Quality Assurance will be held virtually in 2021. Zoom sessions will be offered at 6:00 PM on the following dates:
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Brianna Gwirtz 419-989-8987 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meats Judging Team:
Clint Walenciak 330-465-3649 email@example.com
Russ Johnson 330-345-1290 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbit Quiz Bowl Team:
Sarah Zimmerly 330-201-6349 email@example.com
Dairy Quiz Bowl Team:
Lisa Gress 330-231-0284 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dairy Judging Team:
Kristin Mensching 330-466-5350 email@example.com
OSU Virtual Junior Swine Day is scheduled for February 20, 2021! The complete agenda and registration information can be found at this link: www.go.osu.edu/jsd2021. Registration is due on February 16.
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.
Due to the current COVID guidelines from OSU, we will need to move the beef weigh-in originally scheduled for January to March 13, 2021. The backup date for weigh-in will be March 27.
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
Attention market beef exhibitors! Information regarding 2021 beef projects is now available. Click the links below for the latest updates on all market beef projects.
2021 Market Beef Letter
2021 Born Bred & Raised Form
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