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.

4-H Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp Update

4-H Summer Camp

4-H Summer Camp is filling fast! We still have space at 4-H Summer Camp, but we are likely to fill camp before the deadline. At the time of this post, we have 23 spots left for boys and 33 spots left for girls. If you want your child(ren) to go to camp, please don’t delay in completing the registration. Registration information can be found on our Camp Opportunities page.

If you have already signed a child up for camp, please be sure that you have completed the Session Selection Survey and the Camper Health Form. You can find the links for those forms in your confirmation email that you received immediately after you submitted the registration form.

If you are planning to submit a camp scholarship application, please remember that those are due May 13, 2022.

 

Cloverbud Day Camp

Cloverbud Day Camp is now full. If you missed getting your child(ren) registered, we have started a wait list. Please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu with the name(s) of your child(ren) to be added to the wait list.

If you have already registered your child(ren) for Cloverbud Day Camp, please be sure that you have completed the Cloverbud Camper Health Form. The link to this form can be found in the confirmation email that you received immediately after you submitted the registration form.

Poultry Banding and Rabbit Tattooing: Layers, Fancy Poultry, Turkeys, Senior Rabbits

Poultry Wing Banding for Meat Turkeys and all Breeding/Fancy Poultry will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Beef Barn (north end of the fairgrounds by Gate D1). Cost is $1 per entry. NOTE: All other meat poultry (market chickens and ducks) will be banded July 9, 2022.

Senior Breeding Rabbit Registration and Tattooing will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Beef Barn (north end of the fairgrounds by Gate D1). Cost is $1 per entry. Please complete the Rabbit Registration form and bring it with you to turn in when you register your rabbits. NOTE: Junior breeding rabbits and market rabbits will be registered/tattooed July 9, 2022.

4-H Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp Registration Information

4-H Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp registration information is available on our Camp Opportunities page. Camp registrations will remain open until May 20, 2022 or until we reach capacity. Should we reach capacity, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (4-H Summer Camp) or Adrienne Anderson (Cloverbud Day Camp) as we will start a wait list at that point.

4-H Summer Camp

Registration:

  • Registration information is posted on our Camp Opportunities page: https://licking.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/camp-opportunities
  • Registration will take place online. It will consist of three parts: Registration, Super Session Selection, and completion of Health Form.
  • You will complete the registration first. Once that has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming your registration. That email will contain links to two additional surveys. The first will be a Session Selection Survey. The second will be the Camper Health Form. PLEASE ensure that you type your email address correctly in the registration as these emails will be sent automatically within minutes of its completion. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folder.
  • Once you complete the Registration, your child’s spot at camp is confirmed. Even though Super Sessions will fill, it is not vital that you immediately complete the Super Session Survey and Camper Health Form.
  • Youth are NOT required to be enrolled as a Licking County 4-H member to attend. Camp is open to 4-H members from other counties as well as those who aren’t involved in 4-H. PLEASE NOTE: non-Licking County 4-H members have an additional $10 fee added to their registration.
  • We do not want the cost of camp to be a hindrance for any youth to attend camp. If your family has a financial need to help your child(ren) attend camp, please complete a Camp Scholarship Application. Youth must be enrolled as a Licking County 4-H Member to be eligible for a Camp Scholarship. These applications are due by Friday, May 13, 2022 and can be found by clicking HERE.

Payment:

  • When completing the registration, you will have three options to choose from for payment:
    • Pay by credit card through our online payment portal (Nelnet)
    • Pay with cash or check in our office
    • Defer payment for now by submitting a Camp Scholarship Application (due May 13, 2022)
  • The fee for summer camp registration is $215 per camper. Thanks to a VERY generous donation from The Licking County Farm Bureau, all campers will receive a $20 discount to their camp fee, bringing the cost of each camper down to $195. Non-Licking County 4-H youth fee will be $205.
  • Children of active Licking County Farm Bureau members have the option to receive an additional $50 discount per child, bringing their camp fee down to $145. PLEASE NOTE: the parent of the child must be an active Licking County Farm Bureau member. You will need to enter your membership number during the registration process, so have your membership card ready. Grandparent, aunt/uncle, friend, etc. membership numbers are not eligible for this discount.

Session Selection:

  • You will need to complete the session selection survey for each youth attending summer camp.
  • Please review the session list HERE. We suggest you have your child make selections of which sessions they wish to attend before you start the session selection process. All sessions have a limit as to how many can attend, so please have multiple options selected for each session slot in case your child’s first preference is already full when you complete this step.
  • Some sessions have an additional fee. Once you complete the session selection, you will be automatically redirected to the Nelnet site to pay for any session fees. All session fees will be paid in advanced; no session fees will be collected during check-in at camp.

 

Cloverbud Day Camp

Registration:

  • Registration information is posted on our Camp Opportunities page: https://licking.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/camp-opportunities
  • Registration will take place online. It will consist of two parts: Registration and Health Form.
  • You will complete the registration first. Once that has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming your registration. That email will contain and additional link to complete the Camper Health Form. PLEASE ensure that you type in your email address correctly as these emails will be sent automatically from the registration within minutes of its completion. If you do not receive your email, please check your junk/spam folder.
  • Youth are NOT required to be enrolled as a Licking County 4-H Cloverbud to attend. Camp is open to 4-H members from other counties as well as those who aren’t enrolled in 4-H. PLEASE NOTE: non-Licking County 4-H members have an additional $5 fee for their registrations.

Payment:

  • When completing the registration you will have two options to choose from for payment. You can pay by credit card through our online payment portal (Nelnet) or pay by cash or check in our office.
  • The fee for Cloverbud Day Camp is $40 per camper. Non-Licking County 4-H Cloverbud members fee will be $45.

REMINDER: Project Change Deadline

We encourage you to check your enrollment in 4-HOnline to make sure that your club(s) and project(s) are correct. To check your enrollment, first log into http://oh.4honline.com and click “View” next to the member’s name. Then, click “Enrollment” along the left-hand side of the page. There are several things that you will want to check on this page…

  • Check to ensure you are enrolled in the correct club(s).
  • Check to ensure your projects are correct.
  • If you are in more than one club… please check to ensure that each project is entered under the correct club.

If corrections need made, please reach out to Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu) and include the member’s name and what needs corrected.

PLEASE NOTE: One of the sections under your enrollment lists training you have completed. Quality Assurance is listed under that heading but it does not list the date it was completed. LAST YEAR’S QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING WILL SHOW UP UNDER THAT LIST AS A COMPLETED TRAINING. Please do not assume that means you have completed QA for this year. We have not entered any member’s QA training for this year into the system yet so the training you will see reflects the 2021 training. If you are enrolled in a livestock project, please be sure you are either signed up for a Licking County QA training, have attended/plan to attend a training given at a local clinic or statewide event, or have/plan to complete the online YQCA training before June 1st. You can check this by clicking on the “Training” tab along the left side of the page, a 2022 QA training will have a 2021-2022 date. If the date is listed as 2020-2021, that is the 2021 training.

Quality Assurance: 2022 4-H and FFA QA Requirements

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

BACKGROUND: All members in the above-listed projects are required to complete a Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) training on an annual basis in order to exhibit in Junior Fair programs such as the Hartford Fair and Ohio State Fair. You will find details below allowing you to complete the QA requirement for 2022. As a reminder, this requirement pertains to all livestock project members, as well as at least one Club Advisor from each club containing a member enrolled in livestock projects. Training must be completed by no later than June 1st.

As you plan to complete your QA requirement in 2022, you’ve got TWO primary options!

  • Attend an online QA training offered by Licking County Extension Office
  • Participate in the YQCA national training program online
  • …or you may have obtained your training through an OCA BEST Show, Ohio Beef Expo, or other training external to Licking County, offered since October 2021, that meets your requirement for this year.
  • …or you may have tested out in 2020 (ages 15-18, passed test), which covers your requirement for this year.

LICKING COUNTY ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION…

To sign-up for one of the online trainings offered in Licking County, simply go to https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2022, and complete the registration form, at which time you’ll choose your preferred session. Please notice that all sessions are species-specific. Make your selection carefully… Sessions will fill to a capacity of 65 families on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll receive an email confirmation right away (within 2-3 minutes), then the zoom link and handouts will come approximately 24 hours in advance of your training. If you DON’T RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, check your spam/junk email folder first – it may be there! If not there either, you can reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) right away, as you likely typed your email address incorrectly. You can view complete information pertaining to Quality Assurance requirements for 2022, as well as the complete list of dates, online here. All advisors and members may only register for ONE session, as space is limited. We also ask that if members of a family are planning to attend the same sessions, that they all register through the same login – complete registration one time, but add all names in the box provided. If you must cancel or changes sessions, please email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can make adjustments to allow space for someone else.

YQCA ONLINE TRAINING….

Online training is available through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) web-based program. The program is typically offered at a cost of $12 per youth member. You can find additional details online at http://yqca.org/. You must first purchase a Coupon Code (registration fee) to complete the training. You’ll find those instructions behind the “Buy Coupon” tab, at the top of the page. You can submit the order form by email or mail – but don’t wait until the last minute to choose this option, as the payment process takes a little time. Once you have the Coupon Code, you can log in to the YQCA system, and complete the appropriate training modules. All 4-H members will use their 4honline username and password to login, while those who are FFA members will login through a separate link on the same login page.  Upon completion of certification, you need to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we will know that you have completed the training (We would also suggest notifying your 4-H / FFA Advisor). We will them remove you from the list of those who still need to complete QA training for the 2022 project/fair year. This online certification is a great option for many of you who wish to go ahead and get your training out of the way early, as well as those who wait until the last minute, when all other trainings have already been held. (Note: YQCA is NOT intended for use by 4-H / FFA advisors).

TEST OUT…

If you tested out in 2020 as a age 15-18 member (only 16 individuals), we have record of your test and you will automatically receive credit for this year. We will not be offering the test-out option in 2022 due to the difficulties experienced in doing so during 2020 and the very few members who took advantage of this option.

EXTERNAL TRAINING…

If you attended a training outside of Licking County, we’d encourage you to pass along proof of attendance to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu, to ensure that you receive credit. Most training hosts will share attendance records, but there’s always a chance that they do not. By you sharing your proof of attendance, it ensures that you receive the appropriate credit.

Hartford Fair ID Photo Reminder

If you need your photo taken for your fair ID, please make sure you get that done by May 22nd. The current list of dates and times can be found on the Hartford Fair website HERE. Please be sure to check the list for any updates to dates/times as they are subject to change.

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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