Ohio State Fair 4-H Results Announced

Nine local 4-H youth were recognized during the Ohio State Fair for receiving Outstanding of the Day Awards or Clock Trophy Awards. Outstanding of the Day awards were presented to the participants that scored in the top twenty percent of their class, whereas the top score of the day in each class received a clock trophy.

Josie Burke, Running Wild 4-H Club

  • Your Thoughts Matter – Senior – Outstanding of the Day

Savannah Disbrow, Backyard Gang 4-H Club

  • Companion Animals – Cat 1 – Honorable Mention

Katelyn Forshey, Backyard Gang 4-H Club

  • Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing – Outstanding of the Day

Julia Hartline, Backyard Gang 4-H Club

  • Workforce Prep – Senior – Outstanding of the Day

Allison Huck, Running Wild 4-H Club

  • Basic Archery – Outstanding of the Day

Melina Matics, Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club

  • Companion Animals – Cat 3 – Clock Trophy Winner
  • Club Leadership 2 – Clock Trophy Winner

Levi Reynolds, Barlow Buckeyes 4-H Club

  • Ohio Birds, 1st Year – Clock Trophy Winner

Kenzie Smith, Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club

  • Self-Determined – Natural Resources – Outstanding of the Day

Madison Smith, Cutler Clovers 4-H Club

  • Edible Landscapes – Outstanding of the Day

July 14 Project Judging Results

The results from the July 14 4-H Project Judging are now posted!

State Fair Orientation for Qualifiers will be Sunday, July 24 at 1:30 at the OSU Extension Office (1115 Gilman Ave). Qualifiers are required to attend State Fair orientation, receive State Fair information, tickets and have a photo taken on Sunday, July 24 at 1:30. If a qualifier cannot attend state fair, please call the Extension Office ASAP so the alternate can be notified and given the opportunity to compete at State Fair.

2022 project judging – blog and email as of 7-15-22

2022 project judging – blog and email as of 7-18-22

Ohio State Fair 4-H Food Drive

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council’s Community Service Committee (chaired by Melina Matics) has developed a plan for a non-perishable food drive that will support multiple counties in Ohio! Please help the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council reach their community service goals by contributing to the canned food drive at Ohio State Fair! All 4-H families are welcome to contribute by bringing in non-perishable foods to the Lausche Building (where 4-H projects are judged) each day of the State Fair. Ongoing counts of the top-contributing counties will be tallied throughout the Ohio State Fair from July 27-August 7! Thank you for supporting our communities!

Food items collected will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. The Mid-Ohio Food Collective is Ohio’s largest food bank and it serves 20 counties covering nearly 10,000 square miles! Will your 4-H families help us contribute to the 170,000 meals provided each day in central and eastern Ohio?  – Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Program Specialist

Entries Needed for 4-H Got Talent at Ohio State Fair

Don’t know what this is? That’s ok, here is quick explanation. In 2018 we had our first state-level talent show and competition at the Ohio State Fair. It was well received and continued in 2019. It was put on pause during 2020 and 2021 but has returned for 2022. Ohio 4-H will take 12 acts (individual or group) from across the state and have them compete in four categories (vocal, instrumental, dance, and miscellaneous). They place 1st thru 3rd in each category and choose a winner overall.

When: Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Lausche Youth Center, at the Ohio State Fair

Who: Current Approved 4-H’ers in Good Standing

Categories: Vocal, Instrumental, Dance, & Miscellaneous

Registration Link: https://go.osu.edu/OH4HTalent

Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 17, 2022 by 11:59 pm

*The first 12 acts that apply and are confirmed with their county will participate

The rules and more detailed information are located at  https://go.osu.edu/OH4HTalent.

Ohio State Fair Livestock Registration – Due June 20

Junior Fair livestock registration for the Ohio State Fair is now open through June 20 at ohiostatefair.com/agriculture-livestock/livestock/.

When registering, here are some helpful hints.

  1. All entries must be submitted online.
  2. Please allow time to complete the entry process, as the system will shut down at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 20. Entries will be locked automatically after midnight.
  3. Late entry fees will be charged ($75.00) beginning June 21 and late entries will be accepted through July 20. Late entries must be emailed to Barb Prince, Entry Department (b.prince@expo.state.oh.us). Upon receipt of the email the entry department will make contact to secure credit card information. Please reference your department division for more details and to see if late entries are accepted.
  4. All junior livestock exhibitors must provide their date of birth. Date of birth is not required for open entries.
  5. Junior 4-H exhibitors must list the county in which the project is registered (in some cases, this is not the same as the county in which you live). You must list your county educator or Extension agent as the contact to verify your entry, NOT your 4-H advisor.
  6. Junior FFA exhibitors must list the county in which the project is registered (in some cases, this is not the same as the county in which you live). You must list your FFA teacher/instructor as the contact to verify your entry.
  7. Breeding sheep entries may require additional supplemental forms to be submitted no later than July 20 (without penalty). These forms will be available online after June 20. They will not be required if the information was provided at the time of entry. You should enter the correct class at the time of entry. However, if you do not know the information for which sheep will be shown, that information can be updated in the supplemental form due July 20.
  8. All junior exhibitors should include their shirt size.
  9. All market swine projects must be ractopamine free. All market swine exhibitors will be required to bring a completed copy of this affidavit with them.
  10. Reminder: All exhibitors who win more than $499 in premiums must visit the Ohio Supplier website. In the past, exhibitors were required to submit Vendor Information Forms and W-9 forms; this new process has been in place for the last couple of years. If not completed, your premium payment cannot be processed. If you have registered using the Ohio Supplier website in previous years and nothing has changed (such as your address or banking information), then it is not necessary to update this information or attempt to register again.

Ohio State Fair Info

Ohio State Fair 2022 Livestock Schedule: July 11 – August 7, 2022

Livestock Schedules: https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/livestock/livestock-schedule

The deadline to enter livestock exhibitions is 1 p.m. on June 21, 2022, with the exception of the Horse Show, which closes at 1 p.m. on July 1, 2022.

Livestock Competitions: https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/livestock/livestock-competitions

Exhibitor Information and Supplemental Forms

All below documents will be updated by mid-May.

In-Person & Virtual Ohio Youth Skillathons

Two Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board Members!!!

The Ohio State Fair recently announced that Melina Matics of Marietta and Josie Burke of Waterford will be joining the 2022 Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board. The 17-member board is composed of youth ages 16-19 from 4-H, FFA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Farm Bureau, Grange and Tech Ed. Matics is a member of the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club and Burke is member of the Waterford FFA Chapter.

Washington County will have two representatives serving on the 2022 board, Melina Matics representing Ohio 4-H and Josie Burke representing Ohio FFA. The youth board comes together for two weeks of hard work during the Ohio State Fair held in Columbus. Their roles include building enduring friendships and professional relationships along the way. Their personalities and experiences provide a youthful and fun perspective as they fill the roles of welcoming officials at livestock shows, performances, the daily parade and other exhibits.

Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler said, “The Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board members are honored for their previous accomplishments and demonstration of leadership skills by being selected to serve on the Junior Fair Board. Through this experience, they will expand their leadership development and give back to the state of Ohio.”

The Ohio Expo Center will host the Ohio State Fair. With big-name entertainment, educational activities, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior livestock shows in the nation, the 2022 Ohio State Fair will run July 27 to August 7, 2022

4-H Event Youth Assistant Apps to Help with Ohio State Fair

The 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) applications are now available!  This is an opportunity for teens 13-18 as of January 1 to get a short-term experience at the state level.  Applications are due by May 15, 2022

Here is a basic overview of the opportunity:

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation. Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2022.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 12 or July 21)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person (paid at osu.edu/4HEYA25);
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired. TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair. Their term is September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances (61@osu.edu), Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu), or Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu)