Are you looking for a warm place to practice Dairy judging before the Spring Dairy Expo contest? Come to the 2023 Ohio 4-H Dairy Judging Clinic on Saturday, March 11, 2023. The event will take place from 10:00am through 1:00pm at the OSU Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210).
9:45-10:00am: Sign in
10:00- 10:30am: Parts of the cow and team reasons games with Buckeye Bessy
10:30- 11:00am: Hands on live cow comparison and team reasons
11:00 -12:00am: 2 Live Jersey cow classes with questions and discussion
12:00 -1:00pm: Try your hand – reasons practice for those that would like to give a set of reasons
PLEASE Note: There will be no Registration fee for this clinic but there will also be no lunch. Please plan to eat before or after the clinic on your own this year. There is a parking fee to park in the Animal Science parking lot, please be sure you find the parking meter at the northwest corner of the lot and enter through the back door on the northwest side of the building.
How would you like to participate in a judging contest and gain judging experience from your phone? The contest began on Thursday via Facebook. Each week a class will be posted on the Ohio State – 4-H Animal Sciences Facebook page with a link to fill out your information and placing selections. It is open to participants of all ages and states. The species will include cattle, swine, sheep, and goats.
The rules are simple:
It is 100% FREE
Participate each week before results are posted
The contest is open to all ages
Results will be posted at the beginning of each week
The contest will run for 6 weeks
Division champions will be selected and are divided as follows:
The 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, get updates about 4-H, meet/connect with new people, and celebrate our volunteers and teens. The conference includes break out sessions for both teens and adult volunteers, as well as a luncheon, trade show, and silent auction. You can find a list of sessions, registration form, vendor application, and silent auction donation form HERE. Cost to attend is $40 per person.
Please return the registration form along with payment to the Licking County Extension Office by February 9, 2023 so that we can get you registered. Check should be made payable to: Licking County 4-H Committee.
The Licking County Farm Bureau will host their annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 8:00-10:00am at CTEC in Newark. The proceeds from this event will support campers attending Licking County 4-H’s Summer Residential Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio in June.
The Licking County Farm Bureau will be partnering with Utica Tractor 4-H Club and Simmons Farm Toys to host a Farm Toy Display Contest at the Farmer’s Share Breakfast! Sign up today and start working on your 1/64 Display! Sign up for the Farm Toy Display Contest by visiting: https://forms.gle/RH19d8GiFiCNe7So9
Volunteers are also needed throughout the morning to make this event happen. There are many different jobs available and different time frames needed so find a time/job that works for you and sign up today! Sign up to volunteer by visiting: https://signup.com/go/XDcrQDm
Save the date! We are happy to bring back the Club Officer Training Workshop and New Family Orientation in 2023! This event is a great opportunity for members who will be serving in an officer role to learn more about their officer role and gain hands-on experience and helpful resources so they will be better prepared to serve as an officer in 2023. Members who maybe aren’t serving in an officer role yet, but would like to learn more are also encouraged to participate!
We will also have a session for New Family Orientation to help new families learn more about what 4-H has to offer and to have their questions answered.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Granville High School (248 New Burg St, Granville)
No registration is necessary
Prizes offered to the 4-H clubs with greatest number of members in attendance!
If you are interested in becoming a Licking County 4-H advisor for 2023, you can find the application HERE. Completed applications are due to the Licking County Extension Office by February 1, 2023. Applications can also be emailed to Lisa McCutcheon at email@example.com. If you are interested in starting a new club, please turn your advisor application in as soon as possible so we can get that process started as well.
The eighth annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be March 24th at the Shisler Event Center in Wooster. Over the years hundreds of women from across Ohio have attended. This year’s program will feature 15 break-out sessions in 4 tracks presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance, Plants & Animals, Home & Family and Special Interest. Farm and Dairy editor-in-chief, Rebecca Miller will deliver this year’s keynote presentation, Clinging to context in a noisy world: don’t lose sight of your “why.”
New this year is a Youth Symposium opportunity for high school and college students to present their research, SEA, capstone, thesis, or other study projects. To submit your proposal, visit: http://go.osu.edu/EOWIATeenPresenter.
All members taking sheep and goat projects are encouraged to participate in three Zoom webinars during the month of February that focus on sheep and goat well-being. These Zoom sessions are free to attend and will feature a variety experts. Click HERE for more information and Zoom login information.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 – 6:00-7:30pm: Sheep and Goat Nutrition
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – 6:00-7:30pm: Sheep and Goat Health
Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 6:00-7:30pm: Sheep and Goat Handling and Welfare
The 2023 Licking County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship is due March 1, 2023. Please return completed application to LCCA, c/o OSU Extension – Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055. Please review application for all guidelines and requirements.