Little Farmers at the 2022 Ohio State Fair

NEW, exciting exhibit that will be at the 2022 Ohio State Fair. Little Farmers will be an educational, hands-on experience geared towards 3 – 10 year olds to teach them about agriculture.  


In order to make this exhibit successful, they need to recruit a large number of volunteers to participate. Individuals or groups may volunteer for an entire day or just one shift. While they are targeting FFA chapters, 4-H clubs, and sponsor organizations, this can also be an opportunity for everyone! 


Below is the volunteer toolkit, as well as a one-page flier.  Feel free to post any of these graphics to your social media accounts or share with anyone that you think might be interested in this opportunity.


Anyone that is interested in volunteering can submit the online form and will be contacted early June to start scheduling.  


All volunteers get FREE Ohio State Fair admission for themselves and one guest if working at least one four-hour shift. This may be a great opportunity for families/4-H clubs that are going to be there already or 4-H clubs/groups that want to spend a day helping! The shifts are 4 hours so plenty of time to explore the fair afterwards/before shifts.


Please feel free to reach out with any questions. We appreciate you helping to spread the word about Little Farmers at the 2022 Ohio State Fair! 


Check out these forms:

Little Farmers Flier



Camperships for 4-H Camp Whitewood AVAILABLE

Campership Application due to the Portage County Extension Office by June 6th, 2022.

Campership Application 2022


Portage, Mahoning, Columbiana, and Stark County 4-H Camp Week: June 26th – July 1st   At 4-H Camp Whitewood in Windsor, Ohio. Ages 8-14

New Camper Registration:

Returning Camper Registration:

New Online Quality Assurance Website!

Quality Assurance requirements can be completed using the YQCA Website:

Information on how to register with the new website: 2022 YQCA Website Instructions

Please print off or download your certificate of completion and send them to or bring/mail them into the Extension Office!

***Certificate of completion must be sent to the Extension Office by June 1st or you will not be able to take your animals to fair!

Portage County OSU Extension Office: 705 Oakwood St. – Suite 103, Ravenna, OH 44266


Congratulations Blue and Red Award Winners! 2021 Club Books Graded and Ready for Pick-Up.

Congratulations Blue and Red Award Winners for Outstanding 2021 Club Books!

Blue Scrapbook Award Winners:

  • Kitchen Crew, Foxy Trotters, Barnyard Buddies, Critter Getters, Portage County Unleashed.

Blue Secretary’s Book Award Winners:

  • Nosey Nibblers, Crazy Critters, Stablemates, Portage County Dairy Club, Portage County Unleashed, Everything Under the Sun, Kitchen Crew.

Red Secretary’s Book Award Winners:

  • Creatures-N-Features, Barnyard Buddies, Market Masters.

Blue Treasurer’s Book Award Winners:

  • Midnight Riders, Stablemates, Kitchen Crew, Market Masters, Everything Under the Sun, Barnyard Buddies, Portage County Dairy Club, Portage Prime Producers, Nosey Nibblers.

Red Treasurer’s Book Award Winners:

  • Portage County Shepherds, Portage County Unleased, Creatures-N-Features, Foxy Trotters, Critter Getters.


Thank you to all of the clubs who turned in your Club Books for grading! We encourage all clubs to participate in creating and keeping Club Books for your records. Attached below are the Evaluation Forms for last year, listing requirements for you to use this year!

Secretary Book Evaluation – FillableTreasurer Book Evaluation – Fillable  / Secretary Book Evaluation form