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September 2, 2021 - 1:14pm -- clary.42@osu.edu

ATTN: Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors - Beef, Swine, Horses, Goats, Sheep, Small Market Animals**

The Brown County Junior Fair uses Fair Entry to help facilitate the fair.  This program is used to set up classes and to run the junior fair sale. Now is the time to complete your Fair Entries in the system. This is the same process we used in 2020.

You will log into the Fair Entry system following the instructions and designate which animals you intend to bring and what classes you will be exhibiting. We know that some of your animals may change between now and fair, so it is ok if you “enter” an animal that you do not end up bringing. For example, we know our sheep exhibitors could tag up to five lambs, but only show three. They might not have decided which three lambs they are bringing to the fair. They can enter all five now, but only bring three to check-in on Sunday of the fair.

We have created an entry process guide that will help walk you through the system. Please use this to help you through the process.

Once you log in, make sure you follow the steps to create an entry, including selecting the appropriate animal and then the classes, and uploading any paperwork or answering questions. If you skip this part, your entry will be sent back to you to correct.

Fair Entry Guide to Submitting Entries

This program is connected to 4HOnline, your animals have already been entered into the system and will show-up in Fair Entry. You will log into the system using your 4HOnline log-in. If you are in both 4-H and FFA, you will use your 4HOnline log-in and be able to designate which club/chapter you are exhibiting the specific project through. If you are only in FFA and no one in your family is in 4-H, you will follow the instructions in the guide to create an account and will need to manually enter your animals.

For our market animal exhibitors, we are asking for you to upload a photo of you with your animal that can be used for the sale. For our returning exhibitors, this is in place of the photo that you turn in on Sunday of the fair for the buyer card. This photo should be a recent photo of you with your animal that you would want to be used publicly and shared with potential buyers. Your attire must be junior fair show appropriate, no logos on your shirt beyond your club/chapter/organization.

Beef Breeding, you will be uploading your breed registration paperwork.

The entry system is now open and will close on September 13th at 4:30 pm. All entries must be made by that time.

Fair Entry Website: http://brown-county.fairentry.com 

Why are we doing this? By doing this, it helps our department superintendents prepare for the fair. They will have a better idea of how many animals will be coming to the fair to make pen assignments. It will also help to streamline the paperwork process at the fair for superintendents to be able to check animals in and break classes. Additionally, it will allow us to start conversations earlier with the different packers to get packer bids for market animals which can help us potentially get higher bids. For our horse exhibitors, you have always done this with a hard copy, we are just moving you online.

If you have questions or need help with completing your Fair Entry, please reach out to me at 937-378-6716 or clary.42@osu.edu, Jamie Loudon (Georgetown FFA), or Krista Hayslip (Eastern FFA).

Drug Use Notification Forms: We will once again be completing these online for ODA. You will be receiving an email the week prior to the fair to complete these. Swine Exhibitors will also complete their Ractopamine Free Affidavit at that time.

*Please note: Youth must have enrolled in the project by the project enrollment deadline, completed Quality Assurance/Horse QA by July 1st, and tagged their respective animals by the species deadline to be eligible for exhibition at the 2021 Brown County Junior Fair. You must also be a member in good standing with your respective club/chapter.  

VIDEO HELP: Here is a video that was created in 2020 to walk through the process. MOST of the steps remain the same. Some of the pieces of uploading photos/questions have changed or are in a different place. The actual process for accessing your account, adding classes, etc. have not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohpnjtQcbtM

**All Beef, Swine, Goat, Sheep and Horses will select their classes in the system. For Small Animals, ONLY market will select their classes in the system. Breeding/Fancy will not.