Updated Royalty Information: Horse, Poultry & Rabbit

Updated royalty applications are now available for Horse and Rabbit…

Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council Queen/King & Princess/Prince Royalty Rules & Application -Please refer to the application for list of dates and rules/requirements. – Additional Resources (made available during the Informational Meeting). Please check back for updated version.

Licking County Poultry Royalty Contest Application – Check Back for Updated Information – Entry Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020.  Mail application to: Sarah Henry 11413 Blue Jay Road, Newark, OH 43056

Licking County Rabbit Royalty Contest Application – Check Back for Updated Information – Entry Deadline: Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  Mail applications to: Sonia Tilley, 10630 Baker Road, St. Louisville, OH  43071.


Changes and Updated Events

We have several events that have had to be postponed or moved to a later date. We are continuing to update forms and resources as we have new information. Please continue to check the What’s New page of our website to see the most recent things added and updated to the website. Please see the list of events/forms that have been updated to reflect new dates/times:

Packin’ the Jeep with Tennessee Tornado Relief

Licking County 4-H Advisor, Alisha Tilley, is heading up an effort to collect supplies to take down to the people of Middle Tennessee who were affected by the tornado that tore through the region on March 3rd. She is looking for supplies to help the people, pets, and livestock that have been affected. Please review the list of supplies she is collecting as well as the drop off dates, locations, and times where you can drop off your donations. She will pack her jeep up with all of the donations and deliver them to the Wilson County Disaster Animal Response Team in Lebanon, TN. Please share this information widely.

Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs

The first of six Licking County Quality Assurance Trainings and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Ohio State Newark Campus in Founders Hall starting at 6:30pm.

All youth planning to exhibit livestock at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020 must complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2020. Any youth not meeting this requirement will be ineligible to exhibit livestock this year. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Hartford Fair Quality Assurance Guidelines.

Any youth who is enrolled in a horse project for the first time is required to attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Program in order to show at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020. They must complete a Horse Safety & Ethics Program by June 1, 2020. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend with the member. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Horse Safety & Ethics Program Guidelines.

Any youth or advisors needing their photo taken for the Hartford Fair photo IDs may do so between 5:30-6:30pm.


Members who need to have their photo taken:

  • All new exhibitors and ALL advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have their photo taken in 2020)
  • All 2020 exhibitors with last names beginning with N thru Z (even years).


POSTPONED: Licking County Farm Bureau’s Farmers Share Breakfast


The Licking County Farm Bureau will hold its annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at CTEC in Newark. Last year, between the sponsorships and the donations the day of the breakfast, this event raised enough money to help fund camp scholarships for campers who had financial need as well as provide a $30 discount for every camper who attended the Licking County 4-H Summer Camp. We are hoping to raise enough money to do something similar (or better!) this year. Please spread the word and come enjoy a delicious breakfast for a donation. There will also be a 1/64th scale farm display contest. Any Licking County Farm Bureau member or their children are eligible to enter.

CANCELLED: Dairy Judging Contest on March 14


March 14, 2020 – 10:00am

Shipley Dairy Farm: 9309 Reynolds Rd., Utica

All youth ages 8 (and in the 3rd grade or at least 9 years of age) through 18 (as of 01/01/20) are invited to participate in the 2020 Licking County Dairy Judging Contest. Awards will be presented in both a junior and senior youth division (to include FFA members and 4-H members). During this event, the Licking County 4-H Junior and Senior Dairy Judging Teams will be chosen to compete in the 2020 State Dairy Judging Contest.

Youth who attend the Dairy Judging Contest at 10:00am will be provided lunch after the contest, compliments of the Licking County Dairy Directors.

A dairy cattle specific Quality Assurance Training will be held at 1:30pm.