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: Rabbit and Poultry Fun Show and Clinic

The Licking County 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Clinic and Fun Show will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Hartford Fairgrounds. The clinic and show will take place in B. Carr Pavilion, with registration running from 8:30-9:30am, clinic starting at 9:00am and the show beginning at 10:30am. Cost is $1.00 for each animal. Find out all of the details HERE!

REMINDER: 2024 Hartford Fair Dairy Feeder Weigh-in and Tagging

All Dairy Feeders must be weighed, tagged, and vaccinated at the Dairy Feeder weigh-in at the Hartford Fairgrounds on the west end of Grubb Arena on Saturday, June 1, 2024 between 8:00-11:00am. The cost is $10 per animal. All dairy feeders must be dehorned / castrated prior to arrival on June 1st.

There will be a Dairy Feeder Clinic and Preview Show following this event.

REMINDER: Dairy Feeder Clinic and Preview Show

There will be a Dairy Feeder Clinic and Preview Show held at the Hartford Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The Clinic will begin at 11:30am with the show starting at 1:00pm. There is a $10 entry fee. This is a great opportunity for youth to receive experience showing their dairy feeder.

Show Clinic:

  • Ring Education
  • Clipping
  • Supplies
  • Nutrition

Showmanship:

  • Seniors – ages 15-18
  • Intermediate – ages 12-14
  • Beginners – ages 9-11
  • Overall Showman

Market Classes:

  • Weight classes will be determined at show
  • Championship Drive

Please contact BreAnna Laughlin at 740-755-3494 with questions.

 

Livestock Quality Assurance Training DUE JUNE 1

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.

2024 Hartford Fair Entry Information

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. The portal will open on Sunday, June 19, 2024. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

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 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

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) (link will go live at 8:00am on Sunday, May 19, 2024)
•Complete registration by June 23rd at https://go.osu.edu/AdventureExhibitor

To register a MENTOR (Junior Fair Exhibitor Dairy Feeder / Goat / Poultry / Rabbit / Sheep) (link will go live at 8:00am on Sunday, May 19, 2024)
•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!

LAST CHANCE: Breeding Beef ID Photos Due

  • EAR TAGS… All Breeding Beef project animals MUST HAVE 840 RFID TAG in their ear. If you (or the breeder) have not already tagged the animal with an 840 RFID tag, please know that tags are available at both the Hartford Fair Office and the Licking County Extension Office. These tags are being provided at no cost, but can only be used or project animals that will be exhibited at the 2024 Hartford Fair. The tag must be in place prior to photos being taken, and prior to those photos being uploaded in to the FairEntry system – which is due May 15th.
  • PHOTOS DUE… All Breeding Beef animals intended to be shown at the Hartford Fair MUST UPLOAD TWO PHOTOS in to FairEntry by no later than May 15th. One photo must be a side view of the animal, while the second should be a photo of the RFID tag inserted in the ear. Instructions are provide online, along with sample photos. You can find this information on the Hartford Fair website, on the Livestock Information tab. https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-Breeding-Beef-AND-Market-Hog-ID-Instructions.pdf At the time of uploading photos, additional information such as tag number, breed, and registration number (if applicable) will be needed…