Here is a fact sheet recently updated by OSU Extension so you can become more aware and educated about Avian Influenza. It answers questions like:
Q: How will I know if my birds get infected with this virus?
Q: Can this disease affect my backyard/show flock or 4-H project?
The Noble Co Spring Classic will be held April 30 at the Noble Co Fairgrounds. This an open steer and heifer show.
Noble Cattle Show
Do you know an Ohio High School 11th or 12th grader that has participated in some sort of STEM research (Science Day, Believe in Ohio, FFA, 4-H, ODNR Student Symposium, Scouts, Career Tech, etc.)? Don’t let them miss out on this opportunity!
There will be one scholarship awarded per Ohio legislative district.
With concerns are around HPAI and poultry rising, especially as we approach fair season, good biosecurity practices are very important! Learn about health risk and biosecurity practices specific to poultry projects with Dr. Tim McDermott!
Youth and adults are welcome to join us on April 5th from 5:30-7:00pm on Zoom (Zoom link and details below).
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 975 1045 5262
This form applies to all livestock projects (market or breeding) in which the animal(s) is housed away from the exhibitor’s home.
Housing away from home is defined as ‘any amount of time where an animal(s) is taken care of away from the exhibitor’s home location with the exception of shows/exhibitions.
If the animal is shown in another exhibition, the exhibitor must not show a breeding project as a market project or visa versa.
Cooperator is defined as ‘the owner/operator of the facility where the animal(s) will be housed.’
Any exhibitor found to be housing their animal away from home without a completed form will loose the right to show and sell any project at the Waterford, Washington County, and Barlow Fairs for the duration of the project year.
Form is due to the Extension Office, 1115 Gilman Ave., Marietta, no later than 4:00pm on April 15th of the project year. One form each year per project.
Click here for form: Livestock Housing Agreement
Attention Youth Meat Judgers!
🥩 Southeastern Youth Meat Judging Contest 🍗
When: April 9th
Where: Department of Animal Sciences, OSU
Registration Link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxZTeAxKCb08TH0
April 5 from 7-9 pm at Frontier High School Cafeteria is the second QA session. Members planning to take market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goats projects and a parent/guardian must attend a Livestock Quality Assurance training in order to participate in Jr Fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Members may attend a QA session in any Ohio county, the member must still be accompanied by an adult.
Test-out Option – Youth ages 12-14 and 15-18 may participate. The test will be offered after each QA session. Pre-registration is requested by calling the Extension Office at 740-376-7431
Click this link to sign-up! https://go.osu.edu/endowmentdinner
The committee is working to finalize plans, gather silent auction and live auction items and prepare for a wonderful meal on Saturday, April 2
Please review the available slots and visit the link below to sign up. You are welcome to sign up for as many slots as you wish – just make sure the times don’t conflict. If you plan to eat at the dinner you will need to purchase a ticket $15 for youth and $25 for adults. When you complete this survey, you will need to indicate if you plan to eat early at 3:30 pm prior to the event. Thank you!