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Dorthy Pelanda, Director, Ohio Dept of Agriculture

About Director Pelanda

Dorothy Pelanda was sworn in as the 39th Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture by Governor Mike DeWine on January 14, 2019. Pelanda is the first woman to serve as Director in the Department’s history. Her great-great uncle, Gideon Liggett, served eight years (six as treasurer) on the Ohio Board of Agriculture (the precursor to ODA) in the early 1900s.

Dorothy Pelanda, Director, Ohio Dept. of Agriculture

The Cuyahoga County Fair is honored to host Ohio Department of Agriculture Director, Dorothy Pelanda, who will be visiting us on Friday, August 13th. She is expected to begin her tour of the 2021 Cuyahoga County Fair at noon by checking out the 4-H Large Animal Evaluation and Showmanship exhibition in the Cow Palace. Shortly before she departs, Director Pelanda is expected to present a personalize banner for our Fair.

4-H Market Auction

Yibbity, yibbity, yibbity--going once, going twice, SOLD to the man in the blue overalls!  From poultry, to livestock, to rabbits and more, our 4-Her's have put in a lot of effort tending to their animals.  Now it's time to support our 4-H Livestock Program at the 4-H Market Auction.  Will you be the high bidder?

Poultry Evaluations

Cluck-cluck, gobble-gobble, cockadoodle-doo!  Feathers will fly, as chickens, turkeys, geese and more will compete to establish a literal pecking order.  Come see who wins the blue ribbon and emerges as the true cock of the walk.

Beef Cattle Show

They aren't booing, they're saying "Moo!"  Come watch these hefty heifers strut their stuff.  Those who don't win, place or show will definitely have a beef with the judges, but that's to be expected.

Pony Halter Class Judging

Weighing in at over 2000 lbs, when you talk horse power, the Belgian Draft Horse is the measure by which all breeds must be judged.  While occasionally a bit temperamental, for the most part Belgians are gentle giants.  That said, given their awe-inspiring size and strength, they can be pretty much whatever they want to be.  They've pulled our wagons and plowed our fields, so we owe these enormous equines a sizeable debt of gratitude.  We humans are just along for the ride.

Draft Horse Halter Class Judging

Weighing in at over 2000 lbs, when you talk horse power, the Belgian Draft Horse is the measure by which all breeds must be judged.  While occasionally a bit temperamental, for the most part Belgians are gentle giants.  That said, given their awe-inspiring size and strength, they can be pretty much whatever they want to be.  They've pulled our wagons and plowed our fields, so we owe these enormous equines a sizeable debt of gratitude.  We humans are just along for the ride.

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