Hartford Fair Entries Due Soon

All 2019 Hartford Fair entries are due by 5:00pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Entry blanks can be found in the Official Hartford Fair Premium Book or on the Hartford Fair Website.

Please remember that all Junior Fair Entries must be signed by your club advisor. If the entry is for a livestock project, the advisor signing the entry form must have attended an approved Quality Assurance training by the June 1 deadline. Should you need information on the number of animals that you can exhibit for each species, please refer to the Livestock Requirements Summary. This document also has important dates such as taggings, weigh-ins, and possession dates.

Non-livestock projects that are to be displayed in the 4-H Center should be entered on the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form. If your club will have a booth to display projects, your entry form should be given to your advisor so that your advisor can turn all of the club’s entries for the club booth in together. Advisors should fill out the club booth entry form and turn in the club’s entries in an alphabetized stack with the club booth entry form on top of the stack.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in their club’s booth…

If your club will not have a booth and you would like to display your still project in the Miscellaneous Booth in the 4-H Center, please fill out and turn in the Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form.

An example of a Junior Fair Still Project Entry Form for those displaying their project(s) in the Miscellaneous Booth…

If you do not turn in your fair entries by the June 29, 2019 deadline, late entries can still be turned in up to July 13, 2019 with a $10 late fee per entry.

 

2019 Hartford Fair King and Queen Application

The 2019 Hartford Fair King and Queen Application is now available here. Applicants must be a 2019 Hartford Fair Junior Exhibitor between the age of 16 as of 1/1/19 and no older than 19 as of 1/1/20. Applications are due to the Hartford Fair Office by Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 5:00pm. Additional information can be found in the application.

Final Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Training!

The final Licking County Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Program will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Licking Valley High School. The program will begin at 6:30pm. If you have not completed your Quality Assurance Training Requirement, this will be your last option to do so in Licking County. There are additional options outside of Licking County that meet the June 1st deadline. If you are not able to come to the May 23rd Quality Assurance, please call our office at 740-670-5315 for out of county options.

Guidelines and a listing of the projects that require completion of a Quality Assurance Training can be found here.

Members taking a horse project for the first year must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics program to be eligible to show. The May 23rd Horse Safety & Ethics program listed above is the final option that meets those requirements for 2019.

If your child is no longer taking a livestock or horse project, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have the project(s) removed from the member’s enrollment.

If you need to have your picture taken for the Hartford Fair Photo IDs, representatives from the fair will be taking photos from 5:00-6:30pm. They will be starting earlier than normal in order to ensure they are able to get everyone’s picture taken before the program starts. Please come early enough to get your picture taken before the program starts.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THOSE WHO DON’T COMPLETE THE QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS BY JUNE 1 EACH YEAR.

Licking County 4-H Goat Workshops

The Goats-R-Us 4-H Club will be hosting two goat workshops. The first will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 and the second will be Thursday, June 27, 2019. Both will be held at the Hartford Fairgrounds in Baird Arena (Sheep Barn) starting at 6:00pm. Members are encouraged and welcome to bring their own goats (with collar and lead) to the workshop but are not required to do so in order to participate.

Topics of the workshop will include hands-on instruction in showmanship, grooming, shaving, hoof trimming and working with Pack Goats.

For more information, please contact Laney McLaughlin at (740)927-4790 or (740)739-0558.

Reminder: Photos Need to be Taken for Fair IDs

2019 Photo ID Badges – Who needs to have a picture taken this year?

  • All new exhibitors and advisors

  • All 2019 exhibitors and advisors with last names beginning with A thru M (odd years)

  • Who does not need a new picture taken this year?  If your last name begins with N thru Z (even years) and you had a 2018 ID Photo Badge.  A new badge will be issued with last year’s photo.

  • Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2019.

  • Advisor badges will be issued from the Senior Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Junior Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be confiscated if presented.

  • A full list of dates to have your photo take can be found here.

REMINDER: Meat Chicken and Duck Orders Due!

If you would like to order Meat Chickens or Meat Ducks to show at the Hartford Fair, orders are due to the Extension Office by Friday, May 3, 2019. Meat chicken order forms can be found here and are $31.00 for a set of 25. Meat duck order forms can be found here and are $15.00 for a set of 5. Members from the same family may share a set if they prefer, otherwise each member should purchase their own set.

Tentative Pick-up Dates:

Duck: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Hartford Fairgrounds

Chicken: Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Hartford Fairgrounds

2019 National ID Information for Goats & Sheep

You may have heard some information about the 2019 Federal Scrapie Regulation Revision.  This revision means goats including slaughter goats and commercial goats that were previously exempted will need to be individually officially identified or group identified with a group lot ID with some exceptions.

Federal requirements:

  • Sexually intact goats of any age and wethers 18 months of age or older, that are not in slaughter channels must be officially individually identified before moving off the premises where they reside or move as a single flock–of–origin group with group/lot ID and an owner/hauler statement to:
  • another premise belonging to the same flock/herd,
  • to an in–state site to be officially identified, or to a federally approved livestock market (in–state or out–of–state) to be officially identified

Informational flyers can for goats and sheep.

2019 Youth Welding Workshops

OSU’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with American Welding Society-Columbus Section, Lincoln Electric, and HETEN Engineering and Laboratory, are pleased to offer TWO Youth Welding Workshops this year:

  • Saturday April 13, 2019 – registration deadline is April 8.
    (same day as OSU Spring game; FREE parking)
  • Saturday June 8, 2019 – registration deadline is May 24.

Cost = $90/participant

Age of participant = 10-18

Location = OSU Columbus Campus, Agricultural Engineering Building

Choice of one welding process: Arc (‘stick’) welding OR Oxy (‘torch’) welding.

Registration includes:

  • Practice pieces of metal
  • Welding related supplies
  • Welding technique handouts
  • Lunch for youth participants

NO experience necessary. The instructors are looking forward to help youth learn!

Registration is limited to the first 24 participants for EACH TYPE of welding.

Scholarships ARE available –please see details in the flyer, which is linked below. We ask you reserve your spot(s) with a credit card; and if awarded a scholarship, you will not be charged (similar to reserving a hotel room).

On-site registration opens ~8:30AM the day of the welding workshop. The program will begin promptly at 9AM. The day will likely conclude by 4PM.

NO PARENTS/GUESTS allowed in the welding labs. There will be an informal program during the day for parents/guests, or you are welcome to enjoy the Spring games in Ohio Stadium.

This year, we have ONLINE registration (preferred method):

http://go.osu.edu/Welding2019

 SPACE IS LIMITED. Once the first workshop is full, we will defer participants to the June 8th workshop. PLEASE be diligent when selecting your preferred date. 

Linked here are the additional details, and options for hard copy/mail in registration.

For the April 13 workshop, if you DO NOT register online, please contact Dr. Dewey Mann (mann.309@osu.edu) to verify space is available. If space confirmed to you by Dr. Mann, you will bring this form with you to registration (DO NOT MAIL).

https://osu.box.com/s/zmgekvsrf9gqiqfsdtmog4s1jfxiz191

Teachers, and/or certified/trained/self-taught welders: Please let us know if you have INTEREST in serving as an instructor at one of these workshops.

Participants need to bring or wear industrial-quality eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants (100% cotton pants such as jeans are best, NO cotton/ poly bend such as athletic pants), and high-top foot protection (No open-toe shoes, sandals, etc.).

Please contact Dewey Mann mann.309@osu.edu with questions.

Rabbit and Poultry Hartford Independent Fair Registrations

Important Dates:

Senior Breeding Rabbit Registration

Market Turkeys, Layers and Fancy Poultry Banding:

First Saturday in May

May 4, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

Junior Breeding and Market Rabbit Registration

Market Poultry Banding:

2nd Saturday in July

July 13, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

The Licking County Rabbit and Poultry Committee will have individuals available to Tattoo rabbits $1.00 per animal and band/blood test poultry $1.00 per project.

ALL rabbit or poultry projects to be exhibited are required to be brought to the fairgrounds by the exhibitor or a representative for the exhibitor on the designated date above.

NEW Process for Scheduling Conflicts:

If the Exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to the appropriate registration; the Exhibitor is required to send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice must be received by end of business day the day prior to registration. The email must contain the exhibitor’s name, 4-H Club, phone number and project information. Emails regarding projects received the day of registration or after are not eligible.