Junior Leaders to Host Farm Chore Olympics – August 12, 11 a.m. – Register by August 2nd

Get ready to showcase your skills and have a blast at this year’s Farm Chore Olympics! Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or trying it out for the first time, this event promises excitement, camaraderie, and a chance to shine. Sign up now and join us for an unforgettable experience of friendly competition and farm fun. Don’t miss out on the chance to demonstrate your talents and make new friends. See you at the Farm Chore Olympics! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 2nd
1. Teams must consist of 4 junior fair exhibitors with a combined age of no more than 61 (as of 1/1/24).
2. All portions of the event require team participation.
3. Teams should report to the Horse Area 15 minutes prior to the event start time.
4. Teams are encouraged to wear the same color shirt during the event.
5. Registration is limited to the first 20 teams that register. Online Registration Form
6. A $20 registration fee is required per team. Payment can be sent to:
‘Muskingum County Junior Leadership Club’
2830 Culbertson Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Cash or checks are accepted. Payment must mailed by the registration deadline.
Include the team name and ‘Farm Chore Olympics’ with the payment.
7. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Teams exhibiting inappropriate behaviors at the event will be dismissed as a team by an event representative.
ANY Muskingum County Junior Fair Exhibitor is welcome to join

Last Year 4-H Member Recognition Opportunity – Complete Survey by August 1!

Junior Leaders Advisor Samantha Ramsey is planning to create a special recognition display in the Junior Fair Building for last year 4-H members (18 4-H Age).

Last year members are invited to complete a survey by August 1 at 11:59 p.m. to be included in the recognition! Survey link: go.osu.edu/4hlastyear

Youth can also submit their own poster for display if they like. Details below.

Optional Poster Submission

  • Create a poster to be displayed at the fair to show your time in the 4-H program. Ideas may include pictures, drawings, words, etc. Let your creative side shine!
  • Poster size: 22”x28”, preferably no tri-folds.
  • Submissions must be submitted to the Junior Fair Building during booth set up – Thursday, August 8, 3-8 p.m. or Saturday, August 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association 4-H Camp Grant – Due July 31

The Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we will be offering 4-H Camp Ohio grants for 4-Hers enrolled as Beef exhibitors for the 2024 Muskingum County Fair. The grants will be reimbursement for camp fees and will be paid directly to the family. We are offering a maximum of 10 $100 grants.

We will be verifying that you attended 4-H Camp Ohio in 2024 and that you are enrolled as a beef exhibitor for 2024 with the Muskingum County Extension Office.

The requirements are as follows:
Complete application below in it’s entirety by July 31, 2024.

Complete the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEbCaoL2ybHKQPZd1ROLbyy95L0niFbN18g4XPN85ooV1lwA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Scholarship Application – Due July 31

MCCA will once again be awarding scholarships to deserving youth who take beef projects in 4-H or FFA in Muskingum County. Please review the requirements and apply by July 31st for consideration.

These scholarships are intended for 4-H and FFA members who are currently taking beef cattle projects in Muskingum County. $2,000 total funds are available. Awards will be distributed to a maximum of 4 applicants at $500 per applicant by the Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association.

The applicant must:
1. Be a resident of Muskingum County or have attended a school in Muskingum County.
2. Be currently a member of a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter in Muskingum County.
3. Be currently taking a market steer, beef breeding, or feeder calf project in 4-H or FFA.
4. Be a high school graduate.
5. Be either planning to enroll in Fall 2024 or currently enrolled in an accredited four year or two year
college or technical institute.
6. Complete and submit the application by July 31, 2024.

Complete the Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0-_kjHa7-giRx-8Y1essdig-ZTuYxyxW4TrRBiYozC_330w/viewform?usp=sf_link

What Happens Next in 4-H? July 2024 Monthly Highlights

3 Still Project Judging, VBF (Schedule on page 10)

2024 Still Project Judging Reminders

3 Communications Contest, VBF, 9 a.m.

2024 Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest Registration – Due June 30

4 Office Closed, Independence Day
10 Livestock Skillathon, VBF (Schedule on page 10)

Livestock Skillathon Reminders – July 10

15 Junior Fair Parade & Booth Entries Due, EO

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

15 Cloverbud Night w/ Junior Leaders, VBF, 5:30-7 p.m.

Cloverbud Night with Junior Leaders – July 15

17 Royalty & Species Ambassador Interviews, VBF
18 Market Rabbit Registration, Rabbit Barn @ MCF, 6-8 p.m., Fair Entry Opens for Market Rabbits

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Registration – July 18, 6-8 p.m.

18 Rabbit Committee, Rabbit Barn @ MCF, 8 p.m.
22 Junior Fair Board Meeting, VBF, 6-7:30 p.m.
23 Fair Entry Deadline for Market Rabbits

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Registration – July 18, 6-8 p.m.

24 Ohio State Fair Starts, Columbus
25 Livestock Subcommittees: Livestock, Horse, Goat,    Poultry, Large/Small Animal Sale, VBF
29 Junior Leaders @ Hostetler Woodworks & Vernon’s
31 Club Incomplete Member & Volunteer Form Due

Junior Fair Market Rabbit Registration – July 18, 6-8 p.m.

Market Rabbit Registration is scheduled for July 18 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 23. 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 to be tattooed and registered, no exceptions! Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline.

2024 Still Project Judging Results

Congratulations to our State 4-H Judging Selected Representatives and County Winners! Youth selected for state judging were sent an e-mail with more details on Friday, July 5.

State 4-H Judging Selected Representatives

First Name Last Name Class Name
Lillian Adams Sundresses and Jumpers (Beginner)
Aubrey Allen You & Your Dog Interviews (ages 8-11)
Ella Allen Family History Treasure Hunt (3rd Yr and Beyond)
Andrew Benz Grow Your Own Vegetables, Junior
Luke Blaney Self Determined Project, Junior
Weston Blaney Beyond the Grill
Weston Blaney Safe Use of Guns, Junior
Becca Bradley 2nd year or more Scrapbooking, Junior
Brianna Bradley Snack Attack! — Junior
Koby Bradley Family History Treasure Hunt (2nd Yr Only)
Koby Bradley Makeover My Space — Senior
Kylie Bradley 2nd year or more Scrapbooking, Senior
Kylie Bradley Club Leadership 1
Aubrey Braun Measuring Up, Junior
Alivia Britenburg Star Spangled Foods — Senior
Braylie Burkey Family History Treasure Hunt (Beg. 1st Yr Only)
Addison Davis Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing
Addison Derry Photography Basics, Book 1
Addison Derry How Does Your Garden Grow?
Addison & Alyssa Derry Demonstrations – Senior Team (age 14 and up)
Evelynn Dilley Cavies (ages 8-12)
Zachary Dunn Ready Set Mow
Laila Fleming Grow Your Own Vegetables, Senior
Lillyanne Fuller Get Started In Art, Junior
Bostyn Gallagher Young Engineers in Solar Energy
Lexie Geyer Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals — Junior
Maverick Graham Welding
Maverick Graham Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing
Natalie Graham Sew Fun — Junior (Beginner)
Ryan Griefenstine Welding (Bigger Weldment)
Ryan Griefenstine Finishing Up
Carson Hallowell Tune It Up
Cameron Hogue Nailing It Together, Senior
Clara James Demonstrations – Junior Individual  (age 8-10)
Evan James Next Level Photography, Book 2
Evan James Demonstrations – Intermediate Individual (age 11-13)
Nash Jones Self Determined Project, Senior
Wade Jones Science Fun With Flight
Ridge Kincheloe Beekeeping, Junior
Marshall Knicely Making the Cut, Senior
Justin Knoll Party Planner:  A 4-H Guide — Junior
Kendra LaMay Let’s Bake Quick Breads — Junior
Ayvalin Lemaster Cake Decorating, Beginner, Junior
Austin Lynn Cat 1 (ages 14-18)
Austin Lynn Kitchen Boss
Alyssia Madden Exploring Polar Science
Addie Martin Why Trees Matter
Ammon Martin Not Just Knots – Junior
Kylie Martin Robotics Essentials
Kylie Martin Basic Archery, Junior
Hudson Matchett Solid Fuel Rocketry Master
Harrison May Measuring Up, Junior
James McCandlish Investigating Electricity
James McCandlish STEM Self-Determined
Aaron McConnell Not Just Knots – Senior
Randy Merckle III Safe Use of Guns, Senior
Adalynn Moffatt Demonstrations – Intermediate Individual (age 11-13)
Casey Moore Grill Master — Senior
Titus Morrow Nailing It Together, Senior
Emily Moyer Nailing It Together, Junior
Molly Myers Cat 2 (ages 13-18)
Molly Myers Geology:  Can You Dig It?
Case Nutbrown Demonstrations – Junior Individual  (age 8-10)
Andie Osborn Let’s Start Cooking — Junior
Andie Osborn Demonstrations – Intermediate Individual (age 11-13)
Reese Osborn Designed by Me (Beginner)
Reese Osborn Demonstrations – Junior Individual  (age 8-10)
Samuel Osborn Demonstrations – Junior Individual  (age 8-10)
Erica Parrill Star Spangled Foods — Junior
Marshal Patterson Insect Adventures 1
Marshal Patterson Exploring Ponds
Colleen Piccone Yeast Breads on the Rise
McKenzie Pitcock Scrapbooking, Senior
Emily Rexroad My Favorite Things, Senior
Emily Rexroad Pet Rabbits (ages 14-18)
Emily Rexroad Cavies (ages 13-18)
Emily Rexroad Canning and Freezing
Bailey Rice Sew Fun — Senior (Beginner)
Kaid Ritchey Making the Cut, Senior
Abigail Robbins Demonstrations – Senior Individual (age 14 and up)
Serenity Rose Get Started In Art, Senior
Bristol Sands Ohio Birds, 1st Year
Bell Scarberry Measuring Up, Senior
Madison Scott Am I Ready to Work?, Junior
Isayah Sealey Photography Master
Dylan Sims The Laundry Project – Junior
Hannah Slack Self-Determined Creative Arts
Mya Smarr First Aid In action — Junior
Roman Smarr Pet Rabbits (ages 8-10)
Joey Smith Crank It Up
Mathias Smith Take a Break For Breakfast — Junior
Landen Snell Teens … On the Road to Financial Success
Mandi Sowers Reptiles & Amphibians (ages 8-18)
Lael Swingle You Can Quilt, Junior
Lydia Tedrick Everyday Food and Fitness — Senior
Lucy Thorne Cake Decorating, Intermediate, Senior
Tristan Umphalette Making the Cut, Junior
Chloe Unger Demonstrations – Junior Individual  (age 8-10)
Adrian Valentine Pet Rabbits (ages 11-13)
Caden Wasson Insect Adventures 2
Jay Webb Sports Nutrition Ready Set Go!  — Senior
Hayden Weck Assistance Animals in Action (ages 8-18)
Hayden Weck Magic of Electricity
Hayden Weck Cooking On My Own
Luella Young From Airedales to Zebras (Vet Science 1)
Rosalee Young Scrapbooking, Junior


2024 County Awards

(Projects are not State Judging Eligible)

First Name Last Name Project
Brianna Bradley Horseless Horse
Bronc Burkey Roping
Cameron Hogue Tractor 4
Carter Hogue Discovering 4-H
Jack McDonald Tractor 3
Landon Patton ATV Safety
Reganne Wheeler Dog Obedience