Campership Application Now Available!

The Campership Application for our 2020 Junior Camp is now available on our website!

Camperships (scholarships to assist youth in paying camp fees) are available to Muskingum County 4-H community club members through donations from local sponsors. Junior Camp is open to youth age 8 and in the third grade to age 13 as of January 1, 2020. These scholarships are provided through a generous donation from FruhQuip, Inc. and designed to help families with financial need send their children to camp. Priority is given to families with financial need, where children would not be able to attend camp without scholarship support. This includes families with multiple children who may be unable to send all siblings to camp due to cost, members from low-socio economic homes, and families who have extenuating financial circumstances.

If you’d like more information about Junior Camp, please visit our website or feel free to contact me with questions. This year’s camp is June 9-13 at 4-H Camp Ohio.

Download the application for more details!

2020 Muskingum County 4-H Shooting Sports – New Archery Program


To provide a means for 4-H youth ages 9 years to 18 years to meet the requirements set forth by 4-H Project Book #751 – Archery.

Youth Outcomes

9-13 year old members (youth must be 9 years old as of January 1 to enroll in project)

  1. Youth development through safe and responsible use of archery equipment.
  • Learn safety rules and become familiar with archery range safety and procedures.
  1. Identify archery goals and objectives.
  • Learn parts of the bow and arrow.
  • Become successful in executing shooting techniques.
  1. Take part in learning experiences, service learning and leadership activities.

14-18 year old members

  1. Same as 9-13 year old members.
  2. Become a Junior Leader to assist Range Officer with the younger members – be a mentor.

How do I sign up?

Youth must enroll in 751 Archery Project in 4HOnline by March 15. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 youth.

Project Completion Requirements

Each member must participate in 6 shoots, which will take place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Only 10 youth can shoot at one time; therefore, one hour groups will be utilized to accommodate 20 youth this year. Enrolled youth will be contacted with more details.

Shoot Dates:

April 15 – Mandatory first shoot

April 29

May 6 and 20

June 3 and 17

June 20 – Family Fun Shoot

July 1

Project Judging

Projects must be judged at Early Judging on June 23 or July 1 (by appointment) or Still Project Judging on July 8. Members must bring completed project book and an educational display. Refer to pages 5, 11-12 and 17 of the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual for details.

Equipment Needs

Equipment and safety gear will be provided, but must be shared by those in need. Expect to take turns. Archers may bring their own equipment. Clothing must be of good fit; baggy clothing is not permitted. Closed toe shoes must be worn.  Items recommended: Arm guard, finger protectors, eye protection, Genesis recurve or compound bow (maximum draw weight 60 pounds).

Contact Information

Kevin Wagner                              

4-H Volunteer Archery Instructor                             



2020 DairyPalooza

The 2020 DairyPalooza is celebrating 10 years as being the premier 4-H dairy event in the state of Ohio! This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 25 at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. In the morning a state-certified Quality Assurance program for 4-H-aged youth will be offered, while adults and Cloverbuds can attend tracks of sessions designed for them. In the afternoon, youth can go to breakout sessions of their choice covering a range of topics – nutrition, showmanship and fitting, reproduction, genomics and more.

Registration starts at 8:00am, with the program beginning at 9:00am. The pre-registration deadline is April 4, at a cost of $6.00 per person. With this you will receive a t-shirt, pizza lunch, take-home materials, and more. Late- or Walk-in registrations will cost $10.00 per person, and will not include the t-shirt, but will include pizza and take-home materials while they last. People can register as an individual/family online. People may also register as a group, as well as using paper registration.

The DairyPalooza website is:  For more information please refer to the website and/or contact Lisa Gress at

Livestock Care & Feed Workshop Details – February 22

Presented by New Philadelphia Heritage Country Store & The Muskingum County Junior Fair Livestock Committee

Muskingum County Fairgrounds Veteran’s Building
1300 Pershing Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Swine, Beef, Sheep, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Equine

Breakfast & Lunch available

Heritage Cooperative Retail Trailer will be onsite with Feed, Tack & Show Supplies

Featuring Purina, Sunglo & Nutrena Show Feeds.
Show Products from Sullivan’s & Weaver

Door Prizes throughout the Day!

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks & Heritage Cooperative Product/Feed Introduction

Breakout Sessions

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Swine

Animal selection
Nutrition & Supplements
Skin Care
Show Utensils
Daily Care & Routine

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Dairy Cattle

Nutrition & Supplements
Show Utensils
Daily Care & Routine

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Beef

Nutrition & Supplements
Hair Care & Grooming
Hair Care Tools & Products

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Poultry & Rabbits

Animal selection
Nutrition & Supplements
Daily Care & Routine

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sheep & Goats

Animal selection
Nutrition & Supplements
Daily Care & Routine

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Equine

Special Thanks to Sponsors:
Muskingum County Livestock Committee
Muskingum County Agricultural Society
Heritage Country Store New Philadelphia
WHIZ Media Group

Join us for a Virtual Field Trip at Windy Ridge Jerseys

Join us for an exciting LIVE experience with Windy Ridge Jerseys! Participants will be able explore the farm and ask questions to the Hodges. This trip will also feature Muskingum County 4-H members telling about their projects! The trip will take place February 18th at 9:30 a.m. To join us LIVE or to request the recorded version follow the link: Feel free to share this email with school personnel.


NO Pullorum Testing on Poultry for 2020 Fair Season!

Due to the fact that there is no S. pullorum antigen available for testing, Ohio is waiving the S. pullorum testing requirement for the 2020 fair season. Youth who purchase market birds will still need to provide the bill of sale from a Pullorum-free flock.

4HOnline Enrollment Now Open! How Do I Enroll?

The 4HOnline Enrollment System opened for Muskingum County 4-H on February 1. Enrollments must be entered and confirmed by the Club Data Manager no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 16.

NEW THIS YEAR! New 4-H families (no youth in the family have ever been in 4-H) will need to contact Debbie Dunn at the Extension Office ( to create a new family profile. Please provide Family Name, Family e-mail address, phone number, mailing address and 4-H member names.

For more information on how to enroll, visit our website:

Tips are also available on pages 7-8 the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual, which you should receive a hard copy of from your club volunteer or can be viewed online.

Reminder to Club Data Managers: You will not be able to log into your club until you complete your volunteer enrollment and it is approved by the Extension Office. The sooner you do this, the better!

If you have questions, please contact the Extension Office (740-454-0144,

What Happens Next in 4-H: February Monthly Highlights

4-H Committee Meeting – February 3, 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 5, 6-8 p.m.

New 4-H Club volunteers must attend one of two orientation sessions offered, January 28 or February 5.

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Due – February 7

Registration materials can be found here.

New Cloverbud Volunteer Orientation – February 10, 6-8 p.m.

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

4-H CARTEENS Program – February 13

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.

Deadline to Complete New Volunteer Process – February 15

New Volunteer applicants must have all parts of the process complete.

Ohio 4-H Scholarship Deadline – February 15

The application is online:

Muskingum County 4-H Week – February 16-22

Clubs are encouraged to help us promote 4-H in Muskingum County by participating in a social media campaigns. Find details here.

Camp Team Program Committee Meetings – February 17, Designated Times

Camp Counselors will meet with their assigned Program Committees.

4-H Kick-Off – February 18, 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 an I 4-H bumper sticker!

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!

Camp Team Meeting #2 – February 20 – Campbassadors, 5:15 p.m., Everyone 6-8 p.m.

Camp Counselors and staff will meet at the Extension Office.

Livestock Feed & Care Workshop – February 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Heritage Cooperative will provide a Livestock Feed & Care Workshop for all species at the Veteran’s Building on the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. More details to come when available. Lunch provided by the Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association.

Junior Fair Board – February 24, 6-7:30 p.m.

Junior Fair Board will meet at the Extension Office.

Junior Leaders @ Webb Financial – February 25, 6 p.m.

Junior Leaders will visit Webb Financial Group and learn more about successful adulting. Details will be shared via e-mail.

Cloverbud Science Saturday – February 29, 10-11 a.m.

Registration for Cloverbud Science Saturday on February 29th is now OPEN! Follow the link below to register! Limited to the first 20 participants!