Hog Tag Announcement for Advisors

4-H or FFA advisors can contact the OSU Extension Office or continue to contact Chris Campbell  with number of tags needed for their club members. Advisors can pick-up tags between April 15 and May 15

Hogs must be tagged by June 1

Please note: there will not be a tag-in held at the Waterford Fairgrounds in 2021.

Due by June 1: Pictures of ALL hogs with the tag in the hog’s ear and send it to: wcfhogs@gmail.com include name of exhibitor with hog tag number.

Livestock Housing Agreements – Due April 15

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, 202 Davis Ave., Marietta, no later than 4:30pm on April 15th of the project year.  One form each year per project.

Click here for form: Livestock Housing Agreement

 

Washington County Fair Pumpkin Growing Contest – SEEDS AVAILABLE

2021 WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR PUMPKIN GROWING CONTEST

  1. Open to all youth who are residents of Washington County or are members of an FFA Chapter, 4–H Club or school program in Washington County.
  2. Entry may be made in one or both classes by age division: Classes (different pumpkin must be used for each class)-Largest Pumpkin by weight-Best decorated by scar drawing.
  3. Age Divisions:           2-5 yrs    6-10  yrs    11-19 yrs
  4. Judging will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday Sept. 3ʳᵈ 2021 in the Home Arts Building.
  5. Seeds are furnished by Tim Glover. Only the variety of seed distributed can be used in the contest.  Contact the Extension Office at 740-376-7431 for the seed packets.
  6. Name of the exhibitor and age must be scared into each pumpkin entered.
  7. All entries must be brought to the fairgrounds between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Sept. 2 ⁿᵈ or 3ʳᵈ 2021 in the Home Arts Building.
  8. Limit one pumpkin per class and a different pumpkin in each open class.
  9. Open class entries are the responsibility of the exhibitor.

AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN

 

Washington County Horse Packet 2021

The horse packet for Washington County is posted and available at the OSU Extension Office.  Members may print off the packet from this link:  Horse Packet 2021  Animal Declaration and immunization forms are due June 1 to the extension office and a reminder that enrollment is online this year and members must be enrolled in their project by April 15th.  For questions please call Kathryn or email hartline.24@osu.edu

Virtual Quality Assurance Training – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Quality Assurance Training is still mandatory for 2021 for all youth taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Parents are encouraged to attend the training with their child.

All trainings will be held using Zoom and start at 7:00 pm:

March  23, 24, 25

April 19, 20, 21

May 6

Each session will hold a maximum of 40 participants. No more than two family members on one Zoom connection.

A Zoom link to attend the training will be emailed after you register.

Participants must sign-up and reserve a training spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-20213

Attendance will be taken throughout the training session. If someone doesn’t attend the full training, the training will have to be repeated.

A face to face session will also be held May 20 for members that are not able to attend a virtual training due to limited or no internet access.

How to attend a virtual training using Zoom:

Steps to attend a Zoom meeting on a computer

  • Click on the QA invitation link emailed after you registered
  • You will need to allow your computer some time to download Zoom
  • Enter the meeting ID if necessary
  • Allow access to Camera & Sound
  • Your controls are at the bottom for microphone and camera

Steps to attend a Zoom meeting on a mobile phone

  • Open App Store and download Zoom Cloud Meetings
  • Open App, sign-up, enter email address, first name, and last name, email will be sent, verify account, initial setup complete
  • Make sure Zoom App is downloaded and ready
  • Click on the QA invitation link emailed after you registered
  • Enter the meeting ID if necessary
  • Allow access to Camera & Sound

 

Will we have 2021 fairs?

There seems to be some mis-information circulating around about 2021 fairs.

4-H and FFA support the education and development of youth for the fairs, but the decision about whether fairs occur is made by local and state health officials and local Senior Fair Board/County Agricultural Societies after considering the risks to health and safety of the community.
Some may see an Ohio Fair Managers Association post circulating referencing fairs this summer (that has since been taken down).
No decision has been made about Ohio Fairs as of now. We’ll let you know as solid information is released if that ever changes. Let’s stay positive!
This is the latest post from the Ohio Fair Managers Association:

Livestock Sale Checks – Reminders

If you participated in selling market livestock at Waterford, County or Barlow – Just a reminder to cash/deposit your Livestock Sale checks so the boards/committees can close our their books for the year.

It’s always good to think about how that money will be handled too. Good financial practices include:

  • Save some in a savings account or investment
  • Set aside some for 2021 livestock projects
  • Support a local cause like a charity or your church
  • Spend some on something you need