Support 4-H & FFA Youth.
4-H is the positive youth development program of The Ohio State University. More than 100 years ago Albert B. Graham, Superintendent of Schools for Springfield Township in Clark County, Ohio, made an effort to recruit some local students to join what he called a “Boys’ and Girls’ Agricultural Experiment Club.” Approximately 85 children attended and began what would later be called a “4-H Club.”
Today, 4-H programs are conducted in all 50 states and in more than 82 countries worldwide. In Shelby County there are nearly 1,000 4-H members in 30 community-based 4-H clubs led by more than 110 adult volunteers. Today’s 4-H program helps its member become competent, caring, and committed members of their communities. Members join community- based clubs and work on one or more projects each year. Project work helps members learn a variety of skills, including life skills of decision making, learning to learn, problem-solving, and record keeping. Younger members, youth age 5 and in kindergarten through second grade, are Cloverbuds. These younger members complete a variety of activities in the non-competitive, adult-directed program. Cloverbuds also develop life skills, including enhanced self-esteem and social interaction skills. The Shelby County Junior Fair Board and OSU Extension would like to THANK YOU for participation in the Shelby County Fair. The Youth Development programs that are offered in Shelby County are among the best. We hope you enjoy your fair season.
Learn how to become a buyer and how our sale works! We welcome all new and returning individuals, businesses and groups to join in support youth livestock exhibitors.
We hope this page helps explain the process of selling an animal through our livestock sale and what parents need to know to prepare.
Learn more about how the Sale Committee works and the responsibilities it carries.
Gain insights on the previous year’s sale results. We break out species numbers, dollars donated and number of youth exhibitors each year.
We believe in the work that the 4-H Youth Development and Agricultural Education programs conduct within Shelby County, Ohio. Learn more about each of these programs and how they are shaping the lives of youth and the future of our communities.
Dedicated to youth.
Our focus is completely on benefiting youth livestock exhibitors. Gain a perspective on our past year, number of youth exhibitors, dollars donated and the species breakdowns.