April 7, 2022 - 1:33pm -- rex.87@osu.edu

We have been receiving many questions about poultry projects for the fair. At this time, we are operating as normal, and no changes have been made. It is hoped that enhanced biosecurity practices will help prevent the spread. However, if Avian Influenza (HPAI) should spread, decisions could be made by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to safeguard Ohio's sizable poultry industry. Our advice to 4-H families is to be sure they follow biosecurity best practices, and consider enrolling in additional projects if they are only enrolled in poultry projects. Please click on the following links to learn more about biosecurity and avian influenza.

What is Avian Influenza?

Biosecurity for Avian Influenza

Biosecurity Video from Tim McDermott

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