The 4-H Club Season is in full force and we have a few things we would like to bring to your attention; some reminders and some new updates!
4-H Enrollment Changes: Need to add or delete a project? Make a club change or addition? Our office will accept changes to your 4-H enrollment up until March 31st. To make changes you must contact our office – 740-533-4322 or email Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paige at email@example.com. After March 31st, no changes or project additions will be accepted.
4-H Dog Obedience: Taking the 4-H Dog Obedience Project? Classes start this Thursday, March 30th, 6:00pm at the Extension Office. Members enrolled in this project should check your email for further information and required forms.
Market Chicken Orders: Any youth planning to exhibit Market Chickens must purchase their chickens through the OSU Extension Office. Orders must be received and paid for by April 1st. The Market Chicken Order Form can be found here: 2023 Market Chicken Order Form
4-H Project Book Orders: Don’t wait until the last minute, get your 4-H project book ordered today. We have many in-stock at the Extension Office, but it’s best to check with your club advisor and our office before purchasing.
Cloverbud Discovery Days Continues: Next Monday, April 3rd, 5:30pm at the Extension Office. Cloverbuds are welcome to join Zoie, our 4-H program assistant, and 4-H Teen Leaders to explore 4-H project areas. The schedule includes, April 3rd: STEM, April 17th: Creative Arts, and April 24th: Health H. To register to attend visit: Lawrence County 4-H Cloverbud Discovery Registration
Lamb, Goat, and Hog Tag In: Saturday, April 22nd, 8:00 – 10:00am at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. All animals and alternate animals must be tagged in during this designated tag-in date. For more information on animal allowances and rules for the projects visit: 2023 Lawrence County Fair Rules.pdf (osu.edu)
Horse Project ID Form & Equistep Training: All youth planning to exhibit a horse during the 2023 4-H year must complete their Horse ID Form and Equistep Training. The Horse ID Form is due April 17th and can be found here: 2023 Horse ID Form. Also Equistep Training can be done online on your own time by visiting: 2023 Equistep or you can join us for our county-wide training, April 17th at 6:00pm at Collins Career Center. Equistep must be complete by May 1 for all Lawrence County 4-H exhibitors.
Non-Livestock/Breeding Form Now Available: Any youth enrolled in a Non-Livestock/Breeding Project such as Beef Breeding, Beef Feeders, Dairy/Pack/Pygmy/Meat Production/Fiber Goats, Sheep or Rabbit Breeding, and/or Fancy Poultry must complete an animal ID and class designation form by June 1. The form is now available online at: 2023 Animal ID Form
Lawrence County 4-H Camp: Lawrence County youth are invited to attend 4-H camp this summer, June 5th – 8th at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp. This year we will be camping with Adams and Pike County, 3rd – 8th grade. Scholarship applications are now available at: Lawrence County 4-H Camp Scholarship Application. Scholarship applications are due April 15th and Camp Registration will be made available in the next few weeks!
Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Spring Fling: 3rd – 6th grade youth interested in checking out camp for an overnight are invited to attend the Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Spring Fling, April 22nd – 23rd. Registration is $40 and can be found at: Spring Fling Registration
4-H Community Service/Fundraiser Opportunity: Looking for a fundraiser/community service opportunity? Lawrence County Senior Fairboard Members are hosting an auction at the fairgrounds on Saturday, April 17th, in an effort to support Junior Fair improvements and they are looking for a club interested in hosting a concession stand. Interested clubs should contact, Montana Runnels.
Ohio 4-H Healthy Club Challenge: We pledge our “health to better living” but do we actually practice it? The 4th H Club Challenge encourages Ohio 4-H Clubs to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices and behaviors at 4-H club meetings. Practicing healthy habits and choices now has lifelong effects on the health of youth. Each club that completes the challenge before the deadline will enter into the $100 voucher drawing for their region to use for their club (project books, educational tools, etc.)! Each region will have a winner. The first 25 clubs that complete the registration and pre-survey will get an extra entry. How does it work? Apply 3 healthy practices per meeting at 6 or more 4-H clubs/meetings from April – December 2023. For more information visit: https://ohio4h.org/4thHChallenge
Quality Assurance: Quick reminder all youth exhibiting an animal project at the county/state fair must complete Quality Assurance by May 1st. For quality assurance opportunities visit: Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (osu.edu)
Food & Clothing Project Judging: Youth enrolled in a food and clothing project, including cake decorating and quilting, please hold the date for project judging: June 22nd at 5:00pm! More specific information will be shared to your emails soon!
Livestock Skillathon: Again this year, Livestock Skillathon will be a mandatory requirement to show and sale your project animal. The study guide and information for this years Skillathon is now available: 2023 Skillathon Study Guide.pdf (osu.edu)
4-H Lifeskills/General Projects: Please be sure you are checking out your 4-H project book and our Lawrence County 4-H Guidebook for information on project judging expectations and requirements. 4-H Guidebook
Lawrence County 4-H Guidebook: The 2023 Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer & Member Guidebook is not only good for project judging requirements but shares lots of information surrounding the structure and expectations of our county program. Visit Lawrence County 4-H Guidebook and be sure to take a deep dive into reading it!
Also, the Lawrence County 4-H App is now LIVE! We are so excited to provide this App as a way to connect to all of our 4-H families through your phones App store. It’s a free download. Once inside the 4-H Now App, search for Lawrence County and Download our program. It is regularly updated, so be sure to clear it out of your open apps and check it for all the latest information! The App can be found for Anroid users here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grandstand.now4h Apple Users: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/4-h-now/id1330050098
Now that the 4-H Enrollment season for Fair has ended, we hope you are off to a great start. Please reach out to us if you have any questions along the way! We are here to help 🙂