, less income for camps. This summer we have a special gift for donations of $150 or more. In partnership with Bob Evans Farms and the Ohio 4-H Foundation, donors who give $150 will receive an exclusive candle with a s’more or campfire scent, featuring labels designed by Ohio 4-H members. Help us maintain camps for the future. Please give today and invest in camp facilities to help grow true leaders for tomorrow!


2021 Virtual Project Q&A Sessions

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting a series of virtual Q&A sessions to answer questions members may have about their 4-H projects. Any member taking a still project (food, clothing and/or special interest) is encouraged to join us during one of these sessions to have their project questions answered. Sessions will start at 7:00p.m. and we will stay on for as long as there is someone asking questions.

Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, May 25
  • Monday, June 14
  • Wednesday, June 30

You can join us on Zoom at 7:00p.m. on those dates by clicking here.

Hartford Fair Photo ID Pictures

Please remember that if you need to have your picture taken for your Hartford Fair Photo Id, to please do so soon. Watch the Hartford Fair website as additional times & places may be added.

Exhibitor Picture ID’s:
Who needs to have a picture taken this year? All exhibitors with a last name beginning with A thru M. Those with last name beginning with N thru Z and did not have an exhibit last year will also need a picture ID. Who does NOT need a new picture taken this year? If your last name begins with N thru Z and you received a 2020 ID Photo Badge. A new badge will be issued with the last photo on file.

Advisor Picture ID’s:
All new advisors will need to have a picture taken. In order to stay on our 3‐year cycle anyone that did not have a picture take at the 2019 Advisor’s training or in the office last year will need to have one this year. Note: All advisor pictures will be taken again in 2022.

NOTE: If you are unsure if you need a picture please email and we will let you know.

Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2021. Advisor badges will be issued from the Sr. Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Jr. Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4‐H Center starting @ noon Thursday, August 5th. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be retained if presented. There is no charge until after the *deadline date of June 18th. No Photo ID picture will be taken on entry days (June 25th and 26th) or after July 15th. If lost or stolen the cost to replace will be $45.00. Call 740‐893‐4881 for questions or further information.

Walk-in photo sessions will be held at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Babcock Building which is located behind the fair office:
Mon May 24th 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat June 5th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun June 6th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The following dates are only available at certain times & will be schedule by the week.
Weekdays May 9th – June 18th By appointment only Fair Office
Weekdays July 1st – 15th By appointment only w/late fee Fair Office