Upcoming 4-H Dates

Upcoming 4-H Dates

  • Skillathon OR a Project Interview is a requirement for ALL animal projects to be shown at the Highland County Fair-this is for project completion only.  Exhibitors must bring a 2020 up-to-date project book. 
    • 3 options for competition :
      • 1)Project Interviews for 4-H will on Entry Day on July 17 from 12 (noon) – 6p.m.
        • a)Members will check-in first come, first serve for interviews
      • 2)Skillathon with OME eligibility and 4-H will be August 22 from 10a.m – 5p.m.
      • 3)Last Chance Skillathon for 4-H is August 29 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.
  • Make-Up judging August 14th and 15th Virtually
    • Must contact the Extension office to schedule an interview
  • Summer Judging and Pre-Fair Judging- August 22 @ Highland County Fairgrounds
    • Judging Schedules will come out closer to judging (notifications will be sent out)
    • Clothing and Nutrition Skillathons will also be held on August 22 at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
    • Uncomfortable about being in-person?  Contact Danielle combs.311@osu.edu about a virtual option.
  • July 9th Summer Awards and Style Review-Cancelled
    • Awards will be announced virtually once judging is completed
  • Scholarships award receipts will be recognized during award ceremony at the fair
  • Scholarship Deadlines
  • Market Rabbit Tattooing August 3, 2020 5-9 p.m. @ Highland County Fairgrounds Poultry and Rabbit Barn
    • All market rabbits that will be shown at the 2020 Highland County Jr. Fair must get tattooed at this time.

4-H Scholarships are available

Scholarship Deadlines

Aug. 1– Bob Shanks Scholarship Applications Due

Aug. 1– Donna Jo Keisling Scholarship Applications Due

Aug. 1– Ivor Jones Scholarship Applications Due

Check the Highland County 4-H Forms page for ALL applications  –

https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources

4-H Summer Dates and Changes

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CHANGES for 2020

  • Make-Up judging July 1-postponed
  • Make-Up judging will take place virtually August 14th and August 15th
  • Must contact the Extension office to schedule an interview
  • Summer Judging on July 7- moved to August 22 with pre-fair judging
  • Summer (FCS) and Pre-Fair (General) judging’s for county will be held August 22 at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
  • Clothing and Nutrition Skillathons will also be held on August 22 at the Highland County Fairgrounds.
  • July 8th State Fair Qualifying and Swine Breading Judging Virtually-PENDING
  • July 9th Summer Awards and Style Review-Cancelled
  • Awards will be announced virtually once judging is completed
  • Scholarships award receipts will be announced at a later date
  • 2020 Highland County Jr Fair Changes
  • All fair changes for 2020 Highland County Jr. Fair can be found at https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/judging-schedules

New for 2020

  • Skillathon OR a Project Interview is a requirement for ALL animal projects to be shown at the Highland County Fair-this is for project completion only.  Exhibitors must bring a 2020 up-to-date project book. 

3 options for competition :

1)Project Interviews for 4-H will on Entry Day on July 17 from 12 (noon) – 6p.m.

2)Skillathon with OME eligibility and 4-H will be August 22 from 10a.m – 5p.m.

3)Last Chance skillathon for 4-H is August 29 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.

Ohio 4-H Camp…ish

2020 County and State 4-H Camp Dates

Hey, Stay-at-Home, Campers! Here’s your chance to go to camp…without leaving home. Join us June 9-11 for 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽…𝗶𝘀𝗵! You can connect with us online each day for one or all three sessions with songs, crafts, science, nature and fun with other campers. You know…all the things that happen at camp! Open to 4-H youth and those not in 4-H, no fees, you’ll use basic supplies that can be found around home. Register today at go.osu.edu/campish

4-H Winning Plan

Winning 4-H Plan

Winning 4-H Plan request forms and final 4-H plan need to be completed by June 1, 2020.  A completed Winning 4-H Plan includes the request form and a meeting with the child, guardian and extension educator to discuss and plan out the year’s accommodations.  Please contact the office for more information.

4-H Graduation Cords

4-H Graduation Cords

4-H Graduation Honor Cords will be available this year for current 4-H seniors to purchase. These green and white cords will proudly proclaim seniors’ long-time active involvement in the Highland County 4-H Program and their local 4-H club. The cords, pictured here, are available from OSU Extension Highland County. To order yours, please send a check, payable to OSU Extension, Highland County, in the amount of $15.00, on or before Thursday, April 9.  We will place the order with National 4-H Supply, and let you know when you can stop in to pick up your cords. Of course, purchasing and wearing the cords is optional. We will provide all area high schools with a list of all our graduating seniors who purchase a cord so they are aware of what the cord represents. Let’s show our colors at graduation.  An order form is attached, or available online at: https://highland.osu.edu/sites/highland/files/imce/Graduation%20cord%20letter.pdf

Highland County and Ohio 4-H Week

March 8-March 14, 2020 Highland County and the State of Ohio will be celebrating 4-H week. As part of our celebration in Highland County, there will be contests and activities occurring all week.

Window decorating contest for clubs throughout March!

Facebook photo contest starts Monday!  Search for fun photos this weekend and get ready to post!

Graduation Cords

4-H Graduation Cords

4-H Graduation Honor Cords will be available this year for current 4-H seniors to purchase. These green and white cords will proudly proclaim seniors’ long-time active involvement in the Highland County 4-H Program and their local 4-H club. The cords, pictured here, are available from OSU Extension Highland County. To order yours, please send a check, payable to OSU Extension, Highland County, in the amount of $15.00, on or before Thursday, April 9.  We will place the order with National 4-H Supply, and let you know when you can stop in to pick up your cords. Of course, purchasing and wearing the cords is optional. We will provide all area high schools with a list of all our graduating seniors who purchase a cord so they are aware of what the cord represents. Let’s show our colors at graduation.  An order form is attached, or available online at: https://highland.osu.edu/sites/highland/files/imce/Graduation%20cord%20letter.pdf

Warm Up with Camp

Counselor Training Opportunities

Making Extreme Counselors            Feb. 22-23

Counselor College                 Apr. 4-5

2020 County 4-H Camp Dates

Teen Winter Retreat  Feb. 1-2

Spring Fling  May 8-9

STEM Camp  June 4-6

Cloverbud Overnight  June 6-7

Beginner Camp  June 8-11

Jr. High Camp  June 15-18

Teen Camp  June 22-25

Cloverbud Day Camp  June 30

2020 State Camps

State Special Needs Camp              May 29-31

Junior Shooting Sports Camp          Jun. 26-28

Senior Shooting Sports Camp         Jul. 19-24