Skillathon Practice for all Species from David Crawford

Posted: Mar 10, 2020

Skillathon Practice for all Species from David Crawford

Livestock/Animal activity games- parts, meat cuts, etc.. Similar to Skillathon Stations

Web site where members can practice games for livestock/animal skillathon stations….

Just search for species and/or key words...

Rabbit & Cavy Clinic - April 5th, 1pm in the Fairgrounds Art Hall

Posted: Mar 9, 2020

Rabbit & Cavy Clinic - (Mandatory for all 1st and 2nd year exhibitors)

When: Sunday - April 5th, 1pm

Where: Stark County Fairgrounds - ART HALL

Included with this year's clinic - Quality Assurance Session immediately following Rabbit/Cavy Clinic.

All exhibitor's, showing any market or lactating animal, are required to complete a Quality Assurance session prior to June 1, 2020.


Posted: Mar 4, 2020


March 8th starting at 1:00 is the Poultry Educational Clinic for first and second year members (all are welcome).

The Clinic will be at Sacred Heart of Mary’s Church Hall, 8900 Columbus Rd. Louisville Ohio 44641.

The Poultry Committee will be accepting the non-refundable project fees for Project 150CM Chicken, Market (broilers) and 150DM Duck, Market.

Project 150CM Chicken, Market (broilers) non-refundable project fee is $45.00/project.

Project 150DM Duck, Market non-refundable project fee is $4.00/duck with a minimum of 2 ducks per project.

Kinder Goat Application

Posted: Feb 3, 2020

Kinder Goat Breeders Association - Essay Contest!

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Application can be turned in any time before March 1st for the current year. Applications

received after this date will be considered for the following year if applicable. Contest winners

will be notified after the April KGBA meeting.

Applications can be sent to:

KGBA Doe Chain

P. O. Box 277

Beloit, OH 44609

or emailed to This program will be administered by the KGBA in

cooperation with local Kinder Goat Breeders.


If you are chosen you will be able to choose a doe kid that has been generously donated from one

of our member’s herds. You will also receive a one year youth membership to the Kinder Goat

Breeders Association. Once the doe is of breeding age and size she must be bred to a Kinder

Buck. You can contact your local breeder for information on available local bucks. When she

kids you must donate a doe kid from this doe back to the Kinder Goat Breeders Association for

this program. Until you fulfill this agreement your doe will be leased to you so that you have the

ability to show her. If there is no applicant the following year and your doe had a doe kid that kid

will be sold at auction at the next available KGBA show. Upon completion of the donated doe

kid back into the program the dam will then be signed over to you and registered into your name.

She is then all yours. If after being bred 3 times and if never having a doe kid your agreement

will be considered fulfilled and the doe kid will be signed over to you. NOTE: All doe kids

donated will need to be registered with the KGBA prior to their donation back into this program.

We do ask that you take good care of your doe and make sure that she is kept in good condition.

Make sure she has adequate nutrition, clean water, housing, and is kept up to date on

vaccinations and deworming. All animals have certain requirements to obtain optimum health

and we suggest that you know what those are before taking on this commitment. If a doe dies

because of not following these requirements she will not be replaced and you will not be able to

apply for this opportunity again. These kids are being donated to youth with the understanding

that they will be well cared for and loved, and for the purpose of helping youth to enjoy the

rewarding experience of owning a Kinder goat.

All does supplied by KGBA breeders will be vet checked to certify the doe is free from CAE, CL

and Johne's Disease. Youth members who return the donation must make sure their donated doe

is also vet checked for these diseases.

We do hope that you consider joining the Kinder Goat Breeders Association but it is not a

requirement to apply for this program. However, if chosen and you must remain a member until

you fulfill your agreement of placing a doe kid back into the doe chain. Once a member, you

have access to some great advice on raising and showing your new doe from some experienced

breeders and other youth around mid-Ohio.

Quality Assurance Dates for Stark County Livestock Exhibitors

Posted: Feb 2, 2020

Quality Assurance Dates for Stark County Livestock Exhibitors

Stark County Quality Assurance Dates at RG Drage:

  • Thursday, February 20 - (Beef Focus)
  • Tuesday - February 25
  • Tuesday, March 17

All sessions start at 7pm.

HORSE Safety & Ethics: Thursday, April 9

There will be a Minor Abuse and Neglect session prior to the QA sessions. This is an annual requirement for Adult Advisors and Volunteers.

Calling all FIRST or LAST year Swine Showmen! Don't miss out on the 2020 Carolyn Krug Memorial Essay Contest!

Posted: Jan 30, 2020

Calling all FIRST or LAST year Swine Showmen! Don't miss out on the 2020 Carolyn Krug Memorial Essay Contest!


The winners will be awarded a market hog to be taken as a project and shown at the Stark County Fair in 2020. The pig(s) will be donated by the Krug Family and will ready for exhibitors in the spring, sometime in May.

Any 4-H member may participate if they will be enrolled with a club for 2020 and this is either their 1st year taking a swine project or a member that is in their last year of taking a swine project. Two individuals will be chosen.

TO ENTER the contest, the exhibitor must write an essay outlining why they would like to take a swine project, as well as what house and feeding arrangements they have. Include in your essay, your name, age, phone number, number of years in 4-H, previous projects taken, and any other information that you feel important/interesting. Be CREATIVE! Think about what may make your essay stand out from others. The essay may be hand written or typed. May also include artwork.

Parents/Guardians MUST sign at the bottom of the essay confirming that they would be able to receive the pig, take care of the pig properly as far as housing and feed requirements, and that they agree to oversee the project. The child responsible to complete the project by attending QA, skill-a-thon, and showing the pig at the Stark County Fair.

Our family is looking for individuals who show enthusiasm and interest in owning and raising a pig and who is able to provide proper care and adequate housing for a swine project. When planning for housing and fencing needs, remember that the pig will be around 40-70 lbs and around 240-270 lbs upon completion of the project.

ESSAYS are due by MARCH 1, 2020. The family will be meeting the first week of March and winners will be notified by phone. All others will be sent a letter by mail. If you win, be sure to sign up for the project with your club. Mail your essay to: The Krug Family, 1250 Glenway NW, N. Lawrence, OH 44666.

This is the thirst year for the program and we hope to be able to continue it in memory of Carolyn Krug for years to come. To help make this possible, it is suggested that a percentage of the sale of your project be donated back to the fund.

If you have any questions, please call Randy at 330.265.9322 or Scott at 330.465.3628.

Carolyn and Bob Krug were long time supporters of 4H and everything that 4H stood for. They were on the swine committee for 45+ years, their 5 children all showed pigs, as well as their 6 grandchildren, and 4 of their great grandchildren. All also took various other projects too. They were both very dedicated and committed to make 4H and the swine program a positive experience for all.

If we can help the exhibitor in any way, we will be more than happy to do so. We want this to be a successful, positive, and FUN experience for all.

January Marketing Committee Meeting

Posted: Jan 8, 2020

There is a Marketing Committee meeting this Thursday, January 9 at 7pm in the Junior Fair Building. This meeting is open to all.

Hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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    2020 Junior Fair Board Application

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