September 2022 4-H News

  • 2022 4-H Calendar – 2023 Available!
  • 4-H Honor Awards
  • End of 4-H Year Survey
  • Camp Counselor Applications – Due October 7
  • 4-H Trick or Treat – October 23
  • Junior Fair Board applications – Due November 1
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships – Due December 1
  • State Opportunities

Upcoming Events:

The 4-H calendar is available here:

  • September 11 – 4-H Health HEROES application due
  • September 20-22 – Farm Science Review
  • September 30 – 4-H End of Year Awards Due!: Honor Club, Community Service, Jr. and Teen Honor Member, Outstanding 4-H member, Cloverbud, Volunteer honor award, and Friend of 4-H nominations
  • October 3 – 4-H Committee Meeting
  • October 5 – Senior Fair Board Meeting
  • October 6 – Celebration of Youth – 4-H Foundation Fundraiser
  • October 7 – Camp Counselor Applications Due 
  • October 23 – 4-H Trick or Treat
  • November 1 – Junior Fair Board Applications Due
  • November 7 – 4-H Committee Meeting
  • November 11 – Extension Office Closed – Veteran’s Day
  • November 25-29 – Extension Office Closed – Thanksgiving
  • December 1 – 4-H Trip Scholarships Due
  • December 4 – 4-H Recognition Banquet
  • December 23-26 – Extension Office Closed – Christmas

2023 Calendar Available NOW!

The 2023 4-H calendar is available here for a PRINTABLE and ONLINE version:

Please mark down important dates with your families NOW! (Rally Night, Judging days, SKILLATHON, etc.) – Livestock Quality Assurance dates will be added by January

  • February 8 – 4-H Rally Night
  • March 15 – 4-H Enrollment deadline
  • May 1 – Animal Ownership deadline
  • June 1 – Jr. Fair Entries due
  • June 7-11 – Overnight 4-H Camp
  • June 23 – Cloverbud Day Camp (Tentative)
  • June 20 & 28 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
  • July 8 – Special Interest Project Judging
  • July 8-15 – Madison County Fair (pending ODA approval)

We provide this calendar so that you can plan ahead. RARELY are big dates changed so that you can plan around family vacations, sporting events, etc. Please make these a priority as a lot of planning and volunteer time goes into these events. Make up options and extensions are few and far between for required things when we sent the schedule out several months in advance 🙂

*Note that these dates are subject to change, and some may be added (Quality Assurance dates, etc.). Check back regularly for updates.


4-H Honor Awards – Due September 30th

Honor member awards and other volunteer/club awards are due September 30. It is easy to complete! It is a simple points system for activities they have done as 4-H members!

You can find all the applications here:

Please complete the forms and return to your club advisors before the 30th so they can turn them in and confirm for you. Awards are announced at the 4-H Banquet in December

Volunteers: be sure to fill out your honor award too! Same thing – points system for the work you have already done as a volunteer!

We are also looking for Outstanding Member nominations and Friend of 4-H Nominations. Check out the above link for more information or contact our office!

End of Year Survey – Give Us Your Feedback (Volunteers AND 4-H Families!)

We know this year has been difficult and you’ve had to modify in many ways to complete the 4-H year. We appreciate your support and dedication to the Madison County 4-H Program. As we find ways to make the best better, please complete this survey to help us do that. Remember this is your opportunity to voice opinions and make recommendations – Any feedback provided will remain confidential but may be used to improve the 4-H program.

To complete the survey by October 1, visit click this link directly:

Thank you for helping us continue to make the best better in Madison County! As always, if you have questions or are interested in volunteering to help make a program better, contact our office!

4-H Camp Counselor Applications – DUE OCTOBER  7

Applications are due October 7 and are AVAILABLE NOW at the Extension Office if you have questions!

We are in need of several counselors! More counselors = more kids we can take to camp! We especially need MALE counselors! 20 counselors is our goal!

You do not have to have gone to camp before to be a counselor – just need to like kids! Counselors meet around 8-10 times a year starting in February and plan the entire camp week in June!

Please share and encourage your high school members to apply (must be 14 by January 1, 2023 to apply – mature 8th graders are also welcome!). You do not have to be in 4-H currently to apply – camp counselors can take camp counseling as their project for the year!


Madison County 4-H Trick or Treat. Hosted by the Madison County 4-H Committee.

October 23, 2022

5 pm to 8 pm

Enjoy trick or treating, games and activities, Free food and drinks, costume contest and Haunted Hayrides

If your club or organization would like to reserve a table for passing out candy – contact the Extension Office at 740-852-0975.



Junior Fair Board Applications – Due November 1

Applications for the 2023 Junior Fair Board will be due November 1. Check for the application! Contact the Extension Office if you have questions!

JFB is open to all high school 4-H/FFA members – not just for those enrolled in livestock projects! We need all project areas represented and all clubs! Our goal this year is to have at least one from each club apply!

JFB members meet about 5-7 times a year and plan various Jr. Fair activities, select awards, organize and work the livestock shows and misc. events, etc.


Trip Scholarships – Due December 1 or ASAP

What: For any youth in 4-H to submit to attend 4-H related trips or opportunities, such as statewide camps, 4-H conference, CWF and LWF, and more! Trips are funded by the county 4-H committee or endowment funds, either partial or fully funded depending on the opportunity and cost.

Deadline: Due December 1 OR with proper notice before the event to allow time to committee review and registration (6 weeks before registration is due)

Application: Can be found at  and are turned into the Extension Office or emailed to

The following opportunities must have a trip scholarship filled out: Carving New Ideas, State Shooting Sports Camp, State Leadership Camp, Ohio 4-H Conference, Buckeye Leadership Workshop, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, Sea Camp, and any other paid/selection type opportunity.


Be sure to check for the most recent state 4-H information and follow the “Ohio State – 4-H Youth Development” Facebook page!

Stay Connected! –

Now more than ever it’s time for 4-H’ers to make the best better! While youth are at home and staying safe, we still want you to stay connected. Below are links to activities for youth and resources for volunteers. Check back frequently for additional links and program updates!

Achievement Awards for Project Areas

These awards recognize achievements in specific 4-H project areas.

Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Creative Arts, Clothing & Textiles, Communications, Companion Animals, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Goats, Llama Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Woodworking, and Veterinary Science.

Award recipients receive a trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. Complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record (must follow guidelines listed on the application regarding font and formatting). Applicants must be at least 14 years old and currently enrolled in 4-H.

This application is also required for those interested in Ohio State Junior Fair Board and the Township Association scholarship.

Please contact Frances if you are interested in applying for these awards.

Deadline: December 1st to Madison County Extension Office

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