Ohio State Fair Skillathons Information

2019 Ohio State Fair Skillathons Information

Click on individual species in the lefthand menu to access specific study resources, information about the events, and results. General information for all Skillathons are provided below.

All Skillathons are open to any Ohio 4-H member, age 8 and in the 3rd grade, or 9 years old and older regardless of grade level, to age 18 as of January 1, 2019, and FFA members. Therefore, 4-H and FFA members turning 19 on or before December 31, 2018, are too old to participate in the Skillathons. Youth do not have to be an exhibitor at the Ohio State Fair to participate or be enrolled in an animal project.



Youth participating in the market species skillathons (i.e., beef, goat, poultry, sheep, and swine) must bring a completed record book in order to receive the maximum, potential score on the skillathon. See the record book rules above. Below are actual examples of outstanding record books from past youth participants. They have granted permission to Ohio 4-H for their record books to be published. These examples are guides for you to reference as you complete your own record book with your own information - DO NOT COPY!


Contact: Lizz Share, Extension Specialist, share.8@osu.edu or 614.292.0589