4-H Poultry Judging Contest Rules & Ohio State Fair 4-H Avian Contest Rules

A link to the 2021 Ohio State Fair 4-H Poultry Judging Contest Rules and Ohio State Fair 4-H Avian Contest Rules are posted on the Poultry Calendar of Events page at:

https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/poultry/poultry-calendar-events or www.poultry.osu.edu.

The postmark deadline for entries for both the Poultry Judging Contest and Avian Bowl is Friday, June 25. Both contests will be held at the Department of Animal Sciences on Saturday, July 17.

Please be aware that although the state of Ohio is currently scheduled to lift several COVID-19 restrictions at the beginning of June, The Ohio State University, and therefore Ohio 4-H, may still mandate restrictions.

  • For the 2021 Avian Bowl and Poultry Judging Contests, unless announced otherwise, everyone (contestants, volunteers, advisors, family members, officials, etc.) will be required to wear a mask when in the contest rooms or walking around the building (to/from contest rooms, to/from the restroom, etc.).  All teams will have assigned areas to maintain social distancing where they may take their masks off when seated in their assigned area.
  • Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in the disqualification of the entire team.


We may also restrict the number of individuals allowed into the building per team (i.e. only 6 individuals per team (including the contestants, coach, and any family members).  This will depend on the number of teams per age division that register for the contest.  This information will be updated and emailed to coaches after registration is closed.

Portage County placed in the top 3 at the 4-H Horse Bowl State competition in Columbus!

After months of preparation, Saturday, April 1, 2017 Portage County’s 4-H senior, and junior teams competed at the State of Ohio’s 4-H Horse Bowl competition at Ohio State in Columbus. And their dedication paid off. Our Senior team:  Jessica Booher, Jenna Moulton, Anna Martin, & Jacob Mill placed 1st out of 24 counties in Ohio, taking home a valuable reference binder called Horse Smarts valued at over $100. Our seniors will also move onto the Quarter Horse Congress in October, then the Eastern Nationals in November. Out of our senior team 2 individuals were in the top ten for the most questions answered correctly – Jessica Booher placing 2nd and Jenna Moulton placing 9th

 Our Junior team placed 3rd out of 23 counties, surpassing last year’s 5th place. Our juniors attended practice every week, with daily studying. Our junior team consisted of 4 team members and 1 alternate: Scarlett Fitzpatrick, Ayla Powers, Jennah Latshaw, Ryan Booher, alternate Kyla Ford, & Kaitlyn McIntyre as assistant coach. Out of our junior team we had 1 individual that placed 3rd for the most questions asked, she is Ayla Powers.








Juniors (yellow) l-r Ryan Booher, Ayla Powers, Kyla Ford, Scarlett Fitzpatrick, Jennah Latshaw

Seniors l-r Jacob Mills, Anna Martin, Jenna Moulton, Jessica Booher