4-H Camp 2022

Registration and deposit are due June 28th by 4:30 PM. Packets are available at the Extension Office and the office is open daily 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Camp Counselors and Counselors in Training are excited about their camp theme “Welcome Back” and look forward to welcoming the campers to Camp Hervida on July 11-15, 2022.

Remember to your friends who are not in 4-H are invited to participate and learn more about 4-H.

4-H Camp Deadlines.

Time to get excited!

With 4-H camp just around the corner it is time to get those camp packets in! The packets are due June 28th. Final payment for camp is due on July 5th!

Remember space is limited on the boys side due to the number of 4-H Camp Counselors/CITs so register early. A waiting list will be created if the camp fills up. Packets are available at the office now to register for camp.

State Fair Livestock Project Registration


Just a friendly reminder to all who wish to participate in State fair for livestock projects that the deadline to register is June 21st! If you have any questions please call the office at (740)962-4854.

Market Livestock Tag-In 2022

It seems there has been some confusion over the date for market livestock tag-in. Tag-in will be Saturday, June 11th from 7am-1pm at the fairgrounds. We look forward to seeing you there!



STEM Day was out of this World


Our final STEM Day of the year had a great turn out! We had 24 Cloverbuds, all of which showed their excitement upon arrival. The theme for the June STEM Day was Space. Each Junior Leader was able to plan and lead an activity. The picture collage shows the Cloverbuds engaging with the Junior Leaders and Older Youth in Training at each of the different stations. The stations were Galaxy in a Bottle, Fizzing Moon Rocks, and Phases of the Moon. Each Junior Leader led their own activity, and the Older Youth in Training led the Cloverbuds around to each of their stations. To conclude the event, the Cloverbuds ate Rocket Ship Kabobs with strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows. Thank you to all the participants, Junior Leaders, and Older Youth in Training that made this event possible!


We know it seems like forever ago, but there is still a concern about Ractopamine products in the show swine industry. However, we have the materials you need to be prepared for this year’s fair. Located on our county website are several documents that help explain what Ractopamine is, how to provide good nutrition practices, and two forms that declare non-use of the products containing Ractopamine.

One form is for the producer to complete (who you purchased your hogs from). The other form is for the parent or guardian to complete upon arrival to fair. If you raised your own hogs, you just need to complete the parent or guardian form. All materials can be found at this link: under Swine Materials.

If you have any questions, please contact the OSU Extension office at 740-962-4854.

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4-H Camp 2022 Packets Available

Deadline to register for 4-H Camp is June 28th. Please note space is limited on the boys side due to the number of 4-H Camp Counselors/CITs so register early. A waiting list will be created if the camp fills up.

Packets are available at the office now to register for camp.

Junior Fair Royalty

It is time again for youth to be thinking about the Junior Fair Royalty Contest. Youth 15 to 18 are eligible to compete for King or Queen; youth 12 to 14 are eligible to compete for Prince or Princess; and youth 9 to 11 are eligible to compete for Junior Prince or Junior Princess. (Ages are as of January 1, 2022). Youth enrolled in the following organizations are eligible to participate in the Junior Fair Royalty contest: 4-H, FFA, Skills USA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Farm Bureau Youth.

Interested youth need to complete an application and be interviewed. An application may be requested from the OSU Extension Office, to be mailed or picked up or find it online at Completed applications, including all required signatures, are due on August 5, 2022 by dropping it off or mailing it to OSU Extension, P.O. Box 179, McConnelsville, OH 43756. Youth need to schedule their own interviews for Monday, August 16th by calling the Extension Office at 740-962-4854.

The Royalty crowning will be held at the Morgan County Fair on Tuesday September 6, beginning at 4:30pm at the small stage. The chosen Queen, King, Princess and Prince will be required to participate in various activities during the Morgan County Fair, with the Junior Princess and Junior Prince assisting. The Junior Fair Queen will be invited to participate in the 2023 Ohio Fair Manager’s Queen Contest.

Cloverbud STEM Day- June

Cloverbud STEM Day

Cloverbuds explore a variety of topics related to health, environment, community, and STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The Cloverbud program provides an excellent opportunity for each individual to reach his/her highest potential because early life experiences affect future development. Cloverbud STEM day includes activities led by older youth in the county.

The program is Monday, June 6th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Morgan County fairgrounds (Multipurpose Building). The theme for this Cloverbud STEM Day is “Space” which includes all things related to planets, the moon, and rockets. There is a $5 per participant fee for materials and payments are accepted up until the day of the event (cash/check).

Space is limited to 18 due to our low numbers of older youth. Make sure to complete your registration by June 1st to allow enough time for staff and activity leaders to prepare and gather supplies.

To register follow this link: