2022 Equine Education Competition Teams Forming

Have you ever considered getting involved in Horse Bowl, Hippology or Horse Judging, but didn’t know where to start? We’ve got just what you need! An informational session will be held on January 25th, that will help you in better understanding each event, and allow you to sign up to participate! For those who have competed previously, please know that we want you to attend as well! The Horse Bowl contest is on April 9th and the Hippology/Judging contest is on June 13th.  All 4-H members enrolling in a Horse project are eligible to participate.

Please join us for an informational meeting, so that we can establish team and plan practice dates and times…

Attendance during this organizational meeting is very important!

When:  Tuesday, January 25th  / 7-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Online – Zoom Meeting

Please send an email to Lisa Kuhn at lakuhn2010@gmail.com so you can  be sent the meeting link. Lisa is also more than happy to answer any questions you may have…

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

There is also a Virtual Clinic on Saturday, February 26th that you can attend to better understand how the contests will operate in a virtual setting. You can register online at:  https://ohio4h.org/events/virtual-state-4-h-horse-hippologyjudginghorse-bowl-clinic .  If you are planning on participating in the contests, we would strongly suggest signing up for this free clinic.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Stockmanship Competition

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Stockmanship Division provides an opportunity for youth to participate in the BEST program without showing an animal. The stockmanship competitions are open to all Ohio youth regardless of if they show cattle during the BEST show season.

The 2021-2022 Stockmanship Contests include:

  • Prepared Speaking
  • Salesmanship
  • Cattlemen’s Challenge Competition (the OCA version of a skill-a-thon)
  • Fitting Contest
  • Judging Contest

To find out more and to register to participate, please visit the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association website at: http://ohiocattle.org/best/stockmanship.

2021 Ohio National Poultry Show

The Ohio National Poultry Show will be held on November 13-14, 2021 at the Voinovich Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity for youth to get some extra experience showing their birds and to meet other participants from across the state. Entries are due by Tuesday, October 12, 2021 so don’t delay if you are interested in participating. More information can be found on the Ohio National website.

4-H Auditions for American Idol!

On Friday, September 24, American Idol will host a virtual audition day dedicated to 4-H’ers—current members and alumni ages 15-28. 4-H singers nationwide will audition over Zoom for a chance to become the next American Idol. Help us spread the word to get your 4-H’ers a chance at their big break! Register here.

4-H Auditions for American Idol!

4-H is going to Hollywood! On Friday, September 24, American Idol will host a virtual audition day dedicated to 4-H’ers—current members and alumni ages 15-28. Individual 4-H singers nationwide will audition over Zoom for a chance to become the next American Idol. We realize this is short notice, but it came together quickly and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your 4-H’ers! Help us spread the word and stay tuned for the audition registration link coming soon.

Hartford Fair Lamb Cook-Off and Shepherd’s Lead Contests

Information is now available for the 2021 Hartford Fair Lamb Cook-Off and Shepherd’s Lead Contests. Participants do NOT need to be sheep exhibitors in order to participate in these contests. Please review all guidelines and requirements for each contest and then complete and return your entry form by the date and to the person listed on the entry form. There are two versions of each entry form. The regular PDF version should be used if you plan to complete a hand-written entry. If you would prefer to type your entry, please use the Fillable PDF version of the entry form.

2021 Lamb Cook-Off: PDF Version (use this version if writing out your entry) | Fillable PDF Version (use this version to type and print your entry)

2021 Shepherd’s Lead: PDF Version (use this version if writing out your entry) | Fillable PDF Version (use this version to type and print your entry)

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.

2021 Rabbit and Poultry Fun Show

Calling all Rabbit and Poultry Exhibitors! The Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic and Fun Show will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Hondros Family Beef Barn. This is great opportunity to practice showing your animals to be better prepared for fair. All the details including entry fee and schedule can be found here.