4-H Horse Spring Clinic

The Licking County 4-H Horse and Pony Council will be hosting their Spring Clinic – Show N’ Tell on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Hartford Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity for members to learn and practice in preparation for shows. Follow the instructions on the form to pre-register by March 31, 2022.

Achievement Awards Form Workshop

Licking County 4-H Teen Member & Family…

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials will be available soon

The first step is learn about the application, and how to fill it out! We can help you with that! We’re offering a workshop (IN PERSON) on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 p.m. During that workshop, We’ll review the various opportunities available to you, and explain how to apply (and be selected!)! We’ll have examples of successful forms, tips on best practices, and lots of tips to get you started!

Details about the workshop are included here, or below, for your review. If you’re interested in attending, be sure to email Lisa at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can ensure that we have ample handouts and sample materials.

All of these things are available to you – let us help you take advantage of them!

If you are unable to attend in person, we will work to make a recording of the 2020 session available to you…

Laura Neese – Sled Dog Musher Presentation

May 3, 2019


Licking Valley High School Auditorium

Join Newark native, Laura Neese and her phenomenal lead dog Maple as she shares her adventures and challenges of training and racing her team of Alaskan Huskies. At 22 years of age, Laura has already completed three 1,000 mile sled dog races. In February 2018, Laura raced in the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race completing it in 3rd place with her best finish yet. She was the only woman to finish the challenging race that year, where mushers some days endured temperatures of 50 degrees below zero. In 2019, Laura’s race season was turned upside down when supplies to be sent along the 1,000 mile trail were spoiled before her race began. Laura will share her experiences with training and racing sled dogs and how having a positive outlook helps not only on the trail but when facing unseen challenges that happen in life, persevering when plans need to be changed, and moving ahead with enthusiasm and optimism. Come discover some of the great sled dog races that are offered in the lower 48 states as Laura shares about preparing for, traveling to, and racing in a few of these great events during the 2019 winter.

21st Annual Little International Showmanship Contest

Youth Ages 9-21 (as of January 1, 2019)

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Wilmington College Equine Center

$5 per class OR $20 for all classes (Pre-Registered)

$8 per class OR $35 for all classes (Day of Show)

Pre-Registration Deadline: Postmarked by March 31st, 2019

Registration materials can be found here.

The Little International is a showmanship contest sponsored by Wilmington College Collegiate 4-H to help participants improve their showmanship skills. There will be four age divisions: Beginner (ages 9-10 years old), Junior (ages 11-12 years old), Intermediate (ages 13-16 years old) and Senior (ages 17-21 years old). Up to four species can be chosen: Beef Cattle, Equine, Goats, and Sheep. Participants can choose to show all four species or pick only a specific species.  However, it is a great learning experience to show all four species. All animals and show equipment will be provided on the day of the show.

Please mail all pre-registration forms to Wilmington College no later than March 31, 2019. Registration the day of the show will begin at 7:00AM and close at 8:00AM. Show management reserves the right to close any class or species division due to excess enrollment at any time. A demonstration of each species will be from 8:00AM-9:00AM followed directly by the start of the show. The event will last the majority of the day, depending on the number of participants.

Ribbons will be awarded to the top three contestants in each species. Banners will be given to an overall and runner up contestants in each species.

Please direct any questions to Sam Richer at sricher@wilmington.edu


Send Pre-Registration forms to:

Sam Richer

Wilmington College

Pyle Box 901

1870 Quaker Way

Wilmington, Ohio 45177

The contest will take place at the Wilmington College Equine Center located at:


1535 Fife Ave

Wilmington, OH 45177

Quilt Show

4-H Members are invited to the WISH II Quilt Guild’s Biennial Quilt Show on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for members taking one of the quilting projects to get in an extra “learning activity” or experience for their project.

Licking County 4-H Camp Opportunities

Research shows that camping experiences are valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically. Licking County 4-H is offering three camping opportunities in 2018. All three camps take place at 4-H Camp Ohio in St. Louisville. Space is limited, so please sign up early to ensure your child(ren) a spot.


Mini Camp: 

Mini Camp is for first or second year campers, or Cloverbuds in their last year of Cloverbud eligibility. It is a one-night camp designed to introduce participants to 4-H Camp Ohio and to give them a “taste” of what our summer residential camp will be like.

May 11-12, 2018 ~ $40.00

Registrations due: May 4, 2018

Registration materials can be found at: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/CampInfo/2018MiniCampRegistrationBrochure.pdf


4-H Summer Camp:

It will be a day at the beach for our 4-H Summer Camp Participants. With days full of break-out sessions, swimming, games, group activities, non-stop fun and lots of yummy food! 4-H Summer Camp is a five day, four night camp for members age 8 and in the third grade up through age 16 (ages as of 1/1/18).

June 14-18, 2018 ~ $200

Registrations due: May 18, 2018

Registration materials can be found at: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/CampInfo/2018LC4-HSummerCampRegistrationForm.pdf


4-H Cloverbud Day Camp:

Cloverbuds are making a splash at day camp! Participants will learn about the ocean and beach through activities, games, crafts and snacks. Cloverbud Day Camp is open to children entering kindergarten in fall of 2018 through those finishing second grade.

June 16, 2018 ~ $35

Registrations due: May 18, 2018

Registration materials can be found at: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/CampInfo/2018LC4-HCloverbudRegistration%26Forms.pdf

4-H Special Needs Camp

Special Needs Camp is July 27-29, 2018

“4-H is for everyone,” but sometimes accessibility issues deny youth with multiple handicaps the opportunity to attend camp.  In Ohio, a statewide 4-H camp is held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio for multiple handicapped youth and their caregivers.  Being a typical kid is what Camp is all about and it is no different for special needs youth.  Being handicapped does not mean you do not want to do all the things that typical children do.

Join us as we “Find the Humor in Life” this summer at Canter’s Cave! Life sometimes is hard, but being able to find a reason to laugh makes everything better!

• When: July 27-29, 2018
• Check-in time: 3:00-3:30 on Friday, July 27 @ the Main Lodge (Cartoon Central)
• Check-out time: 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29
• Youth fee: $80.00
• Caregiver fee: $40.00 for the camp
• REGISTRATION FORM: See attached! Return registration forms by July 2nd, 2018 to:

Meigs County Extension Office
113 E. Memorial Drive, Suite E
Pomeroy, OH 45769

2018 4-H Project Requirements

The 4-H Project Requirements contains all of the information members need to complete their projects for Licking County 4-H judging, as well as requirements to compete at the Ohio State Fair. Please use this information as a reference as members complete their projects to ensure they have their project completed and are prepared for project judging.

Licking County 4-H Project Requirements can be found at: https://licking.osu.edu/sites/licking/files/imce/Program_Pages/4H/2018LC4HProjectRequirements.pdf

Ohio State Fair 4-H Rabbit Quiz Bowl Informational Meeting

NEW in 2018! The Ohio State Fair will be having a Rabbit Quiz Bowl contest this year. Licking County would like to send teams to compete. If you are interested in being on one of the Licking County teams, please attend the informational meeting on Friday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Licking County OSU Extension Office.