Reminder: 4-H Junior Camp Counselor Applications Due November 15!

4-H members ages 14-18 as of January 1, 2019 can now apply to serve as a 4-H Camp Counselor in 2019. The application is available for download on our website or can be picked up at the Extension Office.

All applicants must complete and return an application and two references by November 15, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Applicants who have not served as a camp counselor in the past are also required to attend Camp Counselor Selection Night at the Extension Office on November 29.

4-H Junior Camp will take place June 9-13, 2019 at 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville.

Questions? Contact Jamie at the Extension Office.

2019 Market Steer Weigh-In Information

2019 Market Steer Weigh-In Information is now available.

The following is information for registering 2019 market steer projects. All market steers to be exhibited at the 2019 Muskingum County Fair must come to steer registration day to be tagged and weighed, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  1. Steer registration and weigh-in will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Muskingum Livestock Sale Barn, located on Malinda Street in Zanesville. All steers must be tagged and weighed-in at this time to be eligible to exhibit at the 2019 Muskingum County Fair.
    • Youth may bring up to two steers to be registered in their name.
    • Steers must be on a halter at registration and should be halter broke.
  2. Steers must be owned, being cared for and in continuous possession of the member by weigh-in date (December 2018).
  3. All steers must have been born after January 1, 2018 and must be dehorned and castrated. Calves will be checked for proper dehorning and castration by a licensed veterinarian at the December weigh-in.  There will be no on-site castration. Steers must be castrated prior to arrival at December weigh-in.

Please refer to the 2019 Market Steer Weigh-In Information Letter and Registration Form for complete details.


New 4-H Volunteer Applications Now Available

Interested in serving as a 4-H volunteer in 2019? Applications can be picked up in our office or downloaded from our website at:  4-H Youth Development>Volunteer Resources.

The new volunteer selection process requires successful completion of an application, background check, interview and orientation session. All parts of the process must be completed before an applicant receives approval.

Applications are due by January 15 at 4:30 p.m.

What Happens Next in 4-H: November Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook


New 4-H Volunteer Applications Available – November 1 

The New Volunteer Application will be available on our website November 1. Visit 4-H Youth Development>Volunteer Resources.

Office Closed, Veteran’s Day Observed – November 12

Our office will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

4-H Committee Applications Due – November 15

Any current 4-H volunteers interested in applying to become a member of the Muskingum County 4-H Committee should submit a completed application to the Extension Office by November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Selected volunteers serve a three year term. 

The 4-H Committee serves as an advisory committee for the 4-H program and assists with county-wide 4-H programs like the 4-H Kick-Off and Volunteer Recognition Banquet. Applications are available on our website and at the Extension Office.

Older Youth Opportunities Applications Due – November 15, 4:30 p.m.

Youth interested in applying for any of the following opportunities can download the applications on our website:

  • Junior Leaders
  • Junior Fair Board
  • Camp Counselor
  • County Medals
  • County 4-H Ambassador
  • State Trip & Camp Scholarships

Office Closed, Thanksgiving – November 22 & 23

Our office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

Junior Fair Board Interviews – November 26

See Junior Fair Board Application for details.

Camp Counselor Selection Night – November 29

See Camp Counselor Application for details.


Muskingum County 4-H Swag

Hey Muskingum County 4-H! Your Junior Leaders have a fundraiser for you! Orders can be placed with Susan Montgomery McDonald ( or a Junior Leader member! Everything will be back in time for Christmas! Deadline to place and pay for orders is November 19. Please confirm receipt of order.


Happy shopping, 4-H’ers!

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Ohio Military Kids Update

Sharing on behalf of Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Program Manager for Ohio Military Kids:

It is finally fall! With that being said, the Ohio Military Kids 2018 season is coming to an end. However, we are already planning for the 2019 event season. Ohio Military Kids is a partnership with Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development and Family Readiness with Ohio National Guard. With this amazing partnership, Ohio Military Kids puts on several events throughout the state of Ohio. These events range from one day events, to overnights, to weekend camps, and even weeklong residential camps. These events are open to youth of military families, and they do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate. 4-H members and adults have the opportunity to volunteer for OMK events, including as camp counselors in the summer!

The mission of Ohio Military Kids is to support the youth of military families throughout the deployment cycle. Ohio 4-H is an essential supporter of the Ohio Military Kids Program and its mission. Ohio 4-H works hand-in-hand with Ohio National Guard to deliver fun and supportive programs to military families. With military youth in every county in Ohio, the partnership of 4-H to promote OMK opportunities to your military friends and neighbors in all 88 counties is appreciated!

Please check out our website at for more information!

Fall 2018 Newsletter Now Available

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

Inside this Edition:

  • Volunteer Banquet Awards
  • State Fair Recognition
  • Youth & Club Recognition
  • Steer Weigh-In
  • 4-H Awards & Recognition Sponsors
  • Volunteer Information
  • Opportunities for Older Youth

Download here.

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign, October 3-14

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) continues its support of 4-H through the Paper Clover Campaign. The fall campaign is scheduled for October 3-14. This fundraising program has been very successful in Muskingum County!

TSC sells paper clovers for $1 each during the campaign and proceeds go directly to 4-H. Seventy percent comes back to the county and 30 percent is divided among state and national 4-H organizations.

Encourage your friends and family to purchase a paper clover during the campaign!

If your club would like to help sell clovers during the campaign, be sure to call Zanesville’s TSC store at (740) 455-3441 and talk to the manager about how your club can help!


Achievement Form Workshop, October 24

This year, I will be hosting a workshop for ANYONE interested in learning more about completing the County 4-H Achievement form (youth, parents, volunteers) to be eligible for 4-H Ambassador, county medals, state trips & camps and state award opportunities. Download the cover sheet and achievement form from our website.

These opportunities include:

  • County Medal Awards
  • State 4-H Achievement Award
  • County 4-H Ambassador
  • Citizenship Washington Focus
  • Leadership Washington Focus
  • State 4-H Leadership Camp
  • Ohio 4-H Sea Camp

A limited number of full scholarships for state trips are furnished through the Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund and selected by members of the 4-H Committee.

The workshop will take place October 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Extension Office Meeting Room. Please RSVP.





Please RSVP.

What Happens Next in 4-H: October Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook


4-H Committee Meeting – October 1

The 4-H Committee will meet in the Extension Office Meeting Room from 6-7:30 p.m.

Extension Advisory Committee Meeting – October 15

The Extension Advisory Committee will meet in the Extension Office from 6-7:30 p.m.

4-H Achievement Form Workshop – October 24, 6-8 p.m.

Anyone interested in learning more about completing the achievement form (youth, parents, volunteers) to be eligible for county medals, state trips & camps and state award opportunities are invited to attend this workshop. Please RSVP.