2023 Shelby County Junior Fair Suggestion Form Survey Link -Due by January 2, 2023

Prefer paper? 2023 Shelby County Junior Fair Suggestion Form- Due by January 2, 2023

 

Meeting called to order by President Madison Jeffries

Pledges lead by Leah Meyer

Pledge of Allegiance-Alex Poeppelman

4-H Pledge-Lauren Thornhill 

Roll Call was taken by Secretary Alexandria Gaerke 

Absent was Austin Pleiman and Leanne York

Minutes read from December meeting by Alexandria Gaerke

  • OFMA convention the first week in January -Follow Up (Attendees were Madison Jefferies, Leah Meyer, Porter Deponet, Carly Heilers, and Lauren Thornhill)
  • Officer Elections
    • President-Madison Jeffries, Vice President-Leah Meyer, Secretary-Alexandria Gaerke, Treasurer-Kieran Yarkoski
    • Executive Members- Jake Puthoff, Austin Pleiman, and Aubrey Baker 
    • Non-voting member- Sable Ruhenkamp
  • Went over last year’s pros and cons led by The Official Horse Scribe
  • Reviewed possible rule changes 
  • Posted committees and touched base with them
  • Adjourned by Leah seconded by Sophia 

Motioned by Sable Ruhenkamp and Seconded by Kieran Yarkosky-passed

Treasurers’ report was given by Kieran Yarkosky $10, 609.56

Motioned by Ben Goettemoeller and seconded by Leah Meyer-passed

Old news is tabled to follow rule changes for the audience.

 

Shelby County Junior Fair 2021 Suggestions to review:

  • Advisors are requesting to have triplicate forms in addition to Fair Entry. Junior Fair supports.
    • This allows the advisors to confirm that members are in good standing which is required and allows them to know what their members have sign up for.
    • This also allows office staff to have a source to cross-check projects to Fair Entry.
    • This gives a paper and fair entry proof of what a member signed up for.
    • No additional work for Junior Fair Board. Returning to pre-Covid.
      • Junior Fair Board supports.
  • Important Dates:
    • Last year’s re-enrollment date was January 1st this year 2022 it has been moved to February 1st.
    • New 2022 enrollment date and project enrollment date are April 1st like last year.
    • New 2022 members' enrollment date is May 1st like last year.
      • Junior Fair Board supports.
    • 3.   Livestock:
  • General (Page 125 – 132)
  • LEASE (from state) Add this to the rule changes/reminders as a notation to be put in the book. Our county has always followed the rule that market animals must be owned and not leased, but we have never required a lease form for breeding or dairy projects. Horses are required to turn in a lease form already in Shelby County. These leases would be required to be in place 60 days prior to the exhibition and go until the completion of the project, however, you may set an earlier date or the lease to be in place by (i.e., by enrollment deadline, etc.).  These leases outline rules for both the lessee and lessor as well as asking for an animal description.  These lease agreements are required at a minimum; however, counties can add to them (i.e., vet contact info, the transportation agreement, feeding/care schedule, etc.). Leasing MARKET animals for youth exhibition projects will still NOT be permitted under any circumstances. (Refer to page 126 j. B.)
    • Due date May 15th
    • Motion to add to rule book by Madison Jeffries
    • Seconded by Jake Puthoff 
      • Motion passes added to rule book 
  • Barns are closed at 12:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. Signs are to be posted to enforce the current rule.
      • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • N exhibitor can deny drug tests. REVIEW IN BOOK
      • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • All animals, food, and water are subject to drug tests at any time.
  • Vet and Senior Fair Board must be present during testing for any species being tested.
  • The family will be notified ahead of time. Vet form.
  • Consequences will be the same as previously stated in the white pages if the drug tests positive.
  • Motioned to add to rule book by Joey Bruns 
  • Seconded by Karli Heilers 
      • Motion passed
  • No water is allowed to be brought from home-a water filter will be provided.
    • Suggestion to add a water filter to spickets and not allow water from home.
    • Discussion: Animals sensitive to water?
    • Motion to drop suggestion by Alex Gaerke
    • Seconded by Madison Jefferies 
      • Motion passed 
  • No judge names will be posted.
    • Motion to keep judge’s names secret by Aubrey Baker
    • Seconded by Madison Jeffries 
      • Motion passes
  • That all animals need to be free from any withdrawal period at the time that the DUNF is submitted not at check-in/weigh-in. - Suggested by Vet. This allows the families to sign off on DUNF accurately. (Refer to page 127) The fair book will need to be updated as ODA only allows online entries and no paper forms).
    • Book currently says the animal must be out of withdrawl period when they go across scale the must be out of withdrawal period page 127 3 D
    • Motion that All animals must be free of withdrawal period at the time of electronic signing by Jake Puthoff 
    • Second by Ben Goettomoeller
      • Motion passes
  • If a person has more than one animal in a Champion Drive, the showman that they choose to show their other first place animal, must be a Shelby County 4-H Exhibitor, not someone from another county. – Family Suggestion (Refer to page 128 5.b.) Currently, anyone showing another’s animal must prove that they are currently active in 4-H.
    • Currently, book says the helper can be anyone from a different county 
    • Motion to keep the book rule the same by Keiran Yarkosky
    • Second by Lauren Thornhill 
      • Motion passes
  • Make sure that all champions in breeding classes receive a Champion Rosette and not just a First Place Ribbon for all species. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • All Grand and Reserve Banners should look the same/uniform. – Family Suggestion Junior Fair Board will review.
      • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • Allow anyone showing at the Ohio State Fair to have an immediate release of their animal, when they are done showing. – Family Suggestion (Page 127 2. g. i.-iii.)
    • Motion to keep rule same Lauren Thornhill 
    • Second by Karli Heilers
      • Motion passes
  • Family tag rules/Alternate Family Animal Rule. Review. – Senir Fair Board (Page 129 8. a.-f.)
    • Suggestion to remove family tagging 129 8a
    • Concerned with abuse of privilege. 
    • Motion to keep family tagging with more enforcement from the junior fair board by Joey Bruns
    • Second by Karli Heilers 
      • Motion passed
  • Species are NOT allowed to enter any other building or facility that they are not housed or shown in (exception of dairy into milk house). They are not allowed to enter the camping area for ANY reason.
    • This is a disease control issue and keeps species together.
    • Suggestion: No animals of any species are allowed to enter any other facilities that are not designated to that specific species for any reason. consequence: they will not be able to show or sell. 
    • Motion to add this rule by Leah Meyer
    • Second by Aubree Baker
      • Motion passed 
  • Reminder that ALL showmanship entries must be entered in Fair Entry by project enrollment by June 1st.
      • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • All animals have photo ids (except for Poultry, Rabbits, and Llama/Alpaca).
    • Suggestions to require photo ids for all breeding animals 
    • Motion to only require photo id for hogs by Lauren Thornhill
    • Second by Jake Puthoff
      • Motion passed but later rescinded due to extra information.
    • Mandatory picture for market feeder goat, beef, lamb, etc. as animals have been taken from one fair to another.
    • Require id for ALL market animals. 
    • Motion to amend previous rule by Kieran Yarkosky
    • Second by Leah Meyer
      • Motion passed
  • Include Poultry and Rabbits in Showman Sweepstakes. – Parent Suggestion (Page 156)
    • Motion to keep the same sweepstakes the same by Aubrey Baker
    • Second by Ben Goettemoeller
      • Motion passed
  • Ways t enforce rules
    • Cameras
    • Random Testing
      • Junior Fair Board discussed
  • Absolutely no late entries – Think the last two years have been bad because of COVID and changing to Fair Entry
      • Junior Fair Supports
  • One judge for all livestock
      • Junior Fair Board discussed
  • Swine – (Page 140)
  • The rule in ur fair book stating that all hog ear tags must be removed before weigh-in may have to be changed due to new rules from state and federal. State Fair requires all pigs must have an 840 federal ID tag, also that all hogs crossing state lines must be tagged. – (Refer to Page 141 11).
    • All tags for hogs all tags must be removed except 840 ear tag  
    • Motion to make an exception for tags at fed or state level by Lauren Thornhill
    • Second by Karli Heilers 
      • Motion passed
  • Add "N oil" rule for hogs-only water in sprays. – Suggestion to clarify rules about outlawing oil for hogs
    • Motion to clearly state that hogs are not allowed to be oiled for shows by Alexandria Gaerke
    • Seconded by Leah Meyer
      • Motion passed 
  • Swine Pen limitations like Lamb/Goat? – Senior Fair Board –
    • Swine pen limitations-3 per exhibitor 
    • Motion to all swine exhibitor 3 pens by Sable Ruhenkamp 
    • Seconded by Aubrey Baker
      • Motion passed
  • Goats – (Page 135-136)
  • Gats mandatory tag optional weigh-in no photo identification scrapie info May 15th rule 3
    • Motion by Jake Puthoff
    • Second by Ben Goettemoeller 
      • Motion passed
  • Bringing back pre-fair check-in fr lambs and goats. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Supports
  • Scrapie Information on Fair Entry. No need for forms.
      • Junior Fair Supports
  • Dog – (Page142)
    • Requiring a photo id of dogs like all livestock.
      • Junior Fair Supports
  • Beef – (Page 133)
  • List beef photo requirements of pictures for steers and heifers to take place at weigh-in and tag-in to book. (Refer to Page 134 8.)
      • Junior Fair Supports
  • Is there a maximum weight fr beef projects? Question asked annually. Make a statement in book.
  • Beef market steer and market heifers do not have a max weight- keep same
  • Motion to keep same Lauren Thornhill
  • Second by Leah Meyer 
      • Motion passed
  • Horse – (Page 145)
  • Will we be holding a PAS show this year? Horse PAS show partnership with other countries? 
  • Motion to table suggestion to next meeting by Leah Meyer 
  • Second by Kieran Yarkosky
    • Motion tabled until plans can be researched
  • Lambs – (Page 140)
  • Bringing back pre-fair check-in fr lambs and goats. – Family Suggestion
    • May 15 Mandatory Lamb and Goat Tag/Optional Weigh-In
    • Lambs Noon-1 p.m.
    • Goats 1-2 p.m.
      • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • Adding a commercial ewe class for the market show. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board Tabled
  • Separate the Jr. Breeding Sheep Show from the Open Breeding Show. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board Tabled
  • Include the Pen f 2, Pee-Wee Showmanship, and Showmanship with Open Breeding Sheep Show. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board Tabled
  • D all Sheep Shows on Monday with one judge? – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board declined
  • Look at adding a crossbred/club-style breeding Class for lambs. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board Tabled
  • Scrapie Information on Fair Entry. No need for forms. (Page 105)
      • Junior Fair Board supports
  • Lambs adding commercial ewe class to market show only for ewes- market animal but not for sale use market- thrown on breeding day registration form? Look at adding a crossbred club-style breeding class for lambs this would be an underclass of ewes 
  • Motion to table suggestion to next meeting by Lauren Thornhill
  • Second by Leah Meyer 
  • Junior Fair Board tabled until next meeting until they get a better breakdown.
  • Is Jr breeding sheep show separate from the breeding show? Only people helping with the show and/or exhibiting must be out of the ring?  Enforcement issue 
  • Motion to enforce the rule by Lauren Thornhill
  • Second by Leah Meyer
    • Motion passed
  • Include the pair f pee wee Showmanship and Showmanship with open breeding sheep show and do all sheep shows on Monday with one judge
  • Motion to keep the showmanship and sheep shows the same by Leah Meyer 
  • Second by Aubrey Baker
    • Motion passed
  • Rabbit – (Page 138)
  • Ensure there is an adult leader present during the breeding rabbit show to assist JFB so ribbon and vouchers are given out that the show. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board supports
  • Breeding rabbits getting a place ribbon. – Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board supports
  • Poultry - (Poultry 137)
  • Fancy Chickens Breeding Ribbns- Why not a standard grand and reserve champion ribbon for all of fair?  Standardize so all kids get the joy of a grand champion ribbon?   - Family Suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board declined due to a large number of breeds.
  • Skillathon – (Page 131 13.)
  • Please make sure the numbers n the test match the numbers on the Skillathon test. -Multiple suggestions.
      • Junior Fair Board supports
  • Skillathon interview is completion only and not scored-too much interpretation that can affect scoring.
      • Junior Fair Board supports
  • Clarify Punishments for rule violations Page 131) ***NOTICE*** If the animal is sold after the violation is found money will be returned. (Page 132)
      • Junior Fair Board supports
  • Barnyard Olympics – (Page 158)
  • Cnsider adding relays to Barnyard Olympics to involve more team members in the event. – Advisor suggestion
      • Junior Fair Board will take under advisement.
  • Any other suggestions: None stated.

Old Business

  • Annual County-wide Junior Fair Rummage Sale
  • Are we continuing? Set Date.
      • Tabled to February Meeting to see what is available in Clopay Building
  • Junior Fair Board Fair Book photos need to be taken
      • Pictures to be taken at next meeting in JFB shirts

Breeder Ribbons having a standard grand and reserve champion ribbon for all the fair

      • Junior Fair Board supports
  • May 15 Mandatory Lamb and Goat Tag/Optional Weigh-In
  • Lambs Noon-1 p.m.
  • Goats 1-2 p.m.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • Feeder calf tag handout only and vaccine check 2-3 p.m.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • 2022 Fair Entry deadline will be June 1st like last year.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • 2022 Q/A Dates will be released shortly.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • 2022 Club photos are due June 1, 2022, to Senior Fair Board for fair passes.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • Quality Assurance Deadline Date is June 1,2022. Program dates to be released soon.
      • Still Projects: (Page 115)
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • Cake Decorating (Page 118)
    • Move displays to grange hall with Senior Fair Open Enrollments. Cooler can be housed closer to other projects and Grange stays cooler. May have more opportunities to add more than a few displays.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • Woodworking (Page 124) (Page 155)
    • Potentially moving Woodworking into the center of the Booth Building. We have lost several clubs over the last few years and have room to display. This also allows woodworking projects to be secured on camera. Small woodworking projects can be put into club booths also. Judging can happen in booth building.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
    • Woodworking Skillathon returning after a two-year break from the state.
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
        • Modeling and Demonstrations projects must be entered on Fair Entry by June 1st. (Page 154)
        • Junior Fair Board Supports
  • Important Dates for 2022
      • Beef Weigh In
        • January 16th Noon-1 PM/January 23rd Noon-1 PM Backup date
        • SFB Beef asked for 2-3 JFB to be in attendance
        • Follow up of today’s weigh-in.
      • Lamb and Goat Weigh In
        • May 15th Mandatory Tag/Optional Weigh-In
        • Lambs Noon-1 p.m.
        • Goats 1-2 p.m.
      • Feeder calf tag handout only and vaccine check
        • May 15th, 2-3 p.m.
      • Rabbit Tattooing
        • June 25th

Meeting adjourned

  • Motioned by Joey Bruns 
  • Seconded by Ben Goettemoeller

The next meeting will be on February 20, 2022

2021 Shelby County Junior Fair White Pages (click here)

 

RULE CHANGES MADE AT THE ANNUAL JR. FAIR BOARD RULE CHANGE MEETING 1/17/21

Breeding Sheep

  • Class 156 has been changed to “All Other Wool”.
  • “All Other Meat” class has been added.
  • “Katahdin” class has been added.
  • Champion Ram Award has been added.
  • Lamb/Goats

  • Spring weigh-in is now optional, you only have to attend if you want to participate in Rate of Gain.
  • Lambs/Goats will not get county tags, Scrapie Tags will be their form of identification.
  • Photo ID’s are required for lambs and goats.
    • One of the body that includes at least 3 legs.
    • One of the face that includes the Scrapie Tag and is readable.
  • Lambs/Goats must be in exhibitor’s possession by May 15th.
  • Hogs

  • Ractopamine is banned!
  • All hog exhibitors and their breeder will have to sign an affidavit saying their pig has never been fed Ractopamine. Please see the affidavit for further information.
  • Beef

  • Require photo ID’s for all beef species
    • One side body view that has at least 3 legs visible
    • One face picture that includes the ear tag and is readable.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Lease of market projects are NOT allowed.
    • Only horses, llamas/alpacas and dairy can be leased.
  • New projects:
    • Medicine Science and Safety
    • Tracking Your Health and Fitness
    • Amateur Radio Idea Starter
    • Get Started with Composting Idea Starter
    • Paddle Water Sports Idea Starter
    • Here, There, Ag Careers Are Everywhere
    • Explore the Poles
    • Edible Landscapes

UPDATE: JR. FAIR BOARD RULE CHANGES 3/21/21

  • Lambs/Goats/Pigs/Feeder Calves MUST be entered and submitted into Fair Entry with ID pictures no later than Saturday, May 15th
    • All other Jr. Fair entries will be due June 1st
  • FEEDER CALF EXHIBITORS: All feeder calf exhibitors need to pick up their tags on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 from 1-2PM. Vaccination forms will need to be turned in by July 1st to the Shelby County Extension Office. There will be in NO tag-in/vaccination in June.
  • All lambs and goats must be castrated and have no testicular tissue to be eligible for show. This will be checked for at spring check-in or fair weigh-in. If they are not neutered at spring check-in, they will be neutered by the fair veterinarian at spring check=in. Castrations will NOT take place at fair weigh-in. Non-castrated lambs or goats will NOT be eligible to be shown at fair.

The 2021 Shelby County Junior PRE-Fair will be July 19-23, 2021.

The 2021 Shelby County Junior Fair will be July 25-31, 2021.

 

2021 Shelby county Fair Results

  • Dog Poster Contest 2021
  • Foods - Monday, July 19th 2021
  • Clothing - Monday, July 19th 2021
  • Photography - Tuesday, July 20th 2021
  • Creative Art - Wednesday, July 21st 2021
  • Creative Writing - Wednesday, July 21st 2021
  • Special Interest -  Thursday, July 22nd 2021
  • Woodworking - Friday, July 23rd 2021
  • Skillathon - Saturday, July 24th 2019
  • Jr. Fair Rabbits Breeding and Cavy Show-Sunday, July 25th 2021
  • FFA Shop and Crop Results - Sunday, July 25th 2021
  • King and Queen Contest - Sunday, July 26th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Beef Breeding Show Results - Sunday, July 26th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Market Rabbit Show - Monday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Horse Show: Mule and Donkey, Trail-In-Hand, Trail, Easy Gaited, Reining, Western Riding - Monday, July 26th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Dairy Color Breed Show, Showmanship, Jr. Fair Holestein Show, Dairy Judging Contest - Monday, July 26th 2021
  • Booth Contest - Monday, July 26th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Sheep/Market Lamb Showmanship - Monday, July 26th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Market Lamb Show - Monday, July 26th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Dairy Goat Show - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Dairy Goat Showmanship - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Goat Judging Contest - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Goat Obstacle Course - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Horse Show; Groom and Clean - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Feeder Calf Show - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Swine Showmanship - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Horse Show: Key Hole, Pole Bending, Stakes, CloverLeaf Barrels - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Market Cattle Show - Tuesday, July 27th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Poultry Show - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Poultry Showmanship - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Market Barrow Show - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Market Gilt Show - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Llama and Alpace Show - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Llama and Alpace Obstacle Course - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Horse Show: Costume Contest - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Beef Showmanship - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Modeling Contest - Wednesday, July 28th 2021
  • Jr. Fair Horse Show: English and Versatitliy- Thursday, July 29th 2021
  • Cloverbud Sharing - Thursday, July 29th 2021
  • Jr. Fair General Livestock Judging
  • Jr. Fair Breeding Sheep Show an Pen of Two
  • Jr. Fair Meat Goat Showmanship
  • Jr. Fair Jr. Fair Boer/Boer Cross Breeding Show
  • Dog Show Results -Saturday, July 27, 2021
  • Barn Yard Olympics Results 2021

2021 State Fair Results

Celebrate Junior Fair Week
County-wide Junior Fair Rummage Sale
Judges' Information
Judging Schedules and Scoresheets
Junior Fair Board
Livestock Show Programs
Quality Assurance & Weigh-Ins
2019 Sale Committee Information for Exhibitors
2019 Sale Committee Sale Listing
Sale Committee Information for Buyers
State Fair Project Information
County Fairs Throughout the State
White Pages