4-H Judging Preparations


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


Animal Sciences

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

Stay current on the latest 4-H news


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.

4-H Youth Opportunities

FCS Board

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:


4-H Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

In Person

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 bruynis.5@osu.edu. We will not be getting reports from the state level and without the certificate your participation will not be counted.

4-H Spark Expo


  • 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.



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


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.