July 30 - August 3, 2018
2018 Gallia County Junior Fair Book
Price for Admission (including rides & entertainment): Only $10!
Permanent Seating Not Available for Stage Entertainment - Bring Your Lawn Chairs!
Location: 189 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
In 2015, over 2,093 4-H projects were successfully completed; of these projects 385 were market projects which sold for a grand total of $506,413 ($374,566 above market value) and 1,708 were general projects. 4-H exhibitors also earned over $24,000 in fair premiums, and prize money from the Holzer Health Systems and other community sponsors. Monies from the sale of market projects, fair premiums and awards go directly to the 4-H and FFA families involved in the fair. Over 400 Gallia County Youth were trained in Quality Assurance Best Practices for Food Production insuring high quality products being produced and sold in Gallia County.
Quality Assurance Guidelines
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Advisory Committee on Livestock Exhibitions has recommended and voted on the following rule change for 2018. It will go into effect in late January 2018 after going through the proper procedures for changes to the Ohio Revised Code.
§ Junior fair exhibitors ages 8 to 11 shall annually participate in a face-to-face education session that is taught by an authorized instructor.
§ Junior fair exhibitors ages 12 to 19 shall either annually complete an educational session or successfully complete the test-out option.
Regardless of age, junior fair exhibitors shall successfully complete the educational program not less than 45 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition in which they will participate.
Thus, QA training and certification must be completed not less than 45 days prior to the opening day of your county fair.
- Also, they need to know that this includes the Ohio State Fair, so if they plan to show at OSF and they have a later fair they will need to complete QA 45 days before the opening day of the Ohio State Fair, regardless of what day they show.
Please share this information with your county Ag. Societies, Jr. Fair coordinators, FFA advisors, other fair officials and your Jr. Fair families.
- All Poultry, Miniature/Pet/Companion Goat and Rabbit exhibitors will need to attend or test out of QA.
- Members, if you plan to exhibit any market animals or any of the ones mentioned above to the 2018 Gallia County Jr. fair you will need to attend or test out of QA:
QA Training will be held April 7, 2018 at the Gallia County Fairgrounds from 8am-11am.
- The last group will be allowed to start the station training at 11AM so please plan accordingly. Training will take about one hour and all groups will be assigned first come first serve. Please note: parents of first time exhibitors are encouraged to attend the training with the exhibitor.
Quality Assurance Test Out and Training
- There will be an opportunity for 4-H & FFA members to take the TEST OUT option for QA at the Gallia County Extension Office on April ??, 2018 from 8:30am till 4 pm. You may only try the test one time a year, failure to pass the test will result in attending QA training. Tests are 50 multiply choice questions worth 2 point each and you must score a 70% or above to pass.
- Any exhibitor 12-14 years old (As of Jan. 1st) may take the optional one year QA test out. While any exhibitor 15-18 years old, may take the permanent test out option.
- If the above test out do not work, the training will follow at 5 pm SHARP at the Gallia County Extension Office the SAME DAY.You Must RSVP.
- All tests must be completed by JUNE 1st!
- Failure to pass the test will result in attending QA training. Study packets are available at the Extension Office or at the following link and strongly encouraged! Quality Assurance Study Guide and Veterinary Feed Directiive Fact Sheet
Gallia County Junior Fair Youth Board
Gallia County Junior Fair Youth Board Members are selected on a yearly basis. Selections are based on past leadership experiences and good leadership qualities. For membership consideration, teens must complete and submit the Gallia County Junior Fair Youth Board Application no later than 4:30pm on November 27, 2017. A SECOND SET of Interviews will be Scheduled for the Extended Deadline.