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.

2021 Rabbit and Poultry Royalty Applications Are Now Available

The 2021 Rabbit Royalty and 2021 Poultry Royalty applications are now available. Please refer to the requirements, guidelines, and due dates for each application.

2021 Licking County 4-H Rabbit Royalty Application – Due Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to the address listed on the application.

2021 Licking County 4-H Poultry Royalty Application – Due Friday, May 21, 2021 to the address listed on the application.

Licking County Recycling River Round Up Poster Contest

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) encourages participation in Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District’s (LCSWCD) River Round Up Poster Contest. The deadline for submission is April 16, 2021 and the winning individual receives $100 cash with an additional $500 in scholarship money for the student’s school!

The River Round Up Poster Contest is open to all school-aged youth in primary, secondary schools (public, private, and home school; K-12) or school-aged youth living in Licking County. Students can enter individually from home, or teachers are welcome to make it a class assignment or extra credit to encourage participation.

Posters should reflect water pollution awareness and encourage volunteer participation in the River Round Up. Winners will be announced on the River Round Up Facebook Page on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Prizes then will be awarded to students and their respective schools.

The winning individual will receive $100 in prize money and the winner’s school will receive a $500 scholarship to use for advancing science and art programs. Up to two honorable mentions will receive $50 in prize money and a $250 scholarship each for their school.

The grand prize also includes having the winning poster used as the primary electronic marketing picture for the 2021 River Round Up. Entries will be displayed on the River Round Up Facebook page. Winning posters will be displayed at a River Round Up registration sites on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Find more details about the poster contest and submit entries here.

2021 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

The 2021 4-H Dairy Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00am at Shipley Dairy Farm. All 4-H youth who will be enrolled in a Licking County 4-H Dairy Project in 2021 are invited to participate.

Please note the following changes to the 2021 program:

  • Only 4-H members who will be enrolled in a 2021 Dairy Project are eligible to participate.
  • There will NOT be lunch or a Quality Assurance program provided.
  • Only one adult may attend with each youth/family in order to adhere to program capacity limits (50 person capacity for the event).
  • Facial coverings must be properly worn in order to attend and participants should adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

2021 4-H Dairy and Dairy Feeder Princess Applications Available

Applications for the 2021 Licking County Dairy Princess and Dairy Feeder Princess are both now available. Both applications are due by Saturday, May 1, 2021 and should be mailed to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, OH 43023.

Please see applications for guidelines and requirements.

2021 Licking County Dairy Princess Application

2021 Licking County Dairy Feeder Princess Application