Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistant Applications Now Available! Due May 15

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation. Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2022.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 12 or July 21)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person (paid at go.osu.edu/4HEYA25);
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired. TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair. Their term is September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances (foos.61@osu.edu), Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu), or Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu)

Jonathan Kuhn Memorial Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline April 2

On September 26, 2020, Jonathan Kuhn passed away as a result of an atv accident. Jonathan had a passion for farming and all things agriculture related.

Jonathan enjoyed spending his time outdoors farming and being around tractors, going fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife. He loved his family and friends and those who knew him knew he would do anything for them. He always gave the best hugs, which will be missed by so many. He was a 2012 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and employed by the Muskingum County Engineers Office.


Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or current college student enrolled in a degree or certificate program for agricultural studies. They must be a resident of Muskingum County and have a GPA of 2.5 or above. As a part of the application, they must submit two letters of recommendation.

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Campership Application Now Available!

Camperships and multiple child discounts are provided by FruhQuip and other local donors.

Deadline is April 15! Complete it online: 2022 Campership Application

2022 Muskingum County 4-H Junior Camp Dates for Campers: June 10-13 @ 4-H Camp Ohio
June 10: Staggered morning check-in at times to be announced

June 13: Staggered morning check-out at times to be announced

Campership Guidelines
Camperships (scholarships to assist youth in paying camp fees) are available to Muskingum County 4-H 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, 2022.
Application Process:
  1. Complete one form for each youth. All information must be complete to be considered for a campership. An incomplete form will not be considered.
  2. Late applications will not be considered.
  3. Campership funds will only be awarded for the individual named on the application. Awarded camperships must be used for the 2022 camp.
  4. Priority will be 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.
  5. 2022 Muskingum County 4-H Junior Camp Fee Schedule
    • Single Child Rate – $180 per camper, only one camper in the family
    • Multiple Child Rate – $155 per camper, more than one camper in the family
    • Campership Rate – $100 per camper, any camper awarded a scholarship
  6. Youth awarded a scholarship will still be required to reserve a spot through the camp pre-registration process (begins April 25) AND complete camper registration by May 12, 2022.
  7. County 4-H staff will review applications. All information on the application will be kept confidential. Notice of camperships will be sent via e-mail. In the event the child will not be registering for camp, please notify us as soon as possible so that the scholarship may be awarded to another applicant.
  8. Muskingum County 4-H must pay 4-H Camp Ohio for all campers who register for camp. If a child registers for camp and does not attend, he/she may not be eligible for scholarship assistance in the future.

Ohio Pork Council Junior Swine Day

Check out the 2022 Junior Swine Day Event hosted by the Ohio Pork Council!

Sat, April 2, 2022

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT


Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

100 Green Meadows Drive South

Lewis Center, OH 43035


Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the pig industry on topics like showmanship, animal selection, nutrition, and so much more. Follow the link below to secure your FREE tickets.


2022 4-H Shooting Sports – Archery Program Details


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. 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 20, 27; May 11, 18, 25; June 1 and an additional June date TBA. Events will take place at the Poultry Barn @ the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Project Judging

Projects must be judged at Early Judging on June 22 or 28 (by appointment) or Still Project Judging on July 6. Members must bring completed project book and an educational display. Refer to pages 5, 7-8 and 12 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 Archery Instructor & Volunteer



Backyard Poultry Biosecurity Session on Zoom

Thanks to Tim McDermott, Ohio 4-H is pleased to offer Backyard Poultry Biosecurity

  • With concerns are around HPAI and poultry rising, especially as we approach fair season, good biosecurity practices are very important! Learn about health risk and biosecurity practices specific to poultry projects with Dr. Tim McDermott! Youth and adults are welcome to join us on April 5th from 5:30-7:00pm on Zoom (Zoom link and details below).


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Meeting ID: 975 1045 5262

Password: 730686

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Ohio 4-H Club Officer Training

4-H youth and adult volunteers are invited to participate in a virtual 4-H Club Officer training on April 6 at 7 p.m.

Basic Parliamentary ProcedureSuccessful Meetings
Officer Breakout Sessions
Demonstration of a 4-H Club Meeting

Download the flyer for more information: Ohio 4-H Club Officer Training_2022



Muskingum County Board of Elections Youth at the Booth Opportunity

The Muskingum County Board of Elections is looking for teens to participate in their Youth at the Booth program.

Here are details on the program:

  1. Must be 17 years old by the date of the election to work. They also must be a resident of Muskingum County. The next election is a Primary and is scheduled for May 3rd.
  2. Provides an opportunity to be involved in a community service project and gives hands-on experience assisting citizens with the voting process.
  3. Students can document this experience to use on a college application, scholarship application, a resume, or a job application.
  4. Participants are required to attend an election worker training. They would receive $30 for attending a training and $125 for working on Election Day.
  5. Students would be responsible for getting permission to participate from their parents, teachers, coaches, and employers.
  6. Some school districts will be open on May 3rd, so students would need to work with their principal to get an excused absence.
  7. There would also be some paperwork that would need completed by the students and signed by their parents and one of their teachers.

Contact Cheryl West for more information: boe@muskingumcountyoh.gov or (740) 455-7120.