We have several events that have had to be postponed or moved to a later date. We are continuing to update forms and resources as we have new information. Please continue to check the What’s New page of our website to see the most recent things added and updated to the website. Please see the list of events/forms that have been updated to reflect new dates/times:
Updated dates: Licking County Horse ID Form – ID papers with photo ID are due by May 15, 2020 – Licking County members only. For Knox & Delaware Exhibitors showing horses at the Hartford Fair, please use the form found here.
Licking County 4-H Advisor, Alisha Tilley, is heading up an effort to collect supplies to take down to the people of Middle Tennessee who were affected by the tornado that tore through the region on March 3rd. She is looking for supplies to help the people, pets, and livestock that have been affected. Please review the list of supplies she is collecting as well as the drop off dates, locations, and times where you can drop off your donations. She will pack her jeep up with all of the donations and deliver them to the Wilson County Disaster Animal Response Team in Lebanon, TN. Please share this information widely.
The first of six Licking County Quality Assurance Trainings and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Ohio State Newark Campus in Founders Hall starting at 6:30pm.
All youth planning to exhibit livestock at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020 must complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2020. Any youth not meeting this requirement will be ineligible to exhibit livestock this year. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Hartford Fair Quality Assurance Guidelines.
Any youth who is enrolled in a horse project for the first time is required to attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Program in order to show at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020. They must complete a Horse Safety & Ethics Program by June 1, 2020. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend with the member. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Horse Safety & Ethics Program Guidelines.
Any youth or advisors needing their photo taken for the Hartford Fair photo IDs may do so between 5:30-6:30pm.
Members who need to have their photo taken:
All new exhibitors and ALL advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have their photo taken in 2020)
All 2020 exhibitors with last names beginning with N thru Z (even years).
THE FARMERS SHARE BREAKFAST HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MAY 16, 2020
The Licking County Farm Bureau will hold its annual Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at CTEC in Newark. Last year, between the sponsorships and the donations the day of the breakfast, this event raised enough money to help fund camp scholarships for campers who had financial need as well as provide a $30 discount for every camper who attended the Licking County 4-H Summer Camp. We are hoping to raise enough money to do something similar (or better!) this year. Please spread the word and come enjoy a delicious breakfast for a donation. There will also be a 1/64th scale farm display contest. Any Licking County Farm Bureau member or their children are eligible to enter.
THE DAIRY JUDGING CONTEST AND QA HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
March 14, 2020 – 10:00am
Shipley Dairy Farm: 9309 Reynolds Rd., Utica
All youth ages 8 (and in the 3rd grade or at least 9 years of age) through 18 (as of 01/01/20) are invited to participate in the 2020 Licking County Dairy Judging Contest. Awards will be presented in both a junior and senior youth division (to include FFA members and 4-H members). During this event, the Licking County 4-H Junior and Senior Dairy Judging Teams will be chosen to compete in the 2020 State Dairy Judging Contest.
Youth who attend the Dairy Judging Contest at 10:00am will be provided lunch after the contest, compliments of the Licking County Dairy Directors.
A dairy cattle specific Quality Assurance Training will be held at 1:30pm.
The Licking County 4-H Lamb Royalty Applications are due on Monday, March 16, 2020. They must be received to the Licking County Extension Office at 771 E. Main St., Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055 by the deadline. Information along with the application can be found here.
The Columbus Chapter of OSU Collegiate 4-H is hosting their annual Plowboy Prom on Saturday, March 14th at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Doors open at 6:00pm and the cost is $5. There will be food, games and dancing!
Submit a photo of your favorite 4-H’er at a 4-H activity for chance to win a $25 Gift Card. One lucky 4-H club will also win a $100 gift card! The image does not have to involve a horse – it can be at a meeting, clinic, training, or volunteering. Please include a caption with the 4-H club name and state. Click the link to enter: http://bit.ly/3a9gM8u