Ohio 4-H Foundation Celebration of Youth

As a member of the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, I wanted to extend and invitation to our 4-H families and supporters to attend the Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth event which will be held Saturday, October 2nd, 6:30pm at Leeds Farm, 8738 Marysville Rd, Ostrander, OH (Delaware Co.).

This year’s event is an adult only, casual, fun evening on the farm featuring hayrides, zip lines, pumpkin jump, pedal carts, mountain slides, pig races, live music and more! There will be plenty of food, Ohio beer & wine and donuts for everyone.

The 4-H Foundation Board has worked hard to secure some great silent & live auction items!

This is the largest fundraising event for the Ohio 4-H Program and it would be great to have you join us!

Tickets are $100 per adult (21 & older only), with a BOGO special offer to those ages 21-30.

For more details, purchase tickets or become an event sponsor, please visit:

https://ohio4h.org/foundation/foundation-events/celebration-youth

If this year’s Celebration of Youth in-person event would need to be canceled due to inclement weather or COVID mandates, all sponsorships and ticket prices paid would become 100% tax deductible donations to the Ohio 4-H program. The auctions will continue in their virtual format. Thank you.

Junior Fair Livestock Committee Application Now Available! Due September 15

Applications are now available for adult members of the Junior Fair Livestock Committee. Members are elected by the committee to serve a three year term in one of the following areas: beef, dairy, sheep or swine. Other species committees (Goat, Horse, Poultry and Rabbit) have a different selection process. Members must be approved 4-H volunteers – if not currently a 4-H volunteer, the applicant must be willing and able to complete the 4-H Volunteer Selection Process in 2022.

Complete the application.

What Happens Next in 4-H: September Monthly Highlights

Friend of 4-H and Montgomery Leadership Award Nominations Due – September 1

The 4-H Committee is now accepting nominations for the Muskingum County Friend of 4-H Award, which recognizes an individual, family, business or organization who has provided exceptional support to the county 4-H program.

It’s also time for outstanding 4-H volunteers to be nominated to receive the John & Dorothy Montgomery Leadership Award.

Nomination forms for both awards are available on our website. Completed nominations are due  by September 1

Both awards will be presented at the Volunteer Recognition Banquet on September 29.

Office Closed – Labor Day – September 6

Junior Fair Livestock Committee Applications Due – September 15

Applications are now available for adult members of the Junior Fair Livestock Committee. Members are elected by the committee to serve a three year term in one of the following areas: beef, dairy, sheep or swine. Other species committees (Goat, Horse, Poultry and Rabbit) have a different selection process. Members must be approved 4-H volunteers – if not currently a 4-H volunteer, the applicant must be willing and able to complete the 4-H Volunteer Selection Process in 2022.

Complete the application.

Junior Fair Livestock Species Committee Meetings – September 23

Species Livestock Committees will meet at designated times at the Veteran’s Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet – September 29

All 2019 4-H Volunteers should have received an e-mail invitation to the 4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Deadline to RSVP is September 10.

Congratulations Royalty & Ambassadors

Congratulations to the youth selected as royalty & ambassadors in 2021!

Junior Fair King

Bradley Sheppard

Junior Fair Queen

Sydney Hill

Junior Fair Prince

Eli McDonald

Junior Fair Princess

Eliza Jane Morrow

4-H Ambassadors

Head – Eliza Jane Morrow

Heart – McKenzie Pitcock

Hands – Alyssa Derry

Health – Maddie Ross

Beef Ambassador

Junior – Katherine Stafford

Dairy Representatives

Princess – Samantha Cross

Ambassador – Caiden Hogue

Goat Ambassadors

Junior – Hayden Weck

Senior – McKenzie Pitcock

Equine Ambassadors

Landyn Andrews

Hannah Ogilbee

Poultry Ambassadors

Junior – Aiden Cross

Senior – Casey Moore

Rabbit Ambassadors

Junior – Kade Fliger

Senior – Jack McDonald

Lamb & Wool Ambassadors

Senior – Hainsley Hatfield

Junior – Ella Starrett

Pork Ambassadors

Little – Levi Tysinger

Junior – Abigail Carpenter

Senior – Bradley Sheppard

Montgomery Leadership Award & Friend of 4-H Award Nominations Due September 1

The 4-H Committee is now accepting nominations for the Muskingum County Friend of 4-H Award, which recognizes an individual, family, business or organization who has provided exceptional support to the county 4-H program.

It’s also time for outstanding 4-H volunteers to be nominated to receive the John & Dorothy Montgomery Leadership Award.

Nomination forms for both awards are available on our website. Completed nominations are due  by September 1

Both awards will be presented at the Volunteer Recognition Banquet on September 29.

SHOWMANSHIP SIGN UP DEADLINE – Sunday, August 15, 11:59 p.m.

  • Livestock entries must be submitted online in Fair Entry (muskingum.fairentry.com) by established deadlines listed below, NO EXCEPTIONS. You can use a computer or mobile device. For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp
  • Showmanship entries are due online by Sunday night of the fair, August 15 at 11:59 p.m., for the following species: beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine. Showmanship entries can be   completed anytime before the deadline. There will NOT be paper showmanship sign-ups at the fair.
  • Wondering if you registered? Log back in to your Fair Entry account and check! On the right hand side of the page, you should see “Your Approved Records.” Select “View in Detail” and you can see ALL entries for your family.

 

Gather Canned Food & Donate During the Fair!

In 2021, the Muskingum County Junior Fair is participating in Farm Credit/Rural 1st’s “Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer” Challenge to help feed those in our local community while also competing against other fairs for cash prizes to support Junior Fair activities! Donations will benefit Christ’s Table.

In an effort to gather more donations, Junior Fair Board is hosting the Muskingum County Junior Fair Mullet Contest! Five finalists will be selected and announced during the Junior Fair Parade on Sunday.

  • Junior Fair organizations, community members…ANYONE – can vote for their favorite mullet by dropping canned food off in the “Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer” collection trailers (one near the Horse Barns, one near the Junior Fair Office) during the fair. Photos of each contestant will be posted inside the trailer and voters can leave their canned food items below the appropriate picture to have their vote counted.

IMPORTANT: Junior Fair Notes & Reminders!

Volunteers and Families are strongly encouraged to download and carefully read the 2021 Junior Fair Notes, which contains a variety of important reminders related to fair exhibition and events!

Highlights include:

  • New this Year! Information about Exhibitor Premium Pick-up, Market Goat Sale Date/Time Change, Showmanship Sign Up Reminder, Online Availability of Show Bills, Results & Sale Bills.
  • Junior Parade, Junior Fair Building and Junior Fair Board Activities
  • Sunday Night 4-H Awards Details
  • Species Specific Reminders – Barn Meetings, Event Times and Dates, etc.
  • Cattle, Goat & Sheep Arrival and Dismissal Routes

Last Opportunity! Poultry Pullorum Testing August 5

For poultry exhibiting at the 2021 Fair:

  • Pullorum testing must be done unless the poultry originates from a pullorum-free flock and have not been exposed to other birds at the member’s home.
  • All exhibitors must provide proof of Pullorum-free poultry at the fair by having either the bill of sale from a pullorum-free flock or the copy of the Pullorum test.
  • Waterfowl are not required to have the testing.
  • Pullorum-free paperwork must be dated within the last year.
  • Pullorum testing for all chickens will be conducted on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Poultry Barn at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.