Licking County Hosting Lambing and Kidding School

OSU Extension in Licking County and the Licking County Sheep Improvement Association are providing a Lambing and Kidding School on Thursday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  There will be no fee for this class, but we do require registration by October 17th.  Call 740-670-5315 to make your reservation.  The location will be the Licking Valley Church of Christ at 158 Dayton Rd NE, Newark OH 43055.

With lambing and kidding seasons approaching, now is the time to prepare.  Our class will discuss nutrition needs for nannies and ewes, pregnancy management from beginning to end and delivery techniques using hands on birthing simulators.  Lunch will be included!

Ohio 4-H Virtual Achievement Form Workshop

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 2, 2022 (6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2022 by September 30 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

It’s time to start thinking about recognition opportunities for our many 4-H Members! All are welcome, but we especially encourage those parents and Advisors who will have teens age 14 (as of 01/01/23) – and those teens – to attend… Let us explain the many options, share some resources, and then give you some great examples to get you started! Let us know if you’re planning to attend, as we want to have plenty of handouts for everyone!

What: Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

When: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Licking County Extension Office Conference Room – 771 East Main St., Newark, OH 43055

REMINDER: 4-H Project Judging Workshop

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will once again host a 4-H Project Judging Workshop on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:30pm at the Licking County Extension Office. This workshop will focus on preparing for and what to expect at 4-H Project Judging on Tuesday, July 12th. While a portion of the program will focus specifically on food and clothing projects, they will also share information on special interest project and answer question you may have. This event is free and no registration is required.

Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show & Clinic

The Licking County 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Committee will host their annual Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic & Fun Show on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Hondros Family Beef Barn. Registration will take place from 8:30-9:30a.m. with a Showmanship Clinic starting at 9:00a.m. The Show will begin at 10:30a.m. Entry fee is $1.00 per animal and there is no limit on the number of animals you can enter. Please review the flyer HERE for more details and rules. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn more about showing their animals and to practice their showmanship skills.

4-H Project Judging Workshop

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will once again host a 4-H Project Judging Workshop on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:30pm at the Licking County Extension Office. This workshop will focus on preparing for and what to expect at 4-H Project Judging on Tuesday, July 12th. While a portion of the program will focus specifically on food and clothing projects, they will also share information on special interest project and answer question you may have. This event is free and no registration is required.

4-H Clothing Project Help Session

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board are offering a 4-H Clothing Project help session on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Licking County Extension Office. Drop in during those hours for help with your project. Not sure how to lay out your pattern and cut your fabric? Having trouble with your sewing machine? Don’t understand the instructions? We’re here to help!

 

Dairy Feeder Weigh-In, Clinic, and Show

Dairy Feeder Calf weigh in will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9:00am to noon at the Hartford Fairgrounds at the west end of Grubb Arena. All dairy feeder calves must be weighed, tagged and vaccinated during this time. The fee is $10/animal and all animals must be dehorned/castrated prior to June 4th in order to be tagged.

A Clinic on grooming, calf care, and showmanship will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm. This session will be especially helpful to those who are new to raising and showing dairy feeder calves, but all are welcome. After the clinic, a show will be held starting at 1:30pm. See details below or download the flyer HERE. There is also a helpful tip sheet with reminders to help prepare for the show and things to remember during and after the show as well.

Food will be available from the Licking County 4-H Committee Concession Stand.

REMINDER: Dusty Riders Equine Safety and Show Ready Clinic

Learn valuable and practical safety techniques to keep the member and horse safe at home and during shows. Review brush maintenance, proper grooming, bathing, and more. Live demonstrations on clipping for ranch and pleasure projects, saddle fitting, saddling and stirrup adjustments for optimal riding, halter fitting for field and ring, and proper chain use.

Date: May 21, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 1:30pm

Location: 1187 Thornwood Dr., Heath, OH 43056

Registration

9:15 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Event A Link

Make sure to stop by our registration table to check in and get your Hoof beats bag and register for your door prizes! Registration opens at 9:15 a.m. and will go up until 9:58 a.m. We want to get started promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Giddy Up Stations

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Event B Link

Have fun learning and engaging with other 4-Hers, with 4 rotating stations designed to teach members and their family in an engaging and interactive way!

Station 1: “Munching Madness” – Learn about horse nutrition requirements, smell and touch grain and hay to what is okay to feed and what is not.

Station 2: “Looking HORSEome” – Identify grooming tools, learn how to make your horse sparkle and get learn how to clean your grooming tools.

Station 3: “Show-It-Off” – Get ready to show by learning what to take, get tips and tricks to showing on a budget. Find out how to time your show prep so you aren’t rushing and what members are required to wear.

Station 4: “Let’s Hoof It Outta Here”? – Learn about proper hoof care, identify common hoof trouble and how to treat it!

Safety Stations

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Event C Link

Get ready to participate in two exciting safety stations, designed to teach the member and their family how to keep themselves and their horse or pony safe!

Station 1: “Horse Space” – Work with a life sized cut out to determine what dangers zones are at the barn and show barn. Identify the meaning of red ribbons and learn horse to horse space. Finally learn how, where and what a safety knot is and why its vital to your horses safety.

Station 2: “Stall Knowledge 101” – Keep your horse from hurting itself or getting sick by learning key tips and tricks to ensure a stall is safe. Learn how to keep your horse cool in the heat at shows and the barn. Use a life-sized cut out to learn how to safely enter and exit stalls and truly understand the size of your equine!

Feed Time (Lunch)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Set down, take a break and enjoy some tasty pizza, chips and water, lemonade or tea.

“Horsing Around” Demonstrations

12:30 -1:30 p.m.

Gather round as you watch and learn from experts using live horses.

Demonstration 1: “Fitting This” Learn how to properly fit your horse and pony halter for the field and for the horse show. Understand when its appropriate to use the chain and how to use the chain safely and effectively. Watch and learn how to fit your horses Western and English bridles. Understand the importance of checking tack and blankets for saddles and learn how to adjust stirrups for an optimal ride and show.

Demonstration 2: “Brush – Clip – Bath – Repeat” Watch and learn how to make your horse sparkle. See how to properly care for your horses mane and tail for long luxurious locks! Get grooming tips that make a difference in the show ring to a judge. Get an example of what banding and braiding is. Clipping 101″: How and what to clip for Ranch and Western. Get tips and tricks to safely clip even the most reluctant horses, safely. Learn what equipment is needed and how to keep it good as new.

Introduction to Food & Clothing Projects Workshop

The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting workshops to help members new to food and clothing projects be better prepared to complete their project(s) and participate in judging. The workshops will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Licking County Extension Office. There will be two separate workshops that will be held back-to-back. The Foods and Nutrition Project Workshop will start at 1:00pm. The Clothing Project Workshop will start at 2:30pm. Members may attend one or both. A parent or adult project helper is required to attend with the youth. These workshops will focus on completing your projects and preparing for 4-H project judging. To register for the workshops, please visit: go.osu.edu/4HProjectWorkshop.