Muskingum County 4-H Sponsorship Opportunity

Download the Sponsorship Form

Since 2014, the Muskingum County Reverse Raffle Committee raised more than $101,907 for Muskingum County 4-H. Approximately one-third of this amount went to the Muskingum County 4-H Endowment Fund, providing long-term support for the 4-H program through an annual interest distribution to OSU Extension, Muskingum County. The remaining seventy percent went directly to the Muskingum County 4-H Committee to benefit all Muskingum County 4-H members and volunteers.

In November, the Muskingum County Reverse Raffle Committee made the difficult decision to discontinue the annual raffle. While many volunteers helped the night of the reverse raffle, there were not enough volunteers to operate the committee throughout the year. An event of this magnitude requires hours of volunteer work from May through the night of the event in November and into mid-November for wrap-up.  The volunteer group was about one-third of the size it was when the reverse raffle began in 2014.

The Muskingum County 4-H Committee will take over fundraising for Muskingum County 4-H via an annual sponsorship program. Funds raised through this sponsorship program are combined with other committee fundraisers to assist OSU Extension staff in offering a variety of educational opportunities for youth and volunteers. We hope that you will show the 4-H Committee the same support you have shown for the reverse raffle event.

Sponsors will receive the following recognition for their contributions, if postmarked by April 15:

  • Signage at events – 4-H Still Project Judging, Junior Fair Livestock Skillathon, Muskingum County Fair Junior Fair Building during Fair, 4-H Adult & Teen Volunteer Celebration
  • Name announced during 4-H Awards Ceremony Sunday night of the Fair
  • Publication in 2023 Muskingum County Fair Book
  • Publication in 2024 Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual (one per family distributed to all Muskingum County 4-H families, also available electronically)

Your gift will impact everyone involved in Muskingum County 4-H.

Note: The Muskingum County Agricultural Society (Senior Fair Board) also seeks separate donations each year for the Junior Fair Awards Fund, which supports award recognition for youth exhibiting livestock projects.


If you have questions, please contact:

Jamie McConnell, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development


4-H Enrollment Opened February 15! Deadline April 1

  • 4-H Enrollment is now open! Enrollment deadline is April 1. Help is available on our website:
  • IMPORTANT: If you have a new family enrolling in 4-H, please do not instruct them to create a family profile on their own in 4-H Online! This process needs to be completed through our office, as Debbie can double check we have all of the correct information. Please have families complete this short form: Once the family profile is set up, Debbie will contact them with instructions to enroll.

Registration Open for Ohio Youth Poultry Clinic – Deadline April 1

The Youth Poultry Clinic is open to all youth (and adults) interested in learning more about poultry.

WHEN: March 18



COST: $20.00 per youth and $25.00 per adult.

Everyone MUST register to eat refreshments and/or lunch, whether or not attending sessions.

Topics include: Poultry Nutrition, Broiler Evaluation, Poultry Necropsy – Comparative Anatomy, Mortality Disposal, Biosecurity/HPAI, Poultry Carcass Cut-up, Q & A Corner.


Poultry Quality Assurance will be offered after lunch for Ohio youth needing Youth Quality Assurance certification for 2023.


The registration form and information are available at:


2023 4-H Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following individuals who were selected for a $500 scholarship, sponsored by the Muskingum County 4-H Committee:

  • Alyssa Derry
  • Makenzie Dickson
  • Natalie Mallett
  • McKenzie Pitcock
  • Anna Scheurman
  • Leah Schuhart

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

Take the Leap Career Readiness Day – Register by March 15

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting “Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day” on Saturday, April 1, 2023 (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! This event is open to any 4-H member – ages 13 to 18!  Event cost is $10. Several Teen Leadership Council members have been planning this event and are excited to facilitate this opportunity for their peers.

This day is jam-packed full of opportunities for participants with some highlights listed here:

  • Learn about 4-H opportunities at the state level
  • Rotate through career preparation workshops covering topics such as resume writing, interview skills, goal setting, and more
  • Network with peers who are also interested in preparing for their future

Register here: Registration is due by March 15.