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!

2019 Youth Farm Safety Day Camp

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – 9:00am-3:30pm – Licking Valley High School

There are many dangerous situations that can be encountered by kids on farms.  Accidents on farms can be life changing for families.  Many times these accidents could have been prevented.  The Licking Valley FFA and OSU Extension are working together to provide a Farm Safety Day Camp.  Our goal is to make the attendees aware of some of these situations and how they can react safely.  This is not just for kids that are raised on farms.  Anyone that has children that visit friends or family that have even the smallest farm should send their kids.  We are able to provide this camp, a t-shirt and lunch for $10 per participant thanks to support from the Licking County Farm Bureau and the Professional Agrarians of Licking County.  Please click here for registration information.

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

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.

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 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).

Dean’s Charity Steer Show

On July 30, 2019, Cathann A. Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, along with Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Telhio Credit Union, will host the inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). This event brings together our community to celebrate agriculture and support children and their families that rely on RMHC during difficult times. The show and sale will feature local celebrity exhibitors partnered with a 4-H member and their steer. All funds raised will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Ohio. Make a donation today at give.osu.edu/deanscharitysteershow.

Join us at the Ohio State Fair in the Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center on July 30. The event starts at 2:00, but be sure to arrive by 1:30 to get a good seat!

Awards will include best steer, showmanship, and people’s choice. During the event, there will be a “sale” following the same procedures as a typical livestock sale, but without the actual transfer of livestock. Instead, all bids and sale proceeds will be donated to the RMHC.

The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, the Ronald McDonald House serves as a home-away-from-home for families while a child is hospitalized. More than 4,500 families use the facility each year with 82,000 nights of lodging provided. It is also the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world with 137 guest rooms and 120,000 square feet of kitchens, dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room, and informal gathering areas.

Can you imagine what it’s like for a family traveling for childhood medical care? Or if you had to travel for care for your child for two or nine years? RMHC helps miracles thrive. To find out more click on the previous links or visit rmhc-centralohio.org.

Dean's Charity Steer Show