May 29 Update

Greetings 4-H Families!

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Dewine released guidelines on county fairs. You can view them here: Around the state, families are asking “What happens now? and “What does this mean for our fair?” The decision-making processes in the days that follow will be difficult for everyone involved, no matter the outcome. There are a variety of factors at play that make it important to have the opportunity to make decisions locally – short and long term financial implications, ability to adhere to current guidelines that frequently change, and even the layout of the fairgrounds.

You may have heard by now that 4-H Educator Trevor Tom has made the decision to return to classroom teaching in the Franklin Local School District this fall. Please join me in thanking Trevor for the time he spent with OSU Extension, helping us explore and conduct programming that expand the definition of 4-H. Trevor plans to continue volunteering for and supporting our program!

Be safe and be well!


Junior Fair Stall Sheets/Entry Forms 

  • I’m receiving several questions about when stall sheets will be available to download. As a reminder from our update on May 8 – for 2020, the Junior Fair entry has process has changed. There will be no stall sheets to download and print for submission. Instead, entries must be submitted by completing the appropriate online registration form/survey. Instructions on how to complete the entry process and links to entry forms are available on our website: are strongly encouraged to review the instructions before beginning the entry process, especially if registering animals that typically have a pre-fair weigh-in (market goat, market lamb, breeding rabbit).
  • Exhibitors will complete one entry form per animal or class (poultry)
  • The following entries are due by June 15 at 11:59 p.m. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
    • Beef Breeding/Market Steer
    • Dairy Heifer/Cow
    • All Goats
    • Owned Horses
    • Llama & Alpaca
    • All Poultry
    • Breeding Rabbits
    • All Sheep
    • Market Hogs
  • Entry forms are not currently available for the July 16 deadline (market rabbits and feeder calves).

Muskingum County Zoom Quality Assurance & Horse Education Programs

    • Registration is now open for Zoom Quality Assurance sessions on the following dates and times:
      • Tuesday, June 16 – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
      • Thursday, June 18 – 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
      • Monday, June 22 – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    • Registration is now open for Zoom Horse Education Program sessions on the following dates and times:
      • Wednesday, June 17 – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
      • Thursday, June 25 – 6 p.m.
    • Registration is first come, first served and each session will be limited to 50 families. It is recommended that families with multiple youth who need to complete a Quality Assurance or Horse Education program requirement select a time when all family members can view together. Your family can share a device for the session, as long as everyone is visible and can see the screen easily. Proctors will monitor the sessions to ensure participants are engaged.
  • Sessions are designed to last one hour, but participants should allow up to 1.5 hours in case instruction runs over. Families can begin joining the Zoom ten (10) minutes before the scheduled start time, but must enter no later than 5 minutes after the scheduled start time in order to be allowed from the waiting room to the classroom. Youth must be present during the entire session, as attendance will be taken at the end of the session.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)