Livestock Information Available

All livestock exhibitors and head advisors, please check your email! We sent out livestock exhibitor information on Saturday, April 8. Everyone that was registered in a project area received information pertaining to their project including important dates, fair requirements, and information regarding skillathon and Quality Assurance.

If you did not receive this information, please call the Extension Office at 937-544-2339 to update your email address on file. You can find this information by visiting


4-H Officer Training & Dance

Adams County 4-H Officer Training and Dance will take place on Friday, March 10 at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center. Officer training begins at 6 p.m. with breakout sessions for each office held followed by an officer induction ceremony for all. All current and future 4-H club officers are invited and encouraged to attend!

At 7 p.m. the real fun begins as we crank up the tunes and dance! 4-H Camp Counselors will lead us in all your familiar, favorite, line dances. Clubs are asked to bring a 2 liter of pop and a small door prize to contribute. Popcorn provided by the 4-H Advisory Committee. All Adams County 4-Her’s are welcome to join in the boot scootin’ fun!

Adams County Junior Fair Royalty Applications Available

Adams County Junior Fair is calling on all member ages 16-18 to apply for the Adams County Junior Fair Queen & King Contest. Individuals interested must be an active member of a Junior Fair Organization such as: 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, Scouts, or SkillsUSA. Applications are available on the website ( or by visiting the Extension Office.

Applicants will participate in an interview on June 30. After the interview participates will be called back to participate in a public onstage event. Following the onstage interview, the top five candidates for Queen and King will be announced in no particular order. These candidates will ride in the fair’s opening day parade. At the conclusion of the parade the top 5 candidates for Queen & King will participate in an onstage interview and the King and Queen will be crowned.

You may wonder why you should apply for fair Queen or King.  If selected as the Adams County Junior Fair Queen or King, you will hold one of the highest honors a junior fair participant is able to hold. You will participate in an experience not many before you have done and for years to come you will be remembered as the 2022 Adams County Junior Fair Queen or King. During the fair you will serve as a role model to those around you, especially younger junior fair members who want to be just like you when they grow up. After fair you will continue to serve as this role model and go on to do many things during your reign. As Queen or King, you are encouraged to branch out and visit other fairs to see what junior fairs do differently and represent the Adams County Fair. You will make memories and connections for a lifetime.

If you are interested in running for Queen or King applications are due to the Extension office no later than Friday, June 24th at 4 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Kristy at

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 Enrollment Deadline February 15

Have you enrolled for 2022? Members and volunteers must reenroll each year using 4-H Online. Log on at to complete your enrollment including adding 4-H projects before the February 15 deadline!

Need help finding a club, a project, or navigating 4-H Online? Resources available at or by calling the Extension Office at 937-544-2339.

Beekeeper Scholarship Available!

A new year means new BEEginnings!
The Adams County Farm Bureau and Adams County Beekeepers Association, is starting off the new year by offering the The Youth Beginner Beekeeping Scholarship!
This Scholarship is not a monetary scholarship for future education. This Scholarship is an investment in our youth to further educate them in the importance of beekeeping and to provide an opportunity for them to experience responsibility!

The award for this Scholarship is:
-A one year membership in the Adams County Beekeepers Association
-A beginning beekeeper guidebook
-A set of woodenware for a beehive
-A nuc (aka nucleus) or package of bees for the hive
-Beekeeping gear: hat, veil, gloves, hive tool, and bee smoker
-Mentoring by an Adams County Beekeepers Association member
In order to be eligible for the Scholarship:
-Must be NEW to beekeeping and a resident of Adams County
-Currently be enrolled in public, private, or home school and be in grades 7 through 12
-Have permission and agreement from parent or guardian
The application which you can find at under the tab ‘Beekeeper Info’ must be submitted by no later than 4:00 pm on MONDAY, FEBUARY 28, 2022 at the Adams SWCD office in West Union. The application can also be emailed to All of this information is included on the application!
So get your application in and start the year with learning how to BEE a part of the movement to conserve the environment and save the BEE’s!

4-H Scholarship Opportunities

The Adams County 4-H Scholarship and Chad Downing Memorial Scholarship application is now available!

Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 gpa that have been enrolled in 4-H for at least four years, including the current and immediate past year. A completed application, current high school transcript including gpa, and a letter of reference from an Adams County 4-H volunteer that is not a relative are required to apply.

The number of 4-H scholarships vary each year depending on the success of the annual fundraiser and range from $500 – $1,000. Five Chad Downing Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $500 and two $1,000 Burley Growers scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships are paid upon proof of completion of the first semester or quarter of post-secondary education or training following high school graduation. Adams County 4-H Scholarship deadline is Friday, February 25 by 4 p.m.

Ohio 4-H scholarships are due February 15. You can apply online at


2022 4-H KICK OFF Open House

Check out what 4-H has for you at the 2022 KICK OFF open house on Saturday, January 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Adams County Fairgrounds Administration Building. Project displays, clubs, youth members, and volunteers will be present to help you find your SPARK in Adams County 4-H. New and returning 4-H families invited to attend!