Bring a Friend to Ohio 4-H Conference!

Hey Teens! When you recruit a friend to attend the 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 11, the conference planning committee wants to THANK YOU! All you have to do is stop by the “Teen Recruit” sign when you check in at the conference to get your Ohio 4-H Conference Swag! We can’t wait to see you and your friends at the 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference! Find registration info at Registrations are due February 10, 2023.

Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day

Come join Ohio 4-H for Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day on Saturday April 1, 2023. All 4-H members ages 13-18 are welcome to attend this event. There will be activities and speakers to help them take their next step toward success.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in activities such as:

  • Social media and networking
  • Dealing with comfort zones
  • Handling stress
  • Goal setting
  • Interview skills
  • and much more!

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 9:30am to 4:00pm

WHERE: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

COST: $10.00

Register by March 15, 2022 at:

If you have questions about this event, please reach out to Francis Foos ( or Sarah Longo (

Youth Dairy Judging Clinic

Are you looking for a warm place to practice Dairy judging before the Spring Dairy Expo contest? Come to the 2023 Ohio 4-H Dairy Judging Clinic on Saturday, March 11, 2023. The event will take place from 10:00am through 1:00pm at the OSU Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210).

  • 9:45-10:00am: Sign in
  • 10:00- 10:30am: Parts of the cow and team reasons games with Buckeye Bessy
  • 10:30- 11:00am: Hands on live cow comparison and team reasons
  • 11:00 -12:00am: 2 Live Jersey cow classes with questions and discussion
  • 12:00 -1:00pm: Try your hand – reasons practice for those that would like to give a set of reasons

PLEASE Note:  There will be no Registration fee for this clinic but there will also be no lunch.  Please plan to eat before or after the clinic on your own this year.  There is a parking fee to park in the Animal Science parking lot, please be sure you find the parking meter at the northwest corner of the lot and enter through the back door on the northwest side of the building.

REMINDER: Ohio 4-H Conference

The 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, get updates about 4-H, meet/connect with new people, and celebrate our volunteers and teens. The conference includes break out sessions for both teens and adult volunteers, as well as a luncheon, trade show, and silent auction. You can find a list of sessions, registration form, vendor application, and silent auction donation form HERE. Cost to attend is $40 per person.

Please return the registration form along with payment to the Licking County Extension Office by February 9, 2023 so that we can get you registered. Check should be made payable to: Licking County 4-H Committee.


2023 Club Officer Training Workshop and New Family Orientation

Save the date! We are happy to bring back the Club Officer Training Workshop and New Family Orientation in 2023! This event is a great opportunity for members who will be serving in an officer role to learn more about their officer role and gain hands-on experience and helpful resources so they will be better prepared to serve as an officer in 2023. Members who maybe aren’t serving in an officer role yet, but would like to learn more are also encouraged to participate!

We will also have a session for New Family Orientation to help new families learn more about what 4-H has to offer and to have their questions answered.

  • Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • 6:30-8:00pm
  • Granville High School (248 New Burg St, Granville)
  • No registration is necessary
  • Prizes offered to the 4-H clubs with greatest number of members in attendance!

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

The eighth annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be March 24th at the Shisler Event Center in Wooster.  Over the years hundreds of women from across Ohio have attended.  This year’s program will feature 15 break-out sessions in 4 tracks presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance, Plants & Animals, Home & Family and Special Interest. Farm and Dairy editor-in-chief, Rebecca Miller will deliver this year’s keynote presentation, Clinging to context in a noisy world: don’t lose sight of your “why.”

New this year is a Youth Symposium opportunity for high school and college students to present their research, SEA, capstone, thesis, or other study projects. To submit your proposal, visit:

Registration information for the entire conference can be found at:

Meat Judging Coaches Clinic

The Meat Science Program at Ohio State will offer their annual Meat Judging Coaches’ Clinic on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about, or brush up on coaching a meat judging team. Topics include beef, lamb, and pork evaluation in retail classes, carcass classes, wholesale classes, retail ID, and beef grading.

What: Meat Judging Coaches’ Clinic

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023 – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Where: Animal Sciences Building, 2029 Fyffe Ct., Columbus, OH 43210

Cost: $70.00

Register at:

2023 Ohio 4-H Spark EXPO

SAVE THE DATE: Current 8th Grade students…

The 4-H Spark EXPO (Exploring Pathway Opportunities) is an exciting opportunity for youth who have completed the eighth grade at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year. There will be four days of fun and learning with activities to explore a variety of career and educational opportunities. Attendees will develop valuable skills, make new friends, and fuel individual growth; and they will get the chance to tour Ohio State’s campus. To learn more about the event or to pre-registration visit:

2023 Ohio 4-H Volunteer Shooting Sports Training

All Ohio 4-H volunteers who work with shooting sports projects must be certified in the discipline(s) that they offer. Those certifications must be completed through the Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshops held yearly around the state. If you are a Licking County 4-H Advisor who needs to re-certify or wishes to add a discipline to your certifications, please be sure to make note of when/where the 2023 workshops will be held to ensure you are available for those workshops. Please review the 2023 Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshops Flyer for more details. If you are not currently certified but would be interested in becoming certified, please contact Lisa McCutcheon at before signing up for any trainings.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a Licking County 4-H Advisor in good standing in order to attend any of these workshops. If you are not yet an advisor, please reach out to Lisa at the email address listed above. The new advisor applications for Licking County 4-H will be available soon.