Strengthening Families Program Comes to Adams County

New dates! Register before October 1st to be eligible for up to $70 in gift cards.

Families with youth ages 10-14, are you interested in a more positive relationship with your youth? Join us for our 7 week Strengthening Families Program beginning October 7 at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center.  This program uses games, activities, videos, and art projects to help parents and their kids better communicate, show respect, and make choices as a family. Even if your family already operates smoothly, this program will be beneficial to you and your child, as it helps you form a stronger bond through projects and activities.
Each Thursday from October 7 through November 18 we will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a meal then have an hour of separate youth and adult programming and a final hour of family programming. Families that participate will also receive up to $70 in gift cards! Pre-registration is required. Register today at Contact Kristy at for more information.

4-H Officer Training Goes Virtual

Adams County is partnering with other southern Ohio counties to offer virtual officer training. It’s never too late to buff up on your leadership skills!  We will begin with a short general session before moving to breakout rooms for each office.  Officers will learn tips and tricks to help them successfully fulfill their club leadership role.  We will come back together to brush up on our Parliamentary Procedure skills and conclude with a brief officer induction.  All current and future 4-H officer are encouraged to attend!

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.

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

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

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 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 and choose the April 10 in-person session.
  • To attend virtually via Zoom (Open to anyone) – log on to 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

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:  Registration closes April 4.

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:

*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.

Countdown to Enrollment! Deadline March 15, 2021

Adams County 4-H enrollment deadline has been extended to March 15, 2021.

Visit to enroll for the new project year.  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.

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 March 15 enrollment deadline.

4-H is… Tell Us What 4-H Is To You!

What is 4-H to you? We are asking members to finish the sentence “4-H is…”. Watch our social media over the next few weeks as we share your responses and what 4-H means to youth in Adams County.
If you’d like to share your “4-H is…” please email Kristy at and include a photo of yourself and your favorite 4-H activity.  Don’t forget to enroll today at