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

Additional Poultry Resources

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at or in the office at 740-695-1455.

Jane Keyser
County Director
Extension Educator
4-H Youth Development