As many of you know, the 2020 Ohio State Fair has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus -including the 2020 Ohio State Fair Skillathons. To support the continued learning needs of youth livestock and companion animal exhibitors throughout Ohio, Ohio State University Extension and the Department of Animal Sciences are pleased to offer virtual Skillathons this year. Our 4-H Animal Sciences team will conduct online Ohio Youth Skillathons in 2020 with the chance to compete for the highest score. Unlike in-person State Skillathons, no cash awards will be involved. These Skillathons will encompass the same educational materials, by species, that would typically be evaluated at the Ohio State Fair, and give the opportunity to put your 4-H project knowledge to the test! Please save the date(s) for the species you would like to participate in below.
Dates/times, rules, and registration for Ohio Youth Skillathons are now online at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons
Registration is due by JULY 15th, 2020.
- Register by visiting: go.osu.edu/skillathonregistration
- All exhibitors with need an email address specific to that exhibitor that can be used as your log-in credential (this is also where the first-time registration will be).
Horse Skillathon: Thurs 7/23/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Goat Skillathon: Fri 7/24/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dairy Skillathon: Sat 7/25/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sheep Skillathon: Wed 7/29/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Dog Skillathon: Mon 8/3/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Poultry Skillathon: Tue 8/4/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Swine Skillathon: Wed 8/5/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Beef Skillathon: Thurs 8/6/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Rabbit Skillathon: Fri 8/7/2020 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM