EXTENDED! Gold Medal Nomination Forms now due September 27th!

Gold Medal Awards are used to recognize members who have shown outstanding effort, personal growth, an increase of knowledge and skill and outstanding achievement in their category!
Any 4-H Advisor or Jr. Fair Committee Member may initiate the nomination for a Gold Medal Award. It is preferred that the candidate is not related to the nominator.
All nominated projects must have been completed based on specific project requirements, example: Grade Day, Skill-a-thon and Judging. All Life Skills Project Nominations MUST have been evaluated at the County Grade Day in order to be eligible for the Gold Medal Award.

Word: https://u.osu.edu/portage4h/files/2021/09/Portage-County-Gold-Medal-2021.docx

PDF: https://u.osu.edu/portage4h/files/2021/09/Portage-County-Gold-Medal-2021.pdf

Please mail, email, or drop off gold medal nominations to our office by September 27th!

You can email to hughey.28@osu.edu.

If dropping off, you can use our drop box to the right of our main door or come during office hours to hand in (Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9am-12, and 1pm-4pm).

If mailing, our address is: OSU Extension, Portage County, 705 Oakwood St #103, Ravenna, OH 44266.


Advisors and volunteers: please help us recognize our amazing Portage County 4-H youth!


Portage County Randolph Fair 2017

  • Hubbard Building Booth Reservation Form – Due to the Extension Office by August 14th. Spaces are available to all clubs/committees. (Rules and the score sheet for your review – we will have copies for the judges)
  • Bake Sale rules – open to all 4-Hers (including Cloverbuds)!
  • Jr. Fair Buddies are back! Open to all Cloverbud-age kids!  Here is the registration form. Please note that this form goes to the Fair office.
  • Small Animal Check-in: Sunday, August 20th 11 am – 7 pm is Small Animal check-in. All poultry will be accepted during  that time! (there was an error in the Fair book)
  • Gold Medal forms are due to the Extension Office by September 8th at noon. (they can be turned in at Fair, emailed or dropped off at the office) *Additional copies will be in fair packets.
  • Packet Pick Up: Wednesday, August 16th 5-7 pm and Sunday, August 20 2-4pm ADVISORS:  you will be required to bring a list of youth in you club that will be camping. It can be a list from 4-H Online with campers names highlighted or a handwritten list. You will NOT get camping passes for your youth without it.
  • Attention all COMMITTEES:  You must email us an updated list of members in order to get your name badges for the Fair!
  • This year there will be no bulk/group pick up of committee name badges. Each committee member will have to pick up their own badge.
  • Committees still in need of shavings for Fair? Centerra in Ravenna has a special deal available:  Buy 30 bags and get 20 bags free! Delivery is available for $0.50/bag. Contact Brittany 330 269-3424

Horse Gold Medal Winners

Congratulations to the Horse Committee’s Gold Medal Winners!

Achievement:  Austin Schreckengost – Young Riders

Leadership:  Makayla  Gough – Town Trotters

Sportsmanship:  Ashley Kaiser – Town Trotters

Academics Junior Division:  Meghan Knarr – Midnight Riders

Academics Senior Division:  Morgan Bellar – Foxy Trotters

Horsemanship Junior Division:  Lauren Kriger – Foxy Trotters

Horsemanship Senior Division:  Alaina Rolenz – Foxy Trotters