Ohio 4-H Project Showcase

This summer we invite 4-H members in good standing to submit a photo of themselves with their 4-H project for display in an online project showcase. You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate.

Here’s more:

  • Select your favorite project – one per person
  • Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
  • Photos will be display after September 8 at ohio4h.org

Submit your photos by August 15 at go.osu.edu/4H2020Showcase. Questions? Contact Sarah Longo at longo.79@osu.edu.


Fair Board’s decision to pursue the planning of a Jr. Fair – What does this mean?

What is Jr. Fair as it relates to 4-H?

With the announcement that our Fair Board plans to pursue the planning of a Jr. Fair, we wanted to make sure you all understood what that meant.

Jr. Fair consists of all the different 4-H projects that are either judged, displayed, shown, marketed etc. at the County Fair. This means every youth enrolled in Portage County 4-H could have the opportunity to showcase what they learned this year with their 4-H projects. We know things continue to evolve and change daily, so this could change. But what we do know, is we are very appreciative and supportive of our Fair Board for wanting to move forward with the possibility that we can help showcase all of your hard work this year!

Many, many more things will now have to be decided like, how are life skills (non-livestock/non-animal projects) going to be displayed? How will shows look? Will it be show and go, or will animals be there over a few days? Who will be allowed to go the fair to watch? How many days and what are the fair dates?

We understand that sometimes making a decision like this brings up a hundred other questions, but just know that we will work very closely with the Fair Board and 4-H committees and appreciate their support of 4-H and the Jr. Fair!

Please continue to be patient and show grace during this time. We will let you know more information as soon as we can.

No 4-H State Fair Project Judging – There will be a Showcase!

Due to COVID-19 and in alignment with the cancellation of the Ohio State Fair, there will be no 4-H state fair project judging this year.

However, we know how important it is to recognize 4-H members for the time and effort in completing their projects. While we are still working on the details, we are excited to announce there will be an Ohio 4-H Project Showcase. All members will be invited to submit a photo of themselves with their 4-H project. These photos will be added to a gallery page on the state 4-H website and we’re working on plans to highlight members in additional ways.

We’ll share the information about posting photos by June 15.