Join us for a Virtual Field Trip at Windy Ridge Jerseys

Join us for an exciting LIVE experience with Windy Ridge Jerseys! Participants will be able explore the farm and ask questions to the Hodges. This trip will also feature Muskingum County 4-H members telling about their projects! The trip will take place February 18th at 9:30 a.m. To join us LIVE or to request the recorded version follow the link: Feel free to share this email with school personnel.


Accepting Applications for New CARTEENS Volunteers

We are currently accepting applications for new CARTEENS volunteers.

4-H CARTEENS Volunteers must:
• be at least 15 years of age and have an Ohio learner’s permit or driver’s license;
• have no more than one minor traffic violation upon starting as a volunteer;
• not receive any traffic violations while serving as a volunteer; and
• commit to attending at least 5 of 11 monthly sessions each year.

Click the link below to download the application or stop in the office to pick up a hard copy!

4-H CARTEENS New Volunteer Application

STEM Activities at the Fair

Be sure to stop by the 3 Gables Building at the Fair on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11a-1p to participate in STEM Challenges and visit with Trevor! We will have the AgBots and other activities available each day! Thanks to Muskingum County Farm Bureau for partnering on this activity!

4-H Scavenger Hunt

New this year at the fair there will be a 4-H Scavenger Hunt for all youth 18 and under.


Youth will find educational displays throughout the fairgrounds which tell about various aspects of Muskingum County 4-H or the project areas. Youth will just need to complete the form hanging under the displays and return the completed form to the Junior Fair Office. Completed scavenger hunts will be rewarded with an ice cream coupon sponsored by the Muskingum County Dairy Promoters.


Invite all your friends, this opportunity is open to all youth! Thank you to the Muskingum County Farm Bureau for their support in this project!

Summer STEM Opportunities

Whether it has been designing submarines to study sea horses or building cost efficient and safe animal handling facilities day campers at the Muskingum Family Y have been working hard each Tuesday in July to solve STEM challenges. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Each week campers have been engaged in diverse challenges that taught important skills such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. Each week presents a whole new challenge but as you can see from the photos it has been a lot of fun. We are looking forward to the next sessions on harvesting grains and designing tractor seats.


Note from the New 4-H Educator

Hello everyone and thank you for such a warm welcome to the 4-H program in this new role! It has been a great month so far meeting lots of new people and putting names to faces! Please don’t hesitate to stop and talk with me or send me an email at , I’d love to hear about your role in our existing programs and talk about opportunities to continue to grow Muskingum County 4-H.

My role as Non-Traditional 4-H educator is an exciting opportunity. I will be giving leadership to a few existing programs such as Real Money Real World and CARTEENS but will also be looking to expand our reach to include more workforce development programs as well as STEM programming. Jamie and I are currently working with the Muskingum County Farm Bureau and the Muskingum County Dairy Promoters to create a Scavenger Hunt at the fair. Informational posters will be hanging in most of the barns so make sure you complete the activity to earn your prize. I am currently working on a County Government Day which will be a great opportunity for Muskingum County Youth to get a glimpse at what it is like to work in public service, details will be coming soon!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I look forward to seeing everyone at the Muskingum County Fair. Good luck and make some memories!