January 1st - Obtain and care for your steer(s) on or before January 1st
January 18th - Weigh-In / Tagging 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Coliseum - Wayne County Fairgrounds
January 25th - Bad Weather Make Up Date for Weigh-In / Tagging (if needed) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Coliseum, Wayne County Fairgounds
March 19 - 22 - Ohio Beef Expo
Enroll in 4-H through on.4honline.com by April 1st (note: clubs may set an earlier deadline)
April 4th - Attend Beef Clinic
June 1st - Complete Animal ID for all possible animals (including family back-ups) that you could possibly enter in the fair through 4-HOnline on or before June 1st. Help sheets are available at wayne.osu.edu/help
Complete Quality Assurance Training by July 28th. See Quality Assurance webpage for more details.
Skillathon - Dates / link to more information
Project Interviews -Dates / link to more information
OME - Dates / link to more information
Fair Entries - Make all Junior Fair Class Entries
August 27th - Beef Carcass Contest Live Show - Check-in at 6:00 pm, show begins at 7:00 pm in the Coliseum at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
August 31st - Beef Carcass Contest Results Show - 6:00 pm, Heffelfinger Meats International
Things to Consider Before Taking a Beef Project
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Beef Project Books
The books listed below can be ordered through your 4-H club advisor, purchased directly from the Wayne County Extension Office, or ordered online at extensionpubs.osu.edu
Beef Resource Handbook (117R) - This one-time purchase contains essential subject matter information for members taking a market beef, beef breeding, beef feeder or dairy beef feeder project. An excellent resource for skillathons!
Beef Project and Record Book (117) - Complete this required project book every year a beef project is taken. This streamlined version of four previously separate publications allows for multiple projects and can be used by members at all levels. Use with 117R Beef Resource Handbook.
Beef Project Guidelines
2020 Wayne County 4-H Beef Project Guidelines - published annually, this document provides an overview of the most important things youth and parents should know about taking a beef project including important dates, deadlines, animal id and junior fair information. This document is usally updated each November or December with information for the new year.
The Wayne County 4-H / FFA / Jr. Fair Beef Action committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying out the Beef program in consultation with and under the authority of OSU Extension and the Wayne County Agricultural Society (Senior Fair Board)
Our 2020 Beef Committee is made up of the following individuals: Josh Harley (Chair), Jeremiah Johnson (Vice Chair), Rhonda Oser (Secretary / Treasurer), Erin Lucci, Jenna Barbour, Adam Swinehart, Matt Stoll, Todd Bair, Kellie Mullet, Brent Harley, Doug Wirth, Greg Beckler, Stephen Heppe (FFA), Terry Wood (Senior Fair Board), Michael Goard (OSU Extension) and Junior Fair Board members Libby Grossniklaus, Carly Csapo, Gavin Snyder, Lane Beckler, Jadeyn Berry, and Kara McKay.
This year's clinic was planned for April 4th but cancelled due to COVID19
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