Fall Horse Banquet

The Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council will host their annual Fall Banquet on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Horse project members and advisors are encouraged to attend.

When: 3:00-5:00pm

Where: Licking Heights South – 6623 Summit Rd, Pataskala, OH 43062


  • Refreshments
  • Club Introductions
  • State Fair & 4-H Year Recognition
  • Beeson Award
  • Scholarship Awards

Please RSVP to Laura Tyler: cmteamlt@gmail.com or 614.619.2900


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 at our office through September 19th.

Paper tickets can also be found (while supplies last) at various locations around the county:

  • Granville Milling (Granville, Johnstown, and Pataskala locations)
  • Hanby Farms in Nashport
  • H.W. Martin & Sons in Hebron
  • Utica Feed & Hardware in Utica
  • Legend Farm & Food Supply in Vanatta
  • Farm Credit Services in Utica

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



Are you a 4-H’er interested in health? Do you see yourself potentially working in health one day? Nutritionist? Therapist? Nurse? Athletic Trainer? Geneticist?

What: Health University (HealthU) is a weekend camp in October focused on Healthy Living for high schoolers in Ohio 4-H. Join us at 4-H Camp Ohio for a weekend as we explore four of the 9 Dimensions of Wellness and explore health-related careers. We will be exploring the following four tracks of wellness:

  • Physical wellness allows a person to engage in activities of daily living without experiencing undue fatigue or exhaustion. The physical dimension of wellness is supported through health behaviors, which include exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, and getting adequate sleep each night.
  • Emotional wellness involves recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings. Adequate rest is required for wellness in this dimension. If an individual’s mental function is hindered by stress and lack of sleep, they may struggle with accurately assessing a situation which then triggers negative emotional responses and disrupts emotional wellness.
  • Social wellness requires the ability to trust and respect other people and leads to the creation of supportive partnerships and friendships. Being socially well allows one to develop and maintain intimacy, and to have empathy and respect for others.
  • Creative wellness allows a person to appreciate and/or participate in a diverse range of arts or cultural experiences, and to value and cherish the surrounding world. Freely expressing thoughts and emotions through dance, song, drawing, painting, or writing are some of the ways to engage in creative wellness.

Who: Any current 4-H’ers in grades 9 thru 12.

When: Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

Where: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St Louisville, OH 43071

Cost: $50 per youth

Deadline: Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents (will go live mid-September)

Contact: Justin Bower, bower.183@osu.edu, with questions.

Stock the Trailer

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!


Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio

Family Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio will be held September 3-5, 2022. Family camp provides a dynamic, economical end-of-summer family vacation with lots of opportunities for bonding, education, and adventure.

Cost: $90 for ages 13+, $55 for ages 4-12, ages 3 and under are free!

The prices includes two nights of lodging, programming, and all meals.

Visit www.4hcampohio.org/family-camp to register. The deadline to register is August 13th.



Livestock Project Skillathons at the Hartford Fair

All members are encouraged to participate in the Livestock Project Skillathons at the Hartford Fair. Members do NOT have to be entered in a species to participate in the skillathon for that species; all are welcome! Be sure to check the schedule HERE to ensure you know when and where each skillathon will take place as there have been some changes from previous years.


4-H Project Judging Results

We’re happy to provide you with judging results, and explain a little bit about the next step…

Results of Foods and Special Interest Project judging are posted online as follows:

WHAT’S NEXT? We want to recognize YOU!

If your member is listed on the results pages as having been recognized with a Superior, Honorable Mention or Ohio State Fair selection, you need to mark your calendar for the 2022 Licking County 4-H Style Revue and Recognition Event, which will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Reese Center Auditorium on the Newark Campus of The Ohio State University.

The Licking County 4-H Style Revue and Recognition Event will begin with a Style Revue, which allows our CLOTHING project members to model their project work and complete the final stage of their project awards selection, and it is at that time that those youth receiving Superior awards will be announced. A brief intermission will take place just prior to the recognition portion of our evening program, which is described below…

As we begin recognition, we will call forward on to the stage all SPECIAL INTEREST project members who have received a Superior, Honorable Mention, or have been selected to represent Licking County during Ohio State Fair project judging. Each name included in the linked list will be recognized on stage and receive their respective ribbon or rosette. We will also announce the three youth chosen to receive Best of Show Awards for their Special Interest projects.

Following Special Interest Projects, FOODS project members receiving Superior, Honorable Mention, or selection to represent Licking County during Ohio State Fair project judging will be called to the stage to be recognized. It is at that time that we will also announce the Best of Show recipient among Foods project members, those members being selected for Best Display in the Junior and Senior Divisions, and name the Budding Star award recipients (beginner level members showing great promise for their work).

Following Foods Projects, it’s them time to recognize our CLOTHING project members! We will call back to the stage those members receiving Honorable Mention and Ohio State Fair selection, as well as those youth receiving special awards such as Junior or Senior Construction Awards, Wool Award (best garment constructed with wool), and Budding Star Awards (beginner level members showing great promise for their work).

It’s wonderful night of recognition, and you won’t want to miss it! Please come…



If you are a member noted as being selected to move on to the Ohio State Fair for project judging award opportunities, please know that packets with all the information and materials you need are being placed in the mail from our office on Thursday, July 14th. When you receive your packet, look through it carefully and reach out with any questions. Please know that you may also VIEW Ohio State Fair information and materials (like those included in your packet) online at any time by following this link: https://ohio4h.org/nonlivestockguidebook. This will allow you to see dates, times, locations, etc.  (Clothing members will receive their packets at the conclusion of the Style Revue awards announcement.)

If you find that you are unable to participate in the designated Ohio State Fair judging event for which you have been selected, please contact Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu) or Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) at the Extension Office right away – as there is likely an alternate that we can contact to offer them the position to attend…

Congratulations to all our members who participated in interview judging!

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Style Revue and Recognition Event next Thursday!

Project Judging Sign Up

Licking County 4-H Project Judging will take place on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at CTEC (150 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055). All still projects (clothing, food, and special interest) will be judged on this day. Members must register for a judging appointment by Friday, July 8, 2022. You will need to complete a survey for each project that needs judged.

Before completing the registration, please review the list of which projects are being judged by each judge. You will need to know which judge will be judging your project before you complete the registration. You can view the list by Project Number or by Project Name. Once you know which judge number you will need for each project being judged, please complete the the registration by visiting: http://go.osu.edu/licking4hjudging. Once you have completed the registration, you will immediately receive an email with a summary of your response. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder as that is where automatic responses often end up.

If you find that you need to change your judging appointment or you will no longer be attending judging, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu so that we can open that appointment up for another member.

If when you go to register, all of the appointments for the judge you need are full, please reach out to Adrienne so we can add more judging appointments.

We look forward to seeing you at project judging!