July 6 Summer Make-Up Judging 9am- By Appointment Only
This is for members who know ahead of time that they will be unable to attend Summer Judging, members that participate are not eligible for awards
July 12 Summer Judging Day 1 9am- 4pm Poultry and Rabbit Barn
July 13 Summer Judging Day 2 9am- 4pm including Swine Breeding Judging & Special Interest Judging (for State Fair) Poultry and Rabbit Barn
The judging schedule is released in June, please pay close attention to the day in which your project will be judged.
August 20 Pre-Fair Judging 9am- 4pm Jr. Fair Building
Looking for more information about animal sciences?
Avian flu got you down?
Need to know when state fair skillathons are?
Just want more resources?
Visit https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences for your Ohio 4-H State Animal Sciences resources!
Reminder for 2022
Skillathon OR a Project Interview is a requirement for ALL animal projects to be shown at fair-this is for project completion only. Exhibitors must bring a 2022 up-to-date project book.
3 options for completion :
1)Project Interviews for 4-H will be on Entry Day on July 15, 3-6 p.m.
2)OME/OEE Skillathon August 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
3)Last Chance skillathon for 4-H August 27
Important please check your emails and social media outlets for more updates.
Facebook: Highland County 4-H (Ohio) https://www.facebook.com/HighlandCounty4H/
Twitter: OSU Extension Highland County https://twitter.com/OSUExtHighland
Website: https://highland.osu.edu/home > 4-H Youth Development >Highland Happenings
Ohio 4-H Foundation Newsletter
Looking to stay up on state events through the Ohio 4-H Foundation check out the latest newsletter at https://ohio4h.org/newsletter/ohio-4-h-highlights.
FCS Board applications are due April 28, 2022. Applications are available at: https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources
Have a passion for Livestock judging?
Apply to be on the Highland County 4-H Judging Team. Deadline is June 1 at 4:00 p.m. to apply.
Complete your applications at:
April 20 at Leesburg High School (6:30 p.m.)
May 21, Rabbit (8:30 a.m.) Large Meeting Room in the basement of the County Administration Building
Sign up for Virtual and Rabbit Quality Assurance at: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1SINzE9UD1pOipM
If you took or are taking Quality Assurance through YQCA (https://yqcaprogram.org) make sure to send a copy of your competition certificate to email@example.com. We will not be getting reports from the state level and without the certificate your participation will not be counted.
4-H SPARK EXPO is…
- three days and two nights of fun and learning.
- a chance for youth to develop valuable skills, make new friends, and fuel individual growth.
- a first glimpse of the premiere college and career readiness program, Ohio 4 H Pathways to the Future.
- a collaboration between Ohio 4-H and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
- jam-packed with career exploration sessions designed just for us!
WHEN: June 16-18, 2022
WHERE: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 on the OSU campus
COST: Thanks to generous financial support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation and others, the registration fee is $75.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
To attend, youth must meet the following criteria:
- Complete 8th grade at the end of the 2021-2022 school year
- Willing to experience in-depth “action learning” in specific interest areas
- Be eager to share new ideas with 4-H members back home
- Participate in additional Ohio 4-H Pathways to the Future programming throughout the upcoming year
CAREER EXPLORATION DAY
June 17 is devoted to exploring possible career choices offered through Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Youth will attend four sessions assigned from preferences reflected on their registration form.
For more information or to pre-register at go.osu.edu/4hsparkexpo.
Brooke Beam, PhD
Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Extension Educator
Ohio State University Extension, Highland County
The annual fertilizer and pesticide recertification trainings are scheduled for February 23, 2022, and March 9, 2022, in Highland County. Due to the pandemic, there are several options to recertify licenses both in-person and virtually. There will be a limited number of in-person seats available, so registering early is important to reserve your seat.
To recertify through the virtual option, a Zoom will be created for participants to join. The Zoom will be a live view of the in-person meeting. You can view the Zoom through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. For more information on how to join the virtual recertification, contact the Highland County Extension Office for more details.
RSVPs are required. RSVP by calling the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918.