LAST CALL: Speaking Event Contest Sign-ups due June 1st

Speak out and get involved! Improve your public speaking skills. The Fairfield County Speaking Event will be Thursday, June 8th, 2023 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Ag Center. Any 4-H or Cloverbud member can participate. The following events will take place:

  • Individual and Team Demonstrations
  • 4-H Creed Speaking Event
  • 4-H Pledge Speaking Event (Cloverbuds Only)

Earn a chance to also participate in the Ohio State Fair with the Demonstration events!

Registration is due June 1st by calling the Extension Office at 740-653-5419. For questions, contact Leslie Cooksey at

To review Ohio 4-H Demonstration Contest information and rules, click here.


Register for the Fairfield County Draft Horse Clinic – May 6, 2023

Registration is now open for the Fairfield County Draft Horse Clinic. Join us on May 6, 2023 from 1-3pm at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds for this hands-on clinic. Register online by visiting: This free clinic is for any 4-H or FFA youth interested in learning more about draft horses! Thank you to the Fairfield County Senior Fair Board for sponsoring this event.

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources 4-H Day

Calling All Ohio 4-H’ers! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites Ohio 4-H members to explore the state’s rich natural wonders through hands-on activities that fulfill the requirements of select project books. 4-H members will disperse throughout Alum Creek State Park to participate in workshops led by expert ODNR staff and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers.


Hosted by ODNR


Saturday, June 17, 2023

10 am to 4 pm

 Flyer with more details attached: 4-H Project Day


  • Geology: Can You Dig It?
  • Why Trees Matter
  • Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing
  • Ohio Birds
  • Insect Adventures
  • Explore the Outdoors
  • Photography Basics
  • Get Started in Art

RSVP Today! RSVP by scanning the QR code or by navigating to

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Conner at

Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 4th at the Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Program. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. A sincere thank you to Fairfield Federal for their continued sponsorship of this awards program. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners, Senator Tim Shaffer, and Representative Kevin Miller for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Fix, Commissioner Levacy, Senator Shaffer, and Representative Miller for attending this event!

Thank you to our scholarship donors: Fenstermaker Family, Park National Bank, Kiwanis Club of Lancaster, and Feeder Creek Veterinary Services.

Additionally, we would like to thank our trip sponsors: Sewing Shefs 4-H Club, KKEZ 4-H Club, OK and Judy Schurtz, Fairfield County Farm Bureau, Fairfield County Homemakers, Justin Marteney Memorial Shooting Sports Education Camp Fund, OSU Endowment Interest Fund, 4-H Advisory Committee and the Bertha Wilson Trust.

For photos from the event, click here. Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For a complete listing of 2023 awards: 2023 Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Program and 2023 County Scholarship Winners

Save the Date! 4-H Legacy Dinner: June 8th at Home of Joy Farm

The 2023 4-H Legacy Dinner will be held Thursday, June 8th at the Home of Joy Farm. Invitations will be mailed to past attendees soon. All are welcome to attend! Contact the Extension Office for more information.

Ticket Information: $75 per person with meal catered by Cheers Chalet. RSVP due May 25th. Event will feature a live and silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Fairfield County 4-H Program. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.


Our Ohio Military Kids Camps for this summer are opening in April!! ANY military connected youth may attend these camps.

There are three summer camps that the state coordinates:

Teen Leadership Camp

Provides an opportunity for teens to participate in leadership workshops in a camp setting where they will develop confidence, resilience, friendships, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

Dates: Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9

Location: Central Ohio

Age: 13 – 17 years of age by the time of camp

Cost: $100 per youth

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 30, 2023


Teen Kelleys Island Camp

A 5-day and 4-night adventure on Kelleys Island. Activities include sailing, swimming, rafting, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, archery, lined dances, crafts, campfire, and more!

Dates: Sunday, July 30 to Thursday, August 3

Location: Kelleys Island

Age: 12 – 15 years of age by the time of camp

Cost: $125 per youth

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Youth Kelleys Island Camp

A 5-day and 4-night adventure on Kelleys Island. Activities include sailing, swimming, rafting, kayaking, volleyball, soccer, archery, lined dances, crafts, campfire, and more!

Dates: Sunday, August 6 to Thursday, August 10

Location: Kelleys Island

Age: 9 – 11 years of age by the time of camp

Cost: $125 per youth

Deadline: 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Registration and our other events can be found at Here is the 2023 OMK Event Guide

4-H Cloverbud Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 1st!

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders invite Cloverbuds and their family members under the age of 8 to attend the JAS’s Easter EggExtravaganza. This will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 1:00pm-3:00pm (with the Egg Hunt happening at 2:00pm). This FREE event will be held at the Ag Center/Extension Office (831 College Ave, Lancaster). Join us for crafts, animals, games, and an egg hunt.  This event is being held in memory of Cloverbud Advisor, Jane Sharp.

Ohio 4-H Teams Up with the Columbus Blue Jackets – March 3rd

Are you looking for a fun night out for the family, an evening out with friends, or an exciting date night? Look no further! Next weekend the Ohio 4-H Foundation is collaborating with the Columbus Blue Jackets to raise money for Ohio 4-H! Join us at Nationwide Arena on Friday, March 3 to watch the Blue Jackets hit the ice against the Seattle Kraken.

A block of seats has been reserved for Ohio 4-H supporters in section 205 of the upper bowl, with seats also available in the lower bowl. Wherever you choose to sit, a portion of each ticket sale will support positive youth development programs in Ohio. Purchase your tickets on the Blue Jacket’s website for Ohio 4-H Youth Development. We can’t wait to see you at the arena!

Come support Ohio 4-H and cheer on the Blue Jackets on Friday, March 3.

Source: Ohio 4-H Foundation (February 2023 Newsletter)

Lunch and Learn with OSU Extension Fairfield County

Slow Cooker Lunch and Learn with Shannon Carter, Extension Educator and Sandy Bohl, Trained Instructor, with Ohio State University Extension Fairfield County, to learn more about basics of using a slow cooker, meal planning tips, how to save money and time plus sample recipes to try.

When:   Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12:00  – 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Keller Market House, 134 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, OH

Cost:  $8.00 per person

Registration: or call 740-653-5419

Hey Teens…Invite a 4-H friend to Ohio 4-H Conference, get free 4-H swag!

Hey Teens!  When you recruit a friend to attend the 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 11, the conference planning committee wants to THANK YOU!  All you have to do is stop by the “Teen Recruit” sign when you check in at the conference to get your Ohio 4-H Conference Swag!  We can’t waitto see you and your friends at the 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference!  Find registration info at this link.