STEM Project Showcase 2020

STEM Projects include: Woodworking, Science Fun, Electricity, Knots, Tractors, etc.

Bicycling for Fun

Henry Drewes, Beginners to Winners – Outstanding

Finishing Up (Woodworking)

Garrett Vance, Clover Clippers – Outstanding, Outstanding Overall STEM Project

Magic of Electricity

Ross Gerckens, Clover Clippers –

Making the Cut (Woodworking)

Colton Willing, Fairfield Rascals – Outstanding

Measuring Up (Woodworking)

Collin Willing, Fairfield Rascals – Outstanding

Ivy Lewis, Eager Achievers – Honorable Mention

Nailing it Together (Woodworking)

Trenton Vance, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Science Fun with Electricity

Olivia Buck, Mud Run Hustlers – Outstanding

Science Fun with Flight

Samual Haggy, Canaan Pathfinders – Outstanding

Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry

Gabriel Scholl, Gung Ho North – Outstanding

Starting Up: Getting to Know Your Tractor

Leah Stroup, Buckeye Rangers – Outstanding

Self Determined Project Showcase 2020

Self Determined Projects: Each year 4-H members use the Self-Determined Project Guide to explore a topic unavailable as a statewide project.

Self Determined Projects

Riley Cremeens, Fairfield Rascals – Honorable Mention

Andrew Dunkley, Prairie Raiders – Outstanding

Kenny Garverick, County Conservation Club – Honorable Mention

Christipher Kendall, Helping Hands Happy Hearts

Beverly Kinateder, Double L II – Outstanding, Outstanding Overall Self Determined Project

William Smith, Canaan Pathfinders – Honorable Mention

Garrett Vance, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Olivia Vance, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Calista Wallace, Double L II – Outstanding

Natural Resources Project Showcase 2020

Natural Resources Projects include: Woodworking, Beekeeping, Gardening, Shooting Sports, Explore the Outdoors, Geology, Fishing

Basic Archery

Parker Bates, Canaan Pathfinders – Honorable Mention


Luke Peart, Prairie Raiders – Outstanding, Overall Outstanding Natural Resources Project

Lily Beyer, Born in a Barn – Honorable Mention

Geology: Can You Dig It

Adelaide Barnhill, Canaan Pathfinders

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Colton Willing, Fairfield Rascals – Honorable Mention

Safe Use of Guns

Jacob Warren, Beginners to Winners – Outstanding


Leadership and Communication Project Showcase 2020

Leadership and Communication Projects include: Workplace Readiness, Discovering 4-H, Diversity, Public Speaking, Leadership Master

Am I Ready For Work

Tabitha Bartoe, Monroe Winners – Honorable Mention

Discovering 4-H

Michael Thomas, Helping Hands Happy Hearts

Diversity – The Source of Our Strength

Jacqui Lauer, County Conservation Club

Finding Your Voice – Public Speaking Made Easy

Tabitha Bartoe, Monroe Winners – Honorable Mention

Leadership Master

Tabitha Bartoe, Monroe Winners – Outstanding, Overall Outstanding Leadership and Communications Project

Home and Healthy Living Project Showcase

Home and Healthy Living Projects include: First Aid, Mental Health, Staying Healthy, Athletics, Home Decorating, etc.

First Aid in Action

Chloe Garrett, Eager Achievers – Honorable Mention

Keeping Fit

Madelyn Bartoe, Monroe Winners

Staying Healthy

Leah Stroup, Buckeye Rangers – Outstanding

Your First Home Away From Home

Tabitha Bartoe, Monroe Winners – Honorable Mention

Your Thoughts Matter – Navigating Mental Health

Jamie Davis, Prairie Raiders – Outstanding

Jacqui Lauer, County Conservation Club – Honorable Mention

You’re The Athlete

Hannah Green, Beginners to Winners – Honorable Mention


Food and Nutrition Project Showcase 2020

Food and Nutrition Projects: The Ohio 4-H Food and Nutrition program helps develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of nutrition, menu planning, safe food handling, kitchen equipment safety, consumer knowledge, fitness, meal and time management, and food and nutrition-related careers.

Global Gourmet

Jacqui Lauer, County Conservation Club

Grill Master

Kyle Clemmons, Country Bunch – Honorable Mention

Let’s Start Cooking

Cheyenne Willing, Fairfield Rascals – Honorable Mention

Makenzi Reed, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Chloe Garrett, Eager Achievers – Honorable Mention

Leah Roseberry, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Pathways to Culinary Success

Beverly Kinateder, Double L II – Honorable Mention

Snack Attack

Gabriel Scholl, Gung Ho North – Honorable Mention

Sports Nutrition: Ready Set Go

Ashley Ogg, Clover Clippers – Honorable Mention

Yeast Breads on the Rise

Emma Hostetler, Everything Under the Sun – Outstanding

Marissa Osterloh, Country Bunch – Outstanding

Clothing and Textiles Project Showcase 2020

Clothing and Textile Projects: The Ohio 4-H clothing program helps develop
knowledge, skills, and understanding about clothing
appearance, buymanship, and construction.

Clothes for High School

Victoria Cavallaro, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Clothing for Middle School

Taylor Golden, Hops and Flops – Outstanding

Sara Studebaker, Prairie Raiders – Outstanding

Aleithia Wilson, Town and Country Kids – Outstanding

Creative Costumes

Tabitha Bartoe, Monroe Winners – Honorable Mention

Designed by Me

Lily Studebaker, Prairie Raiders – Outstanding

Look Great for Less

Kate Slane, Buckeye Rangers – Outstanding


Sarah Green, Beginners to Winners – Outstanding

Sew Fun

Aayliah Hansen, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Sundresses and Jumpers

Riley Cremeens, Fairfield Rascals – Outstanding

Sophia Hicks, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Rachel Jackman, County Conservation Club – Outstanding

Terrific Tops

Lydia Roseberry, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Creative Arts Project Showcase

Creative Arts Projects include: Get Started in Art, Graphic Design, Cake Decorating, Writing, Collecting, Photography, Quilting, etc.


Cake Decorating

Lindsey Call, Mud Run Hustlers – Outstanding

Beverly Kinateder, Double L II – Outstanding

Taylor Golden, Hops and Flops – Honorable Mention

Hannah Green, Beginners to Winners – Outstanding

Mackenzie Moore, Hops and Flops – Honorable Mention

Jack Wethington, Mud Run Hustlers – Honorable Mention


Family History Treasure Hunt


Arcie Barnhill, Canaan Pathfinders – Outstanding


Focus on Photography

Rachel Jackman, County Conservation Club – Outstanding


Get Started in Art

Bridget Haggy, Canaan Pathfinders – Outstanding

Ella Hostetler, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Jacqueline Lauer, County Conservation Club

Alexander Vance, Clover Clippers – Outstanding

Natalie Winebrenner, Fairfield Rascals – Outstanding


My Favorite Things (Collecting)

Lily Asendorf, Eager Achievers – Outstanding

Noah Haggy, Canaan Pathfinders – Honorable Mention


Quilting the Best Better

Riley Cremeens, Fairfield Rascals – Outstanding


Seeing Through Graphic Design

Jacqueline Lauer, County Conservation Club

The Writer In You

Madelyn Bartoe, Monroe Winners – Outstanding

Alexander Kendall, Helping Hands Happy Hearts – Honorable Mention

Jacqueline Lauer, County Conservation Club

Sarah Lee, LFS Riders – Outstanding


You Can Quilt

Rachel Jackman, County Conservation Club – Outstanding

Julianna Dunkley, Prairie Raiders – Honorable Mention




Pre-Fair July Newsletter

Greetings 4-H Families!

We have been faced with so many changes with our lives this spring and summer, and 4-H and the fair has been no different! Please review this Pre-Fair/July 4-H News letter thoroughly for information and updates for the fair, which is just a short 10 days!

Please contact our office at 740-852-0975 or email with any questions. Specific fair questions can be directed to the and Jr. Fair Sales questions can be emailed to

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate through these changes.

Yours in 4-H,

Frances Nicol

Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development.

In this issue:

  • Jr. Fair Letter for 2020 Changes
  • Jr. Fair Schedule
  • Check In Paper Work Information
  • Buyer Poster Contest
  • Livestock Virtual Sale Information
  • Special Interest Project Judging Information and Award Pick Up
  • Premium Voucher Process and Farm Bureau T-Shirts
  • Extension Office Opening Updates
  • In-Person 4-H Events Update and Guidelines
  • Other County and State 4-H Updates


Please read all of the information below as there are many changes for 2020.

Letter from Jr. Fair Summarizing 2020 Changes

This letter was sent via email in 4-H Online and posted on social media throughout June. Please review again and let us know if there are any questions: Madison County Jr. Fair 2020 COVID-19 Update

Special Notes:

  • Complete grooming for all species is allowed this year (changed since the letter)
  • $3 premium vouchers can be picked up during special interest judging for non-livestock exhibitors (July 11 8am-12pm), or from 8am-10am Sunday-Friday, 4-6pm on Tuesday, and 2-4pm on Thursday (see schedule for all times) @ the Jr. Fair Board Office (outside of garage door)
  • Animals will move in on the day of their show (except Swine). Check the schedule below for all times for arrival and dismissal for each species.

2020 Jr. Fair Schedule

Click here to download and print the Jr. Fair Schedule for 2020: Madison County Jr. Fair Schedule



Check In Paperwork Pick Up

All livestock check in paperwork (DUNF forms, affidavit forms for swine, etc.) MUST be picked up at the Madison County Senior Fair Office (in Coughlin Building) prior to fair and ready to turn in at check in for your species.

Office hours for Senior Fair Board:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Thank Your 2019 Buyer Poster Submission

While there is no Poster Contest, we encourage all youth exhibitors to thank for 2019 livestock buyer! Create a poster (digital or on poster board) and submit the photo to by July 10!

All poster submissions will be compiled into a video display during fair week!






Livestock Virtual Sale Information

Exhibitors will need to submit information ASAP for the sale if they plan to sell their market animal in the premium sale.

  • The Livestock Sale will be held completely online for 2020 via Breeders World
  • All exhibitors must fill out a form (link below) with a short bio and a photo to upload with show clothes and animal posed as if they were being shown. If you do not submit any information, the Madison County Fair logo will be used and exhibitors will still be able to sell on the online platform. Awards won in the show will be automatically included for the exhibitor.
  • Please complete this form by Friday, July 3.  

Sale information

  • Dates: Saturday, July 18 at 9am through Sunday, July 19 at 6pm
  • Held online only at Breeders World (
  • Premium sale bids and boosts/add-ons can only be done online
  • Any boosts/add ons can be added until Friday, July 24th at 6pm
  • There is a Racehorse-style close to the auction, meaning the auction end time will extend as long as new bids are being made
  • SALE ORDER (order of appearance on the website): Goat, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbit, Market Beef, Dairy, Swine

*Individuals need to declare at check in if market animals are going on the truck to packer.

*For 2020 only, you can take them home and still go through the premium sale

Questions? Contact the Jr. Fair Sale Committee at

Special Interest Project Judging Information 

All non-livestock judging for those participating in fair judging will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 8:00am-12:30pm in the Equine Arena. All times will be assigned for each youth project. No exceptions!

All participants registered will receive a letter via email with their assigned time for judging and any additional information. Please review the Madison County Special Interest Judging Booklet thoroughly for information on project judging and health guidelines. It is expected that all 4-H members, volunteers, and families follow the guidelines provided.

Be sure to review the Project Guidelines and what is required for your project.

All awards given will be annouced virtually by Monday, July 13. Awards can be picked up at the extension office from 2:00-4:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday of fair week or by appointment only.

Ractopamine reminder for Swine Project:

Swine Exhibitors: Please review the following letter from the Senior Fair Board regarding the use of Ractopamine at the 2020 Madison County Fair: Ractopamine Guidelines

The affidavit should be filled out and brought to swine check in and move in

For more information about going Ractopamine-Free and a copy of the affidavit is available at

For other updates and information about swine projects in Madison County, click here:

Premium Voucher Process and Farm Bureau T-Shirts

Madison County Farm Bureau ha FREE t-shirts for all Jr. Fair exhibitors! They will be available for pick up during premium voucher pick up times each day. See the photo for the sponsors that made it possible!

Voucher pick up will be outside of the Jr. Fair Board office:

  • Sunday-Friday, 8am-10am
  • Tuesday from 4-6pm (for Swine)
  • Thursday from 2-4pm (for Alpaca)
  • *Non livestock youth will receive their premium at check in on July 11

Please plan to come during your show days. All premiums are $3 based on your member in good standing status. Each exhibitor will receive one premium per project exhibited at the fair (i.e. 1 for breeding and 1 for market, not 1 for each class entry/animal).


OSU Extension Office Opening

The Madison County Extension Office is now open to the public! We are open Monday for open hours (no appointment needed) from 7:30am-4:00pm and Tuesday-Friday by appointment only. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

*The Madison County Extension Office is closed Friday, July 3 to observe Independence Day





In-Person 4-H Meeting Update

We’re happy to share we’ve received approval from Ohio State University leadership to resume in-person 4-H club meetings and activities starting immediately. This is welcome news for our 3,039 Ohio 4-H clubs across the state. Ohio 4-H clubs that choose to begin meeting in-person must follow the guidelines listed below to promote the health and safety of our 4-H community, as we face the challenge of COVID-19.

Clubs choosing to meet in-person should provide virtual connection options for members who have that preference. Please note that in-person 4-H club meetings, activities and other events may be suspended at any time if local, state, federal, and/or university authorities issue new restrictions. 4-H meetings and activities can only be held in person if Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events guidelines can be followed.

The Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events guidelines provide expectations for all members, volunteers, and their families while participating in 4-H club meetings and activities. County and Independent Fairs work closely with Ohio 4-H / The Ohio State University, but are separate entities and follow different guidance. When 4-H members and volunteers participate in Junior Fair animal activities, they follow guidance from these local partners, as Ag Societies have the responsibility for the Junior Fair. 4-H non-livestock project judging that takes place during the fair is conducted by OSU Extension and must follow Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events guidance.

The Madison County OSU Extension office is open to the public on Monday’s, 7:30am-4:00pm, and by appointment only Tuesday-Friday. We will continue to send information to you via 4-H Online emails and social media. You will also find the guidelines, a tip sheet and resources at Ohio 4-H teen leaders are developing video tutorials to assist educating club members on the in-person meeting expectations and will share those as they are available. When possible, we encourage OSU Extension programs, meetings, and events to meet virtually.


Click here for the full 2020 4-H Calendar

July 1 – Green Range 4-H Scholarship Applications due

July 3 – Extension Office Closed; Independence Day Observed

July 11 – Madison County Special Interest Judging – 8:00am-12:30pm (see assigned judging times sent directly to exhibitors and advisors)

July 12-18 – Madison County Jr. Fair (Click here for full schedule)

August 3 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:30pm


Be sure to check for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!

Ohio 4-H Project Showcase!

This summer we invite 4-H members in good standing to submit a photo of themselves with their 4-H project for display in an online project showcase. You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate.

Here’s more:

  • Select your favorite project – one per person
  • Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
  • Photos will be display after September 8 at

Submit your photos by August 15 at Questions? Contact Sarah Longo at

Ohio Youth Livestock Expo

The Ohio Youth Livestock Expo is being hosted July 25-August 18 by a group of volunteers with shows for beef, sheep, swine, and boer goats. The Expo is perfect for junior exhibitors who are looking for a state-wide, competitive show for their livestock projects.

For full details, schedule, eligibility, and entry information, go to Entries are due July 10

Ohio Youth Skillathons

We encourage all youth to test their project knowledge and participate in the virtual statewide skillathons!

Dates/times, rules, and registration for Ohio Youth Skillathons are now online at:

Registration is due by JULY 15th, 2020.

  • Register by visiting:
  • All exhibitors with need an email address specific to that exhibitor that can be used as your log-in credential (this is also where the first-time registration will be).

2020 Livestock Quality Assurance Update

To: Livestock Exhibitors:

All market and breeding livestock, rabbits, and poultry must participate in Quality Assurance each year to participate in exhibition with their animal, per ODA and Ohio Revised Code

For a printable copy of this information, click here.

You have 3 options for Quality Assurance in 2020: (in order of preference). Any of the above options must be completed by July 1st, 2020

  1. Register for one of 9 virtual QA sessions with Madison County
  2. For $12, complete the online YQCA module on your own time prior to fair (Please email your certificate to to verify completion)
  3. Schedule an online 3 year test out option with Frances (for ages 12 and up only)


To register for a virtual Quality Assurance session, review the information below:

  1. Fill out this survey link FOR EACH YOUTH you are registering: (You MUST pre-register at least 48 hours before the session)
  2. Register youth for one of the sessions listed. Each session will be limited to a certain number of participants to ensure a quality connection.
    1. Session 1: Tuesday, April 28, 3:00-4:00pm
    2. Session 2: Tuesday, May 5, 5:00-6:00pm
    3. Session 3: Monday, May 11, 2:00-3:00pm
    4. Session 4: Wednesday, May 20, 5:00-6:00pm
    5. Session 5: Thursday, May 28, 4:00-5:00pm
    6. Session 6: Thursday, June 11, 6:00-7:00pm
    7. Session 7: Sunday, June 14, 4:00-5:00pm
    8. Session 8: Tuesday, June 23, 6:00-7:00pm
    9. Session 9: Thursday, June 25, 5:00-6:00pm
  3. After registration is completed, you will receive an email confirmation with more information and the Zoom link to join virtually for the session you selected.
  4. If you need to register additional youth in your household, complete the survey again for each youth (NOTE: if you live together, you can all join with the same device as long as everyone can see the screen easily)

Additional Notes:

  • Attendance will be taken during the call. Youth will receive confirmation of completion.
  • Any youth under the age of 16 must have a parent/guardian attend the training. It is always recommended that one parent/guardian attend training regardless of youth age.
  • Do NOT send your link to another family to use. They must register themselves.
  • It is preferred to join via phone, tablet, or computer that has video capability for maximum participation. If this is a challenge, please contact Frances to join via a regular phone call and to receive a copy of the materials to follow along with.
  • No recordings will be available. You must attend during the times provided. If you cannot attend any of the 9 times offered, contact Frances or consider one of the other QA options.

*IF YOUR YOUTH NEEDS ACCOMODATIONS, such as a copy of the materials, individual instruction, etc., please contact Frances at in advance to set up a plan.

*IF YOU HAVE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY ISSUES/POOR VIDEO QUALITY, please contact Frances at to join via a phone call and receive a copy of the materials to follow along with.

If you have any questions, contact Frances at or call 740-852-0975, or call her direct line at 740-956-5048!