Fair Registration Day is June 1

June 1st is “Junior Fair Entry Day”, here is a list of fair forms and project registrations due by June 1.


Junior Fair Baking Contest Recipes and Entry Form

The Junior Fair Baking Contest is open to all current members of any junior fair organization or club that have completed a food and nutrition or related project! Participants may only register in one category in the appropriate age division, junior 8 -12 years of age or senior 13-and up, as of January 1.

Members should register at by June 1 at 4 p.m.

Baked goods must follow the recipe exactly, be packaged in an airtight, disposable plastic container, and brought to the Senior Fair Administration building to register between 12-12:30 p.m. on Thursday of fair week. Members will be required to take a written test on food preparation and nutrition when they drop off their item. Baked goods placing 1st and 2nd in their division will sell in the Small Animal and Baked Good Sale on Friday evening of fair.

Recipes, rules, and additional information can be found here under Baking Contest.

Cloverbud Fun Day Registration is Open!

Cloverbuds are invited to register now for Cloverbud Fun Day taking place on Friday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds Administration Building.

Come spend the day “Camping with Us!” Registration costs $15 and includes a t-shirt, lunch, snack, and all crafting supplies. There will be games, food, dancing, and FUN.

Register at by May 25 to ensure your Cloverbud has a t-shirt.

Multi County Horse Camp Deadline is Here!

Don’t miss out! Reqister for the South Central Ohio Horse Clinic June 8-11 at
Registration is due this Friday, April 21! 
COST: $55 for youth
(Make checks payable to SCO 4-H Horse Camp)
There will be a $5 discount for each additional 4-H or FFA member in the same family.
The registration fee includes

Clinic sessions, group picture, t-shirt, and lunch on Friday and Saturday

Camping options: Payment will be collected during camp
Camping is $30 per night with water and electric or $10 per night for primitive camping.

SCO Horse Clinic
Attn: Dave Baker
410 Meadow Lane
Peebles, OH 45660

Please make checks payable SCO 4-H Horse Camp
Pay via PayPal at

Payment must be postmarked no later than May 7, 2023.

Last Call for Kids College Registration

Registrations for Kids College are due Friday, April 21!
Kids College is hitting the road! Join us at Shawnee State Park on Saturday, April 29 for a day of outdoor activities and FUN! Register for one or two of our electives. Cost is just $15 for lunch and one elective or $20 for the entire day!
Each member will gain knowledge and skills related to the elective(s) they choose. Sessions are taught by experts in their field and assisted by Adams County 4-H Camp Counselors and Teen Leaders. Kids College participants will leave with a cinch sack, takeaway to assist with the project area explored, and judging requirements for the project.
Space is limited. First come-first served. Course descriptions and registration at

Livestock Information Available

All livestock exhibitors and head advisors, please check your email! We sent out livestock exhibitor information on Saturday, April 8. Everyone that was registered in a project area received information pertaining to their project including important dates, fair requirements, and information regarding skillathon and Quality Assurance.

If you did not receive this information, please call the Extension Office at 937-544-2339 to update your email address on file. You can find this information by visiting


Kids College Hits the Road April 29

Kids College is hitting the road! Join us at Shawnee State Park for a day of outdoor activities and FUN! Register for one or two electives. Cost is just $15 for lunch and one elective or $20 for the entire day! Members will leave with new skills, project knowledge, and a take home item that will help them achieve success in the project area.

Choose from Dr. Bob’s Fun with Flight, Fishing with Phipps, Grill Master, STEM Bus, Explore the Outdoors, Get Started in Art, Cake Decorating, Archery, Photography 101, and Food & Nutrition Skills. Course description and registration at

Space is limited, first come-first served. Online registrations and payments to the Extension office are due by April 21.

Quality Assurance Test Out Dates

12-14 year-old and 15-18 year-old 4-H and FFA members may test out of their annual quality assurance (QA) program. Youth ages 12-14 who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program for up to 3 years. Youth ages 15-18 years who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program permanently. These ages are as of January 1, 2023 – a youth’s 4-H age.

Pre-registration is not required. If you wish to test, please be sure to be on time, take a pencil, and plan to spend 30-45 minutes on the test.

Please note the March 21 Quality Assurance session has been canceled.

Those who attended either the Beef Clinic or Small Animal Clinic in the fall of 2022 have completed their Quality Assurance requirement for the year. If you have questions, please call the Extension Office at 937-544-2339.

Volunteer Lunch & Learn Series Coming in April

April is National Volunteer month and we LOVE our 4-H Volunteers! We know there are lots of moving pieces to the 4-H program and want to support our busy volunteers as they do the heavy lifting.

Join 4-H Educators from across southern Ohio for quick, accessible, 30-minute Zoom sessions on Wednesdays in April. Each session will take place on Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. and will cover a specific topic to support 4-H volunteers in their club work.

April 5 – Effective Communication – Tips and tricks to get the message out to families and members.

April 12 – Financial Management & Fundraising – Are all of those required forms overwhelming? Are you unsure of what the rules are about bank accounts, fundraisers, or club finances? We can help!

April 19 – Creating Positive Club Culture – Make meetings matter to your members and their families. 4-H is supposed to be FUN! Let’s put that spark back into our clubs.

April 26 – Member Retention and Engagement – Keep members (and families) engaged! Ideas to motivate them to put forth effort and participate at a higher level.

Register for 4-H Volunteer Lunch N’ Learns at to receive a Zoom link that will work for all four sessions. We know our volunteers are busy, so attend one or all four as your schedule allows.