2020 Hartford Fair Steer Weigh-in & Ohio State Fair DNA Samples

All steers and heifers (including Delaware, Knox & Licking Counties) that may be exhibited during the 2020 Hartford Junior Fair Market Steer & Heifer show must be marked by ear tag and tattoo on SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020, at the Hartford fairgrounds (Grubb Arena – West End) between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (NOTE: We are no longer there until noon). Up to four (4) steers or heifers can be tagged for the Hartford Fair per exhibitor.

Tagging fee is $1.00 per tagged animal. Exhibitors must complete a registration card for each animal, which requires the exhibitor’s signature. If the exhibitor will be unable to attend weigh-in procedures, please stop by the Licking County Extension Office and pick up the registration card(s) to be signed by exhibitor in advance.

OSF Junior Fair Market Steer / Heifer DNA samples will NOT be collected during Hartford Fair Steer / Heifer Weigh-In. OSF DNA samples must be submitted by the exhibitor directly to the OSF by no later than January 15th. For additional information, contact Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. DNA sample packets are available by contacting the Ohio State Fair directly, or your local Extension office may have some available. See attachment for additional details.

Questions? Give us a call at 740-670-5315. In case of inclement weather conditions, listen to WCLT-AM, WHTH-AM, or visit www.licking.osu.edu for an announcement. Announcement will also be made on the Hartford Fair and Licking County 4-H Facebook pages. Make-up date, if necessary, will be Saturday, January 25, 2020.

REMINDER: 2020 Junior Fair Board Applications Due

The application for the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair Junior Fair Board is due this Friday to the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Applicants must be at least 15 years old (as of 01/01/20) and will enroll to be a junior exhibitor at the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair. Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The application can be found here.

Materials and Awards to Be Picked Up From the Extension Office

There are several awards, project books, and other items that were not claimed at camp, the Hartford Fair or the Ohio State Fair. Please check through this list to see if you have something to pick up at the Extension Office. Advisors, please also look through the list to see if you have a club packet to pick up. Also, if you see one of your members has an item to pick up, please follow up with that member to make sure they know it is here.

Member Materials to be Picked Up…

  • Montgomery Adkins (Modern 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelop with Money
  • Albree Ashbrook (Modern 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Dixie Ashbrook (Modern 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Alexis Bailey (Equi-Sports 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Ellie Boggs (Purity Livestock 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelope with Money
  • Josie Bowers (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Joseph Bracaloni (Boots & Country Roots 4-H Club) – State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Miles Brown (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club) – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Eli Busic (Helping Hands 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Sarah Canterbury (Backyard Farmers 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Water Bottle
  • Lainey Caton (Mystic Manes 4-H Club) – Hartford Fair Horse Department Plaque
  • Kate Cooke (Kountry Kritters) – Pet Rabbit Project Book
  • Rachel Crego (Rocky Fork Jr Livestock 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Reagan Crites (Shear Genius 4-H Club) – Foods Project Photo Album
  • Darian Dick (Modern 4-H Club) – Photography Project Display Board
  • Annie Franks (Cream of the Crop 4-H Club) – Market Hog Project Book
  • Alicia Graham (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Goat Project Book
  • Alicia Graham (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Dairy Feeder Showmanship Rosette
  • Erika Grum (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Kodie Hazen (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair STEM Day Judging Score Sheet
  • Jenna Hochanadel (Cream of the Crop 4-H Club) – Market Hog Project Book
  • Braydon Holland (Helping Hands 4-H Club) – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Kylie Holman (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Skillathon Ribbon
  • Sadie Holman (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Skillathon Ribbon
  • Gabby Hupp (Country Clovers 4-H Club) – Dairy Skillathon Ribbon
  • Brenna Hurst (Horse & Hound 4-H Club) – Brush and Shoes / Sandals left at 4-H Camp
  • Jerin Lacy (Valley Traditions 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Brooke Lemert (4-Ever Friends 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Clock Trophy & Rosette
  • Brooke Lemert (4-Ever Friends) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheet
  • Izzie McIntire (American Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Peyton Miller (Cream of the Crop 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Kaylee Mitro (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club) – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Samantha Mitro (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club – State Fair Marketing Score Sheet & Ribbon
  • Adalynn Moline (4-U 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Hayden Morgenstern (Dream Achievers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheets
  • Alethea Myers (Patchwork Pals 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheet
  • Avery Nagel (Leaders & Learners 4-H Club) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelope with Money
  • Gene Needles (No Limits 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Kathryn Nicks (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Michaela Owens (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Zion Park (National Roaders 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Foods Judging Score Sheet
  • Ashley Purvis (4-Ever Friends) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Abigail Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Josie Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Breeding Rabbit Project Book
  • Josie Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Market Rabbit Project Book
  • Ruthie Redman (4-U 4-H Club) – Poultry Project Book
  • Alexis Reimer (4-Ever Friends) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Andrew Richard (Country At Heart 4-H Club) – Natural Resources Skillathon Rosette
  • Landon Ricketts (Purity Livestock 4-H Club) – Fishing Project Display Board
  • Charlie Sagar (American Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Elizabeth Santa (Pups & Pals 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheets
  • Gracie Stoltz (Croton Critters & Creations 4-H Club) – State Fair Self Determined Judging Sheets
  • Josiah Walden (American Traditions 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair STEM Judging Score Sheet
  • Lainey Westfall (Granville Gals & Pals 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Rosette
  • Haylan Wise (PACA 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Dog Judging Score Sheet
  • Joshua Wittman (Country Clovers 4-h Club – Making the Cut Book / Binder / Stool / Ribbons
  • Frieda Zirille (Buttons & Bakers 4-H Club) – Ohio State Fair Awards Form (MCE Award)

 

Items that May Belong to Members from Delaware and Knox:

  • Eliana Jackson (___) – 4-H Camp Bank Envelope with Money

 

Club Materials to be Picked Up by Advisor(s)…

  • All Creatures 4-H Club – Club Packet
    • Officer Training School – Club Award (Gavel)
  • Country Clovers 4-H Club – Club Packet
    • Three Cloverbud Books that were ordered, charge already paid
  • Cream of the Crop 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Goats R Us 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Hooves, Paws & Claws 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Jersey Farmers 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Kountry Kritters 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Muddie Buddies 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Purity Livestock 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Utica Tractor 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Panther Country 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Pups & Pals 4-H Club – Club Packet
  • Showstoppers 4-H Club
    • Howe Family (Showstoppers 4-H Club) – Electrical Cord from 4-H Center
  • Valley Traditions 4-H Club – Club Packet

2020 Hartford Junior Fair Board Application

The application for the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair Junior Fair Board is now available. Applicants must be at least 15 years old (as of 01/01/20) and will enroll to be a junior exhibitor at the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair. Applications are due by Friday, November 15, 2019 to the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The application can be found here.

Unclaimed Items from the Junior Fair Board Office and 4-H Center

There were several projects, books, and awards that were not claimed from the Junior Fair Board Office or the 4-H Center during fair. If you did not pick up your 4-H project from the miscellaneous booth in the 4-H Center, or your livestock project book or award from the Junior Fair Board Office during fair, those items have been taken to the Licking County OSU Extension Office. They can be picked up Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Any general lost and founds items were taken to the Senior Fair Board Office. You can call the fair office at 740.893.4881 if you’ve found that you have missing items to see if they were turned in there.

Lamb Cookoff and Shepherds Lead Contest

There are two great contests in the sheep department that you can participate in during the week of the fair. Both contests are open to both youth and adults!

The Lamb Cook-off will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 4:00pm in Baird Arena. Rules and entry information can be found here.

The Shepherds Lead Contest will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Grubb Arena at 4:00pm. Rules and entry information can be found here.

Local Food Cook-Offs at the Hartford Fair in the Natural Resources Area

Wednesday, August 7th at 3 pm

Win bragging rights and cool prizes!
Awards are given in each category per competition:

  • Best Tasting
  • Best Use of Local Ingredients

Guidelines:

  • Pre-registration starts 30 minutes prior to competition.
  • Prepare recipe at home or in the campground.  Bring a copy with you to include with Registration Form.
  • Wild Game:  Recipe must include wild game or fish.
  • Sweets & Greens:  Sweets recipe must  include a sweet (such as fruit, honey); Greens recipe must include a green (such as lettuces, collards)
  • All items must be legally harvested, gathered, or purchased.
  • The HFNRA reserves the right to use the recipes for publication and recognition.
  • All ages welcome.
  •  One recipe/person/category; 3 categories are ‘Wild Game,’ ‘Sweets,’ and ‘Greens’
  •  HFNRA is not responsible for lost or broken cookware and recipes.
  • After judging, all entries must be made available for tasting by the audience.

Questions? Contact Licking Soil & Water at 740-670-5330 or Information@LickingSWCD.com.

2019 Hartford Fair Livestock Sales Brochure

Now is the perfect time for members who are planning to sell their livestock projects during the sales at the 2019 Hartford Fair to send out letters to potential buyers. A helpful item to include with your letters is the 2019 Hartford Fair Livestock Sales Brochure. The Sale Brochure gives the dates, times, and locations of the three sales that will occur throughout the week. It also gives information on how the sales work and what to expect as a buyer. This information can be helpful to potential buyers, especially if it is their first time participating in the sales.