Highland County Jr. Fair Board

Interested in becoming a Junior Fair Board member?

Any member in a Junior Fair organization can apply.  4-H members and At-large applications can be found at  https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources#Jr.%20Fair%20Board%20Applications.

Applications are due October 27, 2022, by 4 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the application, feel free to call Danielle at 937-393-1918 or email at combs.311@osu.edu.

Entrepreneur SPIN Club

Ohio 4-H is proud to partner with Believe in Ohio (https://believeinohio.org/) to kick off a new STEM- based 4-H SPIN club this fall and winter for high school youth.

This club will meet virtually on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm starting on 10/27 – 12/15 (skipping Thanksgiving).   Youth will learn about the components of an entrepreneurial business plan and create a STEM-based project and pitch video as the final product.  Projects will be eligible for local ($100-500), regional ($1,000) and state ($5,000) based scholarships.  In Spring 2022 not all scholarships were given out.


Youth who participate will be 2023 4-H members in the county they live in.

To participate in the club, sign up using the link below. https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6m1FfsTCTRNrNWe

Youth can only miss 2 meetings to be eligible for awards. Youth can also submit their project as a self-determined 4-H project in their own county for county based awards and recognition in summer 2023.

All meetings will be recorded.  Youth will work on their STEM business plans with the help of a STEM advocate from Believe in Ohio from 12/15/22 – 1/31/2023.

More information about the scholarships and program can be found here: https://believeinohio.org/scholarships/

If you cannot make the Thursday night meetings, you could also participate on your own as an independent student, but would not receive the support of the STEM Advocates, and learning with other 4-H members. https://believeinohio.org/independent-students/

Pop Tab Battle

Do YOU or club want to participate? Highland County Extension office will be collecting pop tabs until November 21st to help.

POP TABS- The sweetest way to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities

“It takes approximately 1,128 pop tabs to equal one pound. We typically receive between $0.40 to $0.50 per pound of pop tabs. This program brings in an average of $6,000 each year. Last year you donated over 13 million pop tabs! We accept more than just soda pop tabs. The tabs can come from energy drinks, soup cans, or anything with a metallic tab.” https://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/get-involved/pop-tabs/

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: