2022 4-H Golf Outing

The Licking County 4-H Committee will hold their annual golf outing on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Raccoon Valley Golf Club in Granville. Tee off will be at 11:30am and includes 18 holes with cart, beverages, and a steak dinner. You can view more information as well as the form to register HERE.

If you or someone you know would be interested in being a corporate ($500 and included a team registration) or hole sponsor ($50), those opportunities are available. The committee is also in search of door prize donations. Reach out to a 4-H Committee member or call the Licking County Extension Office at 740-670-5315.

There will also be a special raffle for a pair of OSU Football tickets to the OSU vs Rutgers game on October 1, 2022. Raffle tickets are $20 each and only 200 will be sold. You do not need to be present at the golf tournament to win, so reach out to a Licking County 4-H Committee member to purchase your raffle tickets today!

All proceeds benefit the Licking County 4-H Youth Development Program Awards and Scholarship Opportunities.

2022 Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth

This year’s Celebration of Youth is right around the corner, and we can guarantee that this is an event you won’t want to miss. For the second year in a row, the Ohio 4-H Foundation’s annual fundraising and fellowship event will be held at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. Come join us on Thursday, October 6 for an evening filled with great food, fun farm activities, and fundraising for Ohio 4-H! All adults over the age of 21 are invited to attend and our young alumni (age 21 to 30) are even eligible for our special BOGO ticket package. Tickets can be purchased at https://go.osu.edu/COY and questions can be directed to ohio4hfoundation@osu.edu.



2022 Farm Science Review

Farm Science Review is on the horizon and is set to celebrate 60 years as one of the nation’s largest outdoor farm shows, this Sept. 20 through 22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.

Farm Science Review is excited to announce a NEW mobile ticketing option for the 2022 show. Mobile ticketing will allow visitors to print tickets at home or save to a mobile device for entry. Presale ticket price of $10 will be available online and at participating sales locations until midnight Monday, September 19th. Tickets may still be purchased online during Farm Science Review for $15. Children 5 & under are free. Visitors may still purchase paper tickets with cash or credit card at the gates. The Licking County OSU Extension Office will also have a limited number of tickets that can be purchased through our office through September 19th.

Purchase tickets online by visiting go.osu.edu/fsrOSUELicking or scan the QR code below.


Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

It’s time to start thinking about recognition opportunities for our many 4-H Members! All are welcome, but we especially encourage those parents and Advisors who will have teens age 14 (as of 01/01/23) – and those teens – to attend… Let us explain the many options, share some resources, and then give you some great examples to get you started! Let us know if you’re planning to attend, as we want to have plenty of handouts for everyone!

What: Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

When: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Licking County Extension Office Conference Room – 771 East Main St., Newark, OH 43055

America’s Farmers Grow Communities From Bayer Fund

Local farmers could help support Licking County 4-H with $5,000… America’s Farmers Grow Communities sponsored by Bayer Fund is now open for enrollment! Thanks to farmers, we’ve been able to award more than $35 million to thousands of rural nonprofits, ag youth organizations and schools across the country for more than 10 years – and this year we are again doubling individual awards to $5,000. Now, more than ever, you have a chance to support the programs and institutions that keep farmers and their communities thriving. Enroll HERE.

Join Ohio 4-H Health HEROES!

Are you a 4-H teen interested in learning about healthy living? Consider becoming a part of 4-H Health HEROES! HEROES stands for Health Education Resources for Outreach, Engagement, and Service.

Teens who participate will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about a variety of healthy living topics
• Gain valuable leadership and communication skills
• Meet other 4-H youth from across Ohio who are invested in healthy living
• Leave a positive impact on your family, friends, and community
• Promote the 4th H!

Applications are due Sunday, September 11th by 11:59 pm. Any questions contact Justin Bower at bower.183@osu.eduor 614-247-1979.

For more information, expectations, and application, visit https://ohio4h.org/healthheroes

Stock the Trailer at the Hartford Fair

Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable foods to the Hartford Fair!!!

Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st have put out the challenge for local communities to help feed those in need while supporting junior fairs. The “Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer” campaign encourages community members to bring non-perishable food items to the fair where they will be collected and then donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

Bring your items to the Hartford Fair August 7th-13th and place them in the stock trailer located at the front of Grubb Arena or drop them off to the Junior Fair Board Office. All participating fairs will receive $500 to support their Junior Fair Board and Junior Fair Programming. The fairs that collect the most pounds of food will be awards $5,000 for 1st place, $3,500 for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place.

We have our eyes set on 1st place and need your help to get there! We know the Hartford Fair community is strong, and this campaign is a winning situation for all involved!


Volunteers Still Needed to Work the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fair

Volunteers are needed in the 4-H Center during the Hartford Fair. The 4-H Center is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm each day of the fair. Volunteer shifts are one hour and volunteers just need to keep an eye on the building and answer general questions from fair visitors. This is a great opportunity relax for an hour or two in the air conditioning while helping promote 4-H and support those clubs and members who are displaying their projects in the 4-H Center. 4-H members are encouraged to participate, but we do ask that an adult be present with the members while they work their shift.

To sign up for a 4-H Center shift, please visit go.osu.edu/Hartford4HCenter. If you have questions, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu.