What’s Next in 4-H: July Monthly Highlights

Important Links:

2022 4-H Calendar – Download
2022 4-H Owner’s Manual – Download

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4-H

Independence Day – Extension Office Closed – July 4

Our office will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day!

 

Still Project Judging – July 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

More information: Still Project Judging Reminders – July 6

 

Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest – July 6, 9 a.m.-12 noon

Pre-registration required. More information: Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest Registration Open Now! Deadline to Register: June 30

 

Cloverbud Interview Night – July 18, 6-8 p.m.

More information: Cloverbud Night with Junior Leaders – July 18

JUNIOR FAIR

Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show Entry Deadline – July 1

Exhibitors who qualify for the Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show can submit their entries online. The entries must be submitted no later than 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 1. More Information

 

Junior Fair Booth and Parade Entry Deadline – July 15

More information: Junior Fair Booth & Parade Entry Form Now Available! Due July 15

 

Livestock Skillathon – July 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

More information: Livestock Skillathon Reminders – July 13

Royalty & Ambassador Interviews – July 20

Youth who have applied for Royalty/Ambassador positions will interview. More information: Royalty & Ambassador Applications Now Available! Due June 30

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Registration – July 21, 6-8 p.m.

Market Rabbit Registration is scheduled for July 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Barn at the fairgrounds. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to registration. Exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the appropriate tattoos by July 26. Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline. For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.

  • Note: Exhibitors entering a Pen of Three Fryers will add all animals to the same entry – the entry form will require 6 market rabbits to be entered. If you have less than six rabbits to register, add additional rabbits with a tattoo of 0.

Members must have registered a breeding rabbit by the June 30 deadline to be eligible. All market rabbits must attend Market Rabbit Registration on July 15 to be tattooed and registered, no exceptions! Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline.

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Entry Deadline – July 26

All 4-H and FFA youth must complete livestock entries in order to be eligible to exhibit at the Muskingum County Fair.

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Registration – July 21, 6-8 p.m.

Market Rabbit Registration is scheduled for July 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Barn at the fairgrounds. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to registration. Exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the appropriate tattoos by July 26. Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline. For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.

  • Note: Exhibitors entering a Pen of Three Fryers will add all animals to the same entry – the entry form will require 6 market rabbits to be entered. If you have less than six rabbits to register, add additional rabbits with a tattoo of 0.

Members must have registered a breeding rabbit by the June 30 deadline to be eligible. All market rabbits must attend Market Rabbit Registration on July 15 to be tattooed and registered, no exceptions! Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline.

Cloverbud Night with Junior Leaders – July 18

The Muskingum County 4-H Junior Leaders will be hosting  Cloverbud Night on July 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Veteran’s Building on the Fairgrounds. Cloverbuds can drop in during this time frame – stay a few minutes, or the whole time!

Cloverbuds are invited to attend to participate in the following activities:

One on One Interview with a 4-H Teen Leader

Cloverbuds are invited to bring an item to share with a member of Junior Leaders. This will be a one-on-one show and tell opportunity for Cloverbuds to practice interview skills.

Sample Items:

  • Poster display, scrapbook, etc. on a topic of interest to the Cloverbud
  • Collection (baseball cards, toys, etc.)
  • Other item they love!

Decorating Placemats for Christ’s Table

4-H Coloring Pages to be displayed during the fair

Photo Booth

There may be additional activities.

Music will be playing throughout the evening. Each Cloverbud will receive a small 4-H gift for participating!

Zane State Summer Camp Opportunity

Zane State College is excited to be having a summer camp this year! The purpose of the camp is to help youth explore some of the many fields they can go into upon graduation! I thought this might be a neat opportunity for youth in leadership projects or STEM, health, culinary, etc to help them with learning experiences for still projects!

 

The camp is June 27th, 28th, and 29th from 7:30/8:00am-12:30pm. During this time students will hear from faculty members, guest speakers, and get to participate in various hands-on activities. The cost to attend is $60. This covers breakfast, snack, and lunch, a t-shirt, activities, and other giveaway items!

 

If you know of anyone interested in attending, they can sign up at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monados-in-the-making-career-camp-tickets-322715820707?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb. The deadline is June 21.

Junior Fair Booth & Parade Entry Form Now Available! Due July 15

The Junior Fair Booth & Parade Entry Form is now available on our website: muskingum.osu.edu/juniorfair under “Junior Fair Activities”.

This year, organizations can submit entries for both activities on the same entry form.

Note: Royalty & Ambassadors are automatically entered in the Junior Fair Parade and do not need to complete this entry form. Please contact your contest coordinator to find out if you need to arrange your own transportation. 

Junior Fair Theme: Barn in the USA

Complete Junior Fair Rules are in the 2022 Fair Book, which can be downloaded from the Muskingum County Fair website when it is available.

Entry Form

Entries are due July 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Royalty & Ambassador Applications Now Available!

2022 Royalty and Ambassador applications are now available on our website on the Junior Fair Forms & Documents page: muskingum.osu.edu/juniorfairDeadline to apply is June 30, 11:59 p.m. 

Interviews will be held July 20 at the Veteran’s Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Royalty & Ambassador Applications

Beef Ambassador
Dairy Princess & Ambassador
Equine Ambassador
Goat Ambassador
Junior Fair King & Queen
Junior Fair Prince & Princess
Poultry Ambassador
Pork Ambassador
Rabbit Ambassador

What Happens Next in 4-H: June Monthly Highlights

2022 4-H Calendar – Download
2022 4-H Owner’s Manual – Download

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4-H

Junior Camp Reminders – June 10-13

Junior Camp is from June 10-13 for campers. Registered campers will receive updates one week prior to camp.

Extension Office Closed – June 20

Juneteenth Observed.

Cloverbud Camp Reminders – June 24

Cloverbud Camp is June 25. Pre-registered campers received full registration details via e-mail. Camper Registrations & Payment due June 2.

Still Project Judging Reminders

Reminder: Youth must attend a county level judging for still projects this year. There will be no advisor grade options this year. More information can be found on page 5 of the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual.

If youth cannot attend Still Project Judging on July 6, they should plan to register for Early Judging. More information about Early Judging: Early Still Project Judging Registration Now Available!

Still Project Judging is Wednesday, July 6 at the Veteran’s Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Please refer to the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual for the following information:

  • Project Completion Guidelines, Page 5
  • Still Project Judging Schedule by Club, Page 7
  • General Information about Still Project Judging, Page 8
  • Still Project Judging Requirements (what to do, what to bring), Pages 9-14

Writing Project Portfolios Due – June 30

Project #588 The Writer in You: Writing portfolio must be submitted to the Extension Office by June 30 at 4:30 p.m. to be reviewed by the judge. Failure to do so will result in loss of at least one letter grade at judging. Members will not receive their portfolio back before judging. Portfolios will be brought to judging by the judge.

Portfolios should be in a notebook or folder and include a cover sheet with the youth’s name, 4-H age and include the items listed on page 40 of the project book (Activity 2-10). Members must bring their completed project book and an educational display to Still Project Judging. More information can be found on page 11 of the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual.

Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest Registration Deadline – June 30

The Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest will be held July 6 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pre-registration is required by June 30. Details: Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest Registration Open Now! Deadline to Register: June 30

JUNIOR FAIR

Market Lamb & Goat Registration – June 6, 4-7 p.m.

All Market Lamb & Goat project participants must attend Lamb & Goat Registration to have their animals tagged and weighed on June 6 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Hog Barn on the fairgrounds. All animals must go across the scales. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to weigh-in. After registration, exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the Fair Ear Tag # by June 30. Back-up animals must be tagged and registered by the deadline. For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.

All lambs & goats exhibited at the Muskingum County Fair are required to have a scrapie ID prior to exhibiting at the fair. All market lambs & goats must have a scrapie tag in their ear prior to arriving at Lamb & Goat Registration. If a lamb or goat does not have a scrapie ID at weigh-in, the animal will be dismissed. Ear tag IDs must be in the animal’s ear.

Fair Entry Notes:

  • Carcass Lamb:  The Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association is sponsoring a carcass lamb activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes when completing their fair entries.
  • Carcass Goat:  The Junior Fair Goat Committee is sponsoring a carcass goat activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes when completing their fair entries.

Breeding Rabbit Registration – June 6, 6-8 p.m.

Breeding Rabbit Registration is scheduled for June 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Barn on the fairgrounds.  All rabbits must be tattooed at that time if they do not already have a tattoo. If rabbits are already tattooed, they do not need to attend registration. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to registration. Exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the appropriate tattoos by June 30. Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline. For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.

Livestock Quality Assurance Deadline Reminder – June 15

The deadline for youth exhibitors to receive their Quality Assurance Certification in order to exhibit at the Muskingum County Fair is June 15. Youth will need to complete the YQCA online course if they do not have their certification yet. Details: 2022 Quality Assurance Details

Horse Education Program Deadline Reminder – June 15

The deadline for youth exhibitors to complete their Horse Education Program requirement in order to exhibit at the Muskingum County Fair is June 15. Youth will need to complete the Ohio 4-H EQUISTEP online program if they do not have their certification yet. Details:2022 Horse Education Program Details

Junior Fair Entry Deadline – June 30 for everything but Market Rabbits

All 4-H and FFA youth must complete livestock entries in order to be eligible to exhibit at the Muskingum County Fair.

Royalty & Ambassador Application Deadline – June 30

More information: Royalty & Ambassador Applications Now Available! Due June 30

OHIO STATE FAIR

PAS Show Reminder

PAS Show

Due to a judge cancellation, the PAS Show WILL NOT BE HELD on June 18. It will take place June 10, starting at 5 p.m. There will NOT be a pre-registration, youth will register for classes at the show.

State Fair entry deadline for horses is July 1.

Ohio State Fair Livestock and Dog Show Entry Deadline

Youth wishing to show livestock (other than horses) or dogs at the Ohio State Fair must complete the entry process by June 20. For more information, visit the Ohio State Fair’s website.