March 2020 Lawrence County 4-H News

As our 4-H Community Club activities and Lawrence County Fair prep is in full swing, your Lawrence County 4-H team have a few things to inform & remind you of:

“See Yourself In 4-H, 2020” by enrolling before the March 15th deadline at

  •  For enrollment information, project specific forms, and more – please visit our website
  • Our livestock rules and expectations, as well as other Lawrence County Fair events have been updated on our Lawrence County 4-H Fair page. This page continues to be updated, so be sure to check back regularly!

“4-H Calendar of Events” Lawrence County has a few different ways to stay up to date on all county 4-H events. In the event a date is cancelled, news articles, facebook posts, and e-mail blasts will update you as soon as possible.

“Digital Communication” In an effort to share the latest and greatest news hot off the press… and to save some trees & postage too – check your enrollment e-mail, like our facebook page, visit our website, and/or subscribe to this blog. If these communication avenues don’t work for you, no worries – please just give us a call and we will mail you whatever you need 🙂

“Financial Summary/Club Charter Checklist” Organizational club advisors, don’t forget to submit your end of the 4-H year paperwork. The Financial Summary and Club Charter Checklist must be submitted before your enrollment will be approved.

“Livestock Updates” Recently, our office released news regarding a summary of livestock rule changes, options for quality assurance, a ractopamine update, tag-in dates, etc. Please visit Livestock Exhibition Updates for more information.

“Cloverbud 4-H Discovery Series” We are excited to announce we will be offering a series of Cloverbud activities county-wide. All Lawrence County 4-H Cloverbuds, ages 5-8 years old, are invited to attend. Cloverbuds will be introduced to activities surrounding each of our 4-H project areas, introduced to service learning, and meet other cloverbuds from around the county. For more information and registration dates & guidelines, please check out this link later this week…

“Senior 4-H Member Scholarships” The Lawrence County 4-H Committee Endowment provides graduating seniors with the opportunity to apply for a $250.00 college scholarship. Deadline has been extended to April 10th. High school seniors interested in applying should visit Lawrence County 4-H Scholarship

“4-H Camp” For camp dates, scholarship applications (deadline extended to April 10th), and registration materials, please visit 4-H Camp.

“Lawrence County 4-H T-Shirt Designs” Do you have an awesome 4-H T-Shirt idea? Does it go with our “See Yourself in 4-H, 2020” theme? Is it your original design? If the answer is yes… we would love for you to submit your t-shirt design to our office by March 31. We would love to publish your idea on a t-shirt and use it as a fundraiser for the Lawrence County 4-H program!

&& we hope you are still reading because last, but certainly not least …. “Why 4-H?” The Lawrence County 4-H Teen Leaders have issued a challenge, they would like to hear from club members, advisors, alumni, etc. on why 4-H? Why would you encourage someone to participate in 4-H? What impact does 4-H have on you? We are truly thankful for an amazing 4-H community and hope you will submit your short video story to to be published on our media sites. We want to tell our 4-H story to all who will hear, so please share our blog and facebook with your ALL your friends.


“….for my club, my community, my country, and my world.” 

2020 Lawrence County 4-H & FFA Livestock Exhibitor News & Updates

Are you a Lawrence County 4-H & FFA Livestock Exhibitor, parent, or advisor? If so, this is a must read…

The Ohio State University Extension, Lawrence County Livestock 4-H Committee is continuously working and listening to our 4-H members and parents to update rules and recommendations to provide our youth with the most positive, consistent, good production practices, livestock experience. As evident with the recent ractopamine-free consumer market demand, livestock production practices are always changing and we as good stewards need to move with the change.

Most species have at least one change for the 2020 year, some bigger than others. The Lawrence County Fairboard’s official stance on ractopamine is still forthcoming, however the OSU Extension, Lawrence County Livestock 4-H Committee has provided a ractopamine-free recommendation as we are quickly approaching the purchase of livestock animals. Quality Assurance expectations and options have been updated… we have even listened to suggestions since our last Quality Assurance announcement and have made some age changes to the required beginner training.

For the details, visit – 2020 Summary of Livestock Changes, Ractopamine Update, Quality Assurance, and Dates


“4-H is about more than the ribbons & the awards;… its about the people, the experiences, the life-long skills, the memories & its about being a role model, giving back and making the best better”

Lawrence County 4-H: Have you enrolled yet?

The Lawrence County 4-H Enrollment deadline is fast approaching… we are officially 4 weeks away from the deadline to enroll for fair participation! Have you enrolled yet?

Lawrence County 4-H offers a couple of ways to enroll: 

  1. Visit ….. need a tutorial visit: 4Honline help video
    1. Returning volunteers and members – use your profile information from last year to log-in or call our office for help!
    2. New members – create a profile!
  2. Meet with your 4-H club advisor and complete an enrollment form

*Club advisors – your club management system will be unlocked and members will be accepted once we receive your yearly financial statement and club charter checklist.

Choosing your 4-H projects can be exciting and challenging… visit the Ohio 4-H Family Guide for a full list of Ohio 4-H projects. Then, if you’d like to take a closer look at the project, visit Ohio 4-H Project Central 

*Club advisors – once your members have chosen their projects, please complete a complete and submit a  Club Project Book Order Form

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