Lawrence County 4-H News, January 2023

Happy 2023!

When January rolls around, I truly begin to feel the excitement for the 4-H Community Club and Fair Season. In December, 23 Market Steers were tagged for the 2023 Market Beef Show, which is up 10 from last year’s show! We’ve completed our first round of volunteer training with 7 returning volunteers and we already have 28 memberships pending in 4-H online for the new 4-H Year!

4-H Online Enrollment is open!

All 4-H Volunteers and Members must enroll each year by March 15th, to enroll visit:

Lawrence 4-H Volunteer Updates

Next Tuesday, January 10th, we will be hosting a Pop-Up Volunteer Training at 5:30pm in person at the Extension Office. This volunteer training is open to 20 volunteers. To reserve your spot, click: RSVP for Volunteer Training If you attended the ZOOM volunteer training on December 1st, you do not need to attend.

Other Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer Training opportunities include:

  • January 24th, 5:30pm, Virtual Zoom, to register for link visit: RSVP for Virtual Volunteer Training
  • February 28th, 6:00pm, at Collins Career Center
  • Make-Up, Online, Self-Paced Training will be available, March 1-15.

Don’t forget, all returning and new volunteers must complete annual 4-H volunteer training to be an approved volunteer! Training must be complete by March 15th. Special Note: 4-H & Livestock Committee members will receive yearly training at the January/February Committee Meetings.

Also, coming up, is the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference, March 11th, Columbus, OH. More information and registration form can be found here:

End of Year Club Paperwork Due January 31st! The yearly financial summary and club charter checklist was mailed in October to each organizational club leader, but copies can be found here: Lawrence County 4-H Club Advisor Resources If your club was selected for a club audit, your audit forms are also due January 31st. Forms can be emailed to or dropped off to our office.

Club/Volunteer/Member Recruitment Survey Request Around this time of year we get many requests from potential new members looking for information on clubs located near them. We are requesting a volunteer from each club, complete the following survey by January 10th. Please click to complete: 4-H Club Information Survey 

Lawrence 4-H Member Updates

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Counselor Applications are due February 1st. Counselors must be 14 as of January 1, 2023. The application can be found online at 4-H Camp | Lawrence (

Quality Assurance Training: All members planning to exhibit a livestock project at the county fair, must complete Quality Assurance. For a full list of training dates and opportunities, please visit: Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (

We have recently added a date for a ZOOM Quality Assurance: January 19th, 4:30pm, Click Quality Assurance Registration to register for connection link. For more dates and options, visit the Lawrence County Fair link above.

FAFSA Is For You: Ohio 4-H is partnering with the Ohio Department of High Education to help answer frequently asked questions about the FAFSA! If you are interested in post-secondary education opportunities, join Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ohio 4-H on January 12th, 6-7pm, virtually by registering at

Looking for more information? 

Email Rachael at, give us a call at 740-533-4322 or check out website at

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