The 2024 Ohio State Fair Dog Show JUNE 17-19 is open for entries.

Entries close May 21 at 1:00 pm. There are no late entries.

Please go to the Ohio State Fair website for detailed information at:


Scroll down to DOG SHOW. Read Competition Information and Information for entering dogs online.

Then click on the red – ENTER THE 2024 DOG SHOW (ENTRY LINK)


The 2024 Ohio State Fair Agility Trial July 24 is open for entries.

Entries close June 21 at 1:00 pm. There are no late entries.

Please go to this link to enter; https://go.osu.edu/osfagilityentries


The OSF Agility Trial is the first day of the fair. It has a different entry process and deadlines.


All the information is available on the Ohio State – 4-H Dog Program Facebook page. Information is also available on the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Dog page at:  https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/dog/dog-ohio-state-fair

Livestock Production Field Day

Thursday, May 30th

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Kingston/Hallsville Area Farms

4-H Youth going into 7th grade and up from Ross & Highland Counties. (Limit to 30 total youth).

Cost: $20 Includes Shirt, Food & Supplies.

What Will You Do?

  • Spread out and label different species REPRODUCTIVE & GI TRACTS using REAL animal carcasses
  • Practice using a birthing simulator and exploring types of dystocia with OSU Animal Science Graduate Students
  • Participate in animal processing- identification, vaccinations, blood draws, body condition scores, estimating weights, nutritional needs
  • See animal handling facilities for beef, goats, sheep & swine.

To Enroll Click Here 



The OSU Extension Highland County would like to recognize all of our graduating senior 4-H Members on our Facebook page. If you would like to participate please submit the following information to dugan.241@osu.edu by May 15th, 2024:

  • Senior Photo or 4-H Photo
  • Baby or Childhood Photo
  • Club’s in which you are enrolled in
  • Plans after graduation
  • Your Favorite 4-H memory
  • Positive advice you would give to someone about the 4-H Program

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Camp

Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports has opened Senior Camp registration. Ohio 4-H Senior Shooting Sports Camp is for grades 7-12 and will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp July 14-19. The camp information is on our website.

Registration for Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports Senior Camp. 

The camp registration deadline is June 13, 2024.

The Camp Counselor Application is live and will close May 1.

Camp registration closes May 6, 2024.

The Camp Counselor Application is live and will close May 1.

Its Chick Season!! Backyard Poultry Certification Course Information

Backyard Poultry Certificate Course $25

For a variety of reasons, there is an increase in interest in keeping backyard poultry. Backyard flocks provide the opportunity for people in rural and urban areas alike to produce tasty eggs and meat for personal and family food security. You might want egg layers. You might want to raise meat birds for a harvest in your freezer. You might even have a youth interested in raising chickens for their 4-H or FFA project, as these lower maintenance livestock can be kept in a fraction of the space for a fraction of the cost when compared to other species.

Whatever your reason for raising poultry, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and resources you will need to get your backyard flock off to a great start. 

This self-paced course is expected to take 2-3 hours to complete and includes the following 6 modules:

  • Getting Started
  • Brooding, Basic Husbandry & Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Egg Production
  • Maximizing Health
  • Biosecurity

Click Here to Enroll