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: 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 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!


2022 Ohio 4-H’s Got Talent Show!

When: Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Lausche Youth Center, at the Ohio State Fair

Who: Current Approved 4-H’ers in Good Standing

Categories: Vocal, Instrumental, Dance, & Miscellaneous

Registration Link:

Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 17, 2022 by 11:59 pm

*The first 12 acts that apply and are confirmed with their county will participate


The rules and more detailed information are located at

Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show & Clinic

The Licking County 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Committee will host their annual Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic & Fun Show on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Hondros Family Beef Barn. Registration will take place from 8:30-9:30a.m. with a Showmanship Clinic starting at 9:00a.m. The Show will begin at 10:30a.m. Entry fee is $1.00 per animal and there is no limit on the number of animals you can enter. Please review the flyer HERE for more details and rules. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn more about showing their animals and to practice their showmanship skills.

Early Project Judging

Licking County 4-H Project Judging will take place on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (more details to come soon). If you will be unable to attend judging that day, please plan to attend Early Project Judging on Friday, June 24, 2022. Early Project Judging will take place by appointment at the Licking County Extension Office between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm. If you need to attend early judging, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your early judging appointment. We will need to know the name of the member being judged and what project(s) s/he will need judged.


REMINDER: 4-H Clothing Project Help Session

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board are offering a 4-H Clothing Project help session on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Licking County Extension Office. Drop in during those hours for help with your project. Not sure how to lay out your pattern and cut your fabric? Having trouble with your sewing machine? Don’t understand the instructions? We’re here to help!


Volunteers Needed at the Utica Ice Cream Festival

The Utica Ice Cream Festival is in great need of volunteers.

Volunteers are needed on Saturday (1-4:00 p.m. and 4-7:00 p.m.), Sunday (4-7:00 p.m.), and Monday (1-4:00 p.m. and 4-7:00 p.m.). If you, your family, or 4-H club families might be available, please reach out to Bill (740.973.0299). He will be more than happy to schedule you! These volunteers would be working in the main ice cream tent as cashier, stocking supplies, and/or grabbing ice cream from the coolers.

Dairy Feeder Weigh-In, Clinic, and Show

Dairy Feeder Calf weigh in will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9:00am to noon at the Hartford Fairgrounds at the west end of Grubb Arena. All dairy feeder calves must be weighed, tagged and vaccinated during this time. The fee is $10/animal and all animals must be dehorned/castrated prior to June 4th in order to be tagged.

A Clinic on grooming, calf care, and showmanship will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm. This session will be especially helpful to those who are new to raising and showing dairy feeder calves, but all are welcome. After the clinic, a show will be held starting at 1:30pm. See details below or download the flyer HERE. There is also a helpful tip sheet with reminders to help prepare for the show and things to remember during and after the show as well.

Food will be available from the Licking County 4-H Committee Concession Stand.

Market Lamb, Breeding Sheep, and Market Goat Show

The Licking County Sheep Improvement Association is hosting their 3rd Annual Show at the Hartford Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 4, 2022. In addition to the Market Lamb and Breeding Sheep classes, they are excited to include Market Goat classes this year. This is a great opportunity to practice showing your sheep and/or goats. See details below or download the flyer HERE. Food will be available from the Licking County 4-H Committee Concession Stand.

REMINDER: Dusty Riders Equine Safety and Show Ready Clinic

Learn valuable and practical safety techniques to keep the member and horse safe at home and during shows. Review brush maintenance, proper grooming, bathing, and more. Live demonstrations on clipping for ranch and pleasure projects, saddle fitting, saddling and stirrup adjustments for optimal riding, halter fitting for field and ring, and proper chain use.

Date: May 21, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 1:30pm

Location: 1187 Thornwood Dr., Heath, OH 43056


9:15 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Event A Link

Make sure to stop by our registration table to check in and get your Hoof beats bag and register for your door prizes! Registration opens at 9:15 a.m. and will go up until 9:58 a.m. We want to get started promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Giddy Up Stations

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Event B Link

Have fun learning and engaging with other 4-Hers, with 4 rotating stations designed to teach members and their family in an engaging and interactive way!

Station 1: “Munching Madness” – Learn about horse nutrition requirements, smell and touch grain and hay to what is okay to feed and what is not.

Station 2: “Looking HORSEome” – Identify grooming tools, learn how to make your horse sparkle and get learn how to clean your grooming tools.

Station 3: “Show-It-Off” – Get ready to show by learning what to take, get tips and tricks to showing on a budget. Find out how to time your show prep so you aren’t rushing and what members are required to wear.

Station 4: “Let’s Hoof It Outta Here”? – Learn about proper hoof care, identify common hoof trouble and how to treat it!

Safety Stations

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Event C Link

Get ready to participate in two exciting safety stations, designed to teach the member and their family how to keep themselves and their horse or pony safe!

Station 1: “Horse Space” – Work with a life sized cut out to determine what dangers zones are at the barn and show barn. Identify the meaning of red ribbons and learn horse to horse space. Finally learn how, where and what a safety knot is and why its vital to your horses safety.

Station 2: “Stall Knowledge 101” – Keep your horse from hurting itself or getting sick by learning key tips and tricks to ensure a stall is safe. Learn how to keep your horse cool in the heat at shows and the barn. Use a life-sized cut out to learn how to safely enter and exit stalls and truly understand the size of your equine!

Feed Time (Lunch)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Set down, take a break and enjoy some tasty pizza, chips and water, lemonade or tea.

“Horsing Around” Demonstrations

12:30 -1:30 p.m.

Gather round as you watch and learn from experts using live horses.

Demonstration 1: “Fitting This” Learn how to properly fit your horse and pony halter for the field and for the horse show. Understand when its appropriate to use the chain and how to use the chain safely and effectively. Watch and learn how to fit your horses Western and English bridles. Understand the importance of checking tack and blankets for saddles and learn how to adjust stirrups for an optimal ride and show.

Demonstration 2: “Brush – Clip – Bath – Repeat” Watch and learn how to make your horse sparkle. See how to properly care for your horses mane and tail for long luxurious locks! Get grooming tips that make a difference in the show ring to a judge. Get an example of what banding and braiding is. Clipping 101″: How and what to clip for Ranch and Western. Get tips and tricks to safely clip even the most reluctant horses, safely. Learn what equipment is needed and how to keep it good as new.

Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO

UPDATE: current 9th graders are now included – in addition to current 8th graders!

Are you heading into ninth or tenth grade in the fall? There’s still time to come find your spark at the inaugural Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO June 16-18. Spend three days on Ohio State’s Columbus campus for fun, learning and career exploration sessions you don’t want to miss!

Visit for more information! Registration is available until May 20 or until registration is full.