Junior Fair Board

The purpose of the Attica Junior Fair Board is to coordinate the activities of the Junior Fair, to cooperate with the Senior Fair Board and to promote the general well being of the fair. Members must be no younger than 13 years and no older than 19 years of age and must be associated with the Junior Fair. Applications are available for those interested in joining the Junior Fair Board. Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Attica Fairgrounds. (Full List of 2018 Jr. Fair Board Members)

  • President: Heather Riedlinger
  • Vice-President: Kayla Snavely
  • Secretary: Alivia Lucius
  • Treasurer: Emma Gurney
  • Coordinator: Becky Baldosser

Announcements

12/13/18 – NEW Livestock Judging Program for 2019!
Beginning January of 2019 Seneca County Extension will be starting a youth Livestock Judging Program for 9-18 year olds interested in enhancing their livestock evaluation skills, public speaking abilities, and learning more about animal science. This experience will help refine the decision making process through making logical, rational decisions based on information gathered and improve oral communication and observation skills while traveling around Seneca County and Ohio. Being a member of the livestock judging team will also help build self-discipline and improve leadership skills essential for future career success. The Seneca County Livestock Judging Team will be coached by Hallie Williams, OSU Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Educator and practices will be held the Seneca County Extension Office, Conference Room.

What’s Involved?

In the first year, we will focus on the fundamentals of livestock judging while preparing for The Ohio Beef Expo Livestock Judging Contest (Friday, March 15) and the Ohio State Fair Livestock Judging Contest (Friday, July 26). Practices will begin on Thursday, January 31 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Seneca County Extension office and continue every two weeks until Beef Expo. We will continue with monthly practices in April and May and then begin practicing weekly on Thursdays during the day through June and July. We will also work help students attend summer judging camps/clinics if interested.

Adult Volunteers

The Seneca County Livestock Judging Team will need parents and volunteers to assist in transporting team members to practices and contests. In addition, we need volunteer livestock producers to allow our team to come and practice on their farms (Biosecurity practices will be of top priority).

If you are interested in participating or volunteering, please contact Hallie Williams at 419-447-9722 or by email at Williams.6386@osu.edu.

11/28/18 – Steer Nose Prints Due Jan. 1
Reminder that STEER NOSE PRINTS ARE DUE TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS!!  Please send two (2) nose prints of each steer.  Please put the nose print on a 4”x6” index card.  Include the exhibitors name, parents name, 4-H club or FFA chapter, a phone number and the animal ear tag number on the back of each nose print card. The nose print cards can be mailed or delivered to:


Attica Jr. Fair, Becky Baldosser
5120 N Township Rd 78
Republic, OH 44867

11/28/18 – First 2019 Attica Fair Board Meeting

The first meeting of the Attica Jr. Fair Board will be Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Attica Jr. Fair office. Anyone who is interested in joining the Attica Jr. Fair Board must meet all three requirements below to be considered for membership.

  • Must exhibit at the 2019 Attica Fair
  • Must be in a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter in Seneca County
  • Must be 13 years old as of January 1st, 2019

Please join us for the first Jr. Fair Board meeting and see what it is all about. Looking forward to 2019 Attica Fair!

9/13/18 – Livestock Checks mailed to Jr Fair Exhibitors
Livestock Sale checks were mailed out today! Thanks to prompt paying Buyers, this is the earliest we have ever been able to get payment out to you!!

If you don’t receive your check in the next couple days it could be for the following reason:
1. Thank you’s aren’t done; please get them in ASAP
2. You had a Champion animal, those checks are held until all Buyers in your group have paid.
3. Poultry; your Dressed and Delivered card has not been returned.

If there any questions, please contact Brenda Snavely, Sale Treasurer.

Important Dates

Deadlines and other important dates are available on the calendar and in the PDF. All of these dates are important to remember for the 2018 Attica Jr. Fair.

Follow Attica Jr. Fair on Facebook for reminders and other information!

Newsletters

Documents/Forms

  1. 2018 Fairbook (Junior fair page)
  2. Attica Fair Entry Form (.doc)
  3. Fair Book Entry Form Numbers (.doc)
  4. Locally Grown Beef Entry Form (.doc)
  5. Feeder Vaccination Form (.doc)
  6. Locally Grown Goat Form (.doc)
  7. Sheep & Goat Tagging Form (.doc)
  8. Steer Producer (Beef-Animal Care Disclosure Statement PDF)
  9. Goat & Sheep Producer (jpg)
  10. Style Revue Form (.doc)
  11. Sweet Treats Bake-Off Flyer (.doc)
  12. Royalty Application (.doc)

Scholarship Opportunity

Wayland and Wanda Walker Scholarship is presented by the Seneca East Young Farmers and Young Farm Women. Offered to graduated seniors who exhibit at the Attica Independent Fair. The winner will receive $1000 and will be announced during the Attica Fair.

Scholarship will be based on academic achievement, exhibit years and activities within the Attica Jr. Fair, Jr. Fair Board, 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts and/or Girl Scouts as well as essay composition.

Download the scholarship application: PDF | Word document