Small Farm Center at FSR
Van Wert County,
Attached below is the schedule for the daily presentations at the Farm Science Review's Small Farm Center, sponsored by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team
Sep 17, 2013 09:00 AM
Sep 19, 2013 03:00 PM
Corner of Beef St. and Corn Ave.
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The annual Kids College for 4-H'ers enrolled in non-livestock projects is set for Saturday, March 29, at the OVCTC in West Union. Those enrolled in related projects will learn about project requirements, pre-fair judging, and Ohio State Fair expectations. Each course will provide hands-on learning opportunities, and members will complete one or more activities from their project books. Youth will leave each course with a product, kit, and/or new information.
Click below for a list of the major rule changes for the 2014 Adams County Junior Fair. You need to read and review these prior to enrolling in projects, purchasing animals, or ordering chicks, ducks, and poults. Significant changes include the addition of a dairy goat wether division to the Market Goat Show; the addition of a dairy feeder division to the Feeder Calf Show; and a new sale rule, which states, in part, "Youth may sell only one unit, unless they exhibit multiple qualifying grand or reserve, OME, or production champions. A unit may be a hog, steer, feeder calf, lamb, goat, pound of butter, pen of rabbits, pen of meat chickens, turkey, duck, baked good, or crop. Sale of Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Outstanding Feeder Calf Exhibitor entries is optional as it has been in the past. No dairy exhibitor will be required to sell butter, regardless of class placing or award. Grand and reserve champion baked goods must be sold."
OSU will host a Junior Swine Day on Saturday, March 22, on campus. Registration is just $10 per person, with a March 14 registration deadline. The program will feature sessions on Live Animal Evaluation, Carcass Evaluation, Swine Health and Biosecurity, Nutrition and Weight Management for Show Pigs, and Preparing for Show Day and Swine Showmanship. Youth will also receive their 2014 Quality Assurance certification.
Each year, youth from throughout Ohio enter their original thank you card and t-shirt designs in the Ohio State Fair Communication Days Marketing Division. Every effort is made to bring the winning designs to market. Packets of 12 cards, including three of each of four winning designs, were sold at the recent Ohio 4-H Conference. We are sold out of these, and no reprint is planned. Two winning t-shirt designs were also brought to market. Shirts were available at the Ohio 4-H Conference and are now being offered for sale throughout Ohio via advance order. All proceeds from the sale of cards and shirts benefits the Ohio 4-H Foundation.
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) has initiated a referendum to increase Ohio’s Beef Checkoff from $1 to $2 per head. Voting by mail ballot is underway with in-person voting set for March 18, 19, and 20 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture and county Extension offices.
A 4-H Market Goat Clinic has been scheduled to help 4-H and FFA members enrolled in the market goat project learn the skills needed to successfully raise and show market goats at the 2014 Adams County Fair. The clinic, set for Saturday morning, March 15, will help members and their families learn to select appropriate project animals, feed them to market weight, and properly house and care for them throughout the project period. Participants in the clinic will receive their Ohio youth quality assurance certification for the year.
The Ag-LINK program provides reduced-rate financing to Ohio farmers to help
offset the cost of annual operating funds
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing