November 2022 4-H Newsletter

  • 2022 4-H Calendar – 2023 Available
  • 4-H Online Records
  • 4-H Trip Scholarships – Due December 1
  • 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest (Designs due by November 20th)
  • 4-H Recognition Banquet – December 4 (RSVP by November 21st)
  • Shooting Sports Volunteers Needed!
  • State Opportunities

Upcoming Events:

The 4-H calendar is available here:

  • November 7 – 4-H Committee Meeting, 6:30pm, Extension Office- Canceled
  • 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, Della Selsor Bulding
  • December 23-26 – Extension Office Closed – Christmas
  • January 1 – Fair Possession Deadline for Market Steer Projects
  • January 2- New Year’s Day Observed – Extension Office Closed
  • January 6- Ohio 4-H Achievement forms due to the Extension Office
  • January 9 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30pm
  • January 14 – Market Steer County Tag In – Madison County Fairgrounds
  • January 15- DNA/EID Kits due for 2023 Ohio State Fair Market Beef Show (via mail)
  • January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Extension Office Closed

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
  • May 15 – Quality Assurance Deadline completion for Madison County
  •  May 15- New this year: Madison County Jr. Fair Entries and ALL animal ID information due (online at Fair Entry)
  • June 7-11 – Overnight 4-H Camp
  • June 23 – Cloverbud Day Camp (Tentative)
  • June 20 & 28 – Livestock Skillathons (REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE, NO EXCEPTIONS!)
  • June 23 -25 Junior Shooting Sports Camp – Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp
  • July 8 – Special Interest Project Judging
  • July 8-15 – Madison County Fair (pending ODA approval)
  • July 9-14 Senior Shooting Sports Camp – Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

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 Online Records

While enrollment is not due until March 15 for 2023 4-H year, it is a good idea to double check your profile now and

make sure you are still getting emails, that your email and mailing address is correct, etc.

You can log into your 4-H

Online profile at using the email and password you used to enroll in 4-H (and possibly fair entry). If you recently moved or changed your email, please make that correction so you can continue to receive information in a timely manner!

All About Beef Webinars

Thursday, December 8th : Beef Cattle Nutrition best practices, how nutrition impacts meat quality


Wednesday, December 14th : Beef Cattle Health

Protecting animal health at home and at the fair, common disease ID, and more!


Monday, December 19th : Beef Cattle Handling and Welfare
Animal handling and welfare at home and at the fair, impact of handling and stress of meat quality








Madison County 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all creative 4-Hers!

We are looking for a fresh t-shirt design for our county 4-H program! Got a great idea? Submit your design by November 20th, 2022 at! Your design could be chosen for our 2023 Madison County 4-H T-Shirt!

Contest Rules are listed below. Submissions are due November 20th with voting during the 4-H Banquet in December. Winner will receive a FREE t-shirt and recognition as the winning artist! Get your creative wheels turning!

Submit your design here:

4-H T-Shirt Design Contest Rules

  1. Contestants must be enrolled as a current 4-H member or adult volunteer in Madison County
  2. Design must be the work of a 4-H member or volunteer, not a commercial design
  3. Designs may be hand drawn or computer graphics
  4. Madison County must be included in the design in writing
  5. The 4-H Clover must be used in the design according to these rules:
  6. Designs should be all encompassing and inclusive of what 4-H is in Madison County (i.e. not specific to a certain project)
  7. Designs will be printed on either White, Black, or 4-H Green T-Shirt
  8. Designs should be submitted at All designs should be received by November 20th,
  9. Designs will be judged by the 4-H Committee
  10. The winning design will be used as the official design on the county 4-H t-shirts which will be available for all 4-H members, volunteers, and supporters and may also be used on official flyers, posters, banners, etc. advertising 4-H!

The winner will receive a FREE T-shirt as well as recognition as the winning artist.

4-H Recognition Banquet – December 4

Attention 4-H volunteers, club advisors, teen leaders, Junior Fair Board members, camp counselors, member honor award winners, cloverbuds, and special guests! Please join us for our annual recognition banquet, sponsored by the Madison County 4-H Advisory Committee, as a way to say thanks for “sticking with it” this year and your hard work and dedication to the Madison County 4-H program!

Join us on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the Della Selsor Building, Madison County Fairgrounds. Arrival begins at 12:30pm and lunch is served at 1:00pm. Awards will begin promptly at 1:30pm.

Registration is due Monday, November 21, 2022. Please only RSVP once you know everyone that is attending from your party!

Please RSVP online at by Monday, November 21. All invited and honored guests can attend free of charge. Additional guest can attend at $15 ($10 for children 10 and under) and must also RSVP. Checks for guests can be made payable to: Madison County 4-H Committee and are due by November 21.

Honored guests will receive a special email invitation and will still need to RSVP!


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.


WANTED: Shooting Sports Instructors!

We are on the hunt for Shooting Sports Instructors! 🎯We offer several shooting sports disciplines for 4-H members to enroll in (pistol, archery, shotgun, rifle, etc.), but we need trained instructors to work with them!
This is a great opportunity for parents of current shooting sports project members, or community members that are looking to give back! You must become an approved 4-H volunteer and attend a weekend state training (more information can be found at
Contact the Extension Office at 740-852-0975 for more details, or reach out to Les Barnhart, county shooting sports coordinator at 614-353-5262!



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


4-H Shooting Sports Education Camp
Making Memories That Last a Lifetime


                                                                                               Junior Shooting Sports Camp

Open to all children

in grades 3-6

June 23-25, 2023

Cost $250.00

Senior Shooting Sports Camp

Open to all teens

in grades 7-12

July 9-14, 2023

Cost $375.00

LOCATION for both camps: Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

1362 Cave’s Road

Jackson Ohio 45640

For more information and camp registration, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook .



Ohio Military Kids Winter Wonderland

Military families may join the Ohio Military Kids program for a FREE Winter Wonderland as we offer crafts, snacks, family activities, and a special visit from Santa in the North Pole! It is Saturday, December 10th, 2022, 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Central Ohio (specific location will be shared once registered).

Please register by November 30th for the event at