2019 Licking County 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Application

The application is now available for those who wish to apply to be a Licking County 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador. Applications are due by May 4, 2019 to the address listed on the application. Interviews will be held at the Licking County Extension Office on Friday, May 10, 2019. More information and the application can be found here.

Horsebowl Teams Forming Now!

There will be an introductory meeting and evaluation of teams on February 5th at 6:00pm at the OSU Extension Office at 771 E. Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055.  Practices will be held every Tuesday from that point on until the competition.

Horsebowl is a state-wide competition over horse-related questions. The all-day contest will take place on March 30th on The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus. More information can be found here on the state 4-H website.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining please email Lisa Kuhn at lakuhn2010@gmail.com

2019 Licking County 4-H Camp Opportunities

Save the date! Licking County 4-H will be offering three camping opportunities this summer. Find the informational brochure here. Keep an eye out for more information and registration materials to become available later in the year.

Mini Camp – May 10-11, 2019

A one-night camp open to our first and second year members who want to get a taste of camp before they sign up for the full camp. Must be a Licking County 4-H Member ages 8-13 as of 1/1/19.

Summer Camp – June 13-17, 2019

Five days of fun and excitement! Our camp counselors have already started the planning process and it’s bound to be another fabulous year! Open to all youth (open to youth not enrolled in 4-H) ages 8-16 as of 1/1/19.

Cloverbud Day Camp – June 15, 2019

This one day camp is open to all youth who are entering kindergarten in the fall through second grade.

2019 Ohio State Fair Rabbit Quiz Bowl Contest Information Meeting

A meeting will be held for the 2019 Ohio State Fair Rabbit Quiz Bowl Contest on Thursday January 31st at 6:00pm at the Licking County Extension Office. This is a wonderful opportunity for all 4-H members who participate in any of the rabbit projects. Each county in Ohio can have up to four teams participate (2 Junior teams / 2 Senior teams), with each team consisting of three to five members. At this informational meeting, we will be discussing the rules, what is expected of the participants, and the materials used in this contest. More information can be found here.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2019 Steer/Heifer Weigh-in Update

Market Steer / Heifer Weigh-In will be held, as scheduled, on Saturday, January 19th at the Hartford Fairgrounds. HOWEVER, weigh-in will get underway at 8:00 a.m. (rather than 9:00 a.m.) in hopes of getting through the calves more quickly, and having everyone headed home prior to the bulk of the snow arriving. While we realize that the snow is scheduled to begin around 8:00 a.m. (by current forecasts), the likelihood of ice accumulations in the morning have been greatly downgraded.

Should the storm system change drastically prior to 7:00 a.m. in the morning, making it necessary to postpone the weigh-in, announcement will be made on the Hartford Fair Facebook page, Hartford Fair website calendar, and the Licking County 4-H Program Facebook page. These media options have been chosen due to the fact that the announcement can be posted quickly and reach many people… Keep in mind that if it were to become necessary to postpone, weigh-in would be held on Saturday, January 26th. Realizing that this conflicts with some exhibitors participating in an OCA BEST show, we would make arrangements to weigh those BEST steers at a designated alternative date/time. We hope that this won’t be needed…

Again, we’re moving ahead with plans for tomorrow, but will start an hour earlier…

Be safe and travel carefully as you are out an about this weekend!

Licking County Horse Resources

We just updated a lot of information regarding dates, forms and general information about 4-H horse projects and shows. Please be sure to check our our Horse Information & Resources page for the most up-to-date information. Not everything has been updated, so if there is not an active link, please be patient and check back at a later date as we update the website as we have the information to do so. You can also check out our What’s New page to see what has been added recently.