Royalty in the Extension family

Photo of McCutcheon family

CFAES, OSU Extension and Hartford, Ohio, will be well-represented in fair circles this year.

Morgan McCutcheon, daughter of Lisa and Jeff McCutcheon, long-time Extension employees, has been named the 2018 Ohio Fairs’ Queen.

Morgan will represent each of Ohio’s county and independent fairs as she travels throughout Ohio in 2018.

Her aim is to visit each fair, attend the Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA) District meetings in April, and serve as a member of the OFMA Board of Directors throughout the year. She will also assist with several events and activities during the 2018 Ohio State Fair. During the 2019 OFMA Convention, Morgan will assist with the Queens PMorgan McCutcheon, Ohio Fairs' Queenrogram, and work to facilitate the selection process to name her successor.

She was named the 2017 Hartford Fair Queen in August and represents the first Hartford Queen to carry the state-wide title.

She’s also a Buckeye. She’s been taking college courses at Ohio State Newark as part of the College Credit Plus program at Utica High School, and will enter the Columbus campus as a first year student in the fall. She plans to pursue nursing, with a goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

Her father Jeff started with Extension in 1995 as the Perry County Agriculture and Natural Resources educator, and is now the regional director for Southeastern Ohio. Her mother Lisa has been the 4-H Youth Development educator in Licking County since 1999. In the photo at the top is the McCutcheon family, including Lisa, Morgan, Jeff, and son/brother Sean.