Reminder: Youth must attend a county level judging for still projects this year. There will be no advisor grade options this year. More information can be found on page 5 of the 2021 Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual.
Still Project Judging is Wednesday, July 7 at the Veteran’s Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Please refer to the 2021 Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual for the following information:
- Project Completion Guidelines, Page 5
- Still Project Judging Schedule by Club, Page 7
- General Information about Still Project Judging, Page 8
- Still Project Judging Requirements (what to do, what to bring), Pages 9-14
COVID-19 Notes from Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events:
- Social distancing is encouraged.
- Face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated.
- Individuals and/or family members may not attend if they or anyone living their household is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, or has been directly exposed (confirmed or suspected) to COVID-19 if they are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccinations are our best current protection against infection and a fatal outcome. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask; however we strongly recommend eligible, but unvaccinated individuals to continue to properly wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.
The Ohio 4-H Foundation Board has recently voted to add 3 young alumni positions to the Foundation Board beginning January 1, 2022.
The positions they are looking to fill are for 4-H alumni ages 21-30. The board will be looking for diversity in all aspects for the 3 candidates they choose. It will be important that these members have time to devote to a new alumni pen pal program, and can advocate from the young alumni perspective to the board.
Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications for the 2021-22 year are now available and can be found on our website at go.osu.edu/TLC! Please let any interested individual know so they may apply. Please note, because it is only a one year term, current TLC members who wish to continue their service must re-apply.
- Applications and more information about the group can be found online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021 to Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org). We recognize this falls during some county fairs, so encourage teens to apply early! The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.
Since Fair Entry opened in early May and families have begun completing livestock entries for the 2021 Muskingum County Fair, several key questions/things have come up. Reviewing these items will help the process flow more smoothly. This is a learning year for all of us!
- In order for an animal to be exhibited at the fair, it must be entered in an animal class – NOT just a showmanship class. Animal class entries require exhibitors to identify the animals they will exhibit. We’ve had a few youth only entered in a Showmanship class and have rejected these entries so the animal class entries can be added.
- Animals that are required to be registered at a county level registration event (market goats, market lambs, breeding rabbits that are not tattooed and market rabbits) CANNOT be entered until after the registration event. You will need the animal ID (Fair Tag # or tattoo) in order to complete the registration.
- Back-up animals must be entered – these are entered as a SEPARATE ENTRY, not on the same entry as your primary animal (unless it is an entry for a pen of lambs/rabbits).
- Household back-ups must be registered in the name of EACH child that is using it as a back up.
- Please make ALL entries for ALL family members before submitting your invoice for a specific deadline, or you will not be able to add additional entries to any family member.
- This means if a youth/family has multiple entries, including one that has to go to a registration event on June 7, they should wait until after June 7 to complete all entries for the youth family.
YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE COMPLETE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: go.osu.edu/entryhelp
Ohio Youth Skillathon information for VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON sessions is now online at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons
VIRTUAL Skillathon Registration is due by JUNE 14th, 2021!
A few important notes:
- Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) awards MUST participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair
- Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor (OBE) awards MUST participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online