Youths encouraged to participate in state poultry skillathon contest

The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) decision to cancel all public poultry exhibitions was unfortunate but necessary, according to Ohio Farm Bureau and other agricultural organizations.

“We recognize this was a difficult decision and are confident ODA is focused on protecting Ohio’s multibillion dollar poultry industry,” OFBF said in a news release.

While many are disappointed that youths will not be able to exhibit their poultry projects this year, an alternative opportunity is available at the Ohio State Fair.

The contest will be held Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Ohio State Fair.