As you can read in the press release below, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has issued a statewide ban on all poultry exhibitions. This includes all junior fair and open shows and exhibitions, and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets. While exhibition at a county, independent or state fair is a highlight for many young people and their families, we also know completion of project record books, engagement in specific learning opportunities, and completion of skillathons and other activities are what make the 4-H project a meaningful and complete educational learning experience.
Poultry Ban Press Release (6/2/15)
Belmont County's Plan of Action for Poultry Projects 2015
Ohio 4-H Latest Information
- Statements by Dean McPheron and State 4-H Leader Tom Archer
- Avian Influenza & Biosecurity - Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar
- CDC Health Advisory - Bird Infections with Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N2), (H5N8), and (H5N1) Viruses: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response
- Ohio Department of Agriculture - Animal Health
Additional Poultry Resources
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