COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide have announced a partnership to sponsor the 2020 Ohio Youth Livestock Expo (OYLE). These events were created to offer opportunities for 4-H and FFA members to safely show their 2020 livestock projects at the state level.
The OYLE events will follow guidelines set by Governor DeWine and by local county health departments.
“We respect the decision of the Ohio Expo Commission and there is obviously no replacing the Ohio State Fair,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “We appreciate the OYLE committee coming forward to coordinate these events. This has been an extremely difficult year for many of these youth exhibitors and giving them a platform to showcase their achievements was a great idea that we are happy to be a part of.”
In addition to the one-year, $10,000 sponsorship, funding will also be provided to supply each youth exhibitor with an Ohio Farm Bureau/Nationwide show bucket.
“The amount of effort that these youth exhibitors put into their projects is truly remarkable,” said Devin Fuhrman, vice president of Sponsor Relations with Nationwide. “We are proud to be able to show our support by co-sponsoring the OYLE events and rewarding Ohio’s future agriculturalists for the time and the work they have put in to see their livestock projects to completion.”
The Expo will kick off with goat, sheep and beef shows, all at the Darke County Fairgrounds and conclude with swine shows at the Pickaway Agriculture & Event Center. For a complete list of events, visit theoyle.com.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.
OYLE Sheep Barn Online Semen Sale
On behalf of the Ohio Youth Livestock Expo (OYLE) Sheep Barn, we invite you to take a look at the upcoming online semen sale that is taking place Tuesday, July 14, 2020, online at Breeders World: https://breedersworld.com/search?auction=539
Funds raised through this sale will support efforts in the Sheep Barn at the OYLE coming up in just 2 short weeks at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville, OH.
The Sheep Commitee would like to thank all of the generous donors who provided lots for this sale out of some of the top bucks across the country representing several different breeds; this sale would not be possible without your support!
Please take a look, share with your friends, and bid away!
Lisa Shearer, OYLE Executive Committee, Sheep
Tracy Dendinger, Sheep Committee Chair
Roger Hunker, Sheep Committee Vice Chair
John & Lori Shroyer and Sam & Pat Wiford, Fundraising
— Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
— Ohio Youth Livestock Expo Sheep Barn
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