Lawrence County 4-H News, June 2024

Hello!

We apologize for the delay in this newsletter, Rachael was away at 4-H Camp with our Lawrence County campers last week. But, we definitely have lots of information to share with you as the Lawrence County Junior Fair is only a little over 3 weeks from now!

  • Lawrence County Fair Royalty Contest application deadline is June 14th. Applications can be turned in at our office for your convenience. You can find applications at Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (osu.edu)
  • Market Rabbit Tattooing is scheduled for June 15th from 8:00 – 10:00am. All rabbit exhibitors must bring your rabbits to tattooing on Saturday to the Lawrence County Fairgrounds for official ID.
  • Breeding Forms due June 15th. All members planning to exhibit a breeding animal, breeding forms must be submitted by June 15th. To find your form, visit: Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (osu.edu)
    • Fancy Poultry exhibitors: We would like to provide some clarification – A male/female pair will count as 1 entry. However, a pair is not required to participate.
  • Fancy Poultry Pollorum Testing available Friday, June 21st from 9:30 – 10:30am at Randolph Stables, 764 County Road 31, Chesapeake. Cost is $10 per bird.
  • Project Judging Requirements – can be found in the Lawrence County 4-H Guidebook by visiting here: Lawrence County 4-H Guidebook
  • Food & Clothing Pre-Fair Judging is scheduled for June 25th at Mamre Church in Kitts Hill. There will be no make-up judging date this year. To reserve your interview slot, please register by June 15 by visiting: go.osu.edu/lawcoprefairjudging
  • 4-H Project Judging (Wednesday/Thursday of Fair interview sign ups are now available!
  • Ohio State Fair Livestock Entries due June 21: Livestock Competitions (ohiostatefair.com)
  • Club Advisor Fair Check-In will be Thursday, June 27th, our office will be open 8:00 – 4:30pm for pass pick up. During this time, club advisors will need to bring their club roster with verification of club meeting attendance and project book completion. As a reminder, all members must attend 5 meetings to receive their fair pass and be permitted to exhibit at the county & state fair by July 1.
  • Lawrence County Fair 4-H & FFA Information such as the schedule, rules, skillathon study guide, etc can be found at Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (osu.edu)
    • Additional new information release & important reminders includes:
      • The Finley Family will be sponsoring a pizza party for all 4-H & FFA youth on Thursday during the Fair from 11-2pm. During this time, the Lawrence County Senior Fairboard is providing a free ride time for the 4-H and FFA youth from 11:30 – 1:30pm. Volunteers will receive meal and ride tickets at the pass pick up day to distribute to members.
      • Livestock Skillathon is required again this year, members will participate during their scheduled club time on Saturday of the Fair. Schedule will be released by June 27th.
        • Just Added: Pop-Up Skillathon at the Extension Office, 8:30 – 4:00pm, June 27th for those that would like to get it done before the Fair.
        • Reminder, your project book will be checked for points & you will participate in an interview as part of skillathon.
      • The Barn Meeting is back and scheduled for 10am at the 4-H Shelter and 6:00pm at the Large Animal Barn on Saturday, July 6th. During the 6pm meeting there will be an exhibitor dinner for all 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors. All exhibitors are expected to attend a barn meeting. A few things to note as you start preparing your fair supplies, animal pens must be clean and presentable at all times, barn inspections will happen twice a day. If you are not staying on the grounds, please develop a schedule ahead of time to work with your fellow club members.
      • Chicken exhibitors – it has been recommended you find cardboard or old yard signs to place into the bottom of your pen, then place bedding on top of it, to keep your chickens from cutting their legs. Please note, these will also need to be cleaned and replaced as needed.
    • Club Beautification and Contest Participation registration can be found at: https://go.osu.edu/lawcofairclubparticipation
      • Club Beautification spot selection will be available on a first come, first serve basis during 4-H Club Fair Check In on June 27. After that, clubs will check in upon arrival at the fair on Saturday to select their spot.
      • For more information on the specifications of these projects, please check out the guidebook: Lawrence County 4-H Guidebook
    • Cloverbud Interview and Parade: Tuesday, July 9th starting at 1:00pm at the Large Animal Barn. This year we encourage Cloverbuds to come dressed as their favorite animal. For the interview bring any project they’ve worked on throughout the year or anything to do with their favorite animals!

 

 

Lawrence County 4-H Newsletter, May 2024

Market Chicken Pick-Up

Exhibitors who purchased market chickens for Lawrence County Fair exhibition need to plan to pick up their chickens tomorrow, May 23rd between 1:00 – 4:30pm. Our office will begin calling 30 minutes prior to the chicks arrival. All market chickens must be picked up by 4:30pm.

Breeding Forms

Looking for the Beef Feeder/Beef Breeding, Sheep Breeding, Fancy Poultry, Breeding Rabbit & Specialty Goat forms, please visit https://lawrence.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/lawrence-county-fairDeadline to register your animal is June 15th.

Skill-A-Thon

The study guide for this years Skill-A-Thon is now available! Please visit for the study guide information: https://lawrence.osu.edu/sites/lawrence/files/imce/skillathon%202024%20study%20guide.pdf

Skillathon is mandatory again this year and will take place during the Fair.

4-H Meeting Requirement Reminder

We have been starting to get lots of questions regarding club meetings. Please remember, each member must attend 5 4-H Club Meetings prior to July 1 to be eligible to participate in the Junior Fair. County/State-wide Clinics, Quality Assurance, and other events do not count as a club meeting; unless a club advisor holds a meeting in conjunction with the event.

Market Rabbit Tattooing

June 15th, 8:00 – 10:00am, all Market Rabbit Exhibitors must bring their market rabbits to tattooing at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. Please see the Lawrence County Fair Rules for guidelines on rabbit number allowances, etc.

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Updates

  • Teen Camp, June 21 – June 24th: Registration can be found at: go.osu.edu/teencamp. Registration closes on June 4.
  • Cloverbud Overnight, June 28 – June 29th: Registration can be found at: go.osu.edu/canterscloverbudcamp. Registration will close on June 12.

4-H Life Skills Project Judging

  • Food & Clothing Judging will be June 25th at Mamre Church Fellowship Building, beginning at 4:00pm. We will release interview sign ups soon!
  • Also, be on the look out for interview sign ups for all project judging scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at the Fair. The Fair schedule indicate project category judging dates can be found here: 2024 Lawrence County Fair Schedule 

Community Service Challenge Reminder

The Lawrence County 4-H Committee is sponsoring a “4-H Doing More In 2024″ Community Service Challenge! Clubs can submit one entry per community service event completed from November 1, 2023 to June 27th, 2024. Entries can be submitted at https://go.osu.edu/lawcodomorechallenge

Helpful Resources

 

 

Community Service Challenge, 4-H Camp, Fair, & more….

Its a busy time in Lawrence County 4-H, which calls for a 2nd April news update!

  • We have released 4-H Camp Registration for the Adams, Lawrence, Pike 4-H Camp, June 3rd – 6th. Registration can be found at: https://go.osu.edu/alp4hcampDeadline to apply is May 15th! Please be watching Specialty Camps | Canter’s Cave (osu.edu) for Cloverbud, Teen Camp, and other registrations to open!
  • Our Lawrence County Junior Fair, 4-H & FFA, schedule has been released! It can be found at Lawrence County Fair | Lawrence (osu.edu)
    • As a part of the schedule, we implement many Cloverbud Events and this year the Cloverbud Parade will be “Dress as Your Favorite Animal”!                     
  • The Lawrence County 4-H Committee is sponsoring a “4-H Doing More In 2024″ Community Service Challenge! Clubs can submit one entry per community service event completed from November 1, 2023 to June 27th, 2024. Entries can be submitted at https://go.osu.edu/lawcodomorechallenge
  • Quick reminder, Lawrence County Lamb, Goat, and Hog Tag In is scheduled for this Saturday, April 27th from 8:00 – 10:00am at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.
    This is the same day as the Proctorville/Rome Clean Up Day so we will be using the midway entrance and exit through the Fairland end. Do not use the barn entrance! Please follow instructions once you are on the grounds. Reminder, all animals must be on the grounds between 8:00 – 10:00 am to be tagged for the Lawrence County Fair
    Another reminder, exhibitors will be required to submit pictures of their livestock with Fair Tag ID present. There will be stations set up day of tag in to help with this process, but you can also complete on your own by following the instructions at https://go.osu.edu/lawcotagid This must be completed by April 30th.

 

 

Lawrence County 4-H News, April 2024

Hello! It’s an exciting, busy time in Lawrence County 4-H and it’s time for your April update.

  • Cloverbud Discovery Days start today, Monday, April 8 at 6:00pm at the Extension Office. It will continue through this month:
    • Tuesday, April 16th
    • Wednesday, April 24th
    • Thursday, May 2nd

To register, please visit https://go.osu.edu/lawcodiscoverydays

  • Quality Assurance Test-Out Opportunity, Tuesday, April 9th, 3:00 – 5:00pm. Livestock members, 12 and older, who have at least one year of Livestock Exhibition experience can test out of Quality Assurance. Come take the test during open office hours 3:00 – 5:00pm. Members can take the 12-14 year old test or the 15-18 year old test, based on their 4-H age. Once members take and pass the 12-14 year old test, they are not required to take Quality Assurance again until age 15. Once at least 15 years old, members can take the test, and with a passing score will not be required to take Quality Assurance again. If this date, does not work for you – please contact our office for an appointment.
  • Registration for Spring Fling, April 27-28, is now available at go.osu.edu/CantersSpringFling 🍀
    Campers in grades 3-6 will enjoy a fun, one-night stay at camp jam packed with all sorts of fun activities! Don’t miss it! Register by April 15th! Campers should print health forms and bring them with them the day of camp. For more information visit: https://4hcanterscave.osu.edu/…/specialty…/spring-fling
  • April 15th is also the deadline for Lawrence County Camp Scholarships for Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, to apply please visit 4-H Camp | Lawrence (osu.edu)
  • Horse Exhibitors: May 1st is an important date for you to mark on your calendar! By May 1st, horse exhibitors must complete their Equistep Training and their Horse ID form. Forms and Online Training link can be found here:
    • 2024 Horse ID Form 
    • 2024 Equistep Training
      • If you would prefer to receive your Equistep Training in person, we will be hosting an in-person Equistep Training on Monday, April 15th at 7:00pm at the Extension Office. During the in-person Equistep Training, we will also be giving each family a copy of the Ohio 4-H Uniform Horse Rules, information regarding PAS shows, and upcoming county/state horse opportunities. If you are unable to make this in-person option, we will be mailing packets on the Tuesday following to all horse members, however members will be responsible to complete the online Equistep by May 1.
  • Livestock Exhibitors: May 1 is also an important date for you, too! All livestock exhibitors are required to complete Quality Assurance by May 1st. Club Advisors trained as Assistant Instructors must submit your attendance sheets by May 1. Other upcoming important dates for Livestock members include:
    • Lamb, Goat and Hog Tag In: April 27th, 8:00 – 10:00 am at the Fairgrounds
      • Please note, we will not be housing animals at the fair based on your arrival time to tag in. It will be randomized using a numerical system, with an effort to group family and club members together.
    • Rabbit Tattooing: June 15th, 8:00 – 10:00am at the Fairgrounds
  • 4-H Project Books: Most project books are in-stock and ready for pick up at the Extension Office. Cost for most are $8 but prices do vary based on the project book. All members enrolled in a 4-H project are required to complete their 4-H project book to be eligible for project judging/exhibition. Please contact our office before stopping by, so we can confirm your order is ready for pick up.

 

 

 

Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer Training Option

Lawrence County 4-H Volunteers, each of you should have received the following information in your email – but just in case you missed it:

The much anticipated 2024 Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer Training Recorded option is now available. Volunteers must complete each step in the order below by March 15th!

Please allow for 1 hour to complete each of the following requirements.  So, to complete this option:

1.) Volunteers must register and watch the entire recorded zoom at: https://go.osu.edu/2024lawcotrainingrecording Please note your registration and view time is recorded.

2.) Volunteers must complete the volunteer training survey found at: https://go.osu.edu/2024lawcotrainingsurvey. You must have the passcode provided during the recorded training to access the survey.

3.) Volunteers must also complete the online 2024 Ohio 4-H Youth Activities and Programs Policy Training found at: https://go.osu.edu/YAP, Once you complete, Ohio 4-H sends us an email of your certification, so if prompted, please be sure to check the box to have certificate emailed.

Again, each step must be complete by March 15th to be approved for the 2024 year! If you have any questions or have trouble accessing, please let us know.

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 (osu.edu)

  • 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 oh.4honline.com 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 (osu.edu)  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 (osu.edu) 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 (osu.edu) 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 oh.4honline.com. 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 (osu.edu)
  • 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 (osu.edu)
  • 4-H Senior Scholarship Deadline is fast approaching! Seniors complete the scholarship applications found here: Lawrence County 4-H Program | Lawrence (osu.edu) 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 (osu.edu)
    • 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!

 

2024 Lawrence County 4-H Volunteer Training Options

Attention Lawrence County 4-H Volunteers:

Please see below for your 2024 Annual Volunteer Training Options

In-Person Annual Meeting, February 3rd: We are looking forward to volunteer training next weekend, February 3rd at Open Door School at 10:00am. We have an exciting agenda with our teen’s helping to present the meeting! We will be having pancakes & fruit. This is compliments of the Lawrence County 4-H Teen Leaders, as a thank you for your time and commitment to our youth; so we hope you can make it! Please register before Friday, February 1st as we will be shopping Friday during the work day. To register, visit: go.osu.edu/lawcovolunteertraining

This annual meeting will be the only in-person volunteer training option; and as a reminder volunteer training is required for ALL new and returning volunteers annually. We will be covering 2024 club expectations and updates, recognition, and will end with Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training and the Occassional Quality Cooks Training. QA Assistant Instructor Training is required ANNUALLY for any club to conduct Quality Assurance at their club meetings. This will be the only club volunteer training for QA. Also, during this time, we will be offering split sessions so another volunteer from your club can attend the Occassional Quality Cooks Training which is required to serve food at meetings, fundraise with food, etc.

We highly recommend at least one volunteer from each club attend the In-Person Meeting.

But, I’m sure some of you are wondering… what if we can’t?

In addition to setting up an appointment with Rachael for at least one volunteer from the club to receive your 4-H club packet for the year, here are your options:

On-Line Zoom Training, February 22nd, via Zoom at either 5:00pm or 7:00pm CANCELLED.

Volunteer Lunch & Learns, offered at noon on Wednesday’s starting February 14th thru March 13th.

Choosing this option, you must register and attend a minimum of two virtual lunch and learns, as well as complete the online Policy 1.50 Protecting Our Minors Training.

To register for the lunch and learns, visit go.osu.edu/4Hlunchnlearn

To register and recieve the online course materials for the Policy 1.50 Protecting Our Minors, please visit https://go.osu.edu/YAP and register, then you will receive two emails from Canvas and direct you to the required training.

Recorded ZOOM

After the February 22nd training, we will release a recorded zoom with an interactive survey with requirements on how you may complete on your own time.

Volunteer Training must be completed no later than March 15th for you to be an approved volunteer for the 2024 4-H year.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,

Rachael

Lawrence County 4-H News, January 2024

Hello! Wow, its 2024, I hope everyone is as ready to kickoff their 4-H club season as we are!

As we begin our new year, we have important information to share:

  1. 4-HOnline Enrollment: Enrollment for the new year is open! All new and returning volunteers and members must enroll by March 15th! To enroll, please visit: https://oh.4honline.com Returning families: do not create a new profile, use your current 4-Honline email to log-in, if you need help with this information – please contact our office. 4-Honline information, specifically e-mail, is how we share our information – so please make sure your email is up to date. Volunteers who are completing their BCI rescreening, it is very important you complete your yearly 4-Honline enrollment when you submit your BCI check so Ohio 4-H and OSU HR can connect it to your account. Failure to do so in a timely manner, results in more misplaced BCI screenings.
  2. Annual Volunteer Training: Late last week, an e-mail was sent inviting you to our in-person Volunteer Annual Meeting. This Annual Meeting will be our only in-person option for volunteers to catch up over breakfast, learn all the new and important information for the year, and see our Lawrence County Teen Leaders in action! Come ready to receive your Club Packets with your roster templates, constitution & by-laws, & financial requirements; along with yearly Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training and livestock updates, Protecting Our Minors Annual Training, and some great resources to use in your club meetings – join us on February 3rd at 10:00am at the Open Door School in Coal Grove! Please register at: https://go.osu.edu/lawcovolunteertraining  by February 1 to help us with a food count!
    • Reminder! Every volunteer must complete yearly training… if you can’t make it on the 3rd please join us on February 22nd, via Zoom at either 5:00pm or 7:00pm. Choosing this option, you must register to receive your zoom link:
    • Quality Assurance Assistant Instructor Training will ONLY be offered at the Volunteer Training on February 3rd and is required yearly! 
    • Please note, the originally planned February 15th online option has been cancelled, as I am going to be attending an Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Training!
    • Going to miss the in-person and live virtual zoom session options? A recorded version along with other requirements will be released after February 22nd! Deadline to complete Volunteer Training is March 15. 
  3. Volunteer Rescreening’s are due February 15th. Each volunteer needing to be rescreened for the 2023-2024 4-H Year should have received an email and a mailed letter giving you notice in November! The instructions on how to complete the BCI rescreening process can be found here: BCI Instructions Page and Request 2021 Final2.pdf (osu.edu). We will be sending reminder emails in the next few days!
  4. New Volunteers: Anyone interested in becoming a new volunteer or starting a new club for 2024; should visit:
  5. Lawrence County 4-H Senior Scholarships: Graduating 4-H Seniors, please visit: Lawrence County 4-H Program | Lawrence (osu.edu) to submit your 4-H Scholarship application! Scholarships are due March 15th. Please note, the Senior Scholarship Application will be used to select $25o.00 4-H Committee Scholarships and to select the $750.00 Ohio Valley Bank Scholarship!
  6. Quality Assurance: I know many of our livestock youth are eager to get their Quality Assurance trainings done for the year! If your club ops to have a 4-H volunteer trained as an Assistant Instructor, receiving QA through your club will remain an option this year. We will be offering a few other county-wide opportunities, details coming soon. We will also accept YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (yqcaprogram.org). Test-Out remains an option too! Quality Assurance for Lawrence County participants is due May 1 and is required for all Livestock exhibitors.

I believe this covers most of our important dates and information with deadlines coming soon! But I know many of you have club meetings starting soon, so I want to also share some resources you may find helpful:

Also, be sure to follow our facebook page @lawrence4h, our website lawrence.osu.edu, and our App through 4-HNow! for up-to-date information!

Lawrence County 4-H, November 2023

November 1 kicks off the new 4-H year and we are so excited! As always we have some updates to share with you:

  • 4-H Online Enrollment is open November 1st. Visit https://oh.4honline.com to enroll. New and returning members and volunteers must enroll each year by March 15th. Curious about what project to enroll in, check out this year’s family guide: Family Guide | Ohio 4-H Youth Development (ohio4h.org)
  • 4-H Volunteer Training Opportunity – Join us for a Regional 4-H Volunteer Training at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp on Saturday, November 11th. This training opportunity does count toward your required yearly training. Those planning to attend must register by November 3rd, registration can be found at https://go.osu.edu/volunteertraining23
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Fun Shoot: Are you a 4-H member, 9 years or older, as of January 1, 2024 and interested in the 700 level shooting sports projects? Join our 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors this Sunday, November 5th at 2:00pm for a Fun Shoot at 1049 State Route 217, Kitts Hill.
  • 4-H Teen Leader Applications Due: Last Call – any teen, 14 years or older, interested in joining the Lawrence County Teen Leaders, also known as the junior fairboard, must complete an application by November 1st. Applications can be found at  go.osu.edu/lawcojfb. Applicants should also plan to attend the November 9th meeting at the Extension Office at 4:30pm.
  • Market Beef Tag-In is set for December 16th from 10:00 – 11:30am at Pratt’s Farm.
  • Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Dates: Mark your calendars!!
    • Teen Winter Retreat, February 3rd – 4th
    • Spring Fling, 3rd – 6th Grade, April 27th & 28th
    • Open House, May 5th
    • Adams, Lawrence, Pike, 3rd – 8th grade 4-H Camp, June 3rd – 6th
      • Camp Counselors will be ages 14 and older, with applications due February 1st.
    • Teen Camp, June 21 – 24
    • Cloverbud Overnight, June 28 – 29