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2021 Fair Theme

Posted: Mar 10, 2021

2021 Stark County Junior Fair Theme Announced!

Extravaganza Information! 2021 Stark County 4-H Non-livestock Judging Dates

Posted: Feb 23, 2021

2021 Stark County 4-H Non-livestock Judging Dates

(Planned for in person- depending on restrictions)

Extravaganza-Dogs-Foods-Cloverbud Sharing

When: Sat, July 10 at 9am

Where: Stark County Fairgrounds- Exhibition Hall

4H Clothing Judging & Style Revue

When: Tues, -July 13- 1pm - 7pm

Where: Paradise Church, Louisville.

Please spread the word!!

2021 Carolyn Krug Memorial Essay Contest (Swine) - Deadline March 1st!

Posted: Jan 27, 2021

2021 Carolyn Krug Memorial Essay Contest (Swine) - Deadline March 1st!

The 2021 Carolyn Krug Memorial Essay Contest is underway! This contest is open to any first or last year market hog exhibitor that is enrolled in a Stark County 4-H Club and registered in the market hog project for 2021. Two awards will be given.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Deadline: March 1, 2021

download Created with Sketch. 2021 Carolyn Krug Memorial Essay Information

4H Family Guide for Selecting Projects

Posted: Jan 19, 2021

2021 4H Enrollment and Project Selection Information!

Happy 2021!!

We have included some very important links below for 2021 4H Enrollment and Project Selection. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Club Advisor or the OSU Extension Office.

download Created with Sketch. Now is the time to start thinking about your 2021 Projects! Be sure to check out the 2021 Ohio 4H Family Guide for all of the project offerings!

download Created with Sketch. Here's a quick snapshot (Cheat Sheet!) of the projects offered in the Family Guide :-)

download Created with Sketch. This link is your detailed guide to enrolling in 4H for 2021. Remember: 4H Enrollment Deadline is March 15th! If you have any questions, reach out to your Club Advisor or the OSU Extension Office.

Junior Fair Office

Posted: Jan 19, 2021

Junior Fair Building CLOSED for the Winter

Hey folks! The Junior Fair Building is closed down for the winter months. That also includes the office phone number/voicemail system. You can always reach the Junior Fair team at jrfair@starkcountyfair.com or by leaving a message at the main office at 330.452.0621.

Update on Pullorum Testing from ODA

Posted: Jan 19, 2021

Update from ODA concerning Pollorum Testing for the 2021 Fair Season:

Pullorum testing antigen is now available. This means that for the 2021 fair season, poultry testing (when required) will resume. If you need to order antigen or attend training, please contact the Ohio Poultry Association at 614-882-6111.

If you have any other questions in regards to fair requirements, please feel free to contact me at 614-728-6267.

Cindy

Cindy Bodie

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Division of Animal Health

cindy.bodie@agri.ohio.gov

Market Livestock Check Pick-Up

Posted: Oct 16, 2020

Market Livestock Check Pick-Up will be at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 24th from 8:30am - 11:30am.

Committees will set up stations along the outside of the fence in the Parking Lot and checks will be at tables by alphabet - NOT COMMITTEE. Please enter at the 7th Street Gate and stay to the OUTSIDE OF THE FENCE. Everyone will leave through the Raff Road exit at the back of the parking lot.

Please Note: Everyone will STAY IN THEIR CAR and checks will be delivered to them. All checks will be signed for upon receipt.

2020 Junior Fair Donor list by Member

Posted: Oct 8, 2020

2020 Junior Fair Donor List by Member

Each member will be receiving an individual email with their Donor Contact Information and Donation Amount. If you have any questions, please contact Marketing. Invoices will be sent out by Friday to the Donors.

download Created with Sketch. 2020-Donation-List-by-Member.pdf

2020 Quality Assurance Information

Posted: Mar 25, 2020

2020 Quality Assurance Information

IMPORTANT: (Please read!)

For our livestock project members and families, Ohio 4-H and the Ohio Department of Agriculture discussed some changes for this year that will help mitigate the effects the corona virus is having on holding in-person programming. For livestock quality assurance (QA) for the 2020 year only:

  • QA must still be completed before the opening day of exhibition, however the 45-day prior to the opening of the exhibition requirement will not be enforced. Quality Assurance IN-PERSON sessions are planned to be offered when and if we are permitted.
  • The actions we’ve taken so far are in alignment with necessary precautions recommended by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Ohio Department of Health. These are in place to help keep us all from getting, or unintentionally spreading, this virus. This includes the temporary closing to the public of our county Extension office and County Fairgrounds. We’ll continue to be available via email and phone.
  • Youth livestock exhibitors (8-18) may take the online YQCA certification. SEE the file below for ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS- $12 Cost per youth.
  • Please send a copy of your completed certificate to Julie Pinter at the Junior Fair office for proper credit. Email: jrfair@starkcountyfair.com
  • Livestock possession dates have NOT been changed, as listed in ORC- 901-19-39 Ownership requirements.

Please feel free to direct all questions and inquiries to jrfair@starkcountyfair.com or crawford.228@osu.edu

Keep in mind that the Fairgrounds and Extension offices are both closed during this time.

Stay safe and healthy! 🍀❤️🍀

download Created with Sketch. GettingYourYQCAWebBasedCertification.pdf

A Word from Extension

Posted: Mar 12, 2020

IMPORTANT: A Word From OSU

March 12, 2020

Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers and Supporters:

As you may be aware, The Ohio State University has announced the suspension of face-to-face instruction and the move to virtual instruction effective immediately through March 31. Events deemed nonessential are postponed between now and April 20, 2020.There will be evaluation whether they should continue in person beyond this time. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of all our people. Virtual meetings are encouraged.

Based on these guidelines, all 4-H Clubs must postpone/cancel all face-to-face meetings between now and March 30 , Stark 4-H enrollment deadline is changed to April 20, 2020.

In addition to all 4-H club meetings, the following list of 4-H events qualify as non-essential between now and April 20. Based on these guidelines, these non-essential activities must be postponed/ cancelled/ or held virtually. Examples include (this list is not exhaustive and subject to change at any notice):

4-H committees, including Advisory, Saddle Horse, Endowment, etc.

  • Club kick-offs, open houses, etc.
  • Community service projects
  • Educational clinics
  • Events put on by Advisory or County Committees or clubs, including fundraisers
  • Fundraisers
  • Social events (egg hunts, square dances)
  • Teen leader groups

NOTE: Senior Fair Board will need to make the determination for junior fair-related committees.

One of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illnesses is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals might interact and transmit the diseases. The safety of our community is our top priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available.

Please read through the following date changes and mark your calendar accordingly.

Schedule changes for the next 4 weeks:

  • 4-H Enrollment Deadline will be extended to April 20th for STARK.
  • 4-H Camp Scholarship forms – will be shared by end of March to be submitted by April 20, 2020.
  • QA Programs & OSU Minor Policy 1.50 will be cancelled and rescheduled

The best way to reach us is via email:

David Crawford, 4-H Educator, at Crawford.228@osu.edu

2020 Junior Fair Board Application

download Created with Sketch. Click Here to Print and Complete your Junior Fairboard Application! Interviews will be in October/November for the new season! Please turn them in by Labor Day. :)