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2024 Ohio 4-H  Dairy / Animal Sciences Calendar 

December 2023

Year end Wrap up  

January 2024

 1     Hoards Dairyman Picture Judging contest 

 15   Ohio PDCA Annual Meeting- Coba Select Sires

February 2024

 10 Ohio Brown Swiss Annual Meeting- Select Sires Kelgren

 20   ALL DAIRY Achievement Forms are DUE!

         Dairy Achievement Records Form- 2023 EXCEL    (Click to open form) 

         Dairy Achievement Record Form -PDF  (Click to open form)

         Dairy Achievement instructions and information   (Click to open instructions)

   24   ATI Dairy Judging contest   
           Krause (OARDC) Dairy. Please visit: or email for more information

 24   Ayrshire Annual Meeting, Der Dutchman, Plain City

March 2024

 16   Dairy Judging Clinic, Velvet View Farm, Big Prairie, Ohio - see EVENTS for more information

27-30th  Ohio Spring Dairy Expo, Ohio Exposition Center

      SDE Showmanship

 28     Ohio 4-H Youth Judging Contest and Clinic 8:00 am registration, 9:00 am contest begins (see events for more information)

April 2024

 20   Dairy Palooza- Canfield Fair

15   Ohio State Fair Scholarship application postmark deadline


 May 2024

 June 2024

     Ohio State Fair Deadline for entries  


July 2024 

Ohio 4-H Dairy Incentive at Ohio State Fair  -watch video 

       Virtual Skillathon  

       Dairy Judging reasons camp 

13   Trumbull County Dairy Judging Contest -Registration at 9:45am

24    OSF Opens - Holstein, Ayrshire, Red & White, Shorthorn

        Skillathon- virtual  and in-person skillathon  

        Dairy Jeopardy, 1:30pm-4:30pm

 25   All Breeds Showmanship - 1:00pm 

 26   Ohio 4-H Dairy Judging contest, 4:00pm in the Coliseum    

 30   Brown Swiss, Jersey and Guernsey must be in place by noon    

 31   All Breeds Showmanship 1:00pm  

        Dairy Jeopardy, 9:00am-noon                                      

  August 2024

 1  OSF Dairy Judging Clinic, 4:00pm 

 3  Dairy Feeder showmanship at State fair- 5:00pm

 5    Dairy Feeder Show -9:00am

  September 2024

 Aug 30-2   Dairy Judging Boot Camp, Maryland State Fairgrounds  

  7    Wayne County Dairy Judging Contest 

 14   Big E Contest 

 15    Pennsylvania All-American Show  

 October 2024

      WDE Dairy Judging Contest  

        Assuring Quality Care for Animals Signature Program In-service

 November 2024

 9      NAILE National Quiz Bowl Contest 

 9     NAILE, Louisville, KY Dairy Judging contest   

        Dairy Advisory Meeting  

 December 2024

       4-H Award Forms to apply for Ohio 4-H recognition (contact local 4-H county educator)

       Ohio 4-H Dairy Program Annual Year end wrap up