Market Lamb Tagging

Market lamb tagging will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00am to Noon at the Hartford Fairgrounds. Tagging will take place at the Sheriff Office located on the east side of the racetrack. Up to six lambs may be tagged at this time. The fee is $3 per animal. Please enter through Gate C and continue straight. Turn right at the driveway that runs between the FFA Building and Junior Fair Board Office and proceed in front of the hog barn until you reach the Sheriff Office. Once done, please continue around to the farthest drive and then exit out Gate B.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many things happening on the fairgrounds on Saturday, May 6th. Please follow the process listed above to ensure that you are in the correct area of the fairgrounds for market lamb tagging. Those attending rabbit tattooing and poultry banding will also be entering Gate C, but will immediately turn right to go to tattooing/banding which is taking place behind the grandstands. Please avoid the area around Grubb Arena, the Hondros Beef Barn, and B. Carr Pavilion as there is a large vendor fair taking place in that area.

4-H Camp Ohio Online Store!

4-H Camp Ohio now has an ONLINE STORE! You can get items shipped directly to you!

Please use the link below to browse the current Online Store options. These items are an *ONLINE EXCLUSIVE ONLY.

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  • The Store is run and operated by Ares Sportswear.
  • The Store is open for 14 days. Place your orders before the Store closes on 05/09/2023 at midnight.
  • Orders will ship directly to you approximately 15 business days AFTER the Store’s close date. Please do not order items to be shipped to 4-H Camp Ohio.
  • Back-ordered items may be exchanged for a comparable item if original item is not available when store closes. If an item cannot be replaced, it will be cancelled and refunded, and purchaser notified directly.
  • Another Store will open late May for late June/early July delivery and we will continue to open Stores periodically throughout the year so that you can purchase Camp Merch all year round!

*Short sleeved T-shirts and Trucker Caps will be available in-store at 4-H Camp Ohio over the Summer.

May Rabbit Tattooing and Poultry Banding

The May Rabbit Tattooing and Poultry Banding will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This will take place behind the grandstands. Please enter Gate C, then turn right at the first driveway. There will be a rabbit line and a poultry line. Exit will be through Gate B. This will be a drive-through style process as has been done over the last few years. The fee is $1/animal.

Members with the following projects are required to have their rabbits tattooed and poultry banded on this day:

  • ALL Breeding Poultry
  • Market Turkeys
  • Senior Breeding Rabbits

PLEASE NOTE: There are many things happening on the fairgrounds on Saturday, May 6th. Please follow the process listed above to ensure that you are in the correct area of the fairgrounds for tattooing/banding. Those attending market lamb tagging will also be entering Gate C, but will continue straight in order to head to the front of the Sheriff Office where tagging is taking place. Please avoid the area around Grubb Arena, the Hondros Beef Barn, and B. Carr Pavilion as there is a large vendor fair taking place in that area.

Quality Assurance Training at Utica High School

Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2023 in order to be eligible to show in 2023. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2023.

Our next county-wide program will take place on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 6:30pm at Utica High School.


  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2023. We will have a new process this year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.


Cloverbud Day Camp Registration Still Available

Cloverbud Day Camp is OUT OF THIS WORLD! We’re excited to host a space themed camp this year with fun activities and snacks! Cloverbud Day Camp will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 4-H Camp Ohio. Our timeline for drop off and pick up are still being finalized, but expect the day to run approximately from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Registration will be completed online just like last year. You will have the option to pay by credit card after completing the registration, or by mailing/dropping off a check or cash to the Extension Office. You will also be directed to complete the camp health history form online after you complete the registration portion. Please ensure that you have time to complete each step by the deadline of May 12, 2023. All three portions (registration | payment | health history) must be completed by the deadline in order for your child to attend Cloverbud Day Camp.

Cloverbud Day Camp is open to both enrolled and non-enrolled youth. We are happy to invite youth who will be age/grade eligible to be Cloverbuds next year (enrolling in Kindergarten this fall) up through their final year of Cloverbuds.

Things to note…

  • Registration for Cloverbud Day Camp is now available! You will be able to find the registration link on the Camp Opportunities Page under the Cloverbud Day Camp heading or visit
  • Once you complete the registration, if you select to pay by credit card, you should be automatically directed to the NelNet payment portal. The information from the registration should automatically fill into the payment portal. PLEASE NOTE: If you billing address for your credit card is different than the address you entered for the registration, please be sure to update the address before submitting your payment.
  • If you select to pay by check/cash, that payment is due within one week after you have submitted the registration. If we do not receive your payment in that time frame, we reserve the right to cancel your registration to allow another member to register in the case that camp fills to capacity.
  • Once you’ve completed the registration, you should automatically receive an email within a few minutes of submission. If you do not, please check your junk/spam folder as often these emails can be flagged as spam by your email server. If you cannot find it there, please reach out to Adrienne at as it is likely you incorrectly input your email address.
  • The link to complete the Health History Form will be in the email you receive at the completion of the registration. Again, if you do not automatically receive your email and it is not in you junk/spam folder, please contact Adrienne.
  • Details about drop off, pick up, things to pack, etc. will be emailed out to the email used in the registration form about one week before camp.

We know that many of you are anxiously waiting for registration for 4-H Summer Camp. Please know that those details and registration info will be available soon.

4-H Space Adventure Camp

Don’t miss your chance to blast-off at 4-H Space Adventure Camp! There’s room for just a few more campers currently in grade 5, 6, or 7. Camp is at Marietta College from June 13-15. Participants live on campus and explore the world of flight with the help of college faculty and trained 4-H camp counselors. It’s three fun-filled days of rockets, computer simulations, hot air balloons, and more. The camp fee is just $260 which includes housing, meals and materials. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, visit or contact Travis West, Camp Director,


Tractor Supply Company Spring Paper Clover Campaign

It’s time for the Tractor Supply Company (TSC) Spring Paper Clover Campaign! The campaign will run April 26 – May 7. Make donations at any of the four Licking County TSC Stores. 80% of the funds raised at each store will stay in that county’s program to support 4-H leadership and scholarship opportunities.

Heath: 2035 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH 43056

Johnstown: 659 W Coshocton St., Johnstown, OH 43031

Newark: 315 Deo Dr., Newark, OH 43055

Pataskala: 11309 Broad St SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Bred and Raised Rabbit Registration Forms Due

If you are planning to enter the Bred and Raised Market Rabbit classes at the Hartford Fair, you must submit your Bred and Raised Rabbit Registration Form by May 7, 2023 to the office at the Hartford Fairgrounds (14028 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Croton OH 43013). Please follow all instructions listed on the form and submit all required photos with your registration.

4-H Urban Immersion Project

Ohio 4-H is looking for 4-H’ers ages 15-18 to apply for the 4-H Urban Immersion Project. This trip to Washington D.C. is all about cross-cultural learning, teamwork and service during this four-day trip. Apply soon for the Sept. 21-24 trip and get details at Want to know more, first hand from someone who attended in the past? Our very own Lily Swearingen (second from the left) has attended, and would be more than happy to answer your questions! Reach out to Lisa to get connected (