Final Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Training!

The final Licking County Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Program will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Licking Valley High School. The program will begin at 6:30pm. If you have not completed your Quality Assurance Training Requirement, this will be your last option to do so in Licking County. There are additional options outside of Licking County that meet the June 1st deadline. If you are not able to come to the May 23rd Quality Assurance, please call our office at 740-670-5315 for out of county options.

Guidelines and a listing of the projects that require completion of a Quality Assurance Training can be found here.

Members taking a horse project for the first year must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics program to be eligible to show. The May 23rd Horse Safety & Ethics program listed above is the final option that meets those requirements for 2019.

If your child is no longer taking a livestock or horse project, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have the project(s) removed from the member’s enrollment.

If you need to have your picture taken for the Hartford Fair Photo IDs, representatives from the fair will be taking photos from 5:00-6:30pm. They will be starting earlier than normal in order to ensure they are able to get everyone’s picture taken before the program starts. Please come early enough to get your picture taken before the program starts.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THOSE WHO DON’T COMPLETE THE QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS BY JUNE 1 EACH YEAR.

Many Important Things Happening on May 4th!

Many important events will take place on May 4, 2019.  Please check the list below to make sure that you are where you need to be if any of these events apply to you:

  • Market Lamb Tagging – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Hartford Fairgrounds). Up to 6 lambs may be tagged at that time. Fee: $3/animal
  • Turkey Banding – 10a.m.-2p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Breeding Poultry Banding – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Breeding Rabbits Registration/Tattooing – Sr. Rabbits – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Intro to Food & Clothing Projects Workshop – 10 a.m.-noon. Licking County Extension Office. RSVP by April 29th at 740.670.5315

REMINDER FOR RABBITS/POULTRY: If the Exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to the appropriate registration; the Exhibitor is required to send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice must be received by end of business day the day prior to registration. The email must contain the exhibitor’s name, 4-H Club, phone number and project information. Emails regarding projects received the day of registration or after are not eligible.

REMINDER: Meat Chicken and Duck Orders Due!

If you would like to order Meat Chickens or Meat Ducks to show at the Hartford Fair, orders are due to the Extension Office by Friday, May 3, 2019. Meat chicken order forms can be found here and are $31.00 for a set of 25. Meat duck order forms can be found here and are $15.00 for a set of 5. Members from the same family may share a set if they prefer, otherwise each member should purchase their own set.

Tentative Pick-up Dates:

Duck: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Hartford Fairgrounds

Chicken: Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Hartford Fairgrounds

Rabbit and Poultry Hartford Independent Fair Registrations

Important Dates:

Senior Breeding Rabbit Registration

Market Turkeys, Layers and Fancy Poultry Banding:

First Saturday in May

May 4, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

Junior Breeding and Market Rabbit Registration

Market Poultry Banding:

2nd Saturday in July

July 13, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

The Licking County Rabbit and Poultry Committee will have individuals available to Tattoo rabbits $1.00 per animal and band/blood test poultry $1.00 per project.

ALL rabbit or poultry projects to be exhibited are required to be brought to the fairgrounds by the exhibitor or a representative for the exhibitor on the designated date above.

NEW Process for Scheduling Conflicts:

If the Exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to the appropriate registration; the Exhibitor is required to send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice must be received by end of business day the day prior to registration. The email must contain the exhibitor’s name, 4-H Club, phone number and project information. Emails regarding projects received the day of registration or after are not eligible.

Pullorum Testing Classes

The Ohio Poultry Association (official state agency, NPIP) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture are combining efforts to organize Pullorum-Fowl Typhoid plate agglutination tester training classes. Whether your certification is due to expire or you have expressed interest in becoming a newly certified Pullorum tester, we are inviting you to participate in the training program.
You must be 18 years of age to become a certified tester.
There is a charge of $50 per student to offset program costs. There is an additional $5 fee for first time participants. Your certification is valid for 5 years. If your certification is due to expire in 2019, you will need to attend this training to maintain certification. If this is your first time being certified, you will physically test a bird.
A BIRD WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU. DO NOT BRING ANY POULTRY TO THE CLASS.
Each person needs to please bring a lawn chair to class as chairs may not be provided.
Information on times and locations of classes as well as registration materials can be found here.

Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs Start This Week!

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

 

2019 Youth Poultry Clinic

The 2019 Youth Poultry Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at The Ohio State University ATI in Wooster. Topics for the day include: Avian Anatomy (Necropsy), Poultry Products/Processing, Broiler Selection, Quality Assurance, Housing, Waterfowl, Backyard Biosecurity, Digestive Health, Q & A Corner. Information and registration form can be found here.