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

Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps Seeking Camp Counselors

The Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps are seeking camp counselors! We have two different opportunities for current 4-H’ers and even alumni.

The basics:  

Applications are due through the online system by March 15th:

The position description and another letter with information is provided in the application. You can also find the link to the application on the Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp page:

Dates: Junior Camp – June 27th-30th (campers arrive the 28th; staff arrive late afternoon of the 27th)

Senior camp: — July 13th-19th (campers arrive the 14th, staff arrive the later afternoon of the 13th)

The details:

TEENS: must be at least 14 years old as of January 1st, 2019 to counsel at Junior Shooting Education Camp. This is a great opportunity for youth in your county who are counselors and just want more time at camp. NO shooting sports experience required! This is also a great opportunity for those youth who are involved in shooting sports to give back to younger members. We have had several of our teens serve in this role and it gets kids who may never think about being a county camp counselor an opportunity to take on a leadership role in a project area they are invested in.

ALUMNI: Senior Education Camp needs counselors who are 18+ this is a great opportunity for those last year counselors and a way to draw in young alumni into volunteer roles. Any 4-H alumni will need to go through the process to become an approved screened volunteer in your county, and you will be asked for a reference/recommendation as part of the selection process. In the event that we do not have enough counselors who are 18+ we will evaluate options.

 TRAINING: Those youth who are shooting sports teens but not county counselors will need to work with their respective county 4-H professionals to complete the training in the county. The past three years we have offered training at the spring instructor workshop, but have not had enough interest. I appreciate your help and support in working with these teens to provide them the necessary training.

All applicants will need to fill out the online application and complete a phone or zoom interview with  Christy Clary.

Little “I” at Wilmington College

Wilmington College Collegiate 4-H

21st Annual Little International

Showmanship Contest

Who: Youth Ages 9-21 (as of January 1, 2019)

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Where: Wilmington College Equine Center

Cost: $5 per class OR $20 for all classes (Pre-Registered)

$8 per class OR $35 for all classes (Day of Show)

Pre-Registration Deadline: Postmarked by March 31st, 2019

The Little International is a showmanship contest sponsored by Wilmington College Collegiate 4-H to help participants improve their showmanship skills. There will be four age divisions: Beginner (ages 9-10 years old), Junior (ages 11-12 years old), Intermediate (ages 13-16 years old) and Senior (ages 17-21 years old). Up to four species can be chosen: Beef Cattle, Equine, Goats, and Sheep. Participants can choose to show all four species or pick only a specific species.  However, it is a great learning experience to show all four species. All animals and show equipment will be provided on the day of the show.

Little International Pre Register Form 2019-1r441qn

4-H Shooting Sports Starts March 17

4-H Shooting Sports Program starts its winter session at 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 17 at Hervida 4-H Camp. Youth ages 9-19 are welcome to join in the fun while learning the basic skills of a shooting sports discipline. Choose from archery, pistol, rifle, shotgun, and/or living history. All shooting equipment and supplies are provided. For the rest of the meeting dates, discipline descriptions, discipline times, and enrollment forms go to and take a look at the “When & Where” section.

Need a 4-H Sign?

We still have some 4-H signs you can put in your yard to promote 4-H Enrollment. Stop by the OSU Extension Office and pick one up. Supplies are limited!

43rd Annual Ohio Dorset Sale

Plans for the 43rd annual Ohio Dorset Sale have been set for March 15 and 16 at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio. Billed as “the first, the biggest, the best” Dorset sale, it will feature both Horned and Polled Dorsets. Dorsets from South Dakota to Connecticut have been entered.

Established in 1977, the Ohio Dorset Sale has been a barometer used to gauge how the registered sheep industry is doing in the New Year. Entered in the sale are 100 head of Polled Dorsets and 30 head of Horned Dorsets.

“The nation’s finest Dorset genetics from ten different states have been consigned to this year’s sale,” said sale manager Greg Deakin, Cuba, Ill. “The sale’s history is rich, dating back to 1977. More national breed champion rams and ewes have sold through the Ohio Dorset Sale than any other sale.”

Both Horned and Polled Dorset rams and ewes will be offered consisting of classes for yearlings, fall and winter lambs. Serving as judge is Alex Wolf from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and sale auctioneers are Gary Saylor and Danny Westlake, both from Ohio. The Ohio Dorset Association is sponsoring the sale and consignment viewing may be seen at

Sale questions may be directed to sale manager Greg Deakin, 309-785-5058.

Show Camp – March 23

M&M Feed and Supply in Pleasant City and Old Washington Ohio will be hosting a Show Camp on Saturday, March 23rd from 10am to 2pm at Mid East Career Center Buffalo Campus.

The Show Camp will focus on specific species including cattle, pigs, lambs, goats, poultry, and rabbits. This event is completely FREE, and is designed to be a learning opportunity-not a feed sales pitch. They will have national industry specialists come and host breakout sessions for each species, free lunch, and some awesome door prizes including a show box and rabbit hutch for the kids to win. This is open to all ages and experience levels!

Flier: Show Camp Print-11z9mtp

Volunteers Needed for 4-H Open House

Older youth and adults are needed to help with the Washington County 4-H Open House on Thursday, March 7

The event will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 at the Jr Fair Building on the Washington County Fairgrounds. All volunteers are asked to arrive by 5:30. Everyone will be notified where your help is needed.

The 4-H Open House is a fun-filled evening of games, prizes, and learning about 4-H membership and opportunities. Each of the stations will provide interactive and hands-on activities to engage the children and adults as they visit the open house.

Helper Form: 2019 Helper Request Form-1l75mzp