Family Fun Fair

Consider attending the upcoming Family Fun Fair at Heath Middle School on Saturday, March 2 from 11:00am to 2:oopm! So many great organizations will be on hand to discuss resources available to your family!

 

Ohio 4-H Adaptive Adventures Camp

Each summer, Ohio 4-H offers a camping experience for youth aged 8-adult who have unique needs that cannot be accommodated in a traditional camp setting. They typically have a small group of between 15-25 campers and their caregivers who spend the weekend doing all the normal camp things, modified for their needs. This year, Ohio 4-H Adaptive Adventures Camp will take plae at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio from June 14-16, 2024. Camper registration forms, along with some pictures and additional information about the event, are online: go.osu.edu/AdaptiveAdventures.

2024 Southeast Ohio Pheasants Forever Youth Event

Southeast Ohio Pheasants Forever will hold their 22nd Annual Educational Youth Event on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Johnstown Community Sportsman’s Club.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Johnstown Community Sportsman’s Club located at 7357 Sportsman Club Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031

Who: Youth of all ages!

Cost: FREE!

Events include conservation, habitat, firearm safety, tree stand safety, bird house building, duck decoy painting, wildlife calling demonstrations, fishing, taxidermy, veterinary station, flint knapping, leather crafts, DARE Program, litter recycling, boating safety, and many others!

2024 Forestry Wildlife Camp

Information for Forestry Wildlife Camp is now available!

  • The Forestry Wildlife Camp is open to campers in grades 7-11.
  • Registration for camp is due March 28, 2024.
  • Campers can enjoy wildlife education, fishing, hiking, tree climbing, outdoor survival, ODNR careers & college opportunities, learning about forestry and more!
  • Scholarships are limited and apply by following this link, by March 1, https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewVWQ5vl9bBvyS2

Apply for the Forestry and Wildlife Camp by putting this link in your browser today! http://go.osu.edu/24ForestryWLCamp

Tour Opportunity at aMAYSing Meats

Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes of a butcher shop? aMAYSing Meats in Johnstown is hosting an evening of tours on Thursday, March 28, 2024 that is open to 4-H members. Feel free to pop in between 5:30-8:00pm to see a tour of the facility.

1st Annual Cattlemen’s Ball

The Licking County Cattlemen’s Association wishes to invite you to their 1st Annual Cattlemen’s Ball! The ball will include their annual meeting, a steak dinner, and square dancing! You do NOT need to be a member of the Licking County Cattlemen’s Association in order to attend.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 5:00pm

Where: The Elks Lodge – 73 N 3rd St., Newark, OH 43055

Cost: $25 per person – purchase tickets by March 12, 2024: https://licking-county-cattlemens-association.ticketleap.com/1st-annual-cattlemens-ball/

 

Licking County 4-H Band Informational Meetings

Interesting in learning more about the Licking County 4-H Band? Be sure to attend one of their informational meetings… It’s almost time for practices to get underway!

Information Night | February 6th | 6:30-8:30pm | Wilson Middle School

Information Night | February 22nd | 6:30-8:00pm | Licking Heights High School

2024 Small Farm Conference

Ohio State Extension announced plans to host a Small Farm Conference in Senecaville, Ohio on April 6, 2024. The theme for this year’s Mid-Ohio Small Farm Conference is “Sowing Seeds for Success.”

Conference session topics are geared to beginning and small farm owners as well as to farms looking to diversify their operation. There will be five different conference tracks including: Horticulture and Produce Production, Business Management, Livestock, Natural Resources and new this year The Farm Kitchen.

Some conference topic highlights include: Raising Meat Rabbits, Making Goat Milk Soap, Timber Harvesting and Marketing, Basics of Growing PawPaw’s, Food Preservation Basics, Herb Vinegars, Organic Pest Management, Growing Produce with Hydroponics, Starting and Setting up a business, Solar and Wind Leasing.

Anyone interested in developing, growing or diversifying their small farm is invited to attend including market gardeners, farmers market vendors, and anyone interested in small farm living.

Attendees will have the opportunity to browse a trade show featuring the newest and most innovative ideas and services for their farming operation. The conference provides an opportunity to talk with the vendors and network with others.

The Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Mid – East Career Technical Center Buffalo Campus 57090 Vocational Road Senecaville, Ohio 43780

For conference and registration information call OSU Extension Morrow County 419-947-1070, or OSU Extension Knox County 740-397-0401. Please follow this link to register for the conference: https://go.osu.edu/2024osusmallfarmconference

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.