State Fair - Information for Staff & Key Volunteers
*******SAVE THE DATE: 2016 State Fair Webinar, June 6 at 12pm*******
(WebEx information to be distributed and posted in April)
State Fair On-Site 4-H Leadership Team, and Primary Area of Responsibility:
Tom Davis (CCE-Orange, ret.): Overall 4-H and Youth Building Coordinator
Andy Turner (4-H on Campus; CHE): NYS 4-H Program Leader
Dana Palmer (4-H on Campus; CALS): Animal Science Coordinator
Debbie Grusenmeyer (4-H on Campus; CALS): Dairy Coordinator
Pam Castro (CCE-Orange, ret.): Youth Building Evaluation Coordinator
Autumn Lavine (CCE-Tioga): 4-H and Youth Building Assistant Coordinator; Jr. Superintentent and Teen Leader Coordinator
Nigel Gannon (4-H on Campus; CHE): Youth Building Asst. Coordinator
*CHE = College of Human Ecology; CALS = College of Agriculature and Life Sciences
State Fair Advisory Committee (SFAC)
Chair: Jennifer Jensen (CCE-Ontario)
2015-16 SFAC Membership
2016 NYS FAIR YOUTH BUILDING ROTATION SCHEDULE
* Maps are updated regularly but a little slower than the Chart--the most up-to-date listing is the All-In-One Chart.
2016 Youth Building STAGE and KITCHEN DEMO Area Reservations
Note: If there are any conflicts or questions with your request, we will contact you to work things out. We will post an updated schedule in May that reflects known activities in the stage and kitchen demo areas. (e.g., Produced in NY).
If you want to use the STAGE or KITCHEN DEMO space in the Youth Building for a program activity, then please submit this form online:
Youth Building Dormitory Information
*****UPDATED Youth Building Dorm and Dairy Cattle Building
information and registration materials will be posted in May.*****
Note: Please see the March issue of Blue Ribbon Express, posted immediately below under "Resources", for a full explanation of the dorm sleeping options at State Fair.
2016 Chaperone Guidelines (to be posted in May)
Please keep in mind that chaperones that have not been background checked and registered by a County Educator will be denied access to the dormitory. Youth not preregistered will need a signed dorm registration form from their County Educator to stay in the dorm.
NOTE: Final billing will be based on information recorded at the close of NYS Fair. For a report of pregistered youth and adults from your Association/Group email Adam Davis.
Note: See the March issue of Blue Ribbon Express, above under "Resources", for a March 2016 update and revisions to the Goat Risk Management Procedures.
2016 Youth Building Handbooks (to be posted in May)
Guide for Staff
Info on the Go
State Fair Handbook-Just for Teens_5.20 DRAFT_Public
Exhibitor Entry and Statement for Youth Building Exhibits
See the description of the two-part entry card and statement in the Guide for Staff below. Both need to be included on every Youth Building exhibit that will be evaluated.
- The Statement is a fillable pdf form that can be filled out on a computer and printed; or, it can be printed as a blank form and filled out by hand.
- The Entry Cards will be coming to you from State Fair on green card stock. The one posted below is for demonstration purposes only. Do not use previous versions of the Exhibitor Card, and kindly recycle any old entry cards you have in your office.
2016 State Fair Youth Dept Exhibitor Entry Statement (fillable pdf form revised 6/18/14) - If you do not get a form that can be filled in - that is, blue spaces where you can type - try a different browser or different document viewer (e.g., Adobe Acrobat)
Example of Letter to Exhibitors
(Ontario County has offered their letter as a model)
YOUTH LEADERSHIP (forms to be posted in mid-May)
This form MUST BE COMPLETED BY A 4-H EDUCATOR -
younger youth may participate if room allows, but they do not qualify for a