Quality Assurance for 2021

Quality Assurance will be held virtually in 2021. Zoom sessions will be offered at 6:00 PM on the following dates:

March 22
April 6
May 4
May 10

A last chance QA session will be held on July 26 at 6:00 PM (fee will be charged).  Quality Assurance must be completed by July 27 in order to participate in the Wayne County Fair. Click here to join the Zoom QA sessions.

Beef Weigh-In

This year’s beef weigh-in will be held on Saturday, March 13 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Coliseum at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.  If you plan to exhibit a Beef, Dairy, or Carcass Steer at the 2021 Wayne County Fair, your animal must be weighed and tagged at this event. If you wish to participate in the Born, Bred, and Raised classes at this year’s fair, your nomination form is due at weigh-in.

Dairy Ambassador Contest

Attention all Wayne County Dairy Youth! The Wayne County Dairy Promoters along with the Wayne/Ashland Dairy Service Unit are sponsoring a Wayne County Dairy Ambassador Contest. Candidates must be involved in the Wayne County dairy industry and be between the ages of 9 and 21.  Click here for contest rules and application. Applications are due March 15, 2021.

Livestock Judging & Quiz Bowl Teams

Are you interested in joining one of Wayne County’s judging or quiz bowl teams?  Feel free to contact the coaches listed below if you are interested!

General Livestock Judging Team:

Erin Lucci   240-682-0801    elucci@certifiedangusbeef.com
Brianna Gwirtz  419-989-8987  bgwirtz@gmail.com

Meats Judging Team:

Clint Walenciak  330-465-3649  cwalenciak@certifiedangusbeef.com
Russ Johnson  330-345-1290  rivenoak@sssnet.com

Rabbit Quiz Bowl Team:

Sarah Zimmerly  330-201-6349  cszipp@aol.com

Dairy Quiz Bowl Team:

Lisa Gress  330-231-0284  randroliver@gmail.com

Dairy Judging Team:

Kristin Mensching   330-466-5350  jerz4me@gmail.com

Ohio State Fair Beef DNA Kit Deadline Extension

The deadline for youth who plan to show market beef at the Ohio State Fair to send in their DNA samples has been EXTENDED for 2021 only through Saturday, January 30th, 2021. The Ohio State Fair, OSU Department of Animal Science, and Ohio 4-H will continue to monitor COVID and update us as necessary. Please note that a 4-H Educator must sign off on these envelopes before they are submitted to the Ohio State Fair so please plan accordingly.

Dairy Service Unit Awards

The Wayne/Ashland Dairy Service Unit is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Dairy Youth award and applications for the Dairy Service Unit Scholarship.  Applications and nominations are due February 15, 2021.  Applications are available below:

Dairy Service Unit Scholarship Application

Dairy Service Unit Outstanding Dairy Youth Nomination Form

Outstanding Dairy Exhibitor Awards

Overall Champion:  Kelly Hawvermale
Reserve Champion: Carissa Pittman
Junior Supreme 1st Year Champion: Landon Ellerbrock

Senior Division Winners
1st – Riley Stull
2nd – Ashley Hawvermale
3rd – Elizabeth Howman

Intermediate Division Winners
1st – Regan Shockey
2nd – Audrey Sidle
3rd – Grace Wolf

Junior Division Winners
1st – Jake Howman
2nd – Madicyn Rupp
3rd – Brady Sidle