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 4-H/FFA Dairy Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00am at the Hupp Dairy Farm in Croton. During this event, the Licking County 4-H Junior and Senior Dairy Judging Teams will be selected to compete in the 2019 State Dairy Judging Contest. Youth ages 8 and in third grade through 18 (as of 1/1/19) are encouraged to participate.
There will also be a Dairy & Dairy Feeder Quality Assurance training the same day at noon in the Babcock Building on the Hartford Fairgrounds.
The final Quality Assurance and Horse Safety and Ethics Training will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Licking Valley High School.
Hartford Fair ID photos will be taken from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
All members taking livestock projects must complete a Quality Assurance Training by June 1st each year. If you are unable to make this final training, please call our office at 740-670-5315 for options on out of county trainings.
There are three Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics trainings left for 2018 in Licking County. All Quality Assurance or Horse Safety & Ethics training must be completed by June 1, 2018 in order to show at the Hartford Fair. Quality Assurance information can be found here: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/LivestockResources/2018HartfordFairQAGuidelines.pdf
QA Programs Still Available:
Monday, May 7, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ OSUN/COTC Founder’s Hall
Saturday, May 12, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ OSUN/COTC Founder’s Hall
Thursday, May 24, 2018 ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ Licking Valley High School
If you need to have your picture taken for fair IDs (all new members/advisors and all members/advisors with last names beginning with letters N-Z), photos will be taken from 5:30-6:30 p.m. only. Hartford Fair ID photo information can be found here: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/HartfordFair/2018HFPhotoIDBadgeInfo.pdf
Who needs to have a picture taken this year?
All new Exhibitors and Advisors
All Exhibitors and Advisors with last name beginning with N thru Z.
Who does not need a new picture taken this year?
If your last name begins with A thru M and you had a 2017 ID Photo Badge. A new badge will be issued with last year’s photo.
Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2018. Advisor badges will be issued from the Sr. Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Jr. Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center starting @ noon Thursday, August 2nd. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be retained if presented.
The dates and times for photo sessions will be as follows:
Please remember that members who take livestock projects must attend a Livestock Quality Assurance Training each year in order to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair. All 4-H Horse Project members must take a Horse Safety & Ethics training their first year of enrolling in a horse project. The following dates are still available for members to attend in Licking County. There are also several state and out-of-county opportunities for members to attend. Licking County members must have completed this training by June 1st.
March 14th ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall
April 10th ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ Northridge High School
April 26th ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ Utica High School
May 7th ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall
May 12th ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall
May 24th ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ Licking Valley High School
For more details on Junior Fair Quality Assurance information and for a full list of eligible events, please visit:https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/LivestockResources/2018HartfordFairQAGuidelines.pdf