Legos at the Library Open House Dec 6

Partnering with the library, we will be hosting an informational meeting about the programs available through 4-H and the library for little Lego builders! Programs include Cloverbud Engineering Adventure, the Cloverbud state-wide showcase, and getting involved with the brick building group at the Mt Vernon public library. We encourage youth in grades K-5 to attend with and emphasis on Cloverbuds (grades K-2).

Fall Recognition Reception 2023

Please join us at the Mount Vernon Middle School on November 9, 2023 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Knox County 4-Hers! Please arrive at 6:30pm with a dessert to share so we can recognize county projects awards, older youth membership, state fair participants, and Cloverbud graduation. Dress is casual for this family friendly event.


Fall Awards Recognition 2023

Cloverbud Calendar Fall-Winter 2023

Colorful Cute Music Themed Calendar of Events Flyer (1)


We are in need of some volunteers to lend a hand with the upcoming Cloverbud Activities. Older youth (grades 7 and up) are welcome to volunteer! This is an great way to add some leadership or community service experiences in their project books for 2024! Future Camp Counselors looking for hours are encouraged to reach out!  Activities will already be planned and prior experience isn’t needed: we will need hands to help run the activities. Each event will  need 4-6 volunteers. These events are open to any Cloverbud age child, prior 4-H membership isn’t required.

Oct 25 – Trunk-or-Treat : pass out treats/candy, assist with archery equipment, range safety, costumes are a plus!

Nov 11 – Veteran’s Day : seeking veterans to assist in round- robin type activities: flag folding, pledge, reading books, making thank you cards, etc.

Dec 14 – Winter Weather : emergency survival, snowflakes, weather, winter treats, etc.


Please contact Lindsey ( for more information, or to confirm for an event.

2023 Ohio State Fair Delegates

Congrats to the following members for outstanding projects and being chosen to represent Knox County at the 2023 Ohio State Fair! These youth can pick up their ribbons, certificates and fair packets at the extension office July 17-21, 8:00am-5:00pm. There are limited adult tickets. Alternates will be notified if the delegate is unable to participate.

Project (alphabetical) Delegate Alternate
Accessories for Teens Sophie Shultz
Airedales to Zebras Lucienne Byler
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Courtney Allen
Basic Archery Brinley Smith Zachary Lanker
Cake Decorating Jr Gabriella Bailey
Cake Decorating Sr Destinee Dickerson
Cooking on my Own Micah Phillips Jocelyn Tabor
Designed by Me Bristol Hegemier
em-bel-lish: Guide to Wearable Art Madison Seng
Get Started in Art Jr Josie Snyder
Get Started in Art Sr Morgan Gaboric
Global Gourmet Elizabeth Waddell Addison Mostaka
Graphic Design Jocelyn Tabor
Grill Master Sr Alice Ulrey
Grill Master Jr Ethan Kieffer
Let’s Bake Quick Breads Phoebe Hults Carter Dickerson
Let’s Start Cooking Reagan Stump Michael Carpenter
Making the Cut Lvl 2 Samuel Swendal
Medicine Science &Safety Mia Armstrong
Not jut Knots Blake Hegemier
On the Cutting Edge Liliann Swendal Lauren Neighbarger
Photography 1 Gabi Wingert Ava Swint
Photography 2 Jocelyn Tabor
Ready Set Sew Active Phoebe Hults Isabella Byler
Rifle, Jr Nolan Sparks
Robotics Essentials Miles Budd
Rockets Away (2L) Mason Gaboric
Safe Use of Guns Jr Rebekah Mandau
Self-determined Aiden Weade
SD Creative Arts Jr Brooklyn McDonald
SD- Creative Arts Sr Laura Page
Sew for Others Maegann Freeman
Sew Fun Charis Dickhof Kate Gottke
Shopping Savvy Savannah Tabor
Shotgun Jr Dixon Weaver
Snack Attack Jasper Bruff
Star Spangled Foods Reese Hubbard
Sundresses and Jumpers Luci Byler
Take a break for Breakfast Cameron McDonald
Your Thoughts Matter Morgan Myers Emma Parrison

Booth Building 2023- Updated

All clubs are able to sign up for a booth space this year! We encourage all clubs to reserve a space! This is how members will display their exhibits for still projects.  Let’s make our booth building an exciting place to visit! We need full booths, interesting exhibits and displays, and most important, welcoming 4-H members on patrol.

UPDATE: Clubs will not be needed for Sunday, July 16. Booth set-up night is Wednesday, July 19 from 3:00-8:00pm. During the construction time on July 19th, clubs wanting their own booths may allow members may check in projects. They must check in projects with Lindsey during that time. Clubs with booths are responsible for filling 4 hours of “booth patrol” during the week of fair. That sign-up is also below.

In order to receive the premium for a still project, it must be displayed in the booth building the entire week of fair. Still projects may be checked in Friday July 21 from 4:00-8:00pm or Saturday July 22 from 8:00am-12:00pm. No late arrivals will be accepted. **Remember: a project book is NOT an exhibit.** Cloverbuds will also have a specific booth to display any projects during the week.


Club Booth sign-up:


Booth Patrol Sign-up:


Updates and Info 4/26/23

Just a reminder for 4-H families:
The TSC paper clover spring fundraiser starts today! 90% of the money raised stays in our county and goes toward CAMP and LEADERSHIP activities for the 4-H youth. Spring Paper Clovers: 4/26/23 — 5/7/23
4/29/23 Cloverbud Saturday: Dress for the weather! We will be outside in nature for the majority of the program. **Still looking for some volunteers to help out!** We have several nature activities planned including a listening walk, book, leaf art and STEM activity.
Shooting Sports Range Days: We are changing the date from May 14 to MAY 7 so we avoid Mother’s Day. The range day will be held at Campbell’s Sportsman’s Club from 4:00-6:00pm that day. Please use the link to let up know if you will be attending the range day on May 7, May 28, or June 11 so we can prepare materials and supplies.

2023 Knolmes County Camp Registration Open!

Knolmes County 4-H Junior Camp Registration!
Junior Camp is open to youth between the ages of 8 and 13 that are in at least 3rd grade. This year’s Junior Camp will be held on June 6 – 9, 2023 at 4-H Camp Ohio in St Louisville.  Counselors will move in June 5, campers will move in the morning of June 6. Registration link is at the bottom of the information.
Early Bird Camping fees are :
4-H Member: $235.00
Non-4-H Member: $250.00
After April 21, Camping fees are :
 4-H Member: $245.00
Non-4-H Member: $260.00
Early Bird registration ends April 21. After that date, registration will increase $10 per camper.  
We look forward to having an exciting time of fun and learning activities with your camper.  Please complete the information requested below.
Scholarships and Discounts:
  • A limited number of full and partial camp scholarships are available for 4-H members.  Scholarship applications will be emailed to those who indicate the need for a scholarship in this registration survey.
  • Participants with multiple siblings attending camp will receive $5 off each camper registration.
  • Farm Bureau families are automatically awarded a $50 scholarship.
After you complete the registration survey below, you will receive an email to complete the health and permissions form.
Registration for Junior Camp is NOT complete until 1) this registration survey is completed, 2) payment has been received, and 3) the health form survey completed.

Specific camp information will be emailed to you when the registration period is complete. All payments must be received by your extension office by MAY 19, 2023. 

Registration closes May 10 or when camp is filled.  Link is below:

Updates to the 4-H Calendar – March 2023

There have been some updates to the tentative schedule. Please use the PDF file to update your clubs/families or direct them to the calendar on this blog.


  • The April 5th Cloverbud activity is now April 11 @ 5:00pm.
  • The county wide shooting events will be held at Campbell’s Sportsman’s Club in Howard.
  • Dog show schedule has been set. Looking to get updated paperwork out ASAP!
  • 4-H Camp: Counselors will move June 5 and campers will move in June 6 around 9 am.

2023 4-H Calendar – Tentative

As always, this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. We will do our best to update this as soon as we know to keep everyone on the same page. Please contact the extension office with questions!