Stock The Trailer Contest Results

In case you’ve been wondering…

The Hartford Fair placed THIRD in their region of 14 counties, behind Guernsey and Muskingum Counties, in Farm Credit’s 2022 Stock the Trailer contest! Hartford Fair families and guests contributed 8,214 pounds of food for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County! Across Ohio, 70 counties participated, collecting more than 200,000 lbs of food for local food pantries! In recognition of their third place finish, the Hartford Fair received $1,500 from Farm Credit!

Be prepared to step up your game in 2023 – we’re shooting for FIRST place!

Junior Fair Board Members Present in Indianapolis

Representatives of the Hartford Fair’s Junior and Senior Fair Boards – along with Licking County Extension staff members, traveled to Indianapolis November 27-28 to present a program during the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). They spoke about the importance of creating a strong partnership between teen and adult board members. Their presentation was on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. before an audience of approximately 135 adult fair managers and board members from throughout the world!

Following their presentation, they enjoyed dinner together and toured the drive-through lights display at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Along the way home, Junior Fair Board members enjoyed a tour of the OSU Adventure Central facility in Dayton and lunch at the infamous Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs.

Junior Fair Board presenters included Travis Allen, Madison Hoover, Hannah Lucas, Cassie Orr, Abby Paxton and Autumn Wampler. Senior Fair Board presenters included Rod Arter and Roger Smith. OSU Extension staff included Adrienne Anderson and Lisa McCutcheon.

MANY THANKS to the Hartford Senior Fair Board who financially supported the trip to allow Junior Fair Board members to attend!

BONUS: The presentation crew has been invited to present at the Indiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Convention in January 2023!

2023 Hartford Junior Fair Board Applications Due Soon!

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is available HERE. Completed applications must be turned in by November 15, 2022. Applicants must be age 14 as of 01/01/2023 to apply for the junior fair board. Interviews will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at the Licking County Extension Office. Once you have submitted your application, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your interview.

 

2022 Licking County 4-H Achievement Night

We are excited to recognize our members and advisors at the annual Licking County 4-H Achievement Night. Email invites went out to all advisors and those members who will be recognized at the event. If you received an email, please be sure to RSVP at the link in the email if you plan to attend. A list of areas being recognized is listed below. If you did not receive and email but you have a member who should be recognized in one of the areas below, please reach out to Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu so she can check to ensure we haven’t missed anyone.

Please note: the email message was sent to the family email address (and member email if there was one listed) in 4-HOnline. Please check your junk/spam folder for the missing email first. The email would have come from Adrienne Anderson – anderson.1410@osu.edu around 4:00pm on 10/26/22.

Areas/Groups Being Recognized:

  • Project/Commodity Royalty Representatives
  • Ohio State Fair Livestock and Still Project Awards: Clock Trophy, Honorable Mention, Outstanding of the Day, Animal/Livestock Skill-a-thon, Junior Livestock, Junior Dog
  • Dairy Judging Contest: Licking County and Ohio 4-H Contests
  • Hartford Fair: Skill-a-thon, Project Interview, and Record Book Winners
  • 4-H Band: Officers, Council, Advisor Board, and Scholarship Recipients
  • Licking County Teen Leadership: Camp Counselors, Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board, Food & Fashion Board, 4-H CARTEENS
  • Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership: Teen Leadership Council and 4-H Event Youth Assistant
  • 4-H Achievement Record Awards: Project Area Awards, Trip Awards, and Scholarship Recipients
  • “I Dare You” Award Recipients
  • Honor Clubs
  • Club Charter for New Clubs
  • Licking County 4-H Committee
  • Licking County 4-H Advisors
  • 4-H Volunteers: Quality Assurance Instructors, Hartford Fair Senior Fair Board, 4-H Camp Volunteers, Skill-a-thon Facilitators, Project Interview Judges
  • Friend of 4-H Announcement

2023 Junior Fair Board Application Due Soon!

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is available HERE. Completed applications must be turned in by November 15, 2022. Applicants must be age 14 as of 01/01/2023 to apply for the junior fair board. Interviews will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at the Licking County Extension Office. Once you have submitted your application, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your interview.

 

2023 Junior Fair Board Application

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is now available HERE. Completed applications must be turned in by November 15, 2022. Applicants must be age 14 as of 01/01/2023 to apply for the junior fair board. Interviews will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at the Licking County Extension Office. Once you have submitted your application, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your interview.

 

Stock the Trailer

Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st have put out the challenge for local communities to help feed those in need while supporting junior fairs. The “Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer” campaign encourages community members to bring non-perishable food items to the fair where they will be collected and then donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

Bring your items to the Hartford Fair August 7th-13th and place them in the stock trailer located at the front of Grubb Arena or drop them off to the Junior Fair Board Office. All participating fairs will receive $500 to support their Junior Fair Board and Junior Fair Programming. The fairs that collect the most pounds of food will be awards $5,000 for 1st place, $3,500 for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place.

We have our eyes set on 1st place and need your help to get there! We know the Hartford Fair community is strong, and this campaign is a winning situation for all involved!

 

Special Opportunity for 14 Year Old Members

Licking County 4-H Members who will be 14 Years Old during 2022…

We are passing this along to you with a VERY SPECIAL offer.

In hopes of increasing the number of teens who serve on the 2022 Hartford Junior Fair Board, we are extending an offer to apply to those 4-H / FFA teens who will be at least FOURTEEN (14) as of January 1, 2021. Typically, JFB applications are only accepted from those who be at least 15 years of age – but this a limited time offer – with applications being due by November 24, 2021.

The 2022 JFB Application packet is available online in a fillable format: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/HartfordFair/APP%202022%20JFB%20Application%20COMPLETE%20Fillable.pdf  If you have any trouble with the fillable form, feel free to reach out to me and I can provide you with a printed copy at the office! Please know that JFB applications must be submitted to me by no later than noon on Wednesday, November 24th.

Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions.

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LAST CALL! Junior Fair Board Applications Are Due!

The 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application is due soon. 4-H, FFA, and Scouts youth who are interested in applying should complete the application and return it to the Licking County Extension Office by Monday, November 15, 2021. Youth must be at least 15 years of age as of January 1, 2022 and be a junior fair exhibitor at the Hartford Fair in order to apply. Once you submit your application, please call our office at (740)670-5315 to schedule your interview time for Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

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Hartford Junior Fair Board Applications Due

The 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board Application is due soon. 4-H, FFA, and Scouts youth who are interested in applying should complete the application and return it to the Licking County Extension Office by Monday, November 15, 2021. Youth must be at least 15 years of age as of January 1, 2022 and be a junior fair exhibitor at the Hartford Fair in order to apply. Once you submit your application, please call our office at (740)670-5315 to schedule your interview time for Saturday, December 4, 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

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