LAST CHANCE: Quality Assurance Requirement Due June 1st

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

We have now finished all of our Quality Assurance (QA) training programs. Please remember that all 4-H and FFA members taking livestock projects must complete their Quality Assurance requirement by June 1st of each year to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair and/or the Ohio State Fair. If you have not attended a QA training, please know that your only option at this point to meet that requirement is to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) online training course.

To complete the YQCA training course, please visit https://yqcaprogram.org/ to register and complete the course. There is a $12 fee to utilize the YQCA training module. Instructions on how to do so can be found HERE. Once completed, please email a copy of your completion certificate to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can give you credit for your QA requirement. If you utilize this option, PLEASE allow enough time to complete it before the June 1st deadline. The certificates are timestamped and any certificate with a June 2nd date or later will not meet our QA requirement.

If you are no longer planning to take any livestock projects this year, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have those projects removed from your enrollment.

LAST CHANCE: Hartford Fair ID Photos

If you need your photo taken for your fair ID, please make sure you get that done by May 24th. The current list of dates and times can be found on the Hartford Fair website HERE. The available times have been updated so please be sure to check to see the current photo sessions.

Who needs a photo taken in 2022?

  • ALL advisors must have their photo taken in 2022. Photos were taken at the three, in-person advisor training sessions. If you did not have your photo taken or were on the virtual training, please be sure you have your photo taken this year.
  • ALL new exhibitors.
  • ALL exhibitors name N thru Z.
  • Any exhibitors last name A thru M who DID NOT have a fair ID last year (weren’t enrolled, didn’t make a fair entry, didn’t have your photo taken in 2021, etc.)

ALL exhibitors and advisors will receive a new fair ID in 2022. Fair IDs from previous years cannot be used for fair admission or claiming premiums. Fair IDs will be available to be picked up at the fairgrounds in the days leading up to fair. That schedule will be available closer to fair.

If you are unsure about whether you need to have your photo taken, please contact the Hartford Fair Office at 740-893-4881 to check.

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Quality Assurance and YQCA Options

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

We are down to our last few Quality Assurance sessions. Please remember that all 4-H and FFA members taking livestock projects must complete their Quality Assurance requirement by June 1st of each year to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair and/or the Ohio State Fair. There are still a few spots left for the final sessions that will be offered through Licking County. You can sign up here: https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2022.

If you miss out on attending one of the Licking County Quality Assurance sessions, you will need to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training that is completed as an online course. Visit https://yqcaprogram.org/ to register and complete the course. There is a $12 fee to utilize the YQCA training module. Instructions on how to do so can be found HERE. Once completed, please email a copy of your completion certificate to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can give you credit for your QA requirement. If you utilize this option, PLEASE allow enough time to complete it before the June 1st deadline. The certificates are timestamped and any certificate with a June 2nd date or later will not meet our QA requirement.

If you are no longer planning to take any livestock projects this year, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have those projects removed from your enrollment.

Hartford Fair Photo ID Reminder

If you need your photo taken for your fair ID, please make sure you get that done by May 24th. The current list of dates and times can be found on the Hartford Fair website HERE. The available times have been updated so please be sure to check to see the current photo sessions.

Who needs a photo taken in 2022?

  • ALL advisors must have their photo taken in 2022. Photos were taken at the three, in-person advisor training sessions. If you did not have your photo taken or were on the virtual training, please be sure you have your photo taken this year.
  • ALL new exhibitors.
  • ALL exhibitors name N thru Z.
  • Any exhibitors last name A thru M who DID NOT have a fair ID last year (weren’t enrolled, didn’t make a fair entry, didn’t have your photo taken in 2021, etc.)

ALL exhibitors and advisors will receive a new fair ID in 2022. Fair IDs from previous years cannot be used for fair admission or claiming premiums. Fair IDs will be available to be picked up at the fairgrounds in the days leading up to fair. That schedule will be available closer to fair.

If you are unsure about whether you need to have your photo taken, please contact the Hartford Fair Office at 740-893-4881 to check.

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Hartford Fair Premium Book and Information Available

Much of the information that is found in the Hartford Fair Premium Book each year is now available on the Hartford Fair website on their Premium Book page. You will find each department (both open and junior fair) broken out into its own document. You can download and/or print just the bits and pieces that you need. You will also find the various entry forms on that page as well. Please pay attention to ensure that you are making your entries on the correct entry blanks and remember that only one department can be entered on each form. Entries are due to the Hartford Fair Office by Saturday, June 18, 2022 but we encourage you to turn your entries in well before the deadline. Advisors are encouraged to collect all of the entries for their club and to schedule time with Beth (beth@hartfordfair.com) to come in and go over the entries with her to ensure there are no mistakes/incomplete forms.

Bred and Raised Market Rabbit Registration Due

If you are planning to enter the Bred and Raised Market Rabbit classes at the Hartford Fair (Dept. 114, Class JA, Lots 2 or 4), you must submit your Bred and Raised Market Rabbit ID form to register your doe. This form is only required for those who are breeding and raising their own market rabbits AND plan to enter the bred and raised market rabbit classes at the Hartford Fair. Those who are purchasing from a breeder or other person would not be eligible for these classes and would not submit this form. Please review the form for all rules before submitting.