2015 Ban has been lifted as of December 17, 2015.
Ohio Department of Agriculture News Release
Sidney Daily News December 17, 2015 News Release
Prior 2015 Ban Information:
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.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Press Release - June 2, 2015
OSUE Press Release - June 2, 2015
Statements by Dean McPheron and State 4-H Leader Tom Archer
CDC Health Advisory - Bird Infections with Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N2), (H5N8), and (H5N1) Viruses: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response
Avian Influenza & Biosecurity - Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar
Ohio Department of Agriculture - Animal Health
Biosecurity - Ohio Poultry Association
Ohio State Fair Junior Poultry Show Plans Announced
Ohio State Fair Poultry Skillathon Record Book Information
Ohio Department of Agriculture - Frequently Asked Questions re Bird Show Cancelations June 17, 2015
-Meat Inspection Contacts
-Meat Inspection Establishments
Ohio State is Helping Protect Valuable Poultry Industry from Deadly Avian Flu October 1, 2015
We have developed some documents and materials that can be of assistance to you as you create new alternatives for your 4-H members.
Poultry Exhibition Cancellation Guidance
County Exhibition Alternative Documents (Click here if you want to learn ideas from other counties)
County News Releases