Save the dates for Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Trainings! 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.
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.
Are you interested in learning how to make maple syrup? Then you are in luck! The Patriot Kids 4-H Club will be facilitating a Maple Syrup SPIN Club! SPIN club stands for SPecial INterest club and only meets for a short time to focus on a single topic. The Maple Syrup SPIN Club will teach you all you need to get started making your own syrup.
Participants will learn how to:
Test for Sugar Content
Make Maple Syrup!
The first meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the Warner Sugar Shack located at 1616 Loudon St., Granville, OH 43023.
Must be a Licking County 4-H member to participate.
Come join Ohio 4-H for Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day on Saturday April 1, 2023. All 4-H members ages 13-18 are welcome to attend this event. There will be activities and speakers to help them take their next step toward success.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in activities such as:
Social media and networking
Dealing with comfort zones
and much more!
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 9:30am to 4:00pm
WHERE: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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