2019 Collegiate 4-H Ag Day

The Collegiate 4-H Club at OSU-N/COTC will host their second annual Ag Day at the OSU-N/COTC Campus on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:oo-3:00pm. The event will take place in the Warner Library & Student Center Lobby and outside building. The focus of Ag Day is to educate the student body and the public about the agriculture industry and agriculture based careers. We hope you will be able to join us!

Ohio State Fair – Additional Beef Division

The Beef Department has added an Crossbred Breeding Heifer Division, and will show in the 2nd session.

Arrival – Friday, July 26

Show – Sunday, July 28

Released – Sunday, July 28

These animals will be eligible for the Overall Top 5 Heifers during the Final Drive on Saturday, August 3 at the state fair.

Crossbred breeding heifers must be owned by May 1 and will be verified by their 15 digit 840 RFID tag number and DNA submission to the Ohio State Fair by May 1, 2019.   Must be born after January 1, 2018, and make entries into the state fair by June 1.

DNA kits may be requested by email only from Stacey French, s.french@expo.ohio.gov  and must be submitted to Stacey French, Agriculture Department –  Crossbred Heifer DNA, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus OH  43211, by May 1.

If anyone wants to pick up and/or drop off DNA kit, contact Stacey French by email first, stating request, and when they want to come and pick up and/or drop off.

2019 Youth Welding Workshops

OSU’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with American Welding Society-Columbus Section, Lincoln Electric, and HETEN Engineering and Laboratory, are pleased to offer TWO Youth Welding Workshops this year:

  • Saturday April 13, 2019 – registration deadline is April 8.
    (same day as OSU Spring game; FREE parking)
  • Saturday June 8, 2019 – registration deadline is May 24.

Cost = $90/participant

Age of participant = 10-18

Location = OSU Columbus Campus, Agricultural Engineering Building

Choice of one welding process: Arc (‘stick’) welding OR Oxy (‘torch’) welding.

Registration includes:

  • Practice pieces of metal
  • Welding related supplies
  • Welding technique handouts
  • Lunch for youth participants

NO experience necessary. The instructors are looking forward to help youth learn!

Registration is limited to the first 24 participants for EACH TYPE of welding.

Scholarships ARE available –please see details in the flyer, which is linked below. We ask you reserve your spot(s) with a credit card; and if awarded a scholarship, you will not be charged (similar to reserving a hotel room).

On-site registration opens ~8:30AM the day of the welding workshop. The program will begin promptly at 9AM. The day will likely conclude by 4PM.

NO PARENTS/GUESTS allowed in the welding labs. There will be an informal program during the day for parents/guests, or you are welcome to enjoy the Spring games in Ohio Stadium.

This year, we have ONLINE registration (preferred method):


 SPACE IS LIMITED. Once the first workshop is full, we will defer participants to the June 8th workshop. PLEASE be diligent when selecting your preferred date. 

Linked here are the additional details, and options for hard copy/mail in registration.

For the April 13 workshop, if you DO NOT register online, please contact Dr. Dewey Mann (mann.309@osu.edu) to verify space is available. If space confirmed to you by Dr. Mann, you will bring this form with you to registration (DO NOT MAIL).


Teachers, and/or certified/trained/self-taught welders: Please let us know if you have INTEREST in serving as an instructor at one of these workshops.

Participants need to bring or wear industrial-quality eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants (100% cotton pants such as jeans are best, NO cotton/ poly bend such as athletic pants), and high-top foot protection (No open-toe shoes, sandals, etc.).

Please contact Dewey Mann mann.309@osu.edu with questions.

Ohio 4-H Dog Expo

Ohio 4-H Dog Expo, April 27, Clark County Fairgrounds

Registration postmark deadline: April 15


What is Ohio 4-H Dog Expo? Dog Expo is an opportunity for 4-H members (AND their dogs) to learn skills to help them be more successful with their 4-H dog projects. Teamwork between the 4-H member and their dog is emphasized throughout the sessions. Dog Expo is open to all 4-H dog project members and their dogs, whether this is their first year or they have been taking dogs for several years. Experienced 4-H dog volunteers and resource people will be present to help 4-H members. Dog project members are welcome to attend at no cost if they are not bringing a dog. Dog advisors are welcome to attend without dogs at no cost.

When is Ohio 4-H Dog Expo? Dog Expo will be on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am-2:30pm.

Where will Ohio 4-H Dog Expo be held? Dog Expo will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, OH 45505. There will be several buildings devoted to the different sessions. Registration will be in the Youth Building.

What is the cost? 4-H’ers can come for half a day or all day. It will cost each 4-H’er $10.00 to participate for half a day, and $20.00 to participate for a full day’s worth of sessions with their dogs. You MUST pre-register. There are NO same-day registrations. We will NOT accept walk-ins. ONLY the 4-H member may bring their dog. Puppies under 6 months old are not allowed. Other dogs are not permitted on the grounds. Advisors can attend for free, as well as parents and siblings. Advisors and 4-H members attending without dogs need not pre-register.

When is Registration due? Registrations must be postmarked by Monday, April 15. You must send your money along with the registration form to the address at the bottom of the form. You can download the information and registration form at www.go.osu.edu/calendardogs by clicking on the link corresponding to the April 15 and April 27 dates.

Who should I contact? For general questions, please contact either Lucinda Miller, Extension Specialist, 4-H, at miller.78@osu.edu, 614.292.7453, or Jennifer Newell, State 4-H Dog Advisory Committee at NewellFarmJenn@gmail.com. Registrations must be sent to Jennifer Newell (address on registration form) by the postmark deadline.

Rabbit and Poultry Hartford Independent Fair Registrations

Important Dates:

Senior Breeding Rabbit Registration

Market Turkeys, Layers and Fancy Poultry Banding:

First Saturday in May

May 4, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

Junior Breeding and Market Rabbit Registration

Market Poultry Banding:

2nd Saturday in July

July 13, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

The Licking County Rabbit and Poultry Committee will have individuals available to Tattoo rabbits $1.00 per animal and band/blood test poultry $1.00 per project.

ALL rabbit or poultry projects to be exhibited are required to be brought to the fairgrounds by the exhibitor or a representative for the exhibitor on the designated date above.

NEW Process for Scheduling Conflicts:

If the Exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to the appropriate registration; the Exhibitor is required to send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice must be received by end of business day the day prior to registration. The email must contain the exhibitor’s name, 4-H Club, phone number and project information. Emails regarding projects received the day of registration or after are not eligible.

Raise Your Hand for Ohio and Licking County 4-H!

Some of you may remember over the last two years, that 4-H did a Raise Your Hand campaign where 4-H alumni, members and supporters could “vote” for their state 4-H program. Both years, Ohio has come in 1st which one the state $20,000! They awarded the counties with the most “hands raised” anywhere from $500-$2000 depending on where the county ranked within the state. Thanks to all of  you who raised your hands, Licking County has received some of that prize money both years. We’re asking for your help again this year to make it a “three-peat” win! “Raise Your Hand” for 4-H here by May 15th and help Ohio and Licking County 4-H!

IMPORTANT: Licking County 4-H Enrollments Due April 1st!

All Licking County 4-H Enrollments must be submitted in 4hOnline by midnight on Monday, April 1st, 2019. If you plan to enroll in Licking County 4-H for 2019 and have not done so already, please do so as soon as possible.

Some families have reported having trouble logging into 4hOnline. The system has told them that the county is not taking online enrollments at this time. We are not sure why it is doing that, but trying some of the following things has seemed to work for those having issues.

  • Type “www.4honline.com” directly into the address bar in the browser instead of following the link from the website.
  • Instead of clicking “Ohio” to go to the Ohio 4hOnline page, use the login to the top right of the page. Select “Registrant” put in your email and password, select “Ohio 4-H Youth Development” from the dropdown list and then “Family” from the second dropdown list.
  • Type in the email and password, don’t copy and paste.
  • Try a different web browser.
  • Clear out your web browser’s cookies or hit CTRL and F5 to refresh your browser so it isn’t pulling old info.

If you still have trouble after trying these options, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu.

Several enrollments have come through without projects. Please remember to click the “Add Project” button underneath the project dropdown. If you don’t click this button after each project is selected, the system will not add the project. If you are using a tablet or mobile device, you will likely have to scroll down to see the “Add Project” button. You can also check to make sure all of the projects are there by scrolling down as they should populate into a list below as you hit the “Add Project” button.

Help sheets and a video can be found here.

TSC Paper Clover – Opportunities at the Johnstown Store

The Johnstown TSC has come up with some extra opportunities for members to participate:

4-H clubbers can bring in a photo of their animal (an animal used for a project preferably) dressed up in a costume. They can send or bring the photo into Tractor Supply at 659 W Coshocton St in Johnstown, OH. Customers who purchase clovers (donations) will be able to use their clover to vote on their favorite costume. The member whose picture receives the most votes will win a TSC gift card.

Clubs can also select a time to come into the store and sell clovers themselves, or baked goods, etc. during the drive. Members can help customers with their purchases, etc. Advisors can contact the Johnstown TSC to set up a time for their club to represent 4-H in the store.

Near the end of the clover drive, on April 6th from 10am to 3pm, the Johnstown TSC will have a fashion show of any members who want to participate with their animals, all dressed up! They can come and dress up even if they didn’t send a photo in. There will also be hot dogs they can sell for donations too!

Please contact the Johnstown TSC at 740-966-5415 if you are interested in any of these opportunities.