Mayfield Blanket Drive

Brown and the surrounding counties 4-H programs are collecting new blankets and pillows for families in western Kentucky affected by the tornado last week. If you would like to contribute, drop off items at the Brown County Extension office on Monday – Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Thursday until 2:00pm.

The group coordinating delivery will be taking all donations on Friday to the Mayfield/Graves County area and have been in contact with Extension Professionals in that area who are helping to coordinate distribution.

If you would like to make monetary donations, the Kentucky 4-H Foundation has created a relief fund that can be found here:

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in donating.

This is an excellent opportunity to pledge your hands to larger service as we reach out to our fellow 4-Her’s and neighbors to the south. If you have questions, feel free to call the office at 937-378-6716 or email Christy at

Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

Brown and Clermont County 4-H are once again partnering with Empower Youth to collect peanut butter and jelly to fill weekend food packs for families. You can drop off donations of PLASTIC containers of PB&J to the Extension Office between now and November 22nd. The club that donates the most items will win a pizza party sponsored by the 4-H Committee. Community members may drop off items also – you can choose to designate a club or not.
Please only small plastic containers! We can NOT accept glass containers as these food packs are sent home on the bus with kids and glass containers would be dangerous.

2022 Brown County Junior Fairboard Applications Available

For NEW Members
Junior Fairboard members must be 14 as of January 1st, 2022, and a member in good standing with their respective Junior Fair organization. Members can be no older than 18 as of January 1st. Junior Fairboard members help make decisions for the junior fair and assist in implementing fair events.

If you are a new member interested in joining the board, applications are due by December 1st at 4:30 pm and are an online application. To apply go to Please read all of the information carefully before you submit your application. Included in the application is the overview of the board and the expectations of members. Interviews will be held on Dec. 7th and orientation will be held Jan. 4th. If these dates should change applicants will receive an email at the email provided in the application.

If you are a returning member of the board from 2021, you will need to complete the returning member application by November 15th. This was provided at the October meeting and sent out in the JFB Remind and Band. Contact Christy if you need the link to the returning member application. You must have been a member in 2021 to apply as a returning member.

Required Junior Fair Exhibitor Forms – Livestock

Drug Use Notification Forms & Ractopamine Free Forms (swine) will be virtual again this year.

If your animal project is listed below, fill out the electronic Brown County DUNF before Saturday, September 25th at NOON.

Members are NOT allowed to exhibit until a completed form has been verified per the Ohio Revised Code. 

You must fill out ONE form PER animal. The only exception to this is meat pen chickens.
  • Cattle
    • Large Market Beef (steer/heifer)- All should use RFID tag numbers
    • Lactating Dairy Cattle (cow, not a heifer; even if currently dry)
  • Swine

    • Market Hog (barrow/gilt)
  • Goat

    • Dairy Market (wether/doe) Must use scrapie ID#
    • Meat Market (wether/doe) Must use scrapie ID#
    • Lactating Dairy Goats (even if currently dry)
  • Poultry (will be assigned ID# once onsite, put N/A in the blank for now; for PENs of animals, treat them as one animal ex. Meat Pen of Chickens)

    • Market Chicken (single and pen)
    • Market Turkey
    • Market Duck
  • Sheep

    • Market Lamb (wether/doe) Must use Scrapie ID#

If your animal is not listed above, you do not need to fill out a DUNF. This includes rabbits (market or exhibition), a horse/donkey, a breeding animal, an exhibition/fancy, pack/harness only, or is too young to lactate, you DO NOT need to fill out a DUNF.

All swine exhibitors will also need to complete the Ractopamine Affidavit at this time.

To complete your DUNF visit:

For swine exhibitors to complete your Ractopamine Affidavit go to:

Instructions for completing the DUNF form. 

Exhibitors must complete all required forms by Saturday, September 25th at NOON.

Drug Use Notification Forms are required to exhibit by the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The Brown County Agricultural Society (Senior Fairboard) voted in the spring 2020 that all Swine would be Ractopamine Free and required to submit an affidavit.

OSU Extension – Brown County is hiring!

OSU Extension – Brown County is hiring! We are hiring for a Program Assistant (PA) to work as part of the overall Extension team with responsibilities in the areas of 4-H, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, and Community Development. The selected candidate will be responsible for office coverage on Fridays and other days as needed. The standard hours will be 32 hours a week with the potential for additional hours occasionally based on programming needs. Some nights and weekends will be required.

The position will include teaching selected programs in the designated areas, providing support to plan, coordinate, and promote events to meet the needs of county residents. The PA will be responsible for assisting in maintaining files, and data entry. Additionally, they should be familiar with Microsoft Office programs, and able to learn other programs as needed.

The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, teaching skills or experience, computer skills, be a team player, and can work with minimal supervision. They should also be willing to work flexible and extended hours on an as-needed basis.

To see the full job description, requirements and other details visit This position will be located in the OSU Extension Office in Brown County located at 325 W. State St., Bldg. B, Georgetown, OH 45121. The position will include some travel throughout the county and to professional development opportunities across the state. The hired individual will be employed by the Ohio State University and eligible for university benefits. The job posting will close for applications on September 5th, 2021.

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

For more information about OSU Extension in Brown County visit Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. You may also call 937-378-6716.

2021 Ohio State Fair Delegates

Congratulations to our 2021 Brown County 4-H delegates to the Ohio State Fair! Project judging was held last night and the judges were extremely impressed with each and every one of our 4-H members who participated. All of the youth have a lot to be proud of!

2021 Delegates

Isiah Berry – Self-Determined
Fayetteville 4-H Club

Emma Casey – Get Started in Art, Junior
Ripley Day Hill Dirt Kickers 4-H Club

Alicia Wagner – Get Started in Art, Senior
Russellville Firecrackers 4-H Club

Allison Daniels – Scrapbooking
Barn Busters 4-H Club

Bowen Schroeder – My Favorite Things
Mt. Orab Renegades 4-H Club

Madison Kennedy – Cake Decorating, Junior
Huntington Hotshots 4-H Club

Luke Woodruff – Cake Decorating, Senior
Ringleaders 4-H Club

Jennah Eubanks – Family History Treasure Hunt
Hamersville Livestock 4-H Club

Josephine Davis – All Systems Go
Barn Busters 4-H Club

Alicia Wagner – Keeping Fit
Russellville Firecrackers 4-H Club

Good Luck to everyone at the Ohio State Fair!

2021 Brown County 4-H Shirts On Sale

The Brown County 4-H Committee is once again offering a Brown County 4-H Shirt for sale.

Congratulations to Lindsey Carrington of the Georgetown Hooves and Halters for the winning shirt design!

The sale of these shirts launched today and can be purchased at

The shirts are $10/each and are on a soft style sport gray shirt that is 100% preshrunk ringspun cotton and available in Youth Small through Adult 4XL.

Orders may be placed between now and July 30th. Everyone who orders will be notified of a pick-up date on the fairgrounds one evening in mid-August. After that date shirts will be available for pick-up at the Extension office during our normal business hours. Proceeds from the shirt go to the Brown County 4-H Committee to support 4-H programming. If you need offline payment, please contact Barb Howser with Howsers One Stop Shop.

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Sign-up for Project Judging Times!

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There are just a few days left to sign-up for project judging appointments for July judging! July judging will bed held on July 14th at the Brown County Fairgrounds. Don’t miss out on having your project judged and qualifying for the Ohio State Fair. July judging is the ONLY project judging for FCS projects. For all other projects, it is to qualify for the OSF and county judging will occur on September 11th. This is to also qualify for the OSF communication contest.
Sign up for your judging time by July 9th at:
Not sure what category your project falls into? First, refer to your project letter at At the top of the letters, it lists project numbers (see the top corner of your book or the family guide if you don’t know your project number). You will also find judging requirements for your project here.
You can also refer to the requirement page:

Ohio State Fair 4-H Contests – Open to ALL 4-H Project Members

Here are a couple of upcoming state fair events that are open to all 4-H project members that we think are great opportunities.

State Fair Communication Contest

Demonstrations can be 6 – 12 minutes in length, depending on your age, on a topic of your choice. To see all of the guidelines and requirements visit:

To qualify for the state fair you will participate in a mini-contest on July 14th during project judging. To schedule an appointment to participate visit

State Fair Marketing Division: Youth may also enter items into the marketing division for the OSF. There is no pre-qualification required and all submitted entries will entered directly to the OSF competition.  See the guidelines above for the marketing division. Entries must be submitted to the Brown County Extension Office by 3:00 pm on July 14th.

Ohio State Fair Virtual Workforce Prep Contest

Interested in winning $250 at the state fair? Taking a leadership project or serving on Junior Fairboard, Junior Leaders, CARTEENS or as a Camp Counselor? Consider entering in the Virtual State Fair Workforce Prep contest. The top award in each age group wins $250 cash. This year you will register online directly for the Ohio State Fair Workforce Prep Day and complete your interview virtually. See the information on the contest at:   and register by July 19th at:

4-H Project Judging – Time to Schedule Appointments

Youth who are registered for special interest projects that require an interview for project judging now is the time to schedule appointments for Family and Consumer Science Project Judging (July) and to qualify for the Ohio State Fair. Details on which projects are judged when can be found on your project letters ( You can double-check project numbers at the top of the page to confirm.

To register for an appointment go to:

Family & Consumer Sciences – this is your ONLY project judging both for state fair qualification and county placings. All youth wishing to be judged on July 14th must sign-up for a time slot by July 8th using the link above.

If you have more than one project interview to schedule you will need to complete the form for each project. Make sure as you are selecting times you are not double booking yourself. If we find an error or need to adjust times based on judges, we will contact you prior to the 14th.

For all other Special Interest projects, and the Communication Contest, judging on July 14th is to qualify for state fair only; these projects will be judged for county placings in September. 

New for 2021 – all Food and Nutrition and Clothing projects will be judged for county placings during our September 11th judging along with Officer Books, Natural Resources, Leadership, Photography, Shooting Sports, and other related projects. July judging for these projects is ONLY for state fair qualification. The link to signup for interviews for September judging will be sent closer to the date.