Ross County Jr. Fair Board Application

 Applications are due by September 1, 2022 via THIS online application.

  • ·To apply you must be 14 - 18 years old by January 1, 2022 and in 9th – 12th grade, with the full term you are selected to serve falling within your high school years. Older youth with demonstrated leadership ability and experience will be considered first.
  • Applications will be reviewed and a portion of applicants (or all, depending upon the number of applicants) will be notified of interview
  • Interviews will hopefully be held in person but might need to move online. They are tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Sept 18.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendations – one Letter from a Jr. Fair related organization and one Letter from an Educational / Community related individual who can speak to your dedication and work ethic attached to this application (ONLY FOR NEW MEMBERS -- RETURNING DO NOT NEED REC LETTERS) 

All applicants (from any organization) must complete this Jr. Fair Board application indicating the organization you are applying through and must participate in an interview.  Board makeup is as follows:          

4-H:                        20 positions open to Ross County 4-H members
FFA:                       4 positions open to FFA Representatives from Ross County Chapters including:   Adena - Huntington - Southeastern - Zane Trace
FCCLA:                  5 positions open to FCCLA Representatives from Ross County Chapters including:   Adena - Chillicothe - Huntington - Paint Valley - Zane Trace
AT LARGE:            3 positions “At Large” to be selected from Representatives of Ross County Junior Fair organizations that have active youth groups. i.e. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts

The Ross County Jr. Fair Board is designed for youth who have proven leadership abilities and are willing to take on the responsibilities listed below.

Jr. Fair Board Major Responsibilities

  •  Serve as Jr. Superintendents and assist Jr. Fair Species Superintendents.
  • Assist in planning and conducting Jr. Fair activities, shows and events.
  • Assist in getting the Jr. Fair facilities ready for shows and events (pre fair and during fair).
  • Assist judges and ring officials with show ring chores during the fair.
    Attend all year-round (monthly) and special meetings and special events of the Jr. Fair Board and department committees. If unable to attend, personally notify the Extension office. The Constitution is strict regarding attendance!
  • Maintain active and model membership in the organization you are representing on the Board for your full term. 

Jr. Fair Board Year Long Responsibilities

  •    King & Queen Contest - Interview, Contest, and Parades
  • Apple Pie Contest - Jr. Fair Night - (Tuesday night of Fair)
  • Outhouse Race - Jr. Fair Night - (Tuesday night of Fair)
  • Barnyard Races - Jr. Fair Night - (Tuesday night of Fair)
  • Lip Sync Contests - Preliminary Contest (Pre-fair) and Jr. Fair Night - (Tuesday night of Fair)
  • Junior Fair Buddies - (Share Day during General Project Judging Day, other activities)
  • Style & Bake Revue - (Pre-fair and at Fair)
  • Working all livestock shows - (at Fair)
  • Row of Champions - (Assist pre-fair planning, set-up, maintenance, tear down)
  • Fairgrounds Improvement - (Oversee & conduct improvements, maintenance, clean-up)
  • Showman of Showmen Contest - (Fri. afternoon of Fair)
  • Fundraiser (pre-fair & at Fair)