Ohio 4-H Needs Your Help!

Dear friend of 4-H,

The success of the Ohio 4-H program depends on the involvement of volunteers and Ohio State University Extension staff members, which is why we feel it’s important to understand and act upon the unique experiences of those involved. As Ohio 4-H works to improve programming for youth, volunteers, and alumni, we value your opinion as an alum or friend of our organization.

As a friend or alum of Ohio 4-H, can you please take 5 minutes by Sept. 24 to complete this brief survey, which will guide Ohio 4-H’s alumni engagement and volunteer engagement efforts? In exchange for completing this survey, you can choose to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

 

Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon Winners Announced

The Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon and Poster winners will be recognized on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 4:45pm in the show barn.  Poster winners will be announced at this time and may receive their award during the awards ceremony.  Skillathon winners will also be recognized during this time.  All winners will be asked to have their picture taken after their award has been received.  We would like to congratulate the following skillathon winners exhibiting at Barlow Independent Fair.

Feeder Calf Junior winner- Jordan Seaman, Cutler Clovers

Feeder Calf Intermediate winner- Jaslynn Casto, Churchtown Community Crew

Feeder Calf Senior winner- Madison Hiener, Waterford FFA

Market Duck Junior winner- Devon Mason, Running Wild

Market Duck Intermediate winner- Kazden Valentine, Cutler Clovers

Market Duck Senior winner- Rebecca Williams, Warren FFA

Market Dairy Goat Junior winner- Hudson Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Intermediate winner- Gwendolyn Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Senior winner- Haley Bolden, Decatur Buckeyes

Congratulations to all the skillathon award winners!

 

Washington County Fair Livestock Sale Results

CHICKEN
Premier Exhibitor & Grand Champion Market Chickens  – Travis Morris was purchased by Haessly Lumber for $1,550.

Reserve Champion Market Chickens  –  Dylan Barth was purchased by Dairy Queen of Marietta, Jay Edwards – State Representative, Mark Porter Chevrolet Buick GMC, & Peoples Bank/Peoples Insurance for $1,350.

TURKEY
Premier Exhibitor Market Turkey  –  Jack Roe was purchased by Dairy Queen of Marietta & Peoples Bank/Peoples Insurance for $1,150.

Grand Champion Market Turkey  –  Daryan Enochs was purchased by Don Jones – State Representative 95th District, Jay Edwards, State Representative, & Mark Porter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for $2,000.

Reserve Champion Market Turkey  –  Taylor Tidd was purchased by Stevens’s Oil & Gas LLC for $900.

RABBITS
Premier Exhibitor & Reserve Champion Market Rabbits  –  Steven Anderson was purchased by C & J Farms, Campbell Farm Market, Coffman Farms, Inc., Redondo Farms for $1,850.

Grand Champion Market Rabbits  –  Chloe Schweitzer was purchased by Fouss Septic Systems for $2,050.

GOAT
Premier Exhibitor Market Goat  –  Jenna White was purchased by Don Jones – State Representative 95th District & Jay Edwards, State Representative for $1150.

Grand Champion Market Goat  –  Julia Hartline was purchased by Pioneer Chevrolet Cadillac for $1,200.

LAMB
Premier Exhibitor & Reserve Champion Market Lamb  –  Alyssa White was purchased by Pioneer Chevrolet Cadillac for $2,000.

Grand Champion Market Lamb  –  Brady Barth was purchased by Wood Heating & AC for $3,000.

DAIRY FEEDER STEER
Premier Exhibitor Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Macie Smith was purchased by Mountaineer Mechanical for $1,450.

Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Gavin Hiener was purchased by Andrew Lisk/Lisk Lawn Care for $2,400.

Reserve Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Caleb Hartline was purchased by Bradley Payne Architect for $1,400.

MARKET STEERS
Premier Exhibitor – Kesselyn Bigley was purchased by Dr. Ashley Payne, DVM for $2,900.

Grand Champion Market Steer – Delaney Gates was purchased by D & A Rentals LLC for $7,400.

Reserve Champion Market Steer – Briceson Cline was purchased by Mondo Building for $5,000.

Rate of Gain Market Steer – Isaiah Tullius was purchased by Beverly Feed & Equipment for $2,700.

Feeder Calf & Market Dairy Goat Exhibitor Letter

Dear Barlow Independent Jr Fair Feeder Calf Exhibitor:

Welcome to the 150th Barlow Independent Fair!  150th Opening Ceremonies will be on Thursday September 23 at 4pm at the Gazebo. Ribbon cutting ceremony, cake, speakers, Warren Band performance, queening of the 150th queen. All are invited to attend!

 BUYER INVITATIONS: Personally contact buyers and business people in your area. Last years buyers are listed in the Junior Fair Guide. For new buyers – call the Extension Office 740-376-7431 with name of business, name of contact person, and mailing address. We will send them a new buyer’s packet.

MARKET ANIMAL ARRIVAL & WEIGH IN: Animals will be weighed at the Barlow Independent Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 22. Please note the following schedule:

  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Market Dairy Goat Weigh-in                       Cattle Barn
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm  Feeder Calf Weigh-in                                    Cattle Barn
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Market Duck Weigh-in (last name A – M)              Poultry Barn
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Market Duck Weigh-in (last name N – Z)                Poultry Barn

LIVESTOCK PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES (During their shows):

Thursday night during Showmanship        Duck Pictures                                                  Poultry Barn

Friday, 3:30 pm                                              Dairy Goat Pictures                                        Show Barn

Saturday, 8:00 am                                         Feeder Calf Pictures                                      Show Barn

The pictures will be available on Saturday prior to the sale for you to pick-up. The feeder calf and goat pictures will be located in the show barn and the duck pictures will be in the poultry barn for you to pick-up. It is recommended that you purchase a frame for the 5 X 7 photo. However, if you want to put the picture on an 8 ½ X 11 picture card, these will be available for you to pick-up during the sale at the buyer’s check-in table in the show barn.

DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORM (DUNF): This will be an online form for 2021. The link will go live on Friday, September 17 and must be completed before Weigh-in at the Barlow Fair. This is required for Market Dairy Goats and Market Ducks (not required for feeder calves). You will complete a DUNF for each animal/pen you are bringing to the fair! You will get an email confirmation after the DUNF is submitted. Remember, this link will go live on Friday, September 17 https://go.osu.edu/barlow-dunf

 EXHIBITOR NUMBERS: will be handed out along with safety pins when you check-in prior to weigh-in. These must be worn during showmanship and market classes.

MEMBERSHIP TICKETS & ADMISSION: $15 membership tickets will be sold at the Senior Fair Board Office and at other dates listed on our Facebook page. Those purchasing a membership ticket can vote in the annual fair election on Saturday, September 25th from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Senior Fair Board Office.

FAIRBOARD OFFICE HOURS: Office hours before the fair will be posted on our Facebook page. During the fair the office is open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

GATE & PARKING: Parking will be in the same designated areas, outside of the gates; handicap parking will be available inside the gates.

CAMPING: There will be camping available, Contact the Paul Fleming if interested.

BUYERS GIFTS: Rather than providing gifts to buyers, we encourage you visit the buyer’s place of business or mail them a thank you card after the sale. Buyers appreciate your thoughtfulness, but they can be overwhelmed with gifts during the sale and trying to transport them home.

 SALE: The sale will be held on Saturday, September 25 at 5:00 pm in the Show Barn. Exhibitors will be taking their animals into the ring during the auction. Sale Order: Pies & Cakes, Market Dairy Goats, Feeder Calf Heifers, Feeder Calf Steers, Market Ducks.

SALE CHECKS: Checks will be mailed to you following the fair by November 1 or before.

THANK YOU POSTER CONTEST: Posters will be judged at the fair and must be in place by the evening of weigh in. Judging is based on originality, neatness & creativity on relaying a “Thank You” message to the buyers. Awards will be 1st $15; 2nd $10; & 3rd $5. Please list exhibitor’s name & age on front of poster. All market project exhibitors are required to display a poster.

BOOTHS: There will be 4-H & FFA booths exhibited in the Lad & Lassie Building. FFA fruits and vegetable will also be exhibited in the Lad & Lassie Building.

  • Setup – Wednesday, Sept 22 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Tear Down – Sunday, Sept 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Lad & Lassie Building: In addition to 4-H & FFA Booths there will be the following events.

  • Trash Can Painting Contest – Entries Wednesday, Sept 22 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Produce for Jr. Fair Wednesday, Sept 22 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Produce for Jr. Fair Thursday, Sept 23 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Fair Pie and Cake Entries – Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

HORSE SHOW: The Jr. Fair Horse Show will be on Sunday, September 26 at 10:00 am and Horse Youth Open Show on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

CURFEW: All barns will be closed by 10:00 pm each evening. The grounds will be closed at 10:00 pm.

It is your responsibility to read and practice the rules for the fair. The Junior Fair Activities Guide and the Barlow fair book have this information. Junior Fair Activity Guides are available at the Ohio State University Extension Office.

Sincerely,

Joe Campbell                        Blake Campbell                               Bruce Zimmer

President                              Fair Director                                    Extension Educator

Barlow Independent Fair Board                                                 4-H Youth Development

Market Duck Exhibitor Letter

Dear Barlow Independent Jr Fair Exhibitor:

Welcome to the 150th Barlow Independent Fair!  150th Opening Ceremonies will be on Thursday September 23 at 4pm at the Gazebo. Ribbon cutting ceremony, cake, speakers, Warren Band performance, queening of the 150th queen. All are invited to attend!

 BUYER INVITATIONS: Personally contact buyers and business people in your area. Last years buyers are listed in the Junior Fair Guide. For new buyers – call the Extension Office 740-376-7431 with name of business, name of contact person, and mailing address. We will send them a new buyer’s packet.

MARKET ANIMAL ARRIVAL & WEIGH IN: Animals will be weighed at the Barlow Independent Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 22. Please note the following schedule:

  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: Market Dairy Goat Weigh-in                       Cattle Barn
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm  Feeder Calf Weigh-in                                    Cattle Barn
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Market Duck Weigh-in (last name A – M)              Poultry Barn
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Market Duck Weigh-in (last name N – Z)                Poultry Barn
    • Duck exhibitors can bring extra ducks, but the extra ducks will not be weighed or banded unless one does not make weight. Exhibitors need to have their ducks picked out ahead of time.

LIVESTOCK PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES (During their shows):

Thursday night during Showmanship        Duck Pictures                                                  Poultry Barn

Friday, 3:30 pm                                              Dairy Goat Pictures                                        Show Barn

Saturday, 8:00 am                                         Feeder Calf Pictures                                      Show Barn

The pictures will be available on Saturday prior to the sale for you to pick-up. The feeder calf and goat pictures will be located in the show barn and the duck pictures will be in the poultry barn for you to pick-up. It is recommended that you purchase a frame for the 5 X 7 photo. However, if you want to put the picture on an 8 ½ X 11 picture card, these will be available for you to pick-up during the sale at the buyer’s check-in table in the show barn.

 DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORM (DUNF): This will be an online form for 2021. The link will go live on Friday, September 17 and must be completed before Weigh-in at the Barlow Fair. This is required for Market Dairy Goats and Market Ducks (not required for feeder calves). You will complete a DUNF for each pen you are bringing to the fair! You will get an email confirmation after the DUNF is submitted. Remember, this link will go live on Friday, September 17 https://go.osu.edu/barlow-dunf

Duck exhibitors – your leg band numbers will be needed to complete the Online DUNF. The legband assignments are listed at the end of this message.

 EXHIBITOR NUMBERS: will be handed out along with safety pins when you check-in prior to weigh-in. These must be worn during showmanship and market classes.

MEMBERSHIP TICKETS & ADMISSION: $15 membership tickets will be sold at the Senior Fair Board Office and at other dates listed on our Facebook page. Those purchasing a membership ticket can vote in the annual fair election on Saturday, September 25th from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Senior Fair Board Office.

FAIRBOARD OFFICE HOURS: Office hours before the fair will be posted on our Facebook page. During the fair the office is open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

GATE & PARKING: Parking will be in the same designated areas, outside of the gates; handicap parking will be available inside the gates.

CAMPING: There will be camping available, Contact the Paul Fleming if interested.

BUYERS GIFTS: Rather than providing gifts to buyers, we encourage you visit the buyer’s place of business or mail them a thank you card after the sale. Buyers appreciate your thoughtfulness, but they can be overwhelmed with gifts during the sale and trying to transport them home.

 SALE: The sale will be held on Saturday, September 25 at 5:00 pm in the Show Barn. Exhibitors will be taking their animals into the ring during the auction. Sale Order: Pies & Cakes, Market Dairy Goats, Feeder Calf Heifers, Feeder Calf Steers, Market Ducks.

SALE CHECKS: Checks will be mailed to you following the fair by November 1 or before.

THANK YOU POSTER CONTEST: Posters will be judged at the fair and must be in place by the evening of weigh in. Judging is based on originality, neatness & creativity on relaying a “Thank You” message to the buyers. Awards will be 1st $15; 2nd $10; & 3rd $5. Please list exhibitor’s name & age on front of poster. All market project exhibitors are required to display a poster.

BOOTHS: There will be 4-H & FFA booths exhibited in the Lad & Lassie Building. FFA fruits and vegetable will also be exhibited in the Lad & Lassie Building.

  • Setup – Wednesday, Sept 22 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Tear Down – Sunday, Sept 28 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Lad & Lassie Building: In addition to 4-H & FFA Booths there will be the following events.

  • Trash Can Painting Contest – Entries Wednesday, Sept 22 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Produce for Jr. Fair Wednesday, Sept 22 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Produce for Jr. Fair Thursday, Sept 23 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Fair Pie and Cake Entries – Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

HORSE SHOW: The Jr. Fair Horse Show will be on Sunday, September 26 at 10:00 am and Horse Youth Open Show on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

CURFEW: All barns will be closed by 10:00 pm each evening. The grounds will be closed at 10:00 pm.

It is your responsibility to read and practice the rules for the fair. The Junior Fair Activities Guide and the Barlow fair book have this information. Junior Fair Activity Guides are available at the Ohio State University Extension Office.

Sincerely,

 

Joe Campbell                                                   Blake Campbell                                               Bruce Zimmer

President                                                          Fair Director                                                    Extension Educator

Barlow Independent Fair Board                 Barlow Independent Fair Board                4-H Youth Development

 

EXHIBITOR NAME LEG BAND NUMBER LEG BAND NUMBER PEN ASSIGN

 

Steven Anderson 693 683 1
Steven Anderson 578 406 2
Maddox Antill 650 445 33
Mason Antill 647 451 34
Mason Antill 571 430 35
Emma Bauerbach 635 615 3
Emma Bauerbach 589 682 4
JaeLynn Bosner 461 555 12
JaeLynn Bosner 467 577 13
Aiden Boyer 436 510 14
Aiden Boyer 501 551 15
Ryace Boyer 590 592 16
Ryace Boyer 507 474 17
Miranda Burton 509 633 56
Miranda Burton 529 689 57
Olivia Congleton 580 666 31
Olivia Congleton 601 562 32
Imagin Daly 505 696 18
Imagin Daly 537 524 19
Jude Daly 479 605 20
Jude Daly 408 420 21
Clayton Dildine 671 688 36
Clayton Dildine 559 549 37
Mason Dildine 585 637 38
Mason Dildine 411 421 39
Corey Friesner 506 435 40
Corey Friesner 466 492 41
Austin Greene 457 632 22
Austin Greene 511 423 23
Dalson Greene 464 518 24
Dalson Greene 697 401 25
Braxten Hoffmann 656 645 5
Braxten Hoffmann 622 694 6

 

EXHIBITOR NAME LEG BAND NUMBER LEG BAND NUMBER PEN ASSIGN
Carl Hoffmann 490 658 7
Carl Hoffmann 503 404 8
Allison Huck 538 433 42
Allison Huck 662 468 43
Saben Jonas 454 575 45
Saben Jonas 572 385 46
Tate Jonas 513 427 47
Tate Jonas 516 599 48
Steven Kidd 412 520 62
Steven Kidd 593 500 63
Ava Lamp 523 595 70
Ava Lamp 579 646 71
Blake Lang 692 608 60
Blake Lang 657 487 61
Jacob Lang 526 465 58
Jacob Lang 522 596 59
Devon Mason 437 407 53
McKensie Mason 690 699 54
McKensie Mason 478 586 55
Bryson Ruble 442 458 10
Bryson Ruble 550 620 11
Easton Schaad 448 497 49
Easton Schaad 644 105 50
Lucas Schaad 415 546 51
Lucas Schaad 141 516 52
Brenner Schwendeman 527 444 64
Brenner Schwendeman 557 627 65
Kayla Schwendeman 425 480 66
Kayla Schwendeman 515 459 67
Kazden Valentine 560 2 26
Kazden Valentine 1 3 27
Zayden Valentine 4 5 28
Rebecca Williams 6 8 29
Rebecca Williams 7 9 30
Graeden Work 10 12 68
Graeden Work 13 11 69
Graycen Zimmer 14 15 G1
Graycen Zimmer 16 17 G2

 

Registration for Bull’s Eye 4-H Club

Registrations are limited and now open for the Fall 4-H Shooting Sports Session at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CA5A829A7F8C61-20211

See the post on August 25 entitled “4-H Shooting Sports Fall Session” for more information regarding how the session will take place this fall. If a discipline slot is full, contact Teresa Stone at thstone.88@gmail.com to be put on a waiting list for cancellations.

 

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS 2021 FALL SESSION

Have fun while safely learning the basic skills of a shooting sports discipline!

Advance Registration:Youth must be 9 years old as of January 1, 2022 and not older than 19 by December 31, 2022.

Signup Genius, an online software tool, is used for registration. The link to access the sign up will be made public at 10am, Thursday, September 9 on the county’s 4‑H Blog at https://u.osu.edu/washington4h/

 Health & Safety:

At the present time, masks are not required. Masks are encouraged for those not fully vaccinated. Family members/drivers are welcome at ranges and club meetings. Equipment will be shared except for eye/ear protection.

Disciplines:

        Archery:  all skill levels shoot together, maximum of 24 in each class

Air Pistol:  all skill levels shoot together, max of 14 in each class, must be 10 years old as of January 1, 2022

Beginning Rifle:  taking rifle for first or second time, maximum of 14 in class

Advanced Rifle:  taking rifle for second or more time, maximum of 14 in class

        Participate in one or two disciplines. See next page for scheduled times.

Meeting Dates & Location: 

Sundays on October 3, 10, 17, 31, November 7, 14. See next page for scheduled times.

Hervida 4-H Camp, 1260 Camp Hervida Road, Waterford OH 45786

Dress for the weather! You will be outside; no heated buildings; outside toilet.

Cost:

$5 with completed enrollment, health, and release forms due by October 10.

All shooting equipment and supplies provided THANKS to our supporters:

The NRA Foundation, Inc.                            Whitetails Unlimited                      Hervida 4-H Camp Inc.

Mid-Ohio Valley Friends of NRA                 Jim’s Gun Shop LLC                        Marietta Gun Club

Club Meetings:

These are held in Hervida’s Craft Hall. Election of officers will be October 10. Parents/guardians welcome to attend.

Members welcome to bring their own snack and drink to partake of during club meetings. No snacks provided.

Information & Questions:

For general shooting sports program information, go to: http://go.osu.edu/ssports

For questions, call Teresa Stone at 740-473-1373 or Misty Mason at 740-376-2074.

Bulls-Eye 4-H Club 2021 Fall Session Flyer

Pen Tear Down at County Fair

All 2021 Livestock members showing animals at the Washington County Fair are required to attend Pen Set up or tear down at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
– Members whose last name falls between letters A to L will need to attend Pen set up on Aug. 15 at 3pm.
– Members whose last name falls between letters M to Z need to attend Pen tear down on Sept. 12 at 3pm.
Sign out sheets will be provided when set up or tear down is complete. Any junior exhibitor not signing out will forfeit 20% of their total sales.

County Fair Livestock Sale Results

Here are the results from each animal specie:

Market Steers – averaged $3200 per head Market Beef Sale Report
Market Goats – averaged $871 per head Market Goat Sale Report
Market Turkeys – averaged $780 per head Market Turkey Sale Report
Market Lambs – averaged $1188 per head Market Lamb Sale Report
Market Chickens – averaged $595 per pen Market Chicken Report
Dairy Feeders – averaged $1130 per head Dairy Feeder Sale Report
Market Rabbits – averaged $652 per pen Market Rabbit Report

Carving New Ideas Camp for Grades 8-12

Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. It is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University and the college students, who are also 4-H alumni, are preparing all of the fun activities for the weekend of October 29-31.

The registration website is https://go.osu.edu/CNI or share the attached poster. The online registration allows credit cards or checks.

Deadline to register is October 6 or until cabins are full.