There will be a free class on the basics of goat health, nutrition and disease on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Franklin County Extension Office. Please see details below or follow this link.
Youth taking livestock projects to the Hartford Fair are required to attend one Quality Assurance (QA) training each year and all members who are taking a horse project for the first time are required to attend one Horse Safety & Ethics (HS&E) training in 2019. The list of guidelines for who is required to take a QA or HS&E and scheduled training dates can be found here. All QA and HS&E trainings must be complete by June 1, 2019 to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair. A list of training dates for the county and other events can be found on the guidelines. Several state and other county QA trainings will also qualify, however, any training held after June 1 will not count toward Licking County 4-H and Hartford Fair eligibility.
The 2019 Licking County 4-H Goat Royalty applications are now available on our website. Applications are due to the address listed on the application by Wednesday, May 1, 2019 with the contest being held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Licking County Extension Office.
The 2019 Fair Skillathon & Interview Judging Schedule is now available on the website. There have been some changes to some of the project areas, so please be sure to check your project’s time and location carefully. All members are encouraged to participate in the skilllathons at the fair. It’s a great way to show off what you know!
An updated list of general preventive health recommendations for those animals that will be shown at the Hartford Fair is now available on our website. If you plan to exhibit animals at the Hartford Fair, please review the document here.
The 2019 Dairy Foods Contest will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Licking County Aging Program’s Heritage Hall. The contest is open to all 4-H members.
The 2019 4-H/FFA Dairy Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00am at the Hupp Dairy Farm in Croton. During this event, the Licking County 4-H Junior and Senior Dairy Judging Teams will be selected to compete in the 2019 State Dairy Judging Contest. Youth ages 8 and in third grade through 18 (as of 1/1/19) are encouraged to participate.
There will also be a Dairy & Dairy Feeder Quality Assurance training the same day at noon in the Babcock Building on the Hartford Fairgrounds.
The application for the 2019 Canine King/Queen and Puppy Prince/Princess is now available. Applications are due by Friday, June 7, 2019 to the address listed on the application.
Lisa McCutcheon has been recognized by The Ohio State University Extension for her outstanding contribution to the Extension 4-H Youth Development program area.
Lisa received the Excellence in 4-H Award on January 24, 2019 during the Ohio State University Extension Annual Conference.
This award honors superior accomplishments by an Extension Educator in developing dynamic, innovative, broad-based 4-H educational programs. The award, funded through the Charles W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Fund, is dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professionals who serve as examples in setting standards of excellence in ten major areas of the County 4-H program.
The entry form for the 2019 Cloverbud Pledge event, Demonstration Contests, and Health & Safety Speaking Contests is now available. Entry forms are due the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, May 31, 2019.