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Cloverbud Fun Day is May 30!

Registration is now open for Cloverbud Fun Day!

Cloverbud Fun Day will be held on Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Cloverbuds will participate in fun activities, games, and crafts. Registrations cost is $15 and includes lunch, a snack, all materials/supplies, and a t-shirt for our ‘buds.

Cloverbud Fun Day is open to all enrolled Cloverbuds! Register by May 24 at go.osu.edu/CloverbudFun to reserve your spot.

Bake Off

JUNIOR FAIR BAKING CONTEST
Drop off Thursday 12 p.m.
Judging: 1:30 p.m. Awards: 4:30 p.m.
Senior Fair Administration Building
Entries are due in the Extension office by June 1

 

  1. The Junior Fair Baking Contest is open to current members of any Junior Fair organization or club that have completed a food and nutrition or related project.
  2. Participants may only be registered in one category and may represent only one Junior Fair organization or club.Members must submit entries by 4:00 p.m. on June 1st at go.osu.edu/bakeoff.
  3. Each participant will: a) Bring the baked item they have prepared themselves according to the recipe provided by the Junior Fair Board. b) Be required to take a written food preparation and nutrition test when entering the baked item. c) Submit their baked item in a sealed container. NO EXCEPTIONS or you will not be allowed to register.
  4. All baked goods must be registered between 12:00-12:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Senior Fair Administration Building.
  5. Scoring will be as follows: a) Quality of baked item – 60%. b) Nutrition test – 40%.
  6. If a participant earns less than 50% on the written food preparation and nutrition test, the baked good will not be eligible for placing or for the sale. Any participant who has difficulty reading should notify the contest chair(s) at time of registration so assistance can be provided.
  7. Classes will be divided into Junior (8-12 years of age) and Senior (13 years of age and older). All ages as of January 1st of the current year.
  8. Junior categories: Quick BreadCookies, and Basic Cake
  9. Senior categories: Yeast BreadPie, and Specialty Cake
  10. Awards will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Senior Fair Administration Building.
  11. The awards given will be: Grand Champion – Rosette, Reserve Champion – Rosette, 3rd through 5th places – Rosettes. Each participant will receive a participation ribbon.
  12. Grand and Reserve Champion must sell in the Small Animal and Baked Goods Sale. The baker must be present to sell and follow the Junior Fair Dress Code. NOTE: Grand and Reserve Champion winners will not be eligible to sell any additional units in any Jr Fair Sale unless those units were also designated as qualifying champions in their respective shows.
  13. If, for some reason, the Grand or Reserve Champion is disqualified, no replacement will be selected from that division for the sale.
  14. Entries not placing must be picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Livestock Requirements – Things You Need To Know!

Members be sure to visit the Extension website to find your livestock requirements and registration links. These were emailed from rowe.316@osu.edu and are available at https://adams.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/animal-projects.
May 1 is the deadline for market hog, dairy, and large breeding livestock registration!
May 4 is spring tag in for feeder calves, market lambs, and market goats. County Born and Raised forms are due at tag in!
June 1 is the deadline for breeding rabbit, fancy, and production poultry fair registration!

Camp-o-saurus is going to be DINO-mite!

Adams County 4-H is going prehistoric for camp this year with our Camp-O-Saurus! Youth completing grades 3-8 are invited to camp with us June 3 – 6 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Cam

p. Registration is now open at go.osu.edu/ALP4HCamp.

The cost of camp for 4-Her’s is $145 thanks to a $20 camp scholarship provided for all members from the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. Non-4-H members are also welcome to attend at a cost of $175.

Members wanting to attend camp but needing a little assistance should apply for a 4-H Camp Scholarship by May 1. Applications are available on our website  or at the Extension Office.

 

Kids College – Register Now!

Kids College registration is OPEN!
Kids College is a unique, hands-on opportunity for project aged 4-Her’s to explore and experience non-livestock projects. Learn from experienced instructors, take home items to help with your project work, and be more prepared for pre-fair judging. Oh, and it’s a lot of FUN!
Sign up today at go.osu.edu/4HKidsCollege
Deadline to register is April 19 and sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay. Payment must be made to the Extension office by April 19.

Market Hog Registration Due May 1

Market hog registrations are due by May 1, 2024! Hogs must be tagged, photographed, and information submitted at go.osu.edu/markethog24 by the deadline.

Tags are available for market hogs in the Extension office, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – noon and 12:30 – 4 p.m. Exhibitors do not have to be present to pick up tags. Market hog tags are EID tags for 2024. Please only take as many as you need and return any unused tags to the office.

Exhibitors with hogs born in Adams County are also eligible to exhibit in the County Born and Raised (CBR) show. Completed CBR forms are due to the Extension office by May 1. Please be sure to have the breeder sign and complete their portion of the form.

Forms and swine information can be found on our website at https://adams.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/animal-projects#Swine.

 

 

 

Total Solar Eclipse T-shirts Available

The Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee is offering this t-shirt to commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime event, the total solar eclipse taking place on Monday, April 8, 2024.
Shirts will be black and feature the design belwo. The cost of the shirt is $12.
There is a very short turnaround for orders! All orders must be placed and paid for by Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. Checks may be made to the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee.
You will be notified when shirts are available for pickup. Profits will go to benefit the 4-H program in Adams County.

4-H Solar Eclipse Trip

Adams County 4-H is excited to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our members! On Monday, April 8, 2024 we will head to the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton to view the total solar eclipse. The Air Force Museum is located in the path of totality which will allow members to experience the full effect of the eclipse which will last approximately 2 minutes and 43 seconds. Ohio has not been in the path of a total eclipse since 1806!
Transportation on an Ohio State University charter bus, lunch, and all activities for the day will be FREE. To register visit go.osu.edu/4HEclipse
This free event is made possible through a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation Endowmnet fund. Space is limited! Registration closes March 22, 2024.

4-H Officer Training and Dance

4-H Officer Training and Dance will be held on Friday, March 15, 6 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center. Current club officers or members interested in holding a club office are encouraged to attend!

Officer training will be followed by a 4-H dance from 7-9 p.m. 4-H clubs are asked to contribute a 2 liter of pop and a couple of small door prizes to the dance.
Refreshments, door prizes, and a lot of fun! All Adams County 4-H members are invited.

Quality Assurance Opportunities – UPDATED

Updated! Peebles High School test out date has changed to April 30.

All Junior Fair exhibitors of beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine projects must annually attend a qualifying Quality Assurance program or meet age-appropriate test out requirements on an Ohio Quality Assurance test at least 45 days before the start of the fair of the current year in order to exhibit their projects at the Adams County Fair.

The following opportunities are available in Adams County in 2024:

 

Members age 12 & up as of January 1 may test out of Quality Assurance. Tests will be administered at the dates and times listed and members must receive a 70% or higher to pass.

Quality assurance must be completed no later than May 22, 2024. If members choose to do the online YQCA training, they must provide a copy of the certifiate to the Extension office by emailing rowe.316@osu.edu.