Dairy Committee member Lisa Gress prepared the following sample letter that 4-H and FFA members can customize to to send to potential Dairy Products Auction Buyers. Inviting buyers is a key step in ensuring that we have a successful auction which in turn directly affects how much financial support 4-H and FFA members receive back from the auction. Click the link below to access the sample dairy products letter.
Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,
Here is this week’s Wayne County 4-H News and Notes Weekly Update. Click the headlines below for more details!
Dear Jr Fair Beef exhibitor:
I hope you are finishing all your last minute details in preparation of the fair. During a recent beef committee meeting an error was reported to us from the last 4-H Link newsletter. We want to make sure you are aware of the mistake on the salmon colored sheet within the newsletter. It incorrectly stated the beef breeding arrival time.
Please be advised that:
Steers must arrive by 10am Friday. All feeder calves AND BREEDING BEEF must be in place by 5:00pm on Friday (Sept. 5). Feeder calves must be weighed following the steers (~5:30).
Check in for breeding beef is from 4-6pm in the Coliseum on Friday to confirm entries.
The Committee will stand by the 5:00 pm time as included in this letter and in the 2014 junior fair book. If you should have any questions please call the office @ 330.264.8722.
Along with this note, please read over the informational sheet to find pertinent information about your beef projects at the fair!
4-H Program Assistant
OSU Extension – Wayne County
Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,
Here is this week’s Wayne County 4-H News and Notes Weekly Update. Click the headlines below for more details!
Market Livestock Exhibitors and Parents – please consider donating a portion of the sale of your market animal(s) to help support the Wayne County 4-H program and scholarship funds. Please read my blog post called Giving Back and Paying it Forward and the Junior Fair Livestock Auction Donations Frequently Asked Questions post for more information.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith Lever Act in 1914 which established the nation’s cooperative Extension system. All year long OSU Extension – Wayne County has been celebrating the 100th anniversary with a series of events and activities.
Coming up at the Wayne County Fair there will be a display in the 4-H Building showcasing historical factoids and artifacts from the first 100 years of Extension and looking forward to the next 100 years. If you have any interesting Extension factoids, stories, old documents, photos, clothing or other still projects, or other interesting Extension artifacts that you would be willing to loan – please bring them to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday August 29th.
We will formally celebrate Extension’s 100th anniversary with a cake and punch reception to be held in conjunction with the Pie in the Face Auction and start of the Fair Square Dance on Sunday evening September 7th beginning at 7 p.m. in the Coliseum. Hope you can join us!
Why should Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors donate a portion of the sale of their market livestock animals?
Donating is each individual exhibitor’s choice. There is no pressure to donate, but it is something we hope each exhibitor will thoughtfully consider and discuss with their parents. Donating is an opportunity for youth to show appreciation for the strong 4-H, FFA, and Junior Fair program that we have in Wayne County while also paying it forward for future generations that will benefit from their donations.
What are the donations used for?
4-H and FFA members may choose from the following four funds to designate their donation. A brief description follows each fund.
- Wayne County 4-H Youth Development Fund – Established to support current and emerging program needs including camp scholarships, awards and recognition, teen leadership development opportunities, volunteer training and more.
- Hugh Kline Wayne County 4-H Endowment Fund – Provides support for youth to attend state and national 4-H camps and conferences, funding for Skillathon materials, support for livestock judging and education teams, grants to 4-H clubs for new and innovative programs or activities and more.
- Doyle Findley Scholarship – Established in memory of former Wayne County 4-H and Agriculture Extension Agent Doyle Findley. Recipients must be current or former 4-H or FFA members who have completed a livestock project. Scholarship may be used at any post high school institution, except graduate school. Amount of scholarship(s) varies annually.
- Wayne County 4-H Scholarship Fund – Recipients must be present or former 4-H members planning to further their education. Scholarship may be used at any post high school institution, except graduate school. Dollar amount of scholarship(s) varies annually.
How do youth make a donation from the sale of their market livestock animal(s)?
There is a green donation card that youth and/or parents of livestock exhibitors can fill out. The cards are available at the buyer registration table, Jr. Fair Office, and Extension Office. Cards are also available to youth to fill out while waiting in line for the auction. The donation card simply asks for the youth exhibitors name, what percentage or dollar amount they wish to donate, and to which of the four funds they want their donation designated to. The youth exhibitor should then hand the card to the auctioneer when they enter the sale ring. The auctioneer will announce the youth’s name, donation amount, and which fund they have selected to donate to. The donation is then deducted from the youth’s livestock sale check and transferred to the fund that he/she selected.
Can youth donate to other funds or groups not listed on the donation card?
Yes! However, those donations will not be automatically deducted from the youth’s livestock sale check. It will be the responsibility of the youth and his/her parents to send the donation to the group or individual they would like to support. If an exhibitor wants to support a fund other than the four listed above – he/she can write a short note explaining who they will be donating to and what amount or percentage. They can give that note to the auctioneer to announce to buyers when they enter the sale ring.
Just a Reminder for ALL HORSE ADVISORS to please take the time to look at all tack that your 4-hers are planning on using at fair.
Things to keep in mind:
- Make sure it is safe (In good condition) & clean.
- Horses over 5 yrs of age cannot be shown in a O ring or D ring snaffle and shown with 2 hands in western pleasure & horsemanship classes.
- They must be in a shank bit (straight sides) and only shown with 1 hand in western pleasure & horsemanship classes.
- If showing a horse over 5 yrs old and using 2 hands with a shank bit , they can be disqualified from a class.
- Split reins are required for western pleasure and contest reins for contest are recommended for safety reasons.
- If wearing spurs, please make sure they are correct for the discipline (English or Western).This applies to boots also.
- Leather halters & leads for showmanship for western are recommended
Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,Here is this week’s Wayne County 4-H News and Notes Weekly Update. Click the headlines below for more details!
Please note: the last chance to claim lost and found items left at 4-H Camp will be Friday August 29th. Please visit the Extension Office to pick up any items from camp that you’re missing. They will be donated to a local charity if not picked up by Friday the 29th!
The Importance of 4-H & FFA Youth Donations from the Sale of Livestock Projects
By: Doug Foxx, Extension Educator – 4-H Youth Development, Wayne County
We are blessed in Wayne County to have one of the strongest 4-H and Junior Fair programs in the United States. Annually, more than 2,000 livestock projects are exhibited at the Wayne County Fair by 4-H and FFA youth that make up our Junior Fair. We are also blessed to have a beautiful fairgrounds with a Senior Fair Board that regularly invests in maintaining and upgrading facilities, attracts top-notch entertainment, honors our county’s rich agricultural heritage, and is committed to supporting our 4-H and FFA youth throughout the year, not just during fair-time. Furthermore, Wayne County also has a dedicated team of Ohio State University Extension professionals and volunteers that work with the Fair Board to make the Junior Fair experience possible.
As fair-week approaches and throughout the fair it is important that we all pause, reflect on, and take time to appreciate just how wonderful our Junior Fair program is in Wayne County. Without the dedication and support of everyone involved – youth, parents, volunteers, committee members, staff, livestock buyers, and many others – our 4-H and FFA projects and our fair experience would not be possible.
We have many great traditions at the Wayne County Fair but one that I want to call your attention to is the tradition and importance of 4-H and FFA youth giving back and paying it forward for future generations by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their livestock projects. Often youth choose to give a percentage such as 2%, 5% or 10% or a flat dollar amount such as $10, $25, $100, etc. Every donation, small or large, is important and valued. To make a donation, over the years livestock exhibitors have filled out a green card when waiting in line to go through the auction. The youth exhibitor then hands the card to the auctioneer when they enter the sale ring. The auctioneer announces the amount or percentage and which fund the exhibitor has chosen to support.
The green donation cards allow youth to support the Hugh Kline Wayne County 4-H Endowment Fund, the General 4-H Scholarship Fund, Doyle Findley Scholarship Fund (available to both 4-H and FFA members), and other special funds and causes as needs have emerged over the years. A new fund has been established this year – the Wayne County 4-H Youth Development Fund. This fund will be used for current and emerging program needs such as partial or full scholarships for youth to attend 4-H camp, teen leadership development programs, and volunteer training. A shining example of our youth’s ability to give back was in 2001 when terrorists attacked our nation on 9/11. That year Wayne County 4-H and FFA youth collectively donated more than $24,000 from the sale of their livestock projects to support the American Red Cross in their work to manage the 9/11 disaster.
Youth giving back and paying it forward to others is a valuable life lesson in sharing, helping others, being philanthropic, and appreciating the gifts they have been given. Last year 4-H and FFA youth provided more than $4,000 in essential support for our scholarship funds and programs funded by the endowment.
Donating is each individual exhibitor’s choice. I encourage livestock exhibitors and parents of livestock exhibitors to talk about it and thoughtfully consider making a donation. I remember filling out a green card and donating a portion of the sale of my animals year after year during the livestock auctions when I was in 4-H and now as the steward of these funds it is incredibly rewarding to see the impact that they are having through college scholarships awarded to 4-H and FFA members, sponsorships for youth to participate in state and national 4-H trips, support for our livestock judging teams, grants awarded to 4-H clubs for new and innovative projects they want to do, and in so many other ways.
There are also opportunities for non-livestock youth, parents, 4-H alumni, and businesses / organizations to donate directly to these funds and other Wayne County Extension Development Funds anytime throughout the year. Contact the Extension Office at (330) 264-8722 for more information or if you are interested in donating or know someone that may be interested.
The following members received an
at the August Project Judging:
|Armstrong, Scott||503 Rockets Away (Solid fueled rockets)|
|Arndt, Allyson||631 Basic Archery|
|Bair, Kelton||557 Making the Cut: Level 2|
|Beckler, Lane||617 Exploring Ohio Ponds|
|Berger, Grace||216 Purr-fect Pals: Level 1|
|Bickett, Lily||630 Safe Use of Guns|
|Bond, Ellie||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Borton, Alex||517 Bicycling for Fun: Level 1|
|Bowman, Kendra||365.06 American Sign Language|
|Bowman, Rachael||365 Self Determined Project|
|Brazis, Noah||644 Exploring Our Insect World I|
|Brazis, Samual||644 Exploring Our Insect World I|
|Bresson, Deah||459 I Spy in the Kitchen|
|Calame, Georgia||621 Ohio Birds|
|Carlson, Max||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Carlson, Tanner||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Carr, Rebekah||173 Horseless Horse|
|Carr, Rebekah||409 Sew Fun|
|Carraway, Joshua||573 Arcs and Sparks|
|Carraway, Kayla||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Cochran, Andrew||641 Beekeeping Project and Record book|
|Cochran, Audrey||631 Basic Archery|
|Crawford, Liberty||409 Sew Fun|
|Crawford, Liberty||410 Fun with Clothes|
|Csapo, Aubrey||415 Active Sportswear|
|Daley, Abigail||573 Arcs and Sparks|
|Daley, Olivia||201O Dog Obedience|
|Elett, Amber||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Elett, Boyd||365 Self Determined Project|
|Esselburn, Andrea||461 Let’s Bake Quick Breads|
|Everhart, Elle||409 Sew Fun|
|Fahrni, Raechel||419 Tops for Tweens|
|Farnsworth, Ethan||611 Let’s Explore the Outdoors|
|Farnsworth, Hannah||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Feikert, Seth||585 Controlling the Image: Level 2|
|Friday, Erin||559 Finishing Up: Level 4|
|Friday, Jake||529 Wired for Power: Level 3|
|Friday, Jake||559 Finishing Up: Level 4|
|Gasser, Rebecca||592 Get started in Art|
|Gayheart, Colleen||461 Let’s Bake Quick Breads|
|Gayheart, Nicole||556 Measuring Up: Level 1|
|Geiger, Loudon||365 Self Determined Project|
|Gerhart, Morgan||556 Measuring Up: Level 1|
|Greer, Grace||753 Pistol Project|
|Greer, Grace||487 Fast Break for Breakfast|
|Greer, Luke||622 Trapping Muskrats in Ohio|
|Greer, Luke||753 Pistol Project|
|Griffith, Alexis||623 Fishing for the Beginner|
|Hahn, Jennifer||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Henderson, Lorena||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Hettick, Alexander||365.05 Rock, Minerals, and Fossils|
|Hettick, Jade||201D You and Your Dog|
|Hiner, Cassandra||353 First Aid in Action|
|Hiner, David||353 First Aid in Action|
|Hochstetler, Brittany||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Hofacre, Maggie||410 Fun with Clothes|
|Hostetler, Isabelle||644 Exploring Our Insect World I|
|Howman, Taylor||475 Star Spangled Foods|
|Hummel, Ashlee||556 Measuring Up: Level 1|
|Indermuhle, Kevin||559 Finishing Up: Level 4|
|Kasunick, Reagan||201O Dog Obedience|
|Kasunick, Reagan||592 Get started in Art|
|Kinney, Adelaide||631 Basic Archery|
|Kinney, Isaac||559 Finishing Up: Level 4|
|Kinney, Nathaniel||559 Finishing Up: Level 4|
|Kinney, Noah||558 Nailing It Together: Level 3|
|Kinney, Zachary||559 Finishing Up: Level 4|
|Lauffenburger, Anna||644 Exploring Our Insect World I|
|Lehman, Briar||528 Investigating Electricity: Level 2|
|Lehman, Shelby||584 Focus on Photography: Level 1|
|Mack, Garrett||201O Dog Obedience|
|Mack, Garrett||201S Dog Showmanship|
|Mackiewicz, Sophia||584 Focus on Photography: Level 1|
|Maglott, Hope||173 Horseless Horse|
|Metz, Aurora||409 Sew Fun|
|Miles, Daniel||220 Pocket Pets Project|
|Miles, Kendra||352 Keeping Fit|
|Misel, Sophia||481 Food and Fitness for Fun|
|Musselman, Cheyenne||365 Self Determined Project|
|Musselman, Cheyenne||588 Creative Writing for Teens|
|Musselman, Cheyenne||365.07 Computers|
|Patterson, Krista||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Pittman, Alexander||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Pittman, Andrew||621 Ohio Birds|
|Plessinger, Lillianna||459 I Spy in the Kitchen|
|Porr, Jessica||485 Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals|
|Ragusa, Ashley||585 Controlling the Image: Level 2|
|Renker, Abigail||469 Global Gourment|
|Rhodes, Sammy||584 Focus on Photography: Level 1|
|Roberts, Jackie||245 All Systems Go!: Level 2|
|Ross, Ethan||555 ATV Safety|
|Rowland, Allison||409 Sew Fun|
|Rupp, Emmalene||372 Diversity: The Source of Our Strength|
|Rupp, Emmalene||495 Your First Home Away from Home|
|Sargent, Mason||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Schaad, Westley||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Schaad, Will||300 You’re the Athlete|
|Schlatter, Carlie||352 Keeping Fit|
|Schneider, Taylor||413 Sundresses and Jumpers|
|Schneider, Taylor||459 I Spy in the Kitchen|
|Schoenbine, Delaney||588 Creative Writing for Teens|
|Slone, Taryen||477 Party Planner|
|Slone, Wyatt||517 Bicycling for Fun: Level 1|
|Smith, Amelia||413 Sundresses and Jumpers|
|Stanley, Morgan||483 Sports Nutrition1: On Your Mark!|
|Stephens, Shelby||751 Archery Project|
|Stinchcomb, Rebecca||409 Sew Fun|
|Stinchcomb, Rebecca||459 I Spy in the Kitchen|
|Stutzman, Cortnee||418 Loungewear|
|Swartzentruber, logan||630 Safe Use of Guns|
|Thomas, Mackenzie||461 Let’s Bake Quick Breads|
|Tope, Joshua||477 Party Planner|
|Watson, Hannah||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Widmer, Sabrina||592 Get started in Art|
|Wilder, Landon||588 Creative Writing for Teens|
|Wile, Tara||365 Self Determined Project|
|Wile, Tara||492 Cake Decoration Project|
|Wile, Taylor||365 Self Determined Project|
|Wilson, Maggie||486 Dashboard Dining|
|Wilson, Maggie||592 Get started in Art|
|Workinger, George||353 First Aid in Action|
|Yacapraro, Emily||351 Staying Healthy|
|Zuercher, Emma||407 Accessories for Teens|
|Zuercher, Rowena||365 Self Determined Project|