OSU Extension Office Open for Appointments Only

The Licking County OSU Extension Office will be open for appointments only beginning on Monday, December 7, 2020. The Ohio State University has put out new guidelines for Extension Offices that state if a county is designated as “Red” in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, that the office must be closed to the public and that clientele can only visit by scheduled appointment. If you need to visit the Extension Office for a general reason (dropping off something, purchasing a project book, etc.) you can call the main line at 740.670.5315 and anyone can help you with that. If you need to meet with Lisa or Adrienne specifically, please email them to schedule an appointment. Should Licking County be designated as “Purple” or “Approaching Purple”, the office will be closed and all staff will telework until we are informed we can reopen the office.


Ohio 4-H Update for December 4, 2020

All 4-H families should have received the following information in an email from 4HOnline. Please review the information below if you did not receive that email.

To Our 4-H Families:

As you know, COVID-19 is on the rise in Ohio and because 4-H’ers pledge their health to better living, we must do our part to not contribute to its spread. Ohio 4-H is a part of a land-grant academic institution; we follow science and  model what the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and other experts stress is important in addressing this virus. As a result, in an effort to keep our 4-H families, volunteers, and communities safe, effective December 7, 2020, all 4-H meetings and events are to be canceled, postponed, or held virtually until January 15, 2021.

All 4-H volunteers are expected to follow these guidelines regarding 4-H meetings and events. Volunteers who are not in compliance and hold in-person 4-H events and activities will receive a first warning. A second incident disregarding our effort to protect the health, safety and well-being of members, families and communities will result in immediate termination of volunteer status.

The Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicates the status of counties based on a color-coded system. If a county is purple or approaching purple, OSU Extension offices will be closed and employees will be working virtually. If a county is red, OSU Extension offices will be staffed by appointment only. You will need to call in advance to schedule a time to go to the office. Please note there may be additional guidelines from county health departments.

We are incredibly proud of the efforts of our 4-H youth and volunteers who remain committed to making the best better and look forward to the time when we can safely meet together.

Yours in service to 4-H,

Kirk Bloir

State 4-H Leader

Assistant Director, OSU Extension

Updated 2021 Hartford Fair Market Steer/Heifer Weigh-In Information

In an effort to reduce points of contact on Saturday, December 12th, during the Hartford Fair Market Steer / Heifer Weigh-in, all exhibitors are asked to complete a pre-registration form (in place of the traditional registration card) for each animal. Exhibitors are asked to complete this online registration by no later than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th, so that the information can be printed and available to staff during weigh-in for record keeping purposes. The pre-registration form can be found online at www.go.osu.edu/HartfordMarketBeefRegistration. Please ensure that all information is accurate, and complete, prior to submission.

SPECIAL NOTE: When attending weigh-in, only one person may accompany animals through chute area (exhibitor attendance is not required), and masks must be worn at all times. Cost to purchase EID Tag is $5.00, with exact change expected. Please remain in your truck when not participating in weigh-in procedures. Persons who are ill, have someone ill within their household, or who are in quarantine / isolation are reminded to stay home.

Additional Information:

2021 Hartford Fair and Ohio State Fair Market Steer/Heifer Instructions

2020 Ohio State Fair Market Steer/Heifer Identification/DNA Guidelines


REMINDER: Market Steer & Heifer Weigh-in is December 12th

If you’re planning to show a 4-H / FFA MARKET STEER or HEIFER during the 2021 Hartford Fair, please make note of the following UPDATED details regarding weigh-in on Saturday, DECEMBER 12, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. You’ll also see that information is listed for those youth who are planning to show at the Ohio State Fair. Please plan accordingly!
PLEASE NOTE: Weigh-In will be held in DECEMBER, rather than our tradition of January, in hopes of avoiding the inclement weather that we have encountered in recent years. All the information you need can be found here.
Please pay special attention to the tagging information section. The Hartford Fair will be using Electronic Identification (EID) tags in 2021. Information on EID tags can be found in the document here.

Club Financial Summaries Due

Attention Advisors! Please remember that your club’s financial summary for 2020 is due to the Extension Office by Tuesday, December 1st. If you have already turned in your club’s form, THANK YOU! If you have yet to do so, please make sure that you make some time in your schedule to complete it and turn it in on time. It can be mailed, dropped off to the office, or emailed back to either Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) or Adrienne (anderson.1410@osu.edu).

The form can be found here: PDF Version | Fillable PDF Version | Word Version

Baking Spirits Bright Video Series

4-H youth are invited to tune in each week for a different holiday recipe tutorial. When combined, these videos will create a delicious, home cooked holiday meal for the whole family to enjoy!

This series is designed for the experienced cook, however is open to ANY youth who are interested in cooking. So grab a friend and join us each week to create some tasty treats. Videos will be posted to Ohio State- Crawford County 4-H Facebook every Friday through Christmas.