Pullorum Testing Classes

The Ohio Poultry Association (official state agency, NPIP) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture are combining efforts to organize Pullorum-Fowl Typhoid plate agglutination tester training classes. Whether your certification is due to expire or you have expressed interest in becoming a newly certified Pullorum tester, we are inviting you to participate in the training program.
You must be 18 years of age to become a certified tester.
There is a charge of $50 per student to offset program costs. There is an additional $5 fee for first time participants. Your certification is valid for 5 years. If your certification is due to expire in 2019, you will need to attend this training to maintain certification. If this is your first time being certified, you will physically test a bird.
Each person needs to please bring a lawn chair to class as chairs may not be provided.
Information on times and locations of classes as well as registration materials can be found here.

Ohio Chevoit Breeders Starter Flock Award

The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award. The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio. The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award. The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or tabithasregcheviots@yahoo.com.


Lake County Open Market Lamb Show

Saturday, June 8, 2019

  • 8:30 – 10:30 Registration includes weigh in.
  • 10:30 – 11:45 Complementary Showmanship/Nutrition Clinic by Taylor Banbury & Derek Adam

Lake County Fairgrounds, 4-H Livestock Barn, Mentor Ave., Painesville OH

Open to ages 5 to 21 years old.

Market Registration is $20 per head

Registration Form

Showmanship starts immediately following Clinics, immediately followed by Market Classes.

Email Contact:  Dick Ingalls  – dick@ingallsequipment.com

4-H Camp Ohio Wish List

4-H Camp Ohio is in need of supplies for the upcoming season. If your club or family would be interested in donating any of the following items, helping to sponsor an item/project or would be interested in doing community service on site at camp, please contact 4-H Camp Ohio at: 740.745.2194

Buckeye Leadership Camp

Develop Your Leadership Skills!

Registration deadline is July 8, 2019

Who: Rising 9th-12th grade students

What: The BUCKEYE LEADERSHIP CAMP gives students opportunities to develop leadership skills through informative sessions, small-group activities and engagement with campus and community leaders. Students will gain exposure to subject matter that will help them identify their strengths, develop a plan to make a positive impact on their schools, teams, communities or elsewhere. Students will learn how they can be a leader as they prepare for their college experience and beyond. The camp is led by Ohio State Newark faculty, staff and students.

Where: The Ohio State University at Newark, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.

When: July 15-17, 2019, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Cost: $50 per student, due at time of registration (some need-based scholarships may be available).

More information can be found here.

OSU Newark Summer Enrichment Program

Be a Buckeye for a Week!

Registration deadline is June 10, 2019.

Who: Rising 5th-8th grade boys & girls

What: The enrichment program is led by Ohio State Newark faculty and students. The program provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of academic disciplines while performing laboratory experiments, small group activities or assignments in the campus’s state-of-the-art facilities with Ohio State Newark’s world-renowned professors. Students will gain exposure to subject matter that will allow for the development of ideas, opinions, critical thinking skills, knowledge and understanding as they prepare for middle school, high school and their college experience.

Where: The Ohio State University at Newark campus, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.

When: June 17-21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Please arrive five minutes early. Friday will be a short day with camp ending with a closing ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Parents or guardians are invited to join us for this ceremony where each student will be recognized with a certificate of completion.

Why enroll? The summer enrichment program is tailored for students who want to explore a variety of academic areas in a fun and relaxed environment while learning more about what college will be like. Including this program on a future college application is sure to impress the admissions committee!

Cost: $250 per student due at time of registration (some need-based scholarships available).

More information can be found here.

Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs Start This Week!

The first of several Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics training opportunities will begin this week. If your youth are planning to enroll in a livestock project or a horse project, please make plans to attend one of these sessions. A full list of guidelines and dates can be found here.

Members enrolled in the following projects MUST attend a Quality Assurance Training prior to June 1, 2019 to be eligible to show at the Hartford and Ohio State Fairs.

BEEF: Market Steer, Market Heifer, Beef Breeding, Beef Feeder Calf, Dairy Market Steers, Steer Pool

DAIRY: Dairy Cows, Dairy Heifers

GOATS: Angora Goats, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats, Market Goats, Pack Goats

POULTRY: Meat Poultry, Breeding Poultry, Fancy Poultry

RABBITS: Breeding Rabbits, Market Rabbits (encouraged for Pet Rabbit Projects)

SHEEP: Market Lamb, Breeding Sheep

SWINE: Market Hog


Members taking an EQUINE project for the first time in 2019 must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Training. A parent is required to attend with the member.


Licking County 4-H/FFA Sessions will be held as follows…

March 13th (Wednesday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)

April 9th (Tuesday) – Northridge High School (6:30 p.m.)

April 25th (Thursday) – Johnstown High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 6th (Monday) – Utica High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 11th (Saturday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)

May 23rd (Thursday) – Licking Valley High School (6:30 p.m.)


Additional Licking County Opportunities…

April (TBA) (Saturday) – Rabbit & Poultry QA – Location TBA – (following Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show)


Other Approved Activities and Training Programs…

Knox County Quality Assurance Training Programs (Contact #740.397.0401 for program details) March 7 (East Knox H.S.) / April 4 (Centerburg H.S.) / April 15 (Fredericktown H.S.) / May 9 (Mt. Vernon H.S.) / May 16 (Danville H.S.) – all programs take place 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Delaware County Quality Assurance Training Program (Contact #740.833.2030 for program details) April 11 (6:30 p.m. Big Walnut H.S.) / April 14 – Rabbit Focus (2p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 5 – Poultry Focus (2 p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 8 (6:30p.m. Buckeye Valley H. S.) / June 1 – Sheep & Goat Focus (10 a.m. Pig /Lamb Barn Delaware Fairgrounds)

*Please Note: Delaware is also offering session on June 8 – this one does NOT meet Hartford QA deadline of June 1st.


Ohio Beef Expo – Beef Quality Assurance Training – March 15 (Friday) – Ohio Expo Center

Showring Excellence Seminar – April 13 (Saturday 9am – 4pm) – Hartford Fairgrounds


2019 4hOnline Enrollment

If you haven’t done so already, it is time to enroll your children for 2019! Enrollments are due April 1st! For those who were enrolled last year and who are remaining with the same club, your family should receive a bright green postcard that has your login information along with a few helpful hints and reminders. The website to login is www.4honline.com. Below are some helpful reminds as well as some situations you may fall into and what to do if you are in that situation.

Logging In:

Please take the time NOW to log into the system to make sure you can do so. Please do not wait until the last minute to log in because if you have an issue or don’t remember your password, it will take time to fix. DO NOT CREATE A SECOND FAMILY PROFILE. Anyone who has been enrolled in 4-H at any point from 2014 to present should already have a profile in the system.

If you remember your password from last year: Log in using your email address and then enroll each child who is participating for this year.

If you forgot your password: Use the “I Forgot My Password” option to have a temporary password sent to your email address which will allow you to log in and then set a new password. You can then enroll your children.

If you forgot your password and you no longer have access to the email address you used last year: Please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu with the name(s) of your child(ren) and the new email you wish to use and she will change the email address in the system. You will then follow the “I Forgot My Password” option to set a new password.

Joining a Club:

If you’re remaining in the same club as last year: Last year’s club(s) will automatically be in each child’s enrollment.

You’re switching clubs: When you enroll each child, please delete the current club listed and add the new club in the participation section of the enrollment process.

You’re joining a second/third club: Add each additional club under the participation section in each child’s enrollment.

If your children have been enrolled in Licking County 4-H in the past, but were not enrolled last year, your children are likely “archived” in the system. Please contact Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu so that she can reactivate them so that you can enroll them for 2019.

Adding Projects:

Last year’s projects will automatically populate in each child’s enrollment. If your child is taking the same project again this year (i.e. 139 Market Hog), you can leave the project there. If you have a project listed that you took last year but are not taking this year, please delete the project. When adding projects, be sure to click the “Add Project” button after you select each project from the drop down menu.

Moving Out of Licking County or Into Licking County:

If you are moving out of Licking County into a different county program: Please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu with your children’s names and which county you are moving to and she can move your profile to that county.

If you are moving into Licking County from another county program: Please contact your current county’s office and ask them to move your profile to Licking County.

Submitting Enrollments:

Please do not submit your child’s enrollment until you are certain it is complete. It will change the status to “pending”. Once the enrollment has been reviewed at our county office, it will either be approved or sent back to you. If it is approved, the status will change to “active”. If it is sent back to you, an email as to why it was sent back (i.e. no projects are listed) will be sent to you so that you can fix the enrollment and resubmit it.

Once an enrollment is submitted and approved, you will no longer be able to add/delete clubs. Any of those changes must be done through our office. You can, however, add/delete projects up until the April 1st deadline. After that, all project changes must be done through our office. No changes will be made after April 30th.

Help Sheets:

Help sheets as well as a video can be found on our How to Join 4-H page.