QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA). Annual program required by the Ohio Depart- ment of Agriculture for members exhibiting market and/or lactating project animals.

SCHOLARSHIPS. Members that are high school seniors may apply for county 4-H scholarships. Applications are due February 1st.

STYLE REVUE. Held at the start of the Fair, the Style Revue gives members taking a Clothing project the opportunity to model their completed project outfit.

TAG-IN and WEIGH-IN DATES. Date required to tag-in, weigh-in and/or identify your project animal for Junior Fair participation. See project requirements in the Jr. Fair Handbook for specific dates.

VOLUNTEER OR CLUB ADVISOR. Dedicated, enthusiastic, caring adults that have completed a selection, screening, and orientation process by OSU Extension.

VOLUNTEER STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR. Volunteering in 4-H is a privilege not a right. Approved volunteers agree to commit to the OSU Extension program, follow all policies, and to adhere to a set of standards that insure the safety and well-being of program participants. Violations of the standards can result in suspension or termination.

4-H COUNCIL. This group consists of youth volunteers who assist in planning, conducting, and evaluating the overall 4-H program.

4-H PROJECT. Base for member to explore a topic or interest area through hands-on activities, learning experiences, goal setting, and evaluation.

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. 4-H members, age 14-18 as of January 1, may apply for State Achievement Project Awards as well as the opportunity to serve on State Junior Fair Board or attend State and National Conferences. Apply in January.

CAMP. 4-Hers enjoy outdoor fun and adventure plus meet new friends while camping at Camp Palmer. We also offer Cloverbud Day Camp and two STEM day Camps at the Allen Co Fairgrounds.

CLOVERBUDS. For youth ages 5 and in Kindergarten until they reach age 8 and in 3rd grade. The Cloverbud program is non-competitive; Cloverbuds may not enroll in 4-H Projects.

CODE OF CONDUCT. An agreement read and signed by 4-H members and their parent/guardian. The Code of Conduct expects all youth and adults to abide and uphold positive behavior and characteristics while participating in 4-H programs and events. This is on the back of the 4-H Enrollment Form.

DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORM (DUNF). This On-Line Form indicates your project animal has met all drug withdrawal periods at time of exhibition. ODA requires this form for exhibition of market beef, market hogs, market lambs, market goats, turkeys, meat chickens, meat rabbits, lactating dairy goats or dairy cows. One on-line entry required per animal/pen.

FAMILY GUIDE. Ohio resource listing all 4-H projects. Includes a brief project description, age guidelines, skill level and State Fair eligibility.

SPECIAL INTEREST PROJECT JUDGING.  A pre-fair judging for all non-livestock projects. Every project needs to complete judging to finish the 4-H projcet and to display at the fair.

LIVESTOCK INTERVIEW JUDGING. Judging takes place at the fairgrounds the week before the fair starts for all livestock projects.

EQUISTEP. 4-H horse project members and their parent/ guardian must complete this program before being eligible to participate in the 4-H Horse Program. EquiSTEP focuses on helmet safety, equine safety and handling, equine health and nutrition, and sportsmanship.

“CLOVER CONNECTIONS" NEWSLETTER. A newsletter written and sent to our 4-H Families and Advisors. The newsletter is emailed to each family and advisor each month. Contains information about current and upcoming 4-H events & activities. 

JUNIOR FAIR BOARD (JFB). Teens serving on the Junior Fair Board assist with planning, conducting and evaluation of events, contests and activities of the Allen County Junior Fair.

JUNIOR LEADERS (JL). Teens in 6 to 8 grades join in activities encouraging the development of leadership and citizenship skills and attitudes. 

PAS. Horse project members may choose to participate in a Performance Against Standards (PAS) Show to qualify to participate in the State Fair Horse Show.

PREMIUM VOUCHERS. Paid by the Allen County Agricultural Society for projects completed and displayed during the fair. All vouchers must be redeemed before the end of the fair.