Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders Meeting January 14 – Postponed!

The January meeting of the Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders has been postponed.  A new date will be posted soon.
The Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.
The topic for January is Addiction.  Besides drugs and alcohol, there are so many things people can become addicted to – more than what you may even think. Join us for this meeting where we will take a closer look at addictions and the they can cause for you and your family.
We will also be electing officers, discussing topics for upcoming Junior Leaders meetings, and learning how, as a teen leader, you can make a difference in your local 4-H club.
Details: Any Adams County youth in grades 7 and up are welcome!
Contact information:
Joy Bauman, Advisor, 937-217-6778
Kristy Watters, 4-H Extension Educator,

4-H Camp Counselor Applications Due February 1

Applications for 4-H Camp Counselors are available now!  Must be at least 14 years old as of January 1st to apply.  Counselors will be responsible for completing 24 hours of counselor training.  In 2021 that may include a combination of virtual and in-person sessions.  Registration is now open for Making eXtreme Counselors, a state-wide training that will apply towards the required hours.  Find out more at

Camp dates have been tentatively set as Beginner Camp June 2-5 and Jr High Camp June 14-17.

Counselors should apply online at  Applications are due February 1st.  First time counselors must include two personal references.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kristy at

4-H Volunteer Training Dates Set

Training dates for 4-H Volunteers returning in 2021 have been set for Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, January 30 at 9 a.m. via Zoom.  Password for both trainings is 2021.  All returning volunteers are encouraged to attend one of these sessions, but clubs should be sure that at least one volunteer logs on to hear important information for the upcoming program year.

New Volunteer Training will take place on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Any volunteer that has applied since February 2020 should plan to attend this comprehensive training.  If you are interested in volunteering, or know someone that is, please visit our Become a Volunteer page and complete the New Volunteer application prior to February 1, 2021 so we can begin the enrollment process.

For 2021, Policy 1.50 will be offered as an asynchronous training that volunteers will complete at their convenience prior to February 15.  The training will occur using Ohio State’s Canvas Scarlett system.  Information to register for Policy 1.50 training will be available from Ohio 4-H soon.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kristy at

4-H Enrollment is Open!

2021 Adams County 4-H enrollment is open!  Visit to enroll for the new project year.  4-H Online has a new look this year, but appears to be more user friendly.

To log in, use your email address that is on file with the Extension office and the password you created for 4-H Online.  If you don’t remember your password, you can choose “reset password” on the home page of 4-H Online.  If you are not sure which email address you use, please contact the office.  If you have been in 4-H before, please do NOT create a new profile.  Here is a short video to help you through the process.

New for this year, if you enroll in an equine or dog project, it will automatically include the permission forms for you to sign electronically.  If you are taking a livestock project, you will still need to sign and submit a hard copy of the Adams County Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitor Agreement.

If you questions, please contact the office at 937-544-2339.  You can also email Barbie or Kristy if you have questions.  Remember to log in before the February 15 enrollment deadline.


2021 Market Beef Tag-In, Saturday, January 9

The Adams County Senior Fair Board will hold Market Beef Tag-in on Saturday, January 9 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the fairgrounds.  All market beef projects being raised for the 2021 Adams County Junior Fair should be in line no later 10 a.m. to be tagged, weighed and tattooed.

Families attending Market Beef Tag-In should remain in their vehicles until they are at the chute.  At that time, one individual can exit the vehicle to identify animals as they cross the scales.  Masks and social distancing will be required.  Members will register their animals online at and will receive an email confirmation including tag and weight following tag-in.  You will need to visit this link AFTER your animal is tagged to complete the required information.

Animals being identified for the Adams County Fair will be tagged, weighed, and tattooed. Animals being tagged as Adams County Born and Raised show entries will receive a special ear tag. No Born and Raised entries will be accepted after tag-in.  Youth may identify and exhibit as many as three market beef animals – steers or market heifers – for the Adams County Fair.  Each market beef exhibitor will be required to designate at least one animal in his/her name and a family can tag an additional two animals of that species per Junior Fair member as “family” animals.  Each exhibitor will have access to no more than three total animals in that species, including “family” animals. State Fair steers and heifers cannot be registered as a family animal.  Family is defined as junior fair eligible youth who are legally siblings, half-siblings or step-siblings.

Ohio State Fair: The Ohio State Fair (OSF) Beef Department is once again using EID ear tag and DNA sample protocols for identifying market beef animals for the 2021 State Fair, tentatively set for July 28 through August 8. These protocols include the use of an electronic identification (EID) ear tag that has a unique 15-digit number and a DNA sample that will be submitted for all market beef animals that exhibitors plan to enter in the 2021 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef show.

The DNA collection will be in the form of a hair follicle sample that will be submitted to the OSF by January 30, 2021 to meet the state fair ownership deadlines for market beef animals. Along with the DNA hair submission, each market animal’s 15-digit EID tag must also be included on the DNA packet.

No DNA samples will be collected by the Adams County Junior Fair Board. DNA packets with EID tags will be available at tag-in, and anyone wanting to identify an animal for OSF may request a packet. The OSF animal will be tagged with the EID tag, which will be also be used as its Adams County Fair tag. The owner will be responsible for collecting the DNA sample (instructions provided), completing the requested registration information on the packet, having the entry signed by an FFA advisor (for FFA entries) or the Extension Educator (for 4-H entries), and submitting their completed packet to the OSF by the January 30 deadline.

For more information regarding the Adams County Fair market beef tag-in on January 9, contact OSU Extension Adams County at 937-544-2339. For more information about the Ohio State Fair market beef nomination process visit the State Fair website at