2024 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Now Available! Due February 2

The 2024 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 9

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

2024 Registration Form

2024 Registration Booklet with Session List

Deadline to submit registrations to the Extension Office is Friday, February 2 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.

Muskingum County 4-H Scholarship Application Now Available! Due January 31

Since 2015, the Muskingum County 4-H Committee has awarded scholarships to recognize 4-H members and alumni for their achievements. In 2023, a minimum of two $500 scholarships will be awarded and announced in early March.

Applicants must: 

  • be a current 4-H Member or alumni of Muskingum County 4-H; 
  • be a current year (2023) graduating high school senior, or equivalent of a college freshman or sophomore (proof of equivalent in a home school program by the end of the current school year is acceptable); 
  • be active in 4-H for the previous three (3) consecutive years; 
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale based on the most recently completed semester; 
  • plan to attend (or currently attending) any post-secondary educational institution. 

Complete the application: go.osu.edu/musk4hscholarship. 

Applications are due January 31.

Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship Applications – Due January 31

Muskingum County Junior Fair Large Animal Sale Committee Scholarship

Due January 31

Eligible applicants will receive up to $500, based on available scholarship dollars and the number of applicants.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to 4-H/FFA members who graduated high school in 2023 and exhibited a market goat, hog, lamb or steer at the 2023 Muskingum County Junior Fair.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Fall 2023. Fall 2023 grades must be submitted with the application.
  • Applicants must have earned at least a 2.50 grade point average.

Application: Large Animal Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship Application


Muskingum County Junior Fair Small Animal Sale Committee Scholarship

Due January 31

One applicant will be selected from each species (poultry and rabbits) to receive a $250 scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to 4-H/FFA members who graduated high school in 2023 or will graduate in 2024 and exhibited a market poultry or rabbit project at the 2023 Muskingum County Junior Fair.
  • Two types of applicants will be considered:
    • Youth enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, trade school, or certificate/apprenticeship program. They will be required to describe how this scholarship will help them attain their educational goals in an essay. Selected youth must submit a tuition receipt as proof of enrollment before scholarship checks are presented at the 2024 fair.
    • Youth who started a career directly out of high school who need tools, uniforms, or other supplies to support them in their career. They will be required to describe what the scholarship money will be used to purchase and how this scholarship will help them attain their career goals in an essay. Selected youth must submit a receipt for purchases to be reimbursed before scholarship checks are presented at the 2024 fair.

Application: Small Animal Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship Application

County Endowment Match Challenge – Club Winner

Thanks again to all 4-H Clubs that donated to the 2023 Match Challenge: 

  • Adamsville Renegades
  • Country Cousins
  • Duncan Falls Helping Hands
  • Glenn Valley Corn Kickers
  • Highland Go Getters
  • Rolling Plains
  • Siblings & Friends
  • Wakatomika Valley
  • West 40

Highland Go Getters was selected through a drawing to receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card from the 4-H Committee for participating!

4-H Camp Ohio Second Century Campaign – Help Support the Future of 4-H Camp Ohio

In five years, 4-H Camp Ohio will celebrate its 100th anniversary of providing exceptional youth development experiences to countless 4-H members and more recently school students. Now serving its 4th generation of 4-H campers, it continues to be a place where young people come, learn, and grow in a unique learning environment.

4-H Camp Ohio is kicking off a major fund drive entitled the Second Century Campaign. The campaign motto is Renewing the Vision which recognizes the foresight of a small group of 4-H Extension Agents who came together in 1928 to purchase land and start a legacy that continues today.

To read more about the history of camp and the goals for the campaign, visit: campohio.gives

Many of the structures and program resources that make up the current camp facility were funded by people, businesses and families like yours. The generosity of past donors has allowed us to keep camp fees as low as possible, allowing more youth the opportunity to attend camp.

The Second Century Campaign seeks to secure funding that will help continue this nearly century long tradition. Those who invest in 4-H Camp Ohio will be providing funds to help enhance programming, maintain our facility and provide funding for capital projects planned to enhance camp.

The campaign committee and county 4-H programs ask you to consider making an investment in 4-H Camp Ohio. Donors are welcome to make a one-time donation, or to consider a multi-year pledge.

Giving options are:

  • Givebutter online Donation Platform – This is the preferred method of donating. To donate go to givebutter.com/4HCampOhio
  • Direct Payment – Checks should be made payable to 4-H Camp Ohio with Second Century Campaign in the memo line. Mail to: 11461 Camp Ohio Road, Saint Louisville, Ohio 43071
  • Ohio State University – Donors who wish to donate to 4-H Camp Ohio through the Ohio 4-H Foundation can donate at: giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/details/310109
  • Qualified Charitable Distribution – Donations from Traditional IRA accounts can be paid directly to 4-H Camp Ohio from the donor custodian. This option applies to anyone making required IRA withdrawals. Those interested in supporting the campaign using this method should contact 4-H Camp Ohio for more information. Email: scc@campohio.gives

Feel free share this Second Century Campaign information with your family members and other 4-H Camp Ohio alumni to help us expand our reach to as many friends of camp as possible.

4-H Volunteer Impact Study – Volunteers may be contacted!

What you do makes a difference! We are excited to share that our state will be participating in the 4-H Volunteer Impact Study of volunteers in the North Central Region (12 states, including Ohio).

This survey is being conducted as a part of 12 state effort to document the impact of volunteering.

It will focus on three areas:

  • the personal benefits of your volunteer experience;
  • the impact you have on the organization by volunteering; and
  • how your volunteer efforts contribute to your community in which you live and work.

A random sample of volunteers of 1000 volunteers from each state will be surveyed. This study will be conducted through an electronic survey. If you are selected you will receive an email to let you know you have been selected to participate.
You may be picked!!! If you are, please respond. We want to hear from you and learn from your volunteer experiences.

Your comments will be used to quantify the personal, organizational and public impacts of volunteers involved with 4-H Youth Development Programs in our twelve-state region.

Your impact is great and we want to hear from you!!!

New Office Services Coordinator starts January 8

Ohio State University Extension, Muskingum County is pleased to announce that Amy Davis has been hired as Office Services Coordinator. Amy will maintain our office fiscal operations and provide customer, program, and general office support.

Amy is an Ohio native and happy to call Muskingum County home. She has taught motorcycle safety for the state of Ohio for the last two riding seasons. Her diverse background includes arts, communications, hospitality, and community education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine art and a Master’s degree in Indigenous peoples law. Amy’s passions include making art, researching Indigenous foods and nature based education.

Amy will be in Columbus for training on January 8. Her first day in our office will be January 9.