4-H Night at the Columbus Blue Jackets

What: A fun, family night for 4-H at the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ vs Seattle Kraken). A portion of tickets sold will go to the Ohio 4-H program ($10 for upper bowl tickets and $20 for lower bowl tickets will come back to 4-H). 4-H will be recognized briefly at the game.

Who: ALL Ohio 4-H families (all 4-H professionals, donors/supporters, alumni, volunteers, members and families).

When: Friday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Where: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.

How: www.bluejackets.com/4-H


  • Lower bowl ‐ $69 per ticket.
  • Upper bowl ‐ $41 per ticket.

Why/Purpose of the Event:

  • Raise money for Ohio 4-H. A portion of the ticket sales (purchased on the unique ticket website created for 4-H) will be given to the 4-H.
  • Provide a unique event for 4-H alumni and current 4-H families.
  • Promote the Ohio 4-H program to a new audience. There will be a brief slide and message in between periods during the game that will recognize 4-H.

Lamb & Wool Ambassador Application Available! Due March 16

The Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association is sponsoring a Lamb and Wool Senior Ambassador and a Lamb and Wool Junior Ambassador Contest for 2023. Download the Application.

All persons who are 14-21 years of age as of 1/1/2023 with a 4-H/FFA sheep/lamb project or a sheep-related background are eligible for Senior Ambassador. All persons who are 9-13 years of age as of 1/1/2023 with a 4-H/FFA sheep/lamb project or have a sheep-related background are eligible for Junior Ambassador.

If you are interested and meet all eligibility requirements of this letter, please complete the application and essay and return via email or mail to: Haley Lake at:  haleylake37@gmail.com or Haley Lake 11320 Norfield Road Norwich, Ohio 43767

 Be sure to request confirmation of receipt to be sure that your application was received. If no confirmation is given, call 740-319-4307. Applications must be received by March 16th, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Interviews will be held on March 29th, 2023 in the evening at the Muskingum County Extension Office.  Each applicant will be contacted with time and location information. Winners will be announced at our annual banquet on April 17, 2023 held in the Veteran’s Building at the Fairgrounds.

The Senior and Junior Ambassador duties will be to assist with promotional and educational events of the Muskingum County Sheep Producers Association at the state and local levels. A suggested list of possible activities and events will be provided and coordinated with the MCSPIA. If you have any further questions, please contact Director Haley Lake of the Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association at 740-319-4307.

Congratulations 2023 County Ambassadors, State Trips & Camp Scholarships & County Medal Winners

Congratulations to the following youth who were selected for opportunities this year!

These youth will be recognized during the 4-H Awards Ceremony Sunday night of the Muskingum County Fair.

First Name Last Name County Opportunity County Medals State Awards Nominee
Landyn Andrews County 4-H Ambassador Horse
Dyllon Ault Llama
Brianna Bradley Goat, Rabbits, Gardening & Horticulture
Koby Bradley Creative Arts
Kylie Bradley County 4-H Ambassador Creative Arts, Leadership, Citizenship & Community Service
Braylie Burkey County 4-H Ambassador Woodworking
William Dearing County 4-H Ambassador, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp Goat, Sheep, Gardening & Horticulture
Addison Derry County 4-H Ambassador
Alyssa Derry County 4-H Ambassador
Logan Lyon Beef
Aaron McConnell County 4-H Ambassador, State Leadership Camp
Maddy McConnell County 4-H Ambassador Rabbits
Eli McDonald County 4-H Ambassador, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp Goat
Jack McDonald Rabbits
Eliza Jane Morrow County 4-H Ambassador, Citizenship Washington Focus Beef, Clothing & Textiles, Leadership, Personal Development, Swine, Communications
Titus Morrow Beef, Swine, Woodworking
Halle Peck State Leadership Camp
Hayden Weck County 4-H Ambassador, State Leadership Camp Creative Arts, Leadership, Food & Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Companion Animals Food & Nutrition

2023 4-H Project & Resource Book Price Update

4-H project and resource books are purchased by the 4-H Club and distributed to members. Members should communicate with their club volunteers related to which materials are needed for the current year.

There is an increase cost for 4-H publications in 2023. When ordered from the Extension Office, project books are $8 and resource books are $15, except 220R Pocket Pets ($10), 228R Rabbit Resource ($10) and 492R Cake Decorating ($8).



2023 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Available! Due February 3

The 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. Teen leaders and volunteers learn together and from each other in order to become better at delivering the Ohio 4-H Program to our members. A variety of educational sessions ensures that there is something for everyone!

Who: Teens and Volunteers

What: Ohio 4-H Conference

When: Saturday, March 11

Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Registration fees for the conference are $40. $20 scholarships are offered through the TSC Paper Clover Campaign (teens) and Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund (adults). Camp Counselors are paid for through Junior Camp fees. Muskingum County 4-H Junior Leaders will cover the additional $20 for enrolled members.

Final Cost:

Teen: Camp Counselor/Junior Leaders – NO COST

Teen/Adult: Not Camp Counselor/Junior Leaders $20 fee

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Form

Registration Booklet (with session list)

Deadline to submit registrations to the Extension Office is Friday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m.

OSU Extension must pay for all individuals who register for the conference. If someone registers and does not attend, he/she will be asked to pay the scholarship amount back to the office and may not be eligible for future scholarships.

Cross County Lines Request – Submit by March 15

Youth are expected to affiliate with the 4-H program in their county of residence or receive approval for membership outside their county of residence.

4-H Membership Across County Lines Request – The request form must be completed by any youth requesting 4-H membership in Muskingum County when their primary residence is located in another county. Once granted, the permission for membership across county lines shall be permanent and stable for the duration of the youth’s 4-H membership. This means the youth does not need to apply each year. It also means that once granted, they cannot change counties unless circumstances change. If the youth’s circumstances change (e.g., residence, school, or custody), the cross county lines membership can be reevaluated.

Be sure to review the policy, as there are specific reasons a request can be approved and specific reasons it cannot be: 4-H Membership Across County Lines Policy. Find the request form online: go.osu.edu/muskacl. It is strongly recommended this form is submitted by March 15.

The Winning 4-H Plan: Accommodations for Youth with Special Needs due April 15

The Winning 4-H Plan enables youth to tailor the 4-H experience to their needs and helps maintain a positive relationship between the youth’s family, 4-H volunteers, and the county 4-H professionals.

Members who have previously submitted a request form do not need to submit again. The Extension Office will contact enrolled youth with a Winning 4-H Plan from the previous year in April to ask for any requested changes. If no changes are requested, accommodations will be listed as they were the previous year. If the member was not in 4-H last year, please contact the office so the previous plan can be updated.

Access the form: go.osu.edu/muskw4hplan.