USDA Farm Service Agency Youth Loans Available to 4-H Members

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes operating loans of up to $5,000 to eligible individual youths ages 10 to 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects. The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed, and carried out by youths participating in 4-H clubs, FFA, tribal youth organizations, or similar agricultural-affiliated groups.

More information: Youth Loan Fact Sheet

Local Contact:

Tina Mellinger, Farm Loan Officer

Muskingum/Morgan County Office


Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship Applications – Due January 31

Muskingum County Junior Fair Large Animal Sale Committee Scholarship

Due January 31, 2022

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 2021 and exhibited a market goat, hog, lamb or steer at the 2021 Muskingum County Junior Fair.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Fall 2021. Fall 2021 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, 2022

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 2021 and exhibited a market poultry or rabbit project at the 2021 Muskingum County Junior Fair.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Fall 2021. Fall 2021 grades must be submitted with the application.
  • Applicants must have earned at least a 2.50 grade point average.

Application: Small Animal Livestock Sale Committee Scholarship Application

4-H Camp Ohio is Hiring for 2022!

Warm, out-going, authentic, passionate and inspiring? Raise your hand if that’s you! 4-H Camp Ohio is HIRING PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS for their seasonal positions (March-November). If you have a passion for youth development and the outdoors, we want you.

Some of the prerequisites include:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High School graduate, additional education preferred.
  • Experience and interest in program development and education.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
  • CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and AED training to be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Lifeguard certification is highly preferred, but not required for the right candidate.
  • Must love camp!!!

What we offer:

  • 4-H Camp Ohio pays a competitive rate and specific salary is based on qualifications and experience.
  • Room, Board and Meals provided during program times.
  • Laundry facilities provided.
  • All necessary adventure, recreation and outdoor education training will be provided in house.

Head to for more information about this role and the adventure that awaits. APPLY TODAY! Applications are open now through February (unless filled prior).

Please contact Jaymie Dumican at with any questions regarding the Program Instructor position.

Congratulations 2021 Tenured Volunteers

Congratulations to our 2021 Tenured Volunteers!

5 Years of Service
Kelsey Ault
Melissa Burkhart
April Carpenter
Mark Carpenter
Suzanne Delbrugge
Rachel Elliott Hodge
Hannah Eveland
Hannah Fasilis
Katie Fuller
John Graham
Jamie Jennings Martin
Katrina Kreager
Lindsay Marling
Mary Morrow
Rosie Nicholson
Angie Ogilbee
Michael Schuhart
Sondra Severt
Krystle Sotherden
Michaela Tom
Brenda Wheeler
10 Years of Service
Candace Castle
Theresa Gause
Sammi Harper
Kara Harris
Kimberlee Mattox
Kristin Mattox
Haylee  Rockwell
Deanne Welsh
Sara Wilson
Lesa Winegar

15 Years of Service
Valarie Ball
Carla Daw
Brandon Etters
Melody Etters
Christina McCandlish

20 Years of Service
Kirsten Hatfield
Lance Shirer
Andrea Wince-Wiseman

25 Years of Service
Phillip Ashcraft
Gail Deitrick
Kristy Huffman
Melanie Williams

30 Years of Service
Nancy Peck

40 Years of Service
Harvey Ritchey

60 Years of Service
James “Kinsey” Tanner

2022 4-H Calendar Highlights

This is not a complete 2022 Calendar.

The complete calendar will be released in January.



  • Early January – 2021 4-H families will be mailed a 2022 Family Guide by the State 4-H Office
  • The Extension Office will notify organizational volunteers when enrollment materials are available.

31        2021 Club Year End Paperwork Survey Due, sent directly to organizational volunteers in January. Submission is required to get 2022 enrollment materials.

31        New 4-H Volunteer Application Due

31        Muskingum County 4-H Scholarship Application Due


February 1 – March 1

Volunteers returning from 2021 must complete Mandatory Volunteer Training during this time frame. More details will be sent in mid-late January. There will be two options for completing:

  • Complete Required Online Modules in Scarlet Canvas
  • Complete In-Person Training Session on February 21, 6-8 p.m. at the Extension Office. Only one session will be offered. This training will require pre-registration and will be first-come, first-serve.



15        4-H Online opens for enrollment



1          Cross County Lines Request Forms Due

1          Deadline to Complete New Volunteer Application Process, Returning Volunteer Training Requirements

6-13     Ohio/Muskingum County 4-H Week

9          4-H Kick-Off

24        Livestock Committees



1          4-H Enrollment Deadline

15        Club Constitution (New Clubs Only), Club By-laws, Club Information Sheet, Club Calendar and Club Charter Due

15        Winning 4-H Plan Request Forms Due

15        Campership Applications Due

18        QA Test-Out Opportunity, 2-4 p.m.

28        QA Test-Out Opportunity, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

28        Livestock Quality Assurance, 6-8 p.m.



7          Livestock Quality Assurance, Horse Education Program, All Species Livestock Clinic, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

9          Livestock Quality Assurance, 6-8 p.m.

12        Junior Camp Registration Deadline

26        Livestock Committees



2          Cloverbud Camp Registration Deadline

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

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

9-13     4-H Junior Camp, 4-H Camp Ohio

18        PAS Show, Horse Arena

22        Early Still Project Judging by appointment

24        Cloverdude Camp @ KD Guest Ranch

28        Early Judging by appointment



6          Still Project Judging, Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest

13        Livestock Skillathon

18        Cloverbud Night with Junior Leaders

20        Royalty & Ambassador Contests

21        Market Rabbit Registration

28        Livestock Committees



14-20   Muskingum County Fair



22        Livestock Committees

28        4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet



15        Youth Opportunities Applications Due



1          New Camp Counselor Selection Night, 6-8 p.m.

7          Youth Opportunities/Junior Fair Board Interviews, by appointment

TBA     Steer Weigh In

2021 4-H Calendar Updates


4                 4-H Committee Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m.

TBA           Junior Fair Liaison Committee, if needed



1                New Volunteer Applications Available – you can already find it online:

11              Office Closed – Veteran’s Day Observed

15              Youth Opportunities Applications Due – find them online:

15              4-H Committee Applications Due – find it online:

25-26       Office Closed – Thanksgiving



1                New Camp Counselor Selection Night, 6-8 p.m. New Camp Counselor Selection Night is rescheduled for January 13.

6               4-H Committee Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m. The next 4-H Committee Meeting will take place February 7.

8              Youth Opportunities Interviews, by appointment Youth Opportunities Interviews for State Trips & Camps and 4-H Ambassadors is rescheduled for January 24.

8              Junior Fair Board Interviews, by appointment at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, Senior Fair Office

13            Market Steer Weigh-in, 6-8 p.m., Muskingum Livestock Auction Company – 2022 Market Steer Weigh-In Details

23 & 24 Office Closed – Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Observed

31           Club Reorganization Survey Due These questions will be asked on the 2021 Year End Paperwork Survey, which includes the Financial Summary and Club Participation Form. This survey will be sent directly to organizational volunteers in early to mid-January and is due January 31. The year-end paperwork survey will be required to receive enrollment materials. 

2022 Market Steer Weigh In Details – December 13

2022 Market Steer Weigh-In is scheduled for December 13, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Muskingum Livestock Auction Company. Junior Fair Livestock Committee is asking that you complete the registration form for each steer BEFORE weigh-in. It is available online: The form must be completed by December 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Please review the following information in preparation for the event: 2022 Market Steer Weigh-In Details. This information can also be found on our website: Youth enrolled in a 2021 market steer or feeder calf project who are eligible to exhibit in 2022 will also receive a letter in the mail in November.

Youth Opportunities Applications Available – Deadline November 15

There are great leadership opportunities available for teens involved in 4-H!  

Applications for the 2022 program year are due to the Extension Office by November 15 at 11:59 p.m. 

Opportunities include: 

  • 4-H CARTEENS Volunteer 
  • Junior Fair Board 
  • 4-H Camp Counselor 
  • 4-H Junior Leaders
  • County Awards and State Award Nomination 
  • State Trips and Camps – State Leadership Camp, Citizenship Washington Focus 

Find details and links to the applications on our website: