Licking County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Licking County Farm Bureau board of trustees has designated funds to assist with the next generation of youth pursuing careers that support the agricultural industry. Applicants must reside locally to Licking County and be members of the Licking County Farm Bureau, or have parents who are members. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2022. Review the guidelines and submit your application by visiting the Licking County Farm Bureau Scholarship page.



2022 Plowboy Prom

The Collegiate 4-H Club at the Columbus Campus would like to invite you to attend the 2022 Plowboy Prom! Plowboy Prom will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 6:00-10:00pm at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the Ohio State University Campus in Columbus. Admission is $5 and will include games, dancing, and other activites.

LAST CHANCE: Market Turkey Pool Order Due!

The order form for the 2022 Hartford Fair Junior Market Turkey Pool is now available here. Forms with payment must be mailed or delivered to the Licking County Extension Office by 4:00pm on Friday, March 4, 2022. ALL meat turkey projects will come from the Hartford Fair meat turkey pool. If you intend to show meat turkeys at the fair in 2022, you must submit an order by the deadline to be eligible. Please read through all the details on the order form.


Help Celebrate Earth Day!

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is looking for passionate 4-H students to use their skills and talents to spread a message of education, service, and stewardship this Earth Day.  ODNR is seeking proposals for student-led programs to take place at participating Ohio State Parks. Programs will be open to the public.

“We are impressed by the passion for conservation we see in Ohio’s 4-H students,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “We would love for these students to take that passion and find out-of-the-box ways to engage their community, to improve our natural world, and have a little fun while doing it.”

The chosen programs will be offered to the public, free of charge, at Ohio State Parks between Friday, April 22 and Sunday, April 24.  Examples of desirable programming include, but are not limited to invasive species removal, Earth Day art projects, sustainable fashion, and campfire cooking.

For a list of participating parks and to apply click here. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2022. Contact Alyssa Yaple with any questions about project proposals. Winning proposals will receive recognition at ODNR’s Natural Resources Park at the 2022 Ohio State Fair.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with caring adults.  The program is committed to helping young people develop skills that will help them succeed.  Read more about it here.

The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft provides exceptional outdoor recreation and boating opportunities by balancing outstanding customer service, education, and conservation of Ohio’s 75 state parks and waterways.

The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

2022 Ohio State Fair

We are happy to report that the Ohio State Fair is planning to return to a FULL fair in 2022! Here are a few updates that have been shared to date!
1. Because the Juneteenth holiday falls on the original deadline, OSF has changed the deadline for livestock entries to June 21 (instead of June 20th)
2. Please note that the dog show is much earlier than in the past (~2 weeks before fair opens)
3. The Junior Swine Show requires market hogs to have an 840 tag and a premise ID
Once updated:
– Skillathon information will be found at:
– Livestock Judging Contest information will be found at:

Ohio 4-H Horse Hippology/Judging/Horse Bowl Clinic

Did you know that the State 4-H Hipplogy, Horse Bowl and Judging Clinic is open to all ages? Youth, adults, and volunteers are all welcome to sign up and participate! This is a great event to attend and then take back lots of exciting new ideas to your club. The schedule and registration link for this year’s Hippology, Horse Judging, & Horse Bowl clinic are now available at here!

2022 State 4-H Horse Poster Contest

For youth currently enrolled in a 4-H or FFA horse project. The purpose of the Horse Poster Contest is to visually demonstrate 4-H and FFA equine project knowledge and to exhibit the diversity of 4-H and FFA equine projects. Posters will be judged and displayed in the Gilligan Complex from Monday, July 18th through Wednesday, July 20th. Posters may be picked up at the Ohio State Fair 4-H Horse Show office beginning the afternoon of Wednesday, July 20th– Friday, July 22nd.

Registration and poster must be postmarked by February 26th, 2022. Late entries will not be accepted. Both registration and poster must be sent to the address provided on the official registration form. The poster may also be submitted in person at the Communications Contest or Hippology/Horse Bowl/Judging Clinic on Saturday February 26th, 2022 during the contest or clinic check-ins.

If you’re interested in competing in the State 4-H Horse Poster Contest, please be sure to complete your registration form and stop by the Extension Office (or email it to to have it signed.

You can find the registration form here.


REMINDER: 2022 Cattlemen’s Royalty and Scholarship Applications Due

2022 Licking County Cattlemen’s Association Queen and Princess of Beef Contest:

2022 Licking County Cattlemen’s Association College Scholarship: