July 22 Family Update

One of my most frequently asked questions right now is in regards to completion of 4-H livestock projects in 2020 in light of the cancellation of the Muskingum County Fair.

Here’s a reminder:
Livestock Projects – Youth can complete a livestock project in 4-H by participating in Virtual Livestock Skillathon or by contacting the Extension Office if accommodations are needed. Virtual Livestock Skillathon through Flipgrid video submission is the preferred method; however, we can discuss alternative options for youth with Winning 4-H Plans or families who may not have access to adequate technology to complete in this way. Internet access is only required for video submission, so some families have uploaded pre-recorded videos at times when they have better access to internet. Showing at a livestock show unaffiliated with the Muskingum County Fair does not meet requirements for project completion.

Virtual 4-H Still Project Judging and Junior Fair Livestock Skillathon 

If you haven’t already, don’t miss your chance to register online through July 23 at 11:59 p.m.https://go.osu.edu/judgingregistration!

We also extended the deadline for video submissions on Flipgrid to August 9 at 11:59 p.m. This gives all families two extra weeks, but we encourage you to start soon in case you encounter problems.

The following documents will assist members in preparing and submitting Flipgrid videos:


OSU Extension Office Reopening

Beginning this week, the OSU Extension Office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday during the following hours: 10:00 am – 12 noon and 2:00 pm – 4: 00 pm. Clientele are encouraged to call ahead so we can meet your needs (740-454-0144). If you wish to meet with a particular staff member, it is suggested you contact that individual directly, as limited staff will be available on each day. Visitors will be allowed only in select areas and will be limited to one person inside the front reception area at a time. We will conduct as much business as possible via curbside service.
To enter our office, clientele must:
  • Answer questions about your health:
    • your temperature
    • any symptoms
    • your exposure to COVID-19
  • Wear a face mask
  • Practice social distancing of 6 ft apart
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering


Muskingum County Youth Livestock Expo 

The committee meeting scheduled for July 22 has been moved from the sale barn to the Adamsville Ball Park next to the Twp Garage For more information or if you have questions, please contact Jim Porter at 740-819-9839. This effort is not affiliated with the Muskingum County Agricultural Society (Senior Fair Board) or OSU Extension.