Non-Livestock Projects

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2024 Project Completion Guidelines   Pre-Fair Judging  

Kids College


June 25 Pre-Fair Judging

Time and Location, TBD (see schedule below for specific project judging times)

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July 10 Woodworking, Welding & Crop Project Judging Projects must be entered on Sunday, July 7, from 3-5 pm in the Junior Fair Exhibit Building at the fairgrounds; Interview-style judging begins at 8 am on Wednesday, July 10.

Project Completion Guidelines


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Results will be announced on Wednesday, July 10, at the Non-Livestock Project Awards Ceremony at the Fair. The ceremony will begin at 2 pm in the Center Ring. All non-livestock first and second place project rosette winners and State Fair qualifiers, including food and nutrition, clothing, Style Revue, and crops and shop winners will be recognized at this time. Scoresheets will be returned to members via their club advisors; grade ribbons will be available for display in club and county booths and on crop and shop projects during Fair. Note: Fair premiums, ribbons, awards, and State Fair participation are contingent upon the project being displayed at the Fair.


Ohio 4-H Engineering Website 
Self-Determined Projects & Idea Starters

Kids College

4-H members can and do want to complete their non-livestock projects. But, the project books and completion requirements can certainly intimidate members and their parents who don’t have strong leader support. To address the concern of low non-livestock project completion rates, the county’s first Kids College was held in spring 2011. From meal plans to electives and general education courses, the one-day event has proved to be an effective stimulus for non-livestock project completion as well as an introduction to college life. The program continues to serve more than 40 youth annually.

Participants in Kids College come away with new project-related skills and knowledge; with increased understanding of the project completion requirements and pre-fair judging expectations; with increased understanding of the 4-H project interview process and increased communication skills; with new 4-H friends; and having had a positive, fun experience.

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