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.

Spring Fling April 22-23, 2023

Spring Fling registration is open! Youth in grades 3rd – 6th are invited to experience many of the best parts of camp at an overnighter at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp on April 22 & 23. Campers will hike, craft, dance, and attend campfire (weather permitting). Register before April 14th at

Spring Fling is great for first time campers and returning campers that love camp!