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2021 Licking County 4-H Calendar (Tentative) - updated 3/29/21
April 20, 2021:
April 16, 2021:
2021 Goat Workshops - June 10, 2021 and July 15, 2021 from 6:00-9:00pm - Baird Arena in the Sheep Barn at the Hartford Fairgrounds
2021 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock/Animal Requirement Summary - Updated 4.15.21 - Exhibitor information regarding exhibit limits, dates of possession, pre-fair weigh-in/tagging dates, clinics, entry deadline, and various animal and health requirements.
April 12, 2021:
2021 Hartford Fair Hog ID form - Due May 15, 2021 to the Hartford Independent Fair Office
April 2, 2021:
Hartford Fair Pork Queen / Princess Contest Application and Guidelines - Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 17, 2021. Mail entry to: Pork Queen/Prncess Contest, 5691 Sunnyside Road, Granville, OH 43023
Mini camp will be held on one day as a day camp for 2021. Registration materials along with a tentative schedule can be found here.
List of Quality Assurance Options for 2021.
March 29, 2021:
Livestock Quality Assurance: Any Hartford Fair youth exhibitor who has not attended one approved Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance training will be ineligible to exhibit livestock (in the areas requiring QA training) during the 2021 Hartford Independent Fair if they are unable to complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2021
2021 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock/Animal Requirement Summary - Updated 3.29.21 - Exhibitor information regarding exhibit limits, dates of possession, pre-fair weigh-in/tagging dates, clinics, entry deadline, and various animal and health requirements.
2021 Hartford Junior Fair Meat Chicken Order Form - Due by 4:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. Mail or drop off order form with payment to: OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
2021 Hartford Jr. Fair Meat Duck Pool Order Form - Due by 4:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. Mail or drop off order form with payment to: OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771, E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
March 24, 2021:
Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council Queen/King & Princess/Prince Royalty Rules & Application - fillable PDF - UPDATED 3.24.21 - Please refer to the application for list of dates and rules/requirements. - Additional Resources (made available during the Informational Meeting).
March 17, 2021:
Licking County Lamb Royalty Application - Applications Due: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 to: Licking County Lamb Royalty Contest, Licking County Extension Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
March 16, 2021:
2021 Bred and Raised Market Rabbit ID Form - Rule and regulations for the bred and raised class at the Hartford Fair. ID form must be returned to the fairgrounds with signatures by May 1, 2021.
March 9, 2021:
2021 Licking County 4-H Project Requirements (this booklet covers all 4-H projects and contains the 2021 Clothing & Food Supplements, as well as judging dates and awards.
March 4, 2021:
Licking County Family & Consumer Sciences Queen/Princess Contest Application - Applications due by May 1, 2021. All entries should be submitted to: OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
Licking County 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador - Application Entry Deadline: May 1, 2021 - Mail completed entry to: LCSS Ambassador, c/o Jennifer Imbody, 12893 Rocky Fork Road, St. Louisville, OH 43071.
March 3, 2021:
2021 Guidelines to the 4-H Rabbit Projects - These guidelines offer a description of the purpose of each rabbit project and also list the fair tattoo/registration days.
March 2, 2021:
2021 Hartford Fair Lamb Pool - Registration form must be returned to the address listed on the application by Sunday, April 4, 2021.
2021 Licking County Market Lamb Sale - Saturday, April 17, 2021 - The Hartford Fairgrounds, Croton, Ohio.
2021 Market Lamb & Breeding Sheep Show - Saturday, June 5, 2021 - Hartford Fairgrounds, Croton, OH
February 24, 2021:
Licking County Goat King & Queen Contest Application - Entries due no later than Saturday, May 1, 2021. Mail entries to Lori Lee, 18355 Utica Road, Utica, OH 43080.
February 19, 2021:
February 17, 2021:
Licking County Dairy Feeder Princess Application - Applications due by Saturday, May 1, 2021. Mail application to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Road, Granville, OH 43023.
Licking County Dairy Princess Contest - Applications due by Saturday, May 1, 2021. Mail application to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Road, Granville, OH 43023
4-H Dairy Judging Contest - Saturday, March 20, 2021 - Shipley Dairy Farm: 9309 Reynolds Rd, Utica, OH - 10:00 am - PLEASE NOTE: For 2021Only Licking County 4-H Members who are enrolled or will be enrolled in a 4-H Dairy Project during 2021 will be allowed to participate. Only one adult will be able to attend with each family. There will NOT be lunch or a Quality Assurance Program provided.
2021 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock/Animal Requirement Summary - Exhibitor information regarding exhibit limits, dates of possession, pre-fair weigh-in/tagging dates, clinics, entry deadline, and various animal and health requirements.
February 15, 2021:
2021 Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council Youth Horse Shows Packet - Updated 02.15.21 - Information for both the June and July Shows
4-H Is For You! Licking County 4-H Clubs Brochure (updated 2/15/21) - In this brochure you will find a listing of 4-H clubs in Licking County--where they are, what projects they offer and how to get in touch with them. Members must enroll online by April 1 of each year.
2021 PAS Form Packet - Due Tuesday, April 27, 2021 with your Horse ID Form - Packet includes PAS Form, Ohio State Junior Horse Show Information, and Licking County 4-H Horse Project Qualifications for State Fair.
February 9, 2021:
LC Horse & Pony Council 2021 Supplement - This supplement should be attached to the Current 2021 4-H Circular #179 “Uniform rules for 4-H Horse Shows” which including the following changes, shall constitute the rules under which all Licking County 4-H Horse Shows shall be conducted in Licking County.
Licking County Horse ID Form - ID papers with photo ID are due by April 27, 2021
Licking County 4-H Horse Show Category Confirmation - Must be turned in by April 27, 2021 along with Horse ID form
January 26, 2021:
Pest Management Committee Scholarship - Due April 1 - to: Ohio State University Extension Licking County, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055. Please see application for eligibility requirements.
2021 Licking County Dog Vaccination Certificate - to be used for the Hartford Fair
January 25, 2021:
2021 Hartford Fair Youth Scholarship - Due March 1, 2021. Send to The Hartford Fair, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Croton, Ohio 43013
January 22, 2021:
The Beeson Award - "Outstanding 4-H Horse Member" Application and Guidelines
2021 Licking County Horse & Pony Council Collegiate Scholarship - Application must be postmarked by no later than Friday, May 21, 2021 and mailed to Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council Scholarship, c/o Licking County Extension Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055
January 19, 2021:
2021 Licking County 4-H Horse Clinic - Show N' Tell - Saturday, May 1, 2021, 9:00 am Start Time - Grubb Arena, Hartford Fairgrounds
January 12, 2021:
2021 Hartford Junior Fair Turkey Pool Order Form - Due by 4:00pm on March 5, 2021. Mail order form with payment to: OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055
December 18, 2020:
2021 Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor Application: www.go.osu.edu/2021CampCounselorApp
Follow the link above to the application. You’ll complete your responses, read the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Contract, and then both you and parent will electronically sign your application. The application can be completed easily on a computer or mobile device.
NEW APPLICANTS: Once you have completed your application, please reach out to Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held on Monday, February 21, 2021.
2021 Camp Counselor Reference Form: www.go.osu.edu/2021CCReferenceForm
Please note, this link can be shared with your reference contacts. They will then follow the link to a survey, and complete their feedback about your skills and abilities, and submit online.
ALL APPLICANTS: Please remember that we must receive at least two reference forms on your behalf…
December 17, 2020:
Licking County Cattlemen's Association Queen & Princess of Beef Contest - Return entry by March 1, 2021 to: LCCA, c/o OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
December 16, 2020:
4-H Club Advisor Application Packets are due by February 1, 2021 - Printable PDF Application | Fillable PDF Application - If starting a new club, please return your completed application as soon as possible.
December 2, 2020:
2021 Hartford Fair and State Fair Market Steer/Heifer Updates - NOTE: New weigh in date: Saturday, DECEMBER 12, 2020: 8:00-11:00am - 2020 Ohio State Fair Market Steer & Heifer Identifcation Guidelines
If bringing animals to the Market Steer/Heifer weigh-in, please complete the following registration survey for EACH animal that you plan to tag and weigh-in: www.go.osu.edu/HartfordMarketBeefRegistration
November 20, 2020:
PowerPoint Slides presented during the 2020 Achievement Night
The recording of the 2020 Achievement Night Presentation can be found on the Awards, Results & Recognitions page.
November 10, 2020:
How to purchase project books:
Download one for free. Select from a dozen popular titles in the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects collection. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. This year, a selection of 4‑H Cloverbud activities is available too. (For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.)
Order and pick up project books in your county office. If you would rather purchase a printed copy of a Perfect Stay-at-Home Project or any other project book, you can purchase those at the extension office. Ohio residents get the best price on printed books when they order and pick up their purchases through local Extension offices. Please call the office (740.670.5315) before coming to make sure we have the book(s) you want in stock.
Buy one online. Like last year, you also can order directly from extensionpubs.osu.edu. Ohio residents receive free shipping on orders of $20 or more with the coupon FREE2021. Books cost slightly more this way, but orders can be shipped directly to any Ohio address. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used. See our printable Ordering Is Easy instructions. Please review your order carefully. Extension Publishing is not able to accept returns.
Make your own. Self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. Learn about the best of current circumstances with My Own Stay-at-Home Project. (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.)
October 30, 2020:
2021 Hartford Fair and State Fair Updates - NOTE: New weigh in date: Saturday, DECEMBER 12, 2020: 8:00-11:00am
October 19, 2020:
2020 Equine Recognition Event:
October 15, 2020:
September 21, 2020:
Ohio 4-H Awards Trainings - Two virtual trainings will be offered from the Ohio 4-H Program. An introductory training will be held October 7th from 7:00-9:00pm and an in-depth training will be held November 14th from 5:30-7:30pm.
September 14, 2020:
2021 Hartford Independent Fair Junior Fair Board Member Application Packet - Return Application by Sunday, November 15, 2020 to OSU Extension - Licking County Office, c/o Licking County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Lisa McCutcheon.
September 10, 2020:
2021 Hartford Fair Steer Pool - If you are interested in participating in the 2021 Hartford Fair Steer Pool, there is an informational meeting that will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 starting at 7:00pm at the Hartford Fair Swine Complex at the Hartford Independent Fairgrounds. Please find more information here as well as at: http://steerpool.com/
2020 4-H Teen Member Interest Inventory Form - Do you have an interest in becoming a 4-H Camp Counselor or joining the Junior Fair Board, Food & Fashion Board or being a 4-H CARTEENS Facilitator - Completing the survey is a great way to insure that you don't miss out on upcoming leadership opportunities.
September 4, 2020:
Achievement Awards Informational Meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2020 at the Licking County Extension Office starting a 6:00pm
August 26, 2020:
Honor Club Application (Special 2020 COVID Edition) - Due October 1, 2020. Clubs earning Honor Club status will be recognized for their achievement. This form can also be found in your Club Resource Book. PDF Version | Fillable PDF Version | Word Version
August 21, 2020:
Join the Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board - click here for the 2021 Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board Application Packet - The application is due September 18, 2020 by 4:00pm. Appications can be mailed or dropped off to the Extension Office at 771 E. Main St., Ste 103, Newark, OH 43055. The application is a fillable PDF so it can also be completed and saved to your computer and then emailed to Adrienne at email@example.com. Interview will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 between 4:00-6:30pm. Please call the extension office at 740.670.5315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview time.
August 7, 2020:
August 4, 2020:
August 3, 2020:
July 31, 2020:
July 30, 2020:
Information for completing online animal forms (DUNF, Ractopamine Affidavit, United Producers) - All forms due MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 7, 2020.
July 28, 2020:
July 24, 2020:
2020 Hartford Fair Traffic Pattern - Please review prior to arriving to the fair.
July 23, 2020:
July 16, 2020:
Hartford Fair Horse Information (from the Premium Book)
July 15, 2020:
2020 Hartford Independent Fair Junior Fair Livestock Sales Brochure - UPDATED 7.15.20
July 6, 2020:
2020 Still Project Judging - Virtual for 2020! Videos will need to be uploaded July 12-19, 2020.
Project Judging Guidelines - Please review all guidelines prior to submitting your video.
Flipgrid - Link to Flipgrid
Project links for Flipgrid: Find your project in the document and click on the link next to the project name to be taken directly to the grid that contains your project.
Livestock Project Judging Interviews & Skillathons: Skillathon stations will not be offered in person during the Hartford Fair this year, so we ask that you register for the State Skillathons – as we will use those contest scores to recognize Hartford Fair exhibitors during the fair! All youth who intend to complete a skillathon must register online by July 15th, with species skillathons being held on the designated dates / times listed in the document above.
Rabbit Tattooing/Registration and Poultry Banding - Saturday, July 11, 2020 - Hartford Fairgrounds - Rabbit Registration Form - This form should be printed and filled out before bringing your rabbit(s) to registration.
July 1, 2020:
Guidelines for holding in-person 4-H meetings and events - Updated 6/29/2020