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Ohio 4-H Foundation Newsletter

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4-H Youth Opportunities

FCS Board

FCS Board applications are due April 28, 2022. Applications are available at:



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:

If you took or are taking Quality Assurance through YQCA (  make sure to send a copy of your competition certificate to 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

Junior Fair Board Applications are DUE

Jr. Fair Board  Applications – Due November 1, 2021

Encourage your teens to apply for this  opportunity, to be eligible for Junior Fair Board, teens must be 15 as of January 1, 2021, or a sophomore in high school. 4-H and At-Large Junior Fair Board applications are available at the Extension Office and online at:

Applications are due by Monday, November 1, 2021, by 4:00 p.m. to the Extension Office.

Want to become a camp counselor?

4-H Camp Counselor Applications – Due January 6, 2022

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers during 4-H camp. As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Highland County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.

Applications are available  in the Extension office or online at:

The deadline to apply for 2021 is before January 6, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. in the Extension Office.