Attention Advisors: Note about Filing the 990!

Attention 4-H Volunteers: We have heard that is sending messages to our volunteers reminding them that it is time to file their 990. The messages look official but this is a for-profit business that charges to assist people in the filing process. Please encourage your volunteers to ignore these messages.

4-H Day is Saturday 3/5/2016!

The time has arrived for our annual 4-H Day, March 5th.  (Set-up begins 11:00/11:30 a.m.) Thank you to all club advisors and members who are setting up displays and helping to spread the good news of 4-H. We are looking forward to a great crowd on Saturday!

Feel free to invite prospective 4-H families to our open house on March 5th. The event will take place at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thank you for helping to make this a successful 4-H event!

2016 Mandatory Child Abuse and Neglect Training

The Ohio State University Office of Human Resources and OSU Extension is continuing to require child abuse and neglect training for all 4-H Employees and Volunteers who work with activities and programs that involve minors. Topics will include signs of child abuse and neglect and whom to contact if suspected. The training will take approximately one hour. We are offering thirteen sessions and all will be held at the Ag Center. You only need to attend one session. If you do not attend a session this year, your volunteer status may be subject to termination. Please share this information with other volunteers in your club. You can register for sessions at this link:

Sessions available include:

  • March 2 at noon
  • March 2 at 6 pm
  • March 10 at noon
  • March 10 at 5:30 pm
  • March 28 at 12:30 pm
  • March 28 at 2 pm
  • March 28 at 3:30 pm
  • March 28 at 5 pm
  • March 28 at 6:30 pm
  • March 28 at 8 pm
  • March 29 at 3 pm
  • March 29 at 4:30 pm
  • March 29 at 6 pm

Fundraising Opportunity: Pearl Valley Cheese

Pearl Valley Cheese is a great 4-H and Extension supporter with the owners being club advisors and being instrumental with the levy supporting OSU Extension in Coshocton County. Please pass this information on to any clubs that may have an interest or ask about fundraiser options.

“Attention 4-H Club advisors! Looking for a new fundraiser this year? Consider selling Pearl Valley Cheese, made right here in Ohio. They have a great fundraising program that is easy to use. Call Sally at 740-545-6002 for a free packet of fundraiser information and cheese samples!” Check out the website for more information:

4-H Day is 3/5/2016

Attention Advisors! We are counting down the days to our annual 4-H Day, March 5th.  (Set-up begins 11:00/11:30 a.m.) To ensure enough table space for your club and projects your members would like to showcase, please contact Sherry Kilbarger at as soon as possible. Space is limited, so don’t delay in responding.

Feel free to invite prospective 4-H families to our open house on March 5th. The event will take place at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Encourage your club members to volunteer at 4-H Day with their high quality summer project displays, to stay with the displays and talk with the interested families and potential members about their projects.

If your club would like to have a table for display and memberships, let Sherry know, as space is limited!

Thank you for helping to make this a successful 4-H event!


4-H Advisory Committee Elections

Congratulations to the 4-H Advisory Committee new members joining in 2016 and will serve a 3 year term:

  • Area 1: Kris Doyle and Betsy Loy
  • Area 2: Stephen Bader
  • Area 3: Mark Sharp
  • Area 4: Katy Endsley

Additionally, we would like to congratulate and THANK those who have been elected to serve in the following officer or representative positions:

  • President (1 year term): Dawn Grube
  • Vice President (1 year term): Greg Swinehart
  • Secretary (1 year term): Kris Doyle
  • Treasurer (1 year term): Aubry Shaw
  • 4-H Endowment Board Representative (1 year term): Becky Hyme
  • Junior Fair Board Advisors: Loretta Sweeney and Stephen Bader (2 year term) and Becky Hyme and Sherry Kilbarger (1 year remaining on their term)
  • Sale Committee (2 year term): Kris Doyle
  • Extension Advisory Committee (4 year term): Katy Endsley; Also serving Toni Miller, Aubry Shaw, and Dawn Grube
  • Youth Representatives Elected from Junior Leaders: Derek Burns and Lauren Young (1 year remaining on their term) and Tierra Tooill and Levi Hyme (2 year term)