Fairfield County 4-H Members Excel at the Ohio 4-H Horse Communication Contest

Congrats to the Fairfield County 4-H horse members who participated in the Ohio 4-H Horse Communications Contest that was held in May virtually.

  • Team Presentation (Junior) – 2nd Place: Ashley Orth, Addy Cygan (Speech Title: Wild Horses of Today)
  • Public Speaking (Senior) – 6th Place: Jordan Kagey (Speech Title: Horse’s Nutrition)
  • Individual Presentation (Senior) – 1st Place: Gabby Gugliemotto (Speech Title: Education and Testing is Our Key to Success)
  • Individual Presentation (Senior) – 3rd Place: Ashley Love (Speech Title: Coggins: What is Equine Infectious Anemia?)
  • Team Presentation (Senior) – 1st Place: Madelynn Sullivan & Jadin Triplett (Speech Title: Tortoise & The Hare)


“Investigating Electricity” Virtual Special Interest SPIN Club

Join Hamilton County 4-H Volunteer Dean Rettig for the “Investigating Electricity” Virtual Special Interest (SPIN) Club!
Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays June 2, 2020- June 18, 2020
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beLF8Kl32cA7AEt

Session 1

  • Introduction
  • Going back and forth (galvanometer – AC vs DC)

Session 2

  • The Electric Detective’s Most Important Tool  (Intro to Multi-Meter / volt-ohm meter
  • To Flow or Not To Flow (conductors vs insulators

Session 3

  • Ohm’s Law  (water bottle / garden hose demo)
  • Decoding Circuit diagrams   (Into to Circuit diagrams)

Session 4

  • Case of the Series Circuit – measuring voltages across items in series circuit
  • Case of the Parallel Circuit

Session 5

  • Circuit Sense – more complicated circuits diagrams
  • Short Circuits

Session 6

  • Making a 3-way switch

Equipment List (Amazon Wish List):

  • Volt/Ohm meter aka Multi-meter
  • AA or D batteries
  • battery holder
  • paper clips
  • 22 or 24 gauge wire
  • compass
  • cardboard
  • flashlight bulb
  • bulb holder

Junior Fair Update 5/19/2020

On May 19th, 2020, the Fairfield County Agriculture Society passed the following motions regarding the 2020 Fairfield County Fair:

  • The Junior Fair Book will not be printed in 2020, but will be available on-line electronically. The Board will publish the books on their website and request that The Ohio State University Extension publish it on their site as well. The 2019 rules will be followed in 2020 with adjustments being made as we progress towards the fair and through the current epidemic situation. Exhibitors should check these websites for updates weekly.
  • The taggin/weigh-in tag in scheduled for July 11th for the following animals has changed as follows:
    • Sheep – MQP will be scheduled for a weigh-in and that information will be sent directly to exhibitors who have signed up.
    • ALL market sheep and market goats that normally tag and weigh-in in July, will need to submit the animal’s USDA Scrapie tag number along with a pictures of the animal (head on, side, and from the rear). The process for submitting these pictures will be announced in June.
    • Dairy Feeders will not be weighed in this year, but will require a picture (front, side and rear) and the exhibitor must secure an ear tag from the Senior Fair Office to be put in the animal’s ear. Specific dates and how you can obtain the tags will be released in June.
    • Hog tagging details will be announced after the June Senior Fair Board meeting.

The Fairfield County Agriculture Society is working with the Fairfield County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health to provide you all with the safest and best experience we can in 2020. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance so we can guarantee these experiences for our youth.


Questions can be directed to Chuck Miller, Junior Fair Director, at keywest100@att.net

Sheep Exhibitors: Apply for Cheviot Sheep Starter Flock Award

The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or tabithasregcheviots@yahoo.com.

Ohio 4-H Small Garden Virtual SPIN Club

Ohio 4-H Small Garden Virtual SPIN Club

Have fun in this virtual 4-H Special Interest SPIN Club learning how to make small gardens from easy to find items. Activities include seed starting, seed bombs, repurposing containers for the garden, herb and pizza gardens, terrariums, succulents, garden art, imagination gardens, and more!

Every Tuesday at 3:30-4:30pm from May 28 to July 9

Location: ONLNE! Register at go.osu.edu/gardenspinclub

Cost: FREE!

Details: Open to ANY youth grades 3-12. Limited to the first 25 to enroll

Contact information: Sue Hogan, Franklin County, Hogan.239@osu.edu


Ohio 4-H Computer Science Spin Club for 3rd -6th graders

Ohio 4-H Computer Science Spin Club for 3rd -6th grade!

Come join us and learn about the basics of coding, computer technology, and software. If you enjoy exploring computers or apps then you’ll love learning in this totally virtual environment with people your own age. Learn about hacking, coding, computational thinking, and more!

Location: ONLNE! Click below to join: https://go.osu.edu/computerspin

Open to ANY youth in grades 3-6
Cost: FREE!

Have additional questions? Contact information:

Elliott Lawrence, Lucas County, Lawrence.638@osu.edu

Mark Light, Hardin County, light.42@osu.edu

Ohio 4-H Presents Statewide “Camp…ish” Opportunity!

Calling all stay-at-home campers! Ohio 4-H staff miss summer camp as much as you do, and we want to do what we can to bring elements of camp to your home! On June 9-11, you are invited to join us for Ohio 4-H Camp…ish! It is open to any youth ages 8-18 across the state of Ohio. Friends who are not in 4-H are welcome to register, too! There is no cost for attending, although some activities will require the use of basic art supplies, household items, or things found outdoors. Please visit go.osu.edu/campish to register by June 7! Activities will be hosted at the following times each day: 9-11 AM, 1-3 PM, 4-5 PM. Campers are not required to attend all sessions, so sign up and come for the times you can enjoy Camp…ish activities brought to you by Ohio 4-H Camp…ish Directors!

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