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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 21 | Reflections on the Ohio State Fair

The 21st episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast comes on the day after the Ohio State Fair has wrapped up its 2017 run. A time full of memories and busy schedules, the crew of Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, Bart Johnson, and Joel Penhorwood reflect on this year’s fair, the 50th Sale of Champions, and [...]

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The Jr. Holstein Show at the 2017 Ohio State Fair saw large number of entrants.

2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show Results

Here are results from the 2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Dairy Show. Further results will be made available as the shows progress. Holstein Total animals shown: 115 Exhibitors: 58 YRP Grand Champion Exhibitor: Kris Ackley Animal: Ms Brookview Scaredycat Sire: Butz-Butler Atwood Brady YRP Reserve Grand Champion Exhibitor: David Miley Animal: Miley Gold Chip Gazella-T [...]

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Steven Wagner tends to the champion ribs from Red Pig Inn in Ottawa.

Crowd, judges agree on top BBQ at 21st Pork Rib-Off

The sweet, smoky aroma of barbecue welcomed Tuesday’s Ohio State Fair-goers as the 21st Annual Pork Rib-Off enjoyed another successful go, crowning the latest round of Ohio cooking champions. Five officials were on hand for the blind judging of the day’s food, including Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler, Ohio Expo Commission Chair and [...]

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Bob Evans at a Sale of Champions in the mid-80s where he gave out his memorable bushel basket of dollar bills.

Looking back through 50 years of Sale of Champions history

The Ohio State Fair is a little more than a week away from kicking off its 2017 run. Concluding this year’s fair is the 50th Sale of Champions, held August 6 at 2 p.m. at the Celeste Center. Together with the Ohio Expo Center, we dug through our archives and found pieces of the rich [...]

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Champion drive

2017 Junior Market Lamb Show

Youth exhibitors entered 711 lambs in the 2017 Junior Market Lamb Show. Here are more results from the 2017 show: Judge Miles Gibbs, Del Rio, Texas Photos by Mindi Brookhart.   Hampshire Champ: Carly Gump, Fletcher Res. Champ: Bailee Amstutz, Richwood   Shropshire Champ: Kayla Ritter, Montgomery County Res. Champ: Sarah Young, Leesburg   Southdowns [...]

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Bill Chapin had the 1968 grand champion market lamb in the first Sale of Champions. It sold to the Grandview Inn for $1,225. Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Fair.

The exhibitors are the champions

When the Ohio State Fair recently put out the list of exhibitors from every Sale of Champions since the first one in 1968, I really enjoyed taking a few moments to read through the list. Johnny Regula, auctioneer for the Sale, did too. “I have always felt the SOC is Ohio production agriculture’s chance to [...]

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Part of 50 years of the Sale of Champions, the famous Bob Evans bushel of cash was used to buy the 1982 Grand Champion Barrow exhibited by Cheryl Laucher, who is holding the extra $1 for $13,001. Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Fair.

Fifty years of setting the standard: The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions

Fifty years ago, it started with a dream to support the Ohio State Fair’s youth livestock exhibitors. Today, 422 champions have been honored and more than $6.4 million in sales have been generated by the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. “We’re just trying to get them money to go to college and help them [...]

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Fire lookout tower adds a new bit of history to the Ohio State Fair

In the 1930s, lookout towers were used around Ohio to monitor and identify forest fires. Between 1924 and 1978 more than 30 lookout towers were built and operated in Ohio. By the late 1970s, though, their role was completely replaced by airplanes and now residents with cell phones are the best way to get a [...]

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