Inspired by Science Photo Contest

Science is a part of everything we do – from the food we eat, our health and the plants that surround us. It’s so ingrained in our everyday lives that we often don’t think about how science improves our daily activities.

That’s why we’re asking you to think about how science has inspired you. Do you use nutritional science to create amazing meals for your family? Does 3-D printing or technology make your life easier? How about using chemistry to create slime? Show us what science has inspired you to do!

Submit your answer and an original photo for the chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science January 10-13, 2019.  All entries must be submitted by November 2, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET, limit one entry per person per day. Entrants must be between the ages of 14-18, so don’t forget to get your parent’s help and permission before entering!

Hurry! You only have until 11:59 PM ET on November 2, 2018, to submit your entry!

REMINDER: Achievement Forms are Due!

Achievement forms are due to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:30pm. All of the forms you will need can be found on the Member Resources page on the website. You will need to have your forms signed by you 4-H advisor, so please allow time to connect with your advisor before they are due. If you have questions, please call our office at 740.670.5315.

We’re Hiring!

Know someone who who would enjoy working in the OSU Extension Office in Licking County? We’ve got an opening! Position closes October 14…

The position description and application can be found here.

Licking County 4-H CARTEENS

The Licking County 4-H CARTEENS program is a traffic safety program for first-time juvenile traffic offenders. In partnership with the Licking County Probate Court-Juvenile Division and local law enforcement, a monthly two-hour traffic safety education program is facilitated by 4-H teen members. The CARTEENS introduce guest speakers, lead group-learning activities focused on traffic safety and provide overall coordination of the session. A Juvenile Court representative and officer from the Heath Police Department provide materials resources and serve as guest speakers.

If you would like to help educate your peers about traffic safety, improve your public speaking and presentation skills and want a great way to help your community, consider becoming a 4-H CARTEENS facilitator. Teens who are at least 15 years old and can commit to volunteering for three hours each month are welcome to learn more about becoming apart of CARTEENS. For more information, contact Adrienne Anderson at 740-670-5315 or by email at:


Ohio Military Kids (OMK)

It is finally fall! With that being said, the Ohio Military Kids 2018 season is coming to an end. However, we are already planning for the 2019 event season. Ohio Military Kids is a partnership with Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development and Family Readiness with Ohio National Guard. With this amazing partnership, Ohio Military Kids puts on several events throughout the state of Ohio. These events range from one day events, to overnights, to weekend camps, and even weeklong residential camps. These events are open to youth of military families, and they do not have to be a member of 4-H to participate. 4-H members and adults have the opportunity to volunteer for OMK events, including as camp counselors in the summer!

The mission of Ohio Military Kids is to support the youth of military families throughout the deployment cycle. Ohio 4-H is an essential supporter of the Ohio Military Kids Program and its mission. Ohio 4-H works hand-in-hand with Ohio National Guard to deliver fun and supportive programs to military families. With military youth in every county in Ohio, the partnership of 4-H to promote OMK opportunities to your military friends and neighbors in all 88 counties is appreciated!

Please check out our website at for more information!

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 Information

Attention Rabbit Owners:
As you may be aware, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first case of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 (RHD2) in the U.S. in Medina County, Ohio on September 19, 2018. Authorities are investigating domestic and wild populations in the area.
Whether or not your area is impacted, rabbit owners can benefit from implementing bio-security measures on farm and at home to prevent inadvertent transmission of any illness that could impact the well-being of pets and livestock.

More information can be found here: Rabbit RHD notice OCT 2018

Dog Handling Clinic

The Clermont County Kennel Club invites 4-H dog handlers to a handling clinic and behind the scenes show tour at their Weekend in Wilmington, October 19-20. See the flyer below for information.