REMINDER: Please Sign Up for a Quality Assurance Training

Licking County 4-H / FFA 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 2021. 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.

As you plan to complete your QA requirement in 2021, 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 tested out last year (ages 15-18, passed test), which covers your requirement for this year.
  • …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 2020, that meets 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/QASignUp2021, and complete the registration form, at which time you’ll choose your preferred session. Please notice that all sessions are species-specific, and all but two sessions are offered in the evening. Make your selection carefully… Sessions will fill to a capacity of 50 families on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll receive an email confirmation right away (within 1-2 minutes), then the zoom link and handouts will come approximately 24 hours in advance of your training. If you DON’T RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) right away – either your email address is blocking our emails OR you typed your email address incorrectly. You can view complete information pertaining to Quality Assurance requirements for 2021, as well as the complete list of dates, online at https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/QualityAssurance/2021%20Hartford%20Fair%20QA%20Guidelines.pdf.

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 https://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 bottom of the page, in a downloadable form. 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 s separate link on  the same login page.  Upon completion of certification, you need to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu to notify Lisa 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 2021 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. (Note: YQCA is not intended for use by adult 4-H / FFA advisors).

TEST OUT…

If you tested out in 2021 as a age 15-18 member, we have record of your test and you will automatically receive credit for this year.

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.

It’s time to get signed up for Skillathon!

While Skillathon stations will not be offered in person during the Hartford Fair this year, we ask that you register for the State Skillathons – as we will use those contest scores to recognize Hartford Fair exhibitors during the fair! All youth who intend to complete a skillathon must register online by July 15th, with species skillathons being held on the designated dates / times listed below (all will be completed prior to the Hartford Fair)…

Skillathon Dates (pre-registration required by July 15th):

  • Horse Skillathon:               Thursday, 7/23/2020                      10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Goat Skillathon:                 Friday, 7/24/2020                            10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Dairy Skillathon:                Saturday, 7/25/2020                       10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sheep Skillathon:              Wednesday, 7/29/2020                 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Dog Skillathon:                  Monday, 8/3/2020                          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Poultry Skillathon:            Tuesday, 8/4/2020                          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Swine Skillathon:               Wednesday, 8/5/2020                   10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Beef Skillathon:                 Thursday, 8/6/2020                        10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Rabbit Skillathon:              Friday, 8/7/2020                               10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

How to Register:

  • Registration is due by JULY 15, 2020.
  • Please register by visiting: www.go.osu.edu/skillathonregistration
  • Please answer all of the survey prompts.
  • All exhibitors with need an email address specific to that exhibitor that can be used as your log-in credential (this is also where the first-time registration will be).
    • For example, a family with 3 children participating must have a unique email address for each child.
    • School email addresses are discouraged, as we have found that some school email systems block external emails generated by the Scarlet site.
    • If the child completed the 2020 QA Test-Out on Scarlet in May, please feel free to use their same email address, as they will already have an account…
  • If you have any questions, please contact 4hanimalscience@osu.edu.

Skillathon Rules:

  • All Skillathons are open to any Ohio 4-H member, age 8 and in the 3rd grade, or 9 years old and older regardless of grade level, to age 18 as of January 1, 2020, and FFA members.
  • You do not have to exhibit a particular species to participate in that species Skillathon.
  • Any specific rules for an individual species will be outlined on the testing site.
  • Skillathons will be delivered through Scarlet, a university-approved distance learning site. You must have access to a mobile device or computer with ability to access the internet.
  • Even though the Skillathons are online this year, each Skillathon must be taken by the youth only without assistance from family or friends.
  • There will be 4 stations in each Skillathon that will make up 4 separate, timed modules. Each station will have a time limit (typically 5 minutes per station).
  • If your child requires any testing accommodations, please contact us in advance at 4hanimalscience@osu.edu and we will work with you to make accommodation arrangements.
  • Results will be posted for each age category, age division, and overall after the Skillathon is completed. Participants will receive an email with a link to view the results.

Plans are incomplete at this time regarding whether or not livestock project books will be collected and graded, or project interviews held, during the Hartford Fair – and it may indeed vary by species. Additional details will be shared once more information is known.

4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) Applications Available

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2020.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 8 or July 14)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired.  TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair.  Their term is September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021.  Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu), Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu) or Frances (nicol.115@osu.edu)

Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs

The first of six Licking County Quality Assurance Trainings and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Ohio State Newark Campus in Founders Hall starting at 6:30pm.

All youth planning to exhibit livestock at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020 must complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2020. Any youth not meeting this requirement will be ineligible to exhibit livestock this year. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Hartford Fair Quality Assurance Guidelines.

Any youth who is enrolled in a horse project for the first time is required to attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Program in order to show at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020. They must complete a Horse Safety & Ethics Program by June 1, 2020. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend with the member. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Horse Safety & Ethics Program Guidelines.

Any youth or advisors needing their photo taken for the Hartford Fair photo IDs may do so between 5:30-6:30pm.

 

Members who need to have their photo taken:

  • All new exhibitors and ALL advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have their photo taken in 2020)
  • All 2020 exhibitors with last names beginning with N thru Z (even years).

 

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.

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