Are You a 4-H Member Interested in Learning More About Sewing?

If you answered yes, please join the Zoom clinic series being presented by 4-H Master Clothing Educator volunteers from across the state.  You will expand your sewing knowledge and learn skills to help you with your projects.  Attend all of the sessions or the ones that interest you.

Register by completing the online survey at:

You will receive an email with a Zoom link one day prior to each session.

Textile and Clothing Project Zoom Clinics

  • April 29, 2021 7-8 pm: Picking Patterns, taking measurements, and selecting fabric and notions
  • May 5, 2021 7-8 pm: Laying out your pattern, how to pin, how to use shears and grainline
  • May 18, 2021 7-8 pm: Seam finishes and directional sewing tips
  • June 9, 2021 and June 15, 2021 7-8 pm: Zippers, closures and hems

Textile and Clothing Zoom Series Flyer

2021 Livestock and Equine Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Update – 2021

Livestock Quality Assurance Zoom Training Sessions:  This option allows livestock exhibitors to register and  attend an online Zoom meeting, during which QA training materials would be presented. Sessions will be limited to a total of 40 members.

Livestock Quality Assurance will be offered by Zoom on the following dates:

  • February 22 – 6 p.m.
  • February 27 – 9 a.m.
  • March 4 – 6 p.m.
  • March 24 – 6 p.m.
  • March 30 – 6 p.m.
  • April 8 – 6 p.m.
  • April 19 – 6 p.m.
  • April 24 – 1 p.m.
  • May 8 – 9 a.m.
  • May 18 – 6 p.m.
  • May 26 – 6 p.m.

Youth members will need to access the following survey: to sign up for the session they would like. Each session will be limited to 40 members.

Horse Quality Assurance Zoom Training Sessions:  This option allows horse exhibitors to register and attend an online Zoom meeting, during which QA training materials will be presented.  Session will be limited to 20 members.

Horse Quality Assurance will be offered by Zoom on the following dates:

  • April 12 – 6:30 p.m.
  • April 18 – 6:30 p.m.
  • April 21 – 6:30  p.m.
  • May 10 – 6:30 p.m.
  • May 19 – 6:30 p.m.

Youth members will need to access the following survey: to sign up for the session they would like. Each session will be limited to 20 members.

Horse Quality Assurance Designations

All members attending the Knox County Junior Fair with their horse and/or other species will need to complete at least one Quality Assurance session for 2021 in order to be eligible to show at the fair this year (plus other criteria).

  • 1st Year horse exhibitors with only a horse will need to complete a Horse QA session
  • 1st Year horse exhibitors with a horse and a market animal will need to complete a Horse QA session and a Livestock QA session
  • Youth will only a horse (2nd year+) will need to a complete a Horse QA session
  • Youth will a horse (2nd year+) and a market animal will need to complete a Livestock QA session

Livestock & Horse Quality Assurance Online Test Out:  This option will be for youth that are ages 15 and older.  This would be a test-out for the remainder of their 4-H/FFA career (multi-year certification) just like Andrea offers at the end of regularly attended QA session. Members need to contact Andrea at 740-397-0401 or at to schedule an appointment to take the test. Should they not pass the test, they would be required to complete one of the other training options.


Teamwork from Home

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council would like to invite teens to join them during this statewide Teamwork from Home event on Friday, February 19! They can register here:

The first session will begin at 4:00pm with a break from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  At 6:30pm, we will begin our second session.  When they register, they can choose to join for one or both sessions!

During these sessions they will have an opportunity to learn about older youth 4-H opportunities, meet others from around the state and country, and participate in several interactive activities!  This program is being offered by the Teen Leadership Council committee who would traditionally be planning a luncheon during Ohio 4-H Conference.  Since they aren’t meeting for our conference in-person, they are bringing the fun to them!

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds SPIN Club

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind SPIN Club will be held on Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm on January 19, 26 February 2,9,16 and 23

Join 4-Hers from across the state as we learn fun ways to keep our body and mind healthy. Yoga for Kids, games, activities and more all in the comfort of your home and in our virtual SPIN club setting.

  • Location: Zoom
  • Cost: Free to join, some supplies will be suggested for activities.
  • Details: Open to all 4-H Aged youth 8-18.
  • Register at:
  • Register by January 14 to join in!

Flyer: Healthy Mind and Body flyer

Presented by: 4-H Professionals: Frances Foos, Lori Now, Amanda Raines, and Cassie Turner

New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better SPIN Club

Greetings 4-H Youth and Parents,

January starts a new year, let’s make a new you.  We are excited to offer New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better (targeted at youth in 5th-8th Grades).  We will tackle topics that will help you be informed to make the best choices for the best you.  You will receive a fun swag bag in the mail when you sign up that contains items that relate to the weekly topics.  Each week we will have guest speaker(s), activities, and time to talk with other youth when we meet for about an hour.

You are invited to join New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better series being held on Sundays February 7 – March 14. These sessions will be held virtually on ZOOM from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  The attached flyer provides a brief description and information on how to register. More information will be given to youth once registered.

Weekly session topics:

  • February 7          New Year, New You, and the Awesome Things You Can Do!
  • February 14        Boys, Girls, Crushes and Feelings…Oh My! What’s Appropriate, Safety & Etiquette.
  • February 21        TikTok, Snapchat, Insta are They Just Fun?   Seriously is Human Trafficking a Thing?
  • February 28        Work’n for a Live’n…jobs, image, and beyond.
  • March 7               What’s up with Vaping, Marijuana, and Alcohol?
  • March 14             New Year, Healthy You! Be Your Best Physically, Mentally and Emotionally

Hurry to register! Spots and swag bags are limited.  Participants will receive up to $40 worth of fun, useful swag items.   To register go to  Registration deadline is January 15!!

Parent/guardian note: Are you convinced this is a good activity, but your child isn’t sold?  May we suggest a conversation where you express these are important topics for your child to learn more about and you set a family goal with an incentive for him/her to participate.

Can’t wait to see you in 2021!!

Knox County 4-H & Junior Fair Office Hours

After some discussion, Jana, Samantha, and Andrea felt that it might be helpful to you and your members to offer some office hours for anyone to drop in and ask those burning questions and for us to address any concerns that might be lurking.  We are going to hold one next week and another one the week after.

As always, please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us at anytime.  We are here to support you.


Your Thoughts Matter: Navigating Mental Health Virtual SPIN Club

Jami Dellifield and Amanda Raines are hosting a virtual SPIN Club for the Your Thoughts Matter: Navigating Mental Health project.  The flyer is attached.  Please share with your teens and encourage them to register at

The SPIN club will be open to youth ages 13+ and will be held via ZOOM on Tuesdays from May 5 – June 9.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amanda.  Her contact information is on the flyer.

4-H Open Chat Sessions on Zoom

Jana, Samantha and I put our heads together this week and thought it might be beneficial to offer three zoom sessions this week for you.  This is an opportunity for you to join us and ask any questions you might have or receive some clarification.  We have been trying very hard to keep you apprised of this ever changing situation but you might have questions that we haven’t addressed yet.  Or, if there are things that you need from us, we would like to know that as well.  We have some general information to go over with you but it is going to be pretty informal.

I have attached a sheet that has the three dates and times listed.  All three are going to be the same so it is not necessary to join all three.  We just wanted to give various days and times as options, hoping that at least one of them would work for you.  The link to join us by Zoom is listed under the specific day you would like to join.  If you don’t have a video option, there is an opportunity to just call in.  That is also listed on the sheet if you need that option.

Look forward to seeing/talking with each of you next week.

Flyer: 4-H Open Chat Sessions