2019 Project Judging Results

Results for the 2019 Special Interest and Food Project Judging have been posted here.  Clothing Project results will be posted after the results are announced at the Style Revue and Awards Night. Members who received a Superior, Honorable Mention, or State Fair Representative will be recognized at the 2019 Style Revue and Awards Night on Thursday, July 18th at the Reese Center at the OSU Newark/COTC Campus. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the modeling portion of the clothing judging. The awards recognition portion of the program will follow the style revue.

Members who were selected as a state fair representative will receive a packet of information by mail. Packets went in the mail Friday. If you do not receive your packet, please contact the Extension Office to have a new packet made. If you cannot participate in your project’s judging at the Ohio State Fair, please contact the Extension Office at 740.670.5315 immediately to let us know that you cannot attend. This will allow us to contact the project member who was selected as the alternate and offer that member the opportunity to participate in the project judging at the Ohio State Fair.

We are so proud of all of the hard work that our project members have exhibited throughout the judging process. Congratulations to all of our members!

Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

You and your animals have been judged…now BE the judge! Develop and practice your livestock judging skills by placing both breeding and market classes of beef, goat, sheep, and swine at the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Friday, July 26 during the Ohio State Fair. For more information and study materials, visit: http://www.ohio4h.org/events/ohio-state-fair-4-h-livestock-judging-contest

Hartford Fair Verification Forms

Verification forms for all Hartford Fair Entries should be mailed out by July 13th. Please watch for your verification forms to arrive in the mail. When you receive your forms, please review them to ensure that they are correct. It is helpful to compare them with the Official Hartford Fair Premium Book to ensure that you entered the classes and lots that you intended to. If you find a mistake, contact the Hartford Fair Office immediately to have it fixed. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER JULY 20TH. If you do not receive a verification form within a reasonable time period, please contact the fair office to check about your entries.

If your address has changed since you submitted your 4-H enrollment in the spring, please let us know as soon as possible by calling our office at 740-670-5315 so we can update your information and to update it with the fair as well so all correspondences, including your verification forms, will arrive at the correct address.

Reminder: 4-H Project Judging on July 9th

All Clothing, Foods, and Special Interest projects will be judged on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at C-TEC in Newark (150 Price Road). Please use entrance 4 (far west entrance). Clothing projects will be judged in the morning, Foods projects in the afternoon and Special Interest projects throughout the day. Please find your club’s scheduled judging times here.

Please note: Quilting and Cake Decorating projects are considered Special Interest projects and will be judged during Special Interest project judging times.

Special Note for those taking Shooting Sports Projects:  Guns, bows, ammunition, and firearms of any kind are not permitted. Participants may not use any of these items or three-dimensional replicas of the items as a part of any display. Displays also may not include any part of an arrow longer than six inches. Display 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).

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.

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).