Calling all Rabbit and Poultry Exhibitors! The Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic and Fun Show will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Hartford Fairgrounds in the Hondros Family Beef Barn. This is great opportunity to practice showing your animals to be better prepared for fair. All the details including entry fee and schedule can be found here.
Learn the basics of raising backyard chickens, ducks and more! This virtual clinic would make a great learning opportunity for those taking 4-H poultry projects or anyone who would like to learn more about raising poultry. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:30pm on Zoom. You can find connection info and contact information for the presenters here: 2021 Backyard Poultry Clinic.
The Licking County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will be hosting their Food & Clothing Projects Workshop again this year. This workshop is designed to help members who are new to a food or clothing project learn what they will need to do to complete their project and have their questions answered. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 and will have two sessions. The Foods Project Session will begin at 1:00p.m. and run until 2:00p.m. There will then be a break for us to sanitize and prepare and then the Clothing Project Session will begin at 2:30p.m. and run until 3:30p.m. Members are welcome to register for just one session or both if they would like.
Participants are required to bring one parent/guardian or their “project helper” (the adult helping them with their project) for the workshop. They are encouraged to bring their project book along with any other parts of their project for which they would like help (i.e. sewing pattern, sewing machine, foods project portfolio, etc.).
We are continuing to follow all Ohio 4-H guidelines for in-person programming:
- All participants will wear mask for the entirety of the program and while inside the building.
- Please practice social distancing of at least six feet as much as possible.
- Please do not bring any additional persons with you (only the participant and their parent/guardian/project helper should attend). We have a limited amount of space and will not have room for extra individuals in the room.
- Do not attend if you or someone you have been in contact with has symptoms of COVID.
We are limiting each session to eight participants. You can register here. If a session is not available to select, that means it is full. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
The Goats R Us 4 H Club will offer FREE goat project workshops on both Thursday, June 10 and Thursday, July 15 (rain or shine) for any youth exhibitor planning to participate in the Hartford Fair Both clinics will be held from 6 :00 9 :00 p.m. in the Baird Arena (Sheep on the Hartford Fairgrounds. Members are encouraged to attend both sessions, and are welcome to bring their Meat Goats, Dairy Goats and Pygmy Goats (with collar and to the workshops but it is not required in order to participate Animals will be available to those unable to bring their own.
Workshop topics will include hands on instruction in showmanship, general care, feeding, Scrapies identification requirements, grooming, hoof trimming and working with Pack Goats.
For additional information, contact Laney McLaughlin | 740.927.4790 | Goats R Us 4 H Club Advisor
A Knox County 4-H Volunteer has organized a series of pack goat gatherings and welcomes 4-Hers from all counties to join in on the fun! The gatherings will be held one Sunday a month at the new 4-H building and Natural Resources Area at the Knox County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon. Details can be found below.
Preregistration for the 2021 Licking County 4-H Horse Clinic is due by April 1, 2021. Please follow the instructions on the registration form to reserve your spot!
Registrations to attend the 2021 Virtual Junior Swine Day are due February 16, 2021. The event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The agenda for the day as well as registration information can be found here: www.go.osu.edu/jsd2021
There’s still time to register for the 2021 Ohio 4-H Conference – it’s virtual and it’s free! Great sessions for adults and teens with all the details at go.osu.edu/O4HC. Registrations due February 12, 2021!
The 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.
Virtual sessions will start at 9:00 am on February 20 and 7:00 pm on February 23 & 25.
Information on the conference as well as how to register can be found here.