4-H Project Judging & Public Speaking Results Announced

4-H Project Judging Results and 4-H Public Speaking Results are now posted to the 4-H webpage. Member score sheets can be picked up by advisors for distribution to members. If a member is a state fair qualifier plans should be made to attend State Fair Orientation & Photos on Sunday, July 22 at 1:30 at the OSU Extension Office. This is a time for members and parents to pickup state fair packets and have photos taken for the media.

Rivers Trails and Ales Festival

The 8th Annual River Trails and Ales Festival will be held the weekend of August 9-12 in Marietta.  The festival is looking for volunteers for the weekend.  Interested clubs and advisors can contact Anne Gray or visit their website for the sign up volunteer link. The website is https://www.rtafest.com  This would be a great opportunity for clubs to get in their community service.  Sign up link https://signup.com/Dashboard

Barlow Tag-in July 21

Reminder of Barlow Tag-in on Saturday, July 21 from 8-10 AM at the Barlow Fairgrounds This is for Feeder Calves & Market Dairy Goats. Market Dairy Goat exhibitors must bring their Breed Verification Card signed by the Breeder and Exhibitor. Cards are still available at the Extension Office if needed.

4-H Project Judging Schedule for July 17

4-H Project Judging will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 8:30-11:30am at the Washington County Career Center.  Don't hesitate to call the Extension Office if you have any questions regarding your project. Below you can find the Project Judging Schedule, Judging Requirements (what to bring) and a quick help sheet. Updated posting Schedule for Project judging - july 6-24mnk9e 2018 WC Project Judging Guidelines-1w3n5uz 2018 Project Judging Info Sheet-2gx66pq

4-H Public Speaking Contest – July 17

County 4-H Public Speaking Contest – July 17 at 1:30 No pre-registration required. Sign-up the day of the event at the Washington County Career Center. 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 and Intermediate Divisions)
  • Presentations, whether given by an individual or a team, should last between 6 and 9 minutes
 4-H Demonstration & Illustrated Talk with Technology Contest (Intermediate and Senior Divisions)
  • Presentations should last between 9 and 12 minutes
 4-H Shooting Sports Topic (Must be enrolled in 700 series projects)
  • Shooting Sports Topics Presentations – Juniors (8-13) without technology & or props 3-5 min.
  • Shooting Sports 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 9)
  • Thank you Card with / without the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking– Junior (8-10) – due to Extension Office by July 9
  • Holiday Card with / without the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking – Intermediate (11-13) – due to Extension Office by July 9
  • 4-H Infomercial Promoting 4-H – Senior (14 and up) – due to Extension Office by July 9
Complete details available here: County 4-H Speaking Contest flier - full details-16tq31a 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 Marketing Contest – items due to OSU Extension Office by July 9

Thank you Card with / without the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking– Junior (8-10)
  • Entries in J-6 and J-7 should be an original ''thank you" card with artwork on the cover. An inside message is not required, but may be included at the discretion of the designer. Inside messages will not be judged. Use of the 4-H emblem is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Card should be on 8 ½ x 11 white cardstock, folded once.
  • Art and message must be the original work of the member.
  • Member may use any medium, including crayon, chalk, pen and ink, pencil, markers, etc. Designs must be hand-lettered and drawn or cut by hand.
  • When using 4-H emblem that is downloaded, it must go into the graphics division.
  • Artwork or lettering created with the aid of scrapbooking tools or computers is permitted provided the design is the original work of the member. No commercially designed clipart may be used.
  • These designs must be able to be duplicated.
  • Member's name, age, and county should be neatly printed in the lower right-hand corner of the back of the card.
  • Evaluation will be based on the quality, creativity, and originality of the design.
Holiday Card with / without the use of computer graphics or scrapbooking – Intermediate (11-13)
  • Entries should be an original "Holiday'' card with artwork on the cover. An inside message is not required but may be included at the discretion of the designer. Inside messages will not be judged. Use of the 4-H emblem is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Card should be on 8 ½ x 11 white cardstock, folded in half. (Only one fold)
  • Art and message· must be the original work of the member.
  • Member may use any medium, including crayon, chalk, pen and ink, pencil, markers, etc. Designs must be hand-lettered and drawn or cut by hand.
  • When using 4-H logo that is downloaded it must go into the graphics division.
  • Artwork or lettering created with the aid of scrapbooking tools or computers is permitted provided the design is the original work of the member. No commercially designed clipart may be used.
  • These designs must be able to be duplicated.
  • Member's name, age, and county should be neatly printed in the lower right-hand corner of the back of the card.
  • Evaluation will be based on the quality, creativity, and originality of the design.
4-H Infomercial Promoting 4-H – Senior (14 and up)
  • This is a video "short" that promotes the 4-H program
  • This must be a fully automated, stand-alone video presentation with sound and narration as appropriate. Think "YouTube." The video should include recorded visual, sound, and narration to convey a message.
  • The video should be the original work of the member making the entry.
  • Images in the video should be appropriate for promoting 4-H. Use pictures of youth who are of 4-H age; when possible, show the diversity of membership, projects, and activities; show youth exercising appropriate safety practices (i.e. wearing helmets on horseback).
  • The video should be 2-4 minutes long. Penalties may be assessed for videos less than 2 minutes or longer than 4 minutes.
  • Videos must be submitted on a DVD and must play using QuickTime Player or Windows Media Player.
  • The member's name, age, and county must be neatly written on the DVD, along with the presentation title.
  • Evaluation will be based on the quality and originality of the message, which should persuade the viewer to action, as well as on the creative and professional use of technology.
  • By submitting an entry, you agree to allow counties and or the State 4-H office to use the promotional video to promote 4-H throughout Ohio.

Help Needed June 30 to Make 4-H Lemon Shakes

Hervida 4-H Camp Board will be running the 4-H Lemon Shake Stand on Saturday, June 30 at the Washington County Independence Day Celebration at the fairgrounds. Help is needed to run the stand. Please contact Jane Lennox at janelennox@yahoo.com if you would like to work! Event Schedule for June 30: 4:00 PM - Mineral Wells ATV Drag Races 7:00 PM - Mineral Wells Truck Drag Races 10:00 PM - FIREWORKS! Admission: $5.00 (2 and under free) Concessions (open at 1:00 PM) Uncle Dan's Old Fashioned Ice cream Johnny Dog Box The Q-Wagon Lemon Shakes -by Hervida 4-H