What Happens Next in 4-H: June Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook

2018 Junior Fair Rules

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Royalty & Ambassador Applications

Applications are now available for Junior Fair King & Queen and species ambassadors/royalty. Visit our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair to download applications. Deadline June 1, 4:30 p.m. Interviews will take place June 21.

Lamb & Goat Registration

All Market Lamb & Goat project participants must attend Lamb & Goat Registration to have their animals tagged and weighed on  June 4 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Hog Barn on the fairgrounds. All animals must go across the scales. Youth must bring their completed  Registration/Stall Sheet. Exhibitors must include all sheep & goats to be exhibited at the fair on their Registration/Stall Sheet as they are only to submit one stall sheet per specie. Please be sure the stall sheet is signed by a club volunteer before weigh-in. If it is not signed, club volunteer will need to come to the Extension Office by June 15 for your entry to be complete.

All lambs & goats exhibited at the Muskingum County Fair are required to have a scrapie ID prior to exhibiting at the fair. All market lambs & goats must have a scrapie tag in their ear prior to arriving at Lamb & Goat Registration. If a lamb or goat does not have a scrapie ID at weigh-in, the animal will be dismissed. Ear tag IDs must be in the animal’s ear.

Born and Raised Market Lamb Class:  4-H and FFA members who raised their own market lambs will have the opportunity to show in an extra class held immediately following the regular market lamb show.  To register, youth must check yes on their Market Lamb Registration/Stall Sheet.

Carcass Lamb:  The Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association is sponsoring a carcass lamb activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes on their Market Lamb Registration/Stall Sheet.

Need a stall sheet? Visit our website.

Breeding Rabbit Registration

Breeding Rabbit Registration is scheduled for June 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Barn on the fairgrounds.  All rabbits must be tattooed at that time if they do not already have a tattoo.

Bring your completed Breeding Rabbit Registration/Hutch Sheet with you on June 4. Please be sure the stall sheet is signed by a club volunteer before registration. If it is not signed, club volunteer will need to come to the Extension Office by June 15 for your entry to be complete.

If your rabbits are already tattooed, you can complete your Rabbit Registration/Hutch Sheet and submit it to the Extension Office by June 15. Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline.

Need a stall sheet? Visit our website.

Speaking Contest Reminders

Encourage youth to participate in our county public speaking contests this summer! Practicing public speaking at a young age helps 4-H members develop communication skills that will benefit them throughout life.

Participants will receive a certificate and a $10 Walmart gift card. Top placing members/teams will also receive an award before the Junior Fair Parade. Information and resources to help youth prepare are available online: http://go.osu.edu/speakingcontests.

June 19 @ the Extension Office, Deadline to Register is June 8

Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks, 5:00 p.m.

Health & Safety Speaking, 7:00 p.m.

Junior Camp Reminders

Junior Camp is from June 10-14. Registered participants can download the camper packet which has details they need on our website. There is also a great video from our camp counselors to help pack for camp!

Cloverbud Camp Reminders

Cloverbud Camp Registrations are now available!. The deadline to register is June 12, 4:30 p.m. Visit the 4-H Youth Development>4-H Cloverbuds page of our website for more information.

Livestock Quality Assurance Deadline Reminder

The deadline for youth exhibitors to receive their Quality Assurance Certification in order to exhibit at the Muskingum County Fair is June 15. There are a few out of county dates still available.

Junior Fair Stall Sheet/Registration Deadline Reminder

All Stall Sheets are due June 15 to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Leased Horses and Market Rabbits. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! This is not a postmark deadline. Leases for Dairy and Llama projects are also due.

Volunteers received stall sheets when they completed their club book order and should disburse them to all members. Forms are also available on our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair. A volunteer from each club must collect ALL stall sheets, review them for accuracy and compare with project enrollment, sign them and submit them to the Extension Office for the club.

Each exhibitor must submit only ONE stall sheet per specie.  The only exception is if an exhibitor is registering through two different clubs/chapters in the same species, then a stall sheet is required for each club. (For example, John is exhibiting a market steer through his 4-H club and a breeding heifer through FFA, then John will need a beef stall sheet for 4-H and beef stall sheet for FFA.)

Dog Registration Forms Due

A Dog Registration Form must be submitted to the Extension Office by June 15 at 4:30 p.m. to be eligible to participate in the Dog Show on July 19. Proof of Vaccinations must accompany all Dog Registration Forms. More information can be found on page 15 of the 2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook.

PAS Show Reminder

Muskingum County youth interested in registering for the PAS Show (State Fair Horse Qualifier) should register through their 4-H volunteers by June 19 at 4:30 p.m. Information for volunteers can be found in the letter that was sent.

Out of County Participants – Registration form, horse identification form and $10 entry fee per class is due by June 19 to OSU Extension Muskingum County, 225 Underwood Street, Zanesville, OH 43701. Checks can be made payable to: Muskingum County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee. Full refunds will be given only to those who cancel their registration by 12:00 Noon on Monday, June 19 by calling OSU Extension Muskingum County at 740-454-0144.

Writing Project Portfolios Due

Youth enrolled in Project #587: Writing and Reporting for Teens or #588: The Writer in You must submit their writing portfolios to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on June 20 to be reviewed by the judge prior to still project judging. Failure to do so will result in loss of at least one letter grade at judging. Members will not receive their portfolio back before judging. Portfolios will be brought to judging by the judge. More information can be found on page 5 of the 2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook.

Still Project Judging Reminders

Youth must attend a county level judging for still projects this year. There will be no advisor grade options this year. Options are Early Judging by appointment on June 20 or 26, or Still Project Judging on July 10. More information can be found on page 5 of the 2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook.

Attention Lamb and Goat Exhibitors

Lamb and goat registration is three weeks away. Please make sure you are aware of these 2018 rule changes before hauling your animals to the fairgrounds on June 4, 2018:

  • If a lamb or goat does not have a scrapie tag in ear at weigh-in, the animal will be dismissed.
  • All market animals, except market rabbits and poultry, must be castrated prior to arrival for tag-in/weigh-in.

A complete listing of the 2018 Muskingum County Junior Fair rule changes can be found here.

Junior Camp Deadline: May 15

Don’t forget! The last day to register for Junior Camp is Tuesday, May 15.

For more information on camp, visit our website.

Still on the fence? Check out the reasons we love camp!

 

Community Service Opportunity

Thanks to Janet Batteiger of Country Cowboys 4-H Club for sharing this volunteer opportunity!

The Zanesville VFW Post is looking for assistance setting flags on the graves of Veteran’s at Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, May 26.

According to Janet, “Fewer and fewer people come out every year to help. When many people are doing it, it goes quickly.  Unfortunately less people have been showing up these past years causing more groups to opt out of participating because ‘it takes too long.’ I know from experience, many hands makes it go much quicker.”

If you are interested in helping, plan to be at the VFW at 1318 Putnam Ave, Zanesville at 8AM on the 26th. The serve refreshments before starting!

Questions can be directed to Cal, Stephanie,or Jen at the VFW 740-452-4491.

Are You Competing in Public Speaking?

2018 Speaking Contests:
Information about the 2018 Demonstration and Illustrated Talks contest as well as the Health and Safety Public Speaking competition have now been posted to our website. Interested individuals must register for the contest by Friday, June 8, 2018. All youth choosing to speak in the competition will be given a $10.00 Wal-Mart gift card on the evening of the competition.

Date of competition:
Demonstration and Illustrated Talks: Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 5:00p.m.
Health and Safety: Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 7:00p.m.

Both competitions will take place in the large conference room at the Muskingum County Extension Office.

Public Speaking Workshop:
Dr. Lisa Marshall, Professor of Communication at Muskingum University, will offer a workshop at the Extension Office to help youth prepare on Wednesday, June 13 from 1-2 p.m. Please call the Extension Office to register for the workshop. This workshop is open to any youth who wish to learn more about public speaking, not just those who will be participating in the competitions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Stefanie at the 4-H Office: 740-454-0144 or at prevatt.2@osu.edu

 

Are You Leasing a Horse?

Due to phone calls we have received about horse lease paperwork, we felt a reminder was appropriate and necessary:

Youth who lease horses are required to turn in a copy of the lease to the Extension Office by our May 15, 2018 deadline. This year’s horse lease information may look different. OSU Extension can only provide guidelines of what should be included in your horse lease and not provide a template for you to use. This means you will have to write or type your own lease based on the suggested guidelines. You can download the guidelines from our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair. Look under Stall Sheets and Registration Forms.

Again, Horse leases and registration paperwork for leased horses are due May 15, 4:30 p.m! If you have any questions, please contact the 4-H Office: 740-454-0144.

Out of County Quality Assurance Dates

Reminder: Livestock Quality Assurance (LQA) Certification is required for all youth exhibiting a market animal, dairy cow project or  dairy goat at the Muskingum County Fair. All in-county dates have passed. Youth still needing Quality Assurance certification can attend an out-of-county session. Be sure to sign in.

We recommend contacting the County Office to insure that all dates and times are correct.

 

Coshocton County Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Coshocton Christian Tabernacle Church 23891 Airport Rd 740-622-2265
Fairfield County Sunday, May 06, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 PM Fairfield County Fairgrounds – 157 E Fair Ave 740-652-7260
Fairfield County Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:30 – 11:30 AM Fairfield County Fairgrounds – 157 E Fair Ave 740-652-7260
Guernsey County Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Guernsey County Fairgrounds, Swine Barn, 335 Old National Road 740-489-5300
Guernsey County Monday, June 04, 2018 6:00 PM-7:00 PM OSU Extension Guernsey County, 335B Old National Road 740-489-5300
Licking County Monday, May 07, 2018 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM OSU-Newark / COTC – Founders Hall 740.670.5315
Licking County Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM OSU-Newark / COTC – Founders Hall 740.670.5315
Licking County Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM Licking Valley High School – Auditorium 740.670.5315
Morgan County Thursday, June 07, 2018 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Morgan High School, 800 Raider Dr 740-962-4854
Noble County Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:30 PM Caldwell H.S. 516 Fairground St. 740.732.5681
Noble County Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:30 PM Caldwell H.S. 516 Fairground St. 740.732.5681
Perry County Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM New Lexington HS, Panther Drive 740-743-1602
Perry County (makeup session) Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00 PM Sheridan HS, Sheridan Rd. 740-743-1602

4-H Clover Dude Camp Registration Available

Registration packets are now available for 4-H Clover Dude Camp! We will begin taking completed packets on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Please remember, in order for your packet to be considered complete when you submit it to the Extension Office, you must submit the following:

  1. Completed registration form
  2. Completed health history form
  3. Photo of camper to accompany health history form
  4. $45.00 registration fee (cash or check payable to OSU Extension)

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stefanie at the 4-H Office (740-454-0144).

What Happens Next in 4-H: May Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook

2018 Junior Fair Rules

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Junior Camp Reminders

Junior Camp Registrations are now being accepted! Priority 4-H member registration is the first week of May, then it’s open to anyone! Pick up a packet in our office or download from our website. Visit the 4-H Youth Development>Junior Camp page of our website for more information on camp! Deadline to register is May 15, 4:30 p.m.

Cloverbud Camp Reminders

Cloverbud Camp Registrations will be available May 1 and accepted starting May 15. The deadline to register is June 12, 4:30 p.m. Visit the 4-H Youth Development>4-H Cloverbuds page of our website for more information.

Royalty & Ambassador Applications

Applications are now available for Junior Fair King & Queen and species ambassadors/royalty. Visit our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair to download applications. Deadline June 1, 4:30 p.m.

Livestock Project Reminders

Horse leases and registration paperwork for leased horses are due May 15, 4:30 p.m.! OSU Extension can only provide guidelines of what should be included in your horse lease and not provide a template for you to use. You can download the guidelines from our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair. Look under Stall Sheets and Registration Forms! 

Livestock Subcommittee Meetings

Livestock Subcommittees will meet at their designated times on Thursday, May 24 at the Fairgrounds. Specific reminders are sent via committee chairs.

Royalty and Ambassador Applications LIVE!

All Muskingum County Junior Fair Royalty and Ambassador applications are live and available! There are a few changes we wanted to bring to your attention:

  • The Pork Ambassador contest is open to boys and girls
  • Junior Fair Queen/King application requires a 1-2 page essay

All applications are available for download here. If you have questions about a contest, please contact the specie coordinator. Contact information is located on each application. For questions about the Muskingum County Junior Fair Queen/King Contest, please contact prevatt.2@osu.edu

Applications are due to OSU Extension Muskingum County by 4:30pm on June 1, 2018.