Life Skills Grade Days

Foods and Nutrition Grade Day will be Saturday, July 7, at the Fairgrounds in the Dining Hall. Time is 9 a.m. to Noon.

Life Skills Projects Grade Day will be Saturday, July 7, at the Fairgrounds in the Merchants Building. Time is Noon to 4 p.m.

Clothing Projects Grade Day will be Thursday July 19, at the Fairgrounds in the H Building. Judging starts at Noon; Style show begins at 7 p.m.

Cloverbud Links and Tips

If you have Cloverbud (K-2) members in your club, be sure to check out OSU Extension’s online resources:

Looking for activity ideas to click, print and do this year?

When conducting Cloverbud activities, keep the following suggestions in mind (excerpted from

Because children have short attention spans, the time spent in each activity should range from a few minutes to ten minutes. There are strategies to help children stay on task and involved in selected activities.

  • Conduct the activity in a room or outside where other groups are not present that may be distracting (i.e., the older 4-H Club).
  • Have only materials needed for the activity out and available for the children to help them keep focus.
  • Kindly remind them to pay attention if they begin to wonder mentally and physically away from the activity.
  • If the children are engaged and interested in the current activity, let them continue in an unhurried manner.

You Want to be a Veterinarian!

Portage County 4-H and Dr. Jennifer Kartley (Aurora Veterinary Clinics) will be offering a program for youth, “You Want to be a Veterinarian!” This program will be held on Saturday, April 14th at  American Legion Hall, 10001 Aurora Hudson Rd., Hudson, OH 44236.

Programs will be divided by age/grade to allow for age appropriate instruction/activities.  Youth will be
divided as such:  Age 5-3rd grade  (9:30-10am), 4th-8th grade (10:15-11:00), and 9th-12th grade (11:15-12:00). Space is limited and youth will be registered on a first come, first served basis. 4-H advisors will be here also sharing their knowledge about dogs, horses, chickens, goats, and other species.

Reservations REQUIRED:

Flyer (please share!) Vet Flyer

5th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension will host the 5th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference.  The conference is planned for Friday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the RG Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE in Massillon.  All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.

The conference program features a networking fair, sixteen breakout sessions, and two extended breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers and partner agencies.  Sessions are focused around five themes: Business & Finance, Plants & Animals, Communication, Home & Family and Special Interest (branding and online marketing).  The keynote speaker will be Rose Hartschuh – farm wife, mother, Agvocate, and recent winner of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Registered participants, community organizations or businesses interested in sponsorship information, and/or securing an information/vendor table, should contact the OSU Extension Coshocton County office at 740-622-2265.

Interested individuals can register for the conference on-line at .Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students.  Conference fee includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch and conference handouts.   A special discount is available for those women and students who also plant to attend the Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference on Saturday, April 7. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 23. For more information contact the OSU Extension Holmes County Office at 330-674-3015.

Bi-annual Rummage Sale at the Fair

Linda Rufener will be hosting her bi-annual Rummage Sale at the Fair in honor of her daughter Christie Rufener with donations going to 4-H!

What does this mean? When you are doing your spring cleaning, make sure to save all your donations for the Rummage sale! When: donations will start the week of April 16th, and the Rummage sale will begin on April 20th – the 22nd. More information will be sent closer to that time. They are always looking for donations and volunteers throughout the week to help, so share with your club as a community service activity! To sign up to volunteer, contact Linda at

4-H Science of Health Day at the Cleveland Monsters Game!

4-H Science of Health Day at the Cleveland Monsters Game!
Join us to support 4-H and help the Cleveland Monsters beat the San Antonio Rampage!
April 8, 2018

4H STEM Event – 12:00pm to 2:00 pm followed by the Cleveland Monsters vs. San Antonio – 3:00 p.m.
All seats are only $13.00!!!! And are in the same section.
Tickets can be purchased at the following link: 4H Science of Health Day at the Q
4-H is hosting a special event for all 4-H members, families and friends. All tickets purchased through our special event link will allow admission to the arena beginning at 12:00 p.m. This very special event will take place on the Cleveland Cavs Practice Court and will include hands-on activities to appeal to science enthusiasts of all kinds!!

4H Monsters Flyer 2018