“4-H: What a Crew in 2022”
Wow! It’s March 1st and the 4-H Club Member Enrollments are rolling in! Deadline to enroll for project exhibition at the county fair is March 15th. Each member and volunteer needs to enroll for the current 4-H year by visiting oh.4honline.com
4-H Enrollment Rosters: Enrollment rosters, as of 10:30am on 3/1, have been emailed to at least one club advisor. Please review and contact us if you have any questions. Please pay close attention to new members and reach out to them regarding upcoming club meetings and other club expectations. Please note, clubs must offer at least 6 club meetings and members must attend at least 5 meetings by July 1 for county and state fair eligibility.
Club Advisor Training: All 4-H volunteers need to complete their 4-H volunteer trainings. If you have not already done so, please complete the:
- Protecting Our Minors training by enrolling in the course found at: Activities and Programs with Minors
- 4-H Hot Topic Training: https://go.osu.edu/2022lawco4hvolunteertraining
4-H Project Book Orders: Clubs submitting a project book order for their members should submit 2022 Ohio 4-H Project Books and Resources Volunteer Order Form to our office by April 1. Project books are usually available at our county office, or can be here within the week you order, if members are responsible for project book ordering – please contact our office prior to stopping by so we can check our inventory.
As you are enrolling in your project, we would like to remind you of a few things:
- If you have taken a general 4-H project, year after year, and the project is written as a 1 year project – we encourage you to try something new!
- Always be sure to check out the rules and expectations of your project before committing to a project.
4-H Clover Clinics: The 4-H Committee is working hard to provide members with 4-H project clinics in many different project areas. So far, a Horse Clinic has been set for April 2nd at LCHA and a Nature Clinic with Wayne National Forest has been scheduled for June 7th at 5:00pm. We will update you as more dates are scheduled and plans are made.
Lawrence County 4-H Dog Obedience: The Dog Obedience courses, offered by Leslie Milleson, will begin Wednesday, March 30th, 6:00pm at the Extension Office. Dogs are not permitted at this first informative meeting, however – please complete 2022 Permission to Participate Form & 2022 Dog ID form and Vaccine Certificate
Lawrence County Livestock Quality Assurance: All livestock exhibitors must complete Quality Assurance by May 1st. Options can be found at: Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (osu.edu)
We still have a few county-wide virtual options, there are quite a few 4-H Club advisors trained to offer in their club, and there is a YQCA online training option.
Lawrence County 4-H Horse Projects: All horse exhibitors must complete their Horse ID form, due March 31, and Equistep Training , due May 1.
Lawrence County 4-H Market Chicken Orders: All exhibitors planning to exhibit Market Chickens at the county fair must purchase their chickens through our office, order form can be found: 2022 Market Chicken Order Form
Lawrence County 4-H Scholarship Opportunities are available: We encourage graduating seniors and last year 4-H members to check out the 2 different scholarship opportunities available this year through Lawrence County: Lawrence County 4-H Scholarship Opportunities | Lawrence (osu.edu)
Canter’s Cave 4-H Camping Opportunities:
- May 31 – June 3: Adams, Brown, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike Beginner Camp (3rd – 5th grade)
- June 11-12: Cloverbud Camp
- June 12 – 15th: Adams, Brown, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike Jr. High Camp (6th – 8th grade)
- June 24 – 27th: Canter’s Cave 4-H Teen Camp
- June 29 – July 1: Canter’s Cave STEM Camp (5th – 7th grade)
More dates and camp scholarship application can be found at: 4-H Camp | Lawrence (osu.edu)
Please, please, please remember to take a look at our 4-H Volunteer & Member Guidebook & the Lawrence County Livestock Rules to help keep you and your 4-H friends up to date with all the Lawrence County 4-H happenings in 2022 and as always please let us know if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns! We are here to help 🙂