4-H Graduation Cords Available

4-H Graduation Honor Cords are once again available for seniors to purchase.  These green and white cords will proudly proclaim seniors’ long-time active involvement in the Adams County 4-H Program and their local 4-H club.

The cords, pictured here, are available from OSU Extension Adams County. To order yours, please drop off a check, payable to OSU Extension Adams County, in the amount of $15.00, on or before Thursday, April 15. We will place the order with National 4-H Supply, and let you know when you can stop in to pick up your cords. Of course, purchasing and wearing the cords is optional. We will provide all area high schools with a list of all our graduating seniors.

Quality Assurance Test Out Opportunity

Adams County Junior Fair is once again offering Test Out options in 2021.  This is an opportunity for youth ages 12 and up to take and pass an exam in place of attending the required annual Quality Assurance training.

Youth ages 12-14 years old who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program for up to three (3) years. At the age of 15 as of January 1, current year, youth must then take the 15-18 year old test.  Youth ages 15-18 years old who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program permanently.  These ages are as of January 1, 2021 – a youth’s 4-H age.  In order to pass the test, members must score a 70% or higher.

Tests are scheduled to be administered in the high school ag room at the following:

North Adams High School – Wednesday, March 31 at 2:15 p.m.

Manchester High School – Friday, April 2 at 2:45 p.m.

West Union High School – Monday, April 19 at 2 p.m.

Peebles High School – Tuesday, April 20 at 2 p.m.

Students planning to take the test should be in the ag room before the scheduled time and ready to take the exam.  Youth who do not pass the exam will be required to attend a quality assurance training in order to exhibit their livestock at the 2021 Adams County Junior Fair.  If you have questions about Quality Assurance or Test Out please contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.

Photography SPIN Club

Adams County 4-H is hosting a Photography SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club geared towards youth ages 12-18 on Tuesdays April 27 through June 1, 5 – 6 p.m.  We will explore photography from camera settings and composition to editing and telling a story with pictures.  The SPIN Club will include special guest speakers, hands on learning, and a display of members’ final projects.

Members participating in the Photography SPIN Club will be provided DSLR cameras, equipment, editing software and more to use for the duration of the program thanks to a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.  This is an in-person SPIN Club and space is limited to 10 participants.  To register visit go.osu.edu/PhotographySPIN and sign up today.

If you have questions, please contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.

Adams County Junior Fair Rabbit Clinic – April 15

The Adams County Junior Fair Rabbit Clinic will be held on Thursday, April 15 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.  We will be holding two sessions of clinic in order to allow more members an opportunity to attend.  Attendance is limited to a total of 50 people per session.  The first session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the second session 7:15 p.m.  Both sessions will include how to care for and show your rabbit, Quality Assurance, and a vendor will be present with cages and supplies.  Pre-registration is required!  Register at go.osu.edu/21QA and select either Session 4 or Session 5.


Adams County 4-H Countywide Meeting Sunday, March 28, 3 p.m.

The Countywide 4-H Meeting will be this Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m on Zoom. We will also have pledges, county updates, Making Meetings Matter (and FUN), a 4-H swag drawing for members present, and virtual recreation. Log on at https://go.osu.edu/Adams4HCareers.

Clubs interested in a breakout room after the county meeting, please contact me prior to the meeting.  All 4-H members and their families are invited to attend!

Parents/guardians are responsible for maintaining care, custody, and control of their minor(s) and are responsible for monitoring the activities their child is participating in. If you have a disability and have questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations, please contact Kristy Watters at watters.92@osu.edu.

4-H Enrollment Reopening Through April 1

Covid-19 has made everything a little bit harder, including 4-H enrollment/recruitment. With that in mind we have decided to reopen our 4-H enrollment through April 1, 2021. This is a last chance to join the program in 2021 and be eligible for fair exhibition, awards, and recognition.

Visit https://oh.4honline.com to enroll. Families enrolling during this “last chance” enrollment are responsible for contacting the Extension Office to complete any required paperwork including livestock exhibitor forms, poultry orders, horse permission to participate, book orders, etc.

Members enrolling between now and April 1 will be required to pay the $22 county assessment fee and will not have the option to sell candy.  Please make checks payable to the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee.  Members enrolling now will also not be able to choose a market turkey project as those animals are already ordered and distributed.

A few clubs have let us know they are at their maximum capacity for 2021 but there are many others to choose from.  Please reach out to the head advisor listed to let them know you plan to enroll so they can add you to their communications.

Please stop in the office or contact us at 937-544-2339 for assistance.

Virtual Livestock Clinic Option

Adams and Scioto County 4-H are hosting a VIRTUAL Livestock Clinic on Saturday, April 10.  You may have seen this date advertised as an in-person QA date.  Adams County 4-Her’s do have the option to attend this livestock clinic in-person at the fairgrounds.  It will also be offered virtually across Ohio.  Pre-registration is required for either attendance option.

  • To attend in-person (Adams County members ONLY) – log on to go.osu.edu/21QA and choose the April 10 in-person session.
  • To attend virtually via Zoom (Open to anyone) – log on to go.osu.edu/livestockclinic to register.

If you are registering multiple members for the in-person session only you will need to complete a separate registration for each person attending.

In order to receive credit for Quality Assurance you must participate in the entire session.  In-person attendance is limited to less than 50 members.  If completing QA online is not a viable option for your youth, please be sure to register for an in-person session before they fill up.  Once you have registered for a session, please do your best to attend that session.

If you have questions about the Virtual Livestock Clinic or Quality Assurance, please contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.

𝟒-𝐇 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊!

From cartoons to movies to video games, animations are everywhere! Join us for weekly virtual sessions beginning April 8 to unlock your inner animator!  Designed for middle and high school youth (grades 5-12) who have an interest in STEM and coding.

Registration is now open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4HWorldChangers.  Registration closes April 4.

Beef Quality Assurance Opportunity

OSU Extension Gallia County is offering a virtual beef specific quality assurance opportunity.  The Dollars and Cents of Market Projects will take a look at hot topics in the meatpacking industry and ways you can affect the resale value of your market animal.
On April 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM Dr. Steve Boyles and Dr. Lyda Garcia will be conducting this special online QA training. The training will specifically address issues with beef care and handling. The workshop is open to any 4-H or FFA member ages 12 and up, however members under the age of 14 will be required to have an adult participate in the training with them. To register for the event click on the link www.go.osu.edu/dollarsandcents
complete the registration form and a Zoom link will be sent to your email. You will need that link to connect and join the training on April 6, 2021. The Zoom room will open at 5:45 PM and the training will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. To receive QA credit you must participate the entire time and follow instructions given throughout the event. For questions contact Tracy at winters.5@osu.edu

Feeling Crafty? This SPIN Club is for you!

This virtual 4-H SPecialINerest(SPIN) Club is for youth Grades 3-12, who want to learn and create a variety of art projects. During this 6 week SPIN club, participants will receive information and then actively create projects during the 1 hour meeting time. An Art Gallery will spotlight the club participants’ projects on April 29.

Let’s Get Crafty SPIN Club details…
Thursdays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location ONLINE via ZOOMCostFREE! *A list of supplies needed will be sent to participants
Register at: go.osu.edu/crafty.

*Parents/Guardians are responsible for maintaining care, custody and control of their minors and for monitoring the activities their child is participating in. If you have a disability or have questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations please contact the Educators listed on the flier.