Older Youth Surveys Deadline Extended

Due to the early opening and closing of our older youth surveys this year compared to other years we have decided to extend our deadline to apply for older youth opportunities in 2023 to Friday November 25th at 4:30pm!

Note: there are age requirements to these opportunities. These ages are as of Jan 1st 2023 see below:

If you know anyone or are someone who is interested in Junior Fairboard (14), Junior Leaders (14), Older Youth In Training (13), Carteens (15 with permit), Camp counselors (15 by camp), etc. Please apply soon!

To learn more about each opportunity click here to view on our website:


Here are the surveys to apply:

https://go.osu.edu/oyit2023 – Older Youth In Training (13, prerequisite to be a camp counselor in training)

https://go.osu.edu/2023olderyouth – Junior Fairboard, Junior Leaders, Carteens (15 with permit), Sale Committee, 4-H Committee and more (must be 14).

http://go.osu.edu/campcounselormoco2023 – Camp Counselor Application (15 by camp)



The survey will close for good for 2023 on Friday at 4:30pm!

FINAL REMINDER: Older Youth In Training 2023

The deadline to apply to be apart of Older Youth In Training is fast approaching!

4-H members that are interested need to complete the interest form by November 21st 2022 that is this upcoming Monday so act fast!

Older Youth In Training is a program for 4-H members 13 years old as of January 1, 2023. It is a year to learn more about all the older youth programs that become available to youth at 14+ years old in 4-H years. In addition, you help plan Cloverbud Day Camp and the program is REQUIRED to be a CIT (Counselor in Training) in 2023. Here is the link to the survey to complete: https://go.osu.edu/oyit2023

FINAL REMINDER: Older Youth Opportunities 2023

The deadline for Older Youth Opportunities is fast approaching!

Please, if you know any youth 14+ interested please tell them to apply now!

Older youth applications are due by November 21st

This opportunity allows you to learn about scholarships, awards, workforce and life skills, and other leadership opportunities beyond the county level. Explore your leadership skills and build a strong foundation to stand on once you become a caring and contributing citizen in society. Even if you are unsure, we encourage you to complete the application; you can always reconsider.


Click the link below to visit our website at http://morgan.osu.edu to learn more about each older youth opportunity. Possible groups for you to be a part of are Junior Leaders , Junior Fair Board, 4-H Committee, Sale Committee, and CARTEENS.

Application available at https://go.osu.edu/2023olderyouth

Important Dates in 2023

Hello all Morgan County 4-Her’s

Enrollment for 4-H is open as of now on 4-H online! The deadline to enroll is April 1st, 2023 at 4:30pm! The last day to add/drop/change is May 15th, 2023.


Some dates to save on your calendar for the upcoming year are:

May 30th-31st Camp Counselor/CIT Camp

July 10th-14th 4-H Camp

July 18th Project Judging

July 27th Cloverbud Day Camp

August 19th is Skillathon.

National 4-H Conference

Attention all Ohio 4-H members 15-18 years old!
Ohio 4-H is seeking qualified applicants to attend the National 4-H Conference from April 14-19, 2023 in Washington D.C.!
The conference is focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development, so if that sounds like something your interested in, don’t hesitate!
More information can be found at https://go.osu.edu/N4HC

Beef Projects

Youth Beef Project Webinar 2022

Do you know any youth who are interested in taking beef projects but don’t know much about beef? Or know of any youth who have, but would like to learn more? Anyone interested in learning about beef projects are welcome to attend these webinars and learn from educated individuals about beef! To learn more see attached flyer!


Here are the correct show and crowning start times for Morgan County Fair 2022. (please disregard the last page of the schedule for shows on Tuesdays the fair book)

There has been some miscommunication so for clarification these are the CORRECT times.

Tuesday, September 6th

9:30am Junior Dairy Goat Show

9:30 am Junior Rabbit Show

4:30pm Royalty Crowning

6pm Junior Fair Sheep Show

Wednesday, September 7th

9 am Junior Fair Horse Show

10 am Junior Fair Meat Goat Show

7 pm Junior Fair Swine Show

Thursday, September 8th

9 am Junior Fair Beef Showmanship, followed by Junior Fair Beef Breeding Show

9:30 am Junior Fair Poultry Show

5 pm Junior Fair Market Beef Show (feeder calves, dairy beef feeders, market beef)

Friday, September 9th

10 am Junior Fair Dairy Show

6 pm All Around Showman Contest

Saturday, September 10th

9:30am Parade

11 am Sale

Do not forget to complete your DUNF Forms, due Tuesday the 6th! Another post talked more in depth about this.

We wish everyone luck at the Morgan County Fair!


DUNF Forms 2022

It is about that time!

At this point you should have received this in an email as well!

Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) Must be Completed Online, there will be no paper copies available this year per The Ohio Department of Agriculture request.


The Drug Use Notification Form must be completed by all market and lactating livestock that are exhibited at the Morgan County Fair. See list below.

  • Ohio Revised Code 901-19-06
    • DUNFs are required of the following species:
      • Market: Steer, Hog, Lamb, Dairy Steer, Goat, Poultry (by pen)
      • Lactating: Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats
    • Form must be completed by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

 Here is the link to our DUNF forms:



If you have any questions you can call the office at 740-962-4854

Sale Photos

Fair is just around the corner, time to get excited!

I want to let all market exhibitors know who will be participating in the sale this year that sale buyer photos are to be brought by the exhibitors similar to last year. You may turn them in at Skillathon this Saturday, August 20th or they can be turned in to the extension office. They are due Monday September 5th at the latest and can be turned into the barn meeting at that point. With that in mind, please note that the pictures given MUST be in the CORRECT Format. Pictures must be horizontal orientation as well as the child  MUST be dressed appropriately, keep in mind some buyers may hang their photos up in businesses or somewhere for all to see so dress your best! If they are not in correct format or not what has been specified below the pictures may be refused. Please see the photo attached below for what is expected for the photos.

This year kids will also be expected to pick up their photos during the sale to hand deliver to the buyers. This avoids the issues of buyers not checking out and not receiving their cards forcing them to be mailed and potentially still not being received.

If you have any questions please call the office! 740-962-4854

Livestock Skillathon 2022

The Morgan County Junior Fair Skillathons is approaching quickly! It will take place on Saturday, August 20th at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. All market livestock exhibitors will need to bring their completed project books and knowledge of their livestock project. Age divisions for skillathon are as follows (your age as of January 1): Junior 8-11, Intermediate 12-14, and Senior 15+

Study guides are available on our county website: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair

Study guides state what is expected at each of the three stations. Make sure to have a species resource handbook in order to study for the skillathon.

Another reminder we are on a tight schedule that day with another event happening at the fairgrounds. Everyone who is participating in Skillathon that day must be signed in by 3:30pm! We will not accept anyone later than that. If you cannot accomplish that please call the office.

The entry forms for fair are due that day, make sure to have those completed and with you to turn in that day.

If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer for skillathon please call the office or email whisman.30@osu.edu! Help is still needed!

If you have any questions, please call the office at 740-962-4854.