July 11, 2020 - 6:08pm -- newman.221@osu.edu

We are now down to the 2‐week countdown to what many of you have been working for months towards 4‐H project judging and showcasing your animals at the Clark County Jr. Fair. Next week, is 4‐H
project judging, Cloverbud Show‐N‐Tell and Skill‐a‐thons. If you have not already registered to participate in‐person or virtually, please sign up now.

Register for Judging Links:


Project Judging and Skill‐a‐thon Dates and Times:

  • Miscellaneous Project Judging – July 14, 3 PM to 7 PM, Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Complex
  • Fashion Revue – July 14, 8 PM, Clark County Fairgrounds, Arts & Crafts Bldg.
  • In‐Person Skill‐a‐thons – July 15, 16, 17, 2 PM to 8 PM, Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Complex
  • Cloverbud Show‐N‐Tell – July 14, 15, 16, 17, Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Complex
  • Virtual Skill‐a‐thons – July 18, 19, 20


Bring to Miscellaneous Judging:

  • Completed project book
  • Item(s) made, constructed, produced, grown, etc. and/or educational display
  • No Food items for Foods and Nutrition Judging.
  • Clothing members should wear the garment they made or purchased for judging. Restrooms will be available for changing if you are completing more than one clothing project.
  • Your own Lawn Chair to wait outside of the judging areas.
  • Your own beverage or snack. No food or beverages will be available for purchase this year.
  • A mask to wear, if you do not have one, there will be disposable ones available for you.


Bring to Skill‐a‐thons:

  • Completed project book
  • Your own lawn chair to wait outside of the judging areas.
  • Your own beverage or snack. No food or beverages will be available for purchase this year.
  • A mask to wear, if you do not have one, there will be disposable ones available for you.


Bring to Cloverbud Show‐N‐Tell:

  • An item you made during your Cloverbud Year
  • Cloverbud Year Book (optional)
  • No Food Items
  • Your own lawn chair to wait outside of the judging area
  • Your own beverage or snack. No food or beverages will be available for purchase this year.
  • A mask to wear, if you do not have one, there will be disposable ones available for you.


Bring to Fashion Revue

  • Wear your garment made or purchased and your accessories;
  • Submit your Fashion Revue Description Form if you have not already done so, please e‐mail to house.18@osu.edu by Monday, July 13
  • Restrooms will be open for changing into multiple garments for those that may have more than one clothing project.


COVID‐19 Protocols Will Be In Place At All 4‐H Judging Events July 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Bring and wear face mask, if you do not have one there will be disposable ones available.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon arrival, upon leaving and often while there if staying for longer than your scheduled judging time.
  • All tables, chairs, laptops, plexi‐glass judging station dividers will be sanitized between participants.
  • Do not come to the in‐person judging if you or any member of your household have any symptoms of COVID‐19 – fever, cough or shortness of breath.
  • Do not come to the in‐person judging if you or any member of your household has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID‐19.
  • Do not come to the in‐person judging if you or any member of your household has tested positive for COVID‐19.


On‐Line Fair Entry – Is Yours Done? http://clarkohjrfair.fairentry.com

If you have not made entry for your breeding and production animal projects, showmanship, dog or horse shows, please do so. You may also do this when you come to Project Judging and/or Skill‐a‐thon or may check entries that you have already made.

4‐H Art Contest: July 26 6 PM, CTC Shelter House

Anyone that wants to compete in the 4‐H Art Contest needs to submit an entry form by July 23 to the Extension Office. The entry form is available at http://clark.osu.edu under 4‐H Applications and Forms and under Jr. Fair. Judging will take place on Sunday, July 26, 6 PM in the CTC Shelter House. Please bring your entries at that time. Jr. entries will be judged from 6 PM to 6:30 PM and Sr. entries will be judged from 6:30 PM to 7 PM. Awards will be announced at 7 PM or when judging is complete. 1st place winners will be eligible to sell in the 2020 Jr. Fair Virtual Auction.

2020 4‐H Royalty and Scholarship Ceremony and County Award Winners

When: Sunday, July 26, 7:30 PM
Where: CTC Shelter House
Anyone that receives a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in Miscellaneous Project Judging will be awarded their rosettes at this event. In addition, 4‐H Scholarship winners, Outstanding 4‐H’ers and 4‐H Royalty will be announced and crowned at the event. We ask that participants arrive at 7 PM more details will be sent in a letter to you.

2020 Clark County Jr. Fair Virtual Auction
I received the final version of the 2020 Clark County Jr. Fair Sale Rules yesterday from Luke Harbage, Sr. Fair Board Sales Chairperson. You can find those rules posted at http://clarkcoag.com. PLEASE READ
RULES CAREFULLY!

Virtual Auction:
August 3rd 9 am to August 4th 12 pm Add‐Ons: August 3rd 9 am to August 10th 9 am.

Important Auction Points:

  • All buyers will need to register on the Virtual Auction platform at http://clarkcoag.com;
  • Buyers will be able to participate in 2 ways:
    • A. as the highest bidder
    • B. through add‐on contributions (Similar to the multiple buyer format in the past). Minimum of $25 increasing in $5 increments.
  • Each exhibitor will receive both the highest bidder amount and the add‐on amounts for their 1 project animal in the virtual auction;
  • Each exhibitor is limited to 1 animal in the 2020 Clark County Jr. Virtual Auction;
  • Additional animals exhibited and shown may be sold at packer price and loaded onto the truck or sent to custom harvest;
  • Each exhibitor will load a photo of the animal they put in the auction and a short bio into the virtual platform once available at http://clarkcoag.com
  • Sample buyer letter available please click here.
  • Questions regarding this year’s sale should be directed to Cathy Hays, Sale Manager at jrfairsales@gmail.com or 937‐450‐1194 or Luke Harbage, Jr. Fair Sales Chairman


Clark County Jr. Fair – July 25‐29, 2020
The schedule has been posted for sometime at http://clarkcoag.com and at http://clark.osu.edu
If you have not looked at the schedule yet, I encourage you to do so.

Important Points:

  • Pen assignments will be made by family this year. So, if families have youth in 4‐H and FFA those members will be penned together rather than by 4‐H club or FFA chapter.
  • Exhibitors for some species will need to schedule a time to bring their animals onto the fairgrounds to minimize overcrowding in the unloading areas, barns, etc. Links similar to the ones that have been sent out to sign up for project judging/skill‐a‐thon will be sent out later next week.
  • Exhibitors will need to complete the following information electronically at weigh‐in or check‐in using an on‐line survey links available at the start of Fair. These must be completed before you will be permitted to SHOW.
  • Form DUNF
    Drug Use
    Notification Form
    Exhibition
    Livestock
    Producer
    Affidavit
    Affidavit
    Never Fed
    Ractopamine

    Animal
    Declaration Form
    (determines where
    animal goes after
    Fair)
    Species Market Beef
    Market Dairy Steers
    Market Hogs
    Market Goats
    Market Lambs
    Meat Chickens
    Meat Ducks
    Meat Turkeys
    Meat Rabbits
    Lactating Dairy Goats
    Lactating Dairy Cows
    Market Beef
    Dairy Feeders
    Market Dairy
    Steers
    Market Lambs
    Market Goats

    Market Hogs

    Market Beef
    Dairy Feeders
    Market Dairy Steers
    Market Hogs
    Market Goats
    Market Lambs
    Meat Chickens
    Meat Ducks
    Meat Turkeys
    Meat Rabbits

             

     

  • Additional Paperwork Requirements: Must bring these to Fair weigh‐in or check‐in.
Required Paperwork Health Papers Issued by Vet. Proof of Vaccination,
License, Tags
Registration Papers
Species Dairy Feeders Dogs Breeding Beef
Dairy Heifers/Cows
Purebred Swine

Fees for Animal Identification Typically Paid For Prior to Fair will be collected at Fair Weigh‐In and Check‐In. Please bring exact cash in an envelop with the child(s) name on it. See chart below for the amount needed for each and when and where it will be collected. Note: Fancy and Production Poultry also must pay the $2/animal fee this year.

Species Fee Amount Collection Date  

Location

Cavy $2/cavy Sat., July 25 CTC Shelter House
Meat Chickens
Fancy Chickens
Prod. Chickens
$2/bird Mon., July 27 Rabbit & Chicken
Barn
Dairy Feeders $10/dairy feeder Fri., July 24 Cattle Arena
Meat Ducks
Fancy Ducks
Fancy Geese
$2/duck/goose/waterfowl Tues., July 28 Sheep Arena
Market Goats $5/market goat
Tues., July 28
Cattle Arena
Market Lambs $3/market lamb Fri., July 24 Sheep Arena
All Rabbits $2/rabbit Friday, July 24 Rabbit Barn
Meat Turkeys
Fancy Turkeys
$2/turkey Tues., July 28 Sheep Arena

 

  • No barn decorations. Clubs nor families are permitted to do any barn decorating. Youth may hang up Buyer Thank You signs.
  • Live Webcasting will be streamed on‐line for the following shows ‐ Beef, Swine, Sheep, Rabbits, Poultry and Goats. Those that may have family members with compromised immune systems have an opportunity to watch family and friends they know participate in the 2020 Clark County Jr. Fair. In addition, even those that are on the fairgrounds can take advantage of the live webcasting to maximize social distancing and minimize overcrowding in the arenas, barns, bleachers.


COVID‐19 Protocols During the Clark County Jr. Fair: EVERYONE IS REQUESTED to do their part to prevent transmission of COVID‐19 during the Clark County Jr. Fair. The Clark County Fair Board has put many measures in place to try to provide 4‐H and FFA members and their families the opportunity to showcase their project work in a safe environment. The level of safety and success depends on you and your actions and choices. I’m sure many of you have seen the social media posts, news stories, print and TV reports of earlier fairs. At least one of those counties is at Level Red now. We do not want that to be the case for Clark County.

You can do your part and be part of preventing COVID‐19 transmission by:

  1.  Adhering to 6 ft. social distancing between people throughout the Clark County Fairgrounds – barns, pens, arenas, bathrooms, campgrounds, driveways, etc.
  2. Implementing excellent hygiene practices: wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer often;
  3. Wearing a face mask or covering especially when social distancing may be compromised outdoors or in close encounters in buildings like the bathrooms, setting in the bleachers, etc.
  4. Following directional signs. Barns and arenas will be posted with Entrance and Exit signage and one‐ way directional signage to be able to allow for 6 ft. social distancing. This may mean you may need to walk a little farther and/or walk your animal around the barn to follow the directional signs.
  5. Taking your temperature daily and monitoring your health and your family’s health for COVID‐19 symptoms including – fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.
  6. Not attending the Jr. Fair if you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID‐19 or been exposed to someone who has tested positive with COVID‐19.


I greatly appreciate all the 4‐H volunteers, committees, and parents for staying positive and helping to make the 4‐H experience possible for 1150 Clark County 4‐H youth. For many 4‐H members the highlight of the 4‐H year is showing their projects at the Clark County Fair. As we inch closer to that day, I want you to reflect on what is most important in life our HEALTH and our FAMILY. And to keep that in the forefront as you make decisions in the days leading up to the Fair, throughout the Fair and the days that follow the Fair.

As additional information arises between now and the start of Fair, I will continue to send out e‐mail blasts, text message blasts and updates like this one posted to the web.

If you have any questions at anytime, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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