Lawrence County 4-H News, March 2024

Its Enrollment time and a month full of deadlines, so please be sure to read through this one 🙂

Let’s celebrate Ohio 4-H Week, March 3rd – 9th!

  • Super Supporter Sunday
  • 4-H Member Monday
  • Turn It Green Tuesday
  • Why 4-H Wednesday
  • Thankful Thursday
  • 4-H Favorites Friday
  • Celebrate Saturday

March 7th:  Next Thursday, March 7th our office will be hosting a meet and greet. Members may stop by between 6-8pm and pick up their project books, ask questions about requirements, visit with teens and learn about the different 4-H opportunities. Members planning to exhibit livestock projects can also complete Quality Assurance at this time, if they register, at: Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (

  • Are you a club wanting to participate at the meet and greet, visit our February News for sign ups and more information.

March 15th is deadline day:

  • By March 15th all volunteers and members must be enrolled on to be eligible for project exhibition. Changes will be accepted until March 31st. Returning families should not create a new profile, so if you need help accessing your account please contact our office!
  • By March 15th all volunteers must have completed their volunteer training for the year, been rescreened if it was their year to get a new background check, and turn in club paperwork (financials, club calendar, and constitution/by-laws). All club paperwork needed for your club can be found in the blue tab of your club’s 4-H packet given at volunteer training or to a designated volunteer who picked it up. Copies can also be found on our website at:Lawrence County 4-H Club Advisor Resources | Lawrence (  If you have yet to pick up your club packet for the year, please do so asap! Failure to complete club and volunteer requirements by the 15th could result in club termination.
    • Volunteer Training Recorded Online Option: Volunteers who did not attend the in-person volunteer training need to check their emails for access and instructions on how to complete the recorded zoom version. E-mail was sent today (February 29th). There are 3 parts to the online option; register and view the recording, complete the survey, and complete the Protecting Our Minors canvas course. Please follow the steps outlined in your email… if you can’t find your email – please contact us as we probably need to update your email in the 4-Honline system!
      • If you attended in-person volunteer training on February 3rd, you do not need to complete the online version.
  • By March 15th any senior wishing to apply for senior scholarships must complete the applications. There are two applications available; as the Lawrence 4-H application is used for Lawrence 4-H Committee Scholarships and the Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship. The 2nd application is for the Junior Fair Sale Scholarship. Both applications can be found at: SCHOLARSHIPS

Quality Assurance:

  • County-wide Quality Assurance (QA) trainings are happening this month, please visit: Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence ( for dates and registration. Also found on the website is information on the YQCA option and test-out. Please note, there will be NO zoom options this year.
  • Some of our 4-H Clubs opted to have volunteers trained at Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training on February 3rd. Clubs are to set dates and provide them to the Extension Office by March 15th. Only volunteers trained at the Assistant Instructor Training on February 3rd are able to provide Quality Assurance for the 2024 year.
  • Important: ALL livestock exhibitors (market and breeding) must complete Quality Assurance by May 1.

Project Dates/Information:

  • Dog Obedience – Orientation meeting set for March 27th at 6:00pm, Extension Office. No dogs permitted at this meeting.
  • Market Chickens – the order form is available and chicks must be ordered and paid for by April 1st: Order Here
  • Breeding Projects – the opportunity to lease projects is available this year, following all guidelines outlined in the rules and breeding lease form found at: Breeding Lease This does not apply to any market livestock project including market feeder heifers and steers. It is for breeding projects only.
    • Beef Feeder & Breeder Projects: With this change and some changes coming to the requirements of DUNF forms,  please be aware your breeding form and your feeder ID form will require a tag id, so please plan accordingly.
  • Tag-In Dates – 
    • April 27th: Lamb, Goat, and Hog Tag-In from 8:00 – 10:00am, Lawrence County Fairgrounds.
    • June 15th: Rabbit Tattoo Date from 8:00 – 10:00am, Lawrence County Fairgrounds.
  • Project Books – Project books are a requirement for all 4-H projects and for exhibition at the county fair. Project books can be purchased in our office, however we would suggest sending a quick email or calling our email to check our inventory before making the trip to our office. We do our best to keep project books in stock, but they are moving fast!

4-H Camp Dates are set, dates and scholarship application can be found at 4-H Camp | Lawrence ( Deadline to apply for camp scholarships is April 15th!

It’s a busy time in the 4-H office, we will provide news and updates as we have them! So, please check back here regularly, download the 4-H Now App and search Lawrence 4-H, follow us on facebook, check your email and our website – whatever combination works best for you!

Lawrence County 4-H News, February 2024

Hello! It’s time for your February 2024 4-H News:

  • Lawrence County 4-H Online enrollment remains open for just a little over one month! Deadline to enroll is March 15th for all new and returning members and volunteers who wish to participate in the Junior Fair this year. To enroll, please visit Returning members, if you need help remembering your login information, please contact our office… do not create a new profile!
  • Lawrence County Meet & Greet, Set Up for Project Success is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Extension Office. During this time, club volunteers are welcome to set up a table to be available for new club members to enroll, for a club meeting, etc. It is our hope you would use this time to help 4-H members be successful with their 4-H projects. Our office will remain open so project books can be purchased, questions can be answered about project requirements, and teens will be around to share helpful hints! Club participation is not required, and youth are welcome to stop by, even if their club isn’t hosting a table, and participate. New members still looking for a club or needing help enrolling are welcome, too!
  • Quality Assurance Trainings Youth needing to take Quality Assurance Training have a few different options this year to view options please visit: Lawrence County Quality Assurance Dates
    • Please note: Some club-based Quality Assurance Trainings will be available – please check in with your club advisor to determine the best option for you! Quality Assurance (QA) is mandatory for all livestock exhibitors and must be complete by May 1!
  • As part of the changes made in the 2024 Livestock Rules, Breeding Leases are now allowable as long as they follow the rules set in the Junior Fair Rules and a Breeding Lease Form is complete by May 1st. To find the 2024 Lawrence County Junior Fair Rules and forms such as the Breeding Lease Form, please visit: Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (
  • Planning for Summer Camp yet? 4-H Camp will be here before you know it. Camp dates & scholarship form can be found here: 4-H Camp | Lawrence (
  • 4-H Senior Scholarship Deadline is fast approaching! Seniors complete the scholarship applications found here: Lawrence County 4-H Program | Lawrence ( Due March 15th!
  • 4-H Volunteers, please remember, volunteer training must be completed by March 15th! Volunteer Training options can be found here: 2024 Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer Training Options | Lawrence County 4-H (
    • Organizational Club Leader reminder: Club Calendar, Constitution and By-Laws, and Financial Forms found in your Club Packet, along with anything else specific to your club is due March 15th!