4-H Small Market Animal Association
The age you are on the first of January is your 4-H age for ALL projects. So if you turn 9 in Dec., then you are 9 on Jan. 1 and therefore 9 all year long. If you turn 9 on Jan. 2, then you are 8 all year long. The State 4-H Office has made the decision to require a 4-H’ers to be 9 years old in order to compete at the fair in the 4-H classes. If you are not at least 9 years old, you may enter the fair in Open Youth and compete. All 4-H’ers who are 8 and under will be given a participation ribbon if entered in a 4-H class. For the full rules and guidelines, please see the following link:
- Fair Residency Policy an explanation as to how the Oceana County Fair is run.
- Checklist_forAnimals_Fair Packet.pdf (from MDARD requirements for Livestock Exhibited)
4-H Small Market Animal Association
The 4-H Small Market Animal Association (SMAA) is the committee that oversees the project.
2016-2017 SMAA Officers:
- Dolphie Eisenlohr- President
- Jill Rockwell - Vice President
- Melanie Sayles- Treasurer
- Audrey Herremans- Secretary
- Heidi Bromley
- Michelle Holladay
- Mikayla Hepworth (poultry)
- Hollis Rockwell, IV (beef)
- Mikaylyn Kenney (rabbits)
Applications to Participate
Participant must meet all requirements as per the Oceana County 4-H SMAA’s Rules and Guidelines. Be aware that the Feeder Calf and Young Beef projects have age requirements. Signups will begin Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and will be taken through March 31, 2017, pending space available. It will be first come, first signed-up and there are a limited number of spaces available. On November 12, a member may sign up for one animal until the spaces are full. Beginning March. 2, 2017, members may sign up for a second animal if they wish, again pending space available. If you drop out after March. 1, 2017, you will not be eligible to sell in the Small Market the following year. You can request a meeting wtih the SMAA committee if there are extenuating circumstances. Please make sure that you have ALL signatures when coming or your application will not be accepted. You must also already completed your online enrollment at https://mi.4honline.com and turned in your fee or request for scholarship. Please refer to the SMAA Rules and Guidelines for more information.
READ YOUR RULES before signing. Once you have signed and turned in your applications you are responsible for the rules that you have signed stating that you have read and agreed to them. This is the parents & youth’s responsibility.
Small Market Applications (ages 9 & up)
- Young_Beef_2017.pdf (must be a minimum age of 10)
Little Buddy Applications (ALL AGES)
If you are interested in the Oceana Agricultural Society Junior Market Animal Auction the Oceana Agricultural Society has asked us to post the applications here for your convenience. (Ages 5-8)
- Jr_Mkt_feeder_calf_2017.pdf (must be a minimum age of 7)
- JUNIOR_SMALL_MARKET_ANIMAL_PROJECT_2017.pdf - Must accompany the Junior Market Applications with signatures
About_Record_Keeping.pdf All small market project members must complete a record book for their 4-H project every year. The type of records you keep will dependo n the kind of 4-H project you have. This record book is a guidelines for you.
Below is a listing of the 4-H Small Market Animal Association Project Notebooks (ages 9 and up) and the attendance records as well.
Make sure that your notebook is the correct one; the previous year’s notebook will not be accepted at the fair. Check your dates!
If you are under the age of 9 and participating in the Oceana Agricultural Society Junior Market Auction (ages 5-8) the following information pertains to you.
The Oceana Agricultural Society has provided the market notebooks to us, which are required to participate in their auction, so we can share them with you. If you are under the age of 9, and want to participate in the market project at the Oceana County Fair, please read the rules for the Oceana Agricultural Society (which can be provided by contacting the office at 873-2129. Following are their notebooks which we are providing per their request.