LAST CHANCE: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Deadline – JUNE 1ST

Hartford Fair Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors! This is your reminder that you must complete a Quality Assurance Training by June 1st. If you have not met this requirement, please make sure you have plans to complete this requirement before midnight on June 1st or you will no longer be eligible to show in any junior fair livestock classes at either the Hartford Fair or the Ohio State Fair. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

  • If the 4-H member has DROPPED THE PROJECT, please just let us know and we will remove it from their enrollment record – and that will take them off the list to attend a QA training.
  • If you ALREADY COMPLETED A TRAINING, and our records are incorrect, please reach out to Lisa so that we can make that correction. Simply provide details regarding the training date / location that you attended, and we will work to verify that attendance.
  • If you STILL NEED TO ATTEND a Livestock Quality Assurance training, you have TWO OPTIONS:
    • OPTION #1 – Attend Quality Assurance training being held in another county… Delaware County will offer trainings May 28th and May 30th. There are additional counties that will also be offering trainings in the upcoming days, but you will need to seek those out yourself. You are responsible for reaching out to their respective Extension Offices in order to verify time, location, etc.
    • Option #2 – YQCA National Training ($12 per person). You must follow the instructions posted online at https://yqcaprogram.org, complete payment, and then they will grant you access to the training modules and exam. If you would appreciate step-by-step instructions, please know that you can find those on our website HERE. This training can be completed any time of day, until June 1st at 11:59 p.m.  Once complete, please forward a copy of your certificate to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. Please note that it is critical that you forward a copy of your certificate of completion, as we not be notified in any other way that you have completed the training.  A Piece of Advice: The training and exam must be completed prior to 11:59 p.m. on June 1st, not just be underway. When your training is complete, your certificate is date and time – stamped in the system… Please don’t wait until the last minute to attempt this training – it takes approximately an hour to complete the training, and the payment process takes time in advance of you being granted access to start the training (sometimes as much as 24 hours).

Please be sure that you have a plan in place for completing this requirement and that you communicate with us once it has been completed.

Livestock Quality Assurance Training DUE JUNE 1

Hartford Fair Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors! This is your reminder that you must complete a Quality Assurance Training by June 1st. If you have not met this requirement, please make sure you have plans to complete this requirement before midnight on June 1st or you will no longer be eligible to show in any junior fair livestock classes at either the Hartford Fair or the Ohio State Fair. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

  • If the 4-H member has DROPPED THE PROJECT, please just let us know and we will remove it from their enrollment record – and that will take them off the list to attend a QA training.
  • If you ALREADY COMPLETED A TRAINING, and our records are incorrect, please reach out to Lisa so that we can make that correction. Simply provide details regarding the training date / location that you attended, and we will work to verify that attendance.
  • If you STILL NEED TO ATTEND a Livestock Quality Assurance training, you have TWO OPTIONS:
    • OPTION #1 – Attend Quality Assurance training being held in another county… Delaware County will offer trainings May 28th and May 30th. There are additional counties that will also be offering trainings in the upcoming days, but you will need to seek those out yourself. You are responsible for reaching out to their respective Extension Offices in order to verify time, location, etc.
    • Option #2 – YQCA National Training ($12 per person). You must follow the instructions posted online at https://yqcaprogram.org, complete payment, and then they will grant you access to the training modules and exam. If you would appreciate step-by-step instructions, please know that you can find those on our website HERE. This training can be completed any time of day, until June 1st at 11:59 p.m.  Once complete, please forward a copy of your certificate to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. Please note that it is critical that you forward a copy of your certificate of completion, as we not be notified in any other way that you have completed the training.  A Piece of Advice: The training and exam must be completed prior to 11:59 p.m. on June 1st, not just be underway. When your training is complete, your certificate is date and time – stamped in the system… Please don’t wait until the last minute to attempt this training – it takes approximately an hour to complete the training, and the payment process takes time in advance of you being granted access to start the training (sometimes as much as 24 hours).

Please be sure that you have a plan in place for completing this requirement and that you communicate with us once it has been completed.

2024 Hartford Fair Entry Information

All Hartford Fair entries must be completed through the FairEntry portal again this year. The portal will open on Sunday, June 19, 2024. Please follow the Hartford Fair Entry Instructions when making your entries. Entry deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024.

Please note:

  • The Hartford Fair Entry Portal can be found by visiting: http://hartfordfair.fairentry.com
  • Please be sure to review the Hartford Fair Premium Book to ensure you know which Classes and Lots you will be making entries for before you start that process.
  • All 4-H families must use their 4-HOnline Credentials to log into FairEntry. If a member creates a new account in FairEntry, they will be unable to make entries in Junior Fair Departments as those departments require them to be enrolled in the appropriate 4-H project in order to make entries.
  • All FFA members making entries in livestock departments will submit their own entries this year. Those entering projects in the FFA Building will do so through their advisor.
  • Please make sure that you add all entries to each exhibitor in your family before you submit the entries and continue to the payment portal.
  • NEW FOR 2024: All youth planning to participate in Showmanship MUST make an entry for their Showmanship class. Even if a member isn’t sure about whether they want to do Showmanship or not, they should go ahead and make an entry for it.

Photo IDs

Both Junior Fair Exhibitors and Advisors must submit a photo for their fair ID. Photos must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Please ensure that all Junior Fair Exhibitors submit their photo through the link for YOUTH ID while the advisors should submit their photo through the ADULT ID link. Please ensure your photo meets the requirements listed. The fair ID will be used for gate admission as well as collecting premiums from the Premium Bank. Submit your photos here: https://www.hartfordfair.com/exhibitor

LAST CHANCE: Market Hog IDs Due May 15

All Market Hogs intended to be shown at the Hartford Fair MUST UPLOAD TWO PHOTOS in to FairEntry by no later than May 15th. One photo must be a side view of the animal, while the second should be a front view with ear notches or ear tag visible. Instructions are provide online, along with sample photos. You can find this information on the Hartford Fair website, on the Livestock Information tab. https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-Breeding-Beef-AND-Market-Hog-ID-Instructions.pdf At the time of uploading photos, additional information such as identification number (ear notch or tag number), barrow or gilt, and animal markings description will be needed…

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Requirements Summary

We’ve had lots of questions recently about possession dates, tagging/banding/tattooing dates, and requirements for livestock projects. Please be sure that you review the 2024 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Requirements Summary. This document has all of the pertinent dates and information for all livestock projects. Please review it carefully to ensure you know all deadlines and requirements for your livestock project.

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings

Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Trainings for 2024 are in full swing! Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to show in 2024. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2024.

Our next program will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Utica High School.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2024. We will have a process similar to last year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.

REMINDER: Market Hog IDs Due May 15

All Market Hogs intended to be shown at the Hartford Fair MUST UPLOAD TWO PHOTOS in to FairEntry by no later than May 15th. One photo must be a side view of the animal, while the second should be a front view with ear notches or ear tag visible. Instructions are provide online, along with sample photos. You can find this information on the Hartford Fair website, on the Livestock Information tab. https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-Breeding-Beef-AND-Market-Hog-ID-Instructions.pdf At the time of uploading photos, additional information such as identification number (ear notch or tag number), barrow or gilt, and animal markings description will be needed…

Market Hog IDs Due May 15

All Market Hogs intended to be shown at the Hartford Fair MUST UPLOAD TWO PHOTOS in to FairEntry by no later than May 15th. One photo must be a side view of the animal, while the second should be a front view with ear notches or ear tag visible. Instructions are provide online, along with sample photos. You can find this information on the Hartford Fair website, on the Livestock Information tab. https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-Breeding-Beef-AND-Market-Hog-ID-Instructions.pdf At the time of uploading photos, additional information such as identification number (ear notch or tag number), barrow or gilt, and animal markings description will be needed…

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings

Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Trainings for 2024 are in full swing! Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to show in 2024. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2024.

Our next program will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Utica High School.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2024. We will have a process similar to last year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.

Quality Assurance Program at Licking Valley High School Rescheduled

The Quality Assurance Program at Licking Valley High School that was cancelled due to weather has been rescheduled for Friday, May 17, 2024 at 6:30pm. Please remember that all livestock members must attend a Quality Assurance Program by June 1st in order to be eligible to show their project. Including this rescheduled program there are four programs upcoming in Licking County.