Any Hartford Fair youth exhibitor who has not attended one approved Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance training will be ineligible to exhibit livestock (in the areas requiring QA training) during the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair if they are unable to complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2020.
All youth enrolling in a horse project for the first time during 2020 will be required to attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Program. This program is also required of all advisors who will be working with horse projects for the first time during the coming year. Each member is required to have a parent / guardian attend with them. both, the youth member and parent / guardian will be required to sign in upon attend. Youth are not eligible to show in 4-H sponsored shows (youth 4-H shows / Hartford Fair / Ohio State Fair) until this training requirement has been met. Horse Safety & Ethics programs are offered at the same time and location as livestock quality assurance programs.
All QA requirements must be met by June 1. Please contact the Licking County OSU Extension office at 740-670-5315 for a list of out of county QA program dates and times contact phone numbers that you can attend in order to exhibit livestock/equine projects at the Hartford Junior Fair.
The OSU Junior Swine Day will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at both OSU Columbus and Wooster. Both programs will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm that day. Cost is $15 per person and all participants must be registered online by March 20, 2020 in order to attend. No registrations will be accepted the day of the event. Space is limited, so please register early. There will be a Quality Assurance training as part of this program. For more information, or to register, please visit: go.osu.edu/OSUJRSDay.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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