What is Jr. Fair as it relates to 4-H?
With the announcement that our Fair Board plans to pursue the planning of a Jr. Fair, we wanted to make sure you all understood what that meant.
Jr. Fair consists of all the different 4-H projects that are either judged, displayed, shown, marketed etc. at the County Fair. This means every youth enrolled in Portage County 4-H could have the opportunity to showcase what they learned this year with their 4-H projects. We know things continue to evolve and change daily, so this could change. But what we do know, is we are very appreciative and supportive of our Fair Board for wanting to move forward with the possibility that we can help showcase all of your hard work this year!
Many, many more things will now have to be decided like, how are life skills (non-livestock/non-animal projects) going to be displayed? How will shows look? Will it be show and go, or will animals be there over a few days? Who will be allowed to go the fair to watch? How many days and what are the fair dates?
We understand that sometimes making a decision like this brings up a hundred other questions, but just know that we will work very closely with the Fair Board and 4-H committees and appreciate their support of 4-H and the Jr. Fair!
Please continue to be patient and show grace during this time. We will let you know more information as soon as we can.
Since OSU has suspended face-to-face meetings until July 6th, and with the current stay-at-home orders, our Jr. Fair livestock tag-in will be completed through the below google docs for May 16th. The DEADLINE is May 16th by 8pm for this virtual tag-in.
Please note, a picture of your animals identification scrapie tag (goat and sheep), or ear notch (swine) along with a side view of animal is needed as well as personal information for this virtual tag-in.
If you have any questions, please contact your advisor, a committee member for your respective animal, or Emma George – Jr. Fair Coordinator. Please go to the link for more information.
Market Goat Tag-In: www.go.osu.edu/goattag2020
For questions contact Rhonda Procaccio – email@example.com
Market Sheep Tag-In: www.go.osu.edu/sheeptag2020
For questions contact Patty Shircliff – firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chuck Campbell email@example.com
Market Swine Tag-In: www.go.osu.edu/swinetag2020
For questions contact Ryan Kisamore – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jr. Fair Coordinator – Emma George – email@example.com
ATTN: Ashley Hughey, Portage County 4-H Extension Educator
Press Release for 4-H blog and Facebook page from the orthodontic office of
Dr. Stephen Belli and Dr. Laura Streit, Kent OH
GREAT NEWS AFFECTING EVERY 4-H MEMBER – FROM THE ORTHODONTIC OFFICE OF DR. BELLI AND DR. STREIT
We wish to thank the many 4-H members who invited us to attend the 2016 Portage County Randolph Fair Livestock Auction. For over ten years, it has been and continues to be our passion at Belli Streit Orthodontics to show support of 4-H by purchasing animals from several members. In the past, this expression of support, though very important, has benefited only a few.
This year we have chosen instead to make a monetary donation to the Portage County Extension Office that will be of benefit to each of the 850 members in all branches of 4-H. We believe this is the best choice in expression of our heartfelt support of the goal of 4-H, which is to “develop citizenship, leadership, and responsibility in all individuals who participate.”
We are currently working with Ashley Hughey, Portage County 4-H Extension Educator, to decide the exact designation that will make the greatest impact for everyone. A public announcement will be made from Mrs. Hughey when the contribution is finalized.
In light of our sincere interest in your accomplishments and our wish to share it with the community, we encourage you to post pictures and descriptions of your projects on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/belliOrthodontics. In doing so, you will help us all to realize the diversity and talent that exists in all branches of 4-H.
Congratulations on the completion of your chosen projects for this year. Our team at Belli Streit Orthodontics looks forward to seeing you at the fair.