January – March 4-H Newsletter Posted

The January – March 2018 4-H Family Newsletter has been mailed and is also posted on the OSU Extension website. https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-4-h-newsletters

The newsletter contains:

  • Ohio 4-H Conference Registration
  • Annual Advisor Training Dates
  • Bull’s Eye Winter Session Dates
  • State Opportunities & Dates
  • 2018 Camp Dates
  • New Robotics Club Announcement
  • Ohio 4-H Week Opportunities
  • 4-H Open House Announcement
  • 2018 Fair Changes
  • 2018 4-H Calendar
  • Endowment Dinner Helper Form



Crafting with Joann Fabrics

Join us on Saturday February 3, 2018 at the Marietta JOANN Fabric and Crafts (448 Pike Street) to hand make Valentine’s Day cards to share with local residents in our community.  Joann’s is partnering with local 4-H clubs to bring more hands on programming to local youth across the nation.  During the month of February you can support the 4-H program through the JOANN Paper Clover Campaign.  Visit our local JOANN store between February 1 and February 28 and purchase a $1 or $4 Valentine’s edition of the popular paper clover.  With the $4 Paper Clover, customers will also receive a coupon for $4 off their next purchase.  All funds collected go directly back to the 4-H program.  Help our local county share their hearts and spread more love throughout the community.


Market Steer Weigh-in – Feb 2

Market Steer Tag-in for the Washington County Fair will be Saturday, February 2 from 8 – 9:30 at the NFO Building on SR 339, Waterford

Market Steers Only for 2019

The 4-H Livestock Committee and Washington County Sr Fairboard have approved the following rule change for 2019. Only Market Steers will be shown and sold at the Washington Co Fair. The market heifer project has been discontinued. Exhibitors will now be permitted to tag-in up to three market steers and sell up to two market steers at the 2019 Washington County Fair.

4-H Club Candy Sale Pre-orders Due January 31

Attention 4-H Club Advisors! Have you ordered your club’s candy?

Pickup will be Thursday, February 15 from 6—8 pm at the Advisor Update.

Two Options for 2018

  • Signature Chocolate Bars—20 almond, 16 caramel, 10 crisp, 8 dark chocolate, 6 milk chocolate
  • Funtastic Collection—18 almond, 18 caramel, 12 crisp, 6 regular gummy bears, 6 sour gummy bears

Candy sells for $1 with 60% profit for the club treasury and 40% profit for the 4-H Advisory Committee


Do you sell market project animals to 4-H’ers?

The OSU Extension frequently gets requests from 4-H families looking for breeders/farms that sell 4-H livestock animals. We would like to compile a list of breeders/farms in our area. This list will be used to direct members to local producers. If you or someone you know would like to have their contact information added to the list, please contact the Extension Office at 740-376-7431 with the following: breeder/farm name; contact person; address; phone number; type of livestock & breed available. Email contact: hartline.24@osu.edu

Rabbit & Cavy Fun Show – Urbana, Ohio

Rabbit & Cavy Youth Fun Show
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Champaign County Fairgrounds
384 Park Ave, Urbana, Ohio 43078
Woodruff Show Arena
Sponsored by:
Champaign County Rabbit & Cavy 4-H Advisors
Registration the day of the show only
$1.50 per animal
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Show begins at 9:00 AM
Awards for Rabbits & Cavies
Awards to be given for: Best In Show & Reserve Best In Show
Rosettes for BOB & BOSB
Plaques for Best & Reserve 4 Class & 6 Class Rabbits
Educational Show Raffle Food
All youth welcome. Do not have to be a 4-H member to participate.
Please contact the following regarding questions:
Rabbits: Kandi Collins: (937) 243-4194
Cavies: Lisa Blake (937) 726-2379

Project Learning Tree Workshop Planned for January 27

Glenna Hoff with Campus Martius is partnering with Project Learning Tree to offer a great workshop at Marietta College on Saturday,  January 27.  Contact Glenna by January 22 to register 740-373-3750 or ghoff@campusmartiusmuseum.org

Project Learning Tree Ohio  is providing scholarships which reduces the price of the PLT book from $35 to $15 which is a really good deal.  Plus participants will get lots of take homes.

This open to camp counselors, club leaders, teachers, parents and anyone interested in teaching nature to kids!

The PLT program is characterized by three equally important components:

  • high-quality instructional materials for grades PreK-12,
  • carefully designed professional development, and
  • an extensive distribution and support network.

PLT’s instructional materials for early childhood through grade 12 can be used with students in formal school settings and with youth in nonformal settings. Our hands-on activities make teaching and learning fun. They connect children to nature, engage students in learning, improve student achievement, and grow 21st century skills – including the ability to think critically and solve problems.

From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate Workshop at OSU

Dr. Lyda Garcia is providing a meat science opportunity for older youth and adults on February 17 and 24: From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate.

This is a Mini 509 Workshop sponsored by the Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences and Ohio 4-H Youth Development. The February 17th workshop will include, but not limited to, the following topics: Animal Welfare, Feeding Practices, Live Animal Evaluation, etc. The February 24th workshop will include: Carcass Grading and Fabrication, Retail Identification, Hands-on Grilling, Food Safety.

The location is the OSU Animal Sciences Building, 2029 Fyffe Court, Columbus, Ohio. The targeted audience is youth 14-18 years old, Agricscience Teachers, and 4-H Advisors. The deadline to register for either or both days is February 2.

Note: There are a maximum of 40 seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Links to a flyer and registration information can be found here: www.go.osu.edu/4hmeatsjudging.