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Processed Poultry Pick-Up THIS THURSDAY, September 12th

Posted: Sep 9, 2019

Processed Poultry Pick-Up THIS THURSDAY, September 12th

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Please bring coolers/boxes for transport.


Any questions, please contact Dan Johnson, Poultry Committee Chair at 30.495.2900

Sheep/Swine/Beef Carcass Evaluations TONIGHT at Don's Custom Meats

Posted: Aug 21, 2019

Sheep and Swine Evaluations start at 5pm with Beef check-in to start at 6pm, evaluations starting at 6:30pm.

BuyBack Program Explanation

Posted: Aug 14, 2019

“Advertising Only Program”

A Great Way to Support the Kids!

The Advertising Only Program gives the buyer an opportunity to support the Junior Fair, FFA, and/or 4H Program without having to take possession of a market animal. The program is designed to make it as simple as possible for the buyer.

At the auction, the buyer is required to pay only the difference between the fair market value of the animal and the price that he bids.

The fair market value of each animal is determined during the week of the Fair and prior to the auction by qualified cattle buyers and livestock traders. This market value reflects the actual price that could be expected at a local auction or trade center. Those animals that are purchased through this program will then be sold at the fair market price to a prearranged livestock dealer who assumes all responsibility for the animal.

The example below outlines the process:

  1. At the auction, a buyer bids $.85 per pound for a 1200 pound steer for the total purchase price of $1020.00 (this it the amount the Junior Fair participant will receive)
  2. The predetermined fair market value of this animal is $.60 per pound for the 1200 pound steer $720.00
  3. The difference that the purchaser will pay at the end of the livestock sale $300.00 (this amount can be totally considered as advertising expense)

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of the ‘Advertising Only Program’.

For additional information, please contact your Junior Fair participant or Junior Fair Committee.

4H Advisors

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

Your Play-by-Play Guide to 4-H Club Management and Positive Youth Development

As a condition of being a part of 4-H, the Ohio State University Extension requires that all 4-H clubs, 4-H affiliates, federations, and councils maintain their own Tax Payer Identification Number (TIN, also known as EIN). Previous national 4-H group exemptions under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code will be extinguished. All 4-H clubs, 4-H affiliates, federations and councils that were part of a previous national 4-H group exemption must maintain their tax-exempt status through the University’s group exemption. Existing Stark County 4-H Clubs who have submitted their EIN number to the office have completed this requirement. New 4-H Clubs must secure their EIN number.

Each 4-H Club MUST submit an annual e-postcard report online to the IRS by May 15, annually http://epostcard.form990.org/

Organization 4H Advisor MUST print off a record that you completed the report or if fails, you attempted to complete report. Keep in your records in case needed.

Please direct any questions to David Crawford, 330-830-7700 ext. 115 or crawford.228@osu.edu.

This I Believe about 4-H Youth…

It’s not only what we know, but what we believe, that determines what we do.

  1. The 4-H members are more important than the project.
  2. 4-H is not trying to replace the home, the church, or the school – only supplement them.
  3. 4-H’ers should be their own best exhibits.
  4. No 4-H award is worth sacrificing the reputation of the 4-H member or volunteer.
  5. Competition is a natural human trait and should be recognized as such in 4-H club work. It should be given no more emphasis than other fundamentals in 4-H.
  6. Learning how to do the project is more important than the project itself.
  7. Many things are caught rather than taught.
  8. A blue ribbon 4-H member with a red ribbon pig is more desirable than a red ribbon member with a blue ribbon pig.
  9. That “learning by doing” is fundamental in any sound educational program and characteristic of the 4-H program.
  10. Generally speaking, there is more than one good way of doing most things.
  11. Every 4-H member needs to be noticed, to be important, to achieve and to be praised.
  12. Our job is to teach 4-H members how to think, not what to think.

Source: Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Conference Brochure-2005

Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA.

Keith L. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Director, Ohio State University Extension, TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-1868

    4H Cloverbud Program

    Posted: Aug 7, 2019

    Cloverbuds are children who explore areas of healthy lifestyle, earth/environment, citizenship, plants and animals, consumerism and Family Science, science and technology, personal development, and community expressive arts.

    The primary goal of the Cloverbud progam is to promote children’s healthy development – mentally, physically, socially and emotionally.

    The Cloverbuds program provides an excellent opportunity for children to reach his or her highest potential because early life experiences, even subtle ones, affect future development.

    The Cloverbud program is developmentally-age appropriate, therefore it is:

    • fun
    • leader directed
    • activity based
    • non-competitive
    • success oriented
    • group-centered learning
    • many types of activities
    • positive

    The Cloverbud program allows for and encourages creativity and play.

    The Goals of Ohio’s Cloverbud program are for children to develop:

    • Self-understanding skills (self esteem)
    • Social interaction skills (getting along with others)
    • Decision making skills
    • Learning skills (learning how to learn)
    • Mastering physical skills

    Children possessing these life skills are less likely to have problems with drug use, school failure, delinquency, and depression later in life.

    Visit our Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Web Site.

    Check out the latest Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Connection Issue.

    Junior Fair Trash Can Decorating Contest 2019

    Posted: Aug 7, 2019

    Trash Can Decorating Contest

    Judging: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Coliseum

    Theme: “STARK COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR with 80’s Flair!

    This contest is held to encourage creative art skills and cleanliness of the fairgrounds. It is open to any youth organization represented at the Stark County Junior Fair.

    RULES:

    • Must be a 55-gallon steel drum which will be provided free of charge. Limit one can per club.
    • At least 5 holes, which are at least ½ inch in diameter in size, must be punched in the bottom of the drum
    • NO SHARP EDGES(especially on the rim of the drum)
    • Must be painted with a semi-gloss finish, no raised surfaces allowed (Puffy paint, etc.)
    • Design must cover front and back of the drum
    • The club name and the theme must be painted on the drum in a place easily visible. All artwork must be completely the work of the club’s members.
    • Entries must be checked in at the Junior Fair Board Food Stand on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Judging is at 5:30 p.m.
    • Drums must be displayed during the entire fair.
    • All drums become the property of Junior Fair and will remain permanently at the fairgrounds.
    • Failure to submit a properly prepared barrel or failure to comply with any other contest rule will result in disqualification of the entry.
    • Premiums will be awarded to the top five trash cans: $25, $20, $15, $10, and $5. All other participating trash cans will be awarded $2.00
    • Decision of the judge(s) will be final
    • Scoring: Originality (25 points); Neatness (25 points); Creativity (25 points) and Use of Theme (25 points).
    • ID tag will be issued by Junior Fair Board representative. Please fill out completely and place on the inside of the barrel.

    Contact: Julie Pinter, Junior Fair Coordinator for questions

    330-455-7856 office · 330.606.5313 mobile · jrfair@starkcountyfair.com

    Junior Fair Booth Decorating 2019!

    Posted: Jun 27, 2019

    2019 EXHIBIT HALL (4-H BUILDING)

    BOOTH EXHIBIT GUIDELINES

    1. Exhibits may be placed in booths from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 24, 2019; 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 25, 2019; and 9:00 A.M. to Noon on Monday, August 26, 2019. All displays and booths must be in place by NOON on Monday, August 26, 2019.
    2. No exhibits may be removed before 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Removal times are 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
    3. 2019 Booth Exhibit Theme: “Stark County Fair with 80’s Flair! “
    4. Club name and members’ names should be clearly displayed in the booth. Your organization symbol and colors should be evident.
    5. No food, vegetables or fresh flowers are to be exhibited in the booth. Models or replicas of these items are acceptable.
    6. No electricity is available to the booths and no mechanical, audio or lighting displays are permitted.
    7. Booths will receive a cash award of $15.00 for exhibiting.
    8. All materials used in the booths should be flame retardant. No hay or straw bales.
    9. Do not display any item that cannot be replaced.Theft and vandalism, while not frequent, sometimes do occur.
    10. The recommended minimum requirement for booths is the exhibit of at least one project per member. More items may be exhibited, if desired. Exhibit of the project book is encouraged, but optional.
    11. Items exhibited must represent the project taken by using pictures, food models, objects made, educational poster or displays. Because food will spoil and can attract rodents or insects, NO FOOD WILL BE EXHIBITED.
    12. Booths are meant primarily for the exhibit of non-livestock (home economics, still exhibits) projects. Livestock projects may have representative displays (space permitting), but members may not collect a booth premium for a livestock project if they are also exhibiting their animal at the fair.
    13. No staples, tacks, screws or nails may be used to fasten material to the pegboard. Fasteners may be attached to the top and sides of the 2 x 4 frame only. Check with the 4-H office or Junior Fair Coordinator for suggestions.

    Please reserve your 4-H Club Booth for 2019 Stark County Fair with Julie Pinter, Jr Fair Coordinator by July 15, 2019. jrfair@starkcountyfair.com or 455-7856 office

    2019 Jr Fair Theme: “Stark County Fair with 80’s Flair!”