Ohio 4-H will Honor Two Washington County Award Winners March 9

Washington County 4-H is excited to announce that Charlotte Wagner, 4-H Volunteer with the Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads 4-H Club will be inducted into the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame at the Ohio 4-H Conference on March 9 in Columbus. Also, Jeremiah’s Coffee House will be honored with the Ohio Friend of 4-H Award. Interested in joining the celebration to honor these winners and attend the conference? Here is the registration form: Reg Form-17a54py and here is the registration booklet: 2019 O4HC Reg Book-1vpcxrr

Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Applications Due Jan 31

Thinking about applying for National 4-H Congress/State Achievement Award? Applications are due January 31 to the OSU Extension Office. The award application can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Here are the award categories:

  • Beef
  • Citizenship & Community Service
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Communications
  • Companion Animals
  • Creative Arts
  • Dairy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Life & Child Development
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Gardening & Horticulture
  • Goats
  • Health & Safety
  • Horse
  • Llama
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical & Engineering Science
  • Personal Development
  • Photography
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Swine
  • Veterinary Science
  • Woodworking

March 30th Spring Poultry Show at Marietta

Stop down and discover the world of fancy poultry! We will be holding our annual poultry show March 30th at the Washington County fairgrounds. In addition to our APA show, there will be a Serama tabletop competition, a game bird show, and youth showmanship. **If you would like to exhibit, entries are due by March 20th . Please see our Facebook page or for a catalog contact Amber Peck  740-434-805

More Information: Spring Show Flyer-1uhh6z3

Farmers with Animals to Sell

Looking for animals to purchase for your 2019 market or breeding projects? The OSU Extension Office has a list of local producers that have requested to be on our list. Do you have animals to sell and would like to be added? Either way, call our office to request a copy of the list or ask to be added to the list if you raise animal to be sold.

Ohio 4-H Conference Registration now Open -due Feb 8

A conference for teens and volunteers is being planned for Saturday, March 9.  The Conference and Luncheon will be held at the Columbus Convention Center.  This conference offers a wide variety of sessions to attend.  The luncheon is attended by all participants and will recognize volunteers for years of volunteer service.  Registrations are due as soon as possible.  The actual deadline is February 8th, however if you want to get your first choice of sessions it is important to register early.  The registration form and conference booklet are attached.  The 4-H Advisory Committee provides funds to cover the registration fee, however a $10 commitment fee is required.

Registration form: Reg Form-17a54py

Registration booklet to choose classes: 2019 O4HC Reg Book-1vpcxrr

2019 State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications are now available!!

2019 State 4-H Leadership Camp Staff Applications are now available!! Interested individuals can view a letter with more information at: http://www.ohio4h.org/camp/leadership-camp titled “2019 Potential Leadership Camp Counselor/Staff Information and Application”.

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2019.

Here are some highlights about the opportunity:

  • Individuals 18+ prior to June 1, 2019 who are good leaders, past counselors, or interested in helping may apply
  • Must complete application, undergo selection, and attain background check
  • Applications due: April 1 (due to earlier camp dates)
  • Interviews: Week of April 8th
  • Staff Training Weekend (Camp Ohio): May 10-12, 2019.  Yes this is Mother’s Day weekend, but camp is so early this year, we needed to move training earlier so we could try to have everything ordered before camp!


WANTED!!! – Camp Counselors!!

Are you looking for something new and fun to do over the summer?

How about meeting new people and learning new things?

Do you want to volunteer with a great program and work with kids?

Then this is the opportunity for you!

The Washington County 4-H program is looking for teen counselors to help with our 4-H camps. You DO NOT have to currently be in 4-H to be a counselor. We offer a special club that only meets during the training sessions for those who are not in another club.

We have three camps during the summer;

  • Cloverbud/Beginner Camp: July 1-2
  • Junior Camp: July 8-12 and
  • Senior Camp: July 22-26

You can help with just one or all three (based on age and experience.)

Here’s what some experienced counselors have to say about their time at camp:

“I never would have imagined myself being a camp counselor. It was an activity far different from everything else I was involved in. But now I can’t imagine my summers without camp. It’s been a fun experience and I’ve met so many great people. Counseling is one of my favorite activities and I’m so glad I decided to try it.” Elizabeth Adams, Graduate Belpre HS

 “Being a camp counselor gave me a big extended family I didn’t know I wanted but love regardless. Camp is like my home away from home every summer. I wouldn’t want to do anything else with my time.” Holly McCoy, Warren HS

 “Helping kids become more socially involved with others and make friendships that last a lifetime.” Austin Yoak, Career Center Graduate

 “Camp counseling is about so much more than simply caring for children. Being a camp counselor allows you to connect with people of all ages and both teach others and learn about yourself.” Tyler Hartline, Marietta HS

If you are interested in learning more or applying please visit –


Or contact: Camp Director, Martha Webster at marthaw09@gmail.com, 740-350-7585 or the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

Applications are due no later than February 1st. Counselor Assessment takes place on February 10th.

State Seeking Members for 4-H Skillathon Team – due Jan 20

Dear Youth Interested in the Ohio 4-H State Skillathon Team,

There will be an information session on January 20th, 2019 (2:00 – 4:00 PM) located at the Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210) for those interested in an opportunity to be chosen to represent Ohio during the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest in Louisville in November.

I encourage everyone who is interested to attend the January session to ask any questions, etc. If you could please respond with your intentions to be at the first session on Sunday, January 20th it would be appreciated.  Please respond by January 16th, 2019.

Starting in January, practice sessions will be conducted to work on individual and team activities on Sunday afternoons (2:00 – 4:00 PM) located at the Animal Sciences Building (2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210).

  • Sunday, January 20th (informational, parents are welcome to attend)
  • Sunday, February 17th
  • Sunday, March 17th
  • Sunday, April 14th
  • Sunday, May 19th
  • July – OSF skillathons
  • Sunday, August 18th
  • Sunday, September 8th
  • Sunday, September 22nd (Mock Contest and selection of team)
  • Additional practices in Oct/Nov for team members

The practices in Sept/Oct/Nov are mandatory and you must be able to attend the mock contest to be eligible for the team.