The Collegiate 4-H Club at OSU-N/COTC will host their second annual Ag Day at the OSU-N/COTC Campus on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:oo-3:00pm. The event will take place in the Warner Library & Student Center Lobby and outside building. The focus of Ag Day is to educate the student body and the public about the agriculture industry and agriculture based careers. We hope you will be able to join us!
The first of several Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics training opportunities will begin this week. If your youth are planning to enroll in a livestock project or a horse project, please make plans to attend one of these sessions. A full list of guidelines and dates can be found here.
Members enrolled in the following projects MUST attend a Quality Assurance Training prior to June 1, 2019 to be eligible to show at the Hartford and Ohio State Fairs.
BEEF: Market Steer, Market Heifer, Beef Breeding, Beef Feeder Calf, Dairy Market Steers, Steer Pool
DAIRY: Dairy Cows, Dairy Heifers
GOATS: Angora Goats, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats, Market Goats, Pack Goats
POULTRY: Meat Poultry, Breeding Poultry, Fancy Poultry
RABBITS: Breeding Rabbits, Market Rabbits (encouraged for Pet Rabbit Projects)
SHEEP: Market Lamb, Breeding Sheep
SWINE: Market Hog
Members taking an EQUINE project for the first time in 2019 must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Training. A parent is required to attend with the member.
Licking County 4-H/FFA Sessions will be held as follows…
March 13th (Wednesday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)
April 9th (Tuesday) – Northridge High School (6:30 p.m.)
April 25th (Thursday) – Johnstown High School (6:30 p.m.)
May 6th (Monday) – Utica High School (6:30 p.m.)
May 11th (Saturday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)
May 23rd (Thursday) – Licking Valley High School (6:30 p.m.)
Additional Licking County Opportunities…
April (TBA) (Saturday) – Rabbit & Poultry QA – Location TBA – (following Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show)
Other Approved Activities and Training Programs…
Knox County Quality Assurance Training Programs (Contact #740.397.0401 for program details) March 7 (East Knox H.S.) / April 4 (Centerburg H.S.) / April 15 (Fredericktown H.S.) / May 9 (Mt. Vernon H.S.) / May 16 (Danville H.S.) – all programs take place 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Delaware County Quality Assurance Training Program (Contact #740.833.2030 for program details) April 11 (6:30 p.m. Big Walnut H.S.) / April 14 – Rabbit Focus (2p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 5 – Poultry Focus (2 p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 8 (6:30p.m. Buckeye Valley H. S.) / June 1 – Sheep & Goat Focus (10 a.m. Pig /Lamb Barn Delaware Fairgrounds)
*Please Note: Delaware is also offering session on June 8 – this one does NOT meet Hartford QA deadline of June 1st.
Ohio Beef Expo – Beef Quality Assurance Training – March 15 (Friday) – Ohio Expo Center
Showring Excellence Seminar – April 13 (Saturday 9am – 4pm) – Hartford Fairgrounds
Granville Milling Company will again be hosting their Showring Excellence Seminar at the Hartford Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The program will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The day includes presentations on a variety of livestock subjects from experts from across the country, Quality Assurance training, live demos, a delicious lunch and door prizes! This opportunity is free to attendees, but you must RSVP by calling 740.587.0221 or visiting the Granville Milling Company website. For more information and a full list of presenters, click here. We hope you will take advantage of the great opportunity!
If you plan to show livestock in Junior classes at the Ohio State Fair, please be sure to read through the requirements brochure found here.
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: You must be enrolled in the 4-H project for that species in order to be eligible to show it at the Ohio State Fair, regardless of whether you can show that project at the Hartford Fair. Example: There are no breeding swine classes at the Hartford Fair, but if you wish to show in Junior Breeding Swine at the Ohio State Fair, you MUST be enrolled 140 Swine Breeding Project. If you do not enroll in this project, you would only be eligible to show in Open Swine Breeding classes. Please keep this in mind when choosing your projects for enrollment. You must also meet all the county requirements as well (enrolled by April 1st, attend a Quality Assurance Training by June 1st, be a member in good standing, etc).
If you have questions, please check with us prior to the April 1st enrollment deadline.
Youth taking livestock projects to the Hartford Fair are required to attend one Quality Assurance (QA) training each year and all members who are taking a horse project for the first time are required to attend one Horse Safety & Ethics (HS&E) training in 2019. The list of guidelines for who is required to take a QA or HS&E and scheduled training dates can be found here. All QA and HS&E trainings must be complete by June 1, 2019 to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair. A list of training dates for the county and other events can be found on the guidelines. Several state and other county QA trainings will also qualify, however, any training held after June 1 will not count toward Licking County 4-H and Hartford Fair eligibility.
The 2019 Fair Skillathon & Interview Judging Schedule is now available on the website. There have been some changes to some of the project areas, so please be sure to check your project’s time and location carefully. All members are encouraged to participate in the skilllathons at the fair. It’s a great way to show off what you know!
An updated list of general preventive health recommendations for those animals that will be shown at the Hartford Fair is now available on our website. If you plan to exhibit animals at the Hartford Fair, please review the document here.
Hartford Fair Market Steer / Heifer Weigh-In will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Grubb Arena on the Hartford Fairgrounds in Croton. Weigh-in will get underway at 9:00 a.m., and will conclude at noon.
Transportation instructions are as follows:
All trailers are asked to enter the fairgrounds through GATE C, proceed East toward Grubb Arena, circle Grubb on the SOUTH side (between Grubb and Horse Arena), pass behind the Sheep and Goat Barns to the East, and turn left to drive West – passing Grubb Arena on the North side. Trailers will then stop in front of Grubb to unload and load, then exit the fairgrounds through GATE C.
2019 State 4-H Animal Sciences (Livestock, Companion, and Small Animals) Event Calendar is now available on the Ohio 4-H website. It will be updated as needed. Please pay attention to the “Last Update” date to ensure you have the most recently updated copy.