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Market Goat Tagging and Housing Information

Tag in May 21st Portage County Randolph Fair by the Fair Office Gate

Tag in fees are $25 per goat and each club will be billed for tag in fees.  We will not be accepting fees at tag in.  Please come to tag in with your tag in form and housing form (if needed) completed. All market goats must have a scrapie tag at tag in.

2022 approved Market Goat Rules/ 2022 Tag In Form / 2022 Housing Form

Please contact Rhonda Procaccio (rhopro9@gmail.com) by Saturday May 14th of how many goats your child will be tagging in and whether you will be tagging in a family extra. She will need to know which child is tagging in the family extra.

 

Important dates to remember are as follows:

Saturday May 21st – Tag In 9:00-10:00am

by the Fair Office Gate

Tuesday July 12th –  Skill A Thon 6pm-7pm

Hubbard Building

Monday August 22nd – Weigh In 3-4pm and 6-7pm

Sarchione Livestock Arena

Tuesday August 23rd – Show Day 1pm

Sarchione Livestock Arena

Thursday  August 25th – Fun Goat show 3pm

Sarchione Livestock Arena

2022 Portage County Health and Safety, Public Speaking & Demonstration Contest

Date: Friday, June 17th Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Community Room Suite 101 705 Oakwood St. Ravenna, OH 44266
Registration due by June 6 by 4:30 p.m. to Portage County OSU Extension

 

Please fill out this registration form: 2022 Speaking Contest Reg Fillable

Please return registration to Ohio State University Extension, 705 Oakwood Street, Suite 103 Ravenna, OH 44266 or housel.15@osu.edu

If you find you cannot attend after you’ve registered, please email housel.15@osu.edu as soon as possible so we can adjust our program accordingly.

 

PORTAGE COUNTY follows the same GENERAL RULES & GUIDELINES as the Ohio State Fair Communications Contest and Public Speaking Contest posted at https://ohio4h.org/nonlivestockguidebook.

2022 Junior Fair King & Queen Application

Entries must be received or post marked by July 14, 2022. 

Send to: Randolph Fair King & Queen Contest P.O, Box 213 Randolph, Ohio 44265

Entry forms are available at the Fair Office during office hours (330)325-7476, on-line @ randolphfair.com, under the Jr. Fair Board tab or at the Portage County Extension Office Extension Office Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9am-4pm  (330)296-6432.

The 2022 Jr. Fair King and Queen will be awarded $500 scholarships each from the Portage County Randolph Fair Board of Directors.

Contestants and their applications may be scored on all or part of the following areas: Activities, Personality, Poise & Personal Appearance, Fair Participation, and General Fair Knowledge.

 

Jr. Fair Board K&Q Contest Application 2022

 

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed & Quality Assurance Reminder

2022 Huge Rummage Sale

(Volunteers Needed)

Portage County Randolph Fair

May 13th & 14th from 9am-3pm, and May 15th from 11am-2pm

In Memory of Christie Rufener Campbell 1974-2006

We are in need of Volunteers for the Rummage Sale!

When do we need help?: 

  • Wednesday May 11th 10am-7pm (Donation drop off hours)
  • Thursday May 12th 10am-3pm (Donation drop off hours)
  • Friday May 13th 9am-3pm (Sale hours)
  • Saturday May 14th 9am-3pm (Sale hours)
  • Sunday May 15th 11am-2pm (Sale hours)

Who can help?:

  • YOU! Parents, volunteers and youth.
  • This is a great opportunity for 4-H Club members and Clubs to get involved.
  • Parents are welcome to come help, with or without your youth member!

 

If you have questions on how you can help, please call Jim at 330-428-1225 or Linda at 330-353-2032.

 

A reminder that QUALITY ASSURANCE in person event is being held at the fairgrounds this Saturday, May 14th from 10-11:30am. ALL MARKET AND LACTATING animal projects MUST complete Quality Assurance training and send their proof to our office by June 1st to be eligible to bring their projects to the fair!! 

Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO

Are you heading into ninth grade in the fall or just finished the ninth grade this spring? There’s still time to come find your spark at the inaugural Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO June 16-18. Spend three days on Ohio State’s Columbus campus for fun, learning and career exploration sessions you don’t want to miss!

 

Visit go.osu.edu/4Hsparkexpo for more information! Registration is available until May 20 or until registration is full.

Camp with us this summer at 4-H Camp Whitewood!

Calling all youth ages 8-14 years old! Join us at Camp Whitewood this summer from June 26th-July 1st!
ALL youth are welcome, 4-H participation is not required!
Portage County 4-H members can apply to receive a $100 campership thanks to the generous donations from the Aeschliman Family, Portage County Youth Benefit Committee, and Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover campaign!
Visit our website for the campership application: https://portage.osu.edu/…/4-h…/portage-county-4-h-camp
Register to secure your spot at camp today: https://www.4hcampwhitewood.com/

2022 Portage County Market Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship – AVAILABLE NOW!

The 2022 Portage County Market Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship is AVAILABLE NOW on the Portage County Randolph Fair Website under ‘Junior Fair’.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Applicants MUST have participated in the Junior Fair Market Livestock Auction at the Portage County Randolph Fair.

2. The application and attachments MUST be received at the Portage County Randolph Fair Office by June 15th.

3. Applicants MUST have at least a 2.25 accumulative GPA or above to receive the Scholarship and be enrolled/accepted at an accredited college or technical school.

Here is the application: Market-Livestock-Sale-Exhibitor-Scholarship-appl-2022

4-H Capital Day

What is Ohio 4-H Capital Day? Ohio 4-H Capital Day

This one-day event will give current high school students an opportunity to will join discussions covering current issues youth face, learn about advocacy, gain an understanding of the legislative process, and have the opportunity to meet with individuals involved with State Government.

 

When is Ohio 4-H Capital Day?

Join us in Columbus, our state capital, on Wednesday, June 15! Programming will begin at 9:00 AM and the day will conclude by 5:00 PM.

 

What is included in registration?

The day will include programming hosted at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, followed by a visit to the Ohio Statehouse, including a tour! Transportation for students will be provided from the 4-H Center to the Statehouse and back. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

 

How can I register?

Registration is open through June 6! The cost is $10.00 to attend, which can be paid via credit card or by check – see these details in the online registration. Visit go.osu.edu/4Hcapital to get signed up!

 

Who can I reach for questions?

Contact Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Older Youth Leadership Specialist at 614-292-3758 or Oberstadt.1@osu.edu.

Little Farmers at the 2022 Ohio State Fair

NEW, exciting exhibit that will be at the 2022 Ohio State Fair. Little Farmers will be an educational, hands-on experience geared towards 3 – 10 year olds to teach them about agriculture.  

 

In order to make this exhibit successful, they need to recruit a large number of volunteers to participate. Individuals or groups may volunteer for an entire day or just one shift. While they are targeting FFA chapters, 4-H clubs, and sponsor organizations, this can also be an opportunity for everyone! 

 

Below is the volunteer toolkit, as well as a one-page flier.  Feel free to post any of these graphics to your social media accounts or share with anyone that you think might be interested in this opportunity.

 

Anyone that is interested in volunteering can submit the online form and will be contacted early June to start scheduling.  

 

All volunteers get FREE Ohio State Fair admission for themselves and one guest if working at least one four-hour shift. This may be a great opportunity for families/4-H clubs that are going to be there already or 4-H clubs/groups that want to spend a day helping! The shifts are 4 hours so plenty of time to explore the fair afterwards/before shifts.

 

Please feel free to reach out with any questions. We appreciate you helping to spread the word about Little Farmers at the 2022 Ohio State Fair! 

 

Check out these forms:

Little Farmers Flier

Little-Farmers-Toolkit