August 14 Family Update

Our 4-H life has been anything but typical this year. I miss our 4-H family and I miss the events that traditionally highlight summer – and I’m sure you would agree! I’ve used words like “virtual” and “cancelled” more times than I ever imagined. As a I reflect on a year that has brought challenges we never imagined, I realize that what’s most important about 4-H wasn’t cancelled in 2020. It can’t be taken away from us. As long as we have committed volunteers and families like you who believe in our cause, we continue to teach valuable life skills to young people.

Initiative. Compassion. Responsibility. Problem Solving. Communication. Teamwork. Citizenship. Resilience.

It’s who we are, no matter the circumstances. We make the best better, but we also know how to take lemons and make lemonade!

In a typical year, I start working on the 4-H calendar for the next year almost immediately after the fair. There are still a lot of unknowns at this point that will likely call for us to be flexible again as we plan for and participate in 4-H programs in 2021.

Project Judging Update
As of today, all submitted project videos have been sent to judges to be evaluated. We had 300 Still Project submissions and 532 Livestock Submissions! Judges have through August 26 to judge projects, then we will begin the process of sending feedback. We will also announce award winners in September! We appreciate your patience as this is a new process for everyone involved. Awards and other year end items will be distributed to 4-H Clubs, and we will ask volunteers to make sure these awards are delivered to you.

Submit your Outtakes and Bloopers to Flipgrid!
We want to see your project video bloopers & outtakes! I know they are out there, because I’ve been seeing them and hearing about them. Submit your favorite clip!

Visit and enter:
Join Code: outtakes
Password: Musk4h!!

Blue Ribbon Worship Service
This Sunday, August 16 at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Muskingum University’s WMCO Radio will broadcast a recorded worship service featuring members of Junior Leaders, a message by Muskingum County 4-H alum David Morrow and local musicians! They will also memorialize members of the 4-H/fair community who passed away since the 2019 fair.

Tune in to 90.7 FM or stream online:

Special thanks to Junior Leaders advisor and WMCO Radio Director Dr. Lisa Marshall and Junior Leader Devotion Chair Eliza Jane Morrow for putting this together!

Muskingum Youth Livestock Premium

4-H youth who would have sold a market animal at the 2020 Muskingum County Fair may be interested in registering to receive funds from the Muskingum Youth Livestock Premium. Registration forms are due August 16. They will also be accepted in person at the Muskingum County Community Foundation from 9 a.m.-12 p.m on Monday, August 17.

More information can be found on the Muskingum Youth Livestock Premium Facebook Page or the website: Registration forms are available on the website.

Note: This project is not affiliated with OSU Extension and Muskingum County 4-H.