New Volunteer Applications Now Available! Due January 31

Interested in serving as a club or committee volunteer starting in 2023? Adults who desire to volunteer their time, energy and talents to Ohio State University Extension and the Muskingum County 4-H program as a club or committee volunteer must successfully complete the volunteer selection process. Volunteer applicants must have approval from the club organizational volunteer or committee president to be considered. Upon completion of the application, the club organizational volunteer will receive an e-mail asking them to confirm the applicant as a potential volunteer for their club. Jamie will contact committee presidents directly if there is any question about volunteer applicants! 

This year, the application can be completed and submitted entirely online! The required interview will take place via Zoom and the orientation session will be in person. 

Find details and the application on our website: Completed Volunteer Applications MUST be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2023 to begin the selection process in 2023.  All steps of the volunteer selection process must be completed by March 1, 2023 to begin volunteer service in 2023. 

Reminder to organizational volunteers:All 4-H clubs must have at least two approved volunteers by March 1, 2023. Clubs that do not have two approved volunteers on March 1 will not be considered active for the 2023 program year. 

Interested in starting a 4-H Club in 2023? Contact Jamie ( in January for more information!

Speak Up, Speak Out! Virtual SPIN Club Opportunity

Speak Up, Speak Out! i s a virtual 4-H SPecial INterest (SPIN) Club for youth Grades 6-12, who want to improve their public speaking skills and overcome their fear.

Participants will learn basic speaking skills and the importance of effective verbal and non-verbal communication.

When: Tuesdays –January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 21
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free!
Register at:

All About Beef! Zoom Webinars in December

Geared towards youth participants taking beef projects but anyone is welcome!

All Webinars are 6-7:30 p.m.

Webinar links and details below:
Thursday, December 8th: Beef Cattle Nutrition
Nutrition best practices, how nutrition impacts meat quality

Wednesday, December 14th: Beef Cattle Health
Protecting animal health at home and at the fair, common disease ID, and more!

Monday, December 19th: Beef Cattle Handling and Welfare
Animal handling and welfare at home and at the fair, impact of handling and stress of meat quality

Presenters Include:
Dr. Steve Boyles, OSU Beef Extension Specialist
Dr. Lyda Garcia, OSU Meat Extension Specialist
Dr. Andrew Bowman, OSU Veterinary Medicine
Bo Garcia, OSU Graduate Research Associate
Garth Ruff, OSU Beef Field Specialist
Dr. Jacqueline Nolting, OSU Veterinary Medicine