Lawrence County 4-H News, April 2021

Hello 2021 Lawrence County 4-H Families:

First, I just want to say thank you! Thank you to our volunteers and families who worked hard to recruit and enroll our members this year. I know the new 4HOnline system was a little tough to navigate and I appreciate your patience.

I know many are eager to get started on their 4-H project books. We do have lots of 4-H project books in stock and if they aren’t there, we can get them in usually within the week. Clubs may take up an order or members can contact our office directly. Orders can also be placed on the OSU Extension Publications website and there are a few projects available for free download at Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects | Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Also, I know livestock youth are curious about Quality Assurance expectations and how to get their training before the May 1st deadline. Available Quality Assurance trainings can be found at Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence ( Livestock tag-in is also a hot topic right now, we will be holding Lamb, Goat, and Hog Tag-In on April 24th, 8:00 – 10:00am at the fairgrounds. Exhibitors must bring their animals to the grounds that morning to be tagged. Rabbit Tattooing will be June 12th, 8:00 – 10:00 am at the fairgrounds. Market Chickens must be ordered by April 5th, by visiting 2021 Lawrence County 4-H Market Chicken Order Form

Lawrence County 4-H Horse Projects must have their Equistep Training and Project ID Form completed by April 15th. Find the Project ID Form and Equistep link at Lawrence County 4-H Horse Projects.

Lawrence County 4-H Seniors, there is a 4-H scholarship available to you. It can be found as an online survey at Lawrence County 4-H Scholarship. The deadline has been extended to April 15th. The committee awards $250.00 scholarships.

4-H Club Officers looking for great resources there is a toolkit available: 4-H Club Meeting Tool Kit and also a Regional 4-H Club Officer Training coming up soon, Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30pm, on ZOOM to register visit

I also want to congratulate our Lawrence County 4-H Teen Leaders on their Ohio 4-H Community Service Award. The teens received statewide recognition for their Angel Tree project efforts! To view their President, Brea Belville, share more about the experience and more when accepting the award, view the recorded recognition event here, around the 18:30 mark: 2021 Ohio 4-H Awards Recognition – YouTube

4-H Teens, members 14 years and older, if you are looking for a fun opportunity to be involved with the fair and county-wide 4-H events – contact Rachael at or 740-533-4322 for more information.

I have already seen so many great things come across social media of awesome community service work our 4-H clubs are doing; Easter baskets, essential worker baskets, and much more! We are Lawrence County 4-H Proud and “Can do Virtually Anything Together” (our 4-H theme this year). To stay up to date on current safety protocols and guidelines, please visit Stay connected! | Ohio 4-H Youth Development. & YES, you can meet in person, as long as you can do so safely 🙂

I believe this wraps up most of the current hot topics. I am trying to send target emails to families with information as it pertains to their projects and areas of interest, so you may see some of this more than once. Please, watch your email – as this is our primary way of communication. You can also follow us on facebook, Ohio State – Lawrence County 4-H and check our website for regular updates If you have any questions, please reach out!