Ohio Youth Poultry Clinic: Registration

Save the date: April 13 at OSU ATI

Cost: $25 per person

Deadline: Registration and payment postmarked by Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Contact: Michael Cressman, cressman.2@osu.edu


Schedule includes Quality Assurance requirement and more!


See QR code to register or visit go.osu.edu/osupoultryclinic

All About Goats!

The Ohio State University Extension Small Ruminants Team is hosting a 6-part All About Goats! spring webinar series. This webinar series is going to answer producers burning questions concerning their own herd and help new producers start their herds. Whether you are thinking about raising Dairy or Meat goats- this webinar is for you! All youth livestock exhibitors are encouraged to attend. Registration is required and can be completed by visiting go.osu.edu/allaboutgoats

General Livestock Judging Webinars

Join our monthly Livestock Judging Webinars with OSU coaches, Matthew Chaney (Main) and Seth Ebert (ATI), as they break down getting starting. Each webinar will focus on a different aspect of Livestock Judging. They will be sharing resources and tools available to youth judging in Ohio, their parents, as well as coaches.

DATE: Monthly TBD

TIME: 7:00–8:00 p.m.

LOCATION: ZOOM –  go.osu.edu/livestockevaluation

January 24 – Let’s Start a Team

February – Beef 101

March – Swine 101

April – Sheep 101

May – Goats 101

June – EPDs & Scenarios

July – Reasons, Part 1

July – Reasons, Part 2

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Backyard Poultry Certification Course

Interest in keeping backyard poultry has been increasing steadily as more and more people want to provide for their family and personal food security. We have also seen an increase in youth keeping backyard chickens or turkeys for 4-H livestock projects.

Whatever your reason for raising poultry, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and resources you will need to get your backyard flock off to a great start.

This self-paced course is expected to take2-3 hours to complete and includes these 6 modules:
• Getting Started
• Brooding, Basic Husbandry & Nutrition
• Housing
• Egg Production
• Maximizing Health
• Biosecurity

Course cost = $25

After completing this course, learners will be able to:
• Identify rules and regulations relevant to raising backyard poultry.
• Source healthy birds to raise in their backyard
• Apply concepts of basic husbandry, nutrition, and housing of poultry.
• Explain how eggs are produced
• Practice safe handling of birds and eggs
• Recognize common health-related abnormalities of poultry
• Describe the roles of veterinary care and biosecurity in poultry health

There are NO refunds issued for this course. If you have questions about the course, contact Tim McDermott at mcdermott.15@osu.edu for assistance.

Enroll in 4-H Today to be Eligible for Camp Fees

Enroll in 4-H by Thursday, December 14 at noon to be eligible for your camp fees to be reduced.  We will pick 2 project age members who will each get $175 off the full camp price of $275. We will pick to Cloverbud age youth who will get $40 off the full $50 Cloverbud Day Camp price.  Counselors are eligible too for this opportunity.

To be eligible youth must be enrolled in 4-H Online and approved by noon, next Thursday, December 14.  If your profile is incomplete in 4-H Online, you are not eligible. Winners will be announced that afternoon.

Winners will need to be registered when camp registration opens in the spring and pay the remaining fees.

Apply to Ohio State Regional/ATI for Free!


Between now and December 15, 2023, students can submit an application to Ohio State ATI or any of the regional campuses at no fee by using the following waiver code: 𝗨𝗙𝗪𝗥𝗘𝗚𝟰 (the fee is normally $60).

𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒆𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒃𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍/𝑨𝑻𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒐𝒏 𝑨𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.

National 4-H Conference Opportunity

  • National 4-H Conference is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development. Delegates arrive ready to connect, learn, engage, lead, and impact their communities, their nation, and their world. In 2024, National 4-H Conference returns for youth delegates to attend in-person in Washington, D.C., April 18-24, 2024 (Ohio delegates arrive a day early on April 18. Conference begins April 19).
  • Interested Ohio 4-H members must complete an application via Qualtrics (linked at bottom) by December 1 at 11:59 p.m. *Applicants must be 15-18 as of January 1, 2024, and currently enrolled as an Ohio 4-H member in 2024. (https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cAvqP0XkD0BUMpE)
  • After an application is received, the State 4-H Office will request a referral from county 4-H professional for the respective candidate.
  • A selection board of advisors, 4-H educators, and past attendees will review applications and conduct interviews, as needed.
  • Those selected will be expected to fully engage in all pre-conference and conference activities and adhere to all National 4-H guidelines, complete all required work as a result of conference participation, and share knowledge gained with Ohio 4-H upon their return.
  • More information about the opportunity can be found on the website: https://go.osu.edu/N4HC


Beef Weigh-In

This email contains important information for market beef and market heifer exhibitors. Please share this with any new 4-H members taking this project.

Every youth exhibitor that plans to show a MARKET BEEF must complete this survey form for each market beef animal they are bringing to the December 2, 2023 Greene County Jr. Fair Market Beef Weigh-In. The survey MUST be completed and submitted by November 29, 2023.

Market Steer and Heifer Weigh-In

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Where: Barn 1 (sheep/goat/rabbit)- Please enter and exit the fairgrounds through the Omalee Drive Gate

All beef exhibitors must register their market beef animals at www.go.osu.edu/gcbeefweighin23

Deadline is November 29.

Please note: This needs to be completed for each market beef animal that will be coming to weigh-in.

4-H Enrollment: NOW OPEN – Deadline to Register is April 1st

4-H enrollment is open.  It is due April 1.

Click here for a list of clubs.

When you are ready to enroll, visit 4-H Online

If you want to look at the Ohio 4-H Family Guide to see projects available, please click here.

All Cloverbud youth should be enrolled in #710

If you have any questions, please call the office at 937-372-9971.