2024 Spring Shooting Sports Workshop

4-H Shooting Sports Spring 2024 Instructor Workshop

  • Spring Workshop 2024 is open to both adults (must be an approved 4-H Advisor) and Junior Leaders
  • Date: April 5-7, 2024
  • Register Here or go to http://go.osu.edu/2024SpringSSWorkshop
  • Cost: $110.00
  • Check-in: Friday, April 5, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 PM with programming starting at 8:15 PM
  • Dismissal: Sunday, April 7, 2024 around 11:00 AM. Full-time participation is required for certification.
  • Registration deadline is March 14, 2024 at midnight
    • Payment can be made online with a Credit/Debit Card (the preferred method) or by mailing a check. Space is not confirmed until payment is received. Checks must be received by registration deadline.
    • Please be sure to complete the Health form survey that will be sent to you upon the completion of the registration survey.
  • Directions to Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp
  • Location Map Link to Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp
  • This workshop will offer the following Disciplines: Basic Archery, Coordinator, Pistol, Living History, Rifle, Shotgun, Living History, Hunting & Wildlife. These do not require previous trainings. Advanced Disciplines – Muzzleloader, Archery Advanced, Rifle Marksmanship, Shotgun Advanced, Crossbow, Pistol Advanced, Steel Rifle/Pistol SASP, & Western Heritage    
  • Junior Leader Application is included in workshop registration a limited number of half price scholarships are avaiable for this workshop. Scholarships will be applied to the first 20 Junior Leader registrations. Scholarships are made possible through a grant from ODRN – Division of Wildlife.
    • Reminder: Please upload letters of recommendation.

Raffle Baskets, Sponsors, and Help Needed for Farmers Share Breakfast

The Licking County Farm Bureau will hold their annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 7:30-10:00am at CTEC in Newark. All of the donations, sponsorships, and proceeds from the day will go to benefit the Licking County 4-H Summer Camp by helping to offset the cost for all campers and counselors attending camp this summer. There are several ways that YOU can help to make this event a success:

  • Donate a raffle basket – we are in need of several baskets for the raffle. Consider donating a basket as a club, group, or business.
  • Become a sponsor – sponsorships are still available!
  • Volunteer to help – many hands make light work! Help is needed to set up, run the event, and tear down after. How can you help?
  • Come eat breakfast – please join us for made-to-order omelets and all the breakfast fixings! Cost to attend is by donation. There will also be vendors available, the basket raffle, farm displays, and a 50/50 drawing.
  • Spread the word – please share this event widely. We hope for a large turnout to raise funds for camp.

If you are able to be a sponsor, provide a basket, or are willing to volunteer, please contact the Licking County Farm Bureau at licking@ofbf.org or 740-452-2356.

Save the Date: Buckeye Young Shepherd’s Expo

What are you doing April 28? Travel to Columbus for this year’s Buckeye Young Shepherd’s Expo! Exciting, hands-on sessions around a variety of sheep and lamb topics. Complete your Quality Assurance requirements, learn more about shearing, and work on building skills to benefit your flock or 4-H project. Plus, visit with old friends and make new ones! Registration details coming soon.

4-H Camp Ohio Open House

Are you a former camper? First year camper? Looking for a camp facility for your group? Well, 4-H Camp Ohio’s OPEN SEASON is the event for you!

Camp would like to welcome the 4-H Camp Ohio community, both old and new, to visit on Sunday April 21, 2024 anytime from 10:00am-4:00pm.

No registration required. BYO picnic lunch or purchase a light lunch in the Dining Hall. A selection of activities will be on offer for your enjoyment.

Ohio State Fair Updates

If you are planning to exhibit livestock or participate in the dog shows at the Ohio State Fair, please review the information below to ensure you are aware of changes and updates for the 2024 Ohio State Fair.


  • Exhibitors MUST be enrolled in the project they want to exhibit at the state fair, even if the county doesn’t offer it at fair (i.e., swine breeding).
  • All Junior Exhibitors must enter their projects online, details available on the OSF website.
    • No late market or breeding (new 2024) entries

Ownership deadlines changed:


  • Market beef – January 1
  • Market swine – May 23
  • Market lambs – May 23
  • Market goats – May 1
  • Dairy feeders – June 1
  • Market rabbits – June 1
  • Market poultry – within 5 days of hatch


  • Breeding Beef – May 22
  • Breeding Swine – May 22
  • Breeding Sheep – May 22
  • Breeding Goats – May 16
  • Breeding Poultry – May 31
  • Breeding rabbits – May 31
  • Dairy Cattle – May 22

BEEF Department

  • All cattle must arrive with 840 EID in place
    • 15-digit number starting with 840
    • Breeding can use tattoo as SECONDARY ID
  • BVD testing required for all cattle
    • exception of Commercial Cattle
    • One test good for lifetime
    • Crossbred breeding heifers will be required to submit a DNA packet with 840 EID tag information, reach out to Andi Hershey for packets (a.hershey@expo.ohio.gov )
    • Due Date: Postmarked by June 1st

DOG Department

  • Show starts, June 17th

SWINE Department:

  • The Jr Swine Show requires ALL hogs to have:
    • 840 tag
    • Premise ID
  • To exhibit breeding swine, must be enrolled in the project at the county level

HELP NEEDED: Winter Run Challenge to Benefit Licking County 4-H Program

The 2024 Timbuk Winter Run Challenge will be returning to Timbuk Farms in Granville, Ohio on Sunday, February 18, 2024. This year they will again have the start and finish at Timbuk Farms with a looped course on challenging local roads (some paved and some gravel) and through the beautiful Christmas tree farm. Participants should expect to be challenged by some hills throughout the course and chilly Ohio winter weather. Warm up afterward with your fellow participants in the greenhouse with a cup of soup and hot chocolate.

There are three distances to choose from:

  • 22 kilometers (two full loops) – 13.67 miles
  • 11 kilometers (one full loop) – 6.83 miles
  • 5K – 3.11 miles

RACE START TIMES: The START of the 22K and 11K distances will be together at 1:00 PM. The 5K starts 15 minutes later, with a start time of 1:15 PM.

All donations and a portion of each registration fee will go to benefit the Licking County 4-H Youth Development Program!

If you would like to participate, please visit the website at: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Granville/WinterRunCRRC

Many volunteers are needed to help make this event happen and the organizers of the race would love to have a strong 4-H presence to not only help with the race, but to promote the 4-H Program to participants. Please consider how you can help and sign up here: https://runsignup.com/timbuk/volunteer


Family Activities at 4-H Camp Ohio

Wishing you could visit 4-H Camp Ohio or come to camp but you aren’t age eligible to attend Summer Camp? Want to be able to help out with activities at camp? 4-H Camp Ohio will host a series of events in 2024 that may interest you! Check out the dates and events below, and be sure to follow 4-H Camp Ohio on Facebook and Instagram and check out their website at 4hcampohio.org for more information.