Kids College Registration is OPEN!

Kids College is back for 2022! This member favorite event will be held on Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. – 12 noon at the Adams County fairgrounds. Choose from Archery, Art, Cake Decorating, Fishing with Phipps, Food Fun, or STEM. Members do not have to be enrolled in the project area they choose to explore.

Each session will be packed with hands on, experiential learning, tips for pre-fair judging success, and FUN! Youth will also leave with supplies to help them complete their projects. 4-Hers will attend one breakout session, have a snack, and work on our countywide community service project. The cost is $10 and registration is open through April 15. Open only to 4-H project members. Register at Class space is limited and filled on a first come, first served basis so don’t wait, sign up today!

Southern State Community College is a generous sponsor of our Kids College program!

4-H Camp Scholarships Available!

Spring is here which means summer is just around the corner and summer brings with it 4-H Camp! Adams County 4-H Camp dates are set and planning has begun.

Dates for 2022 include:

Spring Fling, grades 3-6 – April 29 – 30

Beginner Camp, grades 3-5 – May 31 – June 3

Cloverbud Overnight, grades K-2, June 11-12

Junior High Camp, grades 6-8 – June 12-15

Special Needs Camp – June 17-19

Teen Camp, grades 9-12 – June 24-27

STEM Camp, grades 5-7 – June 29-July 1

We want to make sure that everyone that wants to go to camp has the opportunity. With that in mind the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee is once again offering 4-H Camp Scholarships! Applications are available on the website or by stopping by the Extension Office. If you are a first time camper you should apply for the Camper of the Month scholarship. If you have been to camp before but need some assistance to get back, complete the Stan Harrison Family application.

Members can also participate in the Individual Fundraiser to raise money for camp! This year members have the opportunity to sell Pearl Valley Cheese. Order forms are available in the Extension Office. The 4-H Advisory Committee will collect these orders on April 11. Members are credited for all profits from the items they sell and can use the funds towards camp or other educational opportunities through 4-H. Ask your advisor or call the office for more information.

Hog and Goat Clinic March 26

Join us on Saturday, March 26 at the Adams County Fairgrounds for Hog and Goat Clinic.

Hog clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. Our guest speaker will be recent 4-H alum from Brown County Jaden Utter. Jaden had a successful show career in 4-H and FFA and will share what he learned with our members.

Quality Assurance will be offered at 11 a.m. All livestock members are required to either complete Quality Assurance or test out in order to exhibit at the fair.

At noon we will begin Goat Clinic. Bryan Hazelbaker will be our guest speaker. Bryan is an Adams County 4-H and FFA alum that continues to have success in the show ring and with his goat operation.

Come prepared for hands on learning. We may be outdoors for parts of the clinic so dress appropriately for the weather. Clinics are open to members of all ages interested in learning more about the project area.

Shooting Sports Instructors Needed!

We are looking for Shooting Sports instructors! All disciplines needed. We have an especially large number of members enrolled in archery this year. If you are interested, reach out to Kristy at or Adams County Shooting Sports coordinator Connie McDonald.
In order to become a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor you must be a screened 4-H Volunteer. To become a volunteer apply now at and complete a BCI background check.
The registration for the spring Shooting Sports Workshop at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp April 8th-10th is now live. Registration is due by March 31st.
Information can be found on the state website here:…/eve…/shooting-sports/state-training

“Earth is Our Home” Activities Available

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Earth Day is Friday, April 22. To celebrate “Earth Is Our Home,” try these activities . . . on your own, in your club, or even at school. The activities below are tried and true, guaranteed to spark interest and create exciting learning opportunities. We’re glad to be home!

You don’t have to wait for Earth Day to celebrate with these activities– check them out today!

Need supplies? Check with Kristy at the Extension Office to see what’s available.

Cloverbud Cloverbot Challenge

Cloverbuds, it’s time for the 2022 Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge! This year’s theme is Wonderful Water and Cloverbud teams will explore this important resource and create their own project. Find all the details here:

The Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge gives 4-H Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams  research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the Challenge issue and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbuds’ projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities and are recognized at a closing celebration.

4-H Officer Training & Dance

It’s BACK! All 4-H club officers and those who are interested in being officers are invited to participate in officer training on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center. We will offer sessions for president and vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter and historian, health & safety officer, and recreation. After the breakout sessions there will be parliamentary procedure demonstration and practice and officer induction.

At 7 p.m. the dancing begins! Popcorn, pop, door prizes and line dancing. You don’t want to miss it!

4-H clubs, please bring a 2 liter of pop to share and one or two small door prizes to donate.

Quality Assurance Dates

Youth planning to show livestock at the 2022 Adams County Jr Fair or Ohio State Fair must complete Assuring Quality Care of Animals training or test out no later than 45 days before the start of exhibition.  This year we are offering a virtual Quality Assurance training via Zoom and several opportunities for in-person trainings.  Pre-registration is required for Zoom Quality Assurance training.  To register visit  The following opportunities are available:


  • Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m.


  • March 9, Fairgrounds, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 26, Fairgrounds, 11 a.m.
  • April 26, Fairgrounds, 6:30 p.m.

Rabbit Clinic

  • April 21, Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

Test Out – Youth ages 12 & Up

  • March 29, North Adams HS, 2 p.m.
  • March 31, OVCTC, call ahead
  • April 5, Peebles HS, 2 p.m.
  • April 6, Manchester HS, 2:45 p.m.
  • April 11, West Union HS, 2 p.m.

Online YQCA – $12 fee – Online YQCA training is once again an option for Adams County youth.  There is a $12 fee associated with this online training.  YQCA must also be completed a minimum of 45 days prior to the fair to be accepted.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office at 937-544-2339 or email Kristy at

Countywide Kitchenware Drive

Adams County 4-H will be participating in a countywide kitchenware drive to benefit the Adams County Homeless Shelter. Through the month of March clubs and members can drop off new or gently used kitchenware at the Extension office. The items will be used to help families as they leave the shelter and set up their new homes. Clubs have been assigned a list to choose from in order to ensure we get a variety of items.

Club names beginning with the letters A-D are asked to choose items from list 1:

Pots, pans, or skillets
Glasses, mugs, or coffee cups
Rubbermaid™ type food storage containers
Paring knives or chef knives
Cutting mats or boards
Wooden spoons
Soup ladles
Manual can openers or bottle openers
Slow cooker/crock pot
Any other kitchen items

Clubs with names begging with E-Z are asked to choose items from list 2:

Cookie sheets, muffin tins, or cake pans
Plates, bowls, or saucers
Measuring cups or spoons
Dish towels or pot holders (new only please)
Casserole dishes
Vegetable peelers or brushes
Kitchen tongs
Handheld mixers
Electric skillets
Any other kitchen items

All donations welcome and appreciated! Thank you for giving back to our community.