Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club Update

The Fairfield County Tractor Maintenance 4-H Club started the program on Jan 11, 2021. They have met many times since as well, when the weather agrees. The group does their business meeting first and then they break out into smaller groups that are more specific to each 4-Her’s level of knowledge about tractor maintenance. Each group ranges from learning about the different parts and how they work, tractor  maintenance, small engine repair and operation. There are 18 4-H members participating in the program. The club is specific to tractor maintenance and their club meeting in the winter prior to other traditional clubs meeting dates, typically starting in the spring and going till fall.


The club had their last meeting on March 29, 2021 where members received their final project grades and end of the year certificates. Dave Foltz talked about the importance of the trade industry and participating in programs that teach hands-on skills.  They also celebrated Roger Ruble for 60 years of volunteer service to the Fairfield County 4-H Program.


If you have any interest in joining this club next year or questions, please contact the Fairfield County 4-H Extension Office (740-653-5419).

-News Report Submitted by: Lily Dennis, 4-H Club Reporter





Cloverbud Volunteer Training – April 21st at 6pm

Join Fairfield County & Tuscarawas County educators as we review what it means to be a Cloverbud 4-H Volunteer. This training is optional and open to all Ohio 4-H Volunteers!

This Cloverbud Volunteer training is open to any 4-H volunteer and will cover the Ohio 4-H Cloverbud program, State Resources, and Tips for a successful cloverbud year. This meeting will be held via zoom. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link information. Register here to save your spot!

If you have any questions, please contact Aubry Fowler, or 740-277-4626 or Kiersten Heckel, or 330-339-2337.


Support Fairfield County 4-H: Pampered Chef Fundraiser

Support the Fairfield County 4-H program by shopping with Pampered Chef! Visit the fundraiser here:

Gather your friends & family to support Fairfield County and our youth! Shop the new spring tools that launched March 1st and our seasoned kitchen tools to make cooking easier all while supporting a great cause!

Shop early to guarantee your items are in stock! If you don’t see something in stock-check back!

Order anytime between now & May 8th!

FREE item with your order of $80 & FREE shipping on ALL orders over $150!!! Items shipped directly to your home!

Thank you for supporting Fairfield County and our 4-H youth!

NOW AVAILABLE – Purchase your 4-H Books from the EXTENSION OFFICE!

In case you have not heard, 4-H Project Books are available at the Fairfield County Extension Office. This is the best way to make sure you get the correct book for your project and save a little money.

Members, check with your advisors if they are doing a club order for books. If so, make sure they have the books you want on their list. If your club is NOT doing a big order, you can email Stacy ( your book order. You will receive a confirmation email when your order is ready for pick up.

Advisors, please fill out the 2021 Ohio 4-H Project Books and Resources Volunteer Order Form. It can be found here. Please make sure to download this PDF before filling it out. Book order forms can be emailed to Stacy as well. You will receive a confirmation email when your order is ready to pick up. The Extension Office is open by appointment Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Here are some way to find the right project book for you:

  • Find the perfect book. Refer to your Family Guide in print or online to learn about the projects available this year. You can also preview books on Project Central and learn more about each project.
  • Download one for free. A special collection of project books is available for free on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects web page ( Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. Horseless Horse and Science Fun with Physics are being added soon! (For accessible formats of these publications, visit
  • Make your own. If you would rather not purchase a book in this way, self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.)

If you have any questions, you may reach out to Leslie Cooksey ( or Aubry Fowler ( – Fairfield County 4-H Educators.

Don’t forget to submit your enrollment. All members and advisors need to have their enrollment in by May 1st! If you have changes to make to your project list and your 4-HOnline Profile has been approved, just send Missy Koenig ( an email letting her know what changes you’d like to make to your projects.

Stay safe, stay healthy! You’re all Making the Best Better in 4-H!

Scholarship Opportunity for Rabbit Exhibitors – due 4/9/2021

The Buckeye Bunny Supply Memorial Scholarship (In Memory of Alan Worthington) application is now available! Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior or current college student who was active as a youth member in the rabbit industry that has excelled in all aspects of their 4-H or FFA career. Deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.

Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page

Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page: Available Now!

The Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Design Team created activities that go along with many of their blog posts, and now they are organized on the Grab and Go Resources page. On the grab and go page you’ll find lesson plans that you can download and use at your next meeting. You can use one activity, or combine several related activities to create the plan for an entire meeting.

The lessons are grouped together by topics that correspond with the Healthy Officer Resource Book: nutrition; physical activity; and mental, emotional, and social health.

Additional topics include:

  • The newest section is Mindful Moments, which are short, 5-minute activities that can be used at the start of any meeting.
  • COVID-19 activities address situations brought on by the pandemic.
  • Creative Well-Being activities are fun activities that exercise creativity in different ways.

As the team writes new blog posts, they will continue to add resources to the grab and go page, so check back often. Don’t forget to click the “subscribe” button to receive an email notification about new blog content.

PBS Animal Health – 2021 4-H/FFA Discount Program

Please see the link to the form below to participate in a 5% discount on all items purchased for exhibitor livestock projects at PBS Animal Health. There will be a gift certificate shared to a winning club/participant at the end of the year!

For information, contact Chris Johnson at PBS Animal Health in Circleville 740-474-7394 or

Link to form: PBS Discount Program

Attention Sheep Exhibitors: Win 2 Columbia Ewes!

The purpose of this award is to introduce the youth to raising and owning Columbia sheep as well as encouraging the growth of new Columbia Breeders across the State of Ohio. The Ohio Columbia Association will award two Columbia ewes to an FFA or 4-H member or FFA chapter that is interested in starting a flock of Columbia sheep. Questions, contact Mike Copeland at InformationApplication

Source: Ohio Ag Ed Newsletter – March 23, 2021

Save the Date: Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Ceremony

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and Junior Achievement Form Families: Please save the evening of Thursday, April 8th for our Drive-Thru Achievement Awards Ceremony. 

This will be a scheduled event, with the scheduling information to come out soon.  We are hoping families can join us in a drive-thru at the Fairgrounds and celebrate!  There will be a quick photo opportunity for youth and their families as well as awards presented.