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Jodi Baumgartner
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Johnna B. Jennings
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199

Amy Miller
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H Fair

This annual event showcases 4-Hers' project work. 

The 2019 Ogle County 4-H Fair will be held July 31 - August 4 in conjunction with the Ogle County Fair at the fairgrounds in Oregon.

  • Public Speaking Contest – Saturday, April 13
  • Multi-County Dog Show – Saturday, June 29
  • Multi-County Horse Show - Saturday, July 20
  • 4-H Clothing Day – Saturday, July 20
  • General Projects Judging – Saturday, July 27
  • Quality Meats Judging – Monday, July 29
  •  4-H Cat Show – Monday, July 29
  •  Foods, Horticulture, Crops, & Cloverbud Judging – Tuesday, July 30
  • 4-H Fair – July 31 - August 4

  • 4-H Exhibit Report PDF
    Please use this form if you will not be at judging.

  • Cat Certficate of Vaccination/Examination PDF

  • Creating Posters for 4-H Shows PDF
    Tips on creating great posters!

  • Fair Entry

  • Ogle County 4-H Fair Sponsorship PDF

  • Ogle County Fair Website

  • Photgraphy Model Release PDF
    This form is for use by 4-H Photography exhibitors who have included other individuals in the photographs they have on display.

  • Preparing Vegetables for Show PDF

  • Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification (QAEC)
    ALL 4-H Youth enrolled in a animal project area will be required to complete this online course one time to stay enrolled in an animal project area. This rule applies to 4-H members who exhibit live animals AND poster exhibits. The certification must be done if you are enrolled in one of the following projects: beef, dairy, cats, dogs, goats, horses, poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine. Members who don't complete the certification before May 1st will be removed from the project and not be allowed to show. Anyone who has already taken the certification does not need to retake the test. The local office has a list of those already certified.

  • Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)
    As you may or may not have heard, Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) certification is changing to Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). At this time, we will require youth who plan to exhibit and sell their 4-H swine project at the county fair and 2019 Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction, to be certified in YQCA. If your PQA certification has not expired, you will not have to take YQCA this year. YQCA is an interdisciplinary species training. Starting in 2020, ALL livestock 4-H members wishing to exhibit at the fair will be required to complete the certification.

  • YouTube Video Series – Preparing Vegetables for Exhibition
    Jim Schmidt, Extension Specialist, Horticulture has produced 10 videos including: Preparing Eggplant for Exhibition, Preparing Potatoes for Exhibition, Preparing Vegetables for Exhibition, Preparing Cabbage for Exhibition, Preparing Corn for Exhibition, Preparing a Market Basket for Exhibition, Preparing Tomatoes for Exhibition, Preparing Peppers for Exhibition, Preparing Green Beans for Exhibition, and Preparing Carrots and Beets for Exhibition. These will be excellent resources for 4-H members to learn techniques to use in showing their produce.