REMINDER: Animal Adventures Registration

Animal Adventures is part of a statewide, 4-H initiative to connect young people with disabilities, who also have a love for animals, with opportunities to get involved with local 4-H programs.

Through Animal Adventures, participants with disabilities will be paired with 4 H and FFA mentors to learn about an animal of their choice. After a meet and greet, they will work together to exhibit or “show” the animal at the 2024 Hartford Independent Fair. The show will be held at 6:30 p m on Sunday, August 4th at the B Carr Pavillion on the Hartford Fairgrounds.

Animal Adventures welcomes youth between the ages of 8 and 19. Participants do not have to be supported by the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, but must reside within the Hartford Fair District: Licking County, Knox County (Hilliar, Milford, Miller Townships), or Delaware County (Berkshire, Harlem, Porter, Trenton Townships).

To register an EXHIBITOR (youth ages 8-19)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureExhibitor

To register a MENTOR (Junior Fair Exhibitor Dairy Feeder / Goat / Poultry / Rabbit / Sheep)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureMentor

Want to be an ADULT VOLUNTEER?
•Email Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to be placed on a contact list!

REMINDER: Hartford Fair FairEntry Information

Fair Entries

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions (https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-Hartford-Fair-Entry-Instructions.pdf) when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

SPECIAL NOTE: Lisa and Adrienne will be at 4-H Camp June 17-21 and will have limited access to email and voicemail. If you have questions or run into issues, please EMAIL them and they will do their best to get back to you. If you have general questions about departments, shows, tagging/banding/tattooing, etc., please email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are having trouble making entries through FairEntry, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu. Before emailing them, please be sure that you have read through the entry instructions linked above AND the relevant departments in the premium book linked below as often your questions/issues may be solved by reviewing those materials. Another helpful document is the Junior Fair Livestock Requirement Summary: https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Livestock-Requirement-Summary.pdf.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book at: https://www.hartfordfair.com/premiumbook to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
    Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

REMINDER: Hartford Fair FairEntry Information

Fair Entries

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions (https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-Hartford-Fair-Entry-Instructions.pdf) when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

SPECIAL NOTE: Lisa and Adrienne will be at 4-H Camp June 17-21 and will have limited access to email and voicemail. If you have questions or run into issues, please EMAIL them and they will do their best to get back to you. If you have general questions about departments, shows, tagging/banding/tattooing, etc., please email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. If you are having trouble making entries through FairEntry, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu. Before emailing them, please be sure that you have read through the entry instructions linked above AND the relevant departments in the premium book linked below as often your questions/issues may be solved by reviewing those materials. Another helpful document is the Junior Fair Livestock Requirement Summary: https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Livestock-Requirement-Summary.pdf.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book at: https://www.hartfordfair.com/premiumbook to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
    Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

REMINDER: Animal Adventures Registration

Animal Adventures is part of a statewide, 4-H initiative to connect young people with disabilities, who also have a love for animals, with opportunities to get involved with local 4-H programs.

Through Animal Adventures, participants with disabilities will be paired with 4 H and FFA mentors to learn about an animal of their choice. After a meet and greet, they will work together to exhibit or “show” the animal at the 2024 Hartford Independent Fair. The show will be held at 6:30 p m on Sunday, August 4th at the B Carr Pavillion on the Hartford Fairgrounds.

Animal Adventures welcomes youth between the ages of 8 and 19. Participants do not have to be supported by the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities, but must reside within the Hartford Fair District: Licking County, Knox County (Hilliar, Milford, Miller Townships), or Delaware County (Berkshire, Harlem, Porter, Trenton Townships).

To register an EXHIBITOR (youth ages 8-19)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureExhibitor

To register a MENTOR (Junior Fair Exhibitor Dairy Feeder / Goat / Poultry / Rabbit / Sheep)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureMentor

Want to be an ADULT VOLUNTEER?
•Email Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to be placed on a contact list!

Traffic Pattern for June 1st at the Hartford Fairgrounds

It’s going to be a busy weekend! Please take a look at the traffic patterns listed below!
  • Beef Feeder Calf Registration, enter Gate B. Red line and stop at Sheriffs Office follow Yellow to exit Gate C.
  • Dairy Feeder Calf Weigh-In, enter Gate D. Blue line and go through the beef barn and scales located in Grubb follow Yellow to exit Gate C. or park in marked out blue area if staying for clinic. If you have both Beef and Dairy feeders we ask you go through one line and then exit and enter the next line.
  • Rabbit & Poultry Clinic, enter Gate D. Purple line and park in the parking lot in Gate D marked out in purple. Welcome to walk through Gate by the beef barn or Gate D2.
  • Lamb & Goat Show, enter Gate D. Orange line and follow to Gate D2 and park in outlined area behind sheep and goat barn. Follow Yellow to exit Gate C.
  • Horse Show, enter Gate B. Brown line follow east side of race horse and hog barn. Follow Yellow to exit Gate C.

 

LAST CHANCE: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Deadline – JUNE 1ST

Hartford Fair Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors! This is your reminder that you must complete a Quality Assurance Training by June 1st. If you have not met this requirement, please make sure you have plans to complete this requirement before midnight on June 1st or you will no longer be eligible to show in any junior fair livestock classes at either the Hartford Fair or the Ohio State Fair. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

  • If the 4-H member has DROPPED THE PROJECT, please just let us know and we will remove it from their enrollment record – and that will take them off the list to attend a QA training.
  • If you ALREADY COMPLETED A TRAINING, and our records are incorrect, please reach out to Lisa so that we can make that correction. Simply provide details regarding the training date / location that you attended, and we will work to verify that attendance.
  • If you STILL NEED TO ATTEND a Livestock Quality Assurance training, you have TWO OPTIONS:
    • OPTION #1 – Attend Quality Assurance training being held in another county… Delaware County will offer trainings May 28th and May 30th. There are additional counties that will also be offering trainings in the upcoming days, but you will need to seek those out yourself. You are responsible for reaching out to their respective Extension Offices in order to verify time, location, etc.
    • Option #2 – YQCA National Training ($12 per person). You must follow the instructions posted online at https://yqcaprogram.org, complete payment, and then they will grant you access to the training modules and exam. If you would appreciate step-by-step instructions, please know that you can find those on our website HERE. This training can be completed any time of day, until June 1st at 11:59 p.m.  Once complete, please forward a copy of your certificate to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. Please note that it is critical that you forward a copy of your certificate of completion, as we not be notified in any other way that you have completed the training.  A Piece of Advice: The training and exam must be completed prior to 11:59 p.m. on June 1st, not just be underway. When your training is complete, your certificate is date and time – stamped in the system… Please don’t wait until the last minute to attempt this training – it takes approximately an hour to complete the training, and the payment process takes time in advance of you being granted access to start the training (sometimes as much as 24 hours).

Please be sure that you have a plan in place for completing this requirement and that you communicate with us once it has been completed.

REMINDER: 2024 Goat Workshops

The Goats R Us 4-H Club will be hosting two goat workshops at the Hartford Fairgrounds in Grubb Arena. The workshops will take place from 6:00-9:00pm on both Thursday, May 30th and Thursday, July 11. You can find out more about these workshops HERE.

FAMACHA© Training and Egg Floats/Counts in Small Ruminants

Learn about internal parasite issues in small ruminants and how to use FAMACHA© as a selective deworming tool.  You will also learn to do your own fecal egg counts at home.

When: Friday, June 21, 2024 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Program will start at the McCombs Farm (7780 Northridge Rd) and will end at the Licking County Extension Office

Cost: $40 (paid day of)

Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants. To register, reach out to Dean Kreager at kreager.5@osu.edu or 740-670-5315.