Hervida 4-H Camp Clean up

Members looking for a community service project are invited to Hervida Camp for their annual Camp Clean Up Day.  Volunteers needed on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 9am.  Please bring rakes, brooms, tarps, and gloves.  Please contact the office for more information at 740-376-7431

4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is a statewide event designed just for our youngest 4-H’ers. Teams work together to research a topic, build a model out of interlocking bricks and create a poster highlighting their experience. On June 29, the teams will come together at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to share their work, visit with one another, participate in kid-friendly activities, and celebrate their efforts with a closing celebration and award ceremony.

Teams may have a minimum of two members, but no more than eight, and are coached by an adult team leader. Details and registration information can be found at https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

Questions? Contact Beth Boomershine at boomershine.10@osu.edu or Sally McClaskey at mcclaskey.12@osu.edu

If your club would like to borrow a lego kit from the Extension Office to participate in the state event, please call and check on availability.

Piedmont 4-H Shooting Sports Camp

Piedmont 4-H Shooting Sports Camp

  • Basic Archery
  • Advanced Archery
  • Basic Rifle .22 Rimfire
  • Basic Shotgun
  • Basic Pistol

June 7-9, 2019 For Ages 9 – 13 only
This camp will be held at 4-H Camp Piedmont, Piedmont, OH and all shooting classes are taught by certified 4-H Shooting Sports Instructors
Registration and Camp Fee are Due by: May 10, 2019 Camp fee: $150.00
Camp fee after May 10th is $160.00 (may not receive t-shirt)
No registration accepted after May 17

Camp Registration Form: 2018 SS Camp Registration Form-22kysob

4-H Club Officer Training – March 26

Mark your calendar to attend the 4-H Club Officer Training on Tuesday, March 26 at the Washington County Career Center at 7:00 pm.  We will have sessions for:

  • President/Vice President
  • Secretary/News Reporter/Scrapbook/Historian
  • Treasurer
  • Health & Safety/Community Service
  • Recreation

The sessions will be taught by members of the Collegiate 4-H Club from OSU.

Ohio 4-H Conference Report

Congratulations to Charlotte Wagner, advisor with the Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads as she was inducted into the Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame and Jeremiah’s Coffee House honored as an Ohio Friend of 4-H. What a wonderful opportunity to recognize the work of our local folks on the state level.

Also, thanks to all that attended the event and represented Washington County!

Quality Assurance Session #1 – March 19 at Waterford High School

March 19 from 7-9 pm at Waterford High School is the first QA session. Members planning to take market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goats projects and a parent/guardian must attend a Livestock Quality Assurance training in order to participate in Jr Fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Members may attend a QA session in any Ohio county, the member must still be accompanied by an adult.

Test-out Option – Youth ages 12-14 and 15-18 may participate.  The test will be offered after each QA session. Pre-registration is required by calling the Extension Office at 740-376-7431

Other QA Dates: April 22 & May 16

OHIO CHEVIOT BREEDERS STARTER FLOCK AWARD

The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.

The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.

The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.

The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or tabithasregcheviots@yahoo.com.

Spring TSC Paper Clover Campaign – Clubs Needed

March 27-April 7.  Donate $1 to Ohio 4-H! It’s time once again for the TSC Paper Clover Campaign at our local Marietta TSC. Clubs are encouraged to contact the store and have a bake sale or work the 4-H information table!! Please Call Maddie at Tractor Supply (740-373-1289) to schedule your time. See the following flyer for additional information.

Spring Campaign flier-pwcc8b

FREE – ExploreAg Camps Being Offered at OSU

Attention high school students! Teens interested in agricultural careers don’t want to miss this amazing and FREE opportunity to spend a week on a college campus exploring the world of agricultural careers. The application to apply is March 30. Check out the four opportunities this summer at ExploreAg.org.

DEADLINE  FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 30, 2019
ExploreAg will offer four camp sessions in 2019!
Session 1- June 9-14 at OSU Main Campus 
Session 2-June 16-21 at OSU Main Campus 
Session 3-June 23-28 at the OSU ATI Campus 

Session 4- July 7-12 at Central State University