A multi-species animal clinic we held in Monroe County on June 26th. This is a nice event that offers hands-on practice and grooming demonstrations as well as many great door prize giveaways. They welcome participation from other counties, so please share the flier with your members or on your social media accounts.
2021 Clinic Flier
The Ohio State Fair has extended the virtual skillathon registration deadline until June 18.
It is important that OSF exhibitors know that the virtual skillathon is required to compete for Overall Breeding Exhibitor at the state fair. It’s also great practice and shows a lot of what to expect for the in-person skillathon. 4-H/FFA youth do not have to be exhibiting or taking animal projects to participate.
OSF Skillathon Rules and Dates
How to Register
• Please register by visiting:
• Please answer allofthe survey prompts.
• Each youth will need a unique email addressto be used as your log-in credential.
• For example, a family with 3 children participating must have a unique email address for eachchild.
• If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
• Session 1 (June 28, 9a –4p): Dog, Horses
• Session 2 (June 29, 9a –4p): Goats, Sheep, Alpacas/Llamas
• Session 3 (June 30, 9a –4p): Dairy, Beef, Swine
• Session 4 (July 1, 9a –4p): Poultry, Rabbit, Cavy
The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered. The birds will be shipping out in July. Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 7 and the market ducks on July 21. Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta. Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same. We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time. More information to come. For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.
Attention Cloverbud Advisors!!
Please snap a few pictures during your 4-H Cloverbud meetings and activities this summer. We would like to feature each club in the Cloverbud Booth that is displayed at our local fairs. Think about a group picture, fun activities, community service project – whatever you are doing! Just snap some pictures and email them to Bruce Zimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is excited to announce their partnership with Applebees to host a fundraising event. Mark your calendars for June 29, 2021 and stop in and order off the “Together We Care Menu”. If you prefer not to dine in then call for your curbside to go order and help raise funds to support the 4-H horse program in Washington County. The 4-H horse program will receive 50% of the menu item profit for all items purchased off the “Together We Care” menu on Tuesday June 29th. We are encouraging all of our 4-H members, volunteers, business supporters and others to order lunch or dinner to help us with needed supplies and awards for the horse program. This event will run all day and the Washington County Saddle Horse Committee Members and 4-H members will be present to greet guests from 4-8pm. Please review the attached menu to see qualifying items.
The July 4-H Newsletter is now posted and ready for viewing. https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-4-h-newsletters.
It has also been sent out for mailing to all 4-H families and volunteers. Newsletter inserts include:
- 4-H Project Judging Schedule for July 15
- A Night to Shine Application for Mentors (4-H & FFA members wanting to share their animal projects)
- A Night to Shine Application for Special Needs Youth
- Livestock Skillathon Study Guide for July 31
- County 4-H Speaking Contest Registration Form
July 2021 – with inserts
This year, the Washington County Junior Fair has added a special event, “A Night to Shine in the Show Ring.” This show will showcase the talents of special needs youth from across the county, as they pair up with a 4-H show mentor and show their animal. We are extremely excited to offer this show, and can’t wait to see all of the youth!
Washington County 4-H members will utilize animal projects to mentor youth. By providing ALL participants the opportunity to experience a 4-H animal project this will allow special needs youth to achieve success in the show ring.
A night to shine in the show ring is to give our special needs youth in the county the experience of showing a livestock animal in the ring at the fair. Mentors will meet with their special needs partner on August 13 from 6 – 7:30 at the OSU Extension Office for ice breaker games, meet your partner, what to wear and to schedule a farm visit.
Farm visits are to be scheduled between August 8-August 29th for your special needs partner to meet your animal and learn how to show. Mentors and their partners will show the animal during our Night to Shine in the Show Ring on Monday, September 6th at 5pm in the Multi-Purpose Barn.
Participant Application (Special Needs Youth) – A night to shine Participant Application
Mentor Application (4-H & FFA Members wanting to share their project animals) – A night to Shine Mentor Application
Ohio Youth Skillathon information for VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON sessions is now online at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons
VIRTUAL Skillathon Registration is due by JUNE 14th, 2021!
A few important notes:
- Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) awards MUST participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair
- Those exhibiting at OSF and want to be eligible for Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor (OBE) awards MUST participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online