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Clark County 4-H Families and Volunteers:

Effective immediately, June 1, 2021, OSU has given approval for OSU Extension and 4-H Programs to follow local guidance with regards to masks.

What this means:

  • Face masks are NOT REQUIRED to be worn inside or outside at 4-H camps, programs, activities, events, contests, club or committee meetings, etc.  
  • Face masks are NOT REQUIRED to be worn inside or outside at the OSU Extension, Clark County office.
  • Face masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for those who are NOT YET fully vaccinated (strongly recommended means the individual chooses to wear a mask or not).

REMINDER: As the case has been to date, know that these guidelines may be modified at any time if conditions change, and/or if the guidance is not followed, and/or if the Clark County Combined Health District issues more stringent requirements.

Other COVID-19 Protocols Will Continue:

  • Maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING and Use SANITIZING PRACTICES.  
  • Individuals and/or family members MAY NOT ATTEND any 4-H event if they or anyone living in their household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, or as been directly exposed (confirmed or suspected) to COVID-19 if they are not fully vaccinated.

 

 2021 4-H Camp Updates – Register Now to Join the Camp Fun!

Campers will be participating in 4-H camp activities in the following way:

  • Cabins:  Will select 2 workshops daily to participate in as cabin mates.  Every cabin will have the opportunity to participate in 6 of the 7 workshop topic areas. 
  • Cohorts:  Two cabins will be combined into a cohort of no more than 20 to participate in large group activities. 
  • Groups:  Cohorts will be divided into 2 groups to rotate through large group activities to meet camp facility capacity limits for COVID-19 protocols. 

This is a change from the original information shared that campers would be doing everything together by Cabin. 

Masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors at 4-H Camp!    

Deadline to register for 4-H Camp is Saturday, June 5, 2021.  Go to https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkco4hcamp to register now and learn more.

  • You may pay in person at the Extension Office on Thursday, June 3, 4 PM to 7 PM or June 10, 5 PM to 8 PM at the Arts & Crafts Bldg., on the Clark County Fairgrounds OR
  • By mail to Clark County 4-H Committee, P.O. Box 444, Springfield, OH  45501. 

Packing lists, required forms and more information will be sent to all youth who register the week of June 7. 

 

4-H Activity Late Fee Due Before June 14

Anyone that did not pay their 4-H Activity fee by the May 26 deadline must pay the late fee prior to June 14, 2021. 

4-H Activity Late Fees

  • 4-H Members - $30
  • 4-H Cloverbuds - $10

Any unpaid 4-H activity fees after June 14 will result in non-4-H membership and in eligibility for Clark County Jr. Fair and/or Ohio State Fair Jr. participation.  Please make sure you get your 4-H Activity fees paid.

You may pay in person on

  • Thursday, June 3, 4 PM to 7 PM at the Extension Office or
  • Thursday, June 10, 5 PM to 8 PM at the Arts & Crafts Bldg., Clark County Fairgrounds

You may pay by mail to

  • Clark County 4-H Committee, P.O. Box 444, Springfield, OH  45501. 

 

Purchase Your 4-H Project Books for Skill-A-Thon and Project Judging

If you have not already purchased your 4-H project books, you may do so in the Extension Office – Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.  The Extension Office will also be open late on the following days for you to purchase project books:

  • June 2 & 3 until 8 PM
  • June 7, 8 & 9 until 6 PM

 

Last Youth QA – June 7, 7 PM, Arts & Crafts Bldg. 

Anyone that has not already completed this annual requirement MUST ATTEND THE June 7 Session. 

If you do not complete this requirement, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW AND/OR SELL YOUR ANIMAL AT THE 2021 Clark or Ohio State Fair!

Exhibitors REQUIRED to complete a Youth QA include:

Market Beef                                Market Dairy Steers                     Market Hogs

Market Lambs                             Market Goats                              Market Chickens

Market Ducks                              Market Turkeys                           Market Rabbits

Lactating Dairy Cows                   Lactating Dairy Goats

Please use the following link https://go.osu.edu/clarkco4hyouthqasessions to register!

 

Pullorum Testing for Fancy and Egg Production Chickens

When:  Wed., June 9

Time:  5 PM to 7 PM

Where:  Rabbit Barn, Clark County Fairgrounds

What:  Bring 3 chickens from your flock to be tested. 

Cost:  $2/chicken

This is a requirement in order to be able to show your chickens at the 2021 Clark County Fair.

 

 

Market Duck and Market Chicken Pick-Up

When:  Thurs., June 3

Time:  5 PM to 6 PM

Where:  Firebarn, Clark County Fairgrounds

Ducks and chickens will be pre-boxed based on your order.

 

2021 Clark County 4-H Skill-a-thon

When: Mon., June 14 and Tue., June 15

Time:  4 PM to 8 PM

Where: Clark County Fairgrounds Complex

What:  Bring completed 4-H project book for your projects, be prepared to answer questions about 4-H and your project area, complete 4 to 5 hands-on skill stations.

Registration:  Register for a time slot to participate by June 13, 2021.  A link(s) will be sent out this weekend. This is being done to manage flow and meet capacity requirements for COVID-19 protocol.

Preparation:  Utilize the 4-H Resource Handbook for your project area as well as resource links available at https://clark.osu.edu and on the 4-H App.

 

Species

Date

Station 1

Station 2

Station 3

Station 4

Station 5

Project Book

Alpacas

Llamas

June 15

 

Nutrition

 

Body Parts

 

Conformation

 

Fiber & Colors

 

None

 

#132 - Alpaca & Llama

 

Beef

June 15

 

Nutrition

 

Body Parts

 

Breeds

 

Meats

 

Equipment

 

#117  - All Beef Projects

 

Cavy

June 14

 

Nutrition

 

Body Parts

 

Breeds

 

Health

None

 

#215 - Cavy

Dairy

Feeders

Steers

June 14 June 15

 

Meat Cuts

 

Nutrition

 

Bio-Security

 

Body Parts

 

Equipment

#117DF - Dairy Feeder

#117DM– Dairy Market

Dairy

Female

June 14

 

Breeds

 

Anatomy

 

Reproduction

 

Feeds

Equipment

Management

#122 - Calves & Heifers

#126 -  Cows

 

Dog

June 14

 

Breeds

 

Conformation

 

Anatomy

 

Health

 

None

 

#201 - All Dogs

 

Goats

June 14 June 15

 

Body Parts

 

Equipment

 

Bio-Security

 

Meat Cuts or

Dairy Score Card

 

None

 

#135 - All Goats

 

Horses

 

June 14 June 15

 

Body Parts

 

Equipment & Tack

 

Breeds &             Colors

 

Body Condition

 

Conformation

#190 - Equine & Record plus enrolled Horse                 Projects except for #174

ALL

Poultry

 

June 15

 

Feed Tag

 

Health

 

Body Parts

 Meat Cuts (market)

Breeds (fancy & production)

 

None

 

#150 - All Poultry

 

Rabbits

 

June 14

 

Feed Tag

 

Health

 

Breeds

 

Body Parts

 

None

#225 - Breeding

#226 - Market

#227 - Pet

 

Sheep

June 15

 

Meats

Scrapie Tag & DUNF

 

Body Parts

 

Health

 

Nutrition

#198 - Market

#199 - Breeding

 

Swine

June 14 June 15

 

Body Parts

 

Nutrition

 

Bio-Security

 

Diseases

Ear Notching

& Breeds

#139 - Market

#140 - Breeding

2nd Vaccinations & Health Paper Requirements for Dairy Feeders:

All dairy feeders that will be exhibited at the 2021 Clark County Junior Fair must receive a second vaccination of a 4-way and 7-way vaccine, be checked for castration and dehorning and be issued health papers by a veterinarian no later than July 1.  You must present health papers before crossing the scales Fri., July 23.   

Choose one of these dates or make arrangements with your own veterinarian.  The pre-arranged cost for June 1, 2, and 5 is $10.00 per dairy feeder.

  • Tuesday, June 1, 6 PM-7 PM, Greenon HS with Dr. King
  • Wednesday, June 2,  6 PM -7 PM, Northwestern M.S. with Dr. King
  • Saturday, June 5, 7:30 AM-9 AM, Clark County Fairgrounds, Cattle Arena

 

Upcoming Deadlines for 4-H and Jr. Fair Events and Contests

  • Apply for Clark Co. Jr. Fair Animal Royalty by June 10

           Apply at https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcountyjrfairanimalroyalty

 

  • Apply for Winterhoff and Senior Beef Award by June 10

Apply at https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcountyjrfairsrbeefwinterhoffawards

 

Upcoming 4-H Committee Meetings

  • Dairy Committee – June 2, 7:30 PM, Arts & Crafts Bldg. Clark Co. Fgrds.
  • Dog Committee – June 8, 6:30 PM, Dog Barn, Clark Co. Fgrds.

 

Clark County Jr. Fair Swine and Open Class Show Changes

Due to Ohio State Fair and packer processing changes, the Clark County Swine Committee and the Clark County Fair Board have made changes to the Jr. Fair and Open Swine Shows.  Both the Jr. Fair and Open Class Market Hog Shows are Ractopamine Free Shows!  Please read the updated schedule for the 2021 Clark County Fair below:

 

Updated 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair Swine Show Schedule

  • Friday, July 23 – 6 PM to 10:30 PM – Weigh off the Truck – Exhibitors will be required to register for a time using an on-line survey.  Link will be made available in July.    
  • Sat., July 24 – 5 PM, Showmanship
  • Sun., July 25 – 9 AM, County Farrowed
  • Mon., July 26 – 1 PM, Purebred & Gilts (Purebreds show first)
  • Mon., July 26 – Purebreds released at conclusion of Purebred Show
  • Tues., July 27 – 9 AM, Barrows & Scrambles
  • Monday, July 26 & Tuesday, July 27 – Time TBD - Jr. Fair Market Hog Take Home Load Out
  • Tuesday, July 27, After 7 PM - Custom Load Out
  • Tuesday, July 27, After 11 PM - Packer Truck Load Out

 

Updated 2021 Clark County Fair Open Swine Show Schedule

  • Wed., July 28 – 7 PM - Open Show Weigh-In
  • Thurs., July 29 – 9 AM - Pee Wee Showmanship
  • Thurs., July 29 - 1 PM - Open Show
  • There will not be a packer truck for processing for the open class market hogs.  There may be a cull truck.  Please check the Clark County Fair website for updates – https://clarkcoag.com

 

IMPORTANT 2021 OHIO STATE FAIR RULES

The 2021 Ohio State Fair Livestock department rules have been posted at: https://ohiostatefair.com/agriculture-livestock/livestock/.  All 4-H and FFA members are encouraged to read the rules carefully.  If you have questions, please do not wait until the last minute to inquire.  Swine exhibitors are encouraged to read the rules carefully, some highlights are below.      

Remember all Ohio State Fair Livestock Entries are due June 20, 2021.  Entries must be made on-line. 

Ohio State Fair Swine Rule Highlights

  • Ohio State Fair is a RACTOPAMINE FREE FAIR

THERE MAY BE TESTING FOR RACTOPAMINE AT ALL SESSIONS

  • RACTOPAMINE Exhibitor Affidavit for the Market Barrow Show WILL BE REQUIRED
  • 840 TAG REQUIRED for ALL Market Barrows. EID (Electronic Identification) 840 Tags preferred, but Ohio State Fair will accept non-EID this year.
    • These should be placed in the pig from the breeder they originate from, if possible, please have them placed in the RIGHT EAR.
    • If you do not already have an 840 tag, you will want to work with your local vet.
  • ALL SWINE MUST BE TAGGED WITH AN 840 TAG.
  • All EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE A PREMISE I.D. (this is based on the location the pigs were raised, so the same premise ID will cover all siblings).
  • All Market Exhibitors WILL BE REQUIRED to enter parent/guardian Adult PQA Certification ID# at the time of entry. 
  • SESSION 3 – MARKET BARROWS (Partial Terminal Show-ONLY GRAND &RESERVE BARROWS ARE TERMINAL)
    • All other barrows are the responsibility of the exhibitor and must be removed from the fairgrounds after the show.
    • A market is not available in 2021 for Ohio State Fair. 

 

2021 Clark County Jr. Fair Entries Due

Please use the 2021 Fair Entry Instructional Packet for 4-H and FFA Members available on the 4-H App and the Web to assist you in making entry. https://clark.osu.edu/sites/clark/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/ClarkCoFair/2021%20Fair%20Entry%20Instructional%20Packet%20for%204-H%20and%20FFA%20Members.pdf

To make entry go to http://clarkohjrfair.fairentry.com/

The 2021 Clark County Jr. Fair On-Line Entries are open for 4-H and FFA members to make entry for ONLY the following:

  • Dairy Heifers and Cows – Due June 1, 2021
  • Dairy, Pygmy, Fiber, Cart and Market Production Doe Goats – Due June 1, 2021
  • Breeding Beef and Beef Feeders – Due July 1, 2021
  • Alpacas and Llamas – Due July 1, 2021
  • Fancy and Egg Production Poultry – Due July 1, 2021
  • Dog Shows – Due July 1, 2021
  • Horse Shows – Due July 1, 2021
  • All Showmanship Classes for All Species – Due July 1, 2021
  • Baking Contest – Due July 10, 2021
  • Art Contest – Due July 23, 2021

 

DO NOT MAKE ENTRY ON FAIR ENTRY FOR THE FOLLOWING

We are making entry for all the animals listed below based on pre-fair tagins/check-in/weigh-in, market exhibitor registration on-line forms, bulk orders, project judging, etc.   IF you make entries for any of the animals listed below using Fair Entry - WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THEM!

  • All Cavies
  • All Rabbits
  • All Market Poultry (Market Turkeys, Market Chickens, Market Ducks)
  • Market Beef
  • Market Dairy Steers
  • Dairy Feeders
  • Market Lambs
  • Market Goats
  • Market Hogs
  • Miscellaneous and Shooting Sports Projects

 

 

In the 4-H Spirit,
Patty House
4-H Extension Educator
house.18@osu.edu
937-398-7599