2021 Hartford Fair Entry and Photo ID Information

Instructions for completing your 2021 Hartford Fair Junior Fair entries are now available along with information on who needs to have their photo taken for photo IDs and how to do so. Please review the document from the Hartford Fair found here for instructions.

ID Badge Pictures:
All ID Pictures will be taken at the Hartford Fair Office or Babcock Building between May 1st and June 18th.
Check the Hartford Fair website www.hartfordfair.com for dates and times available.

Exhibitor Picture ID’s:
Who needs to have a picture taken this year? All exhibitors with a last name beginning with A thru M. Those with last name beginning with N thru Z and did not have an exhibit last year will also need a picture ID.
Who does not need a new picture taken this year? If your last name begins with N thru Z and you received a 2020 ID Photo Badge. A new badge will be issued with the last photo on file.

Advisor Picture ID’s:
All new advisors will need to have a picture taken.
In order to stay on our 3‐year cycle anyone that did not have a picture take at the 2019 Advisor’s training or in the office last year will need to have one this year. Note: All advisor pictures will be taken again in 2022.

NOTE: If you are unsure please email browley@hartfordfair.com and we will tell you if you need a new picture.

Community Service Grants for ServeOhio Day

4-H Clubs looking for financial support for a service activity or event… ServeOhio may have a grant for you!

ServeOhio – along with partners American Electric Power Foundation and AmeriCorps – is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for ServeOhio Day on June 19, 2021. ServeOhio Day coincides with the summer solstice – the day with the longest period of daylight in the year – providing the most ample opportunity to volunteer annually. Grant awards will range between $500 to $2,000.

How can the funding be used?

The grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for supplies, materials and volunteer support.

Who is eligible to apply?

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Ready to apply?

For the application and instructions, visit the ServeOhio website. The application deadline is May 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Send S’more Kids to Camp

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is hosting a fundraiser to Send S’more Kids to Camp in support of the Ohio 4-H Camping facilities again this spring. Camp Ohio, along with eleven other 4-H camps throughout Ohio will be participating in this fundraiser. The fundraiser will begin on May 24th and run through June (or possibly later). There are several way s that you can be involved:

  • Make a Donation! Any amounts may be donated; however, donors will receive exclusive 4-H camp themed candles if they donate $150 or more as well as a camp songbook. We will share the donation link once it becomes available.
  • 4-H members can participate in the artwork contest! Winning artwork will be used on the various incentives for those who donate. For all guidelines and to submit your design, visit go.osu.edu/4Hart. All artwork is due by May 12, 2021.
  • Please spread the word! Once the fundraiser campaign has started, please share the information far and wide. 4-H Camp Ohio is special to so many and has impacted thousands of lives throughout it’s long history. Please share the information so we reach more people who may want to give a little back to camp.

OSU Emerging Adulthood Health Project

A professor from the Ohio State University is completing a study on health behaviors of youth in Ohio. She is looking for teens and young adults who are willing to participate in this online study. Participants can earn Amazon gift cards. Please note: minors must have parent/guardian permission to participate. Take the screener survey to see if you are eligible: http://www.go.osu.edu/EAHP

2021 Horse ID and Show Category Confirmation Forms Due April 27th

2021 Licking County 4-H Horse ID Forms as well as the Horse Show Category Confirmation Forms are both due on Tuesday April 27, 2021. Both forms should be submitted together along with the filing fee by either mailing them to: LC4-HHPC PO Box 87, Kirkersville, OH 43033 or you can deliver them in person to a representative of the Licking County 4-H Horse & Pony Council who will be in the conference room of the Licking County OSU Extension Office between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Please review the forms for all requirements before submitting.

LAST CHANCE: Project Change Deadline is April 30th

The deadline to make any project enrollment changes or fix any mistakes is Friday, April 30, 2021. After this deadline NO changes will be made to 4-H project enrollments for 2021. Please ensure that all of your projects are correct as what you are enrolled for is what you will be able to make entries for for both the Ohio State Fair and the Hartford Independent Fair. If you see any mistakes with your enrollment, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have it corrected. This is also a great time to make sure that all of your contact information, especially mailing address, are correct as this is the information the fair will use to mail verification forms and sale checks.

2021 Farmers Share Breakfast – May 1st

Please join us for the 2021 Farmers Share Breakfast on Saturday, May 1st from 8:00-10:00am. This year, the breakfast will be held at the McKean Community Building in Fredonia (6885 North St NW, Newark, OH 43055). Enjoy breakfast on location or take it to go. The cost of breakfast is a donation with all donations going to support Licking County 4-H members attending 4-H Summer Camp. We have been so fortunate for the support of the Licking County Farm Bureau and through those who donate through the breakfast. In 2019 this breakfast raised enough funds that we were able to take $30 of every member’s camp fee as well as additional amounts off for the children of Licking County Farm Bureau members and support several full and partial scholarships for 4-Hers to attend camp. Please consider stopping by for some breakfast. If you are unable to come to the breakfast, you can always make a donation to the Licking County Farm Bureau and designate it for the Farmers Share Breakfast.

Officer Resources: Additional Resources

Flag Bearer

Showing Respect for American and 4-H Flags

4-H and Social Media

  • Click here to learn all about using Social Media as a club communication tool.

Parliamentary Procedure Resources

For Members

For Club Advisors and Teen Leaders

Officer Resources: Recreation Leader and Community Service Officer

Attention Club Recreation Leaders and Community Service Officers! Below are some resources from Ohio 4-H that may be helpful for you as you service your officer role for your club this year.

Recreation Leader

What Does It Take to Be 4-H Club Recreation Leader? (2020)

Recreation Leader’s Record Book (2020), print version

Recreation Leader’s Record Book (2020), fillable form

Recreation Leader’s Resource Guide (2020)

Community Service Officer

What Does It Take to Be 4-H Club Community Service Officer? (2020)

Community Service Officer’s Record Book (2020), print version

Community Service Officer’s Record Book (2020), fillable form

ommunity Service Officer’s Resource Guide (2020)


Officer Resources: Health and Safety Officers

Attention Club Health and Safety Officers! Below are some resources from Ohio 4-H that may be helpful for you as you service your officer role for your club this year.

Health Officer

What Does It Take to Be 4-H Club Healthy Living – Health Officer? (2020)

Healthy Living Officer’s Record Book (2020), print version

Healthy Living Officer’s Record Book (2020), fillable form

Healthy Living Officer Resource Guide (2021)

Safety Officer

What Does It Take to Be 4-H Club Healthy Living – Safety Officer? (2020)

Healthy Living Officer’s Record Book (2020), print version

Healthy Living Officer’s Record Book (2020), fillable form

Healthy Living Officer Resource Guide (2021)