Show Your Muskingum County 4-H Pride on Facebook!

Are you a Muskingum County 4-H member? Volunteer? Parent? Alumni? Supporter?

Then YOU are Muskingum County 4-H! Show your pride as we prepare to celebrate Muskingum County 4-H Week, February 10-16. Let your Facebook friends know that you are Muskingum County 4-H and share how they can become part of our 4-H family!

If you are logged in to Facebook, visit and follow the directions below!

Are you a local business owner? Do you hire and/or supervise employees in your job? We need your feedback!

Last fall, OSU Extension completed a state-wide needs assessment to help us better understand how we can serve Ohioans. Selected local clientele who support our programming in 4-H, Agriculture and Natural Resources and Family and Consumer Sciences responded to an e-mail survey to provide us with information specific to Muskingum County.

Of the six impact areas that are the focus of OSU Extension’s work, Workforce Development was rated as the highest priority for Muskingum County. Within this Impact Area, we are discussing issues such as Workplace Preparedness for Youth, Communication Skills and Leadership Skills Development. As a 4-H Educator, I am excited about the role our 4-H program can play in developing valuable workplace skills in our youth!

Throughout 2019, members of our staff will be asking different groups to answer a question directed at issues related to workforce development. Specifically, I will seek feedback from adults and youth connected with the 4-H program. Our goal with this process is to actively serve the people of Muskingum County by identifying and developing programs, products and services that address the need for workforce development in our community.

Here’s how you can help…

Complete our ONE QUESTION survey!

What’s Happening Next in 4-H: February Monthly Highlights

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Due – Extended to February 4

Registration materials can be found here.

4-H Committee Meeting – February 4, 6-7:30 p.m.

The 4-H Committee will meet in the Extension Office Meeting Room from 6-7:30 p.m.

New Volunteer Orientation – February 7, 6-8 p.m.

New 4-H Club volunteers must attend one of two orientation sessions offered, February 7 or February 20.

Muskingum County 4-H Week – February 10-16

Clubs are encouraged to help us promote 4-H in Muskingum County by participating in the club display contest and Facebook photo contest. Find details here.

New Cloverbud Volunteer Orientation – February 11, 6-8 p.m.

New Cloverbud Volunteers must attend this orientation at the Extension Office.

4-H Kick-Off – February 13, 6-7:30 p.m.

Rolling Plains United Methodist Church, 3350 Moxahala Park Rd., Zanesville

Project & Opportunity Fair 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

County Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.

The first 250 attendees will receive a 4-H cup! Youth who bring a friend who is not a current 4-H member will receive a reward, and so will their friend!

Learn more about 4-H, Earn Club Participation Points, View Award Winning Project Displays, Enter 1/2 Camp Scholarship Drawing, Preview 200+ Project Books, check out the photo booth and much more!

4-H CARTEENS Program – February 14

4-H CARTEENS takes place at the Muskingum County Juvenile Court. Youth interested in becoming 4-H CARTEENS volunteer presenters should contact the Extension Office for details.

Cross County Lines Request Forms Due – February 15

Cross County Lines membership request forms are due in our office by 4:30 p.m.

Camp Team Program Committee Meetings – ALL DAY

Camp Counselors will meet with their assigned Program Committees,

New Volunteer Orientation – February 20, 10 a.m.-12 noon

New 4-H Club volunteers must attend one of two orientation sessions offered, February 7 or February 20.

Camp Team Meeting #1 – February 21 – Campbassadors, 5:15 p.m., Everyone 6-8 p.m.

Camp Counselors and staff will meet at the Extension Office.

Junior Leaders @ Snow Trails – February 22

Junior Leaders will Glow Tube at Snow Trails. Details will be shared via e-mail.

Making eXtreme Counselors Workshop – February 23-24

Registered counselors will receive details from the committee via e-mail

Junior Fair Board – February 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

Junior Fair Board will meet at the Extension Office.

Camp Team Meeting #2 – February 27 – Campbassadors, 5:15 p.m., Everyone 6-8 p.m.

Camp Counselors and staff will meet at the Extension Office.

Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship Application Due – February 28

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.