Please Respond: Member survey regarding 2020 4-H Projects

All 4-H members (excluding Cloverbuds) should have received an email from Stacy Hicks on Tuesday, June 16th that shares an overview of 4-H project completion. Families with multiple 4-H members should receive multiple emails personalized to each member. We are asking that all 4-H members reply to the survey so we can continue making plans for summer judging. We have decided to extend the deadline for response to this email to Sunday, June 21st.  Please refer to the email you received for a link to follow and complete the survey to help us plan for judging this year.  The survey will take less than 30 seconds to complete.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 740-653-5419. If you did not see an email with this survey link, please let us know (and be sure to check your junk/spam folders in your email).

Thank you for your help!

Attention Cloverbud Horse Volunteers: Cloverbud Horse Curriculum

Horse Curriculum Instructional Materials

Designed to promote life skills for children participating in the 4-H Cloverbud program, these materials can be accessed and printed from this link: Horse Curriculum Instructional Materials

Topics Include:

  • Making Sense of Horse Senses and Language
  • Hungry Horses
  • Backyard Safety
  • Hoof Beats
  • Horse Breeds and Uses


Attention 4-H Horse Advisors and Members,

During the COVID-19 emergency, there are no options for 4-H horse kids to show their horses. Huron County Horse Council has created an online Virtual Horse Show. All 4-H horse project members are welcome to participate. Please share this information with members in your county.

Basic Information: The Virtual Horse Show is a Facebook group that offers classes, patterns and a real judge! Kids pay a small fee of $5 per class to help cover the judge’s fees. All remaining funds are earmarked for our new horse barn fund, Build the Barn.

Participants are not required to dress up or take their horses anywhere. All they need is a yard and someone to take a video. To participate in the show, one does not need to have a Facebook account, only an email. Participants email their entry forms to

Awards: 1st place receives a $5 credit for the next show to apply to a class. We have many sponsors donating prizes for high-point awards at each show as well.


  1. Link to the Entry Form
  2. Payment via Paypal ( or Venmo @Katie-Jackson-804
  3. There are 2 sections to each show.
    • Show 1, Section A starts April 22nd and ends May 6th for Showmanship, English, and Driving.
    • Show 1, Section B will accept entries starting April 30th and classes will begin May 6th. Section B includes classes for Halter, Western, and Ranch (with a horsemanship class for gymkhana).
  4. The show series consist of 3 shows finishing in late July. At the conclusion of the show series, High Point awards will be mailed to the participants who scored the most points.
  5. The show is located on Facebook: 4-H ONLY Virtual Horse Show “Build the Barn for Huron County”.
  6. Facebook is not required to participate in the show. If you do not have a Facebook, please email for show information and patterns.

Questions? Contact Katie Jackson at

Gabby Gugliemotto and Caroline Mason win State 4-H Achievement Awards and trips to National 4-H Congress!

The 2019 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards were presented recently at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. 4-H Achievement Awards are the top winner in a particular project area for the state of Ohio.

Twenty-nine 4-H Achievement Award winners will attend the National 4-H Congress with youth from all over the country in November in Atlanta, Georgia.

Winners from Fairfield County were: Gabby Gugliemotto for Horses and and Caroline Mason for Companion Animals.

In addition to the 29 Achievement Award recipients, two 4-H members received awards in each of the following areas: National Dairy Conference Sponsorships, Ohio Township Association Awards and Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board memberships.

The evening was hosted by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, with more than 156,000 young Ohioans participating in 4-H clubs, groups and special interest programs.

For more information, contact: Crystal Ott, 4-H Foundation Manager, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210; 614-688-1454 Office / 614-292-5937 Fax;

State 4-H Achievement Winner – Caroline Mason (center) pictured with award sponsors from Nationwide, Jackie Sells and Karen Blickley. Also pictured, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board President, Dale Arnold, and Ohio State University Director of Extension, Roger Rennekamp.


State 4-H Achievement Winner – Gabby Gugliemotto (center) pictured with Ohio 4-H Foundation Board President, Dale Arnold, and Ohio State University Director of Extension, Roger Rennekamp. Award sponsor: Schneider Saddlery.

4-H Horse Advisory Meeting 1/22/2019

The next 4-H Horse Advisory Meeting will be Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Ag Center. At least one horse advisor per club should strive to attend these meetings throughout the year to stay on top of important updates and requirements regarding the Fairfield County 4-H Horse Program and Fairfield County Junior Fair Horse Program.

Last Call: Caprine Representative, Dairy Ambassador, Equine Ambassador, Poultry Ambassador, Rabbit Representative, Swine Representative – Applications due Friday, September 7th!

The following specie representative/ambassador applications are due on Friday, September 7th, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. to the Extension Office.

  • The 2018 Caprine Representative Application is here.
  • The 2018 Dairy Ambassador Application is here.
  • The 2018 Equine Ambassador Application is here.
  • The 2018 Poultry Ambassador Application is here.
  • The 2018 Rabbit Representative Application is here.
  • The 2018 Swine Representative Application is here.

Please Remember to THANK YOUR SPONSORS!

We need to make sure our sponsors receive thanks and appreciation for supporting Fairfield County’s youth. This would include applying for the Bertha Wilson Scholarship, receiving awards at Summerfest, as well as receiving awards at the Fairfield County Junior Fair.

Please make sure if you are receiving awards (or have received awards already this year), to write a thank you note to your sponsor for these awards. Several people took lots of time making sure there was an address label for your particular sponsor on the back of rosettes/ribbons and attached to trophies.

Please note that we often lose sponsors because they do not receive a note of appreciation and thanks from our youth members receiving the awards that they have sponsored. If a member is not sure of their sponsor for an award received at Summerfest or the Fair, please contact the Extension Office and we will help you get the information you need.

We also strongly encourage youth to share information about their project, award(s) received, and perhaps a picture! Sponsors really enjoy reading this information.