Window Decorating for Ohio 4-H Week 2017

Thanks to Town Trotters, Portage Porkers 4h Club, Kritters & Kids, Portage County Rangers, Portage County Unleashed, Creatures N Features, and Everything Under the Sun 4-H clubs for showing Portage County what 4-H is all about!

PAS Dates in Portage & Surrounding Counties

2017 Performance Against the Standard Program Shows in the Western Reserve Extension Education & Research Area

o All 4-H youth wishing to participate in Horse Shows at the Ohio State Fair must qualify at the county level.
o Each youth is limited to four classes. The four classes may be any of the classes offered at State Fair.
o A youth may only use one horse to try out in PAS shows and cannot replace a horse for any reason after they show in their first PAS class.
o A youth must qualify in any two classes in order to compete in the State Fair Junior Horse Show.
o Youth do NOT need to qualify in their home county. HOWEVER, it is the youth’s responsibility to pre-register and complete the Out of County Verification Form prior to the event.
For a complete list of PAS Requirements, Patterns, Show Dates and to view the Scoresheets and Out of County Forms visit

  • Ashtabula/Geauga County June 17 9:00 a.m. @ Geauga County Fairgrounds
  • Lake County May 21 & June 10 9:00 a.m. @ Lake County Fairgrounds
  • Lorain County July 1 9:00 a.m. @ Lorain County Fairgrounds
  • Medina County June 10 9:00 a.m. @ Medina County Fairgrounds
  • Portage County July 8 8:00 a.m. @ Portage County Fairgrounds
  • Summit County June 17 & June 24 9:00 a.m. @ Summit County Fairgrounds
  • Trumbull County June 10 & July 1 9:00 a.m. @ Trumbull County Fairgrounds

Please contact the county OSU Extension Offices for details. PRINTABLE FLYER:  2017 WREERA PAS Dates-1wvasr7

Self Determined Project Guide

From OSU for youth taking…

Self-Determined Projects

If you’re a 4-H member with a great project idea of your own or someone who’s ready to go beyond a current project book, consider doing a self-determined project. Use the Self-Determined Project Guide to describe your project, set goals, and record your activities.

Prefer to type? Download and save this Self-Determined Project Guide fillable form.

Self-Determined projects may be repeated if new areas of interest, learning experiences, and leadership/citizenship activities are selected. Don’t forget, a completed Self-Determined Project Guide is required for each self-determined project.

Self Determined Project Guide

Idea Starters

4-H Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale


WHEN: Saturday, MAY 6, 2017


TIME: 7:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON



Portage County Saddle & Tack Swap Meet will occur at the same time!

Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar Series

Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar Series

Consumers today are very different than they used to be, yet have a strong interest in where their food comes from, including how food animals are raised and handled. To help build consumer trust in dairy products, the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council (DCWC) is pleased to announce the webinar series for 2017. These educational sessions will be available to attendees from across the United States as well as around the world.
The webinars feature top-rated topics from previous DCWC Annual Meetings. These dairy welfare webinars will offer an opportunity to learn about food integrity and communicating with the consumer as well as animal-human interaction at farm level. The educational series for 2017 begins with its first webinar on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Please mark your calendar for the following dates:  Register Here
1. “Monitoring Personnel Performance with Emphasis on Animal Welfare”
By: Gustavo M. Schuenemann, The Ohio State University
March 15, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dr. Schuenemann will discuss how to monitor personnel and build effective teams with SOPs that have a positive impact on animal welfare.
2. “The Modern Dairy Maternity Ward”
By: Donald Niles
April 4, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (4:00 p.m. EDT)D r. Niles will cover important, practical considerations involved with creating maternity protocols and how animal welfare is integrated into the entire process. The focus will include maternity philosophy, maternity jobs, maternity performance, and pre-fresh care.
Who Should Attend?
These webinars are geared toward dairy farmers, consultants, industry, academia, and government representatives interested in many aspects of dairy cattle welfare. Professional, undergraduate, and graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend. You can find more information at
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
1800 S Oak St Ste 100
Champaign, IL 61820-6974
Phone: 217/356-5146; FAX: 217/398-4119

4-H Night at the Q with the Cleveland Monsters

Science and Hockey in one place!

Flyer below from from Cuyahoga 4-H for their open invite for area 4-Hers!

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It is also Kids Day !

KIDS GIVEAWAY – First 3,500 kids 14 & under receive a mini Fathead decal

Kids Day presented by Castaway Bay

  • First 1,000 kids 14 & under receive a free day pass to Castaway Bay
  • $6 Monsters Kids Meals (hot dog, chips, and a soda)
  • Postgame Skate presented by Hudec Dental

4-H Awareness Poster Contest

4-H Awareness Poster Contest

The Portage County Dog Committee will be hosting a county wide poster contest for any 4-H
member that would like to participate. The posters are to help raise awareness to Portage County 4-H
and how to join.
Rules & Regulations: All posters are due to Fran Mansfield in the Small Animal Barn. Participants
may drop their posters off either Sunday August 20th from 7am-9pm or Monday August 21st from 8am-
1pm . The posters must be done on a 22″ x 28″ regular poster board. The poster should be about how to
join 4-H, why it is so fun, etc. Included on the back of each poster should be the members name, age,
and club. Somewhere on the front they should have the Extension Office phone number 330 296-6432
for any questions on how to join.
* * *Please use the official 4-H logo – it has the “18 USC 707” that makes it an official National 4-H
There will be three age categories – ages 8-11, ages 12-14 and ages 15-18. There will also be a group
category – all members that helped make the poster should include their names, ages and club name on
the back of the poster.
All posters will be displayed in the booth barn during the week of Fair and will be judged on Tuesday
August 22nd. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. After the Fair the posters will be displayed at local
businesses throughout the county to help spread the word on how to join 4-H!
If you need the official 4-H logo emailed to you contact for assistance. Or right-click and copy and paste to your poster!