Last Educational Equine Session

The Washington County Saddle Horse committee will host their last Educational Equine Session on Thursday July 18, 2019 from 630pm to 830pm.  The session will be held at the Washington County Fair Horse Arena.  Members who are exhibiting at the Washington County Fair are required to attend one session.  This session is an open workout session for members to practice different classes that they may participate in at the fair.  Members are encouraged to bring horses.  This will also be the last session where we will show the Horse Safety and Ethics Videos which are also required to show.  For more information contact the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

Market Dairy Goat & Feeder Calf Tag In

The tag in for Market Dairy Goats and Feeder Calf for Barlow Fair is scheduled for July 20, 2019.  The tag in event begins at 8am and will end at 10am.  Exhibitor does not need to be present, only livestock animal.  Please bring the yellow breed verification card to tag in for the Market Dairy Goats.  These cards are due by tag in. If you need a yellow verification card please stop by the extension office and pick one up.  These cards require the breeder name and signature, as well as the exhibitor name and signature.  Leave the tag # area blank as that will be assigned at tag in.  Tag in is held at the Barlow Fair grounds. For more information contact the Extension Office at 740-376-7431.

4-H Public Speaking Contest – July 16

No pre-registration required. Sign-up the day of the event at the Washington County Career Center.

Complete details: County 4-H Speaking Contest flier -full details

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.  The following events are offered to 4-H members (not Cloverbuds):

 4-H Demonstration & Illustrated Talk without Technology Contest (Junior Division – Ages 8-10)

  • Presentations, whether given by an individual or a team, should last between 5 and 7 minutes

 4-H Demonstration & Illustrated Talk with or without Technology Contest (Intermediate -11-15 and Senior -14 & up Divisions)

  • Presentations should last between 8 and 10 minutes
  • Individual or Team

4-H Shooting Sports or Living History Topic (Must be enrolled in 700 series projects)

  • Shooting Sports or Living History Topics Presentations – Juniors (8-13) without technology & or props 3-5 min.
  • Shooting Sports or Living History Topics Presentations – Seniors (14-18) without technology & or props 5-8 min.

4-H Pledge Contest

  • Participants must be ages 8-11 as of January 1st of this year

 4-H Creed Contest

  • Participants must be ages 12-18 as of January 1st of this year.

 4-H Marketing Contest – thank you card, holiday card, 4-H Infomercial Promoting 4-H (items due to Extension Office July 8)

  • Thank you Card with / without the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking– Junior (8-10) – due to Extension Office by July 8
  • Holiday Card with / without the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking – Intermediate (11-13) – due to Extension Office by July 8
  • 4-H Infomercial Promoting 4-H – Senior (14 and up) – due to Extension Office by July 8

The 4-H Advisory Committee will award a $6 voucher to each member participating. One award per member. Each participant will be entered in a drawing for a cash award sponsored by Bob and Peg Byers.  Public Speaking Incentives for 4-H Members!

County winners will advance on to the Ohio State Fair Competition!

4-H Project Judging Resources – Are you ready for July 16?

4-H members and parents will want to visit the 4-H Project Judging & Skillathon webpage at to find:

  • Judging Schedule for July 16 (each project has an assigned time)
  • Project Judging Guidelines (what to bring to judging)
  • General 4-H Project Judging Information (overview of judging)
  • Clothing and Food/Nutrition Skillathon Study Sheets (also being mailed to these members)

Trash Can Painting Contest

Trash cans should include your group’s name and the year 2019. Trash cans will be judged on creativity, neatness, and overall appearance. This contest is open to all 4-H Clubs, FFA and FCCLA Chapters, and Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops.

Washington County Fair:  Go to Washington County Fair Grounds and pick up a trash can to paint. When the can is completed, please make sure you bring it, along with a completed entry form, to the Junior Fair Office by 9:00pm, Thursday, August 29.

Barlow Independent Fair:  Go to the Barlow Fairgrounds and pick up a trash can.  Painted cans should be dropped off at the Jr. Fair Building on September 25 by 8:00 pm with the completed entry form.

4-H Camp Drop-off and Pick-up Times

Just a reminder that 4-H Camp will be in full swing during July and here are the drop-off and pick-up times. Please do not arrive early for these sessions:

  • Junior Camp Drop-off – Monday, July 8 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM
  • Junior Camp Closing Program and Pick-up – Friday, July 12 at 1:30 PM
  • Senior Camp Drop-off – Monday, July 22 from 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Senior Camp Closing Program and Pick-up – Friday, July 26 at 1:30 PM

New Livestock Sale Buyer Names & Addresses Needed by July 12

Remember that crazy skit the 4-H Staff did at Livestock Quality Assurance this spring? Well, it is time to turn in new livestock sale buyer names for the Waterford, County Fair and Barlow Sales! Please bring the name, mailing address and email of NEW BUYERS to the Extension Office by July 12 to have a new buyer’s packet mailed directly to them.

Previous Year Buyers and those registered at a sale will automatically receive a Buyer’s Packet in the mail.

Just a recap on contacting buyers:

  • Personal invitations with buyers are best
    • Face to Face Visits
    • Letters
    • Cards
    • Follow-up Phone Call
  • Make a list of potential buyers your family has contact with or does business with
    • Stores & businesses your family patronizes
    • Family members/friends of the family
    • Find out who has bought in the past
    • Invite at least TWO new buyers
  • Put together an invitation to the sale
    • Provide information about you, your parents and your project
    • Ask them to “support the sale” not to “purchase your animal”
    • Include pictures if possible

Pen Reservations For Fairs Due Soon

  • Waterford Fair – Your 4-H Enrollment form serves as pen reservation BUT all pen requests MUST in by July 1st to Chris Campbell – 984-4646.
  • Washington County Fair – All forms (fancy poultry, market poultry, rabbits, sheep, goats, beef, dairy) are due August 3 for Jr Fair exhibitors. Open class exhibitors due August 1)
  • Barlow Fair – All forms (poultry, waterfowl, feeder calf, rabbit, sheep, goat, cattle, horse) are due August 30.

Pen reservations are mailed directly to Senior Fairboard Offices (address is on forms). Pen reservation forms available in the Jr Fair Guide, on the web at and the OSU Extension office.


4-H’s Got Talent Show – July 27 at State Fair

Location: Main Stage of the Lausche Youth Center at the Ohio State Fair

Date/Time: Saturday, July 27th at 6:00pm

Eligibility: Any Ohio 4-H’ers

Categories: Vocal, Instrumental, Dance, & Miscellaneous (Individual or Group)

Application Deadline: July 15th

For More Info and Application:

Flier: 2019 4-H’s Got Talent flyer