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!
Do you have youth who are interested in being on the Ohio 4-H State Skillathon Team?
There will be an information session on January 20th, 2019 (2:00 – 4:00 PM) located at the Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210) for those interested in an opportunity to be chosen to represent Ohio during the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest in Louisville in November.
We encourage everyone who is interested to attend the January session to ask any questions, etc. If you could please RSVP to Elizabeth Share (contact information below) with your intentions to be at the first session on Sunday, January 20th it would be appreciated. Please respond by January 16th, 2019.
Starting in January, practice sessions will be conducted to work on individual and team activities on Sunday afternoons (2:00 – 4:00 PM) located at the Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210).
• Sunday, January 20th (informational, parents are welcome to attend)
• Sunday, February 17th
• Sunday, March 17th
• Sunday, April 14th
• Sunday, May 19th
• July – OSF skillathons
• Sunday, August 18th
• Sunday, September 8th
• Sunday, September 22nd (Mock Contest and selection of team)
• Additional practices in Oct/Nov for team members
The practices in Sept/Oct/Nov are mandatory and you must be able to attend the mock contest to be eligible for the team.
Elizabeth Share, MS
Extension Specialist, 4-H/Youth Development
Best of luck to all of our members competing at with their projects at the Ohio State Fair! We will have members competing with livestock, equine, canine and still projects at the Ohio State Fair this year. We are so proud of all of our members.
For canine and still project results, please go to: https://ohio4h.org/ohiostatefair/2018-results. Results should be posted by 11 am the day following the judging. Click on the judging day to see the list of results for that day.
For livestock and equine results, please go to: https://ohiostatefair.com/competition-results/
The 2018 Ohio State Fair 4-H app is now available at the iOS store and in the Google Play store. This app contains the 4-H non-livestock schedule, schedule for livestock skill-a-thons, maps, a survey and a listing of non-livestock donors. Users will be able to search for results from 4-H non-livestock events.
4-H and FFA youth can show what they know about 9 different animal species through 10 skillathon events during the Ohio State Fair (see the schedule below). Skillathons are free, registration is the day of the event (an adult must accompany the youth), youth can come anytime between the hours listed, and youth do not have to be a state fair exhibitor or be enrolled in an animal project in order to complete. Youth vying for the Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) award for goat, sheep, poultry, swine, and beef must participate in the Skillathon, showmanship, and live animal show in order to qualify. Rules, study resources (including the station topics for each species), and other information are available at: go.osu.edu/osfskillathons
|Friday, 7/20 from Noon-5:00pm||GOAT SKILLATHON||Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)|
|Tuesday, 7/24 from 9:00am-2:00pm||SHEEP SKILLATHON||Brown Arena Wool Room|
|Wednesday, 7/25 from 9:00am-2:00pm||HORSE SKILLATHON||Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)|
|Thursday, 7/26 from 3:00-6:30pm||DAIRY SKILLATHON 1||Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)|
|Tuesday, 7/31 from 9:00am-3:00pm||DOG SKILLATHON||Buckeye Sports Center (north end)|
|Wednesday, 8/1 from 1:30-5:00pm||DAIRY SKILLATHON 2||Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)|
|Wednesday, 8/1 from 4:00-7:30pm||POULTRY SKILLATHON||Rabbit/Poultry Pavilion|
|Thursday, 8/2 from 8:00am-1:00pm||SWINE SKILLATHON||Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)|
|Thursday, 8/2 from 4:00-7:00pm||BEEF SKILLATHON||Voinovich Livestock Center Mezzanine (2nd floor)|
|Friday, 8/3 from 8am-Noon||RABBIT SKILLATHON||Rabbit/Poultry Pavilion|