What Happens Next in 4-H: June Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2018 4-H Calendar

2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook

2018 Junior Fair Rules


Royalty & Ambassador Applications

Applications are now available for Junior Fair King & Queen and species ambassadors/royalty. Visit our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair to download applications. Deadline June 1, 4:30 p.m. Interviews will take place June 21.

Lamb & Goat Registration

All Market Lamb & Goat project participants must attend Lamb & Goat Registration to have their animals tagged and weighed on  June 4 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Hog Barn on the fairgrounds. All animals must go across the scales. Youth must bring their completed  Registration/Stall Sheet. Exhibitors must include all sheep & goats to be exhibited at the fair on their Registration/Stall Sheet as they are only to submit one stall sheet per specie. Please be sure the stall sheet is signed by a club volunteer before weigh-in. If it is not signed, club volunteer will need to come to the Extension Office by June 15 for your entry to be complete.

All lambs & goats exhibited at the Muskingum County Fair are required to have a scrapie ID prior to exhibiting at the fair. All market lambs & goats must have a scrapie tag in their ear prior to arriving at Lamb & Goat Registration. If a lamb or goat does not have a scrapie ID at weigh-in, the animal will be dismissed. Ear tag IDs must be in the animal’s ear.

Born and Raised Market Lamb Class:  4-H and FFA members who raised their own market lambs will have the opportunity to show in an extra class held immediately following the regular market lamb show.  To register, youth must check yes on their Market Lamb Registration/Stall Sheet.

Carcass Lamb:  The Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association is sponsoring a carcass lamb activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes on their Market Lamb Registration/Stall Sheet.

Need a stall sheet? Visit our website.

Breeding Rabbit Registration

Breeding Rabbit Registration is scheduled for June 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Barn on the fairgrounds.  All rabbits must be tattooed at that time if they do not already have a tattoo.

Bring your completed Breeding Rabbit Registration/Hutch Sheet with you on June 4. Please be sure the stall sheet is signed by a club volunteer before registration. If it is not signed, club volunteer will need to come to the Extension Office by June 15 for your entry to be complete.

If your rabbits are already tattooed, you can complete your Rabbit Registration/Hutch Sheet and submit it to the Extension Office by June 15. Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline.

Need a stall sheet? Visit our website.

Speaking Contest Reminders

Encourage youth to participate in our county public speaking contests this summer! Practicing public speaking at a young age helps 4-H members develop communication skills that will benefit them throughout life.

Participants will receive a certificate and a $10 Walmart gift card. Top placing members/teams will also receive an award before the Junior Fair Parade. Information and resources to help youth prepare are available online: http://go.osu.edu/speakingcontests.

June 19 @ the Extension Office, Deadline to Register is June 8

Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks, 5:00 p.m.

Health & Safety Speaking, 7:00 p.m.

Junior Camp Reminders

Junior Camp is from June 10-14. Registered participants can download the camper packet which has details they need on our website. There is also a great video from our camp counselors to help pack for camp!

Cloverbud Camp Reminders

Cloverbud Camp Registrations are now available!. The deadline to register is June 12, 4:30 p.m. Visit the 4-H Youth Development>4-H Cloverbuds page of our website for more information.

Livestock Quality Assurance Deadline Reminder

The deadline for youth exhibitors to receive their Quality Assurance Certification in order to exhibit at the Muskingum County Fair is June 15. There are a few out of county dates still available.

Junior Fair Stall Sheet/Registration Deadline Reminder

All Stall Sheets are due June 15 to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Leased Horses and Market Rabbits. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! This is not a postmark deadline. Leases for Dairy and Llama projects are also due.

Volunteers received stall sheets when they completed their club book order and should disburse them to all members. Forms are also available on our website under 4-H Youth Development>Junior Fair. A volunteer from each club must collect ALL stall sheets, review them for accuracy and compare with project enrollment, sign them and submit them to the Extension Office for the club.

Each exhibitor must submit only ONE stall sheet per specie.  The only exception is if an exhibitor is registering through two different clubs/chapters in the same species, then a stall sheet is required for each club. (For example, John is exhibiting a market steer through his 4-H club and a breeding heifer through FFA, then John will need a beef stall sheet for 4-H and beef stall sheet for FFA.)

Dog Registration Forms Due

A Dog Registration Form must be submitted to the Extension Office by June 15 at 4:30 p.m. to be eligible to participate in the Dog Show on July 19. Proof of Vaccinations must accompany all Dog Registration Forms. More information can be found on page 15 of the 2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook.

PAS Show Reminder

Muskingum County youth interested in registering for the PAS Show (State Fair Horse Qualifier) should register through their 4-H volunteers by June 19 at 4:30 p.m. Information for volunteers can be found in the letter that was sent.

Out of County Participants – Registration form, horse identification form and $10 entry fee per class is due by June 19 to OSU Extension Muskingum County, 225 Underwood Street, Zanesville, OH 43701. Checks can be made payable to: Muskingum County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee. Full refunds will be given only to those who cancel their registration by 12:00 Noon on Monday, June 19 by calling OSU Extension Muskingum County at 740-454-0144.

Ohio State Fair Livestock and Dog Show Entry Deadline

Youth wishing to show livestock or dogs at the Ohio State Fair must complete the entry process by June 20. Youth are strongly encouraged to complete the entry process online. If you choose to complete the paper entry form, please be sure Stefanie or Jamie are available in the office to sign before stopping by. For more information, visit the Ohio State Fair’s website.

Writing Project Portfolios Due

Youth enrolled in Project #587: Writing and Reporting for Teens or #588: The Writer in You must submit their writing portfolios to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on June 20 to be reviewed by the judge prior to still project judging. Failure to do so will result in loss of at least one letter grade at judging. Members will not receive their portfolio back before judging. Portfolios will be brought to judging by the judge. More information can be found on page 5 of the 2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook.

Still Project Judging Reminders

Youth must attend a county level judging for still projects this year. There will be no advisor grade options this year. Options are Early Judging by appointment on June 20 or 26, or Still Project Judging on July 10. More information can be found on page 5 of the 2018 Muskingum County 4-H Family Handbook.