Summer Judging Help Needed!

We are in need of Adult Volunteer and Junior Leader assistance to check in members for their summer judging appointments during the following times:

  • Mon. July 10th,  1:30 -4:30 pm      2 Junior Leaders
  • Mon. July 10th, 4:30 – 7 pm           2 Adults and 2 Junior Leaders
  • Tues. July 11th, 2:15 – 4:45 pm       1 Adult and 2 Junior Leaders
  • Tues. July 11th, 4:45 – 7 pm             1 Adult and 2 Junior Leaders
  • Wed. July 12th, 4:45 pm to 7 pm    1 Adult
  • Wed. July 12th 4:30 -7 pm               1 Adult
  • Thurs. July 13th, 10:45 a – 1:45 p    1-2 Adults
  • Thurs. July 13th, 1:45 – 4 pm           1-2 Adults
  • Thurs. July 13th, 6:30 pm – Liberty Union High School for Style Review  2 Adults and 2 Junior Leaders  (helping direct members to dressing rooms, lining them up for the next class, monitoring dressing rooms)

Adults will check in members for judging, make member display card and assist in getting them to the correct judge.  Junior Leaders collect judging sheets and cards.  Snacks and water are provided for the volunteers. Please call Missy at 740-652-7264 to sign up by Friday July 7th.

Still Time to Register for Cloverbud Day Camp!

Cloverbud Day camp (ages 5-8, kindergarten through 2nd grade) will be held Saturday July 8th at Alley Park from 9 am to 4 pm.  Late registrations will be taken through 4 pm on Monday, July 3rd.  The registration form (with the $35 camp fee) will need to be completed, as well as the camp health form and permission to participate forms found in this letter.  The release card can be completed and brought to camp with the camper.  Please call 740-652-7264 with questions.

4-H FFA Livestock and Horse Possession Housing Form

Don’t forget – If you are an exhibitor who houses their animals on property other than where they reside, or house their animals in facilities that their parents or guardians do not own, then a housing and possession form is needed.  One form should be completed per animal .  Forms for the following species are due to the Extension Office by July 1st, however, since that is a Saturday, Monday July 3rd by 4 pm is the due date.

  • Breeding Beef
  • Dairy Females & Feeders
  • Breeding Sheep & Market Lambs
  • Goats
  • Breeding Rabbits
  • Breeding Poultry
  • Market Turkey – July 1 within 5 days of hatch

Subway Restaurants Partnering with Ohio 4-H for support of Healthy Living Program through 4-H Sundays at Subway!

Share a Photo! Your neighborhood Subway restaurants are partnering with 4‑H to support our Healthy Living Programs through 4‑H Sundays as Subway. Share a photo for a chance to win! For more information, visit:

Visit your local Subway Restaurant this summer – share a photo for a chance to win $15,000 for your state and a $5 Subway gift card for you! Your neighborhood Subway ® restaurants are partnering with 4-H to support their Healthy Living Program through 4-H Sundays at Subway.

Visit select Subway restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio this summer from June 25 through August 27, 2017.

There are Two (2) Ways to Enter and Vote:

  1. Enter with Instagram
    Share a photo of you and your meal. Be sure to tag it with #4HSundaysContest AND your state (#AL, #GA, #IN, #KY, #NC, #OH).
  2. Don’t have Instagram?
    Please use the form on the website link above.
The two (2) 4-H affiliated Land Grant Universities located in the six (6) states that receive the most eligible photos will receive $15,000 (grand prize) or $5,000 (first prize) in grant money.

By entering, you will automatically be entered for the chance to win a $5 Subway Gift Card. Winners will be randomly selected and announced each Monday throughout the promotion period.

Be sure to share with friends!  The more photos submitted, the better odds of winning!

No endorsement of this partner’s products is granted or implied by 4‑H. is maintained by National 4-H Council. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA.

Thank you for another successful 4-H Endowment Legacy Dinner!

From the 4-H Endowment Blog……please visit the official blog for pictures!

Thanks for Another Great Legacy Dinner & Auction!

While we don’t have all of the final details or numbers just yet, judging from all the smiles, handshakes and kind remarks, the 2017 Legacy Dinner & Auction was a great success.  Over 280 individuals were registered for the event and with all of the helpers and Junior Leaders attending we estimate over 300 individuals were served.

A great meal featured Leg of Lamb – expertly prepared by Kris Doyle and Frank Cox, Pork Tenderloins – cooked to perfection by Doug and Aaron Leith, and some awesome Beef Loins – prepared by Cheryl Majors. Special thanks to Bower and Sons Meats & Sausages for some of the biggest baked potatoes ever, to Maradore Farms for providing the Swiss cheese, and to Ruffwing Farms for sharing their newly created Tuemma (Sheep) Cheese for great additions to the appetizer table.  Not to mention some delicious cakes and cupcakes baked by and donated by McKenzie Justice, Melanie & Sherry Keller, Marcy Love and Becky Sharp, and of course, topped off by Schaffner’s Vanilla Ice Cream!!

A special thanks to the Thurston Future Farmers 4-H Club for all of their help with set-up and tear down of the tables and chairs, and the effort of the 4-H Junior Leaders as they helped with dinner and cleanup throughout the evening.

It takes a very dedicated team of individuals to pull off a dinner of this magnitude each year, and all who help are sincerely appreciated.

And, of course a very special thanks to the entire Grube family – especially Karl and Judy – for opening your home and farm to host this year’s event.

From the entire Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board, thank you all for being a part of the 2017 Fairfield County 4-H Legacy Dinner.  Whether you bought a ticket, sponsored a table, baked a cake, participated in the silent or live auction, or became a “Friend of the Legacy Dinner” with your monetary donation, we sincerely thank you for your generous support. It truly does take the support of the entire Fairfield County 4-H Family including sponsors and donors to make this Legacy Dinner and Auction a true success!

Sincerely, Connie

Summer Judging and Late Judging

Don’t forget – you need to sign up for Summer Judging (July 10-13th) by Friday June 30th.   Please refer to your member handbook pages 20-29 for information on projects judged on what day and requirements for the judging.  This is all done through 4-H online this year, which can be found here.  Remember – in order to be considered for county awards and state fair competition, you must complete your judging during our normal judging week.

If you are having problems getting scheduled, please call the office and Missy (740-652-7264) or Ellen (740-652-7262) can talk you through the process.  Remember – 4-H online tutorials are available through our website to assist you in using the program.

If you are unable to attend our normal summer judging, then late judging is available on July 25th from 9 am to 4:30 pm.  We ask that you call the office to schedule your late project judging starting Monday June 26th through Friday July 7th to schedule your late judging time for Tuesday, July 25th from 9 am to 4:30 pm.  Please know your project name when calling in to schedule judging.  Please call 740-652-7260 to schedule your late judging during our normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm.

Reminders for Advisors (Policy 1.50) and Members (Quality Assurance)

Advisors: don’t forget to complete your Policy 1.50 training in 4honline by June 30th.  Remember, you need to use Mozilla Firefox as your web browser in order to complete the training and quiz.  Log into to complete the training. Please contact Missy (740-652-7264) if you are having issues getting your training completed.  I have a computer set up in the office that can be used during our normal business hours, 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Advisors – don’t forget to turn in your completed member Quality Assurance Forms by June 30th as well.

Members: Don’t forget – Your completed Quality Assurance paperwork is due to the office by June 30th.  If you are taking a poultry (including market ducks and turkeys), beef, sheep, hog, rabbit (market and breeding only), dairy breeding and feeders, or goat (Angora, Dairy, Meat & Market, Pygmy) project, then you need to attend quality assurance training.  All our county training is complete, but a trained advisor could provide you with the training or you could attend one of the few state training’s left.  Contact the Office if you need to find an out of county training.

Do you have a story to share about the Ohio State Fair?

The Ohio State Fair staff is looking for some human interest stories related to people who have visited the Ohio State Fair.  See below.  Thanks for your cooperation.  Maybe we can get a 4-H related story in the press from Fairfield County!

They are looking for human interest stories for the following areas (or more, if you can think of someone). It could be a vendor who is celebrating an anniversary, someone who has been a visitor for many years, a person who exhibits annually, someone who enters unique recipes, etc. Newspapers and television stations love a unique human interest story, and they want to find them!

If you have anyone you know who has an interesting Ohio State Fair story to tell, please let Alicia Shoults know! She would greatly appreciate the following information so that they can research, reach out and pitch a story about them to their local newspaper. If possible, she would love to get any ideas you have by June 19th, 2017.

  • Name
  • Phone/email
  • Reason they are interesting (have been entering for years, met at the Fair, celebrating an anniversary of Fair involvement, etc.)

Contact: Alicia Shoults, CFE, Marketing & Public Relations Director

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