4-H Camp Ohio 5K Registration Now Available!

Looking forward to another great Saturday at 4-H Camp Ohio! I’ve attended this event several times – some people run to compete while others just enjoy camp at a leisurely pace with good company. It’s great opportunity to support projects at camp!

Farm Science Review Tickets Available at the Extension Office

If you’re planning to attend Farm Science Review, September 18-20, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London Ohio – don’t forget you can purchase tickets at a reduced rate of $7 through close of business on Monday, September 17. $1 of each ticket sold comes back to support local agriculture programs.

Throughout its history, Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture.

The Molly Caren Agricultural Center (MCAC) near London, Ohio is home to the Farm Science Review and attracts upwards of 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural production. The educational programs feature Ohio State and Purdue specialists and are second to none in the agricultural exhibition world.


Apply to be a 4-H Health Hero!


The Ohio 4-H Healthy Living program provides youth with the opportunity to represent 4-H and promote healthy living in their communities. 4-H Health Heroes promote healthy eating, encourage people to engage in physical activities, and promote positive community change. Additionally, 4-H Health Heroes help Ohio 4-H accomplish the goals of the National 4-H Healthy Living Mission Mandate, which encourages youth and families to gain optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being.


  • Gain valuable leadership and communication skills
  • Meet other 4-H youth from across Ohio who are invested in healthy living
  • Leave a positive impact on your family, friends, and community
  • Promote the 4th H!
  • Be recognized at the 2019 Ohio 4-H Conference in March


  • Be currently enrolled in 4-H and in grades 7-12 at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic school year.
  • Be available to serve as a 4-H Health Hero from September 2018 through August 2019 (option to renew membership).
  • Attend and actively participate in an all-day training session and periodic meetings in your local area (see training dates and locations below).
  • Be interested in learning about healthy eating, leading an active lifestyle, and other health-related topics.
  • Be excited to teach others about nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and drug prevention.
  • Be responsible and trustworthy.
  • Be passionate about making a difference in your community.
  • Keep up-to-date on 4-H Health Hero activities by consistently checking and responding to communication from Extension staff in a timely manner.
  • Record activities conducted as a 4-H Health Hero and report to Extension staff.
  • Actively share the message of Healthy Living within your local 4-H clubs and/or school clubs.
  • Model healthy eating and physical activity to family, friends, and 4-H members.

2018-2019 Local Training Dates (choose one to attend)*

  • Central OH – September 29, 2018 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus
  • Northwest OH – November 3, 2018 PENDING
  • Southern OH – February 2, 2019 at Canter’s Cave near Jackson
  • Northeast OH – We are currently trying to recruit an educator to serve as the regional contact in this area. Please still feel free to apply, however we may not have a training scheduled in this area for this year. 

*We recommend attending a training located near you. You will be working with a local Extension Educator.

Apply here: http://go.osu.edu/2018healthheroapp

Applications for the 2018-2019 year are due September 15, 2018.


In addition to the requirements above, youth in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities to serve as a state-level Health Hero. More information will be given at the local trainings.

Additional responsibilities of a state-level 4-H Health Hero include:

  • Participate in face-to-face (in Columbus) and virtual meetings.
  • Complete teaching and/or advocacy activities promoting healthy living at the state level and/or in your community.
  • Participate in state events, such as the Ohio 4-H Conference, The Ohio State Fair, HealthU, new Health Hero trainings, and/or any other events identified by Extension staff.

For more information, please contact Katie Riemenschneider at the State 4-H Office (riemenschneider.13@osu.edu) or 614-688-2801.

What Happens Next in 4-H: September Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook


Friend of 4-H and Montgomery Leadership Award Nominations Due – September 1

The 4-H Committee is now accepting nominations for the Muskingum County Friend of 4-H Award, which recognizes an individual, family, business or organization who has provided exceptional support to the county 4-H program.

It’s also time for outstanding 4-H volunteers to be nominated to receive the John & Dorothy Montgomery Leadership Award.

Nomination forms for both awards are available at the Extension Office or on our website under 4-H Youth Development>Volunteer Resources. Completed nominations are due to the Extension Office by September 1Because the deadline falls on Saturday, we will accept the next business day – Tuesday, September 4.

Both awards will be presented at the Volunteer Recognition Banquet on September 26.

Office Closed – Labor Day – September 3

Junior Fair Livestock Committee Applications Due – September 15

Applications are now available for the Junior Fair Livestock Committee. Members are elected by the committee to serve a three year term in one of the following areas: beef, dairy, sheep or swine. Members must be approved 4-H volunteers – if not currently a 4-H volunteer, the applicant must be willing and able to complete the 4-H Volunteer process to become an approved volunteer by March 15, 2019.

Download the application.

4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet – September 26

All 2019 4-H Volunteers should have received an e-mail invitation to the 4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Details can also be found in the Summer 2018 Newsletter. Deadline to RSVP is September 10.



Congratulations 2018-2019 Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council Members

Congratulations to Treva Hampp and Samantha Mozena, who were recently selected to serve a one year term on the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council! This is their second year serving on the Council.

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success.  Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program.  Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.


4-H Goat Committee Hosting Potluck for 2018 4-H Goat Project Participants

The Muskingum County 4-H Goat Committee is inviting all Muskingum County 4-H members who participated in a goat project this year to a potluck!

When: Sunday, September 30, 4 p.m.

Where: Stoney Point Farm, 13140 Stoney Point Road, New Concord, OH 43762

The Goat Committee will provide meat, table service and drinks. They are asking each family to bring a covered dish and chairs.

Please RSVP to Julie Morrow at 740-607-6031 by September 24th.

Summer 2018 Newsletter Now Available

The Summer 2018 Edition of Muskingum County 4-H News & Notes is now available!

Inside this Edition:

  • 4-H Volunteer Banquet Details
  • Friend of 4-H & Montgomery Leadership Award Nomination Information
  • Junior Fair Reminders
  • Junior Fair Board and Camp Counselor/Staff Recognition
  • Still Project, State Fair Horse Participant & Livestock Skillathon Award Recognition

Download here.

Reminder: Junior Fair Swine Schedule

As previously announced, the Muskingum County Junior Fair swine schedule has changed for 2018.

The 2018 Muskingum County Junior Fair Swine schedule is:

Arrival Monday, August 13 9:00PM – Tuesday 8:00AM
Weigh-In Tuesday, August 14 8:00AM
Break Tuesday, August 14 Evening
Show Wednesday, August 15 8:00AM
Showmanship Thursday, August 16 8:00AM
Sale Friday, August 17 1:00PM
Dismissal Friday, August 17 Following Sale

Please pay close attention to the following details to make your arrival and participation in the swine activities during the Muskingum County Junior Fair a smooth and rewarding experience for your 4-H member.

  • All tack must be in place by Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 8:00AM
  • Swine Barn Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:00PM (NOTE: new time)
  • Arrival time: Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:00PM through Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 8:00AM (NOTE: only 11 hours)
    • Enter Fairgrounds at Gate 4 – Pershing Road.
    • Exit Fairgrounds at Gate 5 – Eppley Ave.
    • Refer to map below for traffic flow directions.
  • Wash rack will be closed beginning at 8:00am on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and will reopen after weigh-in.

Please refer to the map below for entrance and exit locations. As a reminder, there will be NO charge for parking when trucks with trailers bring in livestock, but trailers must LEAVE after livestock is unloaded.

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Help Wanted! Rabbit Barn Set up August 4

The Rabbit Committee would love assistance in cleaning and setting up the barn on Saturday, August 4. They will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until they are finished.

All families with rabbit exhibitors are encourage to attend and help! Many hands make light work! Let’s make this year the best turn out yet!

Alternate Junior Fair Exhibitor Request Form

Important reminder for Junior Fair Exhibitors: Each exhibitor must show and sell his/her own animals. Animals shown for judging or sale by anyone other than the exhibitor will not be allowed, except by special arrangement with the Barn Superintendents in advance. Only another Muskingum County Junior Fair exhibitor can show the animal. Exhibitors must complete the Alternate Exhibitor Request form and submit it at their species barn meeting. Each species Barn Superintendent must have a copy.

Medical related requests must be accompanied a doctor’s note. If a request for an alternate exhibitor is made and approved for medical reasons, the exhibitor’s status cannot change during fair week.

Download the form.