June Announcements/Due Dates

Just a reminder we are Open on Fridays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

May 31st: (TAG PICK UP) (Beef Feeders, Swine, Goats, & Sheep) 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM At JR FAIR OFFICE FAIRGROUNDS



June 1-5:

  • State Leadership Camp- Camp Ohio

June 3rd: Pick up tags for (Beef Feeders, Swine, Goats, & Sheep  at Fairgrounds 5:00-7:00 PM Junior Fair Office Hours — Tags are $5.00 each

June 5-9: OMK Youth Camp- Kelley’s Island 4-H Camp

June 6th: State Achievement Award Banquet 4-H Center, Columbus

June 7-9: JR Shooting Education Camp – Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

June 10th: Junior Fair Dairy Showmanship Clinic 6:00 PM – Highland County Fairgrounds

June 10-12: STEM Camp- Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

June 11th: Junior Fair Beef Showmanship Clinic 6:00 PM – Highland County Fairgrounds

June 12th: Junior Fair Swine Showmanship Clinic 6:00 PM – Highland County Fairgrounds

June 13th: Junior Fair Goats & Sheep Showmanship Clinic 6:00 PM – Highland County Fairgrounds

June 12-15: SPARK Expo – 4-H Center, Columbus

June 14th: Junior Fair Rabbits Showmanship Clinic 6:00 PM – Highland County Fairgrounds

June 14-16: Adaptive Adventures Camp, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

June 15th: Llama-Alpaca Packet Due

June 15th: All paperwork/pictures of (Beef Feeders, Dairy Feeders, Swine, Goats, & Sheep) Due to Jr Fair Office

June 17-20: Beginner Camp (Grades 3-5), Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

June 19th- Juneteenth- Office Closed

June 19-24: Camp Canopy (Formerly Ohio Forestry Camp), FFA Camp Muskingum

June 20th: Ohio State Fair JR Livestock Entry Postmark Deadline- OSF

June 21-24: Teen Camp (Grades 9-12), Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

June 25-28: JR High Camp (Grades 6-8), Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

June 28-29: Cloverbud Overnight Camp, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp



Summer Service & Social on June 28th

Summer Service & Social Flier

Calling all teen 4-H members! Join us for a day of service and socializing in Columbus with your fellow older 4-H members on June 28th! We’ll be helping out at Ronald McDonald House of Charities in the morning, then head to Zoombezi Bay in the afternoon. Register by June 20th at go.osu.edu/TLCServiceSocial. Cost is only $10 which covers all activities and lunch, thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation!

More information:

What: A day of service to the community and socializing with fellow Ohio 4-H teen members!

  • Service: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbus (cleaning and helping prepare rooms for new guests, making snack and toiletry packs for guests)
  • Social: Zoombezi Bay/Columbus Zoo

Who: Any 13–18-year-old 4-H members (as of January 1, 2024)

When: Friday, June 28th, 8:45am-4:30pm; RSVP by June 20th at go.osu.edu/TLCServiceSocial.

Where: Meet at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at 8:45am (2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210). We will caravan to the service and social locations and return to the 4-H Center by 4:30pm.

Cost: $10 (plus additional money for souvenirs/snacks at the Zoo). This price includes picnic lunch, entry to the waterpark and zoo, and service supplies. Sponsored by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Payment must be made by June 20 at www.go.osu.edu/TLC10.

Please contact me or Sara Deakin if you have any questions!

Jr Fair & Species King/Queen/Ambassador Applications

2024 Highland County JR Fair King/Queen Application

Due to Highland County Extension Office by August 19th, 2024

2024 Highland County Llama/Alpaca Ambassador Application

Due on or before July 1st, 2024 to Highland County Extension Office

Goat Ambassador Application

Due August 19, 2024 to sarahcovert@rocketmail.com (Please Text if Emailing 937-205-0398) or Mail to: Sarah Covert 966 SR 131, Lynchburg, Ohio 45142


EquiSTEP (Equine Safety, Training, and Education Program)  

EquiSTEP is an annual statewide requirement for all youth participating in Ohio 4-H Horse Program activities and/or enrolled in a 4-H horse project.  EquiSTEP replaces the statewide requirement of reading the Horses, Safety, and You (191R) resource and viewing the Every Time, Every Ride and Horses, Kids, and Ethics videos for youth and their families who are new to the   4-H horse program.

The EquiSTEP curriculum focuses on helmet safety, equine safety & handling, equine health & nutrition, and sportsmanship and is designed to rotate topics every year.  The topics for this year’s EquiSTEP are below:

  • STEP 1: Head (Helmet Safety)
    • Helmet Safety Video (Every Year)
  • STEP 2: Hands (Equine Safety & Handling)
    • YR 2 Safety & Handling
  • STEP 3: Health (Equine Health & Nutrition)
    • YR 2 Preventative Health
  • STEP 4: Heart (Sportsmanship)
    • YR 2 Dealing with Adversity

EquiSTEP is designed to be completed online by each participant individually through Scarlet Canvas or administered in a group setting by a county 4-H educator to their participants, similar to QA for livestock market projects.

Here is the link to enroll in/access this year’s EquiSTEP: http://go.osu.edu/equistep2024

To complete EquiSTEP individually, a participant must enroll using their own unique email address. (Participants should not use their school email addresses as the course enrollment invitation will be blocked by the school’s email system.) Participants must view all five videos (introduction and STEPS 1-4) which last approximately one hour in total. Once the videos are completed, participants will be able to access the 10-question quiz. Participants must complete the quiz associated with the training and achieve a minimum score of 7 (out of 10) in order to pass the training. Once the quiz is successfully completed, participants will need to complete the course survey to trigger a certificate of completion. The certificate will be emailed to the participant’s email address as well as their county’s 4-H email address (highland4h@osu.edu). The participant must select their correct county to trigger the email to the correct email address and they must click on the submit button at the end of the survey to trigger the email.


Must be completed by JUNE 1st!!!!!

Highland County Poultry Judging Team & Avian Bowl

Would you like to join Highland County Poultry Judging Team and Avian Bowl for State Fair Competition?


Available for ALL Ages.  Looking to have 2 Senior teams & 2 Junior Teams. The Poultry Superintendent is planning to Start Practices May 28th, at 6:00 PM at the Hamer Township House.

If you’d like to Join our Team Please call the Extension Office 937-393-1918 !!