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.
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:
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
Dairy Quality Assurance will be May 4th at 3:00 PM. Go to https://osu.zoom.us/j/98210249300 or call 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 920 7442 7051 to join the Zoom meeting.
The 2020 DairyPalooza is celebrating 10 years as being the premier 4-H dairy event in the state of Ohio! This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 25 at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. In the morning a state-certified Quality Assurance program for 4-H-aged youth will be offered, while adults and Cloverbuds can attend tracks of sessions designed for them. In the afternoon, youth can go to breakout sessions of their choice covering a range of topics – nutrition, showmanship and fitting, reproduction, genomics and more. Registration starts at 8:00am, with the program beginning at 9:00am. The pre-registration deadline is April 4, at a cost of $6.00 per person. With this you will receive a t-shirt, pizza lunch, take-home materials, and more. Late or walk-in registrations will cost $10.00 per person, and will not include the t-shirt, but will include pizza and take-home materials while they last. People can register as an individual/family online. People may also register as a group, as well as using paper registration.
All Practices are from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Armstrong Building or Grange at the Fairgrounds.
State Contest is Wednesday, July 12 at the OSU Dairy Science Building in Columbus
Questions?? Contact Lisa Gress at 330-231-0284
The Dairy Committee is hosting a bus trip for Dairy Youth and Families to Dairy Palooza on May 2nd – Registrations due March 5th. All of the information you need is in the packet below!
Each year the Wayne County Dairy Service Unit (DSU) presents an Outstanding Dairy Youth Award ($250) at its annual meeting. The recipient of this award must be nominated by a FFA or 4-H advisor who has some knowledge of the individual and their work with a dairy project and/or contribution to the dairy industry.
The award nomination form should be returned to the Wayne County Extension office by February 17, 2015. Award forms are available on the Wayne County Extension web site at: http://go.osu.edu/vU7 and at the Wayne County Extension office. Forms can be mailed in or filled out on line and submitted electronically.
The Wayne County Dairy Service Unit offers a scholarship to provide financial assistance to students in Wayne County that intend to go on to post-high school education in the field of agriculture, with a special interest in the dairy industry. At least one scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to qualified applicants.
Applicants for the scholarship must be a resident of Wayne County at the time of application, have graduated from an accredited high school program or be in their senior year, and have an agricultural background with interest towards continuing in agriculture. Special consideration is given to those applicants with a dairy background, involvement in a 4-H or FFA dairy project or having employment in a dairy based business. Applications for the scholarship are due to the Wayne County Extension office by February 17, 2015.
Scholarship applications are available on the Wayne County Extension web site at: http://go.osu.edu/vU5.
Scholarship applications can also be obtained from FFA advisors and the Wayne County Extension office located in the upper level of the county administration building at 428 West Liberty Street in Wooster, phone: 330-264-8722.
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.