Superintendents: Chairman Elaine Wintrow, Don Black, Diane Miller, Kay Quinton, Matt Welbaum and Jackie Winner
All market and lactating animal exhibitors must attend a Quality Assurance Session within the State of Ohio to exhibit an animal at the Miami County Fair. Exhibitors of swine must also receive PQA certification with the required Quality Assurance. The session must be put on by a qualified instructor. Exhibitors of the ages 12-18 have the option to take a test given by a qualified instructor to test out of Quality Assurance. The Miami County Ag Society will be providing (2) test dates, (6) Quality Assurance sessions and (1) make up session. Exhibitors of the Miami County Fair who choose to attend Quality Assurance & PQA sessions given by instructors other than the Miami County Ag Society must provide a certificate form from the instructor. The form must state the instructor’s name, location, date of session and instructor’s phone number. This form is to be submitted with exhibitor’s entry form no later than June 1. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to provide the form at the time of entries, only cattle exhibitors do not have to turn in a form with entry; cattle exhibitors must have certificate turned in by June 1. Forms will only be accepted with entry forms (cattle due by June 1). Exhibitors that attend Quality Assurance provided by Miami County Ag Society are not required to provide certificate with entry form as the Ag Society will have records of attendance. Parents of exhibitors are NOT required to attend Quality Assurance sessions.
Miami County Ag Society Quality Assurance Program options and dates:
There are (2) separate tests. One for 12-14-year old’s and one for 15-18-year old’s (4-H Age). If exhibitor tests out when they are 12, 13, or 14, they must test again at age 15. The test is 50 multiple choice questions. Exhibitor must score at least 70% to pass. This is given in (2) categories, large (swine, sheep, cattle, goats, dairy) and small (poultry, rabbits) animals. If exhibitor shows both they can choose which test to take.
Test will be held at the Fairgrounds Secretary’s Office on:
February 25th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Exhibitors only get one chance to pass the test each year. If exhibitor does not pass the test they must attend another Quality Assurance session. Exhibitor must pre-register to take the test by February 20th or February 24th. Please call the Extension office at 440-3945 to register.
Quality Assurance Sessions
The regular Quality Assurance sessions will be held in the Duke Lundgard Building on the following dates which are assigned to 4-H clubs on these dates. The session club assignments are sent out in the 4-H newsletter. There is no pre-registration needed if members come to their club assigned session. Registration is required if a member needs to attend a session other than the one they had been assigned. 4-H members must register by calling the 4-H extension office two (2) days prior to the session they want to attend (member may or may not be accepted).
Monday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13th at 12:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m.
EXHIBITOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING IN AND OUT AT THESE SESSIONS. SIGNING IS THE ONLY WAY TO SHOW ATTENDANCE!!
Make up session will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. for a fee of $30.00 per family. Exhibitor must pre-register for this session by June 2nd. Call 440-3945 to register.
Out of County Exhibitors can attend Miami County Ag Society Quality Assurance Programs for a $15.00 fee and must pre-register by calling 937- 440-3945.
JUNIOR FAIR LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST
Promoted by FFA programs in
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Sheep Barn Show Ring
1. Participants will judge classes
of beef, swine, and sheep. Some
classes will have questions to
2. Both individuals and teams are eligible to compete.
3. Only Miami County Jr. Fair members may enter.
4. No prior entries are required. 5. A club/chapter may enter as many teams as they wish.
6. Contestants must furnish their own pencil.
7. Four members will make up a team with the three high individual scores making up the team score.
8. The junior division is ages 8 - 13. Contestants must be 8 years old or if he or she will be entering the 3rd grade; otherwise they must be 9 years as of January 1 of the current year.
9. The senior division is for ages 14 - 19. Contestants must be 14 years of age as of January 1 of current year.
10. Awards will be for both senior and junior divisions:
a. High individual (trophy)
b. Second and Third High individuals (ribbons)
c. High Team (trophy)
d. Second and Third High Teams (ribbons).
Presentation of Awards will be Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Sheep Arena.
6 EASY STEPS FOR YOU TO BUY
A MIAMI COUNTY JUNIOR FAIR ANIMAL
The Sale Will Be Conducted Using
the Premium Bid System
1. Attend one or all the livestock sales and place your own bid or contact another buyer to place your bid.
2. When you arrive at the livestock sale, obtain a buyer’s number from the sale clerks to bid on the animal of your choice. Proper ID will be required to register.
3. When you spot an animal that you want to purchase, bid by contacting the ring man or holding up your buyer’s number. Prices are bid per lot. Most lots will consist of a single animal but some lots will consist of multiple animals (such as a pen of three rabbits, pen of two chickens or a pen of two lambs). Each lot will receive one premium bid price.
4. If you are the winning bidder you will be asked if you want to “truck” or “pen” the animal. If you tell them to “truck” the animal, that means that the animal/meat goes to the packer and you only pay the bid price. If you tell them to “pen” the animal, which means that you want the animal/meat and you will pay the bid price plus the market value of the animal. The market value of the animals will be determined and posted before the sale.
a. Poultry – we cannot place a market value on poultry so, all poultry remains the property of the exhibitor.
b. Rabbits – we cannot place a market value on rabbits so, all rabbits remain the property of the exhibitor. If you bid on an animal but were not the winning bidder you can still add to the exhibitor’s premium. Add-ons will be accepted at the clerk’s desk behind the auctioneer’s podium. The cutoff time for add-ons will be one (1) hour after the close of the sale.
5. If you purchased an animal and had it “penned”, it is the responsibility of you the buyer to arrange and pay for trucking and slaughter of the animal.
6. ALL PURCHASES THROUGH THE 2017 MIAMI COUNTY JR. FAIR LIVESTOCK SALE WILL BE INVOICED. Add-on amounts will start with a $10.00 minimum and go in $5.00 increments. Invoices not paid by September 15, 2017 will be charged a $50.00 per month late fee.
Junior Fair Livestock Buyers receive these important benefits:
1. A listing of this year’s Miami County Junior Fair Livestock Sales Buyers appearing in next year’s Miami County Fair Premium Book.
2. Miami County Junior Livestock Buyers Sign displayed at next year’s Miami County Fair.
3. Buyers who spend over $100.00 (total) at this year’s Miami County Junior Fair Livestock Sale will receive a week long fair admission pass to next year’s fair.